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post #69256 of 138728
I'm in a quandary. I am having a serious jonez for those "GR by Gordon Rush" side zip boots. I've been looking for a sleek boot to wear under my 501's for nearly two years and so far, I've only found a pair of H&M boots that look blobby and aren't even real leather! The GR boots are made in China and the soles aren't stitched but I REALLY liked how they looked on my feet and at least they are real leather uppers. I didn't mention it earlier but there's also a pair of black Chelsea by the same maker that I could probably make work with some of the black pants that I have to wear for my job as well.

Sure, they'd fall apart if I wore them daily but I rarely wear the same shoes more than once a week so I'll die before they do and if they do blow up, I'm out ten bucks per pair. So what?

Also, Man of Lint will kick my a$$ on the No Purchase Club thread but ... I'm weak.

What would you do?
post #69257 of 138728
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+1. Very amusing, and in this case, I would take that to mean you were very well-dressed. foo.gif

I suppose a bit too dressed up to be at a used clothing store biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Amongst a day of mostly quantity over quality, found these in the dollar bin:





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AppleMark











Wow, I just watched a mint pair of those go for something like €400. Well done!

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Originally Posted by TheMangelo View Post

I have almost the exact same pair, which I bought something like 6-7 years ago. Out of curiosity, how much did you snag them for?

Most shoes I find are in the €15-30 range, so it's not often that I buy them. There were €6 for some odd reason.
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Wow, nice find!
post #69258 of 138728
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Originally Posted by noob View Post

(Absolutely do not Google):

lol8[1].gif Thanks for the warning. I would not have known that based on her name. Nor did I know who she was already. patch[1].gif

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Such heartbreak this week in LA...
This sux.
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Tried to restore a little normalcy by hanging out at the local mall afterward. Strolled through the Von Maur and saw tons of Vineyard Vines and Robert Graham - it's always interesting seeing what non-thrifters will pay for this stuff new.
Very sorry for your loss.



Once again, thanks for all the well wishes. Everyone is doing well, I'm happy to report.
post #69259 of 138728

Finally found something worth posting.  Isaia Napoli - in my size, I mean it looks like it was tailored for me!  Already wore it to work and got compliments.  Thinking of selling it, honestly feel like I have to watch what I'm doing when I wear it in case something happens to it.  It doesn't even look like it had been worn.  Any tips on how old it is and the best way to market it on eBay or other?

Christ's sake, look at thatbutton hole!

It's purdy, no?  I have a hard time wearing my Men's Wearhouse coats after wearing this.

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Holy crap man... Both SWD and MC on lock down here... No wonder its been dry.

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Finally found something worth posting.  Isaia Napoli - in my size, I mean it looks like it was tailored for me!  Already wore it to work and got compliments.  Thinking of selling it, honestly feel like I have to watch what I'm doing when I wear it in case something happens to it.  It doesn't even look like it had been worn.  Any tips on how old it is and the best way to market it on eBay or other?

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Christ's sake, look at thatbutton hole!

It's purdy, no?  I have a hard time wearing my Men's Wearhouse coats after wearing this.

 

 

I highly recommend keeping it. If it fits like you say then you wont come across something like that again in a long time. I havent found a sport coat or suit that I did not need to tailor. There is plenty of ebay fodder to be had out there.

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First, I need to get this on the record. There has NEVER been a pair of selvedge jeans sold in the City of Pittsburgh. I have never seen any in 7 years of doing this, so I have to assume that there is no retail of selvedge and all folks moving here have their selvedge confiscated on arrival.

It has been incredibly slow around here for the last few months. Yesterday was the first sign of hope.

Two immaculate Davide Cenci 100% camel hair sweaters. These are the first Cenci store brand items I've found and the quality is amazing. Wonderfully soft and heavy. Made in Scotland. I really wish they fit.



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These next three shirts are firsts for each of the brands as well.

Barba button down. Hand attached sleeves, huge MOP buttons. Every bit the quality of Borrelli.

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Dunhill button down. Great fabric.

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Black fleece button down. I'm assuming its never been worn as it still has the envelope with spare buttons attached to the bottom button hole.

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Gucci shirt

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Vintage Eddie Bauer Goose Down leather jacket.

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Gerry reversible down jacket.



Cifonelli trousers

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Really nice Patagonia flannel shirt

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Versace collarless shirt with gold tone V2 buttons (worth anything Spoo?)

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...and a Robert Graham.

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DM7 bringing back insane finds. I think I might need to go to LA to visit my sister again smile.gif

Great haul tony. I love Barba ... but I've only ever found one and it was my dad's size, so I guess he loves Barba.
post #69264 of 138728

Just a couple of finds.

 

Anyone heard of John Alan McAfee. Are these church's (heels replaced)? Hard to tell the size, so if any of you guys have eyes better than me. Available, assuming we figure out the size.

 

 

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AppleMark

 

 

 

 

Picked up this Tumi Alpha Expandable Bag. Missing the shoulder strap but is pretty big and great for traveling. I know there has been discussion over covering up the monogram in the past. Anyone have a tasteful method they have used? I was thinking of just ordering a basic engraving plate and taping/gluing it over with my initials on it.

 

 

Also awhile ago thrifted an entire stack of law books. The library at the school put out a cart of books with a nice "FREE" sign. Some older versions, worth little, but some were brand new editions that professors must have gotten as "review" copies and discarded. Yep, I sat there with my amazon app scanning book by book to see which were worth taking. Walked to the parking lot with books stacked over my head. I know picture is terrible, but this is easiest money I have ever made. I have already sold about 6, which are not in this picture.


Edited by Dolfan954 - 4/21/13 at 12:17pm
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Has anyone ever seen this pattern or know what the heck it is supposed to represent?  Its kind of cool, but I don't get it.

 

post #69266 of 138728
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post

Also awhile ago thrifted an entire stack of law books. The library at the school put out a cart of books with a nice "FREE" sign. Some older versions, worth little, but some were brand new editions that professors must have gotten as "review" copies and discarded. Yep, I sat there with my amazon app scanning book by book to see which were worth taking. Walked to the parking lot with books stacked over my head. I know picture is terrible, but this is easiest money I have ever made. I have already sold about 6, which are not in this picture.


Yep, our library was doing the same (I saw them yesterday) and considering grabbing. Apparently they do a much better job looking for ANY edition worth ANYTHING tho.
post #69267 of 138728
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

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I have no words.....

Interested in the Maiden Noir jeans if they are my size.




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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Finally found something worth posting.  Isaia Napoli - in my size, I mean it looks like it was tailored for me!  Already wore it to work and got compliments.  Thinking of selling it, honestly feel like I have to watch what I'm doing when I wear it in case something happens to it.  It doesn't even look like it had been worn.  Any tips on how old it is and the best way to market it on eBay or other?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Christ's sake, look at thatbutton hole!


It's purdy, no?  I have a hard time wearing my Men's Wearhouse coats after wearing this.

Amazing find! This is their current label.......and also my size. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

First, I need to get this on the record. There has NEVER been a pair of selvedge jeans sold in the City of Pittsburgh. I have never seen any in 7 years of doing this, so I have to assume that there is no retail of selvedge and all folks moving here have their selvedge confiscated on arrival.

It has been incredibly slow around here for the last few months. Yesterday was the first sign of hope.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Two immaculate Davide Cenci 100% camel hair sweaters. These are the first Cenci store brand items I've found and the quality is amazing. Wonderfully soft and heavy. Made in Scotland. I really wish they fit.



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


These next three shirts are firsts for each of the brands as well.

Barba button down. Hand attached sleeves, huge MOP buttons. Every bit the quality of Borrelli.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Dunhill button down. Great fabric.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Black fleece button down. I'm assuming its never been worn as it still has the envelope with spare buttons attached to the bottom button hole.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Gucci shirt

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Vintage Eddie Bauer Goose Down leather jacket.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Gerry reversible down jacket.



Cifonelli trousers

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Really nice Patagonia flannel shirt

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Versace collarless shirt with gold tone V2 buttons (worth anything Spoo?)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


...and a Robert Graham.




Great haul! You know what they say, persistence pays off. Keep looking for the selvedge and you will find it!
Edited by Nataku - 4/21/13 at 11:29am
post #69268 of 138728
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Great haul! You know what they say, persistence pays off. Keep looking for the selvedge and you will find it!

Or, Nat will find a pair in your size and pass it along for a great price. fistbump.gif (I have also not found any selvedge at thrifts)

post #69269 of 138728

Woke up to find my favorite, and only, BBGF Double Breasted suit moth riddled. Checked my almost cedar filled closet to find no other markings at all on any of my other garments...so far (knock on wood). How is everyone else day going so far?? ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif

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I realize that thrift shops and vintage stores are usually overflowing with Florsheim longwings, but I rarely find anything in my size (11EEE).  I have been hemming and hawing over whether or not to strip the leather and re-finish.  I'm going to have them re-soled anyway, but something about the rough, color and the years of history in them that I find appealing.  I happen to think the rough look goes well with jeans also.  

 

Can I retain some of that "age" if I have them cleaned up a bit? Thoughts?

 

- Mr. Kusab

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