Or, Nat will find a pair in your size and pass it along for a great price. (I have also not found any selvedge at thrifts)
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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
Need pics of this Cloak item. Also, dibs for this... I give you money, yes? Yes.
Also, awesome haul.
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?
If you like them, they fit and they fill a hole, buy them, especially at or close to thrift prices. Ten dollars is not a huge investment.
Just a couple of finds.
Anyone heard of John 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.
Tons of pics trying to see writing (Click to show)
Those are Alan McAfee, not John. I believe Cheaney is the maker, but could be wrong.
Also a little iffy on what that black stuff on the inside is...
What is the point of posting a comment about the pointlessness of not posting what a particular item was purchased for? What is the point of anything. Why do I have a penis. If a narwhale and a pony have sex, what happens? A unicorn? How is calamari made? If Ted Cruz died in a forest, would anyone care?
The point, I think:
Go down this road too far, brother
You'll never be able to come back.
The prices just aren't that interesting to hear about—unless maybe they are unusually low ($2 for a Kiton suit). Most of the time, it's understood that the prices are within the usual thrift shop ranges ($10–$30 for a suit, $5–$20 for a jacket, etc.)
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)
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.
As mentioned, current label and I would 110% keep that if it fits.... They are NICE suits!! What are you going to do with the money you sell that one for, buy 5 Men's Warehouse suits which you won't be happy with?
Thrift thread regulars:
I started a PM chain on Friday and within an hour or two, I'll be taking care of it. If anyone else would like to get in on it, please PM me immediately. For those that aren't in the loop, feel free to PM me for details. Sorry for being so cryptic
+1 If you are a thread regular you should PM him now