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post #961 of 110374
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
Yep, Partenopea, so of very recent make. Good job!

That's what I'd figured from your guide on it. What do you know about the 'Marcus'/Greenfield jackets?
post #962 of 110374
eBay has been better than thrifting lately: hardly worn Kiton jacket for $40 (plus reduced shipping)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330137567335
post #963 of 110374
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Originally Posted by summej2 View Post
eBay has been better than thrifting lately: hardly worn Kiton jacket for $40 (plus reduced shipping)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330137567335

Well done. You've gotta love it- a ladies jacket with "uomo" in the label. The seller also says that Kiton jackets retail for up to $350 in exclusive men's stores.
post #964 of 110374
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby View Post
Well done. You've gotta love it- a ladies jacket with "uomo" in the label. The seller also says that Kiton jackets retail for up to $350 in exclusive men's stores.

A great seller but a little naive about labels. He's got another incorrectly posted Kiton super 180's coming up (too big for me). --- Just be sure to give a good rating since we're getting such a deal.
post #965 of 110374
Excellent find, summej2. I really like the large scale pattern of the cloth and the way it's matched up. The store Russo Uomo/Russo Capri seems to have an incredibly high sense of style and taste--the few goods that I've seen from there (I have a few thrifted shirts from Fray and Borrelli) have been better and more interesting than goods from those same makers bearing the humble eponymous tags.
I've had a couple of interesting ebay finds myself lately.
Alan, I've tried to research the Marcus/Greenfield tailored clothing myself but haven't been able to learn much. It seems to be a real bargain when you can find it. A couple of months back I turned up a 3/2 double vented jacket in a really amazing linen-cashmere tweed at a trendy used clothing store in my neighborhood. Go figure.
post #966 of 110374
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Canali jacket! What a great find...
It was the most expensive by a long way.

It doesn't fit me, so I will probably sell it somewhere. Maybe someone here is a 36R
post #967 of 110374
my local thrift store had a 50% off sale. I found a pair of shell cordovan Walkover Wings, and AE Maxfield loafers for $7 each.
post #968 of 110374
I finally decided I should have a pink shirt, so started looking more carefully for them in thrifting. Found a Turnbull and Asser for $3. That'll work.

Some other finds include a winter weight charcoal Zanella shirt for $6. New with tags from NM some burgundy Loro Piana cords in a jeans style cut for $8, originally $265. I got some Energie jeans for $10.

At a Salvation Army I found a box of mostly pretty decent ties for $1 each but they were fairly crumpled up. I got a Brooks Brothers that was pretty heavy and looked fairly recent and a really beautiful John W. Nordstrom. The Nordstrom tie had some nasty wrinkles that I was hoping to steam out. After a few days of it just hanging there most of the wrinkles came out on their own and a little steam got the rest.

I reunited the pants and jacket of a pretty recent Hickey-Freeman suit, which always tickles me to no end. The jacket had a very minor hole (probably fixable) in the back and I figured I didn't need a fourth navy suit even if it did have different color pin stripes from the others, so I left it behind.

I got some black tassle loafers made by Brass Boot for $5. I am not familiar with that brand, but they seemed nice enough. I found a Jhane Barnes Platinum Collection shirt for $5. It is quite remarkable.

mike
post #969 of 110374
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Originally Posted by mbell View Post
I finally decided I should have a pink shirt, so started looking more carefully for them in thrifting. Found a Turnbull and Asser for $3. That'll work.

The rarest of thrift finds is to come across what you're actually looking for. Congratulations!
post #970 of 110374
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Originally Posted by mbell View Post
I got some black tassle loafers made by Brass Boot for $5.

I bet they're made in Italy, right?
post #971 of 110374
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I bet they're made in Italy, right?

I thought brass boot was from Spain.
post #972 of 110374
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
I thought brass boot was from Spain.

Interesting... just checked and found out they make shoes for Florsheim!

http://www.brassboot.com/index.html
post #973 of 110374
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
I thought brass boot was from Spain.

Yes, they say "Made in Spain" on them. They have a nifty little brass plate on the bottom near the heel so it doesn't touch the ground.

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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
The rarest of thrift finds is to come across what you're actually looking for. Congratulations!

Thanks, and those are the most exciting too. I also got a casual wool winter coat recently for $12. It is just a Murano (dept. store brand) and nothing special, but I have been looking for something like that for several years.

mike
post #974 of 110374
Can you tell if this is shell cordovan? Are there any definitive tests? These are a pair of Walk Overs I got for $7. They are indeed stamped "Genuine Cordovan" on the waist, but I swear these looked like corrected grain monstrosities until I saw that stamp on the bottom.



post #975 of 110374
Weird ... the fine creasing makes me think those are calf.
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