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HI all: There's a store here in Ankara that seems to be where Cucinelli comes to die: shirts in the 200TL (about $95US) range. Needless to say, they're beautiful. I would have bought a couple, but the washing instructions universally say hand wash, rub with unicorn before drying, and so on forward. My question: if I have a small personal washer rather than an industrial thing, would it be OK to not follow the instructions, at least in re: to hand drying? I would lay them...
This is a few days late, but I wanted to thank everyone who gave me Turkey/bespoke and Rome/thrift advice. I'm going to start poking around in Ulus on Saturday for bespoke places--my terrible Turkish is going to make this an adventure, but what the hell. Çok teşşekkurler everyone, and a very happy tax donation thrift season one and all.
Thank you so much for your advice about Rome! I am actually looking for a Barbour, so this might be ideal
So, this is very much in the way of "help a brother out." I recently moved from my old thrifting grounds of Chicago to Ankara, Turkey. Apparently the Turks do not believe in thrift stores--I have received a series of wrinkled noses when I ask about used clothing places. I'm going to be spending a week in Rome in January (there are recompenses to the new job), and I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions for what to look for in the Eternal City, thrifting-wise....
I once did this for a Paul Stuart suit--came back a week later, and found the pants--only the fabric at the fly was seriously, and comprehensively, shredded.What lifestyle options lead to shredding the entire front of one's pants?
Yeah, this one was quite a bit filthier. I can't imagine ever wearing it, as I really have no desire to get fired. Love their website, btw, where they compare their ties to Zegna and what-have-you.Now, what I want is a seven-fold pornographic tie.
/> Courtesy of frat bros donating to Goodwill: Lacoste, Brooks linen, RL 100's 2-ply[/quote] Sick shirts, brah.
I found an Italian tie--kicking myself for forgetting the brand--which opened up to reveal a rather naked woman having, shall we say, a good time with herself. It had a stain, so I didn't buy it, but I'd never seen a tie with actual silkscreen hardcore pornography before. (Normally, I might dry clean for so unique an item, but I didn't shall we say want to speculate on what the stain was from.) I don't think this item's going to move, so if I'm back in the same store I'll...
Awesome. Thanks so much for your help, Mr. Spoo and everyone else--I hope I can return the favor, although what expertise I could offer in return I'm puzzled about. At least now I know how to spot-check for fakes if I run into them again, although I concur that for $2--assuming that Hermes is spelled correctly--I think I'd rather take a risk. These all came from the same store, and were in the $2.50 range.I sort of like that $400 tag, tho'. And the weird thing? In person,...
Alright. I hope that this is helpful to someone. Forgive terrible iPad photos, and also my taste for eye-gouging Ted Baker ties, which are seen in the background.1. So, the first tie, based on what I've seen, is probably fake. (Or not--what a strange universe I find myself in.) This is the pattern:I was initially excited that this might be real because I'd read somewhere that a striped tie that went in this direction marked it as British--and so, I guessed, French--rather...
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