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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Found the most universally compatible wool tie today. It's 4" wide but it's raw versatility makes up for it.




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Love this pattern! I found something similar last week that I'm excited to wear.
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Then there were these two.....any ideas on the era of these? 1940's maybe?





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1940s sounds right to me.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Closed on our refinance last night. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
 Dropped 3.5% off our interest rate. biggrin.gif
  Our monthly payment now is $400 less. 
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Total interest savings, if we were to pay by the ammortization schedule (we will likely pay extra to pay off early), is $144,000. Talk about my best thrift find ever!

Congrats! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by timmygoestothez View Post

Recent thrift find: Loden overcoat.  With detachable cape (not sure if that's the right term), traditional back pleat, and armpit vents.  Was $30.  75% wool, 25% alpaca.

Every time I put this on, I love it more.  But I'll have to be good and drunk before venturing into public with the cape part attached. 
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Looks good and it's near (relatively) to me. I see these often and most are made by small companies in Tyrol and Salzburg. Very expensive when they're new.

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DON YOUR SUNGLASSES.....biggrin.gif



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Wow, I can't even begin to fathom a situation where a shirt like that would be appropriate!

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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

FWIW I sold a stained Hermes tie for $40 on eBay. People really like Hermes.

First time thrifting in a while today. Got some firsts! Details to follow tonight.

Good to know! I liked the colors and I gut sucked into Hermés shog[1].gif Hoped to wear it myself, but I'd never wear it in that condition.
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Thrift fit today. I attempted the Feat of Four Patterns. History will judge whether I succeeded. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Details:
SC: BB/Italy/LP, thrifted by me
Shirt: British Textiles, aka Ascot Chang, traded from a dude here
Tie: Gap (yes, GAP) silk/wool
Square: wool, ancient madder, hand rolled (by me), converted from a vintage, moth-eaten Rooster tie, thrifted by me
Sweater: BB/Italy/Merino, I believe thrifted by me
Trou: Orvis (CAP'N!)
Socks: Pantharella, TJX
Shoes: TBNY, thrifted by me




Edit: the jacket doesn't bunch at the shoulders or the button point as shown here, unless I'm holding a camera at head height. Which, luckily, I don't do for a living.
Can't recall exactly, but yes, I stop paying eventually. Could be 5, 6 or 10 years. I have it written down somewhere. Or when the house recovers ~8X% (maybe 82%?) LTV. And I think part of my premium is refundable if I don't get foreclosed on.
Either way, it's 100% annoying, since they're getting 8 MORE years of interest from me, PLUS another 30 years of my business. Let's not get me all ranty about this. It's been a year but the wounds are extremely fresh,

Really looks great! I think you were really successful combining all of those patterns.
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post

I love this thread; especially with all the rabbit trails that happen. We could probably have a full forum running with the stuff we discuss.

+100...I don't know about all of the topics discussed, but it's interesting to learn quite a bit!

I'd also go on to say that this thread attracts a certain type of personality. Namely, those that are a bit entrepreneurial in spirit. Even for those that don't sell things, it takes some thought and creativity to walk into some of these chaotic shops and take home something that seamlessly fits into a wardrobe. It's a challenge to make it look great and contemporary. Those that frequent this thread likely share that type of personality.
post #63932 of 121390
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post



Also, more pics of the Hermes scarf. Research suggests this is true vintage, 1969. It looks a helluva lot better than just about anything else I know born in the late 1960's, except maybe Cindy Crawford. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)













That scarf is one hell of a find! Congrats again!
post #63933 of 121390

There is so. much. going. on.    I don't even know where to start to reply, it's like the thread is over-stressed and having a breakdown. Probably just angst from post-January windfall.

 

Anyway, GMMcL, that doesn't seem to be a crazy pattern mashup, very tasteful.  That loden coat is seriously awesome, too.  As for my 2 cents on the thread's periodic philosophical introspection on what "available" means, I try to help out people who contribute without incurring too much of a loss to myself (I'm including karma points as worthy investment).  I'm not into flipping, so if something I picked up for someone doesn't work out I'm pretty generous, but if a lurker wants a solid deal they're going to get eBay prices.  Of course for items that are hard to come by, it's tougher to determine what "eBay prices" are.  This is especially true of staples in hard-to-thrift sizes.

 

Picked up some stuff that I'm sure I'll be delinquent in posting, but have had a major headache from a pair of black shell Hanover PTB's that I e-thrifted (wasn't listed as shell, didn't list width).  It appears that the seller doused shell in quick-dry liquid polish to make it shiny for selling, which has been a nightmare to remove.  I at first thought it was just caked wax, but no, it is MUCH worse. I only have so much Renovateur to spend on one pair of shoes! 
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PSA for small-shoulder guys (16.5"-17') who want nice wooden jacket hangers -- I picked up a set of 30 on ebay (1.5" width) for about $2.65 each after shipping.  Not Hanger Project width, but if you need that many hangers I doubt you want that width anyway.  Wood is solid hardwood with a nice varnish.  Not affiliated with seller, btw.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170993920348

post #63934 of 121390
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Originally Posted by timmygoestothez View Post

Recent thrift find: Loden overcoat.  With detachable cape (not sure if that's the right term), traditional back pleat, and armpit vents.  Was $30.  75% wool, 25% alpaca.

 

Every time I put this on, I love it more.  But I'll have to be good and drunk before venturing into public with the cape part attached. 

 

 

I don't think enough was said about this. That is an awesome piece that looks to be in great condition. Nice find!

post #63935 of 121390
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


I'd also go on to say that this thread attracts a certain type of personality. Namely, those that are a bit entrepreneurial in spirit. Even for those that don't sell things, it takes some thought and creativity to walk into some of these chaotic shops and take home something that seamlessly fits into a wardrobe. It's a challenge to make it look great and contemporary. Those that frequent this thread likely share that type of personality.

I have to agree with the personality similarity; it is often illustrated with the meetups that occur because of this thread. I have yet to hear of a meet-up that went badly. Contributors of this thread can go across the city or even across the country and be able to meet up with a like minded local who is happy to show them around and ensure that they go home with some great items.

I met up with FaceofBoh the other night...a great guy! Not only did he get me a nice shirt for a future trade, but he paid for my beer as well!
post #63936 of 121390
I passed these today but was incredibly tempted to get them. They're old, handmade leather suitcases. Pricey, of course. The larger one has a tray that has a couple of leather straps/buckles, but the whole things lifts out of the case. Heavy leather and no mildew smell. I might check on the tomorrow just to see if they're there, though I don't know what I'd be able to do with them.


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Also, I had the day off today and it was freezing cold. We had recently mentioned vintage stuff, so I threw this on to battle the cold. I found this last year in the US. It's an unissued wool shirt for the US navy. Dating it by the tags seems to put it at the late '30s-mid '40s. It's a terrible photo a boring fit, just thought I'd throw it on here though. Not sure why the leg of my jeans looks so weird, no photoshopping done outside of the crop.

AppleMark
post #63937 of 121390
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post

I have to agree with the personality similarity; it is often illustrated with the meetups that occur because of this thread. I have yet to hear of a meet-up that went badly. Contributors of this thread can go across the city or even across the country and be able to meet up with a like minded local who is happy to show them around and ensure that they go home with some great items.

I met up with FaceofBoh the other night...a great guy! Not only did he get me a nice shirt for a future trade, but he paid for my beer as well!

Next time I'm in the US, I'm going to attempt a meetup! It's always interesting to hear when people here meet up and I agree with you.

The free ones taste the best smile.gif
post #63938 of 121390
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Actually that looks a lot like one of the rooms in my house...

I wish my rooms looked like that but instead it looks like this.

At least it looks like you cook....idk what your kitchen must look like lol8[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

 

PSA for small-shoulder guys (16.5"-17') who want nice wooden jacket hangers -- I picked up a set of 30 on ebay (1.5" width) for about $2.65 each after shipping.  Not Hanger Project width, but if you need that many hangers I doubt you want that width anyway.  Wood is solid hardwood with a nice varnish.  Not affiliated with seller, btw.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170993920348

Nice!

post #63939 of 121390

The last week's shit:

 

BB braces

 

 

BB clip-ons

 

 

Florsheim Shell Cordovan bluchers, 12B

 

 

Maybe the oldest Harris Tweed I've found so far, anyone know how to date these? (not sure on size)

 

 

 

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BB Half lined suit, wrinkled as hell, flat front pants, perfect for summer 46L

 

 

 

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Pendleton Lobo XL

 

 

Orvis Patchwork Shirt L

 

Patagonia made in USA jacket

 

 

 

Patagonia Jacket M

 

 

Oxxford Trousers 34 (i think?)

 

 

BB Flannel PJs XL

 

Patagonia Fleece Pants/Liners size M, Made in USA

post #63940 of 121390

I also got this off ebay for meeeeee:

 

Barbour Border Jacket

post #63941 of 121390

Well I tried posting something from my phone last night, but it's a bit difficult now that the screen is shattered.ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif

 

Anyways, DM7 and rayxlui came down for a sprint pillage of the area. Their finds were impressive, though limited by the time they had here. They did find these though...

 

 

Denimheads... What's the frequency Kenneth? (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Tag has a silvery mylar-like thread running up the side.

 

 

Hit or miss?

post #63942 of 121390
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

correct. also, the glorious thing about a free market system is that we're allowed to call people out on their bullshit.

And yet have no impact on it.....

Dont get me wrong, i agree with you, but there will ALWAYS be people asking 2x what something is worth.
post #63943 of 121390

Just to prove the spirit of the thread is still alive with people thinking of others and often hooking each other up...

 

I get a PM from tonylumpkin saying he has something I should have. Faster than a speeding bullet I have a small package waiting for me today when I get home.

 

Open it up...

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I now officially have two!!! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Thanks buddy! At 4" it will be tough to maneuver, but this is clearly more wearable than the crazy other Dolphins tie I previously thrifted purely on principle.

 

post #63944 of 121390
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

the glorious thing about a free market system, is that these things tend to take care of themselves.

if by "glorious" you mean rapidly facilitating fractious and irreparable geopolitical strife while encouraging the wanton and complete destruction of our environment, then yes, i agree, the free market is indeed glorious.
post #63945 of 121390
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

if by "glorious" you mean rapidly facilitating fractious and irreparable geopolitical strife while encouraging the wanton and complete destruction of our environment, then yes, i agree, the free market is indeed glorious.

Throwing around webster's thesaurus doesn't make your attempt at a point valid. In fact, i find it amusing that someone (who judging by the links to their auction listings in their signature) who undoubtedly benefits from a free market, is such a critic of it.
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