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Hey guys need some label help, I bought 2 Faconnable suits with these labels:







Are these St. Andrews or is this just made by Faconnable?
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I mean I guess if you don't want to hear each individual note sing and like a clumsy neck (so basically a boring chord player) Martin would be the guitar for you....


No I'm just kidding it's completely personal taste between the two smile.gif Most Taylors are actually too bright for me but mine has mahogany sides and a cedar top so it has a nice warm sound while having the action and neck of a Taylor.

Breedloves are great guitars and was started by Larry Breedlove while he was working for Taylor. I was looking at a few of their models before I got my Taylor.

Now a McPherson guitar, there's a dream guitar.
Edited by LeSacre - 7/18/13 at 4:31pm
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Edited by ChetB - 7/29/13 at 11:27pm
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One for you cyclistas, I'll post pics tomorrow.

Found what appears to be a 1976 vintage Gitane Campagnolo Team jersey today. The reason I believe it is not a modern retro is the material, it's woven in a 70% acrylic / 30% wool fabric manufactured by Rhone-Poulenc Textiles, trade name "Crylor". I'll be honest, I can't even remember the last time I rode a bike but there was just something about this thing that said "buy me". Inside there's another large tag with the French flag embroidered with the word "Stucki's" in gold script. There are three pockets at the lower back

I think it may be a fan's or supporter's jersey, simply because I can't imagine anyone wanting to ride in any heat, wearing such an uncomfortable fabric.
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IMPORTANT (if you sell on ebay internationally)

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If you had opted into the global shipping program before, but do not use it. Go check a few of your listings. I just found out ALL of my listings had been "upgraded" to use the Global Shipping Program which I do not want to use. I have since opted out and was told it will remove it from all 300+ listings I have currently, but just a warning.

 

I am not sure if I "accepted" something by accident but it went back and changed ALL my old listings that I know for a fact did now use the 'GSP'. They also do not use that term any more instead there is a new box that says "Send it to the US shipping center, and the rest will be taken care of for you." aka the Global Shipping Program

 

 

If you want to comment about this, please do so in the Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions where I have also cross posted this.

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Originally Posted by codhead View Post

One for you cyclistas, I'll post pics tomorrow.

Found what appears to be a 1976 vintage Gitane Campagnolo Team jersey today. The reason I believe it is not a modern retro is the material, it's woven in a 70% acrylic / 30% wool fabric manufactured by Rhone-Poulenc Textiles, trade name "Crylor". I'll be honest, I can't even remember the last time I rode a bike but there was just something about this thing that said "buy me". Inside there's another large tag with the French flag embroidered with the word "Stucki's" in gold script. There are three pockets at the lower back

I think it may be a fan's or supporter's jersey, simply because I can't imagine anyone wanting to ride in any heat, wearing such an uncomfortable fabric.

Actually, pro cyclists once wore wool jerseys, just as baseball players once wore flannel and, later, heavy polyester. I'll be interested to see it.
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Cantarelli

Thanks Chet
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Found this Charvet tie 80% silk 20% camel??? Never seen camel in a tie before.

Gorgeous tie. Does that make the dimple a camel toe? shog[1].gif
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I went to the holy land of Wisconsin in search for some shoes. I hit about 7 stores all within an hour of the AE factory. Some stores knew what they had. I wasn't about to pay $30 for size 14 A Manchesters. I think I did alright though. Everything is available unless noted.



You guys ever find shoes with mold on them? These had to have been sitting in someone's basement for decades. Hardly worn really. Spoilered because it's actually disgusting.

 

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They cleaned up alright though. Saphir never ceases to amaze me. The basement patina looks surprisingly great. They're J&M Aristocrafts. Size 9.5 C/A


AE Auburn 8 EE


AE Wingham 8 D


AE Grayson 9 C


AE Dickson 12 C These are late 60's or early 70's (thanks Wes). I think they look much better than the more recent version.


AE Cameron N/A


AE Walden 11.5 D


My first shells! J&M Aristocraft 9.5 C/A


AE Cody N/A




Some shirts as well:

 

 


Takumi Japan M I had never heard of this brand before but it was darted and had some other cool details so I googled it in the store. Found one website that had one of their shirts retail for $220 so I picked it up. It fits me but I don't know if I can pull it off. Anyone know anything about this brand?

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BB Madras SS M


Theory L


Polo script label FC shirt with MOPs N/A


Working compass cufflinks to go with it.


Non Clothing Finds

I bought this broken guitar for $30 thinking that a ~$10 fix could net me $100 profit. (Or I could just add to my collection.) I've spoiled some pictures of the frustrating restoration process if anyone is interested.


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Missing the nut and strings.


Ordered a replacement nut on eBay. It didn't fit at first. Had to file the wood down to get it into place.


Other than that there are a few scratches and dings, but nothing major. The electronics were all tangled up but that was an easy fix. What I didn't anticipate in the store was that one of the tuning machines ended up being broken. The wood is stripped where it connects on the back so the post won't turn after a certain amount of pressure from when the string is applied. The whole post starts to come out when you turn it enough. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet.

You guys post your Jazz records finds sometimes. I like my vinyl modern, limited edition, blue, and with a free t-shirt. I'm thinking next year they'll do some sort of 10th anniversary for it and this will be worth a lot more. Already go between $60-80 on the bay.

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Sorry for such a long post!

 

 

 

They sell them at The Rack and Nordstrom. Not that great IMO. But hey if it fits...

 

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I have a friend who is a luthier--repairs exclusively--and it seems as if fixing guitars is never as simple as it might seem. Then again, he's a perfectionist who deals mainly with Martin and Strat PRS level stuff.

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Gorgeous tie. Does that make the dimple a camel toe? shog[1].gif

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Many shouts out owed over the last few weeks. Wes, Hooker, Nell, Org, Cesar, Oshuns -- great trades, or hookups. Thanks guys.

This fit features an awesome extra from wow.gif 'Cooney.

BigDaddySpoo, you'd best not click the spoiler here; I feel like you just started talking to me again after the stripe-tease incident. I'm well aware this is not approved. But it's freaking hot near NYC. And this just seemed summery.
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J Press linen in canary yellow.
Cucinelli linen in sky blue. One of you brosephs sold this to me and I can't thank you enough; it rocks
Vineyard vines
Dunnothebelt
Thesocksmymommagaveme
AEs
post #75701 of 114661
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Many shouts out owed over the last few weeks. Wes, Hooker, Nell, Org, Cesar, Oshuns -- great trades, or hookups. Thanks guys.

Cucinelli linen in sky blue. One of you brosephs sold this to me and I can't thank you enough; it rocks

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You are rocking that Cucinelli - such an awesome shirt glad to see it worked out for you!
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

You guys ever find shoes with mold on them?

As far as mold on shoes, when I was living in Panama my shoes would start growing mold if I didn't wear them on a frequent basis. Suede was especially liable to start growing cultures. I never wore them in the rain without giving them a through wipe down (suede never in the rain) but I think the humidity was enough to do it.
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NM

Edited by TheNeedMachine - 7/19/13 at 4:32am
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Big shout out to brianpore for the trade.  I found and sold a tie almost as nice as this, and regretted it, now it's like getting an upgrade!

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BB Makers Madras

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Big shout out to brianpore for the trade.  I found and sold a tie almost as nice as this, and regretted it, now it's like getting an upgrade!

it's a tie. (Click to show)

BB Makers Madras

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