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I don't usually pick up Theory stuff, but this seemed pretty newish (the basting on the vents is still intact), and seemed like it might do well enough on ebay. It's a weird rain jacket blazer, tagged 42 R.

 

If anyone knows what this is, let me know. 95 percent nylon, so it's really light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I have no idea how well this will do. I personally think it's ugly, but someone might beg to differ. If not, back to TJ Maxx it goes. If someone wants it before ebay, be my guest.

 

 

 

OK, so there is interest. Width is about 3.5". Content is 88% wool/12% silk. Made in Italy.

 

Get at me.

 

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Edited by ATLjon - 1/30/13 at 4:59pm
post #61712 of 125400
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

Worst day of thrifting ever.

I popped into a GW on the way home last night, just for a quick look. The store was mostly junk and very crowded. A morbidly obese woman in a powerchair (one of those motorized scooters) ran into me. She nailed my right foot, putting a HUGE gouge in the toe of my favorite pair of shoes, my Carmina captoes. GODDAMMIT.

I left empty handed because everything was either junk or marked up to eBay prices.

Got in the car only to realize I had lost my newly acquired Georg Jenson tie bar.

FML.

I think I would be just as pissed if not more about this! The shoes you could replace...finding another Jensen tie bar is not going to be easy!
post #61713 of 125400
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Anyone ever see a fake Borrelli tie? "hand-stitched chinese polyester!
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AppleMark

There was one of these at the goodwill near my house, except the tie was incredibly ugly in addition to being "hand-stitched chinese polyester"
post #61714 of 125400
Today was a good day.

With my pick-ups I should be able to replace both the Carmina's and the tie bar.

Pics to follow.
post #61715 of 125400

Found a some nice SF cap toes this afternoon:

 

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I believe they could be classified as NWOT

 

 

 

14D


Edited by joshmick - 1/30/13 at 3:37pm
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This is the site we use for vintage: http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/gucci/

 

There is a great listing from A-Z. 

 

Be aware there is also a trend of people taken labels from trashed luxury designer items and sewing them into other items to fake. Ask the store what proof they have for authenticity. They should be able to explain and show using the web. You can also join the Vintage Forum and have them authenticate it. Anything we posted takes about 24 hours to get input from industry insiders.

 

Ciao, Vlassis
 

post #61717 of 125400
Not the mainline SF. Studio is lower quality I believe. Not trying to bash the find. Just fyi.
post #61718 of 125400
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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

Found a some nice SF cap toes this afternoon:
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I believe they could be classified as NWOT



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14D?
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

Hello fellow thrifters!

 

I come with a question today....

 

I recently stopped by a consignment store and my GF fell in love with a Gucci dress they had - the price is more than I would like it to be - but she quite likes it, so I am wondering if anyone can verify authenticity of this dress from pictures.....  and maybe a ballpark of what they think it should be worth incase I really am getting ripped off....

 

 

Thanks a ton!

 

Here it is:  (Sorry about the crappy pics)

 

 

 

 

This is the site we use for vintage: http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/gucci/

 

There is a great listing from A-Z. 

 

Be aware there is also a trend of people taken labels from trashed luxury designer items and sewing them into other items to fake. Ask the store what proof they have for authenticity. They should be able to explain and show using the web. You can also join the Vintage Forum and have them authenticate it. Anything we posted takes about 24 hours to get input from industry insiders.

 

Ciao, Vlassis

post #61720 of 125400
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

Not the mainline SF. Studio is lower quality I believe. Not trying to bash the find. Just fyi.

True. I have a pair of Studios that are still very nice, though.

Great find.
post #61721 of 125400
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

14D?

One size less and I'd be all over those.
post #61722 of 125400
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.

I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)

Lesson learned.

I will

1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN

2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this

3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes




BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

 

Yeah, I remove everything in my pockets except for my wallet, cell phones, and keys.

 

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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Mainy's haul doesn't open for me. One time it expanded but the only pix that I got to was the shirts with VV and Isaia. Now, it goes back up to the top of the page. frown.gif

 

This always happen to me when there's an internet connection issue. You have to wait until the page loads completely before you can unspoil any spoilers. Other wise, it will just take you to the top of the page. Annoying!

 

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(Excuse the poor knot...)

(...and the scuffs)

Thrift fit. Everything thrifted by me, minus the shoes—a generous gift from Randy.

Oxxford SC, recent label
Ermenegildo Zegna shirt
Hermes tie
Brooks Brothers flannels
Allen Edmonds McAllister

Cost: $28 (+ ~$110 tailoring)

 

That is the most awesome Hermes design I've every seen!

 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Hmmm, Kiton 90/10 vicuna suit, Lobbs Captoes, Kiton shirt, Hermes Tie = $7K+$1K+$700+$200 =$8.9K MSRP. Best I could do regarding thrifted only merchandise. I could cheat and add a Hermes Cashmere overcoat but I never wear that thing nor would do so due to weather here. Adding in overcoat could make me go close to $15K.

On flip side, cheapest but still quality = BB 1818 suit, AE Park Aves, Hugo Boss shirt, Brooks Brothers Tie = $900+$300+$125+$60 = $1385.

On examination, cheapest possible thrifted smart outfit still priced over $1K based on MSRP.

 

Don't forget those Versace design tighty whities with match socks! That should bump it up by another $500! biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post

Today was a good day.

With my pick-ups I should be able to replace both the Carmina's and the tie bar.

Pics to follow.

 

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post #61723 of 125400
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

Not the mainline SF. Studio is lower quality I believe. Not trying to bash the find. Just fyi.

Totally, still worth the 25 bucks I paid for them, they should turn a little bit of a profit on the bayyyy

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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post


14D?

Correct, I edited my OP, thanks!

post #61724 of 125400

I will post some pics, but I got an Oxxford cashmere DB overcoat last week, as well. I dropped it off at my tailor to re-sew a button on there. I'm excited to see how that does online!

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Clockwise from the top-

Max Mara women's raincoat

2 BB Tweeds, 1 VTG BB Golden Fleece

Tabio socks, De Pio socks, Pantherella OTC Black

AE Stockbridge, PRL Spectators

Crombie Overcoat- this sucker is sweet. Subtle herringbone pattern, velvet collar.

Willis & Geiger sailboat motif sweater

2 wool Brioni LS polos, Cornelialni LSBD, Co-Op for Barneys LSBD, Skeetily Doo, Taylorbird NWT and a Neiman Marcus made in Italy house brand shirt for myself.

Measuring everything now- it's all 'Bayward bound.
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