The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. Tom Pepper

    Tom Pepper Senior member

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    I rarely mess with shoes but picked up some this past weekend. Was wondering if these were shell:

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    I checked a list I found that had model #'s and these weren't on there.
     
  2. vexco

    vexco Senior member

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    Looks it to me.
     
  3. ChetB

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    Ever get caught behind another shopper who's moving at a snail's pace? Like a guy standing in front of a tiny rack of suits and taking like 2 minutes with each item?

    It's uncanny but that's like every shopper today. I usually just go to another section and come back but they're everywhere tonight. It's nuts. Even the cashiers are taking like 5 minutes per customer. And everyone seems to be buying lots of loose china, and of course they have to wrap each piece individually.

    /end petty rant
     
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  4. TheNeedMachine

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    Can't tell from the pics, but if that's supposed to be a 97A (Autumn 1997) tag, the font is off based on the ones I've seen. The A should look like this "A", not the computer rounded font. Not sure if Chanel had plain "Chanel" in 1997 either - thought they were all "Chanel Boutique". Also, the white collar tag should be folded in half, with just "Composition" on the top half and you have to flip it up to see the rest. Both "MADE IN FRANCE" and the French translation should be in all caps.

    But....Waiting for Spoo to chime in - he's got the most knowls.
     
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  5. silverwarebandit

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    The last AE shells I picked up were coded as calfskin on the interior model #, but those look like shell to me.
    Wow, thanks! I'll add more pics tomorrow.
     
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  6. capnwes

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    Is the copyright on the bottom left corner, in the brown band, above the last gold square on the bottom edge? Kinda looks like it might be, at least that's where it should be.

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  7. joshmick

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    this is rad!
     
  8. TheNeedMachine

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    Shell from here. I've got some that are not on the big list, and it's a pretty exhaustive list (of Nettleton's).
     
  9. capnwes

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    +1, I had been adding (and subtracting the incorrect ones) to the list for a few years. Probably had added 25 or so numbers. Unfortunately I lost the list when I accidentally wiped out my mac a few months ago.
     
  10. drlivingston

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    I see what you are looking at but it's still inconclusive to me. I am just used to these things being a bit more prominent (and legible).
     
  11. capnwes

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    Yeah, I'm sure it's just a bad pic/angle, I think it is there. Should look just like this....
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  12. ReubenR

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    Manneken Pis
     
  13. Takai

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    Just looked at a pair of my boots and realized the Welt had come disconnected from the sole! Argh, the boots are quite old, but were NOS when I picked them up, and have only worn them a bit. Might just restitch the section myself. Havent decided yet though.
     
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