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HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. FrankOreto

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    So I was at my favorite thrift shop and found a wool Burberry Coat that actually fits me. Now I'm curious as to how old it is. From what I've researched I'm guessing the 1950s but someone here may know better.
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    The label was very rubbed and can be seen more clearly from the back.
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    The store on the label evidently closed in 1955 (As this WaPo article indicateshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1980/10/29/saltz-sells-georgetown-shops/a5388199-d31d-467d-9e96-8efbbf392f83/)

    There are no buttons on the cuffs but you can button the rear bottom split. (sorry I don't know what that's called.) And when it's buttoned you can't see the buttons themselves. Anyone know when this would have been made. Or anything else about it. Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. Hoofit

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    Faconnable made in italy?
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    Cantarelli
     
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  4. mattkirby2000

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know what brand this belt is? It has an "H" logo stamped on the back. Please see photo.

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  5. turkey_sandwich

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    Hey guys, trying to figure out the maker on these Atlantic Works x Beams strap boots. I'm thinking either Rancourt or Yuketen. Anyone know for sure? Thanks in advance!

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  6. Crazycarl87

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    Any further information on these finds would be great. "Blue Diamond" I believe may be of significant value as Vicuna Blazers are $20,000 and the Vicuna comes before the Mink Cashmere, the coat is extremely light and nearly floats off the body, beautiful dark blue that plays with the light. Can you find me another coat of this quality utilizing similar fabric? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    I have not been able to find any information on this label. The coat is very well made and reminds me of something really rich tech guys wear. [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    @Crazycarl87 Given that "George Taylor" / "Blue Diamond" is not an established cloth brand and there are no percentages for the vicuna content, your jackets probably don't hold much value. They certainly don't hold the same value as a garment made from 100% vicuna or a blend from Loro Piana.

    Garments tailored in Hong Kong, with the possible exception of WW Chan, also don't tend to do very well on the secondary market. If you're still looking for more information, try emailing the tailors at info@cctailor.com.

    As for the "libxldide" jacket, it might help us if we could see any of the tags. You'll likely find one in one of the interior breast pockets.
     
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  13. Crazycarl87

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    This former comment is out of context due to erased content
     
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  14. Crazycarl87

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    My apologies
     
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  15. Crazycarl87

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    You do realize the term "super 120's"
     
  16. Crazycarl87

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    $3000 a yard
     
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    If you're talking about "value" in terms of their value on the secondary market, dadjeans is correct. S-numbers are effective marketing tools but are often misrepresented by manufacturers and misinterpreted by consumers. See here for another link. Enough 'evidence' and 'r&d' for you?

    The makers of your coats will not be recognized by the vast majority of buyers, and the cloth is of unknown provenance. $3500 a square foot--where are you getting that number from? Ask yourself whether you'd pay any substantial amount for a coat by a maker that you yourself don't really know anything about and made from an obscure cloth with unknown Vicuna content.

    If you are keeping the coats for yourself, then enjoy them for what they are.
     
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  18. Fred G. Unn

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    This means nothing. We aren't talking about US labeling laws, where they have to be listed in order of content percentage. This is just a Chinese label with as many expensive sounding English keywords as they could cram on there. It very likely contains none of those, sorry. As breakaway01 said, if you like the coat, wear it and enjoy it, but I wouldn't have any illusions about it actually containing Vicuna. If there's a content tag inside one of the interior pockets, please post a pic of that too as that would be a clue as to what it's actually made of.
     
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  19. Crazycarl87

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    (No longer relevant to discussion)
     
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  20. Crazycarl87

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    This "r&d" did nothing more than I did just 3 days earlier, if I were looking for an excuse to call this fake I wouldn't need one, I would google "why my Vicuna blazer isn't real" and so it would be. Unfortunately the Tailor may not be well known, but they have other garnmets on the market, so they do exist and have no history of improperly labeling or misrepresenting their clothing
     
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