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post #82171 of 124652
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I don't really know too much about the Valentino hierarchy, but this is the good stuff, right? Appears to be unworn, made in Italy, Shawl collar, single button, besom pockets still basted shut, unvented with flat front trousers. Pretty much everything you'd want from a tux.......in my size!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif $12 N/A, came on the original hanger. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Crazy jealous. 

post #82172 of 124652

Wow, that's awesome! Congrats!

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I don't really know too much about the Valentino hierarchy, but this is the good stuff, right? Appears to be unworn, made in Italy, Shawl collar, single button, besom pockets still basted shut, unvented with flat front trousers. Pretty much everything you'd want from a tux.......in my size!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif $12 N/A, came on the original hanger. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #82173 of 124652
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Originally Posted by ScottW View Post

These are my size, working on conditioning & shining them up. Can anyone tell me who made these for BB?

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These look to have been resoled with Super Primes made in Italy, so I don't think the heels/soles are too useful for ID, but hopefully the numbers shown above should suffice.

Cheaney.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I don't really know too much about the Valentino hierarchy, but this is the good stuff, right? Appears to be unworn, made in Italy, Shawl collar, single button, besom pockets still basted shut, unvented with flat front trousers. Pretty much everything you'd want from a tux.......in my size!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif $12 N/A, came on the original hanger. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Crap, Valentino is a thing? Thought it was just another Generic Uomo.
post #82174 of 124652
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Cheaney.
Crap, Valentino is a thing? Thought it was just another Generic Uomo.

I believe most of it is crap. This one happen to set off all the alarms for high quality though.
post #82175 of 124652
I also saw a Vicunaire topcoat. 90% virgin wool, 10% vicuna.....completely trashed. Still cool to see though.
post #82176 of 124652
Does the vicuña feel awesome or it's meh?
Doesn't live up to price ?
Or we'll worth it?
post #82177 of 124652
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I don't really know too much about the Valentino hierarchy, but this is the good stuff, right? Appears to be unworn, made in Italy, Shawl collar, single button, besom pockets still basted shut, unvented with flat front trousers. Pretty much everything you'd want from a tux.......in my size!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif $12 N/A, came on the original hanger.


 

Some rando is talking smack about your tux find in the labels thread.....

post #82178 of 124652
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

Does the vicuña feel awesome or it's meh?
Doesn't live up to price ?
Or we'll worth it?

it feels amazeballs

post #82179 of 124652

Though inelegant, his sentiment is correct: this is made by Gruppo.  The "good" Valnetino is (I believe) "Valentino Boutique" or the recent black label stuff.  But none of that should matter since it fits him and fills a hole.

 

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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post
 

Some rando is talking smack about your tux find in the labels thread.....

post #82180 of 124652

Real? My friend coped it for like $1

 

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post #82181 of 124652
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

Does the vicuña feel awesome or it's meh?
Doesn't live up to price ?
Or we'll worth it?

Are you talking about the vicuna blend, or real vicuna?

Real vicuna feels amazing. When I wear my vicuna coat, I literally cannot stop touching it. I have guanaco, cashmere, camelhair, various wools, etc,etc and the vicuna really does have the best hand, to my taste, at least.

One of the best uses of vicuna I've found is actually to let me wear lighter clothes and just the lighter coat (it's a car-coat type piece, sort of) for longer into the cold season than I could with other types of fabric. It's really a wardrobe-extending choice - I could see why some oil baron might think it's worth dropping truckloads of money on if the price isn't an object.
post #82182 of 124652
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SUPER jealous of all the aweseomeness the last few days, dudes. Lobbs are still on my bucket list.

Busy day. Can't stay and chat. Teaching tonight; the "perfect game" continues (0 suit repeat). Feeling bold today.

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HF
Barba
Sciunnach
Unknown silk, hand rolled
Allen Edmonds (belt)
Panthy
C&J
post #82183 of 124652

As always, crappy phone pics.

 

Aran sweater, made in Ireland. Tagged M

 

 

Brooks Brothers Cashmere.

 

post #82184 of 124652
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


BW made solid shoes--I suspect that's the consensus. My only complaint is that the leather seems a tad plasticky, but nothing like, say, Dexter. Minimal flip value, but they will flip. Better, though, to keep them for personal use if they fit.

 

I'm actually thinking of doing that. Once I read the history of the brand and noticed that it's mentioned in a couple of rap songs and has a mini-following, the thought occurred to me that these are a well-made american shoe and it would be nice to restore them. 

 

Contacted BNelson and was quoted $190 for restoration including v-cleats and top of line leather soles and cleaning/ polishing etc. 

 

I didn't realize v cleats were so much more. I'd easily pay $100, now I'm thinking it over. I'd pay $190 to restore Wes's $1 Lobbs, if they were my size. 

 

But I do want to restore them. Just have to figure out how much its worth to keep them original.

post #82185 of 124652
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


BW made solid shoes--I suspect that's the consensus. My only complaint is that the leather seems a tad plasticky, but nothing like, say, Dexter. Minimal flip value, but they will flip. Better, though, to keep them for personal use if they fit.

Oh, forgot your comment on the plasticky leather. That's what drew me to them. I saw them from about 10 feet away and they seemed to have the white patina of shell but when I got closer, there were finer wrinkles that I couldn't see until I got closer. But then the v-cleat spoke and said "buy me anyway". 

 

I did see that they have a shell longwing and I've seen a couple today after I figured out the brand. 

 

This was my first visit to the vintagehaberdashers.com site and it was interesting to see all the older brands, many fine shoemakers, until sometime in the 80's and they down-spec'd their manufacturing and outsourced it. 

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