That is indeed the good stuff. If it had a hood, it would be grail status for sure. As you may know, many of these down jackets never came with a hood to begin with. The hoods were sold separately (usually $10-$12 retail in the 70's), so that jacket may have never had one. Due to the fact that they were sold separately and also removable, they are very scarce and a jacket with the optional hood included is a grail find.
Class 5 is a great company. They started up out of Berkeley in the early 70's and went under in the early 80's. That label is their first label design (My personal favorite. What a cool design!). In 1978-ish, they changed over to a label that featured a large rose and the slogan "The Standard of the World".
That particular jacket is called the "down sweater". Note the shorter hem and the curved, side entrance patch pockets. The larger, longer version was their down parka/jacket and the pockets had snap-shut flaps in addition to side entrance hand-warmer pockets.
If that jacket is an L, I'm interested. I have the exact same jacket in burnt orange. Sadly mine is well worn and nearing the end of it's life (very dirty, numerous patches, etc).
Nice score on the Gant too!
I'd pass. I see these all the time. Nothing really special unless they are mint. Judging from those photos the boots are from when Sorel was still made in Canada by Kaufman (the K leaf logo), so likely prior to 1988 or so. Nice stuff. Those look to be in nice shape but as others stated, even in the winter they max out at about $50-$60. Retail is only about $120-$150.
They were (still are?) built like tanks, so they last a long time. Mine are olive green and are the Premium model. Purchased new in 1983. Today they still hold up great. The wool liners are original too.
Damn the knowledge base is mindblowing! Thanks for sharing, it's really fun to read this stuff.
These are freaking awesome!
Thanks, the rippling on the toes was extreme, I was looking for an equivalent croc to make sure. As for the sizing, I'm just not sure.
Dang this thread moves fast. Thanks and yes, regarding the olympics tie, it's a little brass charm. Six-pointed ornament thingy with "alpi" in the center. Alpi Arseda is the maker, from West Germany. The tag on the back says the tie is made of "dralon" which according to the interwebs is a type of acrylic. For being synthetic, it still looks pretty darn silk-like to my eye and doesn't feel too cheap in the hand either.
It sure does. That tie is serious shit, and the '72 Olympics in Munich, found in a thrift in 2013. For pure rarity this probably beats out 95% of what's on this thread. It doesn't have the same marketability or wide appeal, so everyone is not going apeshit, but seriously, that's cool.
My first BBBF. The fit is so baller, it's great to have my first find fit like a glove, not great financially, but um, I have more hangers, so I must need more clothes, right?
Sweet Florsheim Imperials, heavy as boat anchors.
Almost new AE chukkas
Some really nice Ballys that fit like a glove.
Can you guess which pic I shot at the kitchen table"?