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Dug out.

Am I a bad person if I went to local SA at 2pm Friday and was PO'd they'd closed so early I couldn't get one more rip through the racks? They canceled school and everything Friday...but there was, like 2" of snow on the ground when school would have let out. Babies. Heh.

Spoo, you have a cutie there!

My little girl standing next to 27" drift up to her elbows, that's a yardstick she's holding, she wanted to see how deep the snow was.

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Pros, help me out. I have this jacket, Sartoria Italiana, whatever. Not great, not the worst.

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Labels -- note the drycleaning or whatever makes the formerly white tag indecipherable:
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How can you tell from the markings or the feel if it's cashmere or cashmere blend? I vaguely remember this coming up before and the answer was "you can't tell for sure," but is there any "tell"?

That snow is incredible!

Re: cashmere vs blend, I know when there is some cashmere involved, but every once in a while I'm surprised to find that it's 10% or less. By feel alone, I can usually tell whether it's wool, camelhair, cashmere or a poly blend. However, I don't know of any definite test for it for listing/sales purposes. You can do a burn test, which is fairly accurate (unless you're dealing with a blend of less than 5% of a synthetic). I posted a link awhile ago to a table that gave you a good idea of the fabric makeup after a burn test...I'll see if I can find it.
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post #62748 of 112341
I don't think this was exactly what I was looking for, but it will do:

http://www.ditzyprints.com/dpburnchart.html
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I can't tell by that photo, but I remember your other photo and they looked like croc. Now, whether they're actually croc or not, I'll admit that I'm not an expert. I own a couple of pairs, but nothing in black.

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thank you sir. There are some numbers inside the shoe, so I thought maybe I'd be able to consult a chart like you guys do to see if a shoe is shell cordovan, but I don't know if there's a J&M chart or an exotic leather chart.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I don't think this was exactly what I was looking for, but it will do:

http://www.ditzyprints.com/dpburnchart.html

I know there's some cashmere in here because of the feel test next to an actual 100% cashmere jacket I have, and they feel the same to me. The burn test won't say "blend" or "100%." But thanks for trying!
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Officially my worst day of thrifting ever went to like 10 stores and logged tons of miles and tj Maxx and Marshall's and I found were 3 ties (only picked up the talbot because it is patchwork and i thought someone on here woulld want it...)

Also my friend picked up some varvatos mainline pants for personal consumption...
post #62752 of 112341
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

I know there's some cashmere in here because of the feel test next to an actual 100% cashmere jacket I have, and they feel the same to me. The burn test won't say "blend" or "100%." But thanks for trying!

My pleasure! Short of using a GC-MS, it will be hard to certify something as "cashmere" without the label. If you're trying to find out for flipping, I've come to realize that a short explanation to your customers usually convinces them. I will tell someone "I can't be 100% certain that this is 100% cashmere, but based on the fact that I've felt hundreds of cashmere jackets, I'm fairly convinced that this is at least part cashmere."
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

thank you sir. There are some numbers inside the shoe, so I thought maybe I'd be able to consult a chart like you guys do to see if a shoe is shell cordovan, but I don't know if there's a J&M chart or an exotic leather chart.

I can't help you there, but those look like either 'gator or croc. satisfied.gif
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I hit 2 places yesterday, and because I was pressed for time, never got to spend the time I normally like to spend. Still, I think I made out pretty good.

Boss wool/cashmere SC, heading for consignment. Still had a dry cleaning tag on it dated 2010.


I currently have a few Pendleton items up on ebay that are getting some interest. So I thought I'd take a chance on another one. This is a wool (woven, not knit) cardigan.


Aran sweater, S or XS. Probably a women's.


True vintage shawl collar wool cardigan with mechanic's style neck. I put this probably late-1950s to early-1960s. Made in Canada and no CA number nor any French to be seen on the tag so definitely pre-mid-1970s.


Burberry Brit knit cardigan/jacket with zipper and buttons. Not a bad piece but a little ostentatious with the buttons and the epaulets.


Not one but two Gloveralls in classic camel.


Prada monk straps. Rubber soles, but I'm sure will have no problem moving on ebay. I'm not sure why this picture is so small...

 



A bit outside my comfort zone but I got some help from mjt73106 when I was in the field yesterday. Vasque hiking boots, Made in Italy, in 7 1/2.

 

These have been popping up all over the place, recently.

 

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Thrift fit with one of the RLPL suits I posted a couple weeks ago. Jacket is a touch snug.
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RLPL suit
BBGF shirt
Talbott tie

 

That's a great fit, as usual.

 

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

Officially my worst day of thrifting ever went to like 10 stores and logged tons of miles and tj Maxx and Marshall's and I found were 3 ties (only picked up the talbot because it is patchwork and i thought someone on here woulld want it...)

Also my friend picked up some varvatos mainline pants for personal consumption...

 

Did that VV tie cost you $7, too? biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

These have been popping up all over the place, recently.

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I know, thread synergy/synchronicity.
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Hey Polo gurus. Any idea who made the US made polo suits and such in the beginning? I never even realized the Polo label went back that far until I found this yesterday.

 

Saw Spoo had one a month ago or so....except without the insane lapels. Fully Canvassed, Pick Stitched, Dual Vent.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

... True vintage shawl collar wool cardigan with mechanic's style neck (Click to show)
I put this probably late-1950s to early-1960s. Made in Canada and no CA number nor any French to be seen on the tag so definitely pre-mid-1970s.
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That's gorgeous!
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Man, I come back from two days in Uosemite, and only three pages to catch up? Where are all the posts?!?

On a side note, I have more than ten EBay sales to ship tomorrow!
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My haul from the weekend, lots of different stuff, all available:

Orvis sweater vest with leather pocket trim Large
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Orvis vest XL
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Camp 7 vest Medium
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Garrick Anderson shirt 15.5-34


Anyone heard of Broletto? I've never seen this type of Loro Piana Fabric. 42S, basting still intact,
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Paul Stuart 39 Long- It's a project, but it was $1. If anyone wants, hit me up.
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H&M- I know, but I think it fits well, I'll have to take pics, but it's a 42 and looks like it will be sweet action come summer time.
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PRL by Corneliani Made in Italy 100% linen 34x29
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My First Oxxford Orphan Fits to ~38/39
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You should be able to find them in a crafts store.  If you don't have a crafts store nearby, you can also find them on Ebay or Amazon .  I bought a Dritz branded one (search for Dritz Snag Nab-It).

 

 

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Need! Where can I find one?

 

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+1, that thing looks really useful!
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Would like to procure me one of thoese fabric/snag pullers, too. deets?
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