Oops, forgot to mention: they're my size (9.5D). Well, sort of. The cordovans are marked as 9.5B, which I thought was odd, since this shop is so small it's unlikely that they were dropped off by two different 9.5 donors on the same day. I'll see later if they fit. Regardless, the cordovans need to be resoled: big hole in the bottom of one that allowed me to get the price knocked down to $2. Uppers on all of them look fine, though.
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Just got back from the little thrift shop down the street, waiting for my client to ask why I have a large bag of shoes under my desk:
One pair's Florsheim Imperial, the cordovan's Johnston & Murphy, and the other two I have yet to identify. They've been resoled and reheeled but "Made in England" is clearly visible. Tonight's project is to ID them.
Aagh, why do I never find shoes?
Thanks! All of last year while searching for my size I found maybe two pairs of shoes that weren't Bostonians or Kenneth Cole Reactions or have massive cracks in the corrected grain. So a few days ago at this little shop I find a pair of brown Florsheim longwings followed the next day by a pair of black vintage Allen Edmonds longwings, I think to myself "Yay, I've hit my longwing quota this year", and then this. Here's my incentive to clean out the bottom of my closet.
I recognize this thread is a thrifting highlights thread so the hauls posted might not be representative of daily thrifting experiences, but I'm wondering how often do you guys strike gold? I've been to all of my local Goodwills a dozen times and once came away with 4 Brioni shirts. All of the other times, nadda.
this is about what you should expect
I also wanted to give a big thanks to Ocooney. I came home to a package that had a very nice note and a bundle of stuff. He sent me an unsolicited thank you gift for setting up the secret santa gift exchange. It wasn't necessary of him to do, but he's a real class act! I love the stuff and wanted to show it off to everyone:
L to R: Mattabisch (possibly Kiton's maker? I can't remember, but I like it!), Massimo Bizzocchi, Zegna, Sulka
RLPL tie and AWESOME trafalgar braces with a cowboy theme
Thanks again to everyone for all of the trades and gifts! I already wore the Sulka today and I received a compliment.
My secret santa got in touch with me and said mine is on the way, I can't wait!
I hit up about 10 different stores once a week, some of those more. Consistancy is certainly the key.
I wish I had started learning about clothing earlier in my life! I'm sure I walked past some really good stuff over the years!
Alright... I finally had a chance to at least get to 2 stores today... not nearly as much as I would like - but I got some stuff :)
Armani Collezioni (With super long sleeves just for me!!)
Canali (Probably available):
Polo Ralph Lauren Safari Style Shirt... I dont really know anything at all about it... fits me well but not sure if it's my style... if anyone knows the details of a shirt like this let me know, is it simply a safari shirt? Newer? Older? I am so new to all this...
Here it is:
Up next, Sport Coats!
Brooks Bros Country Club Two-Button Blazer (Loro Piana Fabric) At this time not available probably a gift for my dad, but if someone REALLY wants it and has the perfect belt or shoes for me... well I will just have to trade.
BB Blazer Details (Click to show)
Ermenegildo Zegna Blue Houndstooth 3-Button Blazer - AVAILABLE - 58EU 48US - there are 2 TINY stains in the last picture, I can try to treat them, or if someone wants it and would rather try it themselves... but this is available... if only it fit me, I absolutely love it.
EZ 3-Button Details (Click to show)
Alright so this is what I found - if there is anything you want just let me know, hell, even if it is unavailable, if you have the right offer I will trade or sell :)
Hope I did well! I am still so new haha
I did pass on a Blazer that fit my nicely, it was 55% Silk 45% Wool, but the only taggings were made in Canada and "Bruje" so I left it behind :s