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post #70516 of 102891

Popped a cherry today....I assume these are elephant.

 

 

 

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My first Frye

 

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Lord almighty Wes. THe Thrift Shoe Czar. Question for you below.

Ducking in for an update. I've been crazee lately, trip to Austin on business last week, was able to hit 7-8 thrifts off hours like this thing:



Where I found my first Alan McAfee's, in my size.



Thanks CesarC, that Canali came back nice from the tailor. Me on the job in the McAfee's but forgot to pack my damn pocket squares.

AppleMark

Also am getting into vinyl now because of you freaks. Been picky picky picky at thrift stores, the sifting is not getting me much, ha. Except for some extraordinary classical recordings -- am astounded at the 4-record boxed sets on good labels (Angel, Deutsche Grammophon, etc) shrinkwrapped for a buck. That's where the value is in thrift store vinyl up here at least it seems. A lot of Mitch Miller and Ray Conniff and Montovani Orchestra and Barry Manilow to sift through. Someone crapped a ton of Herb Alpert, Al Hirt and Greek folk LPs in all our SAs and Goodwills up here. But a few things can be grabbed among the dreck.

However this place was like a shot of music heroin, OMG it basically bled me of the few Spoo profits I had sitting around ha burning money on Jimmy Smith and Ramsey Lewis and all manner of vintage keyboad jazz and soul-jazz and O yeah a couple PRestige-Era Miles records I adore. And blues, too.



Public service announcement: Hug your hounds, if you have one, and your dad, if he's still around. Lost my dad yesterday, and one of our hounds, Milo, this morning. Both were quite elderly and in failing health, these were not surprises or tragedies...and I am not looking for a big string of sympathy replies or PMs. (Facebook and coworkers and fellow churchgoers are overflowing...and I have a massive extended family. Much support & commiserating. I'm all set. Like, really.) Just reminding you gents, know what you've got before it's gone. Don't get caught up on your own personal treadmills.



So Wes (or anyone else who chooses to chime in), getting to you: where would you rank Wright's Archpreservers on the quality spectrum? I picked these up because they were in really nice shape and were 9Cs, which when I find them typically turn out to be my perfect size for long tromps around trade shows, which my Fitbit says sometimes add up to 10+ miles of walking in a day. Just curious. The soles are super thick but not all leather inside (canvas in the front, leather in the back).

AppleMark



post #70518 of 102891

The older stuff is upper mid range in my opinion. US union made as you can see from the Rutgers stamp.  The leather is generally not as plasticky as Dexter or Mason, and the stitching on the soles is typically inset a little deeper for longer wear. Not quite on the same level as old Florsheim or Hanover, perhaps just below Allen Edmonds. They are still a product of the good ole days, and definitely built to last. They remind me a lot of the Alden Foot Balance line in construction.

 

I've even seen a pair in Shell Cordovan and some made in England pairs before, not sure who made them.

post #70519 of 102891
I 3rd that tux Wes found for cheapie of the year so far. Outstanding! For me today, something I've been looking for for quite a long time. They are slightly too big but I'm going to grab some inserts and see if that can remedy the situation. Otherwise, they will sadly be available. cloud.gif Vintage J&M Crown Aristocraft jodphurs.


AppleMark
AppleMark
And a sweet glen plaid PRL spread collar in my size.
post #70520 of 102891

A couple of interesting things today, but nothing mind-blowing.

 

Some spring ties

 

 

 

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An Oxxford Onwentsia navy hopsack blazer

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I couldn't leave this on the rack: belted safari shirt/jacket thing with cool suede shooting patch for that safari/Cuban revolutionary look. Size medium (p2p ~24") If anyone wants for cost+ship let me know.

 

 

 

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post #70521 of 102891

Can I join the club?

 

 

WHAMMY

 

 

 

 

 

100 percent linen. Perfect for summer ebayers.

post #70522 of 102891
Any "Shades of Greige" fans out there?
post #70523 of 102891
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Can I join the club?


WHAMMY

100 percent linen. Perfect for summer ebayers.

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Awesome.
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Any "Shades of Greige" fans out there?

YES!
post #70525 of 102891
A lady I work with is interested in thrifting, and she occasionally goes to thrift stores, so I told her anything she finds I will split the profit with her. Today I leave my office for a second and when I return there are 3 dress shirts on my chair - 1 RLPL, 1 Canali and a Talbott. I guess our CEO put them in the kitchen for anyone who wants them, something he does every once in a while. I also found an awesome purple label, short sleeve linen shirt in a size medium that I'm hoping fits me. Pics later.
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Can I join the club?


WHAMMY


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100 percent linen. Perfect for summer ebayers.

One day I will find a kiton...satisfied.gif
post #70526 of 102891
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YES!

Lovely! Just found about 6 pieces of outerwear. Pics to come.
post #70527 of 102891

Wanted to share this years PRL suit and tie additions. All items were thrifted by me or traded for.

Thanks to Shiny , Wes , Cesar, and GMMcl for the Ties!!! cheers.gif

 

Special Thank You to Brian for clearing out my closet so I can add some new pieces. worship.gif

 

ALL (N/A)

 

Vintage "old" Blue

 

 

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POLO 1

 

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PRL made by JosP company.

POLO IV

 

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PRL Italy

POLO II cut

 

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post #70528 of 102891
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One day I will find a kiton...satisfied.gif

 

My first one (I don't think ogling a suit at Marshall's counts), and it was only $25.

post #70529 of 102891
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Lord almighty Wes. THe Thrift Shoe Czar. Question for you below.

Ducking in for an update. I've been crazee lately, trip to Austin on business last week, was able to hit 7-8 thrifts off hours like this thing:


 
 

 

 

My heart dropped when I saw this... pros in my midst!  That store is huge, I have yet to hit it though, there's so many in Austin.
Like the sign says...
smile.gifAnyone else here from Austin?
post #70530 of 102891
Undoubtedly the most immediately useful item I have thrifted this year, if not ever. Now to find about 5 more.

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