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Anyone else ever feel like it's a war when you get to a store?

 

Was out all day yesterday, hit a store, start in the clothes, glance over see a guy scanning racks with the intensity only a seasoned vet of the game would have.  Time for plan B, shoes are in the back, chance he hasn't been there yet...I make a break for it, he heads that way too, he stops at the coat rack for a quick check, I got a lead on him.  Glance back, I've got a 40 feet lead, run the equation, that should be 12 seconds to scan the racks alone but I have a cart, I can use that as a block and pray he's not a cart kicker.  Quick glance at crap, then score, Shell AE as he walks up....SUCCESS!

 

Sorry MJMcRibb, this battle goes to me :evolve:.  Anyone else ever have that awkward spot where you don't know how to ask someone if they spend their free time on a men's style forum or in a thrift store?

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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post
 

Anyone else ever feel like it's a war when you get to a store?

 

Was out all day yesterday, hit a store, start in the clothes, glance over see a guy scanning racks with the intensity only a seasoned vet of the game would have.  Time for plan B, shoes are in the back, chance he hasn't been there yet...I make a break for it, he heads that way too, he stops at the coat rack for a quick check, I got a lead on him.  Glance back, I've got a 40 feet lead, run the equation, that should be 12 seconds to scan the racks alone but I have a cart, I can use that as a block and pray he's not a cart kicker.  Quick glance at crap, then score, Shell AE as he walks up....SUCCESS!

 

Sorry MJMcRibb, this battle goes to me :evolve:.  Anyone else ever have that awkward spot where you don't know how to ask someone if they spend their free time on a men's style forum or in a thrift store?

Haha! I knew I had been made when I heard squealin' cart tires screaming toward the shoes! Just consider them repayment for those NWT 70s selvage Levis you put back for me a few weeks ago:fence:. At least I know who I'm dealing with next time! 

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Few finds from yesterday

 

Crappy pictures, didnt even take pics of half of it

 

Truzzi, Luciana Barbera, RLPL, VV, Skeet

Someone please tell me what is up with this Barbera (Click to show)

 

 

 

Shell Florsheim, Shell AE Polo, Mezlan

 

Cool Brooks Brothers Outerwear Blackwatch

 

 

 

Ferragamo Tie

 

 

HF Suit

 

 

Tweed

 

 

And another Coogi!

 

 

Nordstrom 100% Cashmere big boy 50R

 

 

Belstaff jacket, womens?

 

post #83014 of 137372
Ive got the itch to get out there.
post #83015 of 137372
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post


Anyone else ever have that awkward spot where you don't know how to ask someone if they spend their free time on a men's style forum or in a thrift store?

I stop asking along time ago, people usually give me this blank stare back when I did bored.gif
post #83016 of 137372
Man, lots of shell today. Any of those in 11E???
post #83017 of 137372
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Note to self:

Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps! Do Not Buy Chaps!




arrrrrgh! (Click to show)

Nice ROI next summer ... May want to iron it first .
post #83018 of 137372
If any of you guys find professional hockey goalie jerseys hit me up. Can be any size and any team as long as you're sure it's a goalie who plays or has played in the NHL. Thanks!
post #83019 of 137372

Just rolled into Asheville NC and hit a couple thrifts on the way up.  Staying in a sketchy motel cuz the downtown hotels are $500+/night...and half the lights in my room don't work so please excuse the crap photos.
 
Didn't grab much but the first is my favorite.
 
Bespoke Tailored Southwick SC, houndstooth, patch pockets, dated December 1930.  Needs some work but I'm sure I will too if I make it to be 83 years old.

 

 

Ye Olde Southwick (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

  
I admit to not reading the camo primer so I gotta ask - is this a thing?  Has some dates on a tag inside the pocket of 1943.  Different pattern inside vs. out but doesn't appear to be reversible.

 

 

Camo (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 
Also hit NM Last Call and grabbed an Isaia shirt, Billy Reid shirt, and Cantarelli SC on extra discount.  Might swing by on the way back - they had Belvest at an extra 50% off, plus Etro out the ying-yang, Brioni, and more Robert Graham than I've ever seen in one place - gotta research and see if any is worthwhile picking up to flip.
 


Edited by TheNeedMachine - 10/25/13 at 6:07pm
post #83020 of 137372
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


 the J.Crew Vintage Oxfords are likely the best fitting shirts OTR for me. Wallace & Barnes is nice stuff too. They are J. Crew's higher-end line.


 

 

I Have them all available if you are interested mate :satisfied:

post #83021 of 137372
Just hit Last Call myself and got a Charvet for me:

Paid about 35 cents on the dollar.
post #83022 of 137372
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Just rolled into Asheville NC and hit a couple thrifts on the way up.  Staying in a sketchy motel cuz the downtown hotels are $500+/night...and half the lights in my room don't work so please excuse the crap photos.

 

Didn't grab much but the first is my favorite.

 

Bespoke Tailored Southwick SC, houndstooth, patch pockets, dated December 1930.  Needs some work but I'm sure I will too if I make it to be 83 years old.

nice!
http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/usa/California/Peter-Stolich_2hq0tt

And 1942 WWII camo? I dont know shit about camo but I am sure that is valuable.
post #83023 of 137372
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post
 

Few finds from yesterday

 

Cool Brooks Brothers Outerwear Blackwatch

 

 

 

Like that!

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

Just hit Last Call myself and got a Charvet for me:

Paid about 35 cents on the dollar.

:thumbs-up:

post #83024 of 137372
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Just rolled into Asheville NC and hit a couple thrifts on the way up.  Staying in a sketchy motel cuz the downtown hotels are $500+/night...and half the lights in my room don't work so please excuse the crap photos.
 
Didn't grab much but the first is my favorite.
 
Bespoke Tailored Southwick SC, houndstooth, patch pockets, dated December 1930.  Needs some work but I'm sure I will too if I make it to be 83 years old.

 

 

Ye Olde Southwick (Click to show)

 

 

 

Ye Olde Southwick (Click to show)

 

 

 

  
I admit to not reading the camo primer so I gotta ask - is this a thing?  Has some dates on a tag inside the pocket of 1943.  Different pattern inside vs. out but doesn't appear to be reversible.

 

 

Camo (Click to show)

 

 

 

I definitely could be wrong, and I'm sure Nat will jump in, but this looks like the HBT camo. If so, you've done well. You can compare it with the one from Nat's primer:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

HBT camo. Used in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The pattern is strikingly similar to the "duck hunter" pattern used since the end of WWII throughout the 80's for commercial sportswear and hunting clothing. The duck hunter pattern was also used by the ARVN and US Special Forces in Vietnam. The HBT pattern is different though. It is printed on Herringbone Twill cotton. The garments have two sides (reversible); a fall side and a spring/summer side. Very rare and sought after. This pattern was also used to make packs and bags as well.

 

post #83025 of 137372
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post



  

I admit to not reading the camo primer so I gotta ask - is this a thing?  Has some dates on a tag inside the pocket of 1943.  Different pattern inside vs. out but doesn't appear to be reversible.














Yes! Yes! This is a grail find when it comes to camo. About the equivalent of finding Kiton cashmere when it comes to men's clothing. That is called HBT (Herringbone Twill) camo. Used in the Pacific theatre during WWII for mainly the Marines but the Army used it a bit as well. Brown side for Fall and green for Spring-Summer. That appears unworn too judging by the label. You're looking at north of $500 value-wise.

Here's some links for reference

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VTG-1940S-WWII-U-S-Marine-Corps-USMC-Frogskin-Camo-Herringbone-Twill-HBT-/380700607940?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58a38645c4&nma=true&si=BsUlf4rWhixz%252F36TxlE9PB%252BHW78%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-Marine-USMC-Reversible-FROG-SKIN-Camo-HBT-Raiders-Jacket-Sz-M-AWESOME-/261302046684?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd6d0cfdc&nma=true&si=BsUlf4rWhixz%252F36TxlE9PB%252BHW78%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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