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I found a Hugo Boss tie while at the locals and it was quite funny. It had random russian letters on the content label and while it said "100% Silk, Soie, etc etc" Made in Italy on one side, the other side had 100% Acetate Made in Russia on the other.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Why, exactly, is a prairie farmer Amish girl cape thing a desirable item? Let alone a grail find? I don't get it.


edit: Nevermind. It's SW&D. I don't get it, but I don't want to start that argument up again.

It's definitely more so the brand than the piece in this case (for me anyway.) handmade in japan denim is like Neapolitan shirt sleeve shoulder construction for some of us.
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Originally Posted by leftofthedial View Post
 

This is far and away the weirdest item I've ever picked up. But I couldn't leave it (this one is for silverwarebandit)...

 

Kapital Redux Selvedge Denim Cape (Shawl?):

 

 

 

 


 

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I know a little about Kapital and have been trying to find some info. Apparently Redux is entirely made by hand and seems to use a lot of re-purposed materials. Anyone else have some info to share? Shoot me a PM.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Why, exactly, is a prairie farmer Amish girl cape thing a desirable item? Let alone a grail find? I don't get it.


edit: Nevermind. It's SW&D. I don't get it, but I don't want to start that argument up again.

 

I don't get it. I would literally burn that with fire. :hide:

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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post


It's definitely more so the brand than the piece in this case (for me anyway.) handmade in japan denim is like Neapolitan shirt sleeve shoulder construction for some of us.
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^ Looks like part of an outfit from a Canadian Renaissance Fair.

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It's ... Just desirable to certain people. And people shell out $$$ for Kapital.

Speaking of kapital ....
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Can someone fill me in here? Why did it go for so much? 

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Here are a few things I picked up over the weekend, some of which I got when I went out thrifting with TX. Few other things I haven't picced yet, like a BB trench/rain coat that's pretty cool.

 

 

An Pucan Aran Islands handknitted fisherman's sweater. (This thing is sooo heavy)

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Some Brooks Brothers Patchwork Hudsons (too wild to pass up)

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An interesting Patagonia traveler's sport coat with zipper pockets inside.

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Cool Looking Etro tie.

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RT BOC

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And another RT (non-BOC) that was too cool to pass up for a buck fitty. Check out that huge paisley pattern!

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Wisk (or detergent without enzymes) proved most effective and color fast across the spectrum. Tide was second, but was strongly not color safe on blues and grays. Woolite (regular and dark) and vinegar proved entirely ineffective. These were concentrated, long soaks -- two caps per ~3 gallons of water and soaking for 48 hours. None of the pre-soak additives -- Zout, Resolve, or Lanolin hand cleaner -- increased stain removal with any amount of reliability. Post-soak rinse with cool water and gentle agitation, followed by slow drying were key to avoid damage to the wool.

1oftheCoolKids simply uses Tide in a gentle cycle. I tried that but got no results; only the soak seemed to help mitigate the waistband issues.

Be careful of rust to zippers and clasps.

And apparently there's a stain removal threak, but nobody linked me to it. plain.gif
Didn't try linen. I only tried the methods above because Oxy was not color safe on wool (in my experience). So I wanted to find something that was. I would like to know if Oxy or Wisk work on linen -- try it out and report results. I would think that, just like wool, the real key is in gentle agitation, no stretching (i.e., dried flat) and long soak followed by lots of rinsing.

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Every time I wear this jacket I think of Sully, who sent it simply because he knew it would fit. I hope I've made it up to him since, but I doubt it. It's Huntsman, BTW.
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That jacket is the motherfuckenmadnotes@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by leftofthedial View Post
 

This is far and away the weirdest item I've ever picked up. But I couldn't leave it (this one is for silverwarebandit)...

 

Kapital Redux Selvedge Denim Cape (Shawl?):

 

 

 

 


 

Detail shots. (Click to show)

 

 

 

I know a little about Kapital and have been trying to find some info. Apparently Redux is entirely made by hand and seems to use a lot of re-purposed materials. Anyone else have some info to share? Shoot me a PM.

 

:worship:

 

WTF!!! Makes me wanna sell mine!!!

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Originally Posted by Harvitz81 View Post
 

Can someone fill me in here? Why did it go for so much? 

True vintage Levi's Big E, not the repos. are very very very highly highly highly desirable.

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And I've been wearing mine to work for the last few weeks...

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Why, exactly, is a prairie farmer Amish girl cape thing a desirable item? Let alone a grail find? I don't get it.


edit: Nevermind. It's SW&D. I don't get it, but I don't want to start that argument up again.

Looks like something you see in he commercials where the teenage girls "repurpose" clothing.
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

The fock?!

They are better than that silly prairie farmer Amish girl cape.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Why, exactly, is a prairie farmer Amish girl cape thing a desirable item? Let alone a grail find? I don't get it.


edit: Nevermind. It's SW&D. I don't get it, but I don't want to start that argument up again.

I thought the same thing. I'm hoping the "Grail" is just for finding the brand, and not actually using it.
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


They are better than that silly prairie farmer Amish girl cape.


Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo betta!!! :fonz: 

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