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post #86791 of 118071

Great grabs E. Definitely haven't seen any Boingo in a thrift yet. Hit a store yesterday with a huge stack of vinyl that had just come out... Mostly oldies compilations, comedy albums, and test records. At the usual (for out here) GW record price of $1.99 each, I passed. Sounds like you have some legit pricing out there.

post #86792 of 118071
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Stumbled on 2x Caraceni bespoke suits at $25 each, one in gray and one in a brown plaid. Passed as They were pretty massive 48-50R or L, were pretty dated cuts from 93 and 95 (unvented, besom pockets, low-ish gorge) and they had some holes in the jackets (didn't bother checking the trousers). eBay completed listings shows Caraceni sells pretty well when it does (which isn't all that often). Should I reconsider and see if they're there later on this week when I go by?
No- see bold
I've learned the hard way with a brioni, no matter how good the brand, holes plus dated will not sell
post #86793 of 118071
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

No- see bold
I've learned the hard way with a brioni, no matter how good the brand, holes plus dated will not sell

Thanks for confirmng as that's what my instinct said. If it had been one or the other I may have gambled but not with both. Still tough to leave them behind (also left behind an Attolini for Domenica Vacca jacket for the same reason).
post #86794 of 118071
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

Sounds like you have some legit pricing out there.

 

+1 

post #86795 of 118071
Looks like a stone my mom used to call 'Tiger's Eye'
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Picked up a dozen pair of cuff links, none super duper. all appeared to be from the nixon era. The rock collection discussion triggered a question on this pair. This are slightly larger than a quarter each. Any idea what the stone would be? if from today, I'd say acrylic, but not sure what these actually are.

post #86796 of 118071
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Some other things from today (the thrift store edition):


Orvis shirt -Didn't notice it was a women's until now (size 6)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Hah. Definitely been there. I picked up my first Seize Sur Vingt shirt a little while ago, size M. Tried it on, and it was fine in the shoulders, fine in the sleeve, but had no place for collar stays, and was strangely long. I looked up the label, which said "Seize Sur Vingt for Lake & Stars".

Turns out, Lake & Stars is a lingerie company, and this is a nightshirt.
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post #86797 of 118071
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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post

Found these a few weeks ago. They're are no markings on them other than the "Made in USA" on the bottom. Based on how the fit on me I'd say they are a 12 wide or 13.






At least, no cow died in the makijng of those shoes.
post #86798 of 118071

A quick interwebs search seems to indicate that Maurice L Rothchilds (of Chicago) went out of business circa 1970.  And was a pretty hot spot in the 1900-1940's.


Nontheless, this is a beautiful overcoat - 3 roll 2 esque design, patch pockets, no darts.  I was sad when it didn't fit me (it's a 44L).

 

I would guess it weighs...well, I have no idea really but it's the heaviest garment I've ever worn.

 

It needs some loving to be a 9.5/10 condition, but I think it's possible.

 

 

 

post #86799 of 118071

Nothing of particular note today but I only visited local areas. I did find a Hickey Freeman suit that fits me though. Super excited to add another suit to my personal collection. The count stands at 2 now.

post #86800 of 118071
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

well, spend 70-80 nights a year in Marriott hotels for a 10-15 years, and you get the room at thrift prices. all your vacations get planned around Marriott locations and American Airline destinations. 

 

Luckily, I haven't had to do that in the last couple of years..........


Sounds like some of my consultant friends.

post #86801 of 118071
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

Nothing of particular note today but I only visited local areas. I did find a Hickey Freeman suit that fits me though. Super excited to add another suit to my personal collection. The count stands at 2 now.

I think you shouldn't be so modest....a staple item in your size from a quality brand is an extremely good find in my opinion.
post #86802 of 118071

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue & Lexington. Both 8.5 D. Both available.

 

pics (Click to show)

 

post #86803 of 118071
There's about $3000 (at retail prices) wrapped up in this ball of goodness) from PRL, Rugby, Valentino, Charvet, and RLBL... Pics at 11:00...

post #86804 of 118071
Okay since apparently no one saw my haul pics yesterday I am reposting with a few more ties added
Lots of Paul Stuart, ferragamo, drakes, grendine, ect.
Plus loro camelhair on a fully canvassed ancient nordstroms blazer with a pretty decent cut
Oh and a probably fake Hermes but I can take pics to validate/invalidate its realness later, you are also going to have to wait on thedick pics

I'm keeping the green grenadine cause it goes well in my tie collection that I have 0 use for and never wear
Tie collection seen below

Edited by IRKSM - 12/3/13 at 3:03pm
post #86805 of 118071
Could I have rubbed the color off these black Shell PTBs? I thrifted these a while back. They had years of polish on them. I rubbed them vigorously with a wet cloth, then Mac methoded them. Rinse and repeat. I worked up quite a sweat. Now, I can see an undertone of brown. Should I reapply black wax or cream polish?
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