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So a quick question when thrifting, is there a way to see selvedge jeans when looking at the waist area? The Savers thrifts hang the jeans with the waist facing out, so looking at the leg cuffs would be painful. If it is possible, I would appreciate a picture showing how to tell.

 

Thanks guys

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Not a thrift brag, but a gift brag. A fellow member on the other forum was shrinking his shoe collection and happened to have several pair in or near my size that were destined for Goodwill. Instead, they were graciously passed to me and he is permanently in my book as one of the most stand-up guys ever.

Here are the ones that fit:



LtR, BtF: Grenson balmoral wingtips, Alan McAfee for Bullock & Jones ptbs, not sure I think ET Wright balmoral wings, Alden horsebit loafers, Sebago for Brooks Brothers penny loafers, and Polo Ralph Lauren strap loafers.
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Just LPs today:

 

Blood on the Tracks

CSNY, Deja Vu

Cheap Thrills

a barely used copy of Erroll Garner, Concert by the Sea

 

I noticed when I let that the cashier only charged me for three, so they were about 62 cents each.

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In the field. Will this work on a modern Canon Rebel the 50mm lens?

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Popped my Sulka Cherry but there were issues...

 

Saving Private Sulka (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

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Popped my Sulka Cherry but there were issues...




Brilliant work! I hope for yourself though, and not for sale, right?
I've thought about doing the same with a PRL tie that I have. Not nearly Sulka quality, but I just really like the colors.
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Yes, just for me. Honestly, even if I did feel comfortable selling a 'refurb' (which I don't), it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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Brilliant work!

+1. Wish I could find some of the stuff you guys do.

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Stopped by my local GW looking for a duffel bag and they were having a surprise sale: half off orange tags. That meant 3 tweeds for $10. I can do that. All destined for listing this winter, except for the first one which fits me. It's got a pre-1962 union label, and classic vintage narrow lapels that roll to 2.5, and is half lined. Anyone from Cincinnati recognizer the lapel? Google tells me they were a department store. Must have been from the ivy league-focussed line.






Funky tweed from a local department store. I couldn't resist.



The only HT in the bunch.

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In the field. Will this work on a modern Canon Rebel the 50mm lens? 

 

 

Nope, that camera is a FD mount, where the newer Canon's are EF mount. Canon changed the mount in the late 80's, effectively obsoleting all their older lenses. (They make adapters of course)

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Stopped by my local GW looking for a duffel bag and they were having a surprise sale: half off orange tags. That meant 3 tweeds for $10. I can do that. All destined for listing this winter, except for the first one which fits me. It's got a pre-1962 union label, and classic vintage narrow lapels that roll to 2.5, and is half lined. Anyone from Cincinnati recognizer the lapel? Google tells me they were a department store. Must have been from the ivy league-focussed line.





 

http://departmentstoremuseum.blogspot.com/2010/11/mabley-carew-cincinnati-ohio.html

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Yeah these are a mere $200 retail.

Having an iPhone has been a revelation for me in thrifting pretty much because of items like this - there are so many obscure Japanese brands floating around that being able too know what it is I'm looking at has allowed me to pick up some stuff I would have passed on previously.

I need a faster phone, I feel like I'm standing in the aisle half the time waiting for the ebay app to search for something.  In my favorite thrift, I get no signal at all, it's frustrating!

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Popped my Sulka Cherry but there were issues...

 

Saving Private Sulka (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Not that it makes it any more worth it, but I just picked up and sold that exact tie for $25

That tie is gorgeous.  Maybe not exactly the same, mine was black and silver, is that silver or white?

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In the field. Will this work on a modern Canon Rebel the 50mm lens?

 

 

No, that's an FD manual focus lens. The 50/1.8 is the standard (read cheap) version.  

 

 

 

The 50/1.4 and 50/1.2 are the good prime lenses in FD mount.  There may also be a (very obscure) 50/2.0 which is only of interest to some collectors.


Edited by quotientspace - 7/7/13 at 12:56pm
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Thanks for that! I've bookmarked it.
They also had a link to the local department store that sold one of the other tweeds. It was called Woodard's, a western Canadian chain. In the comments someone remembers that after the chain closed the flagship store in Vancouver was partially demolished in a Jackie Chan film. If I recall correctly it was Rumble in the Bronx, with Vancouver standing in for the Bronx!.
http://departmentstoremuseum.blogspot.ca/2010/11/woodwards-stores-ltd-vancouver-bc.html
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Moderately successful weekend.



Beautiful Eton shirt, gold tone and mother of pearl stud/cufflinks set, some ties (l-r Polo, Talbott rep, vintage Gucci, NWT Breuer), a Borsalino Serikon fedora and what probably should take the moderately off my moderately successful weekend description; a NWT Tumi Napa leather carry on. Retail I think is about $575. Unfortunately its got the original buyer's monogram, but its on a leather patch that should be removable.
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