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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    Bravo, Orgetorix.
     
  2. csoukoulis

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    like a boss!
     
  3. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    GADDDDDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! Where did you find all these stuff? You can open up your own museum and charge for admissions! This collection is incredible!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. adagio

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    Excellent thread. Here are a few of mine. I only get to wear White Tie once a year (last weekend) but it's a privilege to wear these superb vintage pieces. I have some vintage morning wear also and I'll post those when I get a chance.

    Gentleman's bespoke Evening Top Coat dated to 1922:
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    Inside: Evening Tails by Watson Prickard, Liverpool, 1930s. I bought the waistcoat and bow tie together with the tails. The shirt is of a similar vintage. White gold and MOP shirt studs. Silver and smoked MOP cufflinks (not seen).
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    Watch IWC Calibre 52 from 1911. I was able to get an extract from the IWC archives which they send you in a lovely folder and which shows the date of manufacture, the name of the customer (it was a jeweller in Austria in this case) and confirms the serial number:
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  5. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, guys. All of it came from thrift stores, vintage clothing stores, and the occasional antique store over the last five years. There is a lot of vintage out there if you know what you're looking for, especially '60s stuff and later)

    '60s suits and sportcoats are so common in thrift stores that I have seriously considered buying it up whenever I see it, keeping it on mothballs in a storage locker for a decade or two, and when time and scarcity has a chance to drive up the demand and price for that era's clothes, bring them out and make a killing. Someone could have done that in the '80s with '30s and '40s era stuff that was a dime a dozen in thrifts, and they'd be rich now.
     
  6. capnwes

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    Spectacular.....Likely made in the 70's but could have been purchased in the 80's. That was there last line before closing up shop in the mid 70's. My mother in law and her two sisters worked for Hanover, stitching shoes in the factory until they closed. They made shoes for their own brand , plus Bostonain and JC Penney until being purchased by Clarks. The surplus of shoes was still sold in stores for a few years after closing.

    Clarks has just about completed construction on a brand new factory in Hanover. I will try to swing by and snap a few photos.

    The old Hanover Shoe factory, spent a little time as a temporary library while the new local library was being built. Now the factory has been remodeled as an apartment building.
     
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  7. SHS

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    Adagio, wow. Nice finds. This thread delivers.
     
  8. SimonC

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    Well there seem to be relatively few accessories in the thread so how about some rebalancing?

    These are NOS, made by Cartier, probably in the early 80s, from the most stunning crocodile skin. The coat wallet is made from one skin, no join at the fold. Both are lined in red calfskin, and are immaculately hand-stitched; think Hermes quality levels. The notepad has space on the back to hold cards / banknotes / spare note refills.

    Both are so special they've remained NOS because I just don't have the heart to use them.

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    When I get a chance I'll go hunting for my NOS Morabito baby crocodile wallet, which is perhaps even more stunning.
     
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  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    ^ Simon, you are talking my language now! :drool:
     
  10. 330CK

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    Been meaning to post a few things in this thread. I'll start with these:

    Montilla suede wingtips. Probably from the '70s/'80s. No size, so I can only assume bespoke? Never heard of the company but the quality is amazing
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  11. ThinkDerm

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    gorgeous
     
  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    these are amazing. what size?
     
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    Thanks :D Unfortunately, I have no idea - no size markings to be found anywhere. I can only assume they're bespoke. I'd estimate in the 8-9 range, though. Luckily far too small for me, so I'm not tempted to wear them.

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    Old school Burberry tweed. Fully canvassed and super heavy:
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    Brooks x SAB briefcase (have since cleaned it up)
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    PRL Sportsman tweed vest:
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    Douglas Hayward tweed
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    mid century Sperry Top Siders - Made in USA
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    J. Press suit from 1954
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    Damn, someone's going to make a decent heap of bucks with that Cartier wallet. Selling now would be great, but after a decade or two it must at least double its value. There's always a collector or two around the world.
     
  15. SpooPoker

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    Theres one right here! :)

    guys, need your help with some dates, would someone be so kind to assist?

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    Cool finds. Can't wait to contribute to this thread.
     
  17. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Spoo, my guess would be '50s for those shoes, but they could be anywhere in the '40s-'60s.
     
  18. suited

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    ^So nice.

    Any idea on the date for this slicker? Someone said late 70's or early 80's...

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  19. eazye

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    Crombie Chesterfield from the late 50's early 60's?
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    And this bad boy. No other tags except the one pictured, but looking from the script, I'm guessing 60's.
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    re: the Polo stuff. I think the consensus was, anything with that breast pocket tag and the smaller tag at the collar as apposed to the larger modern ones are from the early 70's.
     
  20. GMMcL

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    I don't think that Crombie is that old. That tag is pretty recent. I don't have a chronology of their tags, but I've seen that one on more recent pieces. It doesn't have the royal warrant, so it's not current label, but I think the really, really old stuff says Crombie Kintyre.
     

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