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I don't own a pair of grey flannels just yet. :hide:

Jesse, don't do it........

 

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Wait, we're supposed to pick up Honda Civics we find for $25?

yes, and sell them to the less mechanically inclined. =$$$$

 

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Now seems like a better time than ever to post some finds with all the arguing going on...

 

 

 

Love this tie, Mrs Vader liked it too. very Denim friendly.

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Question for the Cooks, and Chefs here; Im looking at picking up a custom, or "Custom" Paring knife. Main trio of knives I find myself using these days are a very vintage(50s/60s era) Chicago Cutlery Slicer, a Henckel Twin four star II Santoku, and a Twin four star II Pairing knife. Gradually I am going to attempt to replace these with much nicer versions from various places. I was looking at kopping a Carter Muteki Paring/petty, and I keep trying to talk myself out of it, but really havent seen anything that draws me quite as much. 

 

tl:dr- Anyone have any suggestions on great paring/petty knives for ~150-300 shipped range?

local knife shop would make you :drool:

post #29507 of 51002
E-thrifts came this morning. My first Turnbull and I'm a sucker for Hackett. So cheap, £5 posted for the two
What's the best way to clean them?



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E-thrifts came this morning. My first Turnbull and I'm a sucker for Hackett. So cheap, £5 posted for the two
What's the best way to clean them?




What kind of stains do they have? Thrift Vader has posted some stuff about using upholstery cleaner successfully but I've only ever destroyed ties trying to get stains out and don't bother any more. If you have a very good dry cleaner nearby try them but don't let them press the tie as that's another sure fire way to ruin them. Personally I just wear a tie with a small stain or donate.
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What kind of stains do they have? Thrift Vader has posted some stuff about using upholstery cleaner successfully but I've only ever destroyed ties trying to get stains out and don't bother any more. If you have a very good dry cleaner nearby try them but don't let them press the tie as that's another sure fire way to ruin them. Personally I just wear a tie with a small stain or donate.

 

The Hackett is alright. But the T&A is another story...

 

 

 

I'm a bit peeved as the description didn't say shit about this. Is it fading, or just dirt? 

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Anybody else having trouble uploading pics? When I go to add 3-4, only half will make the upload and I'll get a message for the rest saying that the file is too big. I haven't changed anything on my computer, so I'm a little confused as to whats going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. PM me if necessary, thanks!
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Cant see a stain from here..?
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Cant see a stain from here..?

 

Discolouration.

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And a weight has be lifted off my shoulders, thank god..

 

Went a little long... (Click to show)

Well it's not company policy, seemingly store policies in your area though. Goodwill the company, essentially franchises locations to private owners who operate under their name. 

thanks, did not realize they were franchised. they are strict here about the racks, but if you ask whoever is unloading it nicely if you can look at a piece or two, 95% of the time they are happy too hand them to you.

post #29514 of 51002
Thrifty tie day today:


(I know the lapels are too thin, I know)
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Brown and black leather gloves, size small, who got some? Freezing here in CLE

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Thinking about going back to a spot today for a vintage woolrich hunting suit. The coat alone is probably worth it but I'm hesitant. Any opinions?
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...I hope you haven't been using this rule to judge because if you look at almost any blazer out there, notably except the Zegna tags from 04-15, most have a drop. Actually not Brioni, but all others, you will see a drop. Don't know why or how they determine a drop number for an umatched jacket, but it's there, so no this is definitely not a good way to tell.

 

I actually grabbed a couple of Hugo Boss "black label" ones, that did not have any Drop measurement listed.  Given the look, and buttons used, they were obviously sport coats, and not "orphan jackets", but I also took into consideration that the labels didn't specify any drop measurement.

 

Like I said before, I wonder why they would state a drop figure then - as I don't see how they would come up with the figure unless pants are with them?  Unless it's a "guiding" number, as to what size of pants the jacket is generally cut for?  Maybe someone who knows for sure will chime in? 

 

 

 

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A bit late to the conversation, but I'll add that I, too, have a compulsion to rehang/pick up things. Part of it is because it takes two seconds to do it and I may as well since I'm standing there anyway, and the other part is that I'm such a regular, I'd hate to get the reputation of being "that guy."

One time, I was hanging a few pieces and the guy that obviously left them there asked me a question. I said "Oh, I don't work here," and he looked a bit puzzled and said "Oh, then why are you hanging things?" I simply said "Because I'm not an asshole." It took him a second, but I think he got the point.

Like Spoo, I also don't give away my hand. It's always "I like the color/pattern," or "Yeah, it seemed nice!" The stores I visit are small and I'm known at most of them. They know I go for the better stuff and I'm pretty sure one store prices things based on what I buy. They notice a brand that I buy and the next time it's marked up quite a bit. Frustrating since I'm pricing myself out of my own market.
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Anybody else having trouble uploading pics? When I go to add 3-4, only half will make the upload and I'll get a message for the rest saying that the file is too big. I haven't changed anything on my computer, so I'm a little confused as to whats going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. PM me if necessary, thanks!

I had the same thing happen a few days ago.
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I actually grabbed a couple of Hugo Boss "black label" ones, that did not have any Drop measurement listed.  Given the look, and buttons used, they were obviously sport coats, and not "orphan jackets", but I also took into consideration that the labels didn't specify any drop measurement.

 

Like I said before, I wonder why they would state a drop figure then - as I don't see how they would come up with the figure unless pants are with them?  Unless it's a "guiding" number, as to what size of pants the jacket is generally cut for?  Maybe someone who knows for sure will chime in? 

 

 

 

My understanding has always been that the drop on sport coat and blazer labels was a reference to how much waist suppression the garment has (ie. how slim or portly the waist of the jacket is cut). So yes, I think it's more or less a guiding number referencing the waistline of the pants the jacket is cut to be worn with, even if it wasn't made with matching pants.

 

To get us back on topic, here's some fodder...

 

Astor & Black Slim 44R SC

 

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Recent Minty Ferragamo Sports Car Tie

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Gucci Cotton / Linen Flat Front Pants

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kzKLOT x Levi's Japan Platinum 505s 30 x 30 with silk weft at the cuffs. Shout out to @Jompso for teaching me a bit about these.

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Thomas Pink Slim 16

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