Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    The international vintage dealers rely on buyers to grab whatever they can find at those thrift stores, second hand market and yard sale and shipped everything all bunched up in crates to be sorted later. At those "vintage" stores, you can find tons of vintage clothing mostly jeans at the back all tied up perhaps even mixed with jackets with ropes to save space and for easy storage. The average cost to them is so low and the volume so huge that the joke is they pay for those by weight.
    John Lofgren started of as buyer for a Japanese dealer too.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/99ygvz/brand_spotlight_john_lofgren_footwear/
     
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  2. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    thanks, Clay. That's what I was thinking.
     
  3. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    In my traveling experience it seems some of these bundles - or at least ones containing mostly t-shirts & jeans - make it over to Central America & sub-Saharan Africa, possibly as part of charity endeavors, leading to some unexpected visuals. E.g., you’re on an island in rural Nicaragua, the built environment feels like a time-warp back 60 years, and then a local kid walks past wearing a Little League baseball t-shirt with an advert on the back for Larry’s Pizza in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    Twelve years ago I was staying a few days in a very small coffee & banana farming village on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. My brother, a friend, and myself were guests of a resident, the Big Man in Town, so to speak, who had the only home make of brick & cement instead of wattle & daub, and who had paid to have power lines strung to electrify the village (then paid to have it done again after scrappers stole all the wires while he was out of town on business!). The number of languages he spoke boggled my mind; I believe I counted 11, if you included dialects. A classic Fixer character, he had worked as a long distance cab driver all around Tanzania & Kenya, would get paid gigs as a translator/guide, knew how to deal with the local police, and seemed to run into an acquaintance everywhere we went.

    After a wonderful stay with these folks, attending their worship services, having a late night party fueled by banana moonshine(!), and being welcomed into many humble homes, we had to head out to the cross-roads city of Arusha for the next stage of our journey. As the Landrover slowly made its way along the rutted downhill road lined by equatorial jungle, a man emerged from the bush & our host pulled the parking brake to chat with him. This friend of his was wearing a crisp, mesh-backed trucker hat of the ubiquitous American style, bill unbent, absolutely spotlessly clean, and obviously treated as a prized possession. Across the front panel of the crown was written:


    CALL 911 AND MAKE A COP COME


    This bizarre juxtaposition was just too much, like living inside a photo collage, and we Americans began to lose our composure. Our host & his friend inquired, and we spent the next 15 minutes solid trying to explain, many, many different ways, the joke of that hat. With no success whatsoever.


    Since then, a block of East African nations has tried to ban imports of used US clothing as the practice has completely destroyed the local garment industry.
     
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  4. Bahabp100

    Bahabp100 A-List Customer

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    https://www.npr.org/sections/money/...n-kenya-the-internet-found-the-original-owner
    https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/10/247362140/the-afterlife-of-american-clothes
    https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/08/26/434988401/episode-502-the-afterlife-of-a-t-shirt
     
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  5. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  6. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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  7. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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  8. Monitor

    Monitor

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  9. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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  10. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    That branded is gorgeous. 3.5kg as a small LOL.

    I may be putting mine up for sale. I scored another Cal CHP with a mutton collar, so I think the branded is going to be redundant. I'll wait to see how the new CHP fits, but assuming it's good, something has got to give. The closet bar is literally drooping from all these new jackets LOL.
     
  11. air

    air One of the Regulars

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  12. air

    air One of the Regulars

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  13. Monitor

    Monitor

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  14. Claybertrand

    Claybertrand Practically Family

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    The Peters went for $4710.00 :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Anyone in here wanna fess up to blowin the kids' college fund on a Vintage Leather Jacket!!!!
     
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  15. Bahabp100

    Bahabp100 A-List Customer

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  16. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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  17. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Oh. My. Golly.

    Oh. Dear.

    That is amazing, astounding & depressing all at once.

    However I bet a few D-pocket, FQHH Buco's get close to that at times.

    And - uh, well, there are worse things you could spend that kind of money on. Still...
     
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  18. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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