Vintage stuff from Vintage Gent

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Vintage Gent, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    Another thing: Why don't more people use old cigarette cases as wallets, card-cases etc? A good silver vintage cigarette case can often be had for far less than $100.

    I've wondered about this too. I generally dislike wallets and had pretty much taken to carrying cards and money loose in my pockets until I found a beautiful old nickel and black alligator cigarette case. It's just a little bit larger than credit card size and can easily accomodate a couple of cards (who needs more?), a driver's license, a book of stamps, and some money. The flexible bands keep everything in place when you open the case. It's a great wallet and seems to elicit admiration from all who see it. Many of these cigarette cases are beautiful and durable objects that deserve another shot in this increasingly non-smoking world.
    Thanks for posting all this beautiful stuff, Lucky Strike. And thank you, Vintage Gent, for getting the ball rolling with those great jackets.
     


  2. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    After Lucky Strike's contributions, everything is anticlimactic, but I press on. Three vintage robes, L-R: Richman Brothers, Sulka, Pendleton.

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    Signed Teddy Roosevelt portrait.

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  3. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    Well, I don't know about that. Did you thrift the Roosevelt picture? And that's a beautiful Sulka dressing gown; I love the piping and the fringed belt. Where did you find it? I'm still kicking myself over passing up a great Sulka dressing gown about 10 years ago. It had the rue Castiglione label and looked to be from perhaps the forties--but they wanted $30 for it (which just shocked my sensibilities at the time).
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Well, I don't know about that. Did you thrift the Roosevelt picture? And that's a beautiful Sulka dressing gown; I love the piping and the fringed belt. Where did you find it? I'm still kicking myself over passing up a great Sulka dressing gown about 10 years ago. It had the rue Castiglione label and looked to be from perhaps the forties--but they wanted $30 for it (which just shocked my sensibilities at the time).
    Sulka Paris. The Paris branches of whatever firm(Dunhill, Sulka, etc.) all had better products.
     


  5. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Well, I don't know about that. Did you thrift the Roosevelt picture? And that's a beautiful Sulka dressing gown; I love the piping and the fringed belt. Where did you find it?

    Photo is a family hairloom. The Sulka dressing gown, however, was a thrift store castoff that I found at the Disabled American Veterans thrift in Houston.
     


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    Tomasso Senior member

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    I love this thread. Maybe we should have a sticky for collectibles.
     


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    Yes. I have to compliment several of the posters on this thread. I think there is a real talent to getting ahold of this stuff, and with this quality. This is educational.
    Seems like every time I hit the thrift store it's all flea -bitten 70's rejects. You guys were smart enough and discerning enough to spot the diamonds in the rough.
     


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    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I love this thread. Maybe we should have a sticky for collectibles.
    Yeah, stuff that's not clothing, but is too small/personal for the Home forum. The sort of things you find in the upper floors at Fortnum's.
     


  9. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    40s sports jacket (Cosmo Kramer style):

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    50s letter sweater:

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    Stu Senior member

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    Here you find them in a somewhat more advanced stage (German as well);
    Paul Mathias Padua "Leda und der Schwan", one of Hitler's favourite paintings.

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    The only way I could lose this election now is to be caught with a live swan or a dead dog.
     


  11. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    1950s Three-piece herringbone tweed sack suit, from Brooks Brothers:

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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Great suit, VG, and I really like the Culver sweater.
     


  13. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    1970s Brioni peak-lapel, sb suit:

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    I'm curioius to know if "vintage"extends to your house and furnishings as well?
     


  15. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    I'm curioius to know if "vintage"extends to your house and furnishings as well?

    Only if you consider "1979" sufficiently vintage for a dwelling. The furnishings are, alas, contemporary.
     


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