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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

...The chick from the show with the two chicks where one was rich now they are waitresses?
Mother of God! You have enough time to watch third tier sitcoms often enough that you can recognize an actress from a one inch square avatar thumbnail?

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That is nasty.  So, so cool.

 

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


But she didn't end there.
Foreshadowing revealed (Click to show)






Seems to be dated 1951. Sick, sick, sick. No modern use, but still freaking cool. A few mending spots on the lining, but externally seems fine. Working button cuffs and handwork everywhere. Estimate it at a 40R with some wider shoulders
post #60048 of 124694
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Quick scan of today's finds (sick as a dog and need to get to bed before midnight tonight) says we found the year end/holiday fantasticness.

Here's my contribution. (Yes, my pics suck. Too bad.)

You: GMMcL - Why are you wasting our time? Your finds have sucked lately?
Me: I know. I know. Been busy. And in a dry spell. But...
You: But nothing! Our time is precious! Dispense with the banter! Show the goods!
ME: Okey Dokey (Click to show)

You: But WTF is that? Those are just some jackets! We can't even see the labels!
Me: Yeah, I thought the same thing when I saw them on the rack. So I turned the labels and saw....
What I saw... (Click to show)

You: C'mon, dude. Not effing cool. That's just the same crappy stuff we all see.
ORLY? That's what I thought until I looked in the pocket (Click to show)


Yes, the right one is a corduroy suit. With real MOP buttons on the trou. And the right one is full canvas -- or at least feels like it. Real horn buttons on both. Built like tanks. Recent-ish. Fit me a-like a glove. (Dude's waist was smaller. Must not have realized the joys of craft beer. No matter; I have a tailor). May make the lighter cord available, though it does have some spots that will need some aggressive treatment.

But she didn't end there.
Foreshadowing revealed (Click to show)






Seems to be dated 1951. Sick, sick, sick. No modern use, but still freaking cool. A few mending spots on the lining, but externally seems fine. Working button cuffs and handwork everywhere. Estimate it at a 40R with some wider shoulders

And finally: I think I recall that these are decent boots? Not a d*ck question; really asking the camping/outdoor/SWD guys. Their construction suggested they're good, as did the "Made in Italy" (not pictured) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Extremely gentle use, if any. 10D, but fit me perfectly. Available

I also found a nice vintage polka dot tie in my college colors (blue and gold, Go Bears!). And yes, Spoo, I will be wearing that.

Oh, and also: I bought 2 pr Pantharellas at a TJX while I was on my business trip. Charcoal knee length. Turn out to be much too long -- like a 12-13. Will proxy. PM to the left.

 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! worship2.gif

post #60049 of 124694

Found alot today, this was in the case for $14.99

good i found one after my saab went to sh*t yesterday :)

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post #60050 of 124694
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

 

 


 

Because it's a fricking hassle, no guarantees the scuffs / spots will come out, and there's way more out there than all of us combined could ever want to kop and it's easier to just pass it up.  I've crossed that rainbow bridge - no longer get label drunk, can separate the wheat from the chaff, and know something better will come down the pike that doesn't need a $25+ leather cleaning.  Well, that's my philosophy; unless it's something really special, leave it behind if it needs attention more than a pressing or a lint roller.

post #60051 of 124694
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Quick scan of today's finds (sick as a dog and need to get to bed before midnight tonight) says we found the year end/holiday fantasticness.

Here's my contribution. (Yes, my pics suck. Too bad.)

You: GMMcL - Why are you wasting our time? Your finds have sucked lately?
Me: I know. I know. Been busy. And in a dry spell. But...
You: But nothing! Our time is precious! Dispense with the banter! Show the goods!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
ME: Okey Dokey (Click to show)


You: But WTF is that? Those are just some jackets! We can't even see the labels!
Me: Yeah, I thought the same thing when I saw them on the rack. So I turned the labels and saw....
What I saw... (Click to show)

You: C'mon, dude. Not effing cool. That's just the same crappy stuff we all see.
ORLY? That's what I thought until I looked in the pocket (Click to show)


Yes, the right one is a corduroy suit. With real MOP buttons on the trou. And the right one is full canvas -- or at least feels like it. Real horn buttons on both. Built like tanks. Recent-ish. Fit me a-like a glove. (Dude's waist was smaller. Must not have realized the joys of craft beer. No matter; I have a tailor). May make the lighter cord available, though it does have some spots that will need some aggressive treatment.

But she didn't end there.
Foreshadowing revealed (Click to show)






Seems to be dated 1951. Sick, sick, sick. No modern use, but still freaking cool. A few mending spots on the lining, but externally seems fine. Working button cuffs and handwork everywhere. Estimate it at a 40R with some wider shoulders

And finally: I think I recall that these are decent boots? Not a d*ck question; really asking the camping/outdoor/SWD guys. Their construction suggested they're good, as did the "Made in Italy" (not pictured) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Extremely gentle use, if any. 10D, but fit me perfectly. Available
EDIT: Then again, maaaybe not. http://www.ebay.com/csc/Mens-Shoes-/93427/i.html?_from=R40&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=vasque&_pgn=10&_skc=450&rt=nc

I also found a nice vintage polka dot tie in my college colors (blue and gold, Go Bears!). And yes, Spoo, I will be wearing that.

Oh, and also: I bought 2 pr Pantharellas at a TJX while I was on my business trip. Charcoal knee length. Turn out to be much too long -- like a 12-13. Will proxy. PM to the left.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Went back to my new honey hole today.  I visited there for the first time Saturday before last and figured might as well swing by and see if they get new stuff regularly enough to justify 1 or 2 visits per month.  Here's what I came away with today:
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Barbour coat:



Another Barbour coat:



PRL Bi-Swing coat:



Another PRL Bi-Swing:



Yet another PRL Bi-Swing (the PRL Bi-Swings will cover my gas money at least):



Faconnable, made in Italy:



Here's the tag - will have to look it up, unless it looks familiar to anyone here:



PRL made in Italy:



Tag on the PRL is identical to the Faconnable insofar as layout etc:



Tommy Bahama new with tags:



Bobby Jones sweater new with tags:



Hawes & Curtis new with tags:



Yet another Barbour:



...the good stuff...:



Peter Millar trying to be a Barbour:



Gant Rugger new with tags:



And one for the ladies - 100% wool coat with genuine fox fur collar.  The tag has been snipped but a RN search says it was made my Forecaster of Boston Inc, and it has the American union label so was made in the USA...





Everything headed to eBay eventually save for 1 or 2 items for myself.
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post











Wow. Absolutely killing it!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Oh, and GMMcL : Those Vasque boots are where it's at! Congrats!


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Originally Posted by Beck View Post

Found alot today, this was in the case for $14.99
good i found one after my saab went to sh*t yesterday smile.gif
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Edited by Nataku - 1/12/13 at 9:07pm
post #60052 of 124694

Yes, but...Barbour.  JACKET!

 

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post


 

Because it's a fricking hassle, no guarantees the scuffs / spots will come out, and there's way more out there than all of us combined could ever want to kop and it's easier to just pass it up.  I've crossed that rainbow bridge - no longer get label drunk, can separate the wheat from the chaff, and know something better will come down the pike that doesn't need a $25+ leather cleaning.  Well, that's my philosophy; unless it's something really special, leave it behind if it needs attention more than a pressing or a lint roller.

post #60053 of 124694
ATLnoob: Surely those three extra Barbours were more worthwhile pickups than three cotton PRL jackets though, right? When it comes to Barbour jackets, if there are "way more out there than all of us combined could ever want to kop" then brb booking a flight to Atlanta.

GMMcL: icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #60054 of 124694
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Yes, but...Barbour.  JACKET!

 

 

Nah they were the quilted (Liddesdale / Berrington), not waxed jackets or anything...with missing quilt threads, soiling, excessive wear.  I grabbed the only waxed Barbour they had, which has pretty minor wear and OK by most folks.  The other 2 I grabbed were the best of the quilted.  I'm getting all sorts of grief over leaving the Barbours and Paul Stuarts - here and in PM's - sheesh!  I won't mention the Burberry made in Italy stuff...you wouldn't have liked them anyway.

post #60055 of 124694

Been a slow week...

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Top to bottom: PRL by Corneliani black crushed velvet 32x30, Linen PRL trousers 33x30, Orvis wool and cuffed trousers 40x33ish

 

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Are the Holland and Sherry ones worth picking up? It's thick silk... and is this Balenciaga real?

 

Vintage BR safari jacket

 

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Corduroy cuffs

 

 

half lined Oxxford and BB made in Italy, thinking of keeping the Oxxford if I can clean it.

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Can anyone help me see when this was made?

 

 

Other than the arms hows the fit? are the pockets too low, make it look dated?

 

 

 

 

post #60056 of 124694
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

ATLnoob: Surely those three extra Barbours were more worthwhile pickups than three cotton PRL jackets though, right? When it comes to Barbour jackets, if there are "way more out there than all of us combined could ever want to kop" then brb booking a flight to Atlanta.

 

 

I meant that in general, not specifically in re: Barbour jackets.  But there really is, at least this time of year it seems...

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^ Ah, gotcha
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I hope you like your oxxfords solid navy, your v cleats shell, and your tweed jackets RRL... (BRB popping a bottle of trappist ale and taking pics)

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Been a slow week... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Top to bottom: PRL by Corneliani black crushed velvet 32x30, Linen PRL trousers 33x30, Orvis wool and cuffed trousers 40x33ish




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Are the Holland and Sherry ones worth picking up? It's thick silk... and is this Balenciaga real?


Vintage BR safari jacket


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Corduroy cuffs



half lined Oxxford and BB made in Italy, thinking of keeping the Oxxford if I can clean it.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Can anyone help me see when this was made?




Other than the arms hows the fit? are the pockets too low, make it look dated?







Wow! Nice finds. I'm especially jealous of that Oxxford.Besides the sleeves (as you stated), it looks to fit well. The shorter length makes it look a bit more modern and casual. Pockets look right. That jacket is actually pretty recent.
post #60060 of 124694

Working in market research / behavior analysis / bunko sciences, I get stuff forwarded to me all the time, most of which I do not read...but this one was interesting and relevant here (from Dec 2012):

http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/brands-count-seen-or-unseen.htm

...the talking point being: a recent study showed that people wearing apparel with visible premium branding were viewed more positively and actually treated differently in person. 

You can read about the experiments and results in the article (it's short - about 1 page in the real world), if that sort of thing grabs you.

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