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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Wish I were in Japan right now...
    [​IMG] @ bold...Not sure about the Lanvin...Need close up pics...But pretty cool rest of the haul!
    It had me first at CD...
    He musta been a cat lover! [​IMG] Were you the one who took your dog to Italy and had a bunch of people ogling over your pooch? This was a year back.
    Great dogs!
     
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  2. GMMcL

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    I'd know it anywhere. GFT SpA. Most of their stuff was half canvas. They had the license for Armani Collezioni and Valentino (among others) in the 1990s. Went belly up around 2004ish. That ripped out tag could possibly be Valentino. Or it might be Ungaro Uomo. Don't think it was Armani. From all the cues in the photos, I'd say that's from the Italy factory, but I would need to ask around among former employees to verify, and determine whether it's possible to more accurately date the tag based on color, layout and content of the mfr tag.
     
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  3. eazye

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    Lots of Sulka popping up lately!
     
  4. MarkThomas

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    Found some sweet white Le Coq Sportif shoes a couple days ago. Spent an hour yesterday cleaning up the suede trim on the front. Stepped in dogshit that my neighbor left in my front yard and didn't clean up. Didn't realize until an hour later. Now it's all over both shoes. Don't have the will to clean them up again. May just throw out or re-donate to GW. fml
     
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    Condolences, we are sad for your sneaker loss. but, if size 11 us, clean them again and send to me. [​IMG]
     
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    Those Tods look a little shellish. :thumbs-up:
     
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    Thanks! He's my pride and joy. A wonderful breed if you have time and patience for an intelligent dog with lots of energy and a strong independent way of thinking.



    You have a great memory! I think I inadvertently started the dog derailment last year when I added some photos from our holiday in Croatia (close with Italy). We've never figured it out, but Chinese and Japanese tour groups go crazy for him. It has happened in numerous cities. I joke that I must be in quite a few slideshows somewhere in Japan.

    Dog story spoilered for the uninterested

    I had a conversation with one guy in a tour group in Prague that went like this:

    Man: Beautiful dog! He died natural?
    Me: Thank you! Died?
    Man: Yes, died.
    Me: Well, he's pretty young.
    Man: No, color...dyed. Or natural?
    Me: Oh, no, that's his natural color.
    Man to group: [Translating that I don't dye him.]
    Group: OOOOOH AHHHHHH.

    Then everyone filed up and whispered to me that he was very pretty. I thought it was great. :nodding:

    My wife captured this scene in Croatia:

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Senior member

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    I'm out of town for a week or longer, but when I get back I can grab a fishing vest from H Peterman if you want it. M that fits pretty big, it hasn't moved in over a month so I'm betting it will still be there when I get back.

    Also I'm gonna be up in Boston and the Hudson valley soon :fence:
     
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  9. John Sullivan

    John Sullivan Well-Known Member

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    Grabbed another tie this morning at the local GW/Boston. (Available)
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  10. highvoltorb

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    On the tie crafts conversation. My aunt makes handbags out of thrifted ties. She certainly doesn't care about brands. Only colors and being clean. $5 in ties gives her a product that sells for $45 at craft shows and flea markets. When I told her about some of the brands I look for she laughed and told me she's probably destroyed some great ties. Here are two she made for my sister.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. IRKSM

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    Actually 2 hours and $100 on eBay got me a vest, hat, waders, and boots... Thanks though!
     
  12. Nataku

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    :facepalm:
     
  13. GMMcL

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    dudes, esp SPOO: in field. these real and worth several jacksons? [​IMG]
     
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  14. ChetB

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    ^ They look fake to me.
     
  15. GMMcL

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    quality is there. And tags. And buttons. What says fake? Appreciate th e assist; just don't want to leave them behind if realz
     
  16. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

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    Yeeeehaw


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    9D
     
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  17. Evil Abed

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    Seems like too much branding, but then brands go overboard often. That tag looks pretty low quality considering the brand, and that brown and gold "ribbon" for lack of a better term... I feel like Gucci would never cut off their name like that. They look kind of swap-meety. Hopefully I'm wrong, just my observations.
     
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  18. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

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    if anything it doesn't have enough logos
     
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  19. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Thanks guys! Appreciate the input!
     
  20. MiamiRedSkin

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    Can anyone help ID this tie maker? I know I've seen it before but can't make out the name. It is a fantastic tie

    [​IMG]
     
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