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post #66991 of 124841
A few items of note today.

Pendleton Board shirt -1970s vintage
Pendleton shirt jac of some sort
Marmot soft shell
North Face Mtn Light (I'm 80% sure it's legit and mid-90s. Need to research)







post #66992 of 124841
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Allllllright. So this thread got me out and thrifting. 
I am in Toronto, so quality finds are rare. But this is what I've found thus far:

Toronto is probably the best place in Canada to thrift. It's got incredible population density and has been that way for most of the 20th century. (This means that there were lots of people buying lots of things for a long period, longer than say in Western Canadian cities). You'll find tons of good things, especially in the vintage category.

Several regulars here are in the GTA and one former regular made a living at it.
post #66993 of 124841
Wes, those remind me of an art project we did in school when we were around 8. You colored in a paper fully and then covered it in black paint. Then, you scraped part of the paint to make a picture. There it is, 8 year old art biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Toronto is probably the best place in Canada to thrift. It's got incredible population density and has been that way for most of the 20th century. (This means that there were lots of people buying lots of things for a long period, longer than say in Western Canadian cities). You'll find tons of good things, especially in the vintage category.

Several regulars here are in the GTA and one former regular made a living at it.

Yeah - I get that it's better than other places in Canada. I was comparing to L.A. or other large US cities. 

 

I've probably been out 6 or 7 times, hitting 2-3 shops each time, and this is all I've found so far. I have been limiting myself to things in my size (rather than resale or trade items), but I still feel like a lot of the time I find nothing.

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Sorry no pictures, but I want to tell my story of persistence. 

 

Been thrifting for the past couple week with no luck.  I did find a mint Pal Zileri suit, two button, double vent for 30dollars, but not in my sizebaldy[1].gif  Found a two button double vent Strellson for Harry Rosen in my size at another store of theirs, but they wanted 70 dollarsangry.gif

 

Yesterday I hit five thrift stores with no luck.  On my final stop just before I was able to leave, I decided to check out the tie bin.  Found a mint Luciano Barbera tie for one dollar!  biggrin.gifNavy blue with thin red strips, 3.75 inches wide.

 

Today I just went to my favorite thrift store, that I also visited yesterday.  Found three Harry Rosen sport coats all side by side.  (Harry Rosen is a high end Canadian store) That is what I call hitting the jack pot.  When someone your size donates a bunch of their high end clothing and you are one of the first people to have a look at them.

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Found 8 of these for .50 each.

 

 

Hanging upgrade. Castangia!  

 

 

 

Appropriate, given that Put This On just rehashed this old blog post: http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2010/10/importance-of-hangers.html

post #66997 of 124841
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Allllllright. So this thread got me out and thrifting. 

 

I am in Toronto, so quality finds are rare. But this is what I've found thus far:

 

 

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Toronto is probably the best place in Canada to thrift. It's got incredible population density and has been that way for most of the 20th century. (This means that there were lots of people buying lots of things for a long period, longer than say in Western Canadian cities). You'll find tons of good things, especially in the vintage category.

Several regulars here are in the GTA and one former regular made a living at it.

 

He means because I'm in Toronto.

 

And of course you know who.

 

Seriously though scatterbrain, just a quick tip: just because Harry Rosen sells it, doesn't mean it's great. Harry Rosen sells some amazing things (Brioni, Loro Piana etc.) but they, like everyone else, also have their lower end stuff, because that's where the real money is. Stuff like Coppley is fine for yourself if it fits (I'm wearing some Coppley pants now in fact), but not generally all that brag-worthy. Also, I don't think Sedgewick has been in business for a long while.

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My wife is a woman smile.gif but she's six feet and built like a gazelle. So men's coats with long arms sometimes fit her quite well. In any case she doesn't like it. It's too damn heavy. So available.

Ah gotcha, I was just curious!
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

 

He means because I'm in Toronto.

 

And of course you know who.

 

Seriously though scatterbrain, just a quick tip: just because Harry Rosen sells it, doesn't mean it's great. Harry Rosen sells some amazing things (Brioni, Loro Piana etc.) but they, like everyone else, also have their lower end stuff, because that's where the real money is. Stuff like Coppley is fine for yourself if it fits (I'm wearing some Coppley pants now in fact), but not generally all that brag-worthy. Also, I don't think Sedgewick has been in business for a long while.


I would not call the Harry Rosen store brand "low end stuff".  Mid range yes, lower no.  The sports coats that I picked up are full canvassed.  Not in the same league as Brioni and Zegna, but way better than the department store brands.

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Nice!

Edit: I just showed my wife your Duchamp. She said "Now, those are some sexy tie pictures"

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Wes, those remind me of an art project we did in school when we were around 8. You colored in a paper fully and then covered it in black paint. Then, you scraped part of the paint to make a picture. There it is, 8 year old art biggrin.gif

Oh my BOSH I loved those.
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Found 8 of these for .50 each.


Hanging upgrade. Castangia!  





Appropriate, given that Put This On just rehashed this old blog post: http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2010/10/importance-of-hangers.html

Are you not wondering what was hanging on them and where they are?!
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Originally Posted by socrates View Post


I would not call the Harry Rosen store brand "low end stuff".  Mid range yes, lower no.  The sports coats that I picked up are full canvassed.  Not in the same league as Brioni and Zegna, but way better than the department store brands.

 

It's lower end relative to most of the other things they sell there. Still head and shoulders above your average department store suit, but still. Again don't get me wrong, I have plenty of their made in Italy stuff in my wardrobe and I love it, but finding that stuff isn't really brag-worthy unless it's a "I wanted it, it's good and it fits" brag (still a great brag).

 

Having said that, I've never encountered Harry Rosen store brand suit or sport coats that were canvassed. Were they house brand, or J.P. Tilford for Harry Rosen? If the latter, that's Samuelsohn's line for the store, which isn't exactly the same as the house brand.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So, I don't usually sell stuff for other people....but, my wife's boss was forced into buying some ties over the years by the manufacturers of the golf carts they sell. He wanted to send me a box of the unworn tied to see if I could recoup some of the money spent.

 

 

How bad could they be....right? (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think I found a cousin to you wild RT...(top row 2nd from left in 1st pic belowrotflmao.gif)

 

Been a little dry lately and just havent had much time to thrift much, but here are some pickups from last week or so....mostly ties

 

Top row Talbott BOC x 5

Bottom row RT x 2, Ike Behar, Alexander Olch seersucker (keeping, but anyone got deets on this brand/maker- found a few things online but not much?), older T&A paisley

 

Charvet x 4 (likely keeping)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2x Hermes (pelican motif one has a stain)

 

 

 

Older Pringle 100% Cashmere Argyle sweater tag 46

 

 

Fairly recent Southwick, tagged 46 Tall on Jacket (25 pit to pit, 20.5 shoulders, 33 BOC), but pants only have 28.5 inseam but appx 3" to let out including cuffs,

 

 

 

 

Vintage Made in England BB Cashmere sweater vest(keeping)

 

 

post #67003 of 124841
Going for full on rare and unusual on this post.


Let's start off with....

NWOB english made Barrie Ltd. suede bucks 9M custom grade


Emporio Armani Brown Leather Pants 34x30


Willis & Geiger chestnut money belt 34



I've seen plenty of bad Lanvin....a couple good Lanvin....but I can't recall seeing vintage 60's bespoke Lanvin on this thread.

Until now. 36R
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Edited by hmmurdock - 3/26/13 at 9:36pm
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Emperio Armani Brown Leather Pants 34x30

 

 

uhoh.gif uhoh.gif uhoh.gif Looks awful. Unusual is the appropriate word here. Those are just horrible. Looks like chocolate (or shit) was melted into pant form...

post #67005 of 124841
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

It's lower end relative to most of the other things they sell there. Still head and shoulders above your average department store suit, but still. Again don't get me wrong, I have plenty of their made in Italy stuff in my wardrobe and I love it, but finding that stuff isn't really brag-worthy unless it's a "I wanted it, it's good and it fits" brag (still a great brag).

 

Having said that, I've never encountered Harry Rosen store brand suit or sport coats that were canvassed. Were they house brand, or J.P. Tilford for Harry Rosen? If the latter, that's Samuelsohn's line for the store, which isn't exactly the same as the house brand.

Thanks for the feedback DeadBoy.

 

^That's the only reason I was posting these. I wasn't planning on reselling any of them. smile.gif 

 

While I like some of the stuff HR sells (Canali, Etc), I actually don't like a lot of it (D&G, Versace, some Prada, most Armani). 

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