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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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

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

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double post.

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

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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. 

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

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Warning: Spoiler! Non-thrift TV topic (Click to show)
I wish I had more time to watch stuff. I'm waiting on House of Cards season 2, which I'll watch in a weekend so as not to get bogged down. Having a job that works with Federal agencies, I'm fascinated by it.

My wife and I used to sit down on Sunday nights and watch accumulated DVR stuff, but now, I'm downstairs packing shipments, re-listing stuff that didn't sell and re-organizing to accommodate the fluctuating inventory. 


A comment on House of Cards....don't know who has watched and who hasn't, but this series is really pointing the way to what the future of content production and distribution is going to be. Major cast, terrific production, totally different process and constraints from the networks or even HBO. If they need a 87 minute episode, they do it. Post it all at one time for binge watchers and the subsequent buzz, tweets, and more. 

Plus, they've done an unbelievable job of capturing the culture of the people. There was one episode where Kevin Spacey had to go home to his district in SC and confront an opponent. The scene was photographed from two points of view. Kevin Spacey standing in the yard talking to the guy on his porch, and the opponent sitting on his expansive porch talking to kevin spacey over the azaleas. 

I paused the DVR and told my wife that that would never happen. She asked why? "Because in the south, if any visitor came to your house, particularly a US Congressman, you would never let them stand out in the yard unless it was a blood feud or they had impregnated your daughter. You'd invite them on the porch, offer them a glass of iced tea, and in the most polite terms imaginable, tell them they are horrible human beings who haven't been right since the eisenhower administration." She laughed. I restarted the show.....they finished their business and Kevin Spacey says "and if you were any kind of a gentleman, you'd have invited me up on your porch for a glass of tea."


Sorry for the off topic ramble, but I need to start sleeping more.......

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Originally Posted by edwardthefirst View Post

I just watched the first season, I adored it. I agree with everything you said. Truly brilliant production.

Hey, you guys are quite welcome. I want you both to know that I made an 'extra' effort to make that first season memorable for you. You might enjoy this thread from a while back right here on styleforum!

"House of Cards" Baltimore casting call






Oh BTW, here's a recent thrift fit of mine! (Click to show)

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