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Wrapping Christmas presents right now, and just realized I owe a huge, way belated big thanks to GMMcL for proxying me a bunch of things that will hopefully be well beloved by my friends and family. Dude is awesome and deserves every crazy haul he pulls. Still on the hunt for 42R stuff to repay.

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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post

You coming over on monday cheers.gif

Thrifting here is on a much lower level. Most thrifter do so because of lack of funds and/or reducing goods consumption (you know, what it is originally for). It is always very quiet in thrift shops around here and I think non of the regular visitors even know the name Hermes, let alone know the label.

Shop is closed sundays and only half a day on monday, so going tuesday morning has a real chance imo peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

Agree with ChetB, in all likelihood, it's real. Thrifting is the same here...small shops with limited selection but quiet. I grabbed a Harris Tweed cap the other day and one of the ladies commented that I always grab the quality stuff.

Side note about one of the stores I'm in often: I was checking out and they asked me if I'd be back before the holiday. I said it wasn't likely, but that I have a few weeks off at Christmas, so I'd be in soon after Christmas. She said "Well, let me give you your give now!" and handed me a gift bag of organic tea with a handwritten note and card. Of course I was shocked and said thank you, but she said that I'm one of their best customers and they couldn't even calculate how much I've spent over the last year and said they hope to see me more next year. Incredibly generous of them. It does, however, put me on a new level when a charity thrift store is giving me a gift.
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hey guys. few finds over the past 3 days. also need help trying to ID a pair of shoes (orig. posted a couple days ago)

Barrie. read up on them. seem to be a former shoe place based in CT. i know some of their stuff was made by alden but here are a couple slightly better pics.





interesting Dunhill sweater. available.



nice eton shirt. too small for me, avail.



and then THIS. lighting strikes twice. my first EVER thrift find (a couple months ago) was a Filson double mackinaw. Found this one today. absolutely flawless shape - looks unworn tbh. but its just too small for me. fits like a medium (size tag has been cut). available.




Edited by thefastlife - 12/21/13 at 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Measurements and photos will not be necessary. You should have passed on all of that stuff. Polo UC is dated and the Southwick is old and an orphan. Keep looking though!
Thanks for the advising words! Great thing about thrifting is lessons aren't too expensive haha.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Agree with ChetB, it's in all likelihood real. Thrifting is the same here...small shops with limited selection but quiet. I grabbed a Harris Tweed cap the other day and one of the ladies commented that I always grab the quality stuff.

Side note about one of the stores I'm in often: I was checking out and they asked me if I'd be back before the holiday. I said it wasn't likely, but that I have a few weeks off at Christmas, so I'd be in soon after Christmas. She said "Well, let me give you your give now!" and handed me a gift bag of organic tea with a handwritten note and card. Of course I was shocked and said thank you, but she said that I'm one of their best customers and they couldn't even calculate how much I've spent over the last year and said they hope to see me more next year. Incredibly generous of them. It does, however, put me on a new level when a charity thrift store is giving me a gift.


Wow, that is super awesome! That's the holiday spirit.

 

BTW, would you happen to know anything about this label? Made in Austria.

 

 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Wow, that is super awesome! That's the holiday spirit.

Crazy, right?!
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

BTW, would you happen to know anything about this label? Made in Austria. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





I think someone else sent me a PM about that once. It's not something with which I'm directly familiar, but I remember looking it up and I think it was actually a place in New York City that sold them (not 100% on that).
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Hey guys,

My phone died so I don't have any pics but I could use a little advice.

How do you determine when damage is too much to grab something?

4 things in question today.

1) Old oxxford jacket. Had some lining issues near the arm hole. I passed but mostly because it was old. (Cost was 14 bucks)

2) Kilgore, French, and Stanbury suit for barney's new york. It looked great on the outside. When I put my arms in, I realized that there were rips on the lining for the sleeves on both arms. No other issues. It was slightly harder to walk away. (15 bucks). I read up on this label a bit and it was made in canada. I think this was a good pass.

3) No name 100% cashmere made in britain overcoat. Again, lining issues on the inside of the arm hole. (24 bucks). I'm going with good pass.

4) Oscar C. Peterson Overcoat. This thing was pretty damaged tbh. The collar was shredding and the lining needed some work. What kept me staring at it? The tag was dated 1935! The outer was in pretty good condition. (10 bucks)

I skipped on all of these, but I was trying to do some calculus in my head. I stared at the last one for a good long while.
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

4 levels?????!!! Can I haz deetz please!!!!!!!!

It's pretty hard to describe to you Californians who don't have basements. laugh.gif

It's no McMansion like you're probably picturing. The 4 level split is a very common style up here and has been used since the early 80's. We tried explaining the house layout to my wife's family who lives in SoCal and they were so confused. I think most regular houses out there are 1 or 2 levels. All my wife's family's homes are 1 level.

Main floor is ground level. Entry from the front door/garage, etc. From there you can go up or down. Up is the master bed/bath, second bath and second bedroom. Down is a walk-out basement which is where the family room, laundry, third bath and my office are. The house is build on a slight hill to allow for the walkout, so this floor is about 1/4 - 1/2 underground. From there you go down another level and that is the basement. Completely underground with one egress window.

I snapped some pics as a visual aid as it's hard to explain.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ground/front door level. First photo is coming in from the front door. Front door is directly to the right in the last picture. Kitchen in the back corner. Dining room and living room to the right. Stairs go up to bedrooms.







Walk-out basement. The closed door on the left in the second photo goes down into the actual basement.





Basement. Please pardon the mess. 1/4 finished. This will eventually be a small man-cave and a family/tv room. Right now it's a 1/4 finished man-cave/storage space/work out space.





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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Hey guys,

My phone died so I don't have any pics but I could use a little advice.

How do you determine when damage is too much to grab something?

4 things in question today.

1) Old oxxford jacket. Had some lining issues near the arm hole. I passed but mostly because it was old. (Cost was 14 bucks)

2) Kilgore, French, and Stanbury suit for barney's new york. It looked great on the outside. When I put my arms in, I realized that there were rips on the lining for the sleeves on both arms. No other issues. It was slightly harder to walk away. (15 bucks). I read up on this label a bit and it was made in canada. I think this was a good pass.

3) No name 100% cashmere made in britain overcoat. Again, lining issues on the inside of the arm hole. (24 bucks). I'm going with good pass.

4) Oscar C. Peterson Overcoat. This thing was pretty damaged tbh. The collar was shredding and the lining needed some work. What kept me staring at it? The tag was dated 1935! The outer was in pretty good condition. (10 bucks)

I skipped on all of these, but I was trying to do some calculus in my head. I stared at the last one for a good long while.

1. Pass. Old Oxxford is mehhh.
 

2. Pass. Licensed KFS is mehhh.

3. Pass unless you want to cut it up to make pocket squares. 100% cashmere is cool but that coat sounds like mehhh.

4. Pass because condition sucks.

 

See, you are learning.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


It's pretty hard to describe to you Californians who don't have basements. laugh.gif

It's no McMansion like you're probably picturing. The 4 level split is a very common style up here and has been used since the early 80's. We tried explaining the house layout to my wife's family who lives in SoCal and they were so confused. I think most regular houses out there are 1 or 2 levels. All my wife's family's homes are 1 level.

Main floor is ground level. Entry from the front door/garage, etc. From there you can go up or down. Up is the master bed/bath, second bath and second bedroom. Down is a walk-out basement which is where the family room, laundry, third bath and my office are. The house is build on a slight hill to allow for the walkout, so this floor is about 1/4 - 1/2 underground. From there you go down another level and that is the basement. Completely underground with one egress window.

I snapped some pics as a visual aid as it's hard to explain. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ground/front door level. First photo is coming in from the front door. Front door is directly to the right in the last picture. Kitchen in the back corner. Dining room and living room to the right. Stairs go up to bedrooms.







Walk-out basement. The closed door on the left in the second photo goes down into the actual basement.





Basement. Please pardon the mess. 1/4 finished. This will eventually be a small man-cave and a family/tv room. Right now it's a 1/4 finished man-cave/storage space/work out space.





Wow! Love your man cave! That is a nice house! How big is it? It looks like you guys must have put in a lot of work into it! It reminds me of some very modern Victorian homes I was looking at a few years back that had the little animal feet on the bottom of bath tubs! Very cool! How old is it?

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Pretty productive morning:


BB and Mastai Ferreti shirts, my size, like new.



This badass belted wool shacketish thing (available)



This Aquascutum SC (42ish and available):



This Canali suit (linen, dual vented, ff pants, EU 56 L, Available):



This Jhane Barnes suede shacketish thing:

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Hey guys,

My phone died so I don't have any pics but I could use a little advice.

How do you determine when damage is too much to grab something?

4 things in question today.

1) Old oxxford jacket. Had some lining issues near the arm hole. I passed but mostly because it was old. (Cost was 14 bucks)

2) Kilgore, French, and Stanbury suit for barney's new york. It looked great on the outside. When I put my arms in, I realized that there were rips on the lining for the sleeves on both arms. No other issues. It was slightly harder to walk away. (15 bucks). I read up on this label a bit and it was made in canada. I think this was a good pass.

3) No name 100% cashmere made in britain overcoat. Again, lining issues on the inside of the arm hole. (24 bucks). I'm going with good pass.

4) Oscar C. Peterson Overcoat. This thing was pretty damaged tbh. The collar was shredding and the lining needed some work. What kept me staring at it? The tag was dated 1935! The outer was in pretty good condition. (10 bucks)

I skipped on all of these, but I was trying to do some calculus in my head. I stared at the last one for a good long while.

If everyone posted all the worthless stuff they passed on, this thread would be lame as hell. Seriously, just stop.
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Wow! Love your man cave! That is a nice house! How big is it? It looks like you guys must have put in a lot of work into it! It reminds me of some very modern Victorian homes I was looking at a few years back that had the little animal feet on the bottom of bath tubs! Very cool! How old is it?

Thanks! We love it. It was custom built like the rest in the neighborhood. I really like the diversity of styles that exist around us. There are a couple Victorian inspired homes on our block and we love them. Would love to own an original someday but honestly, I think we'll be here until it's time to downsize. Buying a house is such a headache these days and moving is even more of a headache. Our's was built in 1988. It's the perfect size for us. About 3,100 sq ft including the basement. The quality is miles above newer/new homes we looked at. Solid oak doors, beautiful woodwork and cool details, stuff that used to be the norm but sadly isn't seen much these days unless you pay up.

Really can't wait to get that basement finished but we're focusing on the yard next. Getting the lawn redone and irrigation done in the spring. All we had to do thus far was paint the inside walls (still need to paint some rooms), new garage doors and new carpet. Home had two owners before us and both had no kids so the house was immaculate. The walls were the original eggshell white and was too plain.

The exterior is pretty modern. Here's a pic I just took a bit ago.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Made a decent acquisition yesterday. Found a pair Allen Edmonds shell cordovan MacNeils 9097 for $30. They were very dry and needed some TLC. After several hours and plenty of elbow grease, I have a nearly new pair of $600 shell brogues.
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Originally Posted by gcmartin1 View Post

Made a decent acquisition yesterday. Found a pair Allen Edmonds shell cordovan MacNeils 9097 for $30. They were very dry and needed some TLC. After several hours and plenty of elbow grease, I have a nearly new pair of $600 shell brogues.

Let's see 'em!
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