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Passed on some Raichle hiking boots a month or 2 back because they didn't fit and didn't realize there was a market for em. Have been looking for some solid vintage hiking boots ever since.
Tyrol hiking boots in my size with those dirty red laces
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These things are beasts, thick leather, heavy vibram lug soles. They weigh like 5lbs each...pure awesome!
Couldn't find much info on em but i think they were made in Europe for the Canadian market for 50 years or so then went out of business in the early 80s.
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Hanna Hats donnegal tweed patchwork cap. This thing is a beaut and the website says that each patchwork piece is different as they just use whatever scaps fits to make it work.

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 Nice score on the hat! I have two similar caps from Hanna (actually, a patchwork cap and a gray tweed cap), and one of their walking hats. So nice...

 

 And those boots! There's drool on my keyboard. I gave up finding a pair at the thrifts since all I ever found were really small ones.

 

 I got a second pair from Ebay yesterday. These are Hanwag Mountaineering Boots (the first pair were Raichle). They pretty well-used and beat up, but once I soak them in leather conditioner and wax them, I think they'll look pretty good. And once they have crampons strapped to them, it won't matter. The Raichle ones belong in a museum or something... But I'll wear them for hiking (they're longing to be taken to the Alps this summer).

post #62552 of 121827
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Had a dream that I was looking through ties and found a bunch of Hermes. What's happening to me?

Happens to me all the time, usually about OG Helmut Lang stuff. I take it as an omen and go thrifting ASAP.

NO RESULTS YET.
post #62553 of 121827

Thanks! Pardon my newbie-ish but what is a diffusion line? I went through all the Zegna on ebay I could this morning and none had these metal signature buttons or were made in Mexico. Is this any good or what?

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Originally Posted by vlassis View Post

Thanks! Pardon my newbie-ish but what is a diffusion line? I went through all the Zegna on ebay I could this morning and none had these metal signature buttons or were made in Mexico. Is this any good or what?

Well a Zegna made in Mexico should have been your first clue. Most good Zegna suits are Made in Italy.  a diffusion line is a lesser quality type tied to the main line for recognition purposes, sort of like Chaps by Ralph Lauren.

 

When i'm looking at suits i go by a few things, feel...if it feels like sandpaper i don't even bother.  then i look at label and where it was made.  Made in Italy, England , USA or Canada and I perk up.  

post #62555 of 121827
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

Well a Zegna made in Mexico should have been your first clue. Most good Zegna suits are Made in Italy.  a diffusion line is a lesser quality type tied to the main line for recognition purposes, sort of like Chaps by Ralph Lauren.

 

When i'm looking at suits i go by a few things, feel...if it feels like sandpaper i don't even bother.  then i look at label and where it was made.  Made in Italy, England , USA or Canada and I perk up.  

You should add Switzerland to that list.  A lot of Zegna clothing is made there.

 

Hit a couple places today.  Not volume, but quality.  Could have been both because I popped several cherries today (Canali suit, Valentino suit, Ferragamo 100% silk suit) but whoever owned this stuff looks like the invited moths inside for a feast and the drug their clothes behind the car on the pavement.  WTF!

 

Anyway, the good stuff: 

 

Seaward & Stern tie

Vintage BB wool plaid tie

Robert Talbot BOC that is not dated or hideous

Brioni 100% cashmere LS sweater polo - my first Brioni clothing item in the wild (have seen a tie or two)

Peter Millar 100% cashmere half-zip sweater pullover

Peter Millar Silk/Cotton/Cashmere sweater/sweatshirt

 

I normally don't pick up Millar unless it is for myself (I passed on a really really bright orange 7 fold today), but the two sweaters are in perfect condition.

 

By the way, I saw a hat at a local consignment place - 100% wool made in England for Andover Shop - for $12.  I don't know anything about hats...saw a small moth hole on the underside of the brim.  Was this a good pass?

post #62556 of 121827
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

You should add Switzerland to that list.  A lot of Zegna clothing is made there.

Good point basically anything made in Western Europe or North America, just because it is so expensive to manufacture clothing in these countries most of the time the stuff that is made there is high quality high end stuff.   There is always exceptions to the rule though.

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New guy here, I've been lurking and reading this thread for a couple weeks. These are the highlights of what I've found so far. I live in a smaller town so the pickings aren't as great as what you guys are finding in LA or Chicago (pretty sure no one around here has even heard of Tom Ford haha). Can anyone tell me anything about the Dino Baldini? I bought it because it was 1) Made in Italy 2) Fully Canvassed 3) Had Surgeon's cuffs. It also seems to have a lot of handwork, including handmade button holes. I've never heard of the brand before.

I also found a Corneliani Super 110's Navy 3-button that fit me like a glove, not pictured as it's at the cleaners!
Really nice HF Boardroom 85/15 wool cashmere blend SC, for a big boy though 48L


Just a standard Brooks Navy blazer, made in canada. Great shape 46R


This is the Dino Baldini I was talking about




This is the tag from an orphan coat, but it was in such great condition and has a really beautiful texture that I can't capture with my crap camera.


Like new Zegna trousers 36R

Zanellas from the same owner as the Zegna

This is a Navy blazer with gold buttons, unmarked size



I only tried to pick up good stuff so I hope I'm not posting crap.

Oh and everything is on ebay but it's all available if anyone wants something I can pull it.
post #62558 of 121827
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post


By the way, I saw a hat at a local consignment place - 100% wool made in England for Andover Shop - for $12.  I don't know anything about hats...saw a small moth hole on the underside of the brim.  Was this a good pass?

What style was it? In general, fur felt is preferred to wool. I almost always pass on a wool hat, no matter the maker, unless it's a cap. I've picked up a couple of Lock & Co wool hats in the past, but fur felt is far superior in every way. I'm not sure about ebay value though, that's only advice for personal items.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


What style was it? In general, fur felt is preferred to wool. I almost always pass on a wool hat, no matter the maker, unless it's a cap. I've picked up a couple of Lock & Co wool hats in the past, but fur felt is far superior in every way. I'm not sure about ebay value though, that's only advice for personal items.

Thanks. I am not an expert but it appeared to be a tweed walking cap.  It still had to price tag on the back side of the interior tag at $80.  I should have taken photos :/

post #62560 of 121827
shit i need to be on the hundt for an old ass Kiton suit to swap for a new one now i guess LOL
post #62561 of 121827
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

Good point basically anything made in Western Europe or North America, just because it is so expensive to manufacture clothing in these countries most of the time the stuff that is made there is high quality high end stuff.   There is always exceptions to the rule though.

 

Yeah, I once found a Z Zegna jacket that was made in Switzerland. Fused, but very nice apart from that, and big ass MOP buttons. Also Zegna has (had?) some stuff made in Spain that's pretty nice.

 

Now while I've got your attention, I want to give a big shout out to Nataku and hooker4186 for hooking my snowed-in ass up.

 

Nataku, thanks for the wicked jacket. Bummer it didn't fit you!

 

hooker4168, the Allen Edmonds shoes are wicked, great condition and great price. Stand up guy!

post #62562 of 121827
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Quick shout out to Orgetorix for the sick Brioni single button FU he let me have at a low price!

Finally got it back from the tailors and it's sweet, seriously appreciated man cheers.gif





Dude your hair is fantastic.


No homo.
post #62563 of 121827
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

Well a Zegna made in Mexico should have been your first clue. Most good Zegna suits are Made in Italy.  a diffusion line is a lesser quality type tied to the main line for recognition purposes, sort of like Chaps by Ralph Lauren.

 

When i'm looking at suits i go by a few things, feel...if it feels like sandpaper i don't even bother.  then i look at label and where it was made.  Made in Italy, England , USA or Canada and I perk up.  


I check the collar construction. Evil Abed shared a link to JeffreyD's blog where he talks about collar construction being the easiest way to tell build quality quickly, and it's proven so for me.

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


I check the collar construction. Evil Abed shared a link to JeffreyD's blog where he talks about collar construction being the easiest way to tell build quality quickly, and it's proven so for me.


Nice tip thanks.  I must say i really like that most Jos A Bank have their label up on the neck makes it much easier to move past ;)

 


Also have I mentioned a Savers is going to open 2 miles from my house.  gonna be awesome as most of the value villiage/savers type stores are a 30 minute drive for. 

 

I'll be able to hit this place daily or every other day on my way home from work icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #62565 of 121827
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post


Nice tip thanks.  I must say i really like that most Jos A Bank have their label up on the neck makes it much easier to move past ;)

 


Also have I mentioned a Savers is going to open 2 miles from my house.  gonna be awesome as most of the value villiage/savers type stores are a 30 minute drive for. 

 

I'll be able to hit this place daily or every other day on my way home from work icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


I found the post:

 

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2008/11/collars-dead-giveaway.html

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