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.
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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?
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).
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.
Some other things from today (the thrift store edition):
Orvis shirt -Didn't notice it was a women's until now (size 6)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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