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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

E-thrifted! 

Some minor scuffs by the looks of it, but those valleys don't lie! N/A unless the sizing turns out to be odd- should fit great! 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161089010561?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


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Haha, I bought a CD jacket from them before my SF days...uhoh.gif

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A little big and not in perfect condition, but I'll try to make em work. Don't know the brand but leather feels nice

 

 

 

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And a shirt

 

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Careful with those valleys. I have a few leather shoes that have developed those, they replicate shell. In fact one is a Florsheim gunboat longwing.

But then again, it's hard to see close up details on my phone while browsing.

These are definitely shell - 100% positive. They should shine up really nice - I have flipped 100's of Florsheims from that era and it never ceases to amaze me how well they can be restored. I like to use a *gasp* cheap drug store cordovan polish because it has lots of solvents in it....apply VERY sparingly and rub like hell. It will get any gunk and polish the prior owner used right off of the shoes. Then buff those babies until your arms can't move anymore and they will shine like diamonds.
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Originally Posted by Henry Boogers View Post

These are definitely shell - 100% positive. They should shine up really nice - I have flipped 100's of Florsheims from that era and it never ceases to amaze me how well they can be restored. I like to use a *gasp* cheap drug store cordovan polish because it has lots of solvents in it....apply VERY sparingly and rub like hell. It will get any gunk and polish the prior owner used right off of the shoes. Then buff those babies until your arms can't move anymore and they will shine like diamonds.

This. And with all deliberate speed. Hard to tell for sure from the photos, but it looks like some of the leather might have started drying. If it gets too far along, you're screwed.
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Big shout out to everyone in this thread and a part of this community. The amount of advice I've gotten on my upcoming NYC trip has been staggering. Such a great group who is always willing to help. Carry on.

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Big shout out to everyone in this thread and a part of this community. The amount of advice I've gotten on my upcoming NYC trip has been staggering. Such a great group who is always willing to help. Carry on.
+10000 you guys rule, shout out to everyone that has pm'd me advice/compliments/ect. Either about thrifting or life
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^^^^^^ Those Evergreen boots look like AE to me. Evergreen is a brand within Nordstrom and Nordy's seems to do a lot of work with Allen Edmonds. Nice find.
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Thrift karma!

A few weeks ago you may recall seeing the tremendous Alden Indy shell boots that Matty Long Legs picked up based on me seeing them in a thrift shop and passing along a tip.

[As an aside some wondered how I could just leave them there. The answer is (a) I knew they were nice but didn't know quite *how* nice until I got home and looked on ebay. My knowledge level isn't as high as it could be, (b) they weren't at your typical $10 or less thrift price, although they still were crazy cheap, (c) they didn't fit me so it would have to be a flip and (d) I'm really busy with work and don't do much or any selling anymore-- my day job pays much better than that].

So anyway, a few days ago a package arrives from Matty Long Legs. Didn't ask for it, he just decided to send something over. Cut to:

Sweet Ferragamo horsebit loafers, and a pair of (new) Pantherella socks.



And a cool Peter Blair tie made for my College.



And also a sweet Zegna tie that I'll have to thrift fit pic on a different occasion.
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post


+10000 you guys rule, shout out to everyone that has pm'd me advice/compliments/ect. Either about thrifting or life


+1,000,000,000!!! This thread saved my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anyone familiar with this label?

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Not quite saved my life, and not just this thread, but SF has definitely had an impact on the way I dress, and on brand awareness. From a marketing perspective I think its fascinating. The other day I noticed what I was wearing as I left my house: Tyrwhitt shirt, Tyrwhitt tie, Bonobos pants, AE Strand shoes, and carrying a Filson bag. Yes indeed, SF had dressed me. I was aware of none of these brands (except maybe AE) before I started following internet fora. And my purchases were driven more by word of mouth than by any advertising these vendors do. Its a new world of marketing out there.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Anyone familiar with this label?

Old school designer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lapidus

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

heads up to my XL wearing trad bros

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHETLAND-SWEATER-BEN-SILVER-SIZE-XL-/111148837605

The last thing I need is another sweater, but I couldn't say no. Thanks.
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