The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Alas, my out of town trip turned up little via thrift. By far the most interesting thing is this tie, only 2.5" wide:

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    I'm curious how old it is.
     


  2. amerikajinda

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    Alas, my out of town trip turned up little via thrift. By far the most interesting thing is this tie, only 2.5" wide: I'm curious how old it is.
    My uneducated guess is sometime in the 1950s? And silly question -- but is this related to THE Charvet that we all know and love? The script looks similar. [​IMG]
     


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    And silly question -- but is this related to THE Charvet that we all know and love? The script looks similar.

    My assumption is yes. 'Charvet et Fils' is the full name of Charvet to my understanding.
     


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    Alas, my out of town trip turned up little via thrift. By far the most interesting thing is this tie, only 2.5" wide:


    I'm curious how old it is.


    I have a tie or two of this label from this period, and I think this Charvet is unrelated to the French one. Note the (R) under the name. Also check for an RN or WPL label on the other end of the tie.
     


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    There was a Charvet et fils in New York for a number of years. I am not certain what its connection was to the Charvet of Place Vendome. I think there was one, but that it was somewhat loose.
     


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    RJman, what are you doing in this thread? Looking for tips to hunt down the remaining parts of your Darren Beaman order? [​IMG]
     


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    He was summoned as resident Charvet authority.
     


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    My uneducated guess is sometime in the 1950s? And silly question -- but is this related to THE Charvet that we all know and love? The script looks similar.

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    Looks like the LL tie.
     


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    Looks like the LL tie.

    Good call! It is indeed the official London Lounge tie...
     


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    Found a bunch of great things today, but the coolest is a vintage T&A herringbone tweed jacket with hacking pockets, ticket pocket, and these real deep double vents. I think made by Chester Barrie. It actually fits pretty decently, so I might keep it and have a few tweaks done.
     


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    Found a bunch of great things today, but the coolest is a vintage T&A herringbone tweed jacket with hacking pockets, ticket pocket, and these real deep double vents. I think made by Chester Barrie. It actually fits pretty decently, so I might keep it and have a few tweaks done.

    Sounds particularly nice.

    I thought T & A was the maker of their garments. Is that not true?
     


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    ^T&A does shirts and ties (tie production connected to Charles Hill in some way, maybe as simply a DBA), but their tailored clothing was made by Chester Barrie. Anyone know what the current arrangement is?
     


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    Sounds particularly nice.

    I thought T & A was the maker of their garments. Is that not true?


    I thought it was the other way around?
     


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    Vman,was that at the salvation army?
    If so, it also has pants!
     


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    Went thrifting today to gain some more goodies for my fall wardrobe and to help pay some bills. Found an Armani tux shirt, a Brooks Bros. white slim-fit button down (For sale in the B&S forum) and a NWT pair of Frye Campus boots (also for sale in the B&S forum). The boots really made my day, and it was good thing my friend told me the Goodwill was hiring, because the main reason I stopped was to fill out an application. [​IMG]
     


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