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post #991 of 118231
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
This is the coolest shirt I have ever come across at a thrift. It screams 'drugs'.

For some reason I really like that shirt...
post #992 of 118231
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Originally Posted by gorgekko View Post
For some reason I really like that shirt...
The shirt reminds me of the famous artwork 'The Great Wave' by Hokusai.
post #993 of 118231
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
This is the coolest shirt I have ever come across at a thrift. It screams 'drugs'.


It looks like a Bond movie title sequence.
post #994 of 118231
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
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

I might be interested depending on the measurements...
post #995 of 118231
Today I went to another estate sale. I got a very large old solid tortoise shell; several NWT Scottish cashmere sweaters (retail $750 each) for $2; Leica and Rollei filters, etc. for $1; a pair of bespoke wooden shoe-trees; three high-end vintage briar-wood pipes; and a copy of the Moonstone. There were also several very high-end women's crocodile skin pumps from the '60s for $20.
post #996 of 118231
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
There were also several very high-end women's crocodile skin pumps from the '60s for $20.

We all know that you bought them.
post #997 of 118231
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post
I might be interested depending on the measurements...
It has already been listed over at the B&S forum, I think.



Today, I picked up an assortment of decent things at my (now)favorite thrift store; strange enough, the one piece I really like is a lowly (by this forum's standard) E.T. Wright made in USA black bal w/ subtle broguing. Not bad for 5 bucks, I think.

Totally missed a 'huge estate sale' (per the ads) right at the other end of my street, somehow.
post #998 of 118231
A Brioni suit in top condition (summer Navy) for AUD50 and a seemingly unworn men's navy B Celine (made in Italy) from Italian linen suit for AUD16.

What does a Celine suit sell for in the real world?
post #999 of 118231
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
A Brioni suit in top condition (summer Navy) for AUD50...

Fantastic!

I picked up a few things today, but I'll report later when I take some pics.
post #1000 of 118231
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
We all know that you bought them.
I have no use for such items; however, the skins were of top quality, the type of crocodile that Hermes uses for their bags and such. It was somewhat saddening seeing how these shoes were probably cared for when the widow was alive and now they were just askew in their boxes, stuck in an old carport. Everything from the bedrooms was moved from upstairs into a large decrepit carport, and you how boisterous upper middle-class housewives shopping for vintage goods can get and so the place became a mess in an instant, crocodile skin shoes lying about while old hatboxes, beaded evening gowns, silk scarves and mink coats lay about like a Goodwill collection center. When you die, you die, that's it.
post #1001 of 118231
Picked up a Brooks sportcoat and an old Brooks whale tie, playing around with my torso form. I'm still getting things figured out. It will get better.



I got a Brooks evening shirt (fold down collar and pleated front) and a great pair of Orvis tweed outdoorsy cargo type pants:



post #1002 of 118231
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
Picked up a Brooks sportcoat and an old Brooks whale tie, playing around with my torso form. I'm still getting things figured out. It will get better.



I got a Brooks evening shirt (fold down collar and pleated front) and a great pair of Orvis tweed outdoorsy cargo type pants:


Hey Alan that's a great find on that tie! Very trad... (hope I'm using that word correctly).
post #1003 of 118231
^Thanks. It is and you are!
post #1004 of 118231
Smart sportcoat, too!
post #1005 of 118231
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I have no use for such items; however, the skins were of top quality, the type of crocodile that Hermes uses for their bags and such.

It was somewhat saddening seeing how these shoes were probably cared for when the widow was alive and now they were just askew in their boxes, stuck in an old carport. Everything from the bedrooms was moved from upstairs into a large decrepit carport, and you how boisterous upper middle-class housewives shopping for vintage goods can get and so the place became a mess in an instant, crocodile skin shoes lying about while old hatboxes, beaded evening gowns, silk scarves and mink coats lay about like a Goodwill collection center.

When you die, you die, that's it.

That's right and having just watched Zorba the Greek and the old harlot Hortensia's death for the first time in 10 years I take you point. Except that in the film that were poor village peasant women.....
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