Dave

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Hmmmmm . . . nobody's started a March acquisitions thread! Well, I might as well take the initiative here . . . .

I know flannel season is just about over, but after having seen Gamma and LeeLo's Instagrams, where they had several pictures of vintage, made-in-USA flannel shirts they own, I couldn't help but retire the flannel shirts in my closet and replace them with USA-made ones, courtesy of eBay:



From top to bottom: LL Bean, LL Bean, Brooks Brothers, Gitman Brothers, Orvis
 

eagle2250

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^^Nice haul, Dave! You are certainly well set for next Fall and Winter season(s). I suspect you will greatly enjoy your new flannels. ;)
 

FLMike

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Send help lol
Whoa, that is a seriously nice haul. Well done! Are those tassels shell or calf?

I’m not a longwing fan personally, but I have to admit those are beautiful. I own the Gucci bits and the tassels, and actually just picked up a pair of Tretorns myself...



I guess I’m trying to say, I like your style.
 
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Peak and Pine

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Goodness. How nice. ('cept maybe the Tretorns, big Chucks fan here). Like the idea of the thin foam packing pad under the horsebit. Don't loose that. I don't have any bit loafers, but made from index card stock tiny tubes to go around the tassels of tassel'd slip-ons, for storage. They often splay in use.
 

Peak and Pine

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I never even considered worrying about splay of the tassels on my tassel loafers. Now I do. Thanks.
It isn't so much the splay as the crinkled-up folded-over sprig on the ends that gets hammered in when I toss them across the floor after stumbling home juiced after an all-night twist party. I should add that was while in school, not now. The phrase twist party probably made the cronology unnecessary. (Tod, that was before Soft Sell)
And proving what an ecumenical lot we really are, I actually go out of my way to splay mine a bit...
Splay it again, Sam.
 

cordovanpapi

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@FLMike
They are the cordovan model from the recent BB cardholder sale.

@Peak and Pine
Was always curious about Tretorn (currently typing this as I wear my Chuck 70's which I love)

As for the straps on the tassel and foam pad between the bits, these pairs arrived like that lol. I'm of the batch that loves a broken-in pair of polished shoes. Thank you again gentleman!
 

Mr. B. Scott Robinson

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A lovely Purdey tie from the bay....this one absolutely like new for $20 shipping included.

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A purchase, which I have not taken delivery of yet, is 2 pair of Polo (the actual sport, not brand) boots from Golden Horses manufacturing here in Pakistan http://www.goldenhorse.pk . They are direct from the "horses mouth", the factory outside Lahore, from which they supply many overseas retailers. The price was very reasonable at $166 per pair.

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Cheers,

BSR