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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Red rot is irreversible.

    Anytime the leather is flexed in areas that are affected the leather breaks up into a fine powder and blows away.

    Museums confront this problem all the time. They have special chemicals that stabilize the leather but nevertheless they handle such items as seldom as possible.

    If you could get some of that product (can't remember the name, off hand), you could treat the leather with it and then put the bag in a glass case.

    Again, I may be wrong but if you touch / rub the leather at the corners, or around the edges and handle, and you notice the leather dust on your fingers; or open the bag and notice dust falling away from the corners where it is flexing, it's red rot.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
     
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  2. meister

    meister Senior member

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    There is no red rot on it and 2 goes with Cadillac cream have done wonders already. There is abrading on the bump spots but the leather is solid. Then dryness but nothing too bad.

    I have a lot of vintage shoes from the 20s-40s so I know exactly what you mean DWFII.

    I was stunned at the condition it was in. Solid as. A crease tear that has to be sewn a bit stiffish in some parts that has backing but once I finish my magic...

    Pre Caddy cream:

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  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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  4. mack11211

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    I am selling a similar piece right now, made bespoke in Holland in 1927. So I'd say interwar generally.
     
  5. Coal_Mining_Polak

    Coal_Mining_Polak Senior member

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    Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch Gun Club Windowpane Tweed, a million-and-one details. Made in the USA, 40 R.

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  6. Orgetorix

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    Posted by @SomethingsFishy in the thrift thread:
     
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  7. comrade

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    My father was an officer in the US Army Air Corps and he had a similar wool gabardine trench coat in taupish grey
    which was a the regulation color, I believe. It was more a souvenir, than an article of clothing because it had
    numerous small holes caused caused by a close hit by an incendiary bomb during the Little Blitz of 1944.
     
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  8. Viserys

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    That's an INCREDIBILE piece! I wish I was there when it was sold!
     
  9. GMMcL

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    Haven't had much to contribute round about these parts for a good long time. But I did pick this up: [​IMG]
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    Even the damn hem -- yeah, the one at the bottom of the pant legs -- is hand sewn. [​IMG]
     
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  10. hirschlederne

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    /\ Looks like the wool has discolored a bit? Which brings me to the question if wool can be re-dyed (I have a black coat that's also not so black anymore).
     
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  12. GMMcL

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    I don't know the answer to the question, but that's just a lighting/photographer issue.
     
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  14. HansderHund

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    I saw the small moth holes throughout once I got home. However, it was so cheap that I would have picked it up anyway. Can anyone tell me what the piece of fabric is behind (both) lapels?

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  15. eazye

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    ^^^^Good stuff guys! I'd wear both of those. :)
     
  16. Orgetorix

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    Pretty cool: '20s/'30s Donegal tweed plus-fours from the Boardwalk Empire wardrobe.

    Gonna put together a fit for Louisville's first Tweed Run (bike ride) next month, so if you come across anything that would work for a Victorian/Edwardian/20s cyclist outfit, get at me. Norfolk jackets, high-buttoning vests, etc.

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  17. Clyde

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    That is a seriously beautiful coat. Great photos.
     
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  18. Coal_Mining_Polak

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    ...would you?

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  19. SpooPoker

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

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