The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Found a few items today after a relatively unfruitfull week. Actually today was well worth the wait in my book.


    My first Samuelsohn Suit - Dark Gray Birdseye
    E. Zegna Trofeo Suit - Dark Gray Birdseye...almost the same pattern as the Samuelsohn
    Burberry Blue and Brass SC
    Older HF Suit - Gray Pinstripe...narrow stripes almost like a pincord.
    A sweet Avoca Irish Windowpane Tweed 3 Button SC...needs a few bottons on the sleeves.
    A crazy Members Only Tweed SC with all the bells and whistles.

    Photos may show up later tonight if this headache goes away, but probably tomorrow.
     


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    grendel Senior member

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    Don't know anything about Alan McAfee... Good? They look gorgeous.

    I went today at lunch... Not a lot but I was excited about a NWOT Coach surcingle belt... also picked up a Polo RL Polo 'cause I been had Polo [​IMG]
     


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    capnwes Senior member

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    Man that sucks a little, they did look like shell in the photos.... but they still look nice.
    If I have any question and know the numbers, I double check the list in the back issue AE catalogs. It can take a little searching sometimes, but its worth it.
    The shell list should be edited to remove 9147 from the AE list.

    I find the catalogs on issuu.com, below is one of the links. I save allen edmonds as one of my favorites. These have proven to be very usefull to me.
    http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs/fall-1987-catalog

    [​IMG]
     
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    Quite good at times. I think it was once bespoke, later made by top Northampton makers.
     


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    Looking at the heel pattern, I think these are exactly the ones I found awhile back (and, coincidentally, wore today [​IMG]), and yes they absolutely are tanks. I love them more than any other shoe I've found/worn in my size. They just feel incredibly well built and heavy, and that loud ass CLICK CLACK when you walk across a hard surface is weirdly satisfying to hear. Love them.

     
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    Suicide heels are fantastic....until the first time you walk across wet stones/tile....then....not so fantastic.

    Almost broke a leg heading to Grand Central on Park Ave a couple years ago. Did we really need to spray the sidewalk down with water during the middle of the evening commute home...really???
     
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  7. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    If it has the heart on the tag, it's recent (within 3-4 years old) [​IMG] Before that it was this: [​IMG] and before this one (hard to tell but the tag is red. shade of red varies. I've seen dark red to a bright red) [​IMG]
     


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    ^^ Looks like it could be the predecessor to the red label. Definitely looks older.
     
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    Real. Just very old.
     


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    Ok...I prefer old to fake any day of the week.
     


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    +100000. I almost ate shit a solid 15 times today...and every day I wear these things, but man is that click clack makes it worth it, haha

     
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    That looks like mutilated calfskin to me.
     


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    ya +1. It looks like some embossed "invented" skin.
     


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    [​IMG]

    judging by the "delivery date" i'd guess this is from... 1999 :D
     


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    They are definitely a cool detail, but I had them replaced on my longwings. When the sidewalks get slippery during winter, they're bad news.
     
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