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post #28696 of 50997

Have you guys seen St. John made in China? Bought this today. It's quite nice, thinking real, but doesn't hurt to consult others. Everything else I have seen was made in USA.

 

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Have you guys seen St. John made in China? Bought this today. It's quite nice, thinking real, but doesn't hurt to consult others. Everything else I have seen was made in USA.

 

 

Some is made in China, yes. What is it?

post #28698 of 50997

Mohair/wool double breasted coat. Kind of peacoat style, but a bit shorter.

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Have you guys seen St. John made in China? Bought this today. It's quite nice, thinking real, but doesn't hurt to consult others. Everything else I have seen was made in USA.


That looks like a newer label, where they've probably since outsourced production.
post #28700 of 50997

Thanks fellas. Nice to find some St. John for cheap. Seen it before around here but always marked up too high. 

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Miele combiset electric BBQ. Older one, I've never seen the glass top, they've been all stainless for about 10 years, but miele is built to last and last.

Nice. You picked up a Miele vacuum a while back, no? Did you keep it? I paid retail for mine with no regrets.

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Makes no difference really, but that model is called the Court Force. Classic B-Ball kicks regardless, same era as Dunks.

AAA!! I actually had this one right over the weekend and remembered it wrong, thanks G!

post #28702 of 50997
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Nice. You picked up a Miele vacuum a while back, no? Did you keep it? I paid retail for mine with no regrets.

Yep, kept, Miele is so sweet.

 

Visited Houston today looking at real estate.  They have a new "strip mall" with every single name you would love to pop - http://www.riveroaksdistrict.com/shops My head about exploded driving through it.  I'm going to enjoy having a Houston location.

post #28703 of 50997

Well, this dropped into my lap today (along with a handful of nicely patterned BB ties that I'll be keeping for me:

 

 

 

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Another one of the vintage shirts I found the other day...

LOL, can you imagine a major company creating something like this today? They'd get killed.

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Originally Posted by Mr G from SD View Post
 

Have you guys seen St. John made in China? Bought this today. It's quite nice, thinking real, but doesn't hurt to consult others. Everything else I have seen was made in USA.

 

 

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Some is made in China, yes. What is it?

I think it is all made in China now. I've seen a bunch of St Johns Couture pieces walking through the racks that are recent and made in China, and that's supposed to be the premium line.

 

Edit: I will also add I don't know shit about St. Johns so do not take my words as truth on this, just know what I've seen.


Edited by Jompso - 2/3/16 at 8:42pm
post #28706 of 50997
So day one of my thrift road trip with @GetBlatzed was today
This is the Tommy stuff I like

More made in the USA vintage Tommy t-shirts

Made in U.S. O.p. Pool and embroidered polo rugby shirt

4XL! Paul & shark hoodie and orvis wool 1/4 zip

Paul stuart French cuff and skeet

Gap selvedge denim x2

Polo, Zegna, Pendleton, bb makers

And finally waffle house


Left Milwaukee at 10 and got to Louisville at midnight. Long day.
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Too small?

I'm still learning the art of classic menswear, but if you're a size 38 chest, you wear a 38, no? Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure I follow it being a fashion forward choice.

You have to wear clothes that fit the biggest part of your body. If you are a size 38 chest, but you have broad shoulders, you either have to find a 38 jacket with a cut that works for your shoulders, or size up. I have this problem. My actual chest measurement is a hair under 40, but I have to wear 42 in most jackets. I wish I learned this lesson earlier, because I had a closet full of clothes that didn't fit until I realized I had to size up in almost everything because of broad shoulders and big thighs. Had to "admit" to myself that I'm not a medium even if that's what the numbers say.
post #28708 of 50997
Day 1 of thrift trip with @jamesmkeart hit 7 stores in Illinois and Indiana. Highlights are:
Old PRL Union made in USA $6



Newer Tommy Hilfiger rugby $5, and older Tommy jeans fleece crewneck $5

Zegna 4XB $4, SKEET $4


Armani collezioni x2 $4 each


Wallace and Barnes heavy flannel $4, Billy Reid light flannel $4


Roper made in USA banded collar Aztec western $4, Visconti Uomo $4


Etro x9 (all at one stop!) $5 each smile.gif










And a big NFS on this bad boy.



Not pictured are 6 or 7 jackets/fleeces (north face, spyder, Columbia, diadora) and 10 t-shirts.

PS

Edited by GetBlatzed - 2/3/16 at 10:50pm
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Did someone say St. John?







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All from one store. Props to @vexco for informing me that the tweed should have a skirt. I was sitting in Portillo's at 8:45 about to unwrap my Italian beef and Chicago dog. I grabbed my food, got in the car, and walked in the store 3 minutes before closing. I was met with nasty looks from the employees, but the skirt was on the rack. Then today I realized the couture piece looked like it should have a skirt, too, so I made an unscheduled trip back to get it. Used to opportunity to hit two other stores, but they were dry.
Edited by Van Veen - 2/3/16 at 11:35pm
post #28710 of 50997
A thrift trip with a buddy sounds fun! So James and get how do you guys decide who gets what or do you split stuff or rotate who gets what racks per store? Just wondering how that works?
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