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post #68281 of 115994
Is this "good Gant" or just "better Gant"?

post #68282 of 115994
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Is this "good Gant" or just "better Gant"?


Honestly, I have no idea, but Dig posted this earlier and I now have it saved. I don't really know whether it applies to this find:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/253735/an-unpinned-thread-digmenows-journey-toward-sartorial-self-improvement/0_30#post_5899753
post #68283 of 115994
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Honestly, I have no idea, but Dig posted this earlier and I now have it saved. I don't really know whether it applies to this find:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/253735/an-unpinned-thread-digmenows-journey-toward-sartorial-self-improvement/0_30#post_5899753
Vintage and awesome (IMHO) probably 60's. not good for flipping but if its for you (or someone on this forum) not bad!
post #68284 of 115994
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Is this "good Gant" or just "better Gant"?

 

That's the good vintage Gant, probably 60s or 70s. Does it have a union stamp on the front? 

post #68285 of 115994
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

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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I wish I knew the maker. The patter lines up really well and it's decently made. Unfortunately, I believe Austrian law requires clothes to have tags in German and therefore most of everything (every major brand) has the same generic maker tag as far as content and size go. It's terribly frustrating as very few Italian and English makers have their original tags in German and therefore replace them with these generics.
post #68286 of 115994
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

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

Thats how it usually is here too, I come across magnas and huffys pretty often but never anything good.

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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

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. 

Nah, I'll be keeping this. I've already got my regular use, everyday bike, this will be my spring fixer upper project. I'll do some before and after shots when it's all pimped out. devil.gif
post #68287 of 115994
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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

That's the good vintage Gant, probably 60s or 70s. Does it have a union stamp on the front? 

Yep. Maybe not great for flipping, but hopefully it'll be nice filler for my (forthcoming) Etsy store.

post #68288 of 115994
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

WTF!!!!!!!! @ limited super rare Raleigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

 

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One of the 250 pairs made for Barney's Co-Op's 25th anniversary. Holy rare denim find Batman! Do want!! Prepared to fight[1].gif for them!

 

Even n00bs find stuff sometimes. lol8[1].gif icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #68289 of 115994
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Nah, I'll be keeping this. I've already got my regular use, everyday bike, this will be my spring fixer upper project. I'll do some before and after shots when it's all pimped out. devil.gif

You'll have fun with it, then. Tinkering with old bicycles is pure joy. I don't know what you mean by pimp out but I hope you mean restored to as close to original as possible. Putting streamers on the ends of those handlebars and somesuch would be sacrilege.
post #68290 of 115994
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

You'll have fun with it, then. Tinkering with old bicycles is pure joy. I don't know what you mean by pimp out but I hope you mean restored to as close to original as possible. Putting streamers on the ends of those handlebars and somesuch would be sacrilege.

Hahaha, everything is stamped made in England, even the horn, so I think it's all original. That being said, I removed it along with the reflectors, cause those are for pussy's. biggrin.gif The only changes I'm going to make is replace the handlebar with a straight riser and some black grips and black cable housing. I can't get down with those back swept bars. Probably going to put a nice brown Brooks saddle on it too. As it's for myself, I'm not too concerned with making a few adjustments. biggrin.gif And maybe a plastic pink basket on the front. mwink[1].gif

Edit: the topical rust is coming off really easy and the chrome is polishing up nicely!
post #68291 of 115994
I'm back from the trenches with a few interesting things to share tomorrow.
But I had to post a picture of the ugliest tie I've ever seen. It's a paisley / plaid combination with some sort of wavy watermark going on underneath it. I've already posted it in my fugly/fake thread.

post #68292 of 115994
I am currently at a thrift store and found a Canali, dual vent, surgeon's cuffs...but the tag in the pocket says it is a 54 7 L, whatever that means. I'm a 40r generally and I drown in it unfortunately. I normally only shop for my size, but will consider picking it up if someone wants it in trade...not sure if the size would sell on ebay. No issues or blemishes that I can see...I'd have no problem buying and wearing if it fit.
post #68293 of 115994
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

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Thrift / Discount Fit

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jacket:  1970's BB Makers, from lookngr8

I posted that thing live from the store rack as a joke and we went through the trade motions after 3 thrift threaders persuaded me it was worth doubling back and kopping. You actually make it look presentable. Well played.
post #68294 of 115994
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Originally Posted by pack66 View Post

I am currently at a thrift store and found a Canali, dual vent, surgeon's cuffs...but the tag in the pocket says it is a 54 7 L, whatever that means. I'm a 40r generally and I drown in it unfortunately. I normally only shop for my size, but will consider picking it up if someone wants it in trade...not sure if the size would sell on ebay. No issues or blemishes that I can see...I'd have no problem buying and wearing if it fit.

That is a Euro size. About a US 44 (very common size). Surgeon's cuffs will limit who it would fit, but dual vents make it desirable. If it's a suit and at regular thrift prices, I say grab it because someone will definitely want it.
post #68295 of 115994
Scored a nice item last week. Valentino long coat in cashmire. Superb condition and my size what's more. Valentino reputedly uses only the best materials. What would it have been MSRP?
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