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post #19141 of 57990

Updating on my possible thriftcation planning:

 

It seems Indianapolis and Cincinnati are locked down by members with shotguns by their lawns. Chicago and Las Vegas are still on the top of my list, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are also possibilities. I am itching to find some Kiton and Loro Piana cashmere sweater. Last time I found a Loro Piana cashmere sweater was in Hawaii, of all places. Even if I don't find grail, any of these places I can find some NICE suits (Canali or better)?

 

I would think that people in Chicago wear suits, and so do people in Cleveland and Pittsburgh? For Vegas, maybe people like to blow the gambling winning on some nice clothes? I have no idea.

post #19142 of 57990
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post

Updating on my possible thriftcation planning:

It seems Indianapolis and Cincinnati are locked down by members with shotguns by their lawns. Chicago and Las Vegas are still on the top of my list, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are also possibilities. I am itching to find some Kiton and Loro Piana cashmere sweater. Last time I found a Loro Piana cashmere sweater was in Hawaii, of all places. Even if I don't find grail, any of these places I can find some NICE suits (Canali or better)?

I would think that people in Chicago wear suits, and so do people in Cleveland and Pittsburgh? For Vegas, maybe people like to blow the gambling winning on some nice clothes? I have no idea.

I think the general concenus is Vegas is full of tourists with the same logic you're using. What little there is is usually snatched quickly.
post #19143 of 57990
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post

Updating on my possible thriftcation planning:

It seems Indianapolis and Cincinnati are locked down by members with shotguns by their lawns. Chicago and Las Vegas are still on the top of my list, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are also possibilities. I am itching to find some Kiton and Loro Piana cashmere sweater. Last time I found a Loro Piana cashmere sweater was in Hawaii, of all places. Even if I don't find grail, any of these places I can find some NICE suits (Canali or better)?

I would think that people in Chicago wear suits, and so do people in Cleveland and Pittsburgh? For Vegas, maybe people like to blow the gambling winning on some nice clothes? I have no idea.

The vast majority of people gambling in Vegas are visitors. If they win big and buy something at the Forum or Grand Canal shops, it's going home with them.
post #19144 of 57990
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post

Updating on my possible thriftcation planning:

It seems Indianapolis and Cincinnati are locked down by members with shotguns by their lawns. Chicago and Las Vegas are still on the top of my list, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are also possibilities. I am itching to find some Kiton and Loro Piana cashmere sweater. Last time I found a Loro Piana cashmere sweater was in Hawaii, of all places. Even if I don't find grail, any of these places I can find some NICE suits (Canali or better)?

I would think that people in Chicago wear suits, and so do people in Cleveland and Pittsburgh? For Vegas, maybe people like to blow the gambling winning on some nice clothes? I have no idea.

I didn't mean to come across as hostile about Cincinnati. My point was, if you are looking for the likes of Loro and Kiton, they are rarer than rare here. If you want to find Brooks Brothers suits, 15+ year old Oxxford, and the occasional Canali orphan, come on down. We've got a great restaurant scene and plenty to do. Just no Kiton to be found.
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Dome.

post #19146 of 57990
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Oh yes..the photo is dark at top. The shirt doesn't have a dark stain on the collar at all.

Ah, gotcha. I was thinking holy god, that collar is beyond saving, ha.
post #19147 of 57990
The books are closed!

I think I was able to get everyone in that expressed interest, including those that sent me a PM overnight. You'll find three lists below. List #1 is a short list of partial email addresses that I couldn't cross reference from the donation list. If you recognize your address below, please let me know your user name so I can mark you off the list.

List #2 is a list of those from whom I need an address. Finally, list #3 is a list of those that need to send me a $5 donation for the Ronald McDonald House.

I apologize if you're on a list that you shouldn't be...let me know so I can correct it. If you haven't donated nor given me your address AND have fewer than a couple of hundred posts, I'll have to drop you from our list.

This year, we have 69 people involved in our exchange! These people represent 6 countries and 23 US states! It's exciting to have so many people involved! That being said, with so many people the odds increase that a package could be lost or someone flakes. Hopefully we'll make it through this without that, but if you haven't received your gift by 1 January 2016, please let me know!

You'll receive your "partner" (does anyone have a better word for this? It's not a partner really, it's the person for whom you're buying. Secret Santa works, but it tends to have a religious connotation.) in the next 24 hours. I'll be sending out 50% of the list, Capnwes will be sending the other half. All addresses will be copy/pasted from the person the author's message, so please let Wes or me know if you have questions about it.

List #1 - Partial email addresses for which I don't know the SF user
yotXXX@XXXX.com
sketchXXXXXX@XXXXX.com
robertXXXX@XXXXX.com
jayeXXXXXXXXXXX@XXXXX.com


List #2 - People that need to send me their mailing address
@330CK
@6up
@Bahljs
@Chotii
@classicthrifter
@GM-H
@namdaemun
@Randomore
@rhz5001
@Thrift Vader
@Yorker

List #3 - People that need to send me a $5 donation for the Ronald McDonald House
@1ofTheCoolKids
@6up
@aging in rhythm
@Bahljs
@bpk1
@ChetB
@classicthrifter
@DanM
@dappercanadian
@GM-H
@kbadgley84
@Letric
@MJMcRibb
@namdaemun
@Principle
@Randomore
@rhz5001
@silverwarebandit
@Takai
@TexJake
@the2ndhandman
@Thrift Vader
@timhortons
@Tyrone MacStiophain
@Yorker
post #19148 of 57990

Fay jacket and Rose & Born belt

 


 

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post #19149 of 57990
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

I didn't mean to come across as hostile about Cincinnati. My point was, if you are looking for the likes of Loro and Kiton, they are rarer than rare here. If you want to find Brooks Brothers suits, 15+ year old Oxxford, and the occasional Canali orphan, come on down. We've got a great restaurant scene and plenty to do. Just no Kiton to be found.

Been thrifting/consignment hunting here since 2003 and can echo what Dan says. First off we really don't have the stores that sell the super high end stuff. If you do find a Brioni and such it wasn't bought here. Also Cincinnati is a for lack of a better term cheap. Even the people who make big bucks will get their suits at Jos A Banks. The one nice men's clothing store downtown you can get Oxxford but only MTM.
post #19150 of 57990
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post

Updating on my possible thriftcation planning:

It seems Indianapolis and Cincinnati are locked down by members with shotguns by their lawns. Chicago and Las Vegas are still on the top of my list, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are also possibilities. I am itching to find some Kiton and Loro Piana cashmere sweater. Last time I found a Loro Piana cashmere sweater was in Hawaii, of all places. Even if I don't find grail, any of these places I can find some NICE suits (Canali or better)?

I would think that people in Chicago wear suits, and so do people in Cleveland and Pittsburgh? For Vegas, maybe people like to blow the gambling winning on some nice clothes? I have no idea.

If you want to hit the Nati I'm sure Dan and I would be glad to do a meet up. We've got a great microbrewery scene here.
post #19151 of 57990
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Ah, gotcha. I was thinking holy god, that collar is beyond saving, ha.
No ring around the collar!
post #19152 of 57990
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List #3 - People that need to send me a $5 donation for the Ronald McDonald House
@bpk1

Done, thank you and @capnwes for organizing this!
post #19153 of 57990
I can't tell if I like this Canali skeet
post #19154 of 57990
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Done, thank you and @capnwes for organizing this!

I can't take the cred, Hans sets this all up every year, I just scramble the names.

post #19155 of 57990
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

Done, thank you and @capnwes for organizing this!

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I can't take the cred, Hans sets this all up every year, I just scramble the names.

It's my pleasure. I'm glad everyone gets a kick out of it. I have to admit, I also find it incredibly fun to see what everyone gets every year!
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