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

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

  1. TJGent87

    TJGent87 Senior Member

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    Nice finds dude, that DVN suit looks good would you say it measures about a sz 40-42L as well I think it's the same donor as my SC. That Jacket is really nice usually I pass on Fac but def would've picked that up. I'm happy we both got great items today.
     


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    No sign of a union tab. I looked for it on the side seams, in the pockets and everywhere it usually is. I have found a few example on line with a similar label, but those have talon zippers. I also couldn't find anything on dating Serval Zippers.
     


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    Yep that'd be my guess size-wise, 40-42. Same to you! That Prada SC is fantastic!
     


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    Nice pickup on the FWK
     


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    i think zippers can help but you've gotta keep in mind that if original a zipper only tells you the earliest something coulda been mfrd. i suspect lots of times when you see a talon it could be a 60s zipper on a 70s garment.

    i got curious and looked up serval and i think they're more or less late 40s to late 70s, so...

    if i had to date that jacket, i'd look at that style of embroidered label and call it late 60s or early 70s. $.02
     


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    VTG FU for the Big and Tall

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    +1

    Somewhat case in point....

    We know the last UCWA Union Tag was in use from 1962 to 1976 with the later years being in black lettering.

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    Dated 5 years after the 1976 cutoff.
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    I've found one in the past that was dated 1986, but I lost those pics.
     
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    :slayer: Nice haul! Several of those are still on my want list. The Tiffany Shade is up there on my list. Mainstream put out some killer psych stuff in the late 60's. Interested to hear what that first batch of private press LPs sound like. 70's?
     


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    That's my Dad! At least that's how my mother always referred to him.
     


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    I just invent stuff and wear them. A couple I wear off the top of my head: DBD = Deadbeat Dad, BAB = Be a Boss, etc.
     


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    GDJ = Giant Dick Jay? yo vex send me those shirts
     


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    in that order?

    not to rain on anybody's parade (ahem @jdrizzy lol) but say somebody's name is Giant Dick Jay (lololol), i believe the convention is that a monogram goes thusly:

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    can any bluebloods out there confirm for a poor unheralded plebe such as me?
     
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    Guys... does anyone know anything about rugs / blankets? I think maybe I might have found something good here:

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    This one is probably a re-pop. Seems like its crocheted, and is in perfect condition with bright whites and reds. Couldn't leave that pattern behind though... Never seen anything like this at a thrift before.


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    This one has me confused. I'm fairly sure its not some super rare Chief's Blanket. The weave appears to be maybe hand-loomed, with brushed / flanneled finish. The edges have like a red selvedge under the top layer, and the felling / stitching around the edges appears to be hand done.

    Pretty sure they're both wool... the blue one is for sure woolen. They're both roughly like 6' - 7' long, and about 4' wide.
     


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    54 L?!?! Jesus that is nice. Available?

    Also... are those Black RRL's a 38 or 40 x 34 by any chance? Been skulkin for a pair of those for months. Great scores!
     


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