- Sep 10, 2008
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Thrifts around here have been closed since last week, so I guess I've got some time to play and show some stuff I've come across the last couple months:
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Wow, really testing my memory of the layout. I don't ever recall losing a belt loop on the coveralls, but I do remember that day my favorite jacket snagged on the forward RC hatch, funny how the mind works. I only went forward to eat and sleep, I was an ELT on the 691 for 5 years more than 25 years ago.I got good (not really) at sewing because I lost so many belt loops and pockets on my poopie suit to that watertight door. We smoked in MSW bay when the lamp wasn't lit in whatever the area forward of the fan room by radio on an 88 was called.
Speaking of jackets, wish I had that foul weather jacket still. Best damn jackets.
I found it sitting on one of those end caps with socks, discarded. Checked the books for the rest, but no luck. You're absolutely right, amazing photos and such a goldmine! I bet those were some awesome projects if they had old west inspiration!I stumbled on that entire set of Time Life western books once at Unique, bought the whole series on the spot. The photographs are pure gold, and I ended up using them a shitload for projects in fashion school.
Any chance you know if the RL Marlow fit big like they usually do?spent some time at my storage unit, have come to the realization I am more of a hoarder than I have admitted to myself previously. I started seriously thrifting about 5 years ago, and I pulled out some of the first things I ever thrifted as far as clothing goes. first thing I took out was two bins of shoes, some go back as far as 4 years ago, most are within last year. some may have previously been posted, but since I have time, might as well post them. everything is available, so if you see something send me a DM and I can send more pics/info.
first up is Allen Edmonds part 1. top row, l to r: Brown Delray's in 9C, Black Delray's in 10.5E, Brown Walton's in10.5D
bottom row, l to r: recent Walnut Bond St in 10 3E, brown Foley's in 10D, Brown Delray's in 9D, and on very bottom vintage Gregory's in 10C. AE has a new model of Gregory's which is a tassled loafer. someone sent me a pic from a late 60's or early 70's AE catalog showing the old style. can't remember who sent it, and when my hard drive fried on old laptop, it was gone as I hadn't backed it up in a few months.
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Next are all Ferragamo's. Top, l to r: Loafers in9.5D, Captoes in 10.5D, NWOT wingtips in 10 2E, and sneakers in a 13D.
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Various makers. Top, l to r: Vintage Cheaney Royal Tweed Professional Grade in 9D, Alden for Brooks Bros in 8.5D, Crocket & Jones Swansea in 9E, pretty sure thats a UK 9 as they seem bigger than that.
Bottom row, l to r: Cheaney Tweed's in 10C, Vintage Nettleton in gator, not really sure though, size is 9-9.5, all markings have rubbed off. Last pair are Armani, unavailable, fit me perfect.
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Last are various shell. I have not done anything to them except hit them with a brush.
Top row, l to r: Florsheim 93605 in 9.5D, Cordwainer Wright in 12A, Barrie Ltd 657 made by Hanover in 11E
Bottom row, l to r: RL Marlowe in cigar by Crocket & Jones, size 9D, Alden 975 in 9 C/E
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That steep tech is $$$ right nowas a little bit of proof of my hoarding, I submit the following evidence. this is less than half the backpacks I have, got tired of dragging them out and taking pics. All from the bins, so $.20/lb. two vintage JanSport made USA external frame, kelty made usa external frame, and arcteryx bora 75.
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l tor: can't remember brand, just that it was brand new. Mammut, vintage EF USA Jansport, REI
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like new Alpine Lowe, and a Deuter Aircontact 75 + 10
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Sticking with outdoor theme, 3 interesting jackets grabbed from bins last summer.
Mint Mountain Hardwear Goretex, North Face Extreme Gear jacket, and North Face Steep Tech by Scott Schmidt
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Fjallraven G1000 in mens small.
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Posted a pic of this last year when it was found at bins, here are better pics. NWT Filson Ranger backpack.
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Stopped at Sierra Trading to get a new coffee travel mug, saw they were having a sale. 40% off everything that was already on clearance. It had been picked over, but this was miraculously waiting for me. out the door for $45.
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Back to the bins for this Ralph Lauren Limited Edition Down Sportsman coat, size Large. One of the regular ladies nabbed it, but it was filthy. Reaaaaallllllyyyyy filthy. Like put it in a garbage bag immediately filthy. We regularly trade stuff, so she gave it to me for something. It took a couple of oxi soaks and a few washings, but it is clean.
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