Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
on that rive gauche! And if the Spoovacuum passes, interested in the Hermes.
+1. Those Bontonis are absolutely gorgeous. Lobbs are Lobbs but I'd take these beauties over a pair of plain brown Lobbs anytime.
A pipedream, I know.
Perhaps not. Something unexpected just came up that kind of fucks with freewheeling this week.
Very nice indeed Moo. I am inspired by the wonderful items you guys are finding.
That other pair of Bontoni the other guy bought, the monkstraps, unfortunately too large for me, and these two-tones are too small.
Does anyone here thrift by request? Nice photos too, thank you for sharing.
I'd say not a bad day if you found those two! I've found a couple of those "heavy silk" Hermes ties and really like them. Wish I could find some more.
Are Kelty backpacks good? I saw a NWT Kelty hiking frame.. 40th anniversary or something
Here's my finds today... First, some 17.5 / 34 HF shirts proxied
Did someone say tuxedo shirt? Oh, yeah, I was looking for one. Look what I found!
Wait, what's this? More?
Recent Burberry London
What? Another one?
Another recent Burberry London, this one with black MOP buttons
All 3 are 15.5 / 34 and fit me
capnwes, thrift me a set of studs!
Oh, and this thing too
No HF tag but seems SUPER recent and gorgeous... great fabric
Definitely. The vintage stuff (pre early 80's) like the one acosbysweater is rocking are very sought after.
The Kelty 40th anniversary external frame pack is an easy $100+.
Well, it was $70 at the thrift store... If it was an easy $200 I'd go back
Well made, serviceable packs from the 70s/80s of any brand are good. Sure they often use brittle plastic closures, but you can DIY replace these if they ever snap. The only issue I see with old bags is the wax coating on the inner panels cracking and wearing, thus reducing the water resistance. If you're looking for something more unique but can't swing the Visvim/Sophnet/White Mountaineering steez and want to avoid cordura and bland modern nylon bags, then an old daypack might be a good snag. More deets on the Kelty you passed on? Maybe Nataku could chime in on how awesome old hiking gear is.
Edit: Nataku already chimed in!
I'm in prime territory to find old outdoor gear, though I don't find a ton of amazing things. I think this is a testament to how durable and coveted these items are, given that I see tons of NICE dress clothes from recent collections. People holding onto their 30 year old daypacks and ditching their lightly used Isaia SCs? Crazy...
It's like this one:
only NWT and there was an extra little bag hooked to the bottom of the frame
Nataku, did you see the recent Beams Plus x Kelty capsue collection? The colorways could use a little more creativity, but the construction is A+.
Yeah, they knew what they had. Oh well.
Sounds like it was their 40th anniversary external frame pack made in 1992. Basic external frame back, I think they were olive green. Nothing too fancy.
Vintage backpacking stuff is very sought after. Tents, sleeping bags, packs, etc are all great and were very well made. The 70's-early 80's were the heyday IMO. Cordura came into play in the mid 70s
is and is probably my favorite fabric for packs. If you see any older stuff from Wilderness Experience, Gerry, Kelty, North Face (brown label), Class 5, Alpine Designs, etc - grab it. As a collector of this stuff, I can tell you it's getting harder to find.
Cool - I wasn't aware of this! I do know that Kelty has a "throwback" collection right now. I want one of those duffle bags.
Banana Equipment is being revived:
Also, Rivendell Mountain Works is making the same packs they same way they did in the late 70's:
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