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post #87916 of 113223
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

It's about time I catch up on some important shoutouts...

First, in response to the consigner argument, now that everyone has called their tits:

Major shoutout to Spoo. He took two giant boxes--over 100 pounds of my backlog--and has slowly been turning it into mucho deniro. This has helped me immensely.

And

Nataku
For supplying me with the absolute PERFECT Gokey duffle for my father's Christmas gift.

This really is an amazing community, and I'm thankful to be a part of it.

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Sorry about the slowly part... that was a shitload of stuff. smile.gif
post #87917 of 113223
The Lanvin isn't a flip, it's for me, I was merely curious as aside from the old brown double L label I'm not sure about Lanvin pieces. I wasn't sure where that label fell in compared to the recent blue on blue label. If it was for a flip I wouldn't have been bothered picking it up since I don't like tying my money up in this stuff or dealing with eBay anymore.

But I do agree that label hunting isn't always a wise way of doing this, since my local place for some reason usually has labels cut out I'm bettering my eye at spotting canvasing, handwork, etc. I just happened to really like the Lanvin seemed well made, really great fabric, and it wasn't the brown double L label.
post #87918 of 113223
So I wanted to follow Gmmcls lead and share how much this thread has helped me up my clothing game. Out of the hundreds of pairs of shoes I've thrifted, these are the one's that have found a permanent home in my closet. All these have been thrifted by me except where noted. I also want to say, before I joined this fantastic community and started soaking in it's infinite wisdom, my only pair of "dress shoes" was a pair of BB suede bucs. Warning, lots of pictures in the spoiler.


Chocolate suede Calvin Klein chukkas.

Oak St. Bootmakers

Clarks beeswax desert boots

Peal & Co for Brooks Brothers

AE Mcalisters from 1982

Florsheim Royal Imperial

PRL by C&J

C&J with the commando sole

VTG Church's shell

Alden shell

Alden snuff suede

Alden

Unknown English bench made

AE Townley perforated whole-cuts

Cheany

Florsheim Royal Imperial

Sebago beef rolls

AE full straps

Unknown vintage

LL Bean mid

LL Bean cursive script tall

New Balance

Lands End

AE Park Ave

USA made Timberland

70's era Danner

From other SF members:
LL Bean

Vintage French Shriner

AE Cambridge shell

Alden chocolate suede

50's-60's hunting boots

E thrift
70's era Redwings (ebay)

AE Daltons (ebay)

Lobbs (b&s)

Discount through my job
Rag and Bone officer boot


Edit, since the spoilers don't seem to be working, I have removed them.
post #87919 of 113223
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Originally Posted by mco543 View Post

The Lanvin isn't a flip, it's for me, I was merely curious as aside from the old brown double L label I'm not sure about Lanvin pieces. I wasn't sure where that label fell in compared to the recent blue on blue label. If it was for a flip I wouldn't have been bothered picking it up since I don't like tying my money up in this stuff or dealing with eBay anymore.

But I do agree that label hunting isn't always a wise way of doing this, since my local place for some reason usually has labels cut out I'm bettering my eye at spotting canvasing, handwork, etc. I just happened to really like the Lanvin seemed well made, really great fabric, and it wasn't the brown double L label.

Again, totally not a knock on your post, just floated the thought to the top of my mind.

Net net, Canali did make good Lanvin, yes - but especially for keeping, it seems from that one shot that the piece is too dated to even look that great. YMMV
post #87920 of 113223
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Something that old cant really be considered "the good", even though its well made.

To be frank, the only real "good" Lanvin pieces - speaking to flip, I mean - are the ones that look like they belong in SWD instead of CM.

And, because Im tired and cranky, Ill rant for a sec - while label hunting is worthwhile obviously, some of you need to start looking more at quality and construction and shopping with taste. Finding a 3x2" label on an ugly garment that says Rubinacci is one thing - but finding no label on a 100% cashmere, hand applied collar, tailored full canvas sport coat could be even better than that.

Its much harder to thrift this way, because its not the math of learning encyclopedic knowledge of what a label looks like. Just saying. Ive found some stellar pieces that are made by nobodies, that sell for more than the "good" Lanvin. And almost certainly, Id wear something that fits and looks nice and is anon - as opposed to wearing a 20 year old "good" Canali.

(note, Im not by any means knocking the post above me - just something to open some narrow eyes a bit and teach you what I have learned)

Do you even thrift bro??


+1 2 erythang u said. All that comes with time, willingness and dedication to want to learn about construction.

Count.me.in.
post #87921 of 113223
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

Can anyone ID this tag?

Generic crap?

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Edit: and great post Spoo. I think this is a jacket you left behind for me.

Wrong thread but Redaelli

 

CORRECT THREAD

post #87922 of 113223
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


 

Haha, Is that a good thing?  Probably put it on the bay Sunday.

post #87923 of 113223

double post.

post #87924 of 113223

Thrift Prediction......

 

By this time tomorrow night, someone here will be enveloped in beaver. 

 

For a good time call.....


Edited by capnwes - 12/11/13 at 7:50pm
post #87925 of 113223
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Sorry about the slowly part... that was a shitload of stuff. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Sorry about the slowly part... that was a shitload of stuff. smile.gif


Hahaha no this is for the best. One big check would have been wasted in one night on hookers & blow.
post #87926 of 113223
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thrift Prediction......

By this time tomorrow night, someone here will be enveloped in beaver. 

For a good time call.....

Oh god, I hope I'm your secret Santa recipient.
post #87927 of 113223
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post



Hahaha no this is for the best. One big check would have been wasted in one night on hookers & blow.

Quoting because it is simply impossible to give 2 thumbs up on the reputation thingamajig.

 

:fonz::fonz:

post #87928 of 113223
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Oh god, I hope I'm your secret Santa recipient.

I can't tell you for certain, but my secret santa already has his gift.....not sure he's opened it yet though. 

post #87929 of 113223
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I can't tell you for certain, but my secret santa already has his gift.....not sure he's opened it yet though. 


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post #87930 of 113223
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


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Why the long, distorted face? There is something in the mail for you too (not that sailor painting either).

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