This might belong in the thrifting/bragging thread, but the situation is a bit different; this started when my dry cleaners' lost a suit for me a few months ago (the suit was a nice old pre-war bespoke one, DB brown pin-stripe, so that pissed me off). They told me to go out and buy a new suit to replace it and give the bill to them, so I bought a new OK-ish corduroy suit. Not the same quality as the one I lost, but I didn't push that point very hard. However, today the dry-cleaner guy invited me in to take a look at the shirts that had been sitting in his storage-room uncollected for more than a few years. He told me to take my pick, so I picked around ten of them and handed them in for new cleaning and ironing. They were a couple of T&A, a couple of Faconnable, and a couple of StenstrÃ¶m (Swedish brand, on par with say TM Lewin), and assorted others. And I got a couple of fistfuls of collar stays in all varieties. I also picked out around fifteen shirts in not-my-sizes, and handed them out to happy underlings at work. Going back later this week to look at more shirts, suits and sundry...
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5/31/06 at 10:34am