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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Spectacular.....Likely made in the 70's but could have been purchased in the 80's. That was there last line before closing up shop in the mid 70's. My mother in law and her two sisters worked for Hanover, stitching shoes in the factory until they closed. They made shoes for their own brand , plus Bostonain and JC Penney until being purchased by Clarks. The surplus of shoes was still sold in stores for a few years after closing.

    Clarks has just about completed construction on a brand new factory in Hanover. I will try to swing by and snap a few photos.

    The old Hanover Shoe factory, spent a little time as a temporary library while the new local library was being built. Now the factory has been remodeled as an apartment building.
     
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  2. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    Adagio, wow. Nice finds. This thread delivers.
     


  3. SimonC

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    Well there seem to be relatively few accessories in the thread so how about some rebalancing?

    These are NOS, made by Cartier, probably in the early 80s, from the most stunning crocodile skin. The coat wallet is made from one skin, no join at the fold. Both are lined in red calfskin, and are immaculately hand-stitched; think Hermes quality levels. The notepad has space on the back to hold cards / banknotes / spare note refills.

    Both are so special they've remained NOS because I just don't have the heart to use them.

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    When I get a chance I'll go hunting for my NOS Morabito baby crocodile wallet, which is perhaps even more stunning.
     


  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ Simon, you are talking my language now! :drool:
     


  5. 330CK

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    Been meaning to post a few things in this thread. I'll start with these:

    Montilla suede wingtips. Probably from the '70s/'80s. No size, so I can only assume bespoke? Never heard of the company but the quality is amazing
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  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    gorgeous
     


  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    these are amazing. what size?
     


  8. 330CK

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    Thanks :D Unfortunately, I have no idea - no size markings to be found anywhere. I can only assume they're bespoke. I'd estimate in the 8-9 range, though. Luckily far too small for me, so I'm not tempted to wear them.

    Few more items I found in photobucket:

    Old school Burberry tweed. Fully canvassed and super heavy:
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    Brooks x SAB briefcase (have since cleaned it up)
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    PRL Sportsman tweed vest:
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    Douglas Hayward tweed
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    mid century Sperry Top Siders - Made in USA
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    J. Press suit from 1954
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  9. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Damn, someone's going to make a decent heap of bucks with that Cartier wallet. Selling now would be great, but after a decade or two it must at least double its value. There's always a collector or two around the world.
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Theres one right here! :)

    guys, need your help with some dates, would someone be so kind to assist?

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  11. Xenos

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    Cool finds. Can't wait to contribute to this thread.
     


  12. Orgetorix

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    Spoo, my guess would be '50s for those shoes, but they could be anywhere in the '40s-'60s.
     


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    ^So nice.

    Any idea on the date for this slicker? Someone said late 70's or early 80's...

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  14. eazye

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    Crombie Chesterfield from the late 50's early 60's?
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    And this bad boy. No other tags except the one pictured, but looking from the script, I'm guessing 60's.
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    re: the Polo stuff. I think the consensus was, anything with that breast pocket tag and the smaller tag at the collar as apposed to the larger modern ones are from the early 70's.
     


  15. GMMcL

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    I don't think that Crombie is that old. That tag is pretty recent. I don't have a chronology of their tags, but I've seen that one on more recent pieces. It doesn't have the royal warrant, so it's not current label, but I think the really, really old stuff says Crombie Kintyre.
     


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