Friday, 5 November 2010

What a Man! Jon's Jumble Sale Finds

1960's sleeveless print top by Bellino, Omega by Courtaulds cardi, Bischitz of Austria 1960's print blouse, Hand embroidered white blouse made in the People's Colony of Hong Kong, Crimplene waistcoat, 1980's lurex batwing sweater, 1970's embroidered tunic, 1970's tab collar blouse
Have I ever mentioned how much Jon likes shopping? I don't mean trawling the high street looking at racks of identikit clothing or rip-off designer wear, he loves second-hand shopping. Give him a jumble sale, charity shop or a car boot sale and he's in his element, elbowing folk out of the way, charming the grannies and rooting out the vintage from the chainstore tat.

Bischitz of Austria 1960's print blouse
When we found out that that there was a jumble sale last night and I'd already arranged to go and see my Dad, rather than miss out on a vintage bargain or two, Jon merrily went off on his own.

1960's sleeveless print top by Bellino
Here are some of his finds:

Detail from hand embroidered white blouse made in the People's Colony of Hong Kong
Hippytastic kaftan

Jarvis Cocker would kill for this 1970's Dhobi wool windowpane check jacket. 

 
The gents' 1960's pure wool overcoat is also made by Dhobi and has a button-out lining. The beige check jacket was made by a clothing mill in our town which closed down in 1976.

Lotus "Woodstock" suede brogues, tan leather Hornes and black Grenson shoes. The quality of all three pairs are outstanding and all were made in England.

Quality vintage menswear can be tricky to find as men tend to wear their clothes until they fall apart.

St Michael flat cap, Tootal scarf and Duggie wool scarf - very mod.

Woven-backed driving gloves, fur lined gloves and Jon's favourite buy of the evening a pair of 1950's leather motorcycle gauntlets. He reckons he's now got the perfect excuse to buy that vintage scooter he's been eyeing up for months.

How gorgeous is this Minquilla faux fur coat? Apparently there were quite a few trendy-ish girls at the jumble but they were more into last year's limp Primark frocks, H&M horrors and River island jeans. None were interested in this beauty. I bet they wouldn't think twice about spending £50 on a fake fur coat in a chain store.

Didn't he do well? There's more but it's still in the washing basket.

Total spend : £5

48 comments:

  1. Wow, great finds Jon! You should hire him out as a vintage shopper, lol x

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  2. OMG Vix, he did brilliantly. Did he not want to model the vintage menswear finds?!

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  3. £5...unbelievable !!...love Jan xx

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  4. That menswear is such good quality. We used to be able to make some good stuff. Well, we still could. Only people will only pay Primark prices for stuff made by children forced onto the labour market in the developing world.

    Great finds.

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  5. such stylish pieces! my grandpa had a similar checked jacket...

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  6. Wot a top shopper! He's got an eye for a bargain...will he be modelling them? xxx

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  7. Wow :)

    I need to borrow him - can I send him my wish list please ;)

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  8. Selling a dress to Pearl Lowe? I'd have actually fainted, lol. The best I've done is sell a vintage sequined jumper dress to Anna Richardson (TV presenter/Producer and part of the Schwarzeneggerger 'gropegate' scandal)
    What's your seller id for ebay Vix? I'd love to have a look at some of your listings x

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  9. You 2 are a couple made in heaven! xxx

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  10. Dear Vix, wow! He's amazing!! What a pair you are! Love the kaftan and I bet Jarvis would love that jacket and the coat! Have a wonderful evening in. Save yourself for tomorrow, it's rotten out there xx

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  11. Thanks Vix...ooooh er Kinky Melons x

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  12. wow. your total spent wows me. Isn't it nice to have a man who likes to shop?

    Vix, you're great.

    heart: Kimberellie

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  13. Wow...the man has style by the bucketload! xx

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  14. WOW!
    That printed top is divine!
    Can we trade hubbies (just for a day ;)
    R hates to shop.
    Anywhere!!!!!
    xXx
    Reva

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  15. I love that sleeveless top! it has such character!

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  16. He's a star! Me and Mr TNMA love rummaging around old junk shops and markets. These days you never find anything decent in charity shops - it's all Primark & stuff. I'm going to have to start going to jumble sales again.

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  17. You're kidding! All that for £5? !?

    That green carriage blouse is wonderful. I wouldn't mind framing that and hanging on a wall as art. And the motorcycle gauntlets are downright sexy. Have fun with the finds, both of you!

    Oh, and my birthday is Dec. 15th -- a Sagittarius like you, for whatever it's worth!

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  18. £5? I'm aghast! I adore the green and White print top & the kaftan and the faux fur. Jon did great for himself too and I have to say a pair of Grensons have long been hubbys object of desire so well done Jon. The stuff you guys get at these things is truly astounding. Xx

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  19. Ooh nice, Mr D loves Grensons - they are very expensive brand new!

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  20. Hi Vix, G here, Wow your man can really shop, I leave this to Helga really, not sure about Jon getting a vintage scooter though...i think an Ariel or a an AJS would suit those gauntlets. Or a bike for every outfit for that matter

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  21. Ha,trust G to suggest a meaty motorcycle!!!He was a bit agog at Jon's loot!He isn't a keen shopper,it's very occasional outing for him!!! I have to try & find his goodies,and I have to pick his books too!!
    Jon,you are a fine example of manhood!!!I think it would be lovely if you modeled a few of these delights......maybe after a few pints??!
    LOVE!!! Helga,xxxXXXxxx

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  22. O,I adore the kaftan,the pimp coat and the gauntlets best! xxx

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  23. Kudos - you've trained him well ... ;0)

    Shirl xxx

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  24. Oh. My. God. (repeat 355736 times)

    What?! I would have BIT someone's finger off to get at that coat!

    Jon needs to start doing some outfit posts! Really, he does.

    (Annnnd how is Vix? We didn't really 'talk' in ages! I'm planning on showing off the stuff that you sent me AGES ago in my next post. I already wore the stuff loads but still didn't get a proper outfit post, I am super lazy.)

    x x x

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  25. Go Jon! A good man you've got there, Vix! Those shoes are perfect, and in such good condition.

    Nice work Jon :) Yes, I agree with Cara...bring on the outfit posts!

    xx Claire

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  26. WOW! You are made for each other. 2 amazing deal finders! :)

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  27. Fantastic work from himself - what an eye! So true your comment about men wearing out their clothes as the reason for the dearth of quality vintage for men! Hadn't thought of it but really, you've put your finger on it!Ha ha bless 'em!
    xx Comtesse xx

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  28. I've just found your blog by going through someone else's blog list; and what an absolute gem. I'm probably as happy at finding this as you are with what Jon turned up!

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  29. The mans a genius. Well done Jon!
    That coat is amazing and would definitely have been homed in on by me.

    xxx

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  30. You're right - what a man! Am suitably impressed. And all for a fiver! Go Jon!!

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  31. AWESOME finds...so in love with the full length coat....:)


    Stop by and say Hello ♥
    I’m the MTV Style Blogger of the Week!!!

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  32. £5!!!!

    I just love reading about Jon and you. .and am delighted that he's got such amazing taste and loves thrifting too. .

    Those grey suede brogues are such beauties. D got them a few months back, and we were so happy when they were half-priced, but Jon's version looks classic and timeless! :)

    Have a lovely weekend

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  33. nice nice... also want a pair of black leather gloves this season!

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  34. Jon is one classy guy! I like his style! I think he should take Rian shopping one day. LOL!

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  35. I am amazed and impressed by Jon’s finds! And all those people who say men are useless at shopping clearly haven’t met your other half. It seems you both have pretty wonderful taste when it comes to tracking down the best second hand finds xx

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  36. Where ever did you find him, what a great haul!! Can he do some modelling I would love to see his style!
    Vix if you decide to sell the sleeveless print top do let me know! x

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  37. He has done well. You are both wonderful!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  38. NO WAY! 5 pounds?!?!? His eye definitely seemed to go toward patterns. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to see him charming the grannies.

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  39. Jon is defo a great bargain hunter, what fab finds! As for the scooter - YES! I had a vintage vespa 90cc when I was 18, it was sooo fab!!

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  40. shit cand I borrow him for my finds,lol
    he has style and class..beautiful tesoros.

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  41. the cinderella coach blouse is awesome. do you sell these? i want the blouse. for real. i could just see him elbowing his way thru. you have a great way of writing!

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  42. I personally love Primark because places like Topshop that charge extortionate prices use child labour too! At least Primark is cheap and yeah there is some rubbish but there is some good things too.

    Great finds and I love the kaftan! x

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  43. Hi there-wow, he scored amazingly well, just love the shoes and also that Bellino top!! The Minquilla coat is just the cutest, I've a beige Minquilla I'll be wearing this winter too! xx

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  44. Five freaking pounds???!!
    That is unbelievable. That is one groovy man you have there! You are so lucky to have a man that likes shopping and with exquisite taste and a nose for a bargain too. Mine is only vaguely enthused if I come along and choose everything for him so he doesn't have to look for himself!
    As a price barometer for just how well he scored I bought a fur coat very much like that Minquilla fourteen years ago in Portabello market in London and it cost me a fiver then!

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  45. Could he be any more perfect for you?? What absolutely brilliant finds. Obviously I'm drawn to the sheer beauty of the green caftan but the gauntlets are amazing!!

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  46. What fabulous finds, I especially adore the Hippytastic kaftan, so lovely!!

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