A couple of my recent finds. Not sure if this is some kind of original polo?
I love this shirt, mostly cause it actually fits.
A nice pair of Wesco boots.
And a cool floor lamp, for a cougar fan.
brioni buttonholes are pretty distinctive. very tight, high relief, very obviously handsewn. they will literally jump out at you if legit.
it's interesting how much of a signature buttonholes can be: oxxford, brioni... i just copped a bijan and lemme tell you bout some buttonholes
EDIT: pretty sure the Bijan is made by Isaia...
Definitely not Nervesa. Not only do they manufacturer in house, they have a very distinctive tag with a large N that can be seen in various other brands jackets they manufacturer as well. And there's using a similar tag and then there's using an exact replica of a tag just sewn in incorrectly, with a content tag depicting a poor attempt at replication. Lazy fake or just another jacket.... guess we'll never know...
Thanks for the thumbs and comments guys, it is very much appreciated - I have a lot of fun putting together posts for this thread and enjoy being able to contribute in my own way to a community that has taught me so much.
@330CK and @snackbandit I have to reluctantly conclude that you're right about the Cartier; the serial # doesn't match up to anything in the cartier archives. Definite bummer, but the bright side is that I now have a timepiece with the look I wanted that I don't have to fret over too much when it's raining or when I inevitably smack the face on corners etc.
Much more traumatic was leaving behind a heavily tarnished all clad set with immaculate interiors, researching it, finding out its a discontinued cop-r-chef set that retailed for more than grand, and going back to find no more than empty shelf . Anybody know if my current psychic pain is justified? The outers were blue-black and streaky but the inners were immaculate stainless steel. I initially figured they had been ruined by heat or something but now I suspect it was just heavy patina. Ugh.
The thrift gods havent entirey turned their backs on me though:
Some synergy with @Spruce Moose... I figured it was at least 70% cashmere, any chance you could share what the other 30% is (guessing silk)?
Tags entirely removed...
but them mops dont lie! available; probably ~44
Some variations on the tee..Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
of mice and men baseball tee with a reaper design. Much angst. NA
NWT James Perse colorblock henley, available
Very cool made in usa PMOA baseball sleeve shirt with a print of Fernand Leger's "The mechanic" NA
Absolutely incredible vintage jerzees tri-blend with a new york music motif - NA
And following my brief rhapsody re. zegna sport's 70/30 cotton/cash blend, I found this:
70/30 silk/cotton - perfect summer blend, and lets me along the frankly too small sunspel longsleeve polo currently in my wardrobe
Great details on this one: shoulder panels, sleeve buttons, and a "buttondown" collar
Some fleecy goodness:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Figawi race special edition?
Pretty old patagucci- not sure how us made non-synchilla does on the bay, but figured I'd take a gamble
And some old school Ralph - the best kind, imo- to round things out:
Love that linen. Love those peaks.
Doesn't say guaranteed to wrinkle, but I suspect it will
Probably referring to the pants, which turned up a few minutes later - my eyes have long been attuned to those distinctive prl suspender buttons.
Until next time!