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post #88036 of 113223
I'll get them tomorrow. Don't worry. Honestly, I knew they were awesome. My fear of making a mistake just overrode my gut feeling.

And exactly, it was 20 bucks. At the regular price I would have walked out with it. At 20, ebay listings showed many things selling for 30. That held me back. At that price, pink shirts are better... Same for the loakes they were probably 15 or so. I've seen them sell for 30 and then tons higher.

They also had a rl rugby sweater. It was 25. Same thing. Is that worth it at that price? I'm not sure. I know I'd grab it in a heartbeat for 5.

I did pick up 3 nwt bb makers ties for 3 bucks each.
post #88037 of 113223
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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post
 

Stopped by a spot today and they had two pair of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes in the glass cabinet - 12 E - okay, but some scuffs - not paying $40.  I politely decline and she says "Did you see the 30 other pair I just put out from the same donor?"  Oh.. my...  Zelli, Moreschi, Gucci, Mezlan, etc...  Most of them were ostrich, but a few were croc or alligator.

 

Picked up two pair - Zelli Crocodile and an unmarked custom made horned back alligator from Italy.

 

 

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Unmarked Alligator - they had several other in croc or ostrich.

 

 

Zelli Croc -

 

 

Hoping for a half-off shoes day in the near future.. :)

all size 12 I'm assuming if from the same donor?

post #88038 of 113223
Imma say it again, look at closed listings of other members. It's part of the NECESSARY research. Want to learn about tweed? Look at Wes's shop. Lots of the tweeds he picks up don't have some super recognizable brand name - but they are QUALITY. Look at the details - the leather on the chest and shoulder, elbow patches, functional cuffs, ticket pocket, bellows pockets, throat latch, action back pleat, belted, country of origin, a thousand other things. Once you understand that stuff, start spending. Thrift shop before that, and you are playing craps.
post #88039 of 113223
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FTFY
(Sorry, I know that's a huge d*ck move. I may or may not be a little OCD)


Teachable moment over.

 

MAN! I got schooled in the English language.....by an attorney....an American attorney no less (I'm English, originally). For shame, for shame!

 

Before you know it I will be using prepositions to end sentences with!

post #88040 of 113223
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Originally Posted by schmidtdalton13 View Post
 

all size 12 I'm assuming if from the same donor?

 

Yes.  All either 11 1/2 E, 12 D, or 12 E.

post #88041 of 113223
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Imma say it again, look at closed listings of other members. It's part of the NECESSARY research. Want to learn about tweed? Look at Wes's shop. Lots of the tweeds he picks up don't have some super recognizable brand name - but they are QUALITY. Look at the details - the leather on the chest and shoulder, elbow patches, functional cuffs, ticket pocket, bellows pockets, throat latch, action back pleat, belted, country of origin, a thousand other things. Once you understand that stuff, start spending. Thrift shop before that, and you are playing craps.
 
+1000
 
I did exactly this, with Wes's listings specifically. I now have no problem deciding whether to kop a tweed or not. Though Wes does get fused jackets I wouldn't pick up...
post #88042 of 113223
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Also for any of you interested in a pair of those AE Schautals (basically a suede MacNeil with a thick double oak sole, made specially for Nordstrom Rack) like the pair Fueco grabbed a few weeks back, they're on clearance at $69. For a double sole, suede, USA made longwing, that is impossible to beat. They only have them in an odd brown somewhere between chocolate milkshake and snuff. Also they only have them in widths of D or EEE. Hit up your local shop and grab a pair.

 

Stopped by after work and snagged a pair of Schautals for my dad - thanks for the heads up!

 

Was wondering if I could get a little help dating a pair of J&M Aristocrafts...

 

 

Spade soles, handwritten size/model. 

 

The only similar pair I could find were these:

 

http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/neuwertig-johnston-murphy-antique-spade-sole-full-brogue-oxford-circa-1950-43-435d

 

Unfortunately mine aren't their "Hand Made" Aristocraft, but I still think they're pretty interesting.
 

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AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

I'm thinking maybe 60s?

 

Also kopped some Belvedere croc tassles in good condition.

 

 

AppleMark

post #88043 of 113223
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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post
 

I think we sometimes need to step back and put things in perspective...

 

Agreed!  I picked up a minty Brooks Brothers wool & cashmere overcoat in an out-of-town GW and it was priced at $25 (all their winter coats were $25, even London Fog & crap brands), and I was like "WTF, my local GW would charge $9 for this!".  Then I realized there aren't too many places I'd find the same coat for twice the price, and it's a GW for chrissakes - not like I'd be helping someone pay for their Italian supercar tune-up's or whatnot.  So it was a good kop.  

post #88044 of 113223
Let me say at the outset that I still cherish the tradition on this threak of not posting prices. But if you people are going to start...
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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post

 Most of them were ostrich, but a few were croc or alligator.
Uh say whut?
You left exotic skins from decent makers for $40?? Even size 12 that's an awesome deal.
You're joking, right?
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

And exactly, it was 20 bucks. .

I think we're still not hitting on all cylinders my friend. Beat up J&Ms get $20 around here. But that's more a statement of my area's absurdity than anything else.
post #88045 of 113223
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Let me say at the outset that I still cherish the tradition on this threak of not posting prices. .

I think once price is involved it will detract from finds.
post #88046 of 113223
That hunting jacket everyone is talking about looked pretty terrible. Good pass I think.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Let me say at the outset that I still cherish the tradition on this threak of not posting prices. But if you people are going to start...
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

I think once price is involved it will detract from finds.

See the very first post of the thread. Sharing prices is encouraged. A Brioni suit at 5 bucks is much more brag worthy than the same at 100 bucks.
post #88047 of 113223
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Just found this awesome looking jacket. Thoughts? It's a size 46. Can proxy. It's marked at 20 though...
 
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Hmmm, this is an interesting piece. If the price is good, def. cop.

 

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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

Got some nice pickups today and yesterday. all thrifts.

2 RLPL Navy blue suits in mint condition. Both w/ ticket pockets, both side vented, one DB, one SB 3roll2, both 48L..... ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Thom Brown sz 3 striped oxford Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Rebecca Minkoff purses NWT, dust bags, straps, etc. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Piles of NWT jbrand, hudson, true religion Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Wow!

 

Jeez, went to a few stores including a discount store, and damn, found a bunch of stuff but helllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaa over priced!!!! Did cop 2 NWT ragn bone, Mad in USA ugly ass color chinos. Pics later.

post #88048 of 113223
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Originally Posted by jcubzzz View Post


Hey nataku I found a Oliver people's case as well, sadly the glasses were MIA

Nice! Talk about synergy! Same case as I found. Sadly the glasses for my case were MIA as well....
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post

Christ, I feel bad for my secret santa after looking through the hauls from the last few days, I adhered too closely to the proposed price cap shog%5B1%5D.gif

SORRY DUDE

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Uh say whut?
You left exotic skins from decent makers for $40?? Even size 12 that's an awesome deal.
You're joking, right?

I still kick myself for passing on 10+ pairs of Star Artioli exotic skin shoes a year or so ago that were $50 each. Was literally out of money and could only buy one pair. By the time I was able to borrow some cash and went back they were long gone ffffuuuu.gif. On the other hand, I am glad I bought what Spoo considered to be the best pair of the lot (barely worn Ferragamo gator skin lace-ups).
post #88049 of 113223
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I think we're still not hitting on all cylinders my friend. Beat up J&Ms get $20 around here. But that's more a statement of my area's absurdity than anything else.

 

Fair enough. My thinking was more like "Oh, this jacket would have been 8 bucks at my local GW". So I thought about it for an hour, no one here expressed interest in it, it wasn't my size, so I let it go. I have interest now, so I'll pick it up. It'll probably end up traded on here if I get it. I'm still in need of building up my own wardrobe.

I had also found a super 150's blazer made by a name I couldn't track down. It was called Baroni (NOT BRIONI!) and the most prominent label was super 150's. I found a thread on AAAC and SF about them, but it looks like their suits were selling for 250-300 bucks new and fetch about 50-100 bucks on the bay so I might pick it up if it's a suit and maybe if it's an orphan in my size.


I guess the biggest take home for me is that I need to stop being so scared to make a mistake if I feel like something is right. It's a pretty good life lesson to learn and heck I'm still young!

 

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

That hunting jacket everyone is talking about looked pretty terrible. Good pass I think.

 

Really? I'm curious why you think so. It had a lot of good details that had caught my eyes: throat latch, elbow patches, chest protector. It had a pretty good hand feel and no moth holes or rips inside.

I was also a little dissuaded because I saw this when I googled the name:

 

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/thornproof-sport-coat-by-christopher-dawes-for-men~p~40238/

 

Edit: Also found my first T&A shirt. Did not cop. It was marked at $10.
(The collar was also frayed to oblivion!)


And I'm sad I lost the bid on this jacket. I thrifted the matching pants about a month ago. Would have been a suit! Then again, it's possible that the color is slightly different, so maybe it's a good thing :/


Edited by ridethecliche - 12/12/13 at 6:54pm
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