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post #86971 of 110825
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 


Hey thanks!

I thought the gant was a little more sought after than it seems to be so they'll probably go back in that case as they didn't quite fit. Their pockets are on the chest too which was a little weird tbh!

 

The J-Crew was mostly because of the collar. I was hoping to learn what the deal was. I've never seen a shirt like that before. Also, is it worth keeping the Harris tweed blazer in spite of the 2-3 holes like that?

 

Also, one of the RL pants was blue label with the italicized script :)

If you are buying for yourself, just buy what you like. Don't worry about what people here think. I would say that if you are buying for yourself, hold out for stuff that is clean and well-kept. No sense in buying yourself a shirt with stains. We've all got those already. Gant Rugger is a bit more sought after than their other stuff. I don't buy anything with holes in it, and the only way I think I'd break that rule is if it was a very very nice suit or jacket that would be worth the price of getting a re-weaver, and they are notoriously expensive. Something like 60-100 dollars per 5 or 10 MM.

 

Spoo says those RL pants are women's, and I'd trust him on that.

post #86972 of 110825
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

If you are buying for yourself, just buy what you like. Don't worry about what people here think. I would say that if you are buying for yourself, hold out for stuff that is clean and well-kept. No sense in buying yourself a shirt with stains. We've all got those already. Gant Rugger is a bit more sought after than their other stuff. I don't buy anything with holes in it, and the only way I think I'd break that rule is if it was a very very nice suit or jacket that would be worth the price of getting a re-weaver, and they are notoriously expensive. Something like 60-100 dollars per 5 or 10 MM.

 

Spoo says those RL pants are women's, and I'd trust him on that.

 

+1

 

I don't even buy things with holes if they were put there intentionally... :hide:

post #86973 of 110825
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Possible that Alan Bilzerian stocked it at one point
Huh- Never even heard of the store- will have to do some research. Could be that Riccardi on Newbury stocked it too. They sell a lot of obscure designers - (NHBD, CDGH+) and seem to be relatively off the radar when it comes to the internet.
post #86974 of 110825
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

 

 

Wait, is Vicuna not the fabric?  Is that the name?  That is throwing me off.

That Sammy tie is awesome, still haven't found a single stitch of J. Press in our town, nice!

Yeah, as others have said, Vicuna is the name of the particular style of jacket, I assume based on the color and their interpretation of the blend, which is a bit weird as well.

I love that Sam'sohn tie. I actually haven't found any JPress here either. Both those ties were e-thrifts.

post #86975 of 110825
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post


Huh- Never even heard of the store- will have to do some research. Could be that Riccardo on Newbury stocked it too. They sell a lot of obscure designers - (NHBD, CDGH+) and seem to be relatively off the radar when it comes to the internet.

 

Riccardi is more euro-trash, Bilzerian is more avant garde

post #86976 of 110825
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

Same scenario here- went to shop I don't usually go to today. Quality finds from there in the past have been lackluster- right out the gate I find the lad. Completely blown away.

@ridethecliche - I would mimic what spoo said. Normally would pass on all of that- let alone if it has holes or stains.

@SpooPoker - Were these a good cop? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

They probably wont bring you too much - hella dated, but thats real deal. Though, I have some vintage JPG and similarly, Moschino up right now and the prices are absolutely blowing my mind away.
post #86977 of 110825

Big shout outs to @highvoltorb for an excellent trade for this bad ass vintage North Face goose down vest!

 

post #86978 of 110825
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Riccardi is more euro-trash, Bilzerian is more avant garde
Very well said!
post #86979 of 110825
This week.

So far.
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Let's start small, shall we? (Nothing's available unless otherwise indicated. Some keeping, some secret santa potential)

Ties:
Paul Stuart limited edition made in Japan and -- wait, is that a fake Charvet? Oh, no, its a real Charvet for Ben Silver. OK, cool.
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Who was it that was just recently saying they needed staple wool ties to round out their rotation?

Oh, yeah, it was ME.
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Nicky Milano and some unknown wool tie that was v. cheap but needs a cleaning
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Trousers:
Pal Zileri grail light beige front slim fit. My. Size.
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Inco FF, 32 and available
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Vintage PRL (Wes: didn't you sell these for crazy money a while back?); Zanella Platinum S130 Unicorns, Bills
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You want shoes?
How's chocolate suede by Cheaney for Alan MacAfee plus chestnut lizard (right Spoo-ster?) full straps by Church's?
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Some label I never heard of, NWT, my size and AWESOME fabrics. There were TONS of these. Pricey, so I only picked a couple of the best.
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[SPOILER=Isn't this the current Cantarelli label?
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Another
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Corneliani
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Cantarelli for Faconnable
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Luigi Bianchi Mantova -- Lubiam's manline. Real pearl buttons. Fab construction. 38R and available.
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Donnegal tweed. Why, yes, it is dual vent and my size.
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Ancient Saks hand made -- seriously, every stitch looks hand stitched; the quality is AMAZING -- cutaway tux.
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ORGETORIX: Does this mean what I think it means: Made in June of 1923? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And the coup de grace: Brioni morning suit. Not sure I reunited the right orphans, but close enough.
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MIC.

DROP.

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In addition to all of the above, at my Goodwill stop tonight, I passed on a very new looking, recent Brioni tux.
Click here to find out why! (Click to show)
They wanted twenty... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Five Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
HUNDRED Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Dollars Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yes, that's right. The Goodwill. Wanted $2500. I just said that.
I brought it to the register and told them to shove it up their ass because it didn't retail for that much. True story.
post #86980 of 110825
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

If you are buying for yourself, just buy what you like. Don't worry about what people here think. I would say that if you are buying for yourself, hold out for stuff that is clean and well-kept. No sense in buying yourself a shirt with stains. We've all got those already. Gant Rugger is a bit more sought after than their other stuff. I don't buy anything with holes in it, and the only way I think I'd break that rule is if it was a very very nice suit or jacket that would be worth the price of getting a re-weaver, and they are notoriously expensive. Something like 60-100 dollars per 5 or 10 MM.

 

Spoo says those RL pants are women's, and I'd trust him on that.

 

Yeah. I was pretty set on taking that stuff back honestly. I didn't realize the stains were on there till I got home.

I trust the spoo! I'm just curious how he knew. I mean, I'm guessing he could tell from just the label but I'd like to know!

post #86981 of 110825
some zegna
AppleMark

nwt Eton
AppleMark

Versace denim


nwt ding dong rag
AppleMark
post #86982 of 110825
Nice haul, G. that green windowpane sc looks killer.
post #86983 of 110825
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

 

There are 2-3 of these holes. Worth trying to trade or should I just return it?

 

There's a stain on here which I think could come out with a good wash/bleach. Worth trying out or should I return?

 

Same story here, but this stain is pretty tiny.

 

 

 

I can tell you from personal experience that I have no less than 2 large garbage bags filled with "needs stain treatment / collar treatment" from early thrifting days that I have never gotten around to attending to.  Some nice stuff in there but I'll probably whittle it down to a few items I'll give a go on and re-donate the rest.  Pass on anything with holes unless it's an amazing find, which it almost always is not.  Don't buy based solely on label/maker.  While it is a lot of fun to find that first <whatever> brand, if it's shot, take a picture and move on.  I wish I could un-buy like 70% of the stuff I bought the first 3 or 4 months I thrifted.  If you can return stained/damaged items for money back, by all means do so - because if you keep thrifting you'll eventually stumble across a bunch of really nice sport coats or whatever that you'll want to keep or turn over on eBay or trade etc.  Those stained / damaged items will continue to take a back seat and space and you'll have more sellable / tradeable / wearable stuff than you know what to do with, along with that pile of nice stained / holey dust rags.  I am happier now to walk out empty-handed than grab something "to make it worthwhile" because more often than not, that consolation purchase is rarely worth the cost plus time/effort to make it wearable.  

 

Not trying to poo-poo your pick-ups, and sounds like you have a return option which most thrifts do not offer so that's on your side - if so, sure, grab it, research when you get it home and decide keep vs. return (which includes checking eBay active / sold etc and not relying solely on posting here to ask if it's a good grab or not).  Steep learning curve, and it comes in stages, almost all of which was learned by doing in my case (and still learning & making mistakes).  You'll always make mistakes, but far fewer as time goes on...and the upside is the more you learn will far outweigh the occasional mistake.  Keep at it, reading up, browsing, seeing what gets all the thumbs up here, and best of luck in the trenches.  

post #86984 of 110825
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post

This is one of those interview edit records, right? Like the ones Weird Al used to do?


 

Edited to add: from a similar-ish era, if anyone stumbles across Firesign Theatre LPs I'm down to purchase/trade for them. Anything other than "How Can You Be In Two Places At Once" or "Don't Crush That Dwarf"

Yeah, and it's completely unfunny. Listened to one side. Then again, I never got off on the interview-edit genre. This cover was so weird that I couldn't pass it up. Sgt.Pepper came out in June that year, so this would seem the consummate quickie exploitation recording made, no doubt, just in time for Christmas. My true love is bad recordings that were not intentionally bad. Terry Baxter is a particular favorite. Way, way back in the day, Columbia Records had a record club that you joined by cutting out the coupon in the Sunday comics and mailing it in. You got a kabillion records for practically nothing upfront by committing to buy umpteen more at regular, i.e. inflated, prices over two years. If you taped a penny to the coupon, you got a free gift. Terry Baxter was the free gift. What an absolute stinker--his versions of "Theme From Shaft" and "American Pie" have caused people to leave my house. It was their loss. Best of 72 is the prize, but I also have Best of 68, Best of 70 and Best of 71, the latter found just last week. I'm missing 1969 and should probably just break down and download a digital copy of his greatest hits.

Driver's ed records are also a gas, with Chevrolet Sings Songs of Safe Driving and You being the grail. Here's a cut:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htfB0L0g8yE
post #86985 of 110825
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Originally Posted by xcvdx View Post

Aston Martin. Or a real classic, like a 57 Corvette or a 65 Riviera.


Here are two items I found last week but passed on. Did I miss out?
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I know where this is. Have been passing for weeks. Had the same thought as you initially, but I don't think they're BBBF

And the cars ... it's like you read my mind. Or were you quoting me?


Wait, I'm nearly certain this is one of my posts. WTF?
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