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

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  1. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    Sak's SC is Jack Victor. Nordstrom's is S.F.I. Apparel Corporation. I couldn't find out much about them from a cursory Google search. I'm sure they own some decent brand.

    These are great tools:
    http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/app/cb/cn...=0001PTLx929bwLxgiBlFH2k5Dv3:-G1196J?lang=eng
    https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/textilern/wrnquery$.startup
     


  2. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    That bamford tag looks like a Caruso tag; good stuff!
     


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    That's an older Zegna tag.
     


  4. black_umbrella

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    This is sorta shocking, but is this a brooks brothers counterfeit? If it is, then really?

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    The BB label looks right...but old....and it's in the right place. I haven't seen the camel hair label before, not saying it's not legit.... just haven't seen it. Ask the seller if there are any other tags inside the pocket to show you.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't really interested in the item, just caught it on my daily ebay trolling. The location of that label has nothing in common with the other BB jacket's I have seen.

    I was mainly amazed that someone would possibly go to the trouble of counterfeiting a BB SC (and suit). Seemed odd, but maybe some tailor did collar work that required the removal and replacement of the tag.
     


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    Nah...I suspect it is real.

    Here are two I have currently listed with tags from the same era...in the same location. That's how most BB was back then. I can provide a dozen more in the same location.

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    Thanks, what approximate vintage are those tags from?
     


  9. Nell

    Nell Senior member

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    Can anyone help with these BB Peals? Heels have been replaced, and the script doesn't look like the CJs I've seen.

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    Apologies for the poor shot. Text reads: 975 44DM44R2 036357
     


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    Taking a shoe discussion here from the thrift thread...

    My soles look like this, and is why I was thinking J&M: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=146343553&p=927161123&viewfull=1#post927161123

    The same heel shows up in the last photo of the first post of this thread, but with the snag clip, or whatever it's called: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?104089-Hanover-Shoes-A-History-with-Pics

    I didn't realize the older Hanovers had an oval though. Good to know.

    These are mine. Only text on the footbed is "Genuine Leather Insole" up further in the foot.

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  11. capnwes

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    How bout a shot of the numbers..

    I have always loved his thread on the Hanover Shoes. I drive by the old factory every day. My Mother in Law and her sisters all worked there in the 60's and 70's. I could probably add some stuff to his thread, definitely some more pics of the shoes around here.
     
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    They are just like Nell's in print/arrangement (the other pair from the thrift thread), but are

    10 D/B 1 35432064
    25737

    Same bottom number, which I'm guessing is the style.

    Should def add some of your pics.
     
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    Church's, but I bet they aren't Peal. I bet they are Brooks English.
     


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    Italian made Polo shoes, also curious if they are real or embossed calf. Any ideas?
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    Hello can anyone give me please any information about these shoes? Are they Loake or Dr. Martens?
    are they slip-ons or loafers? The tag on the inner sole it says : LOAKE DR. MARTENS
    and the price that you would expect to pay for them ?


    THE SHOES HAVE AN "R" ON INNER LINING.

    THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE INNER LINNING OF THE SHOES IS:
    SHOE NO.9785B/1
    141011 6/01
    LAST K121 SIZE 10
    MADE IN ENGLAND


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