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Seemingly mint complete bang and olufsen beomaster 6500... Cop for 400?
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Please tell me you grabbed the Lanvin. If the label was dark blue lettering and black, you may have done fucked up.


Ray - Label was black lettering on white background if I recall correctly.  Lanvin is the one faked/diffused brand I still struggle with sometimes (unlike Christian Dior/Dior).  Quality seemed okay, nothing crazy.  It was near a handful of older Alain Figaret shirts so I thought it might be decent, but possibly old.

 

Nat - definitely picked up the Loro Piana shoes.  They are the "Open Walk" suede chukka, still on sale on the website for $850 which is slightly higher than my purchase price of $10.  Not in mint condition, so I'll get pics once I get these cleaned up.

 

Klobber - I don't use "made in" as a be all, end all, but I do think of it as a nice shortcut, like the brand name itself.  For me it is much easier to tell quality on a jacket or tie than it is on a shirt. Still learning every day.

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Was there a method to potentially remove or reduce shine from fabric? Picked up an otherwise great looking Prada shirt that I'm guessing was improperly ironed.

Also grabbed a NWT Fred Perry XL button down shirt and some probably NWOT PRL cotton pants for myself. Pics later.
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Can someone remind me of the maker? No other tags...
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I passed on those Ascot Chang shirts, did you see the pents? There were two pairs there.


Nah. I don't have time to go through all the pants when I have my 2 1/2 year old with me.

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Can someone remind me of the maker? No other tags...

 

I'm horrible at this, but it looks like Kiton to me

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Also, this is a Samuelsohn tag, right? Jack Victor branded 44R single breasted w/ peak lapels, charcoal w/ stripes

 

Anyone have any more thoughts on this? I looked up the RN number and it just comes up as Jack Victor. It's well made... Dunno. That almost looks like Caruso, but wrong continent.

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Seemingly mint complete bang and olufsen beomaster 6500... Cop for 400?

Saw that last week and didn't have a clue what it was, I tried to ebay look it up but didn't see much sold.  One with a broken turntable sold for $365 so there's probably money to be made but I thought it was risky.

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Can someone remind me of the maker? No other tags...


I'm horrible at this, but it looks like Kiton to me

Brioni
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Anyone have any more thoughts on this? I looked up the RN number and it just comes up as Jack Victor. It's well made... Dunno. That almost looks like Caruso, but wrong continent.

Jack Victor and Sameulsohn are two different companies.
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Was there a method to potentially remove or reduce shine from fabric? Picked up an otherwise great looking Prada shirt that I'm guessing was improperly ironed.

I've heard this trick works for wool stuff such as suits and sportcoats. Might be worth a shot on a shirt.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080207001814AA3wiKX
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I've heard this trick works for wool stuff such as suits and sportcoats. Might be worth a shot on a shirt.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080207001814AA3wiKX

Cool, that's what I was trying. Making some difference on a small spot, we'll see how it works.
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Jack Victor and Sameulsohn are two different companies.


I thought Jack Victor was a store... Maybe I've got that wrong.

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Found this dope a$$ unstructured Boglioli today. EU 52 too small for me ffffuuuu.gif ! Working cuffs, big mops. available.

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately there isn't much I can do but just deal with it and pray that something slips through the cracks. LA really was a goldmine when I was there because it seemed that there was a thrift store literally every 5-6 blocks. They were everywhere, and that's just thrift stores. Consignment and discount stores were everywhere too. Minnesota is a completely different story. There are maybe 15 stores total in the Twin Cities metro area that are worth hitting. Stuff is really spread out, so it's usually a good 20 minutes or more between most stores. Some areas have a couple clustered nearby but then it's a 1/2 hr drive to the next store. IMO, there are only two prime areas here and both those areas are hit super hard. I mean tons of flippers 24/7. My options are to either wing it and try and find something really nice that somehow made it out into redneck country (works maybe 20% of the time) or to battle flippers all day.

The part that really gets me is that Goodwill makes up about 50% of the stores in the Twin Cities area. They've been getting completely out of hand with their hoarding and marking up lately that it takes all the fun out of it.

Oh well, I really hope it's just a phase and goes back to how it used to be very soon......
Wow!

 

I was just at a GW and found an Armani Suit and another Armani pair of pants. They were regular inventory with the color code plastic tag fastener. I am a regular there and I am generally known by the check out clerks. I am buying several other shirts, one is a Brioni. The clerk is looking at each item as she check them out. She comes to the Armani items and tells me that she cannot sell me those items. She says, that they were part of the "Boutique Shop" and the suit was priced at $90 and the pants were $40. I asked her that I had never had seen a boutique item with a regular color coded fastener. I decided not to argue and left the suit and pants. She said nothing about the Brioni and sold it to me for $3.49. I understand that they can do whatever they please, but it this was the first time this has happened. Any thoughts?     

 

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Anyone have any more thoughts on this? I looked up the RN number and it just comes up as Jack Victor. It's well made... Dunno. That almost looks like Caruso, but wrong continent.

I think it is a Jack Victor - Per their website "Over 800 employees now work daily at our Montreal corporate office and manufacturing facility, where all Jack Victor clothing is produced"


Edited by mjt73106 - 2/7/13 at 7:24pm
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