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      Just got this Canadian military vintage field jacket from a military surplus store. The label states it was issued in 1991. Maybe related to the recently ended first gulf war? It has an interesting corduroy collar. It also has a removable quilted liner.

      $60 dollars.

      This is the rarer arid regions version. You can pick up the olive green for <$40 all over the Internet. It looks like the green version was made from the 1970s into the later 1990s.
      Last edited by Publius; December 10, 2017, 04:59 PM.

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        That's a nice score!
        5' 11" 181 lbs. Size 40 jacket, size 11 shoes.
        Dad, billionaire, playboy, gear head, drummer, philanthropist.

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          the instant i saw it said "CONFECTION FRONTENAC" i was like, wtf? thats gotta be from canada or something... ;-)

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            Grabbed this jacket a couple of weeks ago, no idea what to wear it with. Help!


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              OCBD and jeans/cords/rumpled chinos.
              Tieless, knit tie, or non-silk tie.
              Sweater optional.
              Suede shoes.
              Possibilities are endless!

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                Originally posted by Rocco View Post
                OCBD and jeans/cords/rumpled chinos.
                Tieless, knit tie, or non-silk tie.
                Sweater optional.
                Suede shoes.
                Possibilities are endless!
                What color pants


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                  Originally posted by wpaulkelley View Post
                  What color pants


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                  Olive, navy, chocolate brown, dark khaki, burgundy if you are daring. Think autumn palette, but nothing close to the same color as the jacket.

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                    @evanparker by request:

                    Burberry overcoat ebay e-thrifted for $100.

                    s-l1600 by carlitoscohones, on Flickr

                    more - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbSWeW3

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                      that thing is AMAZING

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                        Here in Seattle, the weather is still cold, but will be warming up a lot over the next couple of months. I've noticed that there is always a lot of outerwear that shows up in thrift shops during these months.

                        This week, I picked up an dark green army-style field jacket and a full-length navy wool overcoat. The overcoat is an older style and has braided leather buttons (not my thing) and epaulets (again, not my thing.) Both of these are easily fixable and will soon changed.

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                          in consecutive thrift trips i found these....

                          Quite nearly both my size. I already have some Black Wingtips that fit me awesome and are more my style anyways, and I don't really wear, so I just sent these straight to ebay.

                          The first one is a set of England made Peal & Co. for Brooks Brothers Captoe balmorals. The leather is absolutley soft and amazing! They were worn one time, and never ever worn again. The second is a set of Allen Edmonds in the Black Shell cordovan color. These had been re-heeled once, but never resoled. I think I might have paid $10 for one and $15 for the other. I've already sold the peals on ebay for <$120, and the AE's might sell for $140-$180 Friday. Pretty good finds! They will seed some other thrift investments in the months to come.

                          as far as me finding good items to ebay, this might be the best back to back set of finds i've had in quite a while.



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                            Those AEs are shell tho


                            Found two nice things that fit for the first time in a bit:


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                              Originally posted by jonATL View Post
                              Those AEs are shell tho


                              Found two nice things that fit for the first time in a bit:


                              Amazing how well you thrift and resell. I have bad luck selling on eBay. I need to sell off some of my closet full of blazers, and I dread knowing that I’m going to get hosed on eBay.

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                                The trick with ebay is, just as you've said, a lot of things just don't sell for good amounts of money.


                                If you were going to hunt for and sell things for even meager amounts of profit, you need to just have some sort of encyclopedic memory for what items might actually get. Tons of stuff that is very very nice quality rarely gets a good ebay return.

                                It's a lot more, for buyers of the last five years, what has a middle of the road name brand on it, and what is popular at this very second.

                                If you look for any sort of even slightly obscure handmade sportcoat or suit brand on ebay, fancy fabric, USA made, shit goes SUPER cheap. Probably cheaper than something kinda OK quality from lower level Brooks Brothers lines.

                                If you were at a thrift, trying to figure out weather to buy the blue BB blazer or the Oxxford blazer you just found would get you more money, it would almost always be the former.

                                A used crappy pair of current allen edmonds will often beat out an immaculate set of spotless topline USA Florsheims.

                                It's a very weird place.

                                Even just sizes, WIDE shoes always get a severe price penalty put on them, when anything 9D-12D will usually do just fine.

                                You can make this work to your advantage though, when you're buying these items. I have a lot of ebay alters for wierd stuff, and sometimes they email me something amazing came up on ebay i need to purchase ;-)
                                Last edited by evanparker; January 17, 2018, 12:22 PM.

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