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post #63376 of 109556
Question for anyone in the know...

Found three pairs of vintage sunglasses at an estate sale. They're all ladies. One was a pair of Christian Dior butterflies, the other was a 14k gold plate Persols. I picked up this third pair simply because the other two were so nice, but I can't find anything about these. They're well made (if a bit gaudy, and likely from the same era as the aforementioned butterflies), and the only markings I can find on them is one arm says "Parilux" and the other side has the stylized "Paris, France." Anything ring a bell?


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post #63377 of 109556

High and low on my one purchase today.. Found my first Gieves and Hawkes suit.  It was a 44, but not what I needed (44L).  Was still quite excited about it.  

 

Then when home, I saw the flaw on the pants.. doh...  The pockets had an extra stitch or two at the top and bottom -- and looks like they pulled through on one side.  Sort of along the seam.  Anyone familiar with the complexity of a fix?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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post #63378 of 109556
Klobber, maybe it's time we reprise the "if and when it's appropriate to pass gas while thrifting" discussion. I think you had some legit justifications for pulling the trigger...sometimes you need some space.
post #63379 of 109556
Staxringold & LookinGr8: I can't tell you apart! Your avatars are so similar! I get confused... or maybe distracted. biggrin.gif
post #63380 of 109556
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Klobber, maybe it's time we reprise the "if and when it's appropriate to pass gas while thrifting" discussion. I think you had some legit justifications for pulling the trigger...sometimes you need some space.

the weirdest thing to me about this thread has always been that you guys think this is hilarious
post #63381 of 109556
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post

I picked up these Alled Edmonds Kingleys in size 10.5E today. They will need a quick polish to even out the colour but the fit is great.

I really like how they look but then I AM an AE brand whore!

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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SELL ME A DRIES VAN NOTEN TIE!!!???

...I didn't mean to shout, but damn!
I have yet to see one. If I ever do, you've got first dibs!
post #63382 of 109556
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Dang...interesting. Worst part is it was the cashier who called up presumably the manager.

I thought about being abrasive but realized I had little to gain to pound down on some middle-aged man who's just a store manager at Marshalls. Or the high school cashier. Blazer had a weird chest pocket structure anyways. I was kind of hesitant to even try and purchase it but I figured $50 was nothing to lose...maybe next time (hopefully there is no next time for that situation).

But anyways, I think I got my last laugh at another Marshall's today:



Excuse my dirty mirror...maybe I should thrift some Windex...and no this is not a shirt I would wear with it normally, just a mini fit pic...



Samuelsohn tie as well at Nordstrom Rack. Not a great steal, but the tie is such great quality I couldn't pass it up.

 

 

 

 

That's an awesome deal! I would have coped that, too if it were my size! Nicely done!

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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

The lesser known Peter struggled under his brother's shadow, so he moved to Thailand to sell his wares.

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Pick Up advice:

I took a big gamble today and picked up a pair of brown suede boots by Martin Maison Margiela, the real deal (no H&M thing). Condition of leather is superb and soles are leather and lightly worn.

They probably retailed for 600-800 and I would imagine the SW&D folks would gladly offer up something desirable for me to trade - however this aspect I am unsure of.

Question:

If I paid &90, is this a good pickup? I picked them up not for myself but to perhaps use as trade kudos or worst case sell on eBay if nobody I know wants them.

Please let me know the truth in regards to "good pickup". You do not need to be nice about it, harsh words do not hurt my feelings etc... I want to know because this is a huge gamble for me and am twitching my fingers nervously - it is the not knowing that causes me grief.

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RANT COMING:

Well, thats it, I am never visiting large thrift stores again - the ones with huge amounts of merchandise. I worked my ass off going over racks and racks of stuff to come away completely empty handed. This is the third time this store has done that to me (although it is possible to come away with a haul, it just seems extremely rare). I pop to a very small out of the way Goodwill, and within 5 minutes I have a Ralph Lauren Purple Label Sport Coat reamed over my arm, 2 Ralph Lauren Black Label Shirts, Etro shirt, a Loro Piana Cashmere POW Sport Coat made for Nordstrom, and some blackwatch Zanellas that were not pleated beyond recognition. Overall, small thrift stores rule, the big ones suck.

Further Rant Points.

1. Why the fuck do people keep looking at me? Fuck off mind your own fucking business.

2. Leave my shit alone. I placed a basket down so obviously mine and some bearded asshole started helping himself while I was inspecting the racks (looking carefully at an Etro shirt wondering if it was worth taking snagged collar and all).

3. Do not cut out in front of me or lean over me (it is only polite manners because I never lean over someone else or deny them a spot). Some woman behind me stretched out her arm and pulled a Gucci leather jacket about 12 inches to my right. I was inspecting a Ralph Lauren Polo Bomber Leather jacket wondering whether worth a pick up - made in USA forced me to consider it before I reckoned it was too 1980's to peak anyone's interest. Fuck shit, I was 12 inches away from a Gucci leather jacket. baldy[1].gif

 

 

 

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post #63383 of 109556
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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SELL ME A DRIES VAN NOTEN TIE!!!???

...I didn't mean to shout, but damn!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Mens-Accessories-/4250/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=DRIES+VAN+NOTEN+TIE
post #63384 of 109556

I usually don't pick up PRL shirts, but I found a guncheck with MOPs and fits me like a glove. It's so soft. inlove.gifPics later.

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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

the weirdest thing to me about this thread has always been that you guys think this is hilarious

Who said anything about funny? We as a group are polite, and take pride in helping others in the stores and on this thread. We on the whole are compassionate and benevolent. But when greedy losers show their stripes...get out of our way. One thing we ain't is a bunch of doormats.
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Boh, Staxringold directly inspired my latest avatar.
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Since a nice shirt came into topic, I feel I have to mention this:

Turnbull and Asser, lets hear it. What makes them so special?

Are they held in such high esteem because they are seen as Britain's Premium shirt maker?

I will give you my take: They are remarkably average. If I hold a T&A shirt up against a Thomas Pink, I cannot tell any difference in quality. Sorry, I just do not see it. Up against an Lewin or CT, again, differences, if any, are slight. Yet T&A is premium price, Thomas Pink / Lewin / CT are sub $100 (Although Thomas Pink prices fluctuate into the 200's depending on shirt).

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I usually don't pick up PRL shirts, but I found a guncheck with MOPs and fits me like a glove. It's so soft. inlove.gifPics later.

That sounds like one of the good PRL shirts in terms of make. Check if it is made in Italy.

I do snag PRL shirts if I like them. I picked up a Red black plaid flannel the other day, made in China, but awesome looking.

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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Klobber, maybe it's time we reprise the "if and when it's appropriate to pass gas while thrifting" discussion. I think you had some legit justifications for pulling the trigger...sometimes you need some space.

Passing noxious vapors is great in principle, in practicality, those gases have to be synchronized with a particular event otherwise releasing them would be problematic. Learned my lesson in past never to force them, the results are sometimes requiring an urgent change of boxer shorts...
post #63388 of 109556
Girlfriend just broke up with me today. So what else to do but thrift? Some finds from today, some others.


EG shirt.
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Miu Miu shirt
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Dior Homme shirt
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Dior Homme jacket.
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jk. just Monitaly.
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SF Giants jacket. Basically grail for me.
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Caruso made RL Rugby.
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LV Uniformes. Still cash.
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Attolini made LBSC
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2 x Versace, 1 random italian, 1 Ben Silver
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My counter
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Raliegh Denim
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Brioni sport jacket.
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post #63389 of 109556
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

... the results are sometimes requiring an urgent change of boxer shorts...
Fortunately, there's usually a rack full at thrift prices hanging somewhere nearby! uhoh.gif ... crazy.gif ... shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

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Since a nice shirt came into topic, I feel I have to mention this:

Turnbull and Asser, lets hear it. What makes them so special?

Are they held in such high esteem because they are seen as Britain's Premium shirt maker?

I will give you my take: They are remarkably average. If I hold a T&A shirt up against a Thomas Pink, I cannot tell any difference in quality. Sorry, I just do not see it. Up against an Lewin or CT, again, differences, if any, are slight. Yet T&A is premium price, Thomas Pink / Lewin / CT are sub $100 (Although Thomas Pink prices fluctuate into the 200's depending on shirt).
That sounds like one of the good PRL shirts in terms of make. Check if it is made in Italy.

I do snag PRL shirts if I like them. I picked up a Red black plaid flannel the other day, made in China, but awesome looking.
Passing noxious vapors is great in principle, in practicality, those gases have to be synchronized with a particular event otherwise releasing them would be problematic. Learned my lesson in past never to force them, the results are sometimes requiring an urgent change of boxer shorts...

 

The one I got was made in HK but really high quality. I've never seen a PRL shirt with MOPs. Well, maybe I have just couldn't remember it...lol

 

lol8[1].gif@ involuntary poop shoot. He shoots, annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd it's good! uhoh.gif

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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

Girlfriend just broke up with me today. So what else to do but thrift? Some finds from today, some others.


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EG shirt.
AppleMark
AppleMark

Miu Miu shirt
AppleMark
AppleMark

Dior Homme shirt
AppleMark
AppleMark

Dior Homme jacket.
AppleMark


































































jk. just Monitaly.
AppleMark

SF Giants jacket. Basically grail for me.
AppleMark

Caruso made RL Rugby.
AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

LV Uniformes. Still cash.
AppleMark
AppleMark


Attolini made LBSC
AppleMark
AppleMark

2 x Versace, 1 random italian, 1 Ben Silver
AppleMark

My counter
AppleMark

Raliegh Denim
AppleMark
AppleMark

Brioni sport jacket.
AppleMark
AppleMark

 

Awww man, that sucks! Sorry to hear it. But that Raleigh selvedge is the shiz!

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