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post #79411 of 124357
Wes, that Isaia for PS is drool-worthy. drool.gif

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Originally Posted by almosthandsome View Post

Toasty old Woolrich 60/40 down filled. Toggles, wooden buckles, spotless. How old is this label? 70's? We need a Nataku signal...



Cool parka! I'd say late 70's-early 80's. Really unique design, never seen one like that before. Belted waist, too? Wow!
post #79412 of 124357
Here are a couple of recent finds. I have so much more but I can't figure out how to get spoilers to work on my iPad.







Florsheim royal imperial shells size 12D available
Paul Stuart navy virgin wool DB sport coat? It is very heavy like outerwear and has outerwear like nautical buttons. It is beautiful. Size 40R available
Brooks Brothers gray wool coat for me
post #79413 of 124357
Checking in from LA. My Internet connections have been terrible for the past week, but I have things to photograph and post. One interesting thing was standing in front of a goodwill in SF waiting for it to open. I asked a guy about the area to give my wife something to do while I looked through used clothes. I turned to her right after and said "that guy must be from STyleforum." My instinct was confirmed when we both raced to the shoe section as soon as it opened and started scanning the shelves. It turns out that I ran into AHS before he went to work.

Great guy and gave me a bunch of pointers. Really appreciate it!

Vacation is going great and I'll hopefully have some things to offer here. I paid a bit much on some of it, but I thought a few people might jump on some of the stuff. I'll get things posted as soon as I get a chance so I can ship within the US and save you guys some money.
post #79414 of 124357

LL Bean boots I picked up Saturday at the estate sale. Cleaned them up and put new laces in. Size 9N.

 

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Well it's been about a year since I last visited here, and about 2 years since I actually really thrifted looking for items to wear. *I was back in college thrifting, haven't bought any clothing since*

 

Today is one hell of a crap day for me, Girlfriend decided to leave me (more time to thrift), and I forgot the log in info from my account here I signed up with in 2009.

But it's okay this one is more in line with my Ebay/more modern username anyways.

 

I never actually thanked you guys, in college, this thread taught me how to dress and allowed me to stay clothed in thrifted items rather than in grungy t-shirts.

and I actually purchased a USED DLSR camera, and have a better cell phone  now so that now all my pics won't suck.

Found these pretty cool boots:

 

Florshiem Barletta Series

Made in Italy

9.5 D

 

Cool ankle boot

it's a size too small though. so Available :S

 

 

 

 

 

post #79416 of 124357
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Cool parka! I'd say late 70's-early 80's. Really unique design, never seen one like that before. Belted waist, too? Wow!

Thanks!

post #79417 of 124357
Sorry to hear that, 951socal. Hope you feel well soon and that Kitons and Margielas rain down to help soothe the sting.
post #79418 of 124357
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

I've often thought it might be worthwhile to have a box of sample materials as well - good cashmere, super 140s or greater fabric, alpaca, vicuna, a piece of shell cordovan.  Something to help develop the tactile ability to sort out the crap without even checking for a label.  

Weird. I've been reading a lot of material on brain plasticity/talent development recently, and they all recommend this exercise as a way to keep your mind sharp.
post #79419 of 124357
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

So I managed to carve out a few minutes to photo the first bag (out of 50 or so) from the weekend.

 

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Loved this Duck vest, couldn't leave it

 

 

 

 

Isaia for Paul Stuart casual patch pocket tweed


 

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Brooks Brothers Tweed


 

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W.G Child & Sons Bespoke orphan. 


 

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Just a random tweed....

 

 

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St. Andrews for Harrison James. Cashmere Jacket, ticket pocket, surgeon cuffs, dual vent.


 

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Isaia for Harrison James, unfortunate orphan in my size. 


 

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The two Isaia jackets above were both grabbed after Brianpore gave me my prize for the 3rd scavenger hunt. The Isaia Coral lapel Pin. It was in my pocket when I found these. They were found in a store that was not on the Thrift Buddy app, I just happened to be driving by, killing time and looked up to see the Goodwill in the shopping center. The pin led me to them. 

 

 

 

So many cool things in that haul. Wes!

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Checking in from LA. My Internet connections have been terrible for the past week, but I have things to photograph and post. One interesting thing was standing in front of a goodwill in SF waiting for it to open. I asked a guy about the area to give my wife something to do while I looked through used clothes. I turned to her right after and said "that guy must be from STyleforum." My instinct was confirmed when we both raced to the shoe section as soon as it opened and started scanning the shelves. It turns out that I ran into AHS before he went to work.

Great guy and gave me a bunch of pointers. Really appreciate it!

Vacation is going great and I'll hopefully have some things to offer here. I paid a bit much on some of it, but I thought a few people might jump on some of the stuff. I'll get things posted as soon as I get a chance so I can ship within the US and save you guys some money.

Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday at the SF meet up!

post #79420 of 124357
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

So many cool things in that haul. Wes!
Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday at the SF meet up!

Have fun guys! I was a week early with my recent SF trip to be able to attend the meetup! Enjoy!
post #79421 of 124357

Thank you ChetB. But hey I have a lot more time and money to thrift haha. And as much as I hate to admit it, I have grown fond of this hobby.

 

@HansderHund awesome that you ran into another member here. everyone is real nice here, pretty cool group of guys. And about the paying a little too much feeling, yeah the prices are a little high right now since thrift shopping is popular among teenagers due to pop culture, but everything is a cycle, the current crop of 16 year olds will fall out of love with thrifting right around 18-19 or so haha

post #79422 of 124357
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Originally Posted by stevenkmason View Post

Ties are all for personal wear so I'll read your opinion then respectfully ignore it. smile.gif

I liked the Hermes too. I should have just taken the chance for .99 cents. 

And I just got the one orphan! It was real nice fabric and had enough texture to it that it will work on it's own. I'll post when I get it back. I wish I had the problem of finding too many sport coats but the whole 46XL monkey arm thing makes me not too worried. tongue.gif

Indeed, I forgot your "Brobdingnagian" biggrin.gif proportions. By all means, when you find something that size, you must seize the opportunity! Just be mindful that you WILL find stuff that will make you regret that you bought something and paid for alterations as time goes on. Consider swapping the buttons on the orphan to disguise its original intent and give it more of an appearance of a sportcoat.

I thrift for personal use myself with very minimal thought to flipping. The Toss/Keep Tie thing is something that Spoo used to train me in my personal tie selection back in my beginnings. No offense was intended.
post #79423 of 124357
Oh, and as for the new thread issue....

post #79424 of 124357

Well, i went thrifting with the wife.  to help her find a replacement for the handbag that has seen 3+ years of use.  which is a tough task as it turns out. :facepalm:

 

but i did find a watch in desperate need of a new leather band..........   here's a few pics after my watch guys sorted it out.

 


A REAL Seiko "Laurel"  . not dated yet ,but my guess is '57 to '60.  wind up goodness. and sounds perfect!  1 scratch on the whole thing. 

the best part?     the guy in the shop says, "can i see your watch?"   umm, yeah. - my Marvel.  so he gave me a 30% Discount for being a customer who actually appreciates it. :slayer:

 lol, he collects Grands. :bigstar:       it could maybe use a service.......meh.        - this one is a birthday present for a friend who is hard to shop for. hope he likes it

 

SOCAL,  relax man, grab some single malt, a cigar, get drunk,get dressed, press play, and dance like a boss!

then go outside and smile like you have super powers:D and meet the new "one".

 

- Dig, she's hot man.   (had to say it first)

post #79425 of 124357
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I think we should start a beginners thrift thread box that contains a real item and a fake item of some oft questioned items. someone can request the box to be sent to them for shipping and personal inspection. Requesting party pays for shipping. We should take a donation of a damaged, unsellable, yet authentic item and tie it with the fake. Would be a hands on learning tool for noobs.

I call not it on being in charge of this.

Sounds good. I also call not it but I have a real Hermes tie I will donate.

 

Also checking in after my return from my NYC trip. Thanks to everyone who suggested thrift spots, eateries, sights etc. I ate well, walked a ton and hti every thrift spot that was recommended. Strangely enough, I found nothing worthwhile for myself. I saw one ruined Isaia suit (super 160s), a worn Borrelli shirt and purchased 2 Black Fleece trousers but that was it for quality men's items. Really let down. My lady, on the other hand, made out like a bandit so it was a success from her point of view. We had to buy an extra carry on to bring stuff home lol.


Edited by MZhammer - 9/10/13 at 11:53am
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