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Vintage stuff from Vintage Gent

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

  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    VG, Do you only buy clothes that fits you, or do you just buy to collect?

    Mostly to fit, although I've bought a few things to collect.
     
  2. Lucky Strike

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    Is it Loetz?
    Close enough for a cigar - Tiffany.
     
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    Close enough for a cigar - Tiffany.
    Interesting that I named the lesser-known "Tiffany" of iridescent glass.
     
  4. Lucky Strike

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    Interesting that I named the lesser-known "Tiffany" of iridescent glass.
    Heh, yes - but they're often confused and tampered with: Antiques Roadshow:
    Article:
     
  5. Lucky Strike

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    I posted this thrift find in the vintage hawaiian shirt thread:
    (...) although this one's really Barbadian (Barbudian? Barbadoan?), I suppose: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    40s cotton flannel sports shirt with wolf print:

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    These printed shirts seem a little "I'm really psyched for casual friday".
     
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    These printed shirts seem a little "I'm really psyched for casual friday".

    Perhaps, but they come from a time long before the advent of that heresy. In the spirit for which they were originally intended, I reserve them for the weekend.
     
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    When I embarked on this project, I had hoped it would be educational--or at least entertaining on a small level. More and more, I've come to think of these postings as a kind of sartorial narcissism. Maybe I'm just in a funk, but, for the time being, I'm going to put this effort in abeyance.

    Thanks to all who posted your kind words, and especially to those who joined in the posting fun. Your contributions really spiffed things up.
     
  11. Newsman

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    Vintage Gent...I am VERY late joining this party but I must say it is amazing collection!

    Shoot me an PM if you still are around...I'd love to chat about the vintage style.

    Brian
    Erie, PA
     
  12. Lucky Strike

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    40s cotton flannel sports shirt with wolf print: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Looks like some sort of experimental camo. Odd, but cool.
     
  13. Dashing1

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    I haven't seen one in at least five years - I think they were most popular in the UK, though, so that should probably be your hunting-ground.

    The genuine Russian "souvenir" cases can be prohibitively expensive, funny to think that before the fall of the USSR, they were quite cheap.

    There are some beautiful ones in this catalogue, I think:

    http://www.uppsalaauktion.se/web_kat...61B1YnP398286A

    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 love using my sterling cigarette case a calling card holder. It is one that is formed like an envelope and is pretty thin. Slight pressure with one finger in the center of the envelope causes the spring to open the case. It does take a larger card (but I like that, as it makes a better impression) and the seemless action of the presenting of the card has a certain priceless panache. I highly recommend using such a case this way.
     

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