• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

vandelay74

Senior Member
Joined
May 7, 2016
Messages
128
Reaction score
730
Hey all, hard to follow up some of this fire. I feel like I worked hard for these haha. Lots of reps for sure. Mostly pops. It’s good just starting out.

Let’s start with a little workwear

C2CA320A-AD44-4F66-B632-6991A3434B09.jpeg


64D4D8AF-4F14-46B3-84B6-520DDF132DFE.jpeg


1C0183C5-5441-425F-BEF3-789365032CED.jpeg


Now some older suits but with yellow half off and all looking good I went ahead. Lots of three buttons. Possible separates maybe and I looked for mates. Twss

First the unvented haha

0BB0F016-230D-4486-BF50-4110A24ED77D.jpeg


4BDC291D-D5CD-4219-9655-CA1B956298AA.jpeg



1FB282F2-1F81-466A-9790-B548DF80E6D9.jpeg


Now the double vented


These were both half off at around $3 each

63BBA86E-585F-41ED-8FF0-FFBE226EE6C6.jpeg


D6E210E8-89C9-463C-B341-602706DF6672.jpeg


F672C121-7508-45FB-99D8-DFE9D2A993FB.jpeg


6F18139A-C2E1-4863-AFE4-FFCEA88B8937.jpeg


C0266AFB-8C8F-4685-8FEC-7BAA2595FC63.jpeg



BC4CB1D1-6658-40EE-893B-9B625F5E25D8.jpeg


26B77EA7-D992-4BC9-88A6-97D6EB834C48.jpeg


7147CDA5-4AD1-46F4-914B-107AA49378C9.jpeg


452B7164-5FDE-46F8-9A01-9D1B84EEFE51.jpeg



Dirty and torn liner but hoping to be able to rehab a bit. At $10 I couldn’t resist.

193BBB16-FEDB-475F-B0A0-1E4F51B0F330.jpeg


And lastly this beast. No comps of this age or composition at first glance, but didn’t get it for that. Harris label looks like 50s to me. Aside from smelling like an old man from an older time, the tweed looks untouched. A real testament. Need to replace the replacement main buttons with something more suitable.
886CDB51-1AB9-469D-9790-2325F44FC3E2.jpeg



7070A28B-9B60-4A4E-B223-56A38143F659.jpeg


66C321FD-DD52-4B38-8583-6E607064A439.jpeg
 
Last edited:

goatamous II

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2020
Messages
631
Reaction score
2,098
@impuntura Waddington's is where my mind went immediately
Awesome that you have comparisons of what baseline market value is. Hopefully yours is worth even more
 

Corson

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2022
Messages
50
Reaction score
59
Well I was off by a 150 years it turns out.
It's a tankard by John Kirkup from 1755.

It's a dragon with a star in middle and 24 crosses.
View attachment 2137753 View attachment 2137755
I think it is not a dragon, but an (imperial?) eagle (aquila). Or on a second thought it may be still a dragon ... The star is probably a mullet (representing the rowel of a spur) which was used to identify the third son using his family's coat of arms. Intriguing. Curious what your expert will say.
 
Last edited:

WaIIace

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2021
Messages
91
Reaction score
23
Are such jackets worth picking up? Didn't find any label and it is quite heavy
 

Attachments

  • PXL_20240225_110131825.PORTRAIT.jpg
    PXL_20240225_110131825.PORTRAIT.jpg
    302.3 KB · Views: 75

Purplelabel

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2014
Messages
7,741
Reaction score
25,803

Woofa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,058
Reaction score
11,792
In the field. Anyone know this? Google indicates a closed clothing store.
20240225_131034.jpg 20240225_131026.jpg
 

Woofa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,058
Reaction score
11,792
Ended up leaving it.
Just a few things this time.
IMG_20240224_214530.jpg
IMG_20240224_214458_burst_01.jpg
IMG_20240225_144328.jpg
IMG_20240224_214434.jpg
 

Juntao90

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2022
Messages
271
Reaction score
2,988
@tonylamerCJC @impuntura Any tips and info about restoring this Credenza? I kind of remember @impuntura mentioning gun stock oil at some point. There are a few areas that need some re gluing.

I was laughing with my brother as well that a friend with a pick up truck helped me carry it home around the corner but I think a part of the base got partially cracked. Beggars can’t be choosers.
 

classicthrifter

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
618
Reaction score
1,571
Is it a half belt? There used to be a good market for no name vintage tweed shooting jackets, I’d probably pick it up if it’s cheap enough.

Yep, I immediately thought about that but alas not a half-belt:(

If old and vintagy enough there are some FB forums that would probably snap items like that up but it does seem pretty niche.
 

tonylamerCJC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2015
Messages
61
Reaction score
1,285
@tonylamerCJC @impuntura Any tips and info about restoring this Credenza? I kind of remember @impuntura mentioning gun stock oil at some point. There are a few areas that need some re gluing.

You have a couple of options, but I'm gonna skip straight to the 2nd. I know you don't want to spend $150 in materials and take it down to the bare veneer (it's not solid teak) with a chemical stripper. Then bleach it with oxalic acid to get an even colour. Then make veneer repairs. And on and on. Go to the hardware store and get carpenter's glue, 500-600 grit sandpaper, and some teak oil. Scuff sand the existing finish. There will be white marks and scratches to the finish. You can sand those areas of finish, but don't try to sand out scratches on the veneer. You'll go through it and expose fibreboard. Wipe off the dust with a piece of an old t-shirt. Then wipe on a THIN coating of teak oil with another piece of an old t-shirt. Let it dry overnight. Lightly scuff sand. Wipe on another thin layer. Then let that layer dry and enjoy. You can repeat a 3rd time if you want. You'll have to live with the toning on the piece because of the topper that's been removed. But unless you really want to get into refinishing, this is probably the best way to do it. If you have any questions, PM me. We can discuss it offline. Touch-up markers can fix any bare spots.

While I'm here, I've found a few more things:

I've taken a bunch of thrifted pieces to work. I'm really happy with the transformation from sterile government office to livable space. The Picasso exhibition poster is the latest addition:

IMG_2844.jpg


I found these RS Associates night-tables.

IMG_3047.JPG


This is a cool Tony Duquette chair:

IMG_3014.JPG


And I painted another picture of middle-class ennui: a man yelling at his wife for buying a pair of shoes. 5 feet x 5 feet.

IMG_3098.jpg
 

Featured Sponsor

How important is full vs half canvas to you for heavier sport jackets?

  • Definitely full canvas only

    Votes: 91 37.9%
  • Half canvas is fine

    Votes: 89 37.1%
  • Really don't care

    Votes: 25 10.4%
  • Depends on fabric

    Votes: 39 16.3%
  • Depends on price

    Votes: 37 15.4%

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
506,797
Messages
10,591,999
Members
224,313
Latest member
HPE
Top