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Thrift stores are the epitome of trash to treasure examples. Personally, I don’t see how you can call Hermes ties or Versace jeans trash when they look brand new but I will keep looking through all this trash for what I consider treasures. Especially, the articles I would otherwise not be able to afford.

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January 2019 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com small     January has historically been a good month for the number of items collected following closely behind the Christmas holiday. with this period of time reflecting 68 items. I have cut back on what I purchase, preferring the higher end and less available pieces due in part to educating myself on what sells for a higher profit and the pure fact that there is less room to store anything else. My goal of three digits fell way below with the retail showing only 46.7 times as much but the brands purchased were well worth it as you will see.

Treasures – There were many treasures this time but here are some that really stand out that still provide the goose bump test. The top of the list has to be the Louis Vuitton monogram business brief case. It appears to be brand new and everyone in the family has put their claim on it. A white lambskin Chanel purse was also a lucky find and well worth the sixteen dollars. My daughter was the lucky recipient of a five-hundred-dollar pair of El Dorado ostrich western boots I picked up for less than twenty dollars. They look like new after she worked them over. Brioni came in with two six hundred dollar shirts and five ties, a name I always look forward to seeing. Another shirt, a Purple Label Ralph Lauren plaid was located for less than five dollars. Last but not least, Dolce & Gabbana produced a brand new pair of tan jeans and well worth the twenty-eight dollars. Everything else following can be considered a treasure as you will agree after you see the names represented.

Suit jackets - Canali and ArmaniDress Jackets – Two very nice suit jackets made the list this month. One of these was quite different, a grey Canali with the Exclusive label on it and another grey Giorgio Armani LeCollezioni very fancy jacket with three flower button holes were hard to pass over. Both fit nicely and it was easy to find a pair of pants that matched each.

Shirts – A grand total of fifteen shirts were picked up with some great names like Giorgio Armani (2), Brioni (2), Canali (2), Ermenegildo Zegna (2), Eton Classic, Gieves & Hawkes, Ike Behar New York, Luccehese 1883, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Turnbull & Asser and a Wrangler Jack Daniels. I am forever looking for anything with the name of Brioni on it but especially their fine shirts. This brand fits fantastic and looks even better. The red Jack Daniels from Wrangler was picked up for a certain cowgirl I know.

Pants – Only three pair of trousers were located that I wanted but they could not be passed over. The name of Burberry looks great but especially a dress pair of black pants that pair up with most of my black and grey dress jackets. Dolce & Gabbana was a great surprise with a brand new pair of tan jeans sporting a large label for everyone to see who made this pair of pants.

Ties – This was a good month for locating some great ties, 29 to be exact. Check out some of these names and the photo for some great examples. These included the brands from Armani Collezioni, Brioni (5), Canali (2), Chiavari, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna (8), Fendi Cravatte (2), Hermès, Lanvin Paris (2), Stefano Ricci, Valentino, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent (2).

Shoes – I believe this was the greatest number of shoes purchased in one month which included an Ecco Windsor slip on, El Dorado handmade boot with Ostrich ($500), Giorgio Armani sneaker ($875), a Gucci driver ($590), a Justin Bay Apache leather cowboy boot ($185), Prada penny loafer ($695) and a Salvatore Ferragamo Oxford ($795). There were also a set of cedar shoe trees from Maus & Hoffman and Nader.

Accessories – This category held quite a variety as usual. Some of these items included an HDMI cable from AudioQuest, a white Chanel purse ($834), a Coach cloth and leather belt ($225), DIY wood book cover, Louis Vuitton Monogram business bag ($3,400), Macon glass top watch box, Michael Kors large leather smartphone wristlet ($118), Stetson Osceola Stingy Brim linen hat ($120) and a Vera Bradley Iconic Ultimate diaper bag ($128).

     The following chart is a breakdown of the sixty-eight items purchased during the month of January, 2019. My total expenditure was $537.44 and the full retail would have cost me forty-seven times as much, right at $25,073.44.

January 2019

$537.44 $706.32 $25,073.44 46.7x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Dress Jackets
3,790 Armani, Giorgio LeCollezioni 8.99 8.99 2,295.00 Grey Italy
Canali Exclusive 5.00 9.99 1,495.00 Grey Italy
Shirts
4,992 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 7.99 7.99 265.00 White Italy
Armani, Giorgio 5.24 6.99 445.00 Black Italy
Brioni Neiman Marcus 5.59 6.99 630.00 White Italy
Brioni Neiman Marcus 7.99 7.99 630.00 Blue Italy
Canali 6.99 6.99 275.00 White Italy
Canali 6.99 6.99 275.00 Tan Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 10.40 12.99 450.00 Blue Turkey
Ermenegildo Zegna 6.99 6.99 450.00 Blue Italy
Eton Classic 5.59 6.99 245.00 White Sweden
Gieves & Hawkes 4.99 4.99 125.00 White USA
Ike Behar New York 6.99 6.99 225.00 White Peru
Luccehese 1883 5.59 6.99 150.00 Brown China
Ralph Lauren Purple Label 4.99 9.99 450.00 Blue G Britain
Turnbull & Asser London 5.59 6.99 335.00 White England
Wrangler Jack Daniels 6.99 6.99 41.99 Red China
Pants
1,490 Burberry London 7.99 9.99 450.00 Black USA
Dolce & Gabbana denim 27.99 34.99 595.00 Tan Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 7.99 9.99 445.00 Yellow Portugal
Ties
5,950 Armani Collezioni 2.39 2.99 150.00 Grey Italy
Brioni 3.99 3.99 230.00 Blue Italy
Brioni 2.99 3.99 230.00 Brown Italy
Brioni 2.39 2.99 230.00 Brown Italy
Brioni 1.59 1.99 230.00 Red Italy
Broni 2.39 2.99 230.00 Red Italy
Canali 1.59 1.99 230.00 Blue Italy
Canali 4.79 5.99 230.00 Yellow Italy
Chiavari 2.99 2.99 100.00 Gold Italy
Christian Lacroix Paris 2.24 2.99 95.00 Yellow France
Dolce & Gabbana 1.50 2.99 195.00 Grey Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna ***** 7.49 9.99 205.00 Purple Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 7.49 9.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 2.39 2.99 205.00 Red Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 5.24 6.99 205.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 2.24 2.99 205.00 Green Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 7.49 9.99 205.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 1.59 1.99 205.00 Yellow Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 3.59 4.49 395.00 White Italy
Fendi Cravatte 1.59 1.99 200.00 Blue Italy
Fendi Cravatte 3.19 3.99 200.00 Blue Italy
Hermès 2.99 2.99 180.00 Blue France
Lanvin Paris 2.99 3.99 165.00 Orange France
Lanvin Paris 1.59 1.99 165.00 Red France
Stefano Ricci 2.99 2.99 250.00 Red Italy
Valentino 1.59 1.99 150.00 Blue Italy
Versace, Gianni 1.99 1.99 275.00 Blue Italy
Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme 4.99 4.99 190.00 Gold Italy
Yves Saint Laurent 5.99 5.99 195.00 Yellow Italy
Shoes
3,918 Ecco Windsor Slip On 3.50 6.99 250.00 Black China
El Dorado boot handmade Ostrich Leg 17.50 34.99 499.99 Brown Texas
Giorgio Armani Sneaker 7.99 9.99 875.00 Black Italy
Gucci Drivers 14.39 17.99 590.00 Brown Italy
Justin boot Bay Apache Leather Cowboy Boots 30.00 59.99 184.99 Brown USA
Maus & Hoffman Shoe tree 1.50 2.99 10.00 Maple USA
Nader Shoe tree 2.39 2.99 9.25 Maple USA
Nader Shoe tree 2.39 2.99 9.25 Maple USA
Prada Penny loafer 39.99 49.99 695.00 Brown Italy
Salvatore Ferragamo Oxford 10.39 12.99 795.00 Black Italy
Accessories
4,933 AudioQuest HDMI cable 1.59 1.99 29.98 Black China
Chanel purse 15.99 19.99 834.00 White France
Coach cloth & leather belt 6.50 12.99 225.00 Brown China
DIY wood book cover 1.19 1.49 17.99 Brown USA
Louis Vuitton Monogram business bag 103.99 129.99 3,400.00 Brown France
Macon watch box watch box for five 2.00 3.99 60.00 Black China
Michael Kors large leather smartphone wristlet 5.00 9.99 118.00 Black China
Stetson Osceola Stingy Brim Linen hat 4.99 4.99 120.00 Tan China
Vera Bradley Iconic Ultimate Diaper bag 12.99 12.99 128.00 Blue China

     Knowing your brands in each category of interest, as to which will command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the products that sell well or have a long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words: Armani, AudioQuest, Brioni, Burberry, Canali, Chanel, Chiavari, Christian Lacroix, Coach, DIY, Dolce & Gabbana, Ecco, El Dorado, Ermenegildo Zegna, Eton, Fendi, Gieves & Hawkes, Gucci, Hermès, Ike Behar, Justin, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Luccehese, Macon, Maus & Hoffman, Michael Kors, Nader, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stefano Ricci, Stetson, Turnbull & Asser, Valentino, Vera Bradley, Versace, Wrangler, Yves Saint Laurent.

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December 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com small December is always a great month for browsing through your favorite Goodwill stores to find that perfect Christmas present for family and friends. It may not be just what you were looking for but that is part of the fun of locating something you may not have even considered that is just perfect for the hard to buy for person. This month was a great example of just that.

 

Treasures – With so much inventory accumulated over the past four and half years, I pretty well limit myself to what I would have considered heart thumping treasures when I began this adventure. Of the forty-three items selected, my cost came to more than I should have spent, $344, but it was hard to turn down some of the more expensive items due to their perfect fit and scarcity in this region. The total, if paid retail, came to just over $29,000 making it only 84.4 times as much as I actually spent. All of the names this month, with the exception of a few, are at the top of their category in quality and name recognition worldwide. Therefore, I will let them speak for themselves following. As always, you can click on the small image to view the items full screen.

SuitsTwo of my favorite names came up this month; Canali and Ermenegildo Zegna. The light brown Canali suit fits as though it needs no tailoring and the faint vertical strips cover up the extra twenty or so pounds I have added over Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
     The dark blue Ermenegildo Zegna is at the top of their selection with the name Trofeo printed beneath the name inside on the right hand pocket. If you have been reading these posts then you will know that Trofeo refers to the best wool found in the world and awarded the trophy to reflect this honor. Of course, it fits just as well.

Dress JacketsThere were six special dress jackets picked up this round and each stands alone as representing their clothiers especially well. I will always pick up a piece of clothing with the name of Brioni showing on the label. This was the case with this fine camel colored jacket.
     Another very fine jacket that fits a bit snug but fits is from Carolina Herrera known as being a favorite designer of first lady Melania Trump as well as previous first ladies.
     Dolce and Gabbana are well represented with a special black formal dress jacket with a special pattern woven. The price tag from Goodwill shows that they knew what they had as well.
     Ermenegildo Zegna came in with two very nice jackets, one with the very hard to find and expensive 15milmil15 fabric and the second one a solid black from Switzerland.
     A very special surprise was located with the elusive name of Hermés. I have been able to find at least three dozen ties with this name but this is the first dress jacket I have ever seen in any Goodwill store and you can imagine my excitement which was especially compounded with a very low price. I was able to pay only $7.99 for what I found to be a $1,950 in used condition. It was a very good month for locating top quality dress jackets.

ShirtsA lucky number thirteen shirts were picked out this month. These came from notable dressers’ such as Borrelli Napoli, Burberry London, Canali (2), Ermenegildo Zegna (4) with one being a Su Misura, Eton Etastar, Versace (2) and Vineyard Vines (2). As I mentioned last month, shirts are some of the easiest items to see the manufacturer’s label since it is right at the top of the rack but there are times when the Goodwill tag covers the name. Just remember that there is a reason that article of clothing was sent to the thrift store and it may take close scrutiny to find out why.

PantsAs you may have noticed the name of Canali from Italy showing up in several categories. There is a reason for this and that is that their quality and fit are one of the best I have ever been able to find. This puts their name right at the top of my list of items to place in my buggy.
     One other very nice pair of trousers that made this month’s list comes from Santorelli. Their clothing compliments many of my jackets that need a matching pair of pants to make the pair a nice looking suit.

TiesThis list of ties makes up almost all of my names that one could ever hope to have hanging in the closet waiting for that tie to shine. Take a look at these names: Brioni (2), Burberry London, Canali (2), Ermenegildo Zegna, Kiton Napoli, Luciano Barbera, Stefano Ricci (2) and the elusive name of Zilli. I thought the Stefano Ricci ties were expensive beginning at $250 but he Zilli came in at almost $400.

ShoesMy dad asked for a certain type of shoe and I believe I found it with the very nice black loafer from Ecco. I’ll let you know what he takes them off at the end of the first day of wearing them. I have several pair of shoes by this brand and they are a joy to wear.

Accessories – You never know what you will find at the Goodwill stores in my locality and it helps to talk with friends that are looking for that certain item. I was able to find a very nice golf pull cart for less than ten dollars one week after he mentioned he would like to have one.
     Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallI knew the name of Pampered Chef represented some great quality cook stoneware and was able to find four pieces that appeared to have not been used. The percentage of the retail price that I paid was quite high but I wanted to have these in my kitchen and bought them just the same. The stoneware takes a bit more care but the results are certainly well worth the comparatively little extra effort. If you have cooked with stoneware of this caliber, you know what I mean!
     A real surprise last week was the white Chanel purse I was able to pick up for less than seventeen dollars. It needs some repair work and a zipper pull but was well worth the price paid for the lamb skin high price item. Judging from the date stamped on the Goodwill tag, I couldn’t believe it sat in the glass cabinet for as many days as it did. I was lucky enough a few months ago to find another, like new, Chanel purse that was appraised in the store for $6,500. This one is a bit more worn but the workmanship is quite evident.
     Another purse item was the Prada shoulder strap that had a price tag of 99 cents on it. The name was small but the quality was unmistakably Italian. I have to wonder why a piece of a high-style purse would end up in the Goodwill separated from the purse it belonged to. Perhaps the previous owner will find it on eBay when I list it and discover she could use just this certain item to attach to her Prada purse.
     A small black case caught my eye and then I saw the name X-Acto. This was just what I needed to take care of some fine work the sharp knife was designed for. The blades are especially sharp but well suited for that extra little effort where the details really count.
     The last item on this list is the Revere ware 6.5 quart pot I find useful for making that winter Russian tea that I love so much during those cold evenings when you need the vitamin C and warm soothing orange juice spiced with cinnamon and clove.

     The following chart (to be included soon) is a breakdown of what I purchased during the month of December 2018. My total expenditure was $343.72 and would have cost me eighty-four times as much, right at $29,018.62, if full retail had been paid. This theme is new and I am still trying to find a way to include the chart which should show up in the near future.

December 2018

$343.72 $435.07 $29,018.62 84.4x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Suits
5,645 Canali 20.99 27.99 2,250.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo 20.99 27.99 3,395.00 Blue Italy
Dress Jackets
11,240 Brioni Roma 14.99 14.99 4,000.00 Yellow Italy
Carolina Herrera 5.99 7.99 699.99 Grey Spain
Dolce & Gabbana 35.99 44.99 3,345.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 15milmil15 14.69 17.99 3,195.00 Grey Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 7.49 9.99 1,895.00 Black Switzerland
Hermès Paris 7.99 9.99 1,950.00 Yellow Italy
Shirts
4,207 Borrelli Napoli 5.24 6.99 367.00 Pink Italy
Burberry London 12.99 12.99 350.00 Blue USA
Canali 5.99 7.99 275.00 Blue Italy
Canali 3.37 4.49 275.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Su Misura 3.49 6.99 510.00 Navy Turkey
Ermenegildo Zegna 6.74 8.99 415.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 6.99 6.99 395.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.99 9.99 395.00 Orange Italy
Eton Etastar 3.49 6.99 245.00 White Sweden
Versace Collection 11.24 14.99 425.00 Black Italy
Versace V2 6.39 7.99 425.00 Blue USA
Vineyard Vines 7.99 7.99 78.00 Blue China
Vineyard Vines 3.99 3.99 52.00 Navy Peru
Pants
650 Canali Pantalone 8.99 8.99 425.00 Tan Italy
Santorelli 3.49 6.99 225.00 Brown Italy
Ties
2,780 Brioni 5.49 6.99 230.00 Red Italy
Brioni 5.49 6.99 230.00 Black Italy
Burberry London 3.99 3.99 190.00 Grey Italy
Canali 5.49 6.99 230.00 Grey Italy
Canali 6.39 7.99 230.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 5.59 6.99 205.00 Blue Italy
Kiton Napoli 5.49 6.99 325.00 Brown Italy
Luciano Barbera 5.49 6.99 195.00 Brown Italy
Stefano Ricci Saks Fifth Avenue 5.49 6.99 275.00 Red Italy
Stefano Ricci Saks Fifth Avenue 5.49 6.99 275.00 Red Italy
Zilli 1.49 1.99 395.00 Yellow France
Shoes
180 Ecco loafers 7.99 9.99 180.00 Black Slovakia
Accessories
189 Jef World of Golf Golf pull cart 7.49 9.99 44.99 Silver USA
Pampered Chef Bean dip bowl 4.79 5.99 55.00 Tan USA
Pampered Chef Dutch Oven Large Roaster bottom 11.99 14.99 88.75 Tan USA
Pampered Chef Dutch Oven Large Roaster cover 15.99 19.99 89.00 Tan USA
Pampered Chef Rectangle stone 5.59 6.99 31.00 Tan USA
Prada Leather purse strap 0.99 0.99 50.00 Brown Italy
Revere 6.5 quart Pot 3.99 4.99 102.50 Silver USA
X-Acto Professional swivel 4.49 5.99 10.39 Black USA

     Knowing your brands in each category of interest, as to which will command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the products that sell well or have a long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words: Borrelli, Brioni, Burberry, Canali, Carolina Herrera, Ecco, Ermenegildo Zegna, Eton, Hermès, Kiton, Luciano Barbera, Pampered Chef, Prada, Revere, Stefano Ricci, Versace, Vineyard Vines, X-Acto, Zilli

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November 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallIt must be true that your perspective changes to a reality when you have to move to another address and relocate everything that you have accumulated. It took me a full two weeks to transfer all my belongings to the other address and now all the boxes look alike when I try to find anything. I am a firm believer that the opposite of Goodwillitis is Goodwill Gluttony.

     It was difficult limiting my visits, but I was able to make only one trip to my three favorite stores one Friday this month, just before one of the Saturday half-off days. I spent $71 on fifteen items and the retail would have cost me $3,826 or 54 times as much. This was not near my goal of 100 times as much but the purchases were certainly well worth the time and money spent. Where else can you find the variety and quality in high-end name brands that are affordable than the Goodwill stores?

Treasures – Items of quality, durable use and difficulty to locate (rare) are one of my keys to the definition of a treasure. The two Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirts definitely fit this description. They are well made and fashion fast. The black Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo trousers are a nice addition as a second pair to match my Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo suit just waiting for that special event to properly represent the occasion. A dark blue tie is always a welcome item when the label represents the exclusive French house of design by Charvet. These treasures have a special place in their respective locations just waiting to be represented on those days when they show best what they were made for.

Shirts – This one trip to my three favorite stores yielded seven shirts of obvious quality. I paid more than usual for the Burberry London shirt, $15.99, but this is a name I have learned that represents lasting quality and style. The shirt went into the buggy just the same since it sells for twenty times as much brand new. Two other shirts by Charles Tyrwhitt were located and I knew from experience that these would fit very well and look great with any suit I choose to wear. An additional two dress shirts from Ermenegildo Zegna, one dark brown and another a beautiful light blue were picked up with the knowledge that the blue one cost close to $500. The last two shirts were from Ralph Lauren but also represented his top of the line Purple Label. Both of these shirts list for $450 each and I was able to secure the two for a total of only $13.58, an otherwise rare find.

Pants – Formality and attention to appropriate etiquette is quickly fading out in some areas of our country but the word tuxedo lets you know this article of clothing is all about correctness and proper decorum. I was fortunate to locate a pair of black Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo trousers to match my perfect one button tuxedo coat by the same company. If I had purchased these pants new, they would have cost me more than one hundred times as much. The price I paid was a little more than a cup of flavored coffee, $5.59.

Ties – On the one visit this month, I located a number of my favorite names and a few I rarely see but knew were of great quality. A seven-fold Barba Napoli tie from France grabbed my eye and I grabbed it back. Two other ties from France, I knew needed to be purchased, was a blue Charvet and another from Hilditch & Key. The Italians were well represented with one each from Canali, KOLTE and Sartori.

Accessories – I needed a thin pair of dark blue socks and found the size and color I was looking for. The price, a modest 55 cents. A quick run through the clothes washer and they will keep my feet warm and match my outfit for the day.

     The following chart is a breakdown of what I purchased for the month of November 2018. My total expenditure was $71 which would have cost me right at fifty-four times as much, or $3,826, if full retail had been paid. I saved twenty percent over the tagged price of $92.55 by using their monthly coupon and the colored tags that were marked half off.

November 2018

$71.05 $92.55 $3,826.00 53.9x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Shirts
2,330 Burberry London 15.99 19.99 320.00 Tan Turkey
Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit 3.50 6.99 110.00 Red England
Charles Tyrwhitt 6.39 7.99 110.00 Blue England
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 5.59 6.99 395.00 Brown Romania
Ermenegildo Zegna 7.99 9.99 495.00 Blue Italy
Ralph Lauren Purple Label 7.99 9.99 450.00 Blue Italy
Ralph Lauren Purple Label 5.59 6.99 450.00 Cream Italy
Pants
595 Ermenegildo Zegna Tuxedo 5.59 6.99 595.00 Black Italy
Ties
899 Barba Napoli 1.59 1.99 116.00 Silver France
Canali 3.19 3.99 200.00 Blue Italy
Charvet Place Vendôme 1.59 1.99 245.00 Blue France
Hilditch & Key 1.59 1.99 135.00 Blue France
KOLTE 1.50 2.99 125.00 Gold Italy
Sartori 2.39 2.99 78.00 Red Italy
Accessories
2 Generic Socks 0.55 0.69 2.00 Blue USA

     Knowing your brands in each category of interest, as to which will command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the products that sell well or have a long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words: Barba, Burberry, Canali, Charles Tyrwhitt, Charvet, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hilditch & Key, Hummel, KOLTE, Patek Philippe, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Sartori

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October 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallThe month of October this year was quite a departure from the regular browsing through the clothes racks. There were a number of changes in my expenditures that dictated a different approach to what was to show up on this web site at the end of the month. One of these directions turned to an interest in high-end watches and fountain pens, specifically those made by the Swiss manufacturers Patek Philippe and Montblanc.

A recent visit to the only Patek Philippe dealer in our metropolitan area produced an immediate fever for more information on this elusive and very expensive example of perfection. This visit created an even greater impulse to research more on the fine artistry and care taken to create what some consider to be the very best name in watches in the world. Although I was lucky enough to recently find a beautiful example of a ladies Patek Philippe wrist watch, I know the possibility of finding one show up on my own wrist is quite remote, if ever at all. Nevertheless, the nice sales lady behind the counter of the dealer of these fantastic pieces of workmanship took more than thirty minutes of her time to help educate me on the beautiful time pieces and almost had me convinced that I could afford an irresistible $37,000 Calatrava. Common sense and my thin wallet stepped in quickly to reassure me that this was not a possibility.

Patek Philippe Collections. Click to enlarge.

An opportunity presented itself later on which allowed me to affordably add to my library of used books these fine watches from Patek Philippe.  All of the books purchased, with the exception of one, were originally sold by the Patek Philippe Museum.  The list price for each of the four annual Collection Books on their website in new condition is CHF 660 which equates to $658.72. Each one of these four books is a pristine work of art in itself and I consider myself quite fortunate to have such a museum quality set to look through each evening after dinner!

Montblanc 380 ballpoint pen Click to enlarge.

The last item made the list this month of the ten items, a beautiful Montblanc type 380 ballpoint pen.  A co-worker carries a Montblanc fountain pen in his shirt pocket and it became a topic of discussion which led to learning how to distinguish a fake from the real thing. I’m still not totally convinced this one is real but it was certainly worth a two dollar bill to have a nice working pen even if it there is that slight chance it may be an imitation.

The following chart is a break down of what I purchased for the month of October 2018. My total expenditure was $147.57 which would have cost me right at thirty times as much, or $4,454.29, if full retail had been paid.

October 2018

$147 $161 $4,454 30.2x
Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Origin
Montblanc 380 ballpoint pen 1.99 15.50 420.00 Germany
Patek Philippe Collection Catalog 2017 0.01 0.01 25.99 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Catalog 2018 0.01 0.01 25.99 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Book 2009-2010 12.99 12.99 658.72 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Book 2010-2011 13.59 13.59 658.72 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Book Volume I – 2014 18.74 18.74 658.72 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Book Volume II – 2015 13.59 13.59 658.72 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Book Volume III – 2016 27.95 27.95 658.72 Switzerland
Patek Philippe Collection Book Volume IV – 2017 48.72 48.72 658.72 Switzerland
Schiffer Patek Philippe: Highlights 9.98 9.98 29.99 USA

Knowing your brands, as to which command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the brands that sell well or have long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words: Montblanc, Patek Philippe

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September 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallSeptember is a good transition month from the hot summer to the cooler autumn/fall time of the year. It is also a time of the year that some families filter through their closets and chest of drawers and donate clothes that are no longer required. The following are some great items picked up this month.

My older daughter tells me over and over that clothes drop in price after they are purchased percentage wise worse than buying a new automobile. My response to her is that I buy items based on the name knowing that certain brands are very well made and of the best materials.  According to a figure I found on CreditDonkey, the average person my age spends about $209 per month on clothing. I’m a bit over that but much of my monthly purchase also goes to gifts and resale.

Treasures – There are different ways to define a personal treasure. You can determine a treasure by the price tag, the value, rarity, or simply because it satisfies your taste. Many times, a price tag can help determine the value of an item but not always. As an example of this, one of my favorite Goodwill stores had a sweater with a price tag of $4.49 and I picked it up on half price day for only $2.25. The suggested retail price of the Ermenegildo Zegna sweater was $1,395.00. It is certainly a beautiful item and was well worth the small amount of pocket change that I paid for it – a treasure!

Some of the other treasures located would certainly be the $5,895 suit by Oxxford Clothes that I found for only $18.74. Another suit by Giorgio Armani, black label, with a retail of $3,495 was picked up for less than a twenty-dollar bill. One of my favorite, elusive, brands to look for (and find) is that of French made Isaia and this was a $3,250 chocolate colored Napoli Super 140s window pane sport jacket just my size. It will look great with a $900 pair of dark brown Brioni trousers picked up just last month.

Another obscure brand label I look for is that of the Purple Label Ralph Lauren. He has a good number of brands but this is his very best.  This beautiful Italian made salmon colored $425 dress shirt was located for only $7.49. No one will know the brand once I put it on but I will know and the fit is perfect. One other shirt worth mentioning is a thick denim blue western style by Versace for only twelve dollars with a retail price suggested of $795.00.

The accessories category did very well this month with two treasured Italian made belts by Salvatore Ferragamo and Coach. My cost for the two totaled $8.18 with a retail value of $424.22. The last treasure was a Kate Spade black leather purse with dust bag I was hoping to offer as a birthday present for my daughter this coming month but her older sister said she wouldn’t like it. Back to the Goodwill drawing board.

Suits – The two suits mentioned earlier are certainly worth providing more information on. The Giorgio Armani, black label, is made of their finer wool and is suited for a slender build offering what the Italians are so well at doing, making you look great. The other suit is a charcoal colored Gibbons style made here in the USA by Oxxford Clothes. The bespoke suit cost someone just under six thousand dollars according to their website. The two cost me $38.73 with a retail of right at $9,390. Not a bad find and they fit well to boot.

Dress Jacket – A name I love to find but rarely see is that of Isaia. This company has a rich history of suiting the royal families of Europe as well as well-known celebrities around the world. I was lucky to find a like-new sport jacket that fits so well. This jacket alone is priced almost as much as the Armani suit I just mentioned and I paid less than ten dollars for it.

Shirts – Thirteen shirts were picked up from some well-known brands that fit and wear well. These include a Burberry London, a quite fancy white Canali, six from Ermenegildo Zegna including one of their nice 100fili, a not so well known brand Jared Lang Tessuto Italiana, a white Lorenzini tuxedo shirt, a beautiful Purple Label Ralph Lauren, and two from Versace. Shirts are an easy item to sort through on the rack where the brand name shows quickly just beneath the hanger and gives that hard hitting goose bump thrill when you find one of these distinguished names.

Sweaters – Summer time is always a good time to find cold weather clothing. I was able to find three very nice sweaters for a total expenditure of $11.83 showing a retail price of $2,166.43. The beautiful chocolate colored zip front Ermenegildo Zegna was quickly picked up and will make a great Christmas present for someone back home. It needs a little work and the two pulled threads are probably the reason it made its way to the store where I found it. A second name of Lothlorian is one I am not as familiar with but the quality was quite evident and it has a blend of New Zealand possum and merino wool making it very light weight but super warm. The third sweater comes from Versace and I was pleasantly surprised to find I could pick up the $650 item for $5.59.

Pants This category is either a hit or miss area in that I usually find a few pair of pants in the month or none at all. This month I was able to locate three pair of tan colored trousers and one very nice black pair. One pair was a great example of Giorgio Armani Collezioni dress pants with a retail price suggested at $775. The other three come from Ermenegildo Zegna. It’s nice to be able to have a good selection of different colored high quality pants to hold a shirt next to for properly matching the colors.

Ties It is quite unusual to have found only three ties in the entire month but this was the case this September. One of the ties was an out of the ordinary brightly colored orange and red item from the French company Lanvin. Lanvin creates very expensive and highly sought after ladies clothing in Europe and this tie reflects the quality they exhibit. The other two ties were from a favorite name of mine in any category; Hermès. Both of the blue ties will look great with any blue, grey or black shirt and suit.

Shoes – I’ve been looking for a good brown monk strap pair of shoes and found my size in a pair from Aldo. This brand is well liked and appears to be practically new and the price to me was well worth the $11.24 paid.

Hanger Just one suit hanger was picked up and from my favorite, Setwell.

Pocket Square – What a surprise to see the well known Haymarket pattern on a dark brown pocket square but the price of $1.19 really made it worth grabbing. The pattern has to come from only one company and that would be Burberry!

Accessories A great collection of names for this category was located this month. Two black belts, one from Coach for a lady with a price tag of $1.49 (retail of $175) and another $6.99 belt with ostrich on one side and calf skin on the other fit the heavy chrome buckle with the name of Ferragamo embedded in it (retail of $249.22). My older daughter said that if I find the name of Lucchese on a pair of boots to grab them as these are some of the finest on any shelf. I didn’t find a pair of boots but did find a shining cloth with the name on it she will like as a Christmas stocking stuffer later on this year. My youngest daughter will, hopefully like the Kate Spade Cameron Street Candace black purse I found for her birthday coming up, with dust bag included.

The following chart lists what I purchased for the month of September 2018.  My total expenditure was $268.90 and if you purchased these items at full retail, you would have paid 88.8 times as much or $23,858.13.  I like to show what brands I find to be the more desirable and why as I would otherwise not be able to afford such luxury or expensive taste. I use coupons for 20% off in most cases or use the 50% off colored tag for that week selected. Links are provided for your convenience where I found the retail price, whether it is for the same item or one very much like it. Here is this past month’s selection:

September 2018

$268.90

$352.67

$23,868.13

88.8x
Item Company Detail

Paid

Tagged

Retail

Color

Origin
Suits

9,390

Armani, Giorgio Black Label

19.99

24.99

3,495.00

Black

Italy
Oxxford Clothes Gibbons

18.74

24.99

5,895.00

Charcoal

USA
Dress Jackets

3,250

Isaia Napoli Super 140s

9.99

9.99

3,250.00

Brown

France
Shirts

5,417

Burberry London

11.99

14.99

320.00

Blue

USA
Canali

5.24

6.99

550.00

White

Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna ~Soft~

7.99

9.99

450.00

Brown

Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 100fili

7.49

9.99

495.00

Violet

Turkey
Ermenegildo Zegna Z

10.39

12.99

395.00

Black

Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z

10.39

12.99

395.00

Blue

Spain
Ermenegildo Zegna Z

10.39

12.99

395.00

L Blue

Spain
Ermenegildo Zegna

5.59

6.99

450.00

Cream

Italy
Jared Lang Tessuto Italiana

5.59

6.99

179.00

Violet

China
Lorenzini tuxedo

2.25

4.49

350.00

White

Italy
Ralph Lauren Purple Label

7.49

9.99

425.00

Pink

Italy
Versace Classic

11.99

14.99

795.00

Denim

Italy
Versace Italia 1969

7.99

9.99

218.00

Grey

Italy
Sweaters

2,166

Ermenegildo Zegna Z

2.25

4.49

1,395.00

Chocolate

Italy
Lothlorian Possum Merino Ladies 9936

4.00

7.99

121.43

Tan

New Zealand
Versace V2

5.59

6.99

650.00

Black

Italy
Pants

1,960

Armani, Giorgio Collezioni

12.50

24.99

775.00

Tan

Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z

3.50

6.99

395.00

Tan

Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z

5.24

6.99

395.00

Tan

Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna

6.99

6.99

395.00

Black

Turkey
Ties

565

Hermès 470HA

1.59

1.99

180.00

Blue

France
Hermès

1.59

1.99

180.00

Blue

France
Lanvin

1.59

1.99

205.00

Orange

France
Shoes

130

Aldo Monk strap

11.24

14.99

130.00

Brown

China
Hangers

29

Setwell Suit hanger

0.99

0.99

28.99

Wood/metal

USA
Pocket Square

156

Burberry haymarket

1.19

1.49

155.99

Brown

England
Accessories

805

Coach Leather belt

1.19

1.49

175.00

Black

Italy
Kate Spade Cameron Street Candace

47.99

59.99

378.00

Black

USA
Lucchese Boot cloth

0.99

0.99

2.50

Black

USA
Salvatore Ferragamo adjustable belt

6.99

6.99

249.22

Black

Italy

Knowing your brands, as to which command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the brands that sell well or have long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words:  Aldo, Armani, Brioni, Burberry, Canali,  Coach, Ermenegildo Zegna,  Hermès, Isaia, Jared Lang, Kate Spade, Lanvin, Lorenzini, Lothlorian, Lucchese, Oxxford Clothes, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Salvatore Ferragamo, Setwell, Versace

 

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August 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallThis month turned out to be a much better than average period of time for collecting some especially good items. I was able to reach the triple digit goal with the total retail accumulation registering 110.9 times what I paid. For the forty items purchased at just $277, the retail would have close to $31,000, most of which I can readily use. Treasures – This term is relative to the purchases for that month and the following names prove out that this was an especially good month. With names like Zilli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Brioni, Oxxford Clothes, Burberry, Chanel, Armani, Hermès, Gucci, Fabergé, Patek Philippe, Versace, Prada and Longaberger, they are all treasures in their rightful turn. I’ll let you determine which might be favored over the next in the following categories. Suits – Owning a well-made Italian, French, American or English suit can make a tremendous difference in the way you are perceived at a certain event or just at work. I was able to find a very nice dark grey Giorgio Armani Collezioni suit for only $9.59. Although it was too small for my size, it will look very well on some relative of mine. I also found two double breasted suits that showed very little wear and may be a bit out of fashion today but still command a certain respect even in this day. The Ermenegildo Zegna light grey suit looks great since it was definitely my size and shows that it has a serious attitude. The other double breasted black suit is from a name I have not seen in men’s suits before, that of Salvatore Ferragamo. This is also a name certainly associated with the higher end of clothiers in Italy. Dress Jackets – Only two jackets were picked up this month but were especially well represented by one which is brand new, with tags, brown, window pane from Canali. This one was picked up for less than eight dollars and should sell well on eBay. The other is a seldom seen double breasted tuxedo from Brioni, the epitome of luxury that set the previous owner back close to six thousand dollars and irresistible to me for less than eight dollars as well. The fact that it fit so well carved out a special place in the closet for that certain event in the future I hope to wear with style. Overcoats – This specific overcoat  certainly would be considered a treasure by most standards. I was very lucky when I came upon a chocolate brown, Emperor cashmere, Oxxford Clothes thick pile overcoat for a marked price of $12.99. It is my understanding that Emperor cashmere is considered to be among the best if not the best cashmere available. Of course, it fit just the way it should and will have its special place in the closet next to the Burberry overcoat collection. Shirts – Shirts are an easy pick since their labels are quickly visible without much trouble in locating. I’m a “label looker” and can run through a rack of shirts much faster than that of, for example, trousers. I was able to find three brand new Burberry London shirts my size with the labels still attached that resale for as much as $320 to $460 each for less than $12 apiece. Since I have more shirts than I need, these will hit the eBay listing shortly to recover my total expenditure. Charles Tyrwhitt shirts are not as expensive but fit my frame very well and the sleeve length is always easy to see within the label provided. The other three shirts that made the list this month were from Ermenegildo Zegna, Turnbull & Asser and Vineyard Vines. Turnbull & Asser make the shirts for the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, so they must be above average and they show it. Pants – The name of Brioni is always a goose bump checker in that they make some of the finest clothing on the market today. Their listed retail price shows the care and pride of the Italians that make each piece. I located two pair of Brioni trousers that list for $900 each, a grey pair and a black pair, that will immediately become a matched set with two Brioni suit jackets that match perfectly. The third pair of pants I selected were that of Canali Pantalone in charcoal, another of my favorite brands for this category. Ties – Fifteen neckties were located with some especially good names. Four such names have to be considered to be listed with the treasures: Gucci, Hermès, Zilli, and of course a seldom seen Patek Philippe. Any time you see the name Zilli, you can expect to see anything they make to be the very best and their price reflects this. The other brands located are from Giorgio Armani (3), Canali, Chanel, Daniel, Ermenegildo Zegna (2), Lanvin, Parfums Fabergé, and Gianni Versace (2).

You cannot buy this tie, it’s a gift from Patek Philippe.

This was the first time I had discovered a tie from Patek Philippe. If you know watches, you know this name very well as being recognized as the top of the line as far as quality and beauty in the world. The tie peaked my interest in the brand so I stopped by the only place in the state where you can even see a selection of the watches. The informative lady I spoke with informed me that the ties were not available for sale but rather were given to important clients or at special events. I found the following quote that supported this fact: “You will not find for sale this item in the Patek Philippe boutiques, it is offered only to a few VIP customers by the Patek Philippe boutiques!”. What a lucky find and it now has a place of prominence well protected from dust, etc. Shoes – I am always looking out for a good pair of shoes. If your feet are uncomfortable at your workplace, your work suffers as much as your feet. A co-worker of mine is quite large and takes a size 15 extra wide shoe. I was able to find a pair of Allen Edmonds formal lace ups for the low price of $4.99. The price was adjusted for the upcoming season of Halloween and due to the size, represented a different clientele than what the shoes were intended for but fit my budget very well. Another pair of Allen Edmonds seldom seen were those in white or cream slip on style with a matching tassel. It’s nice to have these in my size should the occasion happen when they are required. The other three pair were a brand new set from Cole Haan for $6.99, Ecco Fusion II for the same price and a pair of $780 Prada Spazzolato Oxford for only $10.39. Of course, each pair had to have a matching set of shoe trees to keep them in pristine shape. Hanger – A nice, robust black plastic Canali suit hanger has a suit with the same name just waiting to have a suit wrap itself around this hanger. Accessories – There were not as many miscellaneous items in this category this month but there were two that did warrant my attention. I picked up a like new Christian Lacroix polyvinyl doctor bag I needed for carrying some literature and books and could not resist picking up a 1996 Longaberger Collector’s Club basket for the total price of $1.99. I know someone who collects these nice wooden baskets who might like to have this on their next birthday. Then there is the YSL brown belt that you know is expensive and the quality reflects this.

August 2018

$277.25 $334.39 $30,760.48 110.9x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Suits
8,490 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 9.59 11.99 1,695.00 Grey Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Double Breasted 19.97 24.99 3,995.00 Grey Italy
Salvatore Ferragamo Double Breasted 19.97 24.99 2,800.00 Black Italy
Dress Jackets
7,745 Brioni Tuxedo 7.99 9.99 5,850.00 Black Italy
Canali 1934 (NWT) 7.99 9.99 1,895.00 Brown Italy
Overcoats
4,350 Oxxford Clothes Emperor’s cashmere 10.39 12.99 4,350.00 Brown USA
Shirts
2,060 Burberry London 11.99 14.99 460.00 Brown USA
Burberry London 11.99 14.99 320.00 Purple USA
Burberry London 11.99 14.99 320.00 Green USA
Charles Tyrwhitt Non Iron 6.99 6.99 110.00 Blue England
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 6.99 6.99 395.00 Green Italy
Turnbull & Asser 3.99 7.99 365.00 Purple England
Vineyard Vines 3.99 7.99 89.50 Green Turkey
Pants
2,400 Brioni Sport 7.99 9.99 900.00 Black Italy
Brioni Sport 7.99 9.99 900.00 Grey, dark Italy
Canali Pantalone 6.99 6.99 450.00 Charcoal Italy
Ties
3,229 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 1.99 3.99 150.00 Black Italy
Armani, Giorgio Cravatte 1.99 3.99 150.00 Silver Italy
Armani, Giorgio 2.39 2.99 150.00 Blue Italy
Canali 3.99 3.99 200.00 Blue Italy
Chanel 2.39 2.99 189.99 Red Italy
Daniel Milano 1956 2.39 2.99 49.99 Silver Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna couture collection 1.99 3.99 275.00 Bronze Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.99 4.99 275.00 Tan Italy
Gucci 3.19 3.99 200.00 Black Italy
Hermès 0.49 0.99 180.00 Blue France
Lanvin Paris 2.39 2.99 165.00 Red Italy
Parfums Fabergé 1.99 3.99 49.00 Green France
Patek Philippe 2012 2.39 2.99 250.00 Bronze France
Versace, Gianni V2 2.99 2.99 275.00 Green Italy
Versace, Gianni V2 3.99 3.99 275.00 Purple Italy
Zilli 17.99 17.99 395.00 Blue France
Shoes
2,000 Allen Edmonds Cavalier 6.99 6.99 425.00 White USA
Allen Edmonds Danbury 4.99 4.99 425.00 Black USA
Cole Haan loafers 6.99 6.99 200.00 Brown USA
Ecco Fusion II 6.99 6.99 170.00 Brown Slavakia
Prada Spazzolato Oxford 10.39 12.99 780.00 Grey Italy
Hangers
4 Canali Suit hanger 0.79 0.99 4.00 Black USA
Accessories
633 Christian Lacroix Polyvinyl Doctor Bag 19.79 19.79 120.00 Blue France
Longaberger 1996 Collector’s Club 1.99 2.99 68.00 Brown USA
Yves Saint Laurent Brown belt 3.99 4.99 445.00 Brown Taiwan
Knowing your brands, as to which command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the brands that sell well or have long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting. Key words: Allen Edmonds, Armani, Brioni, Burberry, Canali, Chanel, Charles Tyrwhitt, Christian Lacroix, Cole Haan, Daniel, Ecco, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fabergé, Gucci, Hermès, Lanvin, Longaberger, Oxxford Clothes, Patek Philippe, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Turnbull & Asser, Versace, Vineyard Vines, Yves Saint Laurent, Zilli
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July 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallThis month is full of birthdays I’ve been saving some extra special items for and it is nice to be able to offer a nice present without spending more than I can afford. I spent three hundred and fifty dollars this month which brought in a retail of about twenty thousand. I wasn’t able to meet the three-digit goal this month with it showing up as only 58 times the purchase value and will focus on that target again for August with greater intent. The best dollar spent is in the dress jackets and the least in the accessories. Men’s suits and dress jackets drop in value quickly due in part to the area of the country where I live since people here do not dress as formally as they do in the Northeast for example.

Treasures – Being able to find some very nice German porcelain figurines in great shape has been a special event for me. The Hummel figurines are easy to spot among the other chalky items on the shelves but most of the time you will find them inside the case since the people at Goodwill “know their stuff”. Most of the multicolored children motifs you can find are in the Goodwill for a reason and usually not because someone grew tire of them.

10.5″ Apple Tree Boy HUM 142/V

The majority of the ones I find have been broken and re-glued. Their secondary market value drops immediately by half at best and usually much lower than that if any damage or repair is noted. One exception to this was the 10.5″ tall Apple Tree Boy HUM 142/V I was able to pick up for $25 that has a resale value of between $850 and $1,600. It was in pristine shape and is the largest M.I. Hummel I’ve been able to purchase since my collecting began in 1977. A definite qualifier for this Treasures category!

I was lucky to find some great examples of the older M.I. Hummel versions, those dating back to before 1945. Now that the grand kids have inherited grandma’s favorite reminders of her own childhood many of these are showing up in thrift stores and on eBay for some great prices. The market these days isn’t what it used to be but that doesn’t diminish the quality and expertise that shows with each example of the early German craftsmanship. It’s a good time to pick up some affordable examples of these limited number of porcelain children.

The name of Zilli is a special brand that you very seldom see in the Goodwill stores. This French high-end brand prides itself on the highest quality and is sought out by those who can afford it, namely “celebrities and the ultra-stylish”. I found a brand new, with tags, shirt just my size for $10.39. The shirt lists new for $791.

Dress Jackets – There were four really nice dress jackets that I could not pass over and had to put in my buggy this month. Two of these beautiful grey jackets were from Canali with one of them being wool and silk. A cream colored Loden Dager jacket showed off the quality of this company and will match several pair of khaki pants I have hanging in the closet. I picked it up for one dollar. The fourth was a bespoke Loro Piana made in Hong Kong with the surgeon sleeves and had all the extras.

Shirts – There were only ten shirts on the list this month but were very nice examples. The first was a Brunelli, a name I was not familiar with but the quality stood out. A very yellow Charles Tyrwhitt just my size jumped into the buggy. Four Ermenegildo Zegna shirts were located with one that made it to dollar day. A like-new Eton Ganghester 1928, a blue Lazo and a Truzzi Milano were also picked up. The last shirt was a new with tags dress shirt from Zilli. This was the cream of the crop for the season so far. I have only seen this high-end brand once before as a beautiful tie. The shirt is definitely at the top of the list.

Sweaters – A very nice grey sweater from Givenchy Activewear will make a nice present for some family member. I picked up the $870 item for only $5.59. Another seldom seen name is that of Lululemon. My daughter has a birthday coming up soon and this ought to fit the opportunity just right since it is one of her favorite names.

Ties – One of my favorite areas is that of the necktie section. It is rare that I ever walk away without finding a high-end brand listed on the back side. Only five were found this month: Bernini, Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ledbury and Stefano Ricci.

Hanger – A very nice Setwell suit hanger was found for $1.19. This brand always has top notch maple hangers. I was surprised to find the retail price was almost thirty dollars for this one hanger.

Accessories – A very nice brown belt was found with the initials of YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) on the shiny brass buckle. The $445 belt was picked up for only $3.99. That’s less than a penny on the dollar.

TMKs shown

Another name I have long been watching is that from the German company Goebel. This company has since sold their M.I. Hummel line in 2013 to Hummel Manfaktur GmbH who then sold to Bernd Foertsch in 2017 but kept the name. Most of the twelve Hummel figurines I purchased this month are of the older pre-1950 series. One exception was the 10.5” Apple Tree Boy made around 1968. To learn more about what the markings are on the bottom of each figurine, visit the Hummel TMKs page on this website.

July 2018

$348.58 $405.88 $20,262.99 58.1x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Dress Jackets
3,745 Canali Bloomingdale’s 10.39 12.99 1,495.00 Grey Italy
Canali Silk 8.99 17.99 2,250.00 Grey Italy
Loden Dager 1.00 9.99 495.00 Cream USA
Loro Piana Bespoke 7.99 9.99 2,395.00 Grey Hong Kong
Shirts
3,340 Brunelli 7.99 9.99 20.00 White Italy
Charles Tyrwhitt Non Iron 5.59 6.99 110.00 Yellow England
Ermenegildo Zegna ~Soft~ 7.98 9.99 450.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 6.39 7.99 395.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 10.39 12.99 450.00 Blue Turkey
Ermenegildo Zegna 1.00 6.99 450.00 Grey Italy
Eton Ganghester 1928 6.99 6.99 305.00 Blue Sweden
Lazo 11.99 14.99 145.00 Blue Italy
Truzzi Milano 7.98 9.99 224.00 Brown Italy
Zilli 10.39 12.99 791.00 Pink Italy
Sweaters
1,000 Givenchy Activewear 5.59 6.99 870.00 Grey Pakistan
Lululemon Blissful Zen 4.49 4.49 130.00 Grey Canada
Ties
799 Bernini Beverly Hills 2.39 2.99 199.00 Maroon Italy
Canali 1.59 1.99 200.00 Gold Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna couture collection 1.59 1.99 275.00 Gold Italy
Ledbury Draper 1.59 1.99 125.00 Navy Italy
Stefano Ricci 1.99 1.99 275.00 Red Italy
Hangers
29 Setwell Suit hanger 1.19 1.49 28.99 Wood/metal USA
Accessories
7,740 Goebel Hummel 011 2/0 Merry Wanderer 3.50 3.50 105.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 047 /0 Goose Girl 24.17 24.17 175.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 071 Stormy Weather 47.00 47.00 785.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 074 Little Gardener 8.50 8.50 300.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 074 Little Gardener 9.99 9.99 300.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 079 Globe Trotter 9.95 9.95 375.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 096 Little Shopper 9.00 12.00 125.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 119 Postman 14.50 14.50 450.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 128 Baker 14.50 14.50 450.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 142/V Apple Tree Boy 25.00 25.00 1,600.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 353/0 Spring Dance 48.00 48.00 3,000.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 493 Two Hands One Treat 5.00 9.00 75.00 White Germany
Yves Saint Laurent Brown belt 3.99 4.99 445.00 Brown Taiwan

Knowing your brands, as to which command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the brands that sell well or have long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words – Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna, Eton, Givenchy, Goebel Hummel, Hummel Manfaktur GmbH, Lazo, Ledbury, Loden Dager, Loro Piana, Lululemon, Setwell, Stefano Ricci, Truzzi, Yves Saint Laurent, Zilli

 

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June 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallThe weather is beginning to heat up for the summer time and winter clothing is beginning to show up at the thrift stores. Overcoats, trench coats, sweaters, and more are good items to look for to store up for the upcoming winter a few months away. Think ahead! Once again, I was able to hit the magic triple digit number of having my monthly collection show a retail value of 117.7 times my purchase price. It’s a good feeling to be able to set lofty goals and meet them.

Treasures – Every month has their treasures and although the pickings were fewer than usual, only twenty-six items, there were a few worth mentioning. For less than a five-dollar bill, I was able to locate a cashmere / angora blend Ermenegildo Zegna dress jacket. It is best described as “butter soft”. One other jacket is from a favorite company I have grown to respect; Oxxford Clothes. This navy suit jacket is everything you would expect from this country’s better tailors with a heritage going way back.   One other name I have seldom seen but worth many goose bumps is from Luciano Barbera. These pair of brown pants match the brown jacket from the same company and will look great next week at work. One of my all time favorite names in neck ties is that of Hermès in part due to the scarcity of such an item. This beautiful, last minute $180 tie was purchased for $2.24!

Dress Jackets – A grey dress jacket from Burberrys’ with silver metal buttons showing the Burberry Equestrian Knight and word Prorsum were a definite pickup for me. This is another seldom seen item in my area as this is the very best from this well-known British company.

The blend of cashmere and angora produces a super soft and light but very warm suit jacket. Put the label of Ermenegildo Zegna on it and you have a fantastic suit jacket that will put a smile on any gentleman’s face. The $3,200 jacket was picked up for half price of only $4.99. A bargain in anyone’s pocket book.

One of my very favorite suit companies is the Chicago based bespoke producing high quality clothier Oxxford Clothes. Their suits can be found at Neiman Marcus or you can have one to your own designs made just for you. They start around four thousand dollars and one gentleman walked out with a bespoke suit costing him right around $63,000. The navy Gibbons 28tn Notch jacket was a bit wrinkled and missing a beautiful metal button with their coat of arms on it but I am sure I will be able to find a replacement and have it sewn on in no time. What a great buy for less than eight dollars that cost someone a retail value of $4,575!

Shirts – Nine shirts were located with some great names this month. One of my favorite brands is that from the Italian company Canali. Three shirts just my size were placed quickly in the basket with this name showing proudly inside the collar.

Another Italian shirt maker that I was not able to determine the name of but knew the quality was worth picking up looks something like “Enzo Mantinias”. Not sure about the name but I am sure how well it fits and looks.

Ermenegildo Zegna always comes through with some high quality shirts and I was able to locate a beautiful blue one just my size. They also had their name on an off brand I have never seen from Gritti. My curiosity got the best of me on this one and I had to take it home to see how well it worked in my collection.

Lorenzini is another high quality Italian shirt maker that is hard to pass up as these hand-made clothing items are well made and fit my frame just right.

Luciano Barbera is a name relatively rare to be found in my area and is a must to pick up when the size is close at best. This brand is considered to be on the higher rungs of the ladder of high-end clothing and went immediately into the buggy.

Another rare find in the shirt category are those from Oxxford Clothes. This company is best known for their quality and specialty made suits.

Sweater – It isn’t often I find a clothing item from Ermenegildo Zegna that isn’t a tie, shirt of a suit but you know the quality of a sweater is well made when you find the name on a sweater. This grey 1/3rd zipper sweater will keep me warm when the weather begins to cool down in a few months.

Pants – Always a great item to find with the names you like to see are high-end trousers. I was able to located two such items this month with the names of Ermenegildo Zegna with their Traveller μicronsphere and a pair of brown Luciano Barbera from Louis of Boston. Two names I always look for when cruising through the rows of trousers hanging with their hard to find labels. The Luciano Barbera pair matches very well with a brown jacket of the same name picked up last month.

Ties – I have been limiting my purchase of ties to only those that have a name I rarely see or of a higher brand that denotes the best quality in workmanship. I found four such neck ties this month. Coach is a name you seldom associate with men’s clothing but the quality and appearance are certainly worth picking up. A five star Ermenegildo Zegna couture dark blue tie was a given to find its way into my selective list of ties. The name of Sartori was found on a thick, black and gold checkerboard tie that will look great with any brown suit. One name that is at the top of my list is Stefano Ricci. This company is at the highest rung of the high-end ladder and you know that it is the best quality you will find anywhere. A beautiful blue tie was located and is on my list of look-at-me-first ties. A last minute surprise during a quick jump into a local Goodwill brought out a beautiful Hermès tie. When I was checking out, the couple behind heard me talking about the tie with the cashier and the lady had to see that it was real and that you could “actually find such a thing in this store.” That put a big smile on the cashier’s face.

Accessories – One of my hobbies that I’ve neglected the past number of years is that of sketching with pen and ink and water coloring. I was looking for a long frame to use for a landscape I have planned and found the perfect item. You can always find that perfect selection you need if you have time and patience to look through several of your Goodwill stores. All I need now is a large piece of water color paper to fit the size of the frame and the time to get it done.

Another strange item I have been looking for recently is a wooden cabinet with a glass front to protect and show some of the Goebel M.I. Hummel figurines I have been able to find for a great price. For a little more than a ten-dollar bill, I ran across just what I needed to enclose many of the older and larger Hummel figurines that were sitting out on the table in the living room. Now, the eighty plus year old pieces of art work are well protected.

Speaking of Hummels, I was able to find two of the older, hard to find, Crowns that I have been looking for. These two were purchased for a collective price of only $9.99 and have a combined retail value, according to a 2017 listing, of $925. That’s almost 1/100th the value. This was one of my better finds in this category. One of these is a larger version of the Village Boy with a marking of 51/I and the Crown incised in the base while the other is the Globe Trotter, number 79 but predates the marking of the figurines placing it with a production date of right around 1935.

These are becoming very scarce and well worth picking up, especially for the comparative price of a $5 Starbucks coffee. The kids coudn’t care less what grandma found so charming or about the artistry and labor that goes into each of these and you can find large collections at yard sales and the thrift stores for a great price.

HummelGifts.com has the following information about the current versions: “Hummel figures have stood for the highest manufacturing art for decades: each figure is handled up to 1,200 times to create the perfect “Hummel”. Each Hummel figurine consists of up to 40 individual parts. The production of a “Hummel” is done with the highest precision and without exception by hand.” I have a renewed respect for these expensive figurines.

I bought a like-new Fender guitar a short while back at the local Goodwill store and had it restrung per suggestion of a friend and it sounds fantastic now. Since it is such a nice instrument, it needed a protective cover and for $4.79, I found just what I was looking for to place the large musical instrument in to keep the dust off and make it easier to carry.

The last item I needed was a soft small towel to wipe down my automobile with due to the amount of dust we have to put up with in the area where I live. There is a lot of construction going on nearby and the dust settles on everything outside during the week. This towel, when moistened, will do just what I need to keep my car looking good through the rest of the week.

Be sure to check out the page of comparison prices for categories such as pants, shirts, shoes, suits, sweaters and ties. This page offers many valuable tools that I find convenient when looking up a name as to whether it is worth purchasing or putting back on the rack.

June 2018

$137.162 $179.46 $16,148.43 117.7x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Dress Jackets
9,960 Burberrys’ Prorsum 7.48 9.99 2,190.00 Grey USA
Ermenegildo Zegna Cashgora 4.99 9.99 3,195.00 Grey Switzerland
Oxxford Clothes Gibbons 2Btn Notch 7.98 9.99 4,575.00 Navy USA
Shirts
2,920 Canali 5.59 6.99 345.00 Orange Italy
Canali 5.24 6.99 345.00 Blue Italy
Canali 5.24 6.99 345.00 Blue Italy
Enzo Mantinias 7.98 9.99 200.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Sport 5.59 6.99 385.00 Grey Romania
Gritti 5.99 6.99 180.00 Blue Turkey
Lorenzini Neiman Marcus 5.59 6.99 295.00 Blue Italy
Luciano Barbera Louis Boston 5.59 6.99 425.00 Blue Italy
Oxxford Clothes 5.24 6.99 400.00 Blue USA
Sweater
450 Ermenegildo Zegna Z 5.59 6.99 450.00 Blue Italy
Pants
890 Ermenegildo Zegna Traveller μicronsphere 7.18 8.99 495.00 Black Portugal
Luciano Barbera Louis Boston 5.59 6.99 395.00 Brown Italy
Ties
915 Coach 4.49 5.99 125.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna couture collection 3.19 3.99 275.00 Blue Italy
Hermès 7021 TA 2.24 2.99 180.00 Blue Italy
Sartori 1.00 1.99 59.90 Orange Italy
Stefano Ricci 1.75 5.70 275.00 Blue Italy
Accessories
1,014 Frame Frame 7.98 9.99 35.55 Silver USA
Glass Case Glass case 10.38 12.99 36.99 Wood USA
Goebel Hummel 51/I Village Boy 5.00 5.00 550.00 White Germany
Goebel Hummel 79 Globe Trotter 4.99 4.99 375.00 White Germany
Guitar cover Fabric case 4.79 5.99 14.99 Black USA
JC Penny towel 0.49 0.99 1.00 Orange USA

Knowing your brands, as to which command a greater return on your investment, is good business sense. Become familiar with the brands that sell well or have long lasting international respect and when you find them in good condition, they will bring you a good net satisfaction. Good luck with your Goodwill hunting.

Key words: Burberrys’, Canali, Coach, Enzo Mantinias, Ermenegildo Zegna, Goebel M.I. Hummel, Gritti, Hermès, Lorenzini, Luciano Barbera, Oxxford Clothes, Sartori, Stefano Ricci

 

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May 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallThis month of May, once again, fell well short of the average but for the money spent was a real gainer with the retail amounting to 157 times the sum spent as opposed to only spending $78.31. With only thirteen items purchased as opposed to last month of forty-two, the retail value would have been right at $470 more. This was an ideal target to meet and was due primarily to the two items picked up from Oxxford Clothes and the two pair of pants from Ermenegildo Zegna and Samuelsohn.

Treasures – It is always a real treasure to find anything from the Oxxford Clothes company based in Chicago since 1916. You will always find the quality of material and workmanship to be the best made in the United States. The medium grey Fawnskin suit, though too small for me, was an immediate given at less than twenty dollars when I saw the gold sewn crest on the inside right pocket and the horn buttons. The same was true just a few jackets down on the rack for the canary yellow Emperor’s Cashmere jacket. According to the AskAndyAboutClothes.com blog, Emperor’s Cashmere is about the best in the world. The 165 steps or more to create a jacket where the collars and lapels are hand-stitched with 2,950 plus stitches and the finished product is then pressed by hand for more than an hour to ensure the best of the best. Each piece of cloth is hand cut with scissors.

One other treasure located in the same store on the same rack was the black and grey striped Versace V2 sweater. It isn’t often you find this name on the rack at a price just a couple of dollars more than a much cheaper brand.

Suit – This medium grey top quality suit from Oxxford Clothes was made for wearing in the summer with a minimal amount of lining inside to promote air flow. The Fawnskin material is soft but durable and should look good at any prestige occasion.

Dress Jacket – It isn’t often that you will find a canary yellow cashmere jacket but considering the fact that Tom Ford has gone to suiting us in many other bright colors, my curiosity took hold and I had to find out who created such a soft but bright colored suit jacket. I am glad I did look when I unveiled the maker as that of Oxxford Clothes. This one came from one of the Connolly’s stores from Oklahoma/Texas.

Shirts – My dad has a birthday coming up around the corner and though he doesn’t need much, he did ask for snap button shirts instead of the type for button holes. Giorgio Armani has some nice Armani Exchange shirts that fit just this request and dad will be glad to see this package of several of these shirts picked up recently including this black one with thin grey vertical stripes.

Ermenegildo Zegna creates some nice quality shirts that fit me well in that the shirt sleeves aren’t baggy under the arms and are pleated to fit a little trimmer shape. This $400 tan shirt was picked up for less than eight dollars

Sweater – The label popped right out at me as I walked by the end of the suit rack – Versace. The price was just a little more than nine dollars and I knew the retail had to be quite a bit more. I was right, it came in right at $525 as referenced from the Versace.com web site. There are a couple of small moth holes that are easily fixed with some black thread. There is usually a good story as to why top quality clothing shows up in the Goodwill stores. It’s usually a missing button, a soiled collar or a small area where a hungry moth caterpillar decided to have lunch. Easy fix!

Pants – It is always exciting to find a nice pair of pants that are just my size but when I find a top end pair made from Ermenegildo Zegna or Samuelsohn, it is all the more thrilling. It’s like the treasure hunt yielded a piece of gold. In this case, the gold was a pair of $695 pair of tan trousers from Portugal and another black Super 100’s made in Canada.

Ties – If ever I find a brand name that goes home with me, it is from the neck tie section of the store. Only two ties hit the cashier’s counter this month, one from Canali and another from Turnbull & Asser, Prince Charles pick for shirts and ties. Both brands are of the highest quality and look good with just about any shirt you tie one of these two around your neck.

Accessories –  Having purchased a number of Goebel M.I. Hummel figurines lately, I was looking for something to show them off but at the same time keeping them from catching the grease and dust that accumulates inside my place of residence. The glass domed container with a wooden base fit just the occasion for one highly prized figurine at a time to display.

I needed a shoe rack to match the other two I have to get the nicer shoes off the floor where I could see them better when choosing the next day’s apparel. This smaller version worked right in against the wall next to the other two and allowed for several pair of shoes to be elevated from the floor to better visibility.

Speaking of shoes, a matching pair of BLKSmith cedar shoe trees with brass heel knobs were picked up for a total of $2.38. The brass looks great inside the brown dress shoes they found themselves within.

May 2018

$78.31 $101.87 $12,260.64 156.6x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Suits
4,575 Oxxford Clothes Fawnskin 19.97 24.99 4,575.00 Grey USA
Dress Jackets
5,195 Oxxford Clothes Emperor’s Cashmere 7.98 9.99 5,195.00 Yellow USA
Shirts
493 Armani, Giorgio A|X 7.98 9.99 98.00 Black China
Ermenegildo Zegna ~Soft~ 7.98 9.99 395.00 Tan Italy
Sweaters
525 Versace Classic V2 9.39 12.99 525.00 Grey Italy
Pants
990 Ermenegildo Zegna Z 5.59 6.99 695.00 Tan Portugal
Samuelsohn Super 110s 3.49 6.99 295.00 Black Canada
Ties
390 Canali 1.59 1.99 200.00 Yellow Italy
Turnbull & Asser 1.59 1.99 190.00 Silver England
Accessories
63 Glass Dome 3.99 4.99 13.82 USA
Shoe Rack Shoe rack 6.38 7.99 48.82 Wooden USA
BLKSmith Shoe tree 1.19 1.49 15.00 Cedar USA
BLKSmith Shoe tree 1.19 1.49 15.00 Cedar USA

Key Words: BLKSmith, Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Goebel, M.I. Hummel, Oxxford Clothes, Samuelsohn, Tom Ford, Turnbull & Asser, Versace

 

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April 2018 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallDue 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.

Shirts – A total of fifteen shirts were located with names like Giorgio Armani Collezioni, Borrelli Napoli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ike Behar New York, Lorenzini and ten Stefano Ricci brand new shirts.

Sweaters – The Alabama football team is quite popular with their national championships the past number of years and this sweater from Nike will fit just right.

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).

 

April 2018

$283.41 $309.31 $11,790.84 41.6x
Item Company Detail Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Shirts
8,727 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 7.98 9.99 445.00 Black Tunisia
Borrelli Napoli 5.59 6.99 367.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 7.98 9.99 395.00 Blue Italy
Ike Behar New York 5.59 6.99 225.00 Orange USA
Lorenzini  – 3.19 3.99 295.00 Grey Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Grey Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Blue Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Blue Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 White Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Blue Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Blue Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Grey Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Grey Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Grey Italy
Stefano Ricci  – 17.90 17.90 700.00 Blue Italy
Sweaters
40 Nike Therma-Fit 4.99 4.99 39.99 Cream Indonesia
Pants
1,220 Armani, Giorgio Black Label 3.49 6.99 525.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture 3.59 4.49 695.00 Tan Portugal
Ties
1,510 Armani, Giorgio Emporio 3.19 3.99 145.00 Orange Italy
Dolce & Gabbana Cravatte 7.99 7.99 195.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 1.59 1.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 2.24 2.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 2.99 3.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Gucci  – 4.49 5.99 200.00 Red Italy
Italo Ferretti 1.59 1.99 179.92 Black Italy
Massimo Bizzocchi  8.00 CM 1.59 1.99 175.00 Blue Italy
Accessories
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