Due to the huge inventory I’ve accumulated this past year, it is time to look into getting rid of what I don’t need and spend less time purchasing. Since this isn’t as much fun and exciting as finding high end items hiding in the racks of other clothes but it has to be done. The purchases this month don’t come close to the record last month but here they are.
Treasures – My definition of a treasure changes over time with what I find but the idea stays the same. A treasure is an item that you long for and don’t expect to find. I don’t get as excited in finding an Armani or a Zegna shirt as I used to since I have more than I could ever wear. I do still get excited when I locate a seldom seen brand like Borrelli, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana or Stefano Ricci. These brands are recognized for their celebrity status in addition to their quality.
I was very fortunate to find ten brand new shirts from Stefano Ricci in a Goodwill outlet. They came from Las Vegas and I picked up the $700 shirts for $17.90 each. What a bargain, $179 for $7,000 of the highest quality shirts! Other hard to find items were a Borrelli Napoli shirt, an Armani Black Label pair of pant, and a couple of neck ties from Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.
Pants – I saw the five stars on a piece of fabric at the back of the pants and knew right away that these might possibly be the top of the list that Ermenegildo Zegna has created. The tan pants fit great and look even better. The second pair of pants that I couldn’t leave on the rack were a pair of black Giorgio Armani Black Label cotton for those hot summer days just around the corner.
Ties – Only eight ties were found but the names were definitely right at the top of the list. These included an Giorgio Armani Emporio, Dolce & Gabbana Cravatte, three Ermenegildo Zegnas, a Gucci, a Italio Ferretti which I was not as familiar with and a quite rare Massimo Bizzocchi I was not about to leave. This name is also associated with the world renowned Kiton as he is the CEO for North America as I understand it.
Accessories – You never know what you might find and I located two never used, in the box M.I. Hummel Annual plates for the years 1974 and 1976. Although the Hummel figurines have lost the popularity they once had I am taking a gamble on grabbing these high quality German porcelain items at some great prices while I can before the price goes back up even more than before (I hope).
|Ike Behar||New York||5.59||6.99||225.00||Orange||USA|
|1,220||Armani, Giorgio||Black Label||3.49||6.99||525.00||Black||Italy|
|Dolce & Gabbana||Cravatte||7.99||7.99||195.00||Brown||Italy|
|Massimo Bizzocchi||8.00 CM||1.59||1.99||175.00||Blue||Italy|
|294||M.I. Hummel||1971 Plate||11.98||14.99||209.95||TMK-5||Germany|
|M.I. Hummel||1974 Plate||11.98||14.99||33.99||TMK-5||Germany|
|M.I. Hummel||1976 Plate||11.98||14.99||49.99||TMK-5||Germany|
Key Words: Giorgio Armani, Borrelli, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, M.I. Hummel, Goebel, Gucci, Ike Behar, Italo Ferretti, Lorenzini, Nike, Stefano Ricci