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Found a beautiful cashmere blazer in navy herringbone by Samuelsohn today. 3 button front but no rear vents. Looked like someone splattered soup or some sauce on front and sleeve cuff. I took it into the bathroom, wet a paper towel and managed to clean the front up rather nice. I was surprised. The sleeve, on the other hand seemed to have larger stains and I didn't really want to bother. Plus, it was a 40R (I'm a 44R) and the fact that it had no rear vent would make it that much harder to find it a new home. So I had to leave it there on the rack. The day wasn't a total loss, though. Closer to home, I found a beautiful striped Lorenzini for Wilkes Bashford spread collar dress shirt. Is there any interest in Brooks Brothers Makers ties? I found a bunch of recent ones in Hermes-like patterns for $2.99 each.
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^Classic styles (repps, etc) in narrower widths can be sold on the Trad Thrift Exchange for $15-$18/ea. You might also try selling narrower ones in the SF S&D sales forum. I always leave ventless coats, too. Very hard to move. I saw a really nice USA made cotton pinstripe PoloRL db suit today. Then I saw the pants leg. It looked like the former owner had gotten the wrong end of an angry dog, ripped and torn in spot at the shin. Yikes! And saw a nice gingham T&A shirt with a tear at the chest. *sigh*
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
^Classic styles (repps, etc) in narrower widths can be sold on the Trad Thrift Exchange for $15-$18/ea. You might also try selling narrower ones in the SF S&D sales forum. I always leave ventless coats, too. Very hard to move.
Sad to see so many finds that would be great except for a deal-breaker flaw. I agree on the ventless jacket too - that was the reason I left it. I knew it'd clean up, but nobody really wants a ventless jacket no matter how nice it is. Well, unless it's a Kiton. If it has a Kiton label, people won't care if it's a 60L in Periwinkle, they'll buy it if it's cheap.
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Last week I scored an XMI Platinum tie, a recent Zegna tie, and a really nice John Nordstrom made in Italy tie. All about $2 each. I also found a set of Polo suspenders in tartan plaid, all leather on the ends with the polo logo emobssed on the leather in the back (where the "Y" is, I don't know what you call this). So today I tried them on. They are from the boys collection. Or for pants w/ about an 18" rise. I can't decide. If anyone has a son and wants a pair of really adorable tartan suspenders, they're yours for the cost of shippin, probably $3-$4 or so.
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anybody ever had a tailor add a vent to a ventless jacket? Just curuious if it's possible or worth the expense.
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Originally Posted by mystillwater View Post
anybody ever had a tailor add a vent to a ventless jacket? Just curuious if it's possible or worth the expense.

There are a bunch of threads on this and I believe the (near) consensus is no.
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Nice Hugo Boss made in Italy boot in cognac, after a little TLC.

Glove soft in and out.
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Todays spoil all at the same store, note the prices:
Florsheim Imperial Black wing tip oxford, not vintage--12.99
Florsheim Imperial brown loafer--5.99
Cole Haan City black loafer--12.99
Nocona black lizard skin boots sz 6.5--5.99
Allen Edmonds (schwing!) black Grayson loafers, sz 10.5--5.99
I am so glad they don't know their brands!
post #6849 of 138728
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Originally Posted by Temujin View Post
Todays spoil all at the same store, note the prices:
Florsheim Imperial Black wing tip oxford, not vintage--12.99
Florsheim Imperial brown loafer--5.99
Cole Haan City black loafer--12.99
Nocona black lizard skin boots sz 6.5--5.99
Allen Edmonds (schwing!) black Grayson loafers, sz 10.5--5.99
I am so glad they don't know their brands!

Nice one on the lizard skin boots. Not sure about the others, esp. if you intend to flip.

The Hugo Boss boots above look pretty nice--are they welted or blake-stitched?
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
Nice one on the lizard skin boots. Not sure about the others, esp. if you intend to flip.

The Hugo Boss boots above look pretty nice--are they welted or blake-stitched?



Blake-stitched leather sole with combination heel
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[quote=Trapp;3037392]Nice one on the lizard skin boots. Not sure about the others, esp. if you intend to flip.


I recently started using the fixed price format on Ebay. The listings last 30 days, and so many more people can see the items than in a 7 day auction. Because of the longer length of time, I have been able to really increase my sales, both in quantity of shoes sold, and in dollars earned. Before switching to this format, I would never pay over $5 for shoes I was going to flip. Now I am comfortable going a little over $10, depending on the brand, esp. AE's

One more tip on shoes in thrift stores, which you probably already know: check the women's shoe section for men's shoes that have been misplaced. I have repeatedly found men's shoes there, esp. loafers and boots. I don't know if it's the staff or customers, and I don't care. That is where I found the lizard skin boots, and also a pair of nice Braganos by CH, and a pair of woven J&M's Cellini.
Cheers!
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Canali ProPosta Jacket in black. Two button, ventless.
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Niiiiice boot finds, guys.
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I saw these two but didn't pick them up because they weren't perfect (dry cleaner sheen on collar, ring-around-the-collar, etc.):



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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
^Classic styles (repps, etc) in narrower widths can be sold on the Trad Thrift Exchange for $15-$18/ea. You might also try selling narrower ones in the SF S&D sales forum.

I have some really nice ties - Polo, BB, Zegna, Carrot & Gibbs - that I've thrifted over the past year. As a newbie at this I bought way too much and ended up with near duplicates, etc. I went through them and took out anything that wasn't pristine and from a good brand and donated them to my church clothes closet. I wouldn't mind cheaply selling the ones I kept (I was thinking $8-$10 each) so as to finance more thrifting but I measured them and all we're pretty much at 4" width. Am I wasting my time?

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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I saw these two but didn't pick them up because they weren't perfect (dry cleaner sheen on collar, ring-around-the-collar, etc.)

I pass on the cleaner shine (a real problem down here in starch-happy Texas) but the ones with ring-around-the-collar have almost always cleaned up good as new with that vinegar and OxyClean process you guys talked about. I've found some really nice shirts since in this heat shirts get collar-stained long before they get any significant wear.
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