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 Post subject: Re: The Official Thrift Store Find Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Found a nice vintage Gitman blue pinpoint OCBD that looks like it's been washed maybe once. $2.50.

Also saw a vintage Stanley Blacker madras sportcoat in excellent condition, but way too big for me (it was probably a 46R). I should've taken some pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:03 pm 
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Brought some thrifted goodies home today:

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Very vintage JAB bleeding madras, with a third collar button...

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And a GREAT cotton/wool patchwork flannel shirt made by F.A. MacCluer...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Wonderful vintage Brooks tie.

gamma, could I impose on you to tell me the width and length of that please? I am interested from a historical standpoint. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official Thrift Store Find Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:11 pm 
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All great stuff Gamma, but that fun shirt is to die for

Most of my recent thrift luck has been related to finding stuff for my daughter, came away with an RL Polo, a full set of blocks, and some ridiculous Nike high tops for her on my last trip. I also found this for myself:

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It was buried under a stack of blended half sleeves for the Coop, I bought it expecting full sleeves, but it's also a half sleeve! The most important thing to me though is that it has a really nice collar, also I think it's cool that it sat unused for 30 years

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:25 pm 
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Wonderful vintage Brooks tie.

gamma, could I impose on you to tell me the width and length of that please? I am interested from a historical standpoint. Thanks.
57" long and 3.25" wide.

Any idea what time period this tie is from?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:09 pm 
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What a haul, gamma! That's awesome!

And nice job on the old half-sleeve, LC. It looks like it will have a nice collar-roll.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:47 pm 
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The neck-only size stamped inside the collar is a giveaway that it's a half-sleeve. Still, if I only had one half-sleeve OCBD, I'd want it to be vintage...and blue.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:23 pm 
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^ Yeah, looking there were a couple of things I totally should have noticed, but I was so distracted by my joy in finding deadstock good stuff at a Goodwill

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Forgive my ignorance, but what's the difference between a "half-sleeve" shirt and a "short-sleeve" shirt?

I posted once about finding a group of vintage short-sleeve OCBDs at a thrift. As I recall, the consensus was to avoid those unless I wanted to look like a NASA scientist.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:41 am 
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Half sleeves are a little longer than what we would call short sleeves now, it's a style that was more common way back when but doesn't really exist these days.

Part of the reason why this shirt stood out in the box is because all of the other button downs said 'half sleeve' on the label, that's why I've been using the term.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:33 pm 
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IMI, the half-sleeve OCBD is still a workable (albeit somewhat nerdy) warm-weather option, but never with a tie (to avoid the NASA engineer look).

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 Post subject: Re: The Official Thrift Store Find Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:01 pm 
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gamma68 wrote:
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Forgive my ignorance, but what's the difference between a "half-sleeve" shirt and a "short-sleeve" shirt?

I posted once about finding a group of vintage short-sleeve OCBDs at a thrift. As I recall, the consensus was to avoid those unless I wanted to look like a NASA scientist.
Was the consensus here or across the street? I think they're fine when worn untucked and without a tie like TS pointed out.

If I had to guess it seems to me they were first made to be worn casually. One reason the NASA guys might have worn them to work is the simple fact that the Florida sun can be pretty brutal most of the year and they adapted to their environment. It's possible that some of those government buildings didn't have air conditioning in the early days.

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Was the consensus here or across the street? I think they're fine when worn untucked and without a tie like TS pointed out.

If I had to guess it seems to me they were first made to be worn casually. One reason the NASA guys might have worn them to work is the simple fact that the Florida sun can be pretty brutal most of the year and they adapted to their environment. It's possible that some of those government buildings didn't have air conditioning in the early days.
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 Post subject: Re: The Official Thrift Store Find Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:32 pm 
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Sorry, I guess I forgot about that one. I still hold the same position - untucked with shorts is alright. Don't wear a tie with them and you're fine.

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I guess my preference is to roll up the sleeves on an OCBD rather than opt for short or half sleeves. There's no right or wrong (unless you wear a tie with them NASA engineer style).

Earlier today, I picked up these practically brand-new Minnetonka suede blucher mocs with camp soles at a resale shop. Made in the USA, too.

Today, all of Minnetonka's shoes are made in the Dominican Republic or China. Anyone know if Minnetonka actually made these or if they were made by Eastland, Rancourt, other?

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