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post #74671 of 113225
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

Anyone thrifted York, PA before? I am in town for a couple of days and am wondering if it is worth making the time.

Um....every damn day. PM sent.


Edited by capnwes - 7/5/13 at 8:21pm
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How do you find brands based on logos? God this belt isn't coming up for me at all.

post #74673 of 113225
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

X Post from Ebay thread.

My local had their periodic sale. So their wool trou were a scant $1 each. Picked up every last stained-ass wool trou I could find so I could test the following wool-safe stain removal methods:
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Water (control)
Weak Woolite solution soak
Strong Woolite solution soak
Woolite with enzyme stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Water with enzyme stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Woolite with detergent stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Water with detergent stain remover pre-treat to waistband
Woolite with Lanolin hand cleaner pre-treat to waistband
Water with lanolin hand cleaner pre-treat to waistband

Unfortunately, I had to settle for an array of colors: only 5 of them are gray, and the rest various shades of blue, green, beige etc. That adds a nasty, undesirable variable, but we shall persevere. If anyone wants to send me your gray trou to advance the cause of science, please do so ASAP. At the moment, I don't have the means to run more than a couple of the methods simultaneously (though I am considering buying a bunch of cheap garbage cans or storage bins at the local Christmas Tree Shop....), so this may still take me a couple of weeks. (Oh, and my baby comes home tomorrow. So it's not like I'll have anything else going on, or anything) But I shall report results, complete with before/after pictures and field notes, as soon as I can.

Incidentally, I recently did a pure Woolite/warm water bath on a Pendleton tweed that had a stain on the back. The stain was lessened, but I think there was also some color loss. And the kid suede elbow patches went in very soft and came out (after air drying) extremely crispy. Something to keep in mind.

Let the experimenting begin.

 

Since Oxygen Bleach is out, what about vinegar and a vinegar/surfactant (like Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate) and a plain soap (Ivory flakes or the like)?  If I recall correctly, there is little difference between Woolite and detergent aside from the instructions (which are still no good).

post #74674 of 113225
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

I will check if the museum has any overstock.

We were actually in your area (Centerville, Arlington, and DC) the last couple of days, but we were doing more of the touristy things and not shopping.

I grew up just north of York, so I kid about my earlier surroundings.

Touristy is fine by me. You could live here a decade and never get it all in. Just make sure you stay to the right when you get on an escalator, or you'll get the hairy eyeball from all of us.
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Any belt expert here know what brand is belt above ? Thank you
post #74676 of 113225
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Originally Posted by highlifeman View Post

Happy 4th to all !!!

 

A few pickups from the last few days...

 

PRL Madras/Plaid vest, tagged XL but probably fits L/XL

 

 

Yes, this will complete my madras Frankenstein!

 

post #74677 of 113225
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Originally Posted by SchoolyardBully View Post






Any belt expert here know what brand is belt above ? Thank you

 

It's probably nothing too special if it's genuine leather and made in Argentina. Sorry frown.gif

post #74678 of 113225
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

How do you find brands based on logos? God this belt isn't coming up for me at all.
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post


Can anyone help me identify this belt? It was a bit pricier, but I could use it myself anyway so I picked it up.






The belt you have is a wimmen's. The non sizing, just the L for Large gives it away.
post #74679 of 113225

First time out in a month, playing Mr. Mom while wife is recuperating from surgery. Not much, and a few I think I should have left but just so excited to be back out that I probably reached...

 

All Available.

 

Couple of Braces

Trafalgar

 

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MacNeil and Moore (Interesting factoid, this was a fine men's wear store in Madison WI that closed exactly 30 years ago)

 

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A few shirts

Gant's on the left RLPL Top Right and Aquascutum Bottom Right

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I am guessing I should have only picked up the purple label correct?

 

 

 

 

And finally while going through the knit shirts that I never look at I found this ahhhemmmm (Size L)

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post #74680 of 113225
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

Eazye left this one behind luckily for me fistbump.gif


 

 

So Gitman Bros are good? I saw 3 of them today that I left... They were like "Gitman Bros for suchandsuch store"

post #74681 of 113225

That's pretty good to know. I appreciate it. It IS quite small for a L

post #74682 of 113225
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Edited by ChetB - 7/9/13 at 4:04am
post #74683 of 113225
^^Nah, that's Gitman Brothers Vintage: slimmer cut, sold more at boutique-y type places. (There's a second tag below the label that says 'Vintage')

Also, guys: my Levi's Engineered are the coolest jeans I own. Cotton/line blend, twisted seams, coolness rivaling any top brand.
post #74684 of 113225
Huh all the levis engineered jeans I've seen have stupidly overdone detailing, like exposed selvedge waistbands, double stacked rear pockets with zippers, and weird detachable crap. It all looked like a very euro trashy interpretation of the workwear trend. What I've seen reminds me of gaudy diesel crap.

That said, what's the good stuff they put out?
post #74685 of 113225
I dunno, I think the line shut down in the late 90's -- long enough for mine to have genuine fades. biggrin.gif

I'll have to post them, soon, as they were a thrift find....

But you're right, they were made in a few places (Japan, Turkey, ___?) and the styles varied widely, from what I can tell.
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