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Couple things today, 100% Camel Hair Polo Ralph Lauren made in the USA blazer 40R. Can't decide if I'm keeping or not. 

 

Don't know if this was worth picking up, but it looked interesting. Wool LL Bean Blazer with "thinsulate" quilted interior. Really heavy and seems to be well made. 

 

 

 

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So, apparently when someone says "I found a ton of aldens" they get lots of mail. biggrin.gif

 

Its been snowing so I've been washing, polishing and ironing some of the last few hauls.  No pics yet.

 

So, some deets:

 

Model/size (width)/color

663/9 (C/E)/cordovan

770/10.5 D/black (for brooks brothers, worst of them all)

961/9.5 (C/E)/black

660/9 (D/EE)/black

971/9.5 (C/E)/black

 

Also from the same haul:

Near new (worn once condition) florsheim burgundy wingtip brogue, pre 1980 I'm assuming as they are fully linen lined, 9.5EEE

Vtg Footjoy black loafers, 10EEE

Vtg fotjoy brouge spectators which might be lizard skin, 10E

 

What is the deal with FootJoy?  I know they make shoes for Orvis and golf shoes.  That German guy has a couple of exotics on his page, but I don't know if at 12.99 (I splurged) I made a foolish mistake.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Would love some help authenticating from the SW&D-minded homies (Nataku, acosby, et al, I'm looking at you), since I remember someone mentioning that this brand gets faked a lot, though looking through ebay listings it looks like their outerwear stuff doesn't even do that well.

 

 

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Based on the Pakistani provenance, I'm a little suspicious.  BAPE is heavily faked.  I found a pair of BAPE selvage denim for which I couldn't authenticate.  The tags looked legit, they were selvage, and made in Japan. There was a phrase sloppily stitched on the selvage line and on the pocket, so I left them. I think their brand, while once highly coveted, has seen a huge fall in both quality and focus.  Even if it is real, you won't get much for it on ebay.

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Damn!! Nice tie haul. I have a Bulgari 7 fold. Really nice.
I found this today with my little helper. My first Hermes scarf. I hope it's real. Hand rolled and an awesome print.

nice scarf
post #58730 of 124650
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Originally Posted by codeman92190 View Post

Hey guys, I found this blazer recently and it seems pretty well made, but I don't know anything about the maker and I can't seem to find any info online. Does anyone know anything about this?

 

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Also, I already have a navy blazer similar to this, so this one is up for sale if anyone is interested and can give me a price. 

About $79-129 new. Not really sure it has a second hand market or value. Probably made in Mexico or China somewhere, or most likely Singapore. Everything that looks hand done is actually machine done. Fashion forward usually with dual vents high notch lapels, etc. and the appearance of quality due to the Super 140s. Reviews show that the 140s is more rough than soft. Probably good for someone on a budget who does not wear a jacket often, or a high school-er, except Ian.

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To all the thrift noobs: welcome to the thread. Hold back on the "available at the right price" talk until you get a better sense of how things are done round here.
post #58732 of 124650
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

About $79-129 new. Not really sure it has a second hand market or value. Probably made in Mexico or China somewhere, or most likely Singapore. Everything that looks hand done is actually machine done. Fashion forward usually with dual vents high notch lapels, etc. and the appearance of quality due to the Super 140s. Reviews show that the 140s is more rough than soft. Probably good for someone on a budget who does not wear a jacket often, or a high school-er, except Ian.

 

Interesting. Looks like I'll have to trash it then. Obviously I haven't completely grasped the feeling of quality construction yet, outside of brand recognition. As far as I can tell, the jacket seemed to be full or at least half canvassed (I have plenty of my own as reference), and I was convinced that the lapel stitching was done by hand due to the irregularity in length of the individual stitches. But I am certainly no expert.

 

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

To all the thrift noobs: welcome to the thread. Hold back on the "available at the right price" talk until you get a better sense of how things are done round here.

 

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Originally Posted by codeman92190 View Post

 

Interesting. Looks like I'll have to trash it then. Obviously I haven't completely grasped the feeling of quality construction yet, outside of brand recognition. As far as I can tell, the jacket seemed to be full or at least half canvassed (I have plenty of my own as reference), and I was convinced that the lapel stitching was done by hand due to the irregularity in length of the individual stitches. But I am certainly no expert.

 

 

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My bad. I wish the news was better.

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Still working through the photos and measurements from Friday's haul, but wanted to at least shoe something....

 

 

About 3 days too late for the ugly sweater party.

 

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I can proxy for this Large used Rag & Bone overcoat. Pretty cool, but the back is a little different. $72 + tax + shipping for regulars in the thread. Small proxy for others.

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Originally Posted by pfhtrad View Post

Normally, I visit the thrifts on the way to school in the morning.  But, I'm not in school and I'm still dropping by daily.  During the school year, I usually walk out empty handed or with one or two things.  This past week, daily visits, I've been spending on average $120 per day.  It's incredible.  Drowning in gently worn brooks brothers suits, Harris Tweeds and most recently a ton of Aldens (9-10 in E- EE).  I've had to pass on french copper cookware and Denon amps because I can't carry them home (no car) I'm stocking up on inventory for the 'bay.

Thrifting around here is usually pretty dire, but all of my best finds over the last few years have been in late December or early January. Last year it was a solid gold watch in the box and the year before it was a dope flannel glen plaid suit by Polo. Nothing spectacular for you sf, la or dfw guys, but enough motivation to keep me flipping through acres of Van Heusen for another year.
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My bad. I wish the news was better.

 

Not a big deal. I won't miss the $5 I spent on it, haha. 

 

Now for something that I just want to brag about. I have been pining for a pair of shoes exactly like this, and was about to resort to just paying full price, when I stumbled on these: 

 

 

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I have to admit that these are probably my best fitting and most comfortable pair of shoes now. It's like wearing slippers. 

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Hey I'm reposting these before I send them to the bay...pm if interested

 

Canali SC

 

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DSquared 36

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Pal Zileri 40r SC

 

 

 

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Orvis SC NWOT 42 Single Vent

 

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Zegna 15milmil15 Suit...PM for sizes

 

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Oxxford Clothes for Neiman Marcus 40R

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Polo by Ralph Lauren 42R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

Here are the finds from today's quick drop in at my local shop. I guess Nat missed my store lol. Will probably head back and turn the place upside down after these were brought out as I was leaving.
E.G. Cappelli Napoli 7 fold tie.

E. Marinella Napoli tie

Kiton 7 fold

Drakes

Gianni Versace

Wesc selvedge and Trafalgar belt for myself

And these I never seen before so I grabbed and hoped for the best.
Sutor Mantellassi Chocolate loafers. New no box tagged 8.5 not sure if US or EU.

like the marinella - available?
post #58740 of 124650
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

I can proxy for this Large used Rag & Bone overcoat. Pretty cool, but the back is a little different. $72 + tax + shipping for regulars in the thread. Small proxy for others.


That coat is DOPE. Ive got 3 R&B coats and they fit awesome. Pretty tempted on that. Did you try it on? Fits slim or normal for a L?
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