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  1. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    All nice per reports, though I’ve only had A. G is now just a brand. Per permanent style: A. Caraceni. Run by Carlo and Massimiliano Andreacchio (husband and son of Rita Caraceni, Augusto’s granddaughter) in Milan – F. Caraceni. Run by Nicoletta Caraceni, daughter of Ferdinando Caraceni...
  2. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    DId you pick that up from tailored consignment on eBay?
  3. eaeden

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Someone just noted that the creases on the shoe in the right pic make them look more calf than shell, and I sure think he’s right... So I guess 2 questions now: 1) thoughts on the maker? 2) am I right that these look more calf than cordovan (if so, I can still nix the purchase!)
  4. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    You’re right! I had a bad feeling about those pics but couldn’t put my finger on it.... Still, you know anything re the maker?
  5. eaeden

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Can you gents fill me in on George Keith Co shoes? Seems to be related to Walk Over shoes, which seems to have been a nicer thing back in the mid-20th century... I just e-thrifted a pair of what I believe to be cordovan brogues they made for an Atlanta shoe store, and as I’m an avid thrift...
  6. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    Hey, shoe people- anyone know George Keith Co shoes? Seems to be related to Walk Over shoes, which seems to have been a nicer thing back in the mid-20th century... I just e-thrifted a pair of what I believe to be cordovan brogues they made for an Atlanta shoe store (and if they’re a real thing...
  7. eaeden

    Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

    Man, I’d give you $3 for that Attolini
  8. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    They’re designed to be accessible when you’re wearing a pack- for necessities- often laminated (depending on model of top)- so money, flint, ski pass, etc
  9. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    Got a vintage bespoke tux from them; they made awesome stuff
  10. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    I’m interested in a related but tangential question (and I’ve been reading here for a couple years, so no problem w lack of familiarity... though maybe I missed a key exchange)- What is the [market price / thrift price] multiple you look to find in order to justify a kop? Not the 10% rule— to...
  11. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    Wait a second- I’ve been reading this thread for a couple years and contributing very sporadically. I can tell you that I’ve seen people here throwing out tepid congratulations (but not multiple posts of chastisement) for way worse finds than those shoes— for instance, dress shirts from Eton...
  12. eaeden

    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018--)

    Both are fire. Dark blue is my preference. Shoes are sick... wish I found them
  13. eaeden

    Borrelli, Partenopea, Isaia, Brioni, Belvest and more

    eaeden submitted a new listing: Borrelli, Partenopea, Isaia, Brioni, Belvest and more - Killer sport coats and a suit for sale or trade Read more about this listing...
  14. eaeden

    Borrelli, Partenopea, Isaia, Brioni, Belvest and more - Borrelli, Partenopea, Isaia, Brioni, Belvest and more

    I’ve got to clear out the overflow in my closet to make space for some new gear! But I have some terrific clothes that just doesn’t get worn often enough. In general I’m a 40r us on the slim side with shoulders within 0.5” of 18.5, coat waist around 19”, sleeves around 25-26” pant waist around...
  15. eaeden

    The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (May 2015 - Sept. 2018)

    Huh- you’re right, chief. My bad. Looks just like this old one BUT for the goretex pro labeling (this old one that I bought retail like 12 yrs ago...). Sorry for interjecting with bad info. Clearly you have outerwear on lockdown.
  16. eaeden

    The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (May 2015 - Sept. 2018)

    That Arcteryx is a great jacket - gotetex pro (higher end goretex) and insulated. Bombproof. But that model is probavly 10 years old, so while it’s actually higher quality than a lot of their newer stuff, the crowd on the bay doesn’t pay up as much in my experience

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