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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. pnutpug

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    Those prices don't sound outrageous--in fact, pretty reasonable, especially if stuff is NWOB.
     
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  2. silverwarebandit

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    That was me :D I was just wearing it this week
     
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  4. pnutpug

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    Exactly. Although, based on what I've been reading on this thread, those prices would be low for some thrifts that start suit prices at $50 or so...
     
  5. Borlaoak

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    Picked up these Genuine Shell Cordovan shoes the other day at American Cancer Society. They are in lovely shape, but the heel markings have rubbed off. Can anyone help identify the brand? I can at least make out the Made In USA stamp.
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  6. pnutpug

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    ^^

    Bostonian Crown Windsor? Just a guess...
     
  7. barrelntrigger

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    Lol, I'm thinking about wearing that to the up coming SF meet in SF so I'll steal some pics from Gus and post it afterwards.

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  8. catside

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    Hanover I think.

    For me brand new JCrew Beckmans for 19.99. My only beef is they run a little large.

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    This is a thrift fit from last week. Pardon the crappy iPhone photos.

    All items thrifted or acquired via SF members.

    Early-1960s Hudson's Bay Company HT SC. Super heavy. It was just above freezing and I wore it with a scarf as my outdoor jacket and was warm enough.
    Gitman Bros. vintage shirt.
    Wings & Horns chinos.
    Duckie Brown for Florsheim socks (pants are pulled up for photo)
    Florsheim longwings

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    And this is for the Canadian here. A SC from Winner's (a brand I'd never heard of). Tag was in pounds.

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  10. Borlaoak

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    Yes, I was thinking Hanovers after some internet searches. Do serial numbers on the inside give anything away besides the size?
     
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    Yes, I looked all over the day that I found them, including the women's section. That was last week. Went back today and couldn't find anything either. Thanks for the info about selling, too!
     
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    Definitely Hanover. The Hanover shoe company also owned a thoroughbred horse farm. They used a racehorse stamp on all of their factory defect shoes. The standard if quality was so high in that day that normally you cannot even find the defect. Especially after 35-40 years if wear.

    As you know Hanover shoe is long since out of business, but the Hanover shoe horse farms are still a top notch nursery on the east coast. Their barns are all over the place here. All painted yellow.
     
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    The racehorse stamp is on the sole where it says Genuine Shell Cordovan? Any idea what these shoes could be worth? Paid $15 dollars for them.
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  14. SpooPoker

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    the Spoo oddity train continues, and makes my thrifting so enjoyable... some interesting bits from today :

    gravati/wilson dean/WB kilties
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    yes this is a jacket, miracle it escaped halloween
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    some reading for me
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    call me macaroni
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    buttery soft leather vest, check
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    vintage, usa, check
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    1935 and 1936 indian head nickel buttons, cha check
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    and my favorite find, 1890 ish copper and mother of pearl French opera glasses... looks like the turnwheel may be ivory or something. Missing a few MOP tiles, but this thing is SMOKING hot. Will likely restore it. No clue of value, I paid $19.
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    Can anyone help me identify who made these bucks? I have a sneaking suspicion that they're of reasonable quality since the entire inside except for the footbed is of soft leather.

    I've always wanted some but they are unheard of up here so I was surprised to see a pair that appears to have little to no wear. The only problem is someone took the insoles out of them (maybe it was a price switching gambit since that's where the price tags are).

    Anyway, does anyone have any thoughts?

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  16. DeadBoy

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    Nice vintage SC. What's the brand you're not familiar with?
     
  17. FaceOfBoh

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    It's of course slipped my mind but I'll check back and let you know.
     
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  18. jcubzzz

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    nice move using the animal rug as the background for your pictures
     
  19. SpooPoker

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    Now its considered a business expense. :)
     
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    Spoos non clothing finds make me so jealous
     
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