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The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept. 2018 - )

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Jackstraw001

    Jackstraw001 Senior Member

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    Kanye is a gay fish.
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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    I always enjoy finding this label (early 1970s). It’s on a down vest in nice condition.

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    But was Tom Ford involved?
     

  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    not in the least.
     

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    The thrifting for me has been absolute garbage lately. It sucks.

    So I was happy to find these few items for personal use in my size.

    - Emanuel Berg shirt (another staple blue dress shirt)
    - Paul Smith made in Italy pants from Holt Renfrew
    - Salvatore Ferragamo tie
    - BRAX pants

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    Disappointment set in at first when I found the Paul Smith pants as you could tell someone had them hemmed ridiculously short. Dammit. And cuffed on top of that. But... I cut the cuff stitches and that gave more length. And now...I can see they left enough material to let them out all the way. :)

    Actually found a 2nd pair too...but they were a pale purple color I wouldn't ever wear...and that pair they cut off all the material when they hemmed them to shorty-size. I'm glad this pair was the salvageable pair.

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    Non-thrift...

    Stopped into Holt Renfrew and perused their version of their "clearance" rack. Most of those items were still pricey. Yikes. But scored this long-sleeve Kenzo in my size for less than the price of a Banana Republic sweater.

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    Cheers thrift-gang.
     

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    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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  9. Ich_Dien

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    Are you sure that isn't just a serial number? Brooks Brothers didn't acquire the Peal & Co name until 1965.
     

  10. capnwes

    capnwes Stylish Dinosaur

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    Fairly certain they made for Brooks Brothers before acquisition.

    Here's a good example....I so need this.
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    The Cunard-White Star Line was only in operation from 1934-1949, and the "newest" looking travel sticker has a sailing date of July 15 1949. Though, honestly the trunk looks a little older than that.


    However, I did some more research and found that Peal & Co didn't become a Limited co until 1955, so it seems mine is definitely not from the 40s. Thanks.
    Ref: http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/d25-peal.htm
     
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  11. Ich_Dien

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    Good find. The contrast between the outer patinated leather and the light brown interior is stunning.

    Overall I just think it a little odd that they would date the manufacture? Not aware of any other company who does this, Papworth, Swaine Adeney etc. included. I have a vintage Swaine Adeney four piece leather luggage set and none are dated.
     

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    capnwes Stylish Dinosaur

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    VTG Holiday Seersucker
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    @carreragt7 Unlike Nat, I don't know a whole bunch about the uniforms per se. However, my knowledge concerns military patches and medals.

    The patch with the letter A inside the star is the Sixth U.S. Army class A patch. This unit was activated in 1943 (it had been created a few decades earlier), and as we'll see in a few minutes, served extensively in the South Pacific in World War II (think Guadalcanal, Philippines, Iwo Jima, etc.). The olive drab background on this patch was used from 1943-1960.

    The patch with the latter T is for a Technician 4th Grade, and was used in WWII and Korea. (Used by combat-related men such as tank drivers, or support-related such as mechanics, cooks).

    Now for my favorite patch: The blue patch with the red arrow and stars. This is called the USARPAC patch, which stands for U.S. Army Pacific. I love the amount of symbolism in this one: The blue is for the Pacific Ocean. The 4 stars on the bottom is the Southern Cross (minus one star which isn't visible year-round), the 7 stars on the top are the Big Dipper, and the far left star is the North Star.
    There are 12 stars total = 12th month = December. 7 stars on top = 7th day. 4 stars on bottom plus 1 star on left = 41. Together the stars represent Dec. 7, 1941 (attack on Pearl Harbor).
    The Red arrow is a symbol used on battle maps to show troop advancement. The red color honors the blood shed by our troops. Here, it symbolizes the battles from Guadalcanal (right) to the final victory in Tokyo (left).

    The diamond-shaped patch with the eagle inside a gold ring is the WWII Honorable Discharge patch. Long story behind it, but basically it allowed returning vets to wear their uniform instead of civilian clothing, and among other things allowed for free bus/train transportation.

    The small square patch with the gold laurel wreath is a WWII MUC patch, or Meritorious Unit Citation. It denoted at least 6 months of meritorious conduct against the enemy in armed combat.

    At the end of the sleeves are 4 gold bars. Typically, each bar represents 3 years of service.

    So our veteran in this case was likely a technician (tank driver, combat engineer, mechanic, cook, etc.) who served in the Army during WWII. He was in action for at least 6 months in the South Pacific. He was honored for meritorious conduct, and was eventually honorable discharged.
     

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    Anyone able to help with what this logo is? On a set of Ben Silver buttons. I’ve searched far & wide but have had no luck in deciphering where it’s from.

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    I'm no expert but that looks like Norman Hilton's crest.
     

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