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Vintage Brooks Brothers ties with the black label. They are a favorite around here.

A relaxing Sunday of watching football, putting up eBay listings and doing laundry. #sundayfunday

A relaxing Sunday of watching football, putting up eBay listings and doing laundry. #sundayfunday

Fall gear: Turnbull and Asser cashmere/wool cable knit, Brooks Brothers tie, Peal and Co. for Brooks Brothers single monks..

My best thrift store finds ever!! Before and after pics above..Read the full story below..


Those of you that have been following this blog for a while know that I am also a watch collector and I am very passionate about watches. Most you also know that I run an eBay store as a side business, so I go thrifting at least 4-5 times a week. I have been looking to purchase a Vintage Omega for a while now. I am partial to piepan constellations and have been very close to purchasing one a few times. I was giving myself a budget of $1000 max to spend on it. Well, on thursday night, I stopped into one of my regular thrift spots and after browsing the store for about 20 mins and finding nothing, I decided to leave. On the way out I did my customary check of the jewelry cases which usually never yields anything good but to my surprise, I saw two beautiful vintage Omegas!! The way they were positioned I couldn’t see the price and I was a little nervous because this particular thrift store will sometimes jack the prices way up if they know they have something good. This store had a fake Cartier priced at $1599 one time. Anyways, I had someone come and open the case for me and to my absolute delight, the gold seamaster below was priced at $14.99 and the other was priced at $9.99. Now I was wondering if they were running. I shook the silver one and it immediately starting running. Score!! I wound the gold seamaster and that also started running. Score again!!! My heart was racing. I had the employee ring me up and I got out of there as fast as I could!! I was also very nervous that they weren’t real, but I figured for that price, they were worth the risk. They also had some hideous busted up bands on them which made the watches look bad, but I saw the potential.

I get them home and I discover that the vintage Seamaster was made in the 50’s, 14K gold filled with a beautiful chocolate dial and also features the highly sought after “bumper movement”. These go for close to $1000 or more on eBay under the right circumstances! The silver watch is a vintage Omega Geneve and was made in the 70’s. That watch could probably fetch $300-$500 on eBay if I sold it. I also discovered that they both have the original crystals on them because I was able to find the small omega logo that was etched in.

As as far as the condition, they both seem to be in great shape to me. The crystal on the silver watch is pretty scratched and the crystal on the gold watch is scratched but not as badly. Honestly, I love the way they both look and I really don’t think I’m going to do much as far as polishing them or replacing the crystals etc…These are vintage watches and I want them to look as such. After a trip to my watchmaker to get them cleaned and put some new bands on, I love the results! I have a NATO strap coming for the silver one. The best part is that they are both keeping great time! When the time comes I will service them as needed. These are staying in the collection!!

Currently on eBay…

These auctions all end in two hours…

RL Sanderson in snuff suede (made by Allen Edmonds)

RL Singleton in brown calf (made by Allen Edmonds)

RL Slaton in black calf (made by Allen Edmonds)

All in size 11D. Tumblr followers get a discount. Please contact me if interested…

Link: http://stores.ebay.com/The-Evolution-of-a-Gentleman?_rdc=1

Getting ready for fall: cashmere sweater by Polo Ralph Lauren, tie by Brooks Brothers, brown suede loafers by Polo Ralph Lauren.

Getting ready for fall: cashmere sweater by Polo Ralph Lauren, tie by Brooks Brothers, brown suede loafers by Polo Ralph Lauren.

Some of the shoe auctions that I have running right now on eBay.

1) Peal & Co. For Brooks Brothers. Retail $648 but I am offering them at a great price. These shoes are absolutely amazing! I always say that single monks don’t get enough love. Make me an offer if you’re interested.

2) Allen Edmonds Manchester black wingtip tassel loafers in great condition.

3) Allen Edmonds Maxfield chili tassel loafers in excellent condition.

4) Allen Edmonds Cole penny loafers in black

All at affordable prices, but the auctions are ending soon. Contact me if you are interested in anything. Tumblr followers get special consideration.

Check out my eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/The-Evolution-of-a-Gentleman?_rdc=1

My current Alden lineup….

Alden cape cod horse bit loafers

Alden for Brooks Brothers tassel loafers

Alden for J. Crew long wing bluchers..

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

Brioni for Neiman Marcus silk/wool blend..

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

Brioni for Neiman Marcus..

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

Sulka cashmere/wool blend…

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

Ermenegildo Zegna 100% cashmere..

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

Canali 100% cashmere..

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

Isaia…

I had an absolutely epic day of thrifting. I scored a handmade Isaia, a 100% cashmere Kiton, 100% cashmere Canali, 100% cashmere Zegna, gray Sulka tweed, and 3 Brioni sport coats—2 100% wool and 1 70% silk and 30% wool. Score!!

This is the Kiton..