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post #166 of 251
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Does anyone want a grey/silver silk knit tie ?(7 or 8cm wide) Willing to let go for free (just pay shipping). Otherwise I'll probably throw away.
Also have a 6cm wide forest green.


[Replacing most of my ties.]

Hu Freaking Rah!

Glad you found your way here Veni icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #167 of 251

elioda pointed the way!

post #168 of 251
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elioda pointed the way!

That turn coat is good for something after all biggrin.gif
post #169 of 251
Wow, this is truly the best part of SF. Huge thumbs up to @Cleav and others who have contributed.
post #170 of 251
Wow, how did I miss this thread?

I've got some jackets/sport coats in my attic that need a new home. No super popular SF brands, but some things that look decent I think. I'm a eu sz 48 btw. I'll try and find pictures.
post #171 of 251
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Wow, how did I miss this thread?

I've got some jackets/sport coats in my attic that need a new home. No super popular SF brands, but some things that look decent I think. I'm a eu sz 48 btw. I'll try and find pictures.

Any help gratefully received Erik

I have one very deserving applicant in the wings at the moment too biggrin.gif
post #172 of 251
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Gentlemen, one of our own has been in contact and would appreciate our support.

As ever please post your kind offerings either to the thread or privately through me and I'll hook you both up

Here is our man's message -


"Friends, my career in banking was put on hiatus three years ago after the arrival of my twin boys. At the time, becoming a stay-at-home dad was the best decision for my family financially, although I knew one day I would return to a similar role.That time is quickly approaching, but unfortunately, I have since grown uncomfortable with the small wardrobe of "business" clothing I had accumulated. I was uninformed, and not knowing any better, all five of my suits had been purchased either at Men's Wearhouse or a budget men's store during its going-out-of-business sale. Also, in an attempt to emulate the GQ look I thought I should as a young man, the suits are all significantly too small to be comfortable, and in fabrics that aren't versatile or optimal for a professional man.

Since that time, I've learned a lot from you all, and many of you have personally offered me advice, answered questions, and led me down the path where I feel I can teach my own sons about classic menswear: something that my father wasn't able to do for me and I feel is something valuable I can pass down. However, since we are a one-income family, I do not have money to budget towards this purpose.

I do not have any sports coats, I do not own any odd trousers, I do not own any bluchers, no staple ties... Well, maybe it will be easier to tell you that I do have one solid charcoal suit, purchased second hand off these forums. I also own a few shirts that are business appropriate, although I am working to get a MTM pattern to fit well, and have not quite nailed that down. Most of what I have are too tight, but I'm getting there. I have two or three that are close enough that I'll probably keep them. I have a decent pair of black captoes, AE for Jos A Bank, that I''m happy with. My brown oxfords were bought on eBay, and are too light for my field. Also, I didn't know my proper sizing, so I have to wear a pair of athletic socks under my dress socks for them to fit... not exactly optimal.

If you're still reading, I appreciate all the help I have received from you all, and hope I can one day in a position to return the favor.""
post #173 of 251
Could you ask him about sizes?
post #174 of 251
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@elioda pointed the way!

He is after all a honorary member of this thread icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #175 of 251
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Could you ask him about sizes?

Will do, thanks Erik
post #176 of 251
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Here we go -

" I'm a 42S, for trousers usually a 34x30 tag size, although my true waist is about 35.5 inches. For shoes, I'm not entirely sure. I think my size in AE's 65s last was 9 or 9.5E.'
post #177 of 251
I have a pair of Oxford brogues in U.S. 9,5, dark brown suede, that should fit him. The soles are pretty worn, but I think they might have some life still. With a bit of tlc the shoes will probably look almost new.

Edit. Also, I have a brown grenadine tie in pristine condition that I could part with.
post #178 of 251
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What a man, thanks Erik icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I'll ask him to send a PM
post #179 of 251
This tie:

& these shoes btw:
post #180 of 251
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AWSM, just AWSM!
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