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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

Morning chaps.

Im only now just realising my winter wardrobe is absolutely dire. If anyone has thrifted an unstructured casual cotton blazer and cable knit jumpers in S/M I'd be interested in taking them off your hands. Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask. Thanks.

There's another thread specifically for this: 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/287214/the-un-official-thrift-buy-sell-trade-want-thread/0_100

 

though it's not that well used so often worth mentioning here something that you're really looking for.  If it's not in @Letric's backlog, you're asking for something pretty obscure.

 

I'm going to stop posting now.

post #22577 of 59955

Found the Vicuna.

 

It's supposed to feel like sandpaper right?

 

 

 

 

Did not kop.

post #22578 of 59955
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post



Ken P and leftofthedial, I feel like this was some kinda collab or something, but I don't remember what. Post O'alls, N/A

Great haul! Sorry for the delay on this - my original thought that this was their "Prison Research" collab with General Research. Google doesn't seem to be backing me up on that though. They might have done a naval inspired line with General Research and this is from it? I wish their was more (not written in Japanese) information about these guys on the web. @leftofthedial might know more than me. Either way, it's super dope.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Great pictures and nice looking jackets! I read that there was a stabbing at Art Basel this year and that some witnesses were confused, thinking it was some sort of installation art?

Oh, and did you happen to have a guest in your hotel room ( fistbump.gif ) or do you do the same thing I do, use one bed to lounge around and eat and the other to sleep?


Thank you! biggrin.gif

You read right. With some of the weird shit exhibited there, you'd see why it was so easily confused. Something unusual like that happens almost every year.

I booked really late and managed to find a great hotel for relatively little taht was within walking distance to the Convention Center and the best clubs, but only double beds rooms were left, so I did do what you do: one for lounging one for sleeping. I mostly visited others' rooms. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by JFST View Post

@330CK I was wondering if you went this year...the 2nd jacket looks rad! very CDG'esque.

Thanks dude.
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Miss being down there. Ultra makes Art Basel look like a Narcotics Anonymous convention tho wink.gif

True, Ultra is a completely different animal.
Edited by 330CK - 12/7/15 at 8:14am
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Originally Posted by timhortons View Post
 

Thriftmas person: your stuff is in the mail!

For my thriftmas person, yours is going out tomorrow as well! Been too dry here in CLE.

post #22581 of 59955
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Originally Posted by mormonopoly View Post

When you go to an estate sale of a guy who shares a name with one of the biggest streets in the city, you know it's going to be good, but I was not prepared for this. True thrift prices, I paid $150 for everything here.
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Dated 1964, Bespoke (I believe) by Gray & Lampel

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1931 Dated Three Piece Tuxedo with an absolutely gorgeous brocade vest

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1943 Overcoat by Gray & Lampel

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70s After Six, Not as high quality but cool.


1950 White Dinner Jacket, Gray & Lampel with great handwork

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1910s/1920s Brocade Vest

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60s/70s Sulka

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1939 Three Piece by a long extinct local shop

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Oh, didn't notice this one came with suspenders attached:



Sick
1959, local shop




1960, Gray & Lampel

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1951, Local Shop, Gorgeous Herringbone





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Vintage Fedoras 1940s-70s. Two Stetsons,three Borsalinos




1950s Spectators, Stetson on the left, Florsheim on the right


Holy cow. Awesome vintage haul. This type of thing gets me going more than an 80-piece Brioni thriftening, TBH. Not that I'd say no to either. wink.gif
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Does anyone have a tutorial on how to sew a jacket button without it being a mess on the back?
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If anyone has plain dress belts in black or dark brown with silver hardware (to match Allen Edmonds' dark brown, so REALLY dark) in a 32 or 34 (belt size) fire me a PM. B/s/t doesn't get enough views.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to sew a jacket button without it being a mess on the back?

 

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-sew-button-on-suit.html

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to sew a jacket button without it being a mess on the back?

The main thing to do is make an initial 'x' with the thread where you want the button to go. Do this before you do anything with the button. Then, slide the button into place and work slowly, getting the needle to poke through as near to the points on the 'x' as you're able to.

 

 

EDIT: just do what's in JackFlash's link. That way is better. My way is a quick fix.

post #22586 of 59955
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Originally Posted by freehand View Post

that's right, I'm based in London.  @thebuddahman
 - in terms of trading, I'm always interested in that.  Shoot me a PM.  I know @HansderHund
 was gauging interest in setting up a European trading thread - I'm not sure if that came to anything though.

There were only a few of us interested, actually. I have the feeling a number of EU based people lurk here but didn't speak up last time. I'd still be up for a trade circle inside Europe if anyone else is interested!
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I'm based in London and thrift a lot, lurk a lot but rarely post due to laziness (something I will work on in 2016). I'd be up for an EU trade circle for sure.
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 
. . . slide the button into place and work slowly, getting the needle to poke through as near to the points on the 'x' as you're able to . . . 

 

Yeah, slow and steady wins the race. Like with most things, hand stitching gets easier with patience and practice .

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I'd be more than happy to participate in any EU trading. I'm in a bad thrift country, but find good stuff from time to time (and also thrift whenever I travel, which is a lot). Would be interested to buy stuff, too.

BTW, Slovenia here, so @HansderHund we're practically neighbours smile.gif

PS.: had a personal grail-level hit recently. Will post pics when I have a bit more time...
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Finally found my Barbour. Need to get the sleeves shortened a little bit. Grail achieved.

Congratulations!

Now, when are you going to find my Barbour? biggrin.gif
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