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post #7006 of 109264
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Originally Posted by 83glt View Post
I wonder what Antiques Roadshow would value it at?
What did you pay? Does it work?

I haven't really run it through its paces, but it seems to work. I paid $19.95.
post #7007 of 109264
Wow, great price! My local thrift would have slapped a $200 price-tag on that thing and stuck it in the collectibles case....
post #7008 of 109264
Has anyone heard of Il Marchese Coccapani? I was at a local thrift and saw one of the blazers. It was super soft.
post #7009 of 109264
First post on Styleforum, although this has been my favorite thread for lurking for the past couple weeks. Only recently started looking through local thrift stores.

Found a nice Zegna tie at a Salvation Army the other day for $6, I'm pretty new to upgrading my wardrobe, so I didn't even recognize the label at the time, but it was clearly a nice tie.





Other recent purchases haven't been quite as exciting. But I did find 4 pairs of wooden (not cedar) shoe trees for $3 a piece at Goodwill. I've been wanting some cheap shoe trees for my infrequently worn shoes (like my dance shoes) that are not nice enough to warrant $20 cedar.

Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.
post #7010 of 109264
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Originally Posted by CasmirRadon View Post
First post on Styleforum, although this has been my favorite thread for lurking for the past couple weeks. Only recently started looking through local thrift stores.

Found a nice Zegna tie at a Salvation Army the other day for $6, I'm pretty new to upgrading my wardrobe, so I didn't even recognize the label at the time, but it was clearly a nice tie.





Other recent purchases haven't been quite as exciting. But I did find 4 pairs of wooden (not cedar) shoe trees for $3 a piece at Goodwill. I've been wanting some cheap shoe trees for my infrequently worn shoes (like my dance shoes) that are not nice enough to warrant $20 cedar.

Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.

Welcome, give it 5-6 months of good thrift shopping and you can have a great wardrobe.
post #7011 of 109264
^Very nice tie. With patient thrifting you really never need to buy a tie otherwise.
post #7012 of 109264
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Originally Posted by CasmirRadon View Post

Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.

Unless there is major damage to the stitching or the leather itself. I almost never leave shell behind. Its amazing what can be done with it.
post #7013 of 109264
I agree about the Alden's, especially for $10. to me its worth a little gamble. love the Zenga tie.
post #7014 of 109264
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
Unless there is major damage to the stitching or the leather itself. I almost never leave shell behind. Its amazing what can be done with it.

That was my first thought when I saw the post. And it's not just shell. I regret that I didn't take a "before" photo of these unknown maker calf shoes. I sent my daughter back to the shoe rack to get them while I was in line. I almost left them because I questioned whether they were worth $3.39. They looked really bad. After having trees put in, treated with an alcohol/water mix, and getting a good brush shine:

post #7015 of 109264
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
That was my first thought when I saw the post. And it's not just shell. I regret that I didn't take a "before" photo of these unknown maker calf shoes. I sent my daughter back to the shoe rack to get them while I was in line. I almost left them because I questioned whether they were worth $3.39. They looked really bad. After having trees put in, treated with an alcohol/water mix, and getting a good brush shine:


Good job. I have been amazed how thoroughly I can transform shoes with just a good cleaning, conditioning, polishing, and a set of shoe trees. Thank goodness for us its apparently a dying art.
post #7016 of 109264
Had a bit of luck today. I found this gorgeous baby alpaca/wool sweater/jacket piece by Bobby Jones Collection. I know Bobby Jones isn't exactly a SF-endorsed label, but this jacket is beautiful. The inside lining which is pure baby Alpaca feels amazing. Almost makes me wish it were fall so I can wear it. This is the first decent piece I've found at the Salvation Army since before Christmas. $5.99 I then went to Half-Price Books to use my 40% off coupon on a book I've been eyeing for awhile. It's called "Sample - 100 Fashion Designers - 010 Curators". Features runway photos, model photos and designer sketches. It'll be a great coffee table book (this is the hard-cover edition, with really cool staggered page sections). With my coupon it came out at just under $20.
post #7017 of 109264
Brand new women's navy Gravati loafers: $3.99

They had apparently been at a consignment store previously then donated; a hang tag was on it saying: "These look comfy! $18--"
post #7018 of 109264
Found these nice Bally captoes in my size, the only thing is that they have a small ink or wine stain on the side that I cant seem to take off
post #7019 of 109264
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post



Thats a very nice score
post #7020 of 109264
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Originally Posted by CasmirRadon View Post
First post on Styleforum, although this has been my favorite thread for lurking for the past couple weeks. Only recently started looking through local thrift stores.

Found a nice Zegna tie at a Salvation Army the other day for $6, I'm pretty new to upgrading my wardrobe, so I didn't even recognize the label at the time, but it was clearly a nice tie.





Other recent purchases haven't been quite as exciting. But I did find 4 pairs of wooden (not cedar) shoe trees for $3 a piece at Goodwill. I've been wanting some cheap shoe trees for my infrequently worn shoes (like my dance shoes) that are not nice enough to warrant $20 cedar.

Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.


You might have a fake on your hands there... some more pics (fabric tag especially) and I can tell you for sure.

Hate to burst your bubble...
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