The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Overall quality was probably higher at all levels. I never bought the brand not because I was buying high end,
    but because they never offered the Ivy-Preppie style that I preferred.
     


  2. SpooPoker

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

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    Stupendous finds, Spoo! Did you thrift or are you working on commission for them?
     


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    I have had my eye on these Collar Displays at one of our local antique dealers for quite some time.

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  5. SpooPoker

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

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    Thanks! These are from a consignor, yes.
     


  6. Cotton Dockers

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    Spoo - that Henry Poole is a beauty!


    Alpacuna Polo-Style Coat, label dates it to sometime in the 40s

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    Carroll & Co. Tux from the late 60s/early 70s

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    FTFY
     


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    I have been after a pair of 1930s Boots for years. These are the famous Regal brand in NOS 11D.. Quite a score when you look at the condition. I suspect they have always been wrapped up in a box and fairly airtight.

    Can't wait till they arrive Down Under

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    I would be interested in seeing a hierarchy of vintage men’s clothing by brand. I know Sulka was very high end, but was Brioni always a top brand (I have a 70’s suit and they seem to be pretty proud of the fact its 100% wool)? I've found myself frequently going to the styleforum suit hierarchy and AAAC shoe pyramid whenever purchasing items on the bay. This sort of came up from a recent post in which one person referred to Botany 500 as a quality brand, whereas another poster thought it was pretty average. Was Armani every really a quality brand? Might a more experienced member start a pyramid?
     


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    Tell me about it! This place is about a block from my house, I do get some decent deals in there, but this particular booth (the one with all the stuff I want) is way overpriced. At least I can walk over and look at it pretty much any time I want to.
     


  14. comrade

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    As I recall, in the early 70s Brioni was touted as very high quality. When Barney's New York was transforming itself from a clothing discounter at the time, to a high-end
    destination store, Brioni was featured in their "International Shop"
     


  15. SpooPoker

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

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    Also, many pieces from that era are "proud" that they are wool because its right in the middle of the polyester suit era.
     


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