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post #63301 of 121901
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


In "The World of Style According to foo.gif " the studs should NOT match the links. I'm not that advanced so YMMV!

Who is foo.gif? Always wondered that.

 

Well I will be using my fav pair of MOP snap links. Wouldn't know where to find a matching set of studs anyway....without asking to borrow the ones I found for you.

 

post #63302 of 121901
Here are some of my finds from yesterday. Like I said, it's nothing terribly exciting. A lot of stuff that is of no real interest here as it's stuff that goes straight to ebay (lots of polos: Lacoste, Fred Perry, PRL, etc.). Availability is of varying degrees...some is already packed for members here, some is going into my closet.

A word of warning: I recently went to send a small package to someone on SF that I thought for sure would go for €5.90 (they said cheapest which means no insurance/tracking). Anyway, the post was adamant that it was too thick. Now, it will cost €15.00. Point is, if I'm going to send you one small item for €15.00, we may as well try to fit more stuff in the envelope.

Vintage Cravats of London:

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Ancient Madder
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Two old Burberrys:
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Scottish wool tartan/plaid:
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Left to right: Ferre, Gucci, Dunhill, Zegna. The Gucci has some damage that I didn't see in the shop. Anyone know how old that label is? I think the Dunhill is real, but based on how often fakes have been posted in the UFO thread, I have no idea. It's funny, I was going through piles of ties and went to grab that one (hadn't seen the label) and a woman gets there a split second before me. I kept eyeing it and after about 10 minutes, she tosses it back and I immediately grabbed it. happy.gif

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Obnoxious Easter ties that I'm going to list:
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Ugly Leonard Paris tie. These things seem to be hit or miss...I don't know which ones are prized. Anyone have a clue?
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Knits...
Wool:



Untagged. Feels like silk and/or cotton. Super skinny. I've never seen a polyester knit, they don't really exist, do they?
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Untagged, but surely silk knit with stitched dots. I thought it was black/red when I bought it, but in brighter light it looks like a deep green/red.

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Untagged. Possibly silk or silk/cotton.



Failsworth wool hat. I got this with someone in mind. PM on its way!

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Hilditch & Key. Feels crisp, a couple of pin sized holes at the very bottom. Really short sleeves.

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Windsor jacket. When I felt it, I thought it was linen. I checked the tag and was correct. However, the second material is 100% silk. Weird, the tag says first outer material:100 linen. Second outer material 100% silk.

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Bally handmade. Terrible picture, but they're actually in good shape. Goodyear welted.

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Foulard or large pocket square. Appears new with handrolled edges. Tag says Elegance Paris. Anyone have a clue? I think I've seen that tag on some women's clothes.

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Baldessarini polo. Feels new. This isn't Hugo Boss Baldessarini, it's the actual company. A first for me.

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I took a few photos from Vienna again. Spoilered as it's only mildly thrift related. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Train ride to Vienna. We've gotten a good amount of snow lately, but the higher up the elevation, the more snow.




Sigmund Freud museum near a thrift shop. I may go in next time as I find him extremely fascinating and have read quite a bit about him and his theories.



Rathaus, taken from the tram.


Street shot while I was waiting on the light.


Lunch. I walked in and the owner just looked at me. I said "Are you open?" I thought it might have been a private party or something as everyone in the restaurant was looking at me. He said "No, of course not" and just looked at me. Confused, I said "Oh, okay" and he said "Come on, I'm kidding, sit anywhere! How many are with you?" I said "just me," and he goes "Ahh, alone. Poor monsieur has to eat lunch alone." Funny guy biggrin.gif


These were a couple of my projects. Giant baskets filled with ties. At one shop, they actually gave me a stool and box to help me sort them. It was likely an incredible site seeing me sitting down, going through 300 ties one by one. Either way, found a few to take satisfied.gif

post #63303 of 121901
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Who is foo.gif
? Always wondered that.

Well I will be using my fav pair of MOP snap links. Wouldn't know where to find a matching set of studs anyway....without asking to borrow the ones I found for you.


foo.gif = mafoofan

I'll happily LOAN you the studs! cheers.gif
post #63304 of 121901
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

foo.gif = mafoofan

He's a big contributor that has an in depth knowledge of classic menswear. He has a number of bespoke pieces and explains things well. I believe he also won or nearly won an Esquire "best dressed" contest.
post #63305 of 121901
Most expensive single thrift store visit in 2 years. Guess that's a good and bad thing.....

And I left this....look at the tag close


Edited by Brianpore - 2/16/13 at 9:06am
post #63306 of 121901
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Most expensive single thrift store visit in 2 years. Guess that's a good and bad thing.....
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post #63307 of 121901
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uhoh.gif say it aint so....
post #63308 of 121901
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

warning: lots of pics. last couple days...all thrift stores, no discount store or estate sale or whatever. not pictured: dope ass naked and famous chambray shirt that fits me perfect.

 

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All great finds, but as far as stuff I would wear these are A+.  Not including the Coogi, heh.

 

post #63309 of 121901
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Most expensive single thrift store visit in 2 years. Guess that's a good and bad thing.....

And I left this....look at the tag close

I saw one of these Zegna JABs once. It was NWT and the particular goodwill marks all JAB stuff too high. Probably because they are headquartered here and that is what they recognize as a name brand. It was around $150 IIRC.

post #63310 of 121901
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

All great finds, but as far as stuff I would wear these are A+.  Not including the Coogi, heh.

 

Ironically enough, considering your username....

post #63311 of 121901

Wat.  Is that a Zegna tag with Jos A. Bank fabric, or am I missing something??  puzzled.gif  

 

What kind of unholy union is this?

 

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Most expensive single thrift store visit in 2 years. Guess that's a good and bad thing.....

And I left this....look at the tag close

post #63312 of 121901
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Have any of you guys had success with getting wrinkles out of ties with a steamer? I passed on about 10 awesome,old school black label BB unlined repp ties yesterday, because they were pretty wrinkled. I'm thinking I might go back for them.

I think unlined ties would be perfect/most successful to try this on. I've removed knot wrinkles from a few with a steamer, but bigger wrinkles across the blade seem to be a bit more difficult, especially if the liner material has the same creases in it.

 

I say give it a shot, especially if the price is right.

 

Yesterday, I turned the two RLPL shirts that I returned into this:

Hand embroidered on a stretched linen canvas, soon to be gracing my hallway wall.

post #63313 of 121901
Forgot to mention I snagged this the other day - a bit more than usual thrift prices but still not bad at all. I'm reading this fabric tag as 52% cashmere, 24% silk, 24% linen, is that correct?


post #63314 of 121901
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Forgot to mention I snagged this the other day - a bit more than usual thrift prices but still not bad at all. I'm reading this fabric tag as 52% cashmere, 24% silk, 24% linen, is that correct?



Wow, beautiful!

You're correct on the fabric content, here's the site I use:

http://reviews.ebay.com/TEXTILE-FIBERS-INTERNATIONAL-CODES-amp-TRANSLATION-CHART?ugid=10000000004399884
post #63315 of 121901
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Have any of you guys had success with getting wrinkles out of ties with a steamer? I passed on about 10 awesome,old school black label BB unlined repp ties yesterday, because they were pretty wrinkled. I'm thinking I might go back for them.

I always go with hanging them over a towel bar in the bathroom for a couple of weeks of hot showers.  Has done a really good job with ties.  Marginal success with coats.  

 

Make sure you keep them away from direct spray (shower or elsewhere... ) :)

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