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mormonopoly

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What tipped you off on the shell part because it looks an awful lot like shell. Here are mine for reference.

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First clue was the vinyl welts and man made materials, which you will very rarely see on a shell shoe. The fading around the eyelets doesn’t look like the way shell fades, it’s more consistent with CG. The picture doesn’t show the creases very clearly, but I think you can see some microcreasing in there.
 

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First clue was the vinyl welts and man made materials, which you will very rarely see on a shell shoe. The fading around the eyelets doesn’t look like the way shell fades, it’s more consistent with CG. The picture doesn’t show the creases very clearly, but I think you can see some microcreasing in there.
Good to know. Hard to tell from photos and not being able to touch too.
 

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speaking of shell... i just redonated a pair of keith highlander shell brogues.

there's a split forming at the counter (noticed it when i bought them. the store graciously took 50% off the price). this picture was before i used leather glue and vinyl backing tape. i wore them around the house for 5 minutes, the split got worse just in those brief minutes (picture is before i wore them).

pretty sure it's throwing good money after bad at this point. that split will get a whole hell of a lot worse REAL FAST.

this is why i never spend big money for vintage shell.
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Got a better look at this Lakeland coat last night and I thought I’d show some additional shots. And a little history.

Turns out it’s a bit of a storied brand from Sheboygan, WI and they created, among other things, the Olympic opening ceremony jackets for the US team at Innsbruck in ‘64.

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Mines in stellar condition considering the age. Original buttons showing very little wear. Hacking pockets keeping it sporty

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Looks like an irregular barleycorn pattern to me with gray dark brown and cream.

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The liner is still pristine without any snags or stains. It looks pretty lux for rayon satin.

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The liner hangs loose from the hem but is kept smartly in line with this fabric jobbers, which I’ve seen before on older outerwear.

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I like this old Americana and if it’s new to me, all the better.
 
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kids pattagucci stuff just lasts. We have a puffy for the dude that has been worn two cold seasons and his sister will likely wear as long. It was second hand for us. Crazy
 

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Gents, a bit lot out of my depth on these. Not for sale, just trying to figure out who these were painted by, and to determine if worth fixing the frames. Also planning to reach out to a couple galleries based on the label on back of one of them.

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Second Piece:
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@Purplelabel congrats! Hold on and enjoy every moment. Our little one is 10 months old and time flies far too quickly!
Very nice. Only two ships away from being by Oscar Mendlik.

(He only painted the sea and its surroundings, no boats. Ever.)
 

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