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Originally Posted by MattR View Post


Not to throw cold water on this (b/c that Southwick is the shit), but something doesn't seem to add up about the date.
  Bit o' history (Click to show)
1) Robert Kirk, Ltd. was a predecessor store to Cable Car Clothiers. According to the website, RK, Ltd. didn't exist until 1939. It was even in their motto (""San Francisco's British Goods Store Since 1939.") I'll add, though, that CCC appears to have been founded in 1946 or so, so the jacket is almost certainly made in or around this time period, just not sure about 1930. http://www.cablecarclothiers.com/our-company/history.html

2) Southwick was founded in 1929, but doesn't appear to have been called Southwick at that time. Apparently, the initial store was called Grieco Bros., and it was located in Massachusetts. http://www.southwick.com/history



Not sure what to make of the date on the jacket versus the company histories. Anybody know how to reconcile the two?

 

Hmm - good info to have - thank you.  No idea about the dating on the tag - very doubtful it stands for December 30th as that wouldn't make sense without a year...otherwise I'm flummoxed.

 

 

Hit one store today - my GPS is whacked and cannot find the other 2 GW's I planned to hit.  Had a pile of mainline Armani but it was just too dated to bother with; holey Harris Tweeds and a godawful Pal Zileri suit.  Being much pickier than I used to be, only walked out with one thing - my first Chester Barrie ever found in a thrift.  100% cashmere to boot.

 

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post #83057 of 114826
Marc jacobs the real deal
Big monies new

post #83058 of 114826
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

Being much pickier than I used to be...

Isn't that the best feeling ever? Realizing you would have totally walked out with the bunch of the junk in front of you in the past.:evolve: 

 

Also, found some sweet art for my bathroom... Pretty stoked on this, didn't know I was looking for it till I found it.


Edited by Evil Abed - 10/26/13 at 11:58am
post #83059 of 114826
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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

^^ actually I don't even know if I've ever been on your turf Eazy. I pretty much stick the burbs and occasionally one SA in the city

For some reason, I thought you were located in the ATL. If you ever want to do a run, PM me! Silverwarebandit and I have actually been trying to make it out to the burbs for the past few weekends, but real life stuff keeps getting in the way. censored.gif
post #83060 of 114826
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

Isn't that the best feeling ever? Realizing you would have totally walked out with the bunch of the junk in front of you in the past.:evolve: 

 

Also, found some sweet art for my bathroom... Pretty stoked on this, didn't know I was looking for it till I found it.

 

Killer bathroom art - with Russell Johnson a/k/a The Professor from Gilligan's Island!  

 

Agreed - less is more when thrifting.

 

Off to see this guy do some yowling later tonight:

 

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Saw them at Lala this summer...... interesting, to say the least.
post #83062 of 114826
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Originally Posted by MJMcRibb View Post
 

Posted a couple of months ago, Barrel. Pretty sure you commented.

Wow! Ok, now I remember these! Wes and I were trying to date it! Good stuff! Did you eBay them?

 

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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

Isn't that the best feeling ever? Realizing you would have totally walked out with the bunch of the junk in front of you in the past.:evolve: 

 

Also, found some sweet art for my bathroom... Pretty stoked on this, didn't know I was looking for it till I found it.

 

That's soooooooooooooooooooo bad ass! Is this the original or reprint? I've always wanted these vintage poster famed in my living room!

 

 

post #83063 of 114826
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

Isn't that the best feeling ever? Realizing you would have totally walked out with the bunch of the junk in front of you in the past.:evolve: 

 

Also, found some sweet art for my bathroom... Pretty stoked on this, didn't know I was looking for it till I found it.


That is friggin sweet. I've been looking for some of those lately. Haven't got one yet.

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I thought the thrift gods were about to suck my balls when I found this dual vented, ticket pocketed, functioning cuffed, striped SOB today, but the pants were nowhere to be found. I asked them if they could check the back, and she did, only to tell me that it came with the pants but they were so badly damaged they threw them out. I've seen items there with holes, so this guy must have shit his pants or wore them to play paintball in baldy[1].gif I also found 2 Brioni blazers (unvented), Paul Stuart suit, and a Brioni and Zegna shirt, plus a pair of Ferragamo monks. I had to pass on 3 Paul Stuart suits (pinstripe) because of damage and/or pissed pants. Pics later, stuff is headed to bay.

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Few nice finds today! Loro Piana Dress Shirt, BB OCBD, NWOB Cole Haan burgundy penny loafers, NWOB pebbled split toe Florsheim Royal Imperial Oxfords. And finally, my first pair of shells! Allen Edmonds Leeds for only 9.99! Also a pair of Gap Selvedge, and a pair of Ben Sherman Jeans, Ben Sherman tie, and Staple Gray Santorellis. Will post pictures of the best by tomorrow. So excited about the shells!

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Still looking for clarification on the 7 fold!

 

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Originally Posted by FUMAO View Post
 

 

Impuntura

 

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Very thick and beautifully made - but is it a 7 fold and how do I tell?
 

 

post #83067 of 114826
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I thought the thrift gods were about to suck my balls when I found this dual vented, ticket pocketed, functioning cuffed, striped SOB today, but the pants were nowhere to be found. I asked them if they could check the back, and she did, only to tell me that it came with the pants but they were so badly damaged they threw them out. I've seen items there with holes, so this guy must have shit his pants or wore them to play paintball in baldy[1].gif I also found 2 Brioni blazers (unvented), Paul Stuart suit, and a Brioni and Zegna shirt, plus a pair of Ferragamo monks. I had to pass on 3 Paul Stuart suits (pinstripe) because of damage and/or pissed pants. Pics later, stuff is headed to bay.

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Found that exact jacket the other week, also with no trousers. Still sold on the bay for around $30, so, not a bad $1.90 spent in my mind.

Not much lately because as I said, I've been too busy to really tear it up.
I did find this sweet Paul Stuart tie the other day.
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This sick 3 piece glen plaid women's BB suit, single button, peak lapeled, dual vented with a ticket pocket, LP super 120's 4 season fabric and a shit load of MOP's. If anybody's lady is a size 12 jacket and size 8 pant, get at me.
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And this awesome vintage mohair or alpaca belt back DB topcoat from Louis Roth, around a size 40 and available.
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post #83068 of 114826
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Originally Posted by FUMAO View Post


Hard to tell with that picture, but it doesn't look like it from here. Do you have a different pic showing the insides a little better? Like this?

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post #83069 of 114826
@FUMAO Count the number of creases/folds. I'm seeing 3 there. Eazy's is a 6 fold, though for simplicity's sake people often call these 7 folds too. In my experience 6 folds are more common than true 7 folds.
post #83070 of 114826

So I needed a last minute Halloween costume and obviously I thrift a lot, so easy choice was to pick my most flamboyant shit and call it Craig Sager.  Good game.

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