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post #74716 of 113191
Value Village. Did not kop.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I'm not Canadian, but that's a really interesting article!

This reminds me...I was in Vienna last week and standing in line to buy a ticket for the underground. A group of men in front of me had purchased single tickets instead of the 24 hour tickets that they wanted and offered to sell me theirs. I also needed a 24 hour ticket, so I declined. A young guy with a rucksack got in line behind me and I asked him if he needed a single ticket or a 24 hour ticket. He looked at me terrified and just said "Uh, no...German, no German. English?" I asked him the question and he didn't need the ticket either. I asked him where he was from and he said Canada. I said "Oh, well Happy Canada Day. Is that what you say, happy Canada Day?" He said "Yes, exactly! How'd you know?!" I had heard it on the radio, but he seemed to enjoy that and explained that it's primarily celebrated with BBQ and alcohol nod[1].gif

Very kind of you! That reminds me of when I was once in Berlin in the early-90s. I was buying a ticket to see Leonard Cohen and I got to talking to the middle-aged guy at the counter. It turned out he had done some NATO flight training at Cold Lake, the airforce base in the north of my province. All this was interesting but then he invited me to come by his place after the concert and we could go out to the bar. I'm not sure what his game was but I never went back to find out. Friendly? Gay? Serial Killer?
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Originally Posted by DarrenGDavis View Post

Just purchased my first Nigel Cabourn shirt (with the tags) at the Goodwill in San Francisco for $10.99. I'm obviously pleased with this find.


PPPIIIIICCCCCSSSSS
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Most everything in Canada is celebrated with BBQ and alcohol. Great country.

As God intended for celebrations. And Tuesdays.

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Very kind of you! That reminds me of when I was once in Berlin in the early-90s. I was buying a ticket to see Leonard Cohen and I got to talking to the middle-aged guy at the counter. It turned out he had done some NATO flight training at Cold Lake, the airforce base in the north of my province. All this was interesting but then he invited me to come by his place after the concert and we could go out to the bar. I'm not sure what his game was but I never went back to find out. Friendly? Gay? Serial Killer?

Haha, that's great. It's always a quick decision between whether someone is being friendly or has ulterior motives. I was sitting near a fountain in my city a couple of summers ago and a guy was about to sit down near me. I said "look out, there's some bird shit." He said "What?" and I explained. He was an American teacher taking a summer tour. He was travelling solo and I had the afternoon off, so I asked if he was up for a beer. I think he hesitated for a split second before deciding that he wouldn't end up in my trunk. Anyway, he later explained that he was couch surfing across Germanic Europe and had just come from Switzerland. He said his hosts were great and when he arrived, they offered to take him out to dinner. They went to a pizza place and he let the Swiss couple order. When the pizza arrived, it was a "Bauern" pizza....grilled chicken with a fried egg in the middle (pro tip: Here, if something is "Bauern," farmer, it usually entails a fried egg). The Swiss couple started eating and then said "Oh, maybe this is weird, pizza with chicken?" He replied: "No, the chicken is fine, but that fried egg is fucking weird." happy.gif
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

For the Canadians here, or for those who are interested in some of the Made In Canada menswear producers. Samuelsohn is mentioned (of course) along with Jack Victor and others.

http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/07/06/they-make-it-here-or-do-they-the-confusing-and-opaque-search-for-clothing-thats-truly-made-in-canada/

I see this stuff (Dion, Lipson, Coppley, Tilford) EVERYWHERE here but only grab it when it's in my size (or in the case of Dion ties/squares, when it's in a pattern I'd wear)... very well made, but no name recognition so no flip value. Cool article, thanks for posting.

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I apologize for not adding any finds, but there has been very little around here for the past few weeks. I was going to one of my regular spots and this was parked very close to my shop. Austrian Spoo around here? Doubtful, but there was a Ferrari parked in the same spot last week.

Bentley (Supersports, I believe?)

AppleMark
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Brioni silk shirt with gold chains that still reeks of last nights coke bender.

 

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Those Brioni silk shirts are like skeet blankets for a certain brand of mook.  I kopped a couple for $2.99 and sold them for over $200 each.

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I disagree.  There are two different classes of Hermes tie, the thinner silk prints ("silk twill") and the thicker wovens.  Most of the advice you see on spotting fakes refers to the thinner print ties, which have the alpha-numeric code and do not say "Hermes" on the keeper (also, always always check for the accent grave on the second "e" in "Hermes," which is a surefire way to spot a fake, always -- for example the scarf that was earlier posted).  Also the comments on the tipping will apply to to those.  However with the heaver woven ties, this advice is not accurate.  The wovens *will* have the Hermes on the keeper (as far back as I remember anyway), and they will be self-tipped or have a solid color tipping and not have the alpha-numeric code printed.  So DanM, I think all those you posted look real to me, but those ones Sholuv posted are def-o fake.

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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post

I too think those four are fake. The backing (tipping) is wrong, and the missing numbers is bad too. The other sign i read about is a little thread on the inside of the tie which should be visible if you gently fold the bottom open. But i am not an expert, just a couple of hours investigating ties after i found several at a spot last week.
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first day I have been able to hit the thrifts here was only able to hit one store for like 10 minutes but I was promised the at least one day this week where I can do it the entire day

never the less I picked up some stuff for personal use including crossing a grail off my list... pics to come later but for now I have to scrape the paint off a rusty gastank...

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HERMES TALK:

Some ties ('scarf ties' included) do have the 'Hermes Paris' script under the carriage on the label, and do not have the three letters/100% SOI etc printed on the side. Don't jettison your ties just because they look a little different!

Actually, sorry, but you can click on the bikini woman in my sig for an example. peepwall[1].gif
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Can anyone ID this label? It might just be a mtm order. It's a shawl lapel tux, flat front pants.


I wonder how long it's been since J Press ties were $18.50? Paid $1 for this.



This appears to be an old Samuelsohn label no? Suit needs a cleaning, but pretty nice looking. PIcs when it's all cleaned up.

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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

I didn't really need these, but you can't poach in the Capn's territory without grabbing some cufflinks. Thank you for the advice Wes.


Junior League of York Thrift Store.
Nice. I had been eying those up for a while, but have started to get more selective on my link purchases.

Nice ladies in that store too. Their courtesy is definitely notable in comparison to your average goodwill.

Wish you had more time in town. Would have loved to get you out on a big thrift loop.
post #74728 of 113191
^I have a Burlington knot j.press. One of my favorite ties.

For those interested, I finally got around to sacrificing one of the three potentially fake brioni ties I found. science experiment (Click to show)
The fabric when burned did something strange. Indicators of silk is that it will stop burning when removed from flame, smells of burning hair and the ash forms a black charcoal. The fabric stopped burning when removed from flame and smelled of burning hair however it also would bubble. My guess is a poly silk blend.

Verdict: relatively well made fake. Oh well!
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Gents! Need advices.

 

Norse Projects Roeldal blazer is an item on my grail list.

 

Worth is at $140 shipped NWT? Retail is around $380...

 

DO I COP for myself??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

http://www.endclothing.com/norse-projects-roeldal-blazer.html

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Alright my meager finds from a short stop at one store

Ae Sanford's I am keeping since they are basically the same as my Alden 908s but Alden's flip for higher, I may be tempted to trade for them for a similar level shoe in brown but I doubt I will get any takers considering the Sanford's wide availablity, but shit they were not 99 but 47 cents! (Love the prices and sales here)
Other shoes are (obviously) low top bean boots which have been on my to cop list for a couple years plus they were 50% off the already reasonable price in this store


Can i get a date on these? I remember there was a big discussion on a pair eazy got a while back...
Also for the first time I passed on a pair of Alden's frown.gif they were shell and everything but were cracking and the soles were shot. the Alden logo and size info was worn off, it was tragic
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