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post #68266 of 109488
Hans, nice stuff all around, that rabbit hat would be getting plenty of wear if it were mine, no pimpin necessary. biggrin.gif Nice look Cesar, glad that jacket went to a good home. nod[1].gif And for me today, I was planning an all day thrifting extravaganza since the wife is out of town. Well, after 8 stores with not a single thing in my backpack, I was about ready to hang it up. But something told me to just hit one more store. Gentlemen, I present you my finest non-clothing thrift find.
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I like to think I know a lot about bikes, but the truth is, my knowledge starts and ends with mountain bikes. I no next to nothing about road or vintage bikes. This however, was a no brainer. The Brooks saddle shone out like a spotlight under all the shit that was buried of top of it. I'm guessing this is from the 50's or 60's but I'm not entirely sure.

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Every component is stamped "Made in England" right down to the brake pads, so I'm assuming it's all OG. It's got some topical rust, but for the most part, it's in great shape. Brooks seat with an internal 3 speed hub shifter. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Just in time for the warm weather too! The only thing that sucked, I was far as fuck away from my house when I found it, so I had to walk this bike along with my current bike about 3 hours back home, but it was worth it. Total price, $30 plus tax. happy.gif
post #68267 of 109488
Wow! Excellent find, Easy! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Just in time for spring/summer! biggrin.gif
post #68268 of 109488
A couple more for the bike nerds. I also forgot the best part, it's my size!!!!
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Wow! Excellent find, Easy! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Just in time for spring/summer! biggrin.gif

Thanks Nat! The pictures don't do it justice, it's really fucking sick. I'm super stoked right now. biggrin.gif
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Pro Tip: Better then learning labels is learning content tags. Anyone can remember a name brand (store employees included), but if you know the tags you know what you really have.

 
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Found in a higher end thrift store where BB ties are $8-10, Versace, Zegna, etc are $20+ The script RL tag is gone or this would have been 2-3x the price.







So nice, been wanting a high quality, solid and deep purple tie like this for a while now.

Nothing too brag worthy for me, but first run in a while and I'm ok with what I grabbed. Left 3 Southwick suits, 1 had stains/damage around the crotch (not THOSE kinds of stains but still), 1 I don't remember why I didn't like but I didn't, and 1 grey herringbone that I really tried to convince myself fit me but it just didn't (and I've got too many larger items to flip already). Also, it was a 3-roll-1, if that's a thing. Had 3 buttons, one totally and completely behind the lapel, one that looked like the usual 3-roll-2 button (you think you can button it but you can't without looking dumb) and then one actual workable button... Anywhoo. No-name but super soft (feels just like a couple Sulkas I have) tie in my proud UConn colors, NWT VV, Golden Fleece polo for myself (finally popped that cherry after some near misses), and a Ted Baker silk (I think) shirt.



Mostly bothering to post to add to the litany of odd-pattern NWT VV ties that have been posted recently. Here we have Yale School of Medicine:



I have no real ties to Yale (my dad went to law school there and I've lived near Yale all my life), and certainly no med school ties, but the pattern is enough of a basic emblem I think I can pull it off anyways. Opinions?

EDIT - My mistake, Yale School of Management's crest, not School of Medicine.
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Thanks Nat! The pictures don't do it justice, it's really fucking sick. I'm super stoked right now. biggrin.gif

Great find. Wish bikes weren't marked up so high around here. I always see crappy bikes going for 100+ worse is that people are buying them. I don't even look anymore
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Great hats! And man, that SC is a beauty.  Jealous! I would wear that all the time. If you ever tire of it, just send it my way...
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Those colors/that pattern. drool.gif

Here I thought that those Borrelli's would be the attention-grabber! I almost left that one off thinking there would be no interest happy.gif

Cesar: Great fit!

Eazy: Wonderful looking bike!
post #68273 of 109488
Wow EazyE- I am quite jelly. I was stoked to find an 80's Peugeot Iseran for $30 a couple weeks ago.

Today I'm prepping about 50 items of thrifted clothing I've been holding onto for too long to throw on ebay tomorrow evening. And listening to a bunch of great thrifted records!


playlist:
Tyrone Davis- Without You In My Life (KILLER RECORD)
Johnny Nash- I Can See Clearly Now (another killer record I've been hunting for since hearing his cover of Guava Jelly)
Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band-Garden Party
The Art Ensemble of Chicago- Bap-Tizum
David Van Ronk-Gamblers Blues (excited to see the Coens Bros film based loosely on him)
post #68274 of 109488
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What do the numbers 1-15 mean on the blade?

It's a Quindici, and it flips for quite a bit. There are 15 different colors screened onto the ties pattern, and the squares show exactly what colors are featured on the tie.

Thanks. Knew it was something special but didnt know the name. Not going on ebay. Already hanging in my tie closet icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifThat is the best part of thrifting, finding something for yourself.

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A couple more for the bike nerds. I also forgot the best part, it's my size!!!!
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A couple more for the bike nerds. I also forgot the best part, it's my size!!!!
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Great find, but you might want to peddle it instead of pedal it.

I was amazed to find out what a decent vintage English three-speed is worth (and this one looks more than decent), but a lot more than I, personally, would pay. They are poseur bikes. Three-speed hubs, even Sturmey-Archer, which I presume is on this one, are notoriously finicky and complicated. The brakes won't work for sour owl shit, especially with steel rims, and especially in wet weather, although this one looks like it might have after-market brakes, hard to tell--what does it say on them? Weinmann? I would definitely get rid of the reflectors, no matter what, and probably the horn, with the idea of making it as clean and original as possible. I'm guessing that the cable housing, the grips and the cable clips are secondary, but that's a guess. Some upscale chrome clips would make for a cheap and effective dress-up. It also appears to be missing the seat clamp--I'd splurge for chrome there, as well.

But, no matter what you do, you will still always have a bicycle that is heavy and inefficient, even though it looks great. If you keep it and use it, you will always be adjusting the brakes and the shifting apparatus. If you keep it, I would suggest replacing the saddle with a Brooks leather saddle, if you can find one for a reasonable price, which will both look better and be more comfortable. The ones for upright riding positions cost $100 or more and wouldn't at all detract from the look. Naval jelly and steel wool can work wonders on cleaning up rust from chrome, not sure about painted surfaces.

I don't mean to denigrate this bicycle at all--I would've snapped it up at twice the price. I just wouldn't keep it. It's subjective.
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Great find, but you might want to peddle it instead of pedal it.

I was amazed to find out what a decent vintage English three-speed is worth (and this one looks more than decent), but a lot more than I, personally, would pay. They are poseur bikes. Three-speed hubs, even Sturmey-Archer, which I presume is on this one, are notoriously finicky and complicated. The brakes won't work for sour owl shit, especially with steel rims, and especially in wet weather, although this one looks like it might have after-market brakes, hard to tell--what does it say on them? Weinmann? I would definitely get rid of the reflectors, no matter what, and probably the horn, with the idea of making it as clean and original as possible. I'm guessing that the cable housing, the grips and the cable clips are secondary, but that's a guess. Some upscale chrome clips would make for a cheap and effective dress-up. It also appears to be missing the seat clamp--I'd splurge for chrome there, as well.

But, no matter what you do, you will still always have a bicycle that is heavy and inefficient, even though it looks great. If you keep it and use it, you will always be adjusting the brakes and the shifting apparatus. If you keep it, I would suggest replacing the saddle with a Brooks leather saddle, if you can find one for a reasonable price, which will both look better and be more comfortable. The ones for upright riding positions cost $100 or more and wouldn't at all detract from the look. Naval jelly and steel wool can work wonders on cleaning up rust from chrome, not sure about painted surfaces.

 


I don't mean to denigrate this bicycle at all--I would've snapped it up at twice the price. I just wouldn't keep it. It's subjective.

 

Agree; I'd flip as well. Clean it up a bit and then throw it on Craigslist when the weather gets warmer. Chicago has a strong bike (and hipster) population that would eat that up. 

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Things I brought back from Vienna...

A couple of silk pocket squares (unavailable):

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Hugo Boss Selection suit. I don't pick up a lot of Hugo Boss, but this one was Super 150's (unavailable):

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Burberry jacket. I don't think it's an orphan, though it could be. It's not nearly as big as it appears (unavailable):

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McNeal shirt. McNeal isn't expensive, so I leave almost everything I find. I do, however, have a couple of linen shirts from them that are great. I grabbed this because it's 10x better than their normal stuff. Sea Island cotton with beautiful buttons. Size 40, available.

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Two beautiful summer Borrellis (unavailable):

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Ferrari polo:

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I found a number of hats that someone didn't get a chance to wear or from a shop. A couple had store tags.

Wool cap (unavailable), made in Belgium:

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Wool Christy's London (unavailable):

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Insane rabbit and beaver fur hat. I don't know what I'll do with it, unless I transform into a '70s street pimp, but I couldn't leave it behind.

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Any hat guys out there know the age of these? They're NOS...

Brown Royal Stetson (unavailable):

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Grey Royal Stetson (unavailable)

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Ties, L to R: No name bird tie, Bally, S.T. Dupont (a first for me), Alexander Wien:

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Paul & Shark cardigan, XXL. I missed a couple of small moth bites in it at the shop, only one goes through. Available.
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Austrian Army Alpine sweater. HEAVY and no flaws. These are cool and really useful in cold weather. Tapered waist keeps it tight on the hips.

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Bruno Maglis...owner used shoe trees. (unavailable)

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Smaller rucksack from a local company that went out of business. I always pick these up when I find them. This one has a neat small exterior frame. (unavailable)

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This one fits pretty well and was dirt cheap. It came from a menswear chain that closed a year or two ago. I find a bunch of their stuff NWT. Their house label isn't bad, but it's usually marked up pretty high. This is a wool/cashmere blend that I'll likely only wear once per year, but it was worth it at that price.

 

 



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If I hadn't gotten those ass whooping Italian bespoke SCs from the Spoo-meister, I would PM the shit out of this one! Yes, I'm going to brag about all three of those SCs for the rest of the year!

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Thanks, but it's definitely mainline. There's just a little circled 'Z' atop the name. Driving me nuts. At the very least, the flannel is so nice, I'd like to use it for something, I just...don't know what. biggrin.gif

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Older Zegnas are cool, too!

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Picked up two things today.

 

NWT Vineyard Vines Golf Tie (available):

 

 

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Raleigh Denim, Size 34.  Possibly available:

 

 

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WTF!!!!!!!! @ limited super rare Raleigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #68279 of 109488
The cantarelli is stained around the neck, dry cleaners will have their work cut out for them. Been a little slow lately, this stuff is currently n/a.
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So, I've imposed a no thrift and buying anything men's wear related for a month. However, while I was waiting for my hair appointment, I passed by a thrift store...Couldn't resist...Coped my first pair of Stone Island non-selvedge jeans. I'm a selvedge whore so buying a pair of non-selvedge was out of character...Nevertheless, this was my first SI.

 

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So, I then got faded up and looking fly as shit. Went home. Passed by our garbage dump and found this sitting patiently, waiting for my embrace.

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Nothing special but we were looking for one! +1,000 for I'm happy for saving money, that's a bargain, free shit FTW!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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