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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I agree that the standards have gone up. I think we have more people posting than ever, so the good stuff is bound to show up more frequently. I remember someone posted a RLPL plaid sport coat a while back that got zero comments.

I like the growing appreciation for more vintage stuff here. Sometimes a 1950s Deansgate jacket is more interesting than another 90s Zegna suit. I hope Spoo's vintage thread continues to take off too.

You're right, more people leads to more/better finds. Naturally we get desensitized to certain labels, though I'd certainly be excited to find any number of them. I think I know the jacket you're talking about - I saw it on my phone and thought it would be quoted 5 times, but nothing else had been mentioned!

I love the vintage stuff and most of what appears in Spoo's thread. I absolutely love some of the stuff from the 1900s-1960s. It's fairly rare to find in thrifts now, but I'd guess it will be incredibly difficult in 5-10 years. Of course the stuff from the '60s and '70s will appear, but the old generation from WWII will be gone and the last of their clothes donated.
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I found some great things for myself today although it may not be everyone here's thing.

Brand new with tags Pointer Brand hickory stripe shawl collar chore coat in size small. I was debating whether or not I should order one of these from Pointer a few weeks ago. Im glad I waited since I only paid $20 for this one.



A pair of almost new Gap selvedge 1969 made in Italy size 32x36 jeans. I have somehow managed to find like 6 pairs of selvedge 1969 jeans over the past few months but never with a 36" inseam. The details and construction on this pair are a lot nicer than most of the other ones Ive come across.




Next up isnt the greatest find in the world but it fits well and I really like the pattern. Its a Zara size medium dress shirt that looks like it has never been worn before. Pardon the terrible photo. I took this while in the store and I dropped the shirt off at my dry cleaners on my way home.


Edited by potemkin_city_limits - 2/20/13 at 3:34pm
post #63768 of 102475
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

What I think is strange about this thread is that the standards are constantly raised a bit. I remember when a Borrelli or Brioni shirt would be surprising, but it seems they're found on a daily basis with little fanfare. I posted a pair of Vass shoes a couple of months ago and I can't remember if anything was said. One category that seems to consistently get comments though, and it happens to be one of my favorite "categories" in this thread, are the vintage pieces. Things that are old get a lot of love here.

Anyway, not a complaint or a rant, but something I've noticed. Am I alone in that??

I agree that the standards have gone up. I think we have more people posting than ever, so the good stuff is bound to show up more frequently. I remember someone posted a RLPL plaid sport coat a while back that got zero comments.

I like the growing appreciation for more vintage stuff here. Sometimes a 1950s Deansgate jacket is more interesting than another 90s Zegna suit. I hope Spoo's vintage thread continues to take off too.

Also, this thread moves SO fast (even with 100 posts per page viewing) that you miss stuff and there are so many side topics going on, like this one

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Gap selvedge worth picking up to proxy? You guys like that stuff?

Also this Massimo Bizzocchi tie unfamiliar, seems nice but $7.99
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hide yo Kitons, hide yo Brioni, hide yo Attolini cause DM7 and rayxlui invading LA.
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Ran into Nataku at a local discount store that I was hitting up on the hot tip of half price Red Wing Beckman boots. Sadly they did not have my size. Did grab myself a LBM 1911 navy blazer for the spring at 75% off... and a pair of the Beckmans for ebay to make my money back. devil.gif
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Picked up some black Brooks Brothers Shoes today, Made in England...someone help me with maker?  Edward Green comes to mind, but not an expert.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Those are Church's.
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Ran into Nataku at a local discount store that I was hitting up on the hot tip of half price Red Wing Beckman boots. Sadly they did not have my size. Did grab myself a LBM 1911 navy blazer for the spring at 75% off... and a pair of the Beckmans for ebay to make my money back. devil.gif
Aww I didn't get the invite!
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Aww I didn't get the invite!

So tempted to go back Saturday and swipe up any unpurchased boots. I couldn't even get a used pair on ebay for this price.
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Gap selvedge worth picking up to proxy? You guys like that stuff?

Also this Massimo Bizzocchi tie unfamiliar, seems nice but $7.99

Bizzocchi is decent stuff. I have several I like well. I'll cover your investment at least, if someone hasn't already beat me to it.
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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

hide yo Kitons, hide yo Brioni, hide yo Attolini cause DM7 and rayxlui invading LA.

Lemme guess, this weekend while I'm working on a music vid?

 

Recent stuffs:

Stoked on this, AE belt in my size, matches the shoes I got a while back perfectly.

No Berluti but I'm digging the punch pattern.

 

What better way to turn a shitty day (well week) around? Poppin this cherry finally

Cue the Kool Aid man (Click to show)

Oooh Yeaaah!

 

Same donor must have dropped off 5 different safari/photo vests / jackets. This was the most clean of them... And was waiting on an end cap as I walked in the store.

 

That said, anyone know how to fix this? Or better to leave as-is and warn buyers about it?

 

And then some love from a ghetto Marshalls that I was convinced would never have something like along these lines

It gets better (Click to show)

Left- Made in Italy wool... Right- Made in Italy um, is that the silk I'm looking for?

 

Only issues on them are:

Not visible in use. 

 

Riddle me this,  should lay like this

 

Wants to lay like this, with the tag facing forward

How does one fix that? 


Edited by Evil Abed - 2/20/13 at 5:02pm
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Since we're talking shoe makers ....

 

Anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the glossiest leather of any of my shoes. It's not anything like corrected grain, is it?

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Isn't McAfee the maker? Looks like corrected grain to me.
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Isn't Cheaney the maker who includes last and shoe no.?
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Since we're talking shoe makers ....

Anyone?














This is the glossiest leather of any of my shoes. It's not anything like corrected grain, is it?
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