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Off Topic weight loss and clothing fit question: 

 

 

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I didn't know where to post this and since this thread is the primary thread I read and post to (and am familiar with many of the posters) I decided to ask this here. I have been on a diet and I am having success. I have lost 18 lbs so far. I'm 6' 3" and I have a big frame. Wide shoulders and muscular legs. But, I had gotten to an unhealthy weight.  In fact, I had a physical and some of my lab work showed that the weight was taking a toll on me.  I'm 43, so it's time to make a change.  Before the recent weight loss, I was a very prodigious 288 lbs.

 

I THINK my goal weight is about 225. When I was in high school I weighed 215 and wore a 46L suit with a 34 waist. I don't think I'll ever be a 34 again.  But, I'm trying to figure out a GOAL suit.  I wear a 50L. But, just yesterday I tried on a 48L that I had in my closet. The jacket was still a little small in the waist.  The pants were about a 39 and I wore them, but they were TIGHT in the waist and fit everywhere else.  I doubt I would go smaller than a 46 and about a 38 waist. But, I'm not sure. Anybody else around 225 and care to share their size? I need a goal to keep me motivated.


 

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I at one point was up to 240, however have gone as low as 175, so suffice to say, I've been all the sizes. I may be able to help you. I believe when I was 225 I was a 34-36 inch pants waist, depending on the measurements, probably more often a 36 would have been the more comfortable choice. Just cuz at 175 I'm a 32 on the dot, that scale roughly makes sense.
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What's a good way to get cologne smell out of suede? I picked up a a nice jacket, but the previous owner was generous with the fragrance and it's smelling up the place.


roll down the back window of your car a little, place a little bit of the jacket into the window, then raise the window up all the way locking the jacket in there and proceed to drive up and down your closest freeway at high rates of speed until you run outta gas or get bored.



Most Colognes are alchohol based so it should dissapate at some point, however with that said, I don't know what this dude used or whatever,coulda been cheap knock off stuff or just cheap shit, or something. But with suede in general, take every single possible step you can think of to fix any flaws at all before you even being to consider resorting to anything else. Suede is the worst shit to deal with, the only fabric out there where even a lot of products that are made specifically to clean it, can actually stain the shit and ruin it.

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Got a few really cool finds lately. Couple of 21st century toys 1/6 scale helicopters with pilots, some abstract uttermost painting, and a (most likely fake) Rolex out of a by the pound sort of container for 5.99.

It has a lot of the proper markings, automatic movement, etc so even if a replica no real loss @$6 spent on it and 15 other watches. Mainly junk brands but a couple that would easily get me my money back.

I'll take some pics when I get a chance.

Your not inferring you plan on flipping said Rolex are you? And unless it can pass for real and you plan on using it for said purpose then I guess it's worth the 6 bucks, however with that said, the see through back of the casing it most likely has that shows you the movement, although there has never been a real Rolex made that has ever had a glass backed casing, you will see that that oscillator in there, and that sweeping hand, they may both technically be primary parts/pieces of the watch that show it to have said movement, but if you think that a 6 dolllar Rolex is going to be constructed in a manner that that movement is ever going keep time in any way...well.... your gonna be late a lot.

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Your not inferring you plan on flipping said Rolex are you? And unless it can pass for real and you plan on using it for said purpose then I guess it's worth the 6 bucks...

Nah, I thrift mainly as a hobby at this point to find cool things for personal use. If/when I find items that aren't my style, size, etc., I'll consider whether it's worth getting to help fund my hobbies.
The watches I was talking about selling from the pile are the likes of vintage timex, seiko, fossil, etc.

It is most definitely a replica (middle of the pack as far as quality), but for it only being $6 spent to figure that out it was well worth it.

Rolex isn't really my cup of tea. I hardly wear a watch but when it is a nicer function I'd go with my Breitling that was my father's.
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Nah, I thrift mainly as a hobby at this point to find cool things for personal use. If/when I find items that aren't my style, size, etc., I'll consider whether it's worth getting to help fund my hobbies.
The watches I was talking about selling from the pile are the likes of vintage timex, seiko, fossil, etc.

It is most definitely a replica (middle of the pack as far as quality), but for it only being $6 spent to figure that out it was well worth it.

Rolex isn't really my cup of tea. I hardly wear a watch but when it is a nicer function I'd go with my Breitling that was my father's.

You're not going to get much love for a replica watch here. Any good Seiko's in the bunch?

I'm interested in the vintage Brietling; you should post some pics of that.
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Nah, I thrift mainly as a hobby at this point to find cool things for personal use. If/when I find items that aren't my style, size, etc., I'll consider whether it's worth getting to help fund my hobbies.
The watches I was talking about selling from the pile are the likes of vintage timex, seiko, fossil, etc.

It is most definitely a replica (middle of the pack as far as quality), but for it only being $6 spent to figure that out it was well worth it.

Rolex isn't really my cup of tea. I hardly wear a watch but when it is a nicer function I'd go with my Breitling that was my father's.


Gotcha, yea I was just double checking cuz it was quite clear...And I think you will find the Jewel count, and movement that your breitling possess will not only be around 25 piece movement or so, but will be sure you stay employed, and a Real Breitling is better than a fake Rolex under every single possible circumstance ever....Helllll A breitling Bently is better than a bunch of standard real Rolexes

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You're not going to get much love for a replica watch here. Any good Seiko's in the bunch?

I'm interested in the vintage Brietling; you should post some pics of that.


If you attempt to get anything for a replica watch you are stupid, period, especially for one of those bullshit fakes that everyone whose never seen a Rolex actually thinks they look like...

 

 

 

 

Announcement for all of those he who may consider themselves Deminheads

 

I could be a day late on this news, If so my apologies, however I was just informed that N&F is just about to offically release their second batch of their famous 32 ounce denim.....So yea, if your someone who believes they are a non gimmick respectable denim company, or wanna by a pair of Jeans that will feel like your wear a mid-evil era torture cage for about 4 or 5 months, or if you want to support this embarrassment to any respectable contributor to denim community, they will be available within a few days. Please buy them and post fit picks, I wanna know on a scale of 1-10 how much you'd rather be wearing sand paper than those things would rank.

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Oh I forgot product specs, they include the fact that they broke the fucking lintage looms and could only make two pairs a day, this first of all isn't a spec, and secondly could just otherwise be replaced with teh words No Shit.

 

Um, the denim is Japanese sourced selvedge of course, so I guess that counts as a spec. Zipper fly, which makes amazing sense, those 14 ounce Levis need those button flies for reinforcement, but these are good with Zippers. Oh and they have a leather patch.

 

That's all

 

 

Sorry it's not thrift related, i just thought I would share cuz I know theres people out there that actually respect this brand.

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I've been enjoying my pair of nf hemp hybrids though multiple crotch blow outs and road trips and what not, but I'm kind of over the superlative denim stuff. From a distance I can appreciate most long term projects though. We should have someone try to grow a corpse flower while wearing the 32 oz denim, checking back seven years later when the flower blooms we can compare which smells worse.
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I thrifted a NWT pair of 22oz Elephants last year. I still can only get 3/4 buttons closed. I didn't get bruising or anything like some have reported but they were pretty rough to break in. Can't even imagine the 32s.

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There is a women's seiko in the pile. I haven't had time to really go through and look at each one yet.
I'm pretty sure the lady who sorts the jewelry saw the Rolex name and thought she'd try to hide it amongst the "junky" ones in the jar instead of displaying it where they put the watches they think are worth individual display. AKA she was trying to have her friend or accomplice swoop it up. All I could see of the watch inside the container was a small portion of the face. If it wasn't intentionally hidden is be surprised. She didn't seem too happy that I asked to see the particular bundle, haha.

The breitling is stored with a few other family heirlooms. I'm the type that the sentimental value trumps the monetary value 99% of the time. I have my grandma's coin collection, the watch, grandpa's original snap-on tools and boxes, and a few other items that will most likely be passed on to future family. Off the top of my head the breitling is a chrono______ from the 80s or 90s.

Here's the only pic I have of the Folex at this point, in the "found" condition.
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Guys, I know we had a discussion on solid-stick umbrellas a while back. Well, Kant Wang has their own up on Massdrop right now for an unbeatable price!

 

https://www.massdrop.com/r/E69AVD

 

(This IS a referral link, but I still stand by my comment. Ask @HansderHund, this is a great price for a solid-stick)

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Finally found my first RLPL item:

 

 

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Nice purple label tie p v p!
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6'1" former football player here. Was a 48-50L jacket 40 pant while playing at 265, 46-47L and 42 pant at about the same weight after I finished playing. Bottomed out at 190 the summer before last with a 43L jacket and 34 pant and am currently at a 43L jacket and 35-36 pant at 209 after putting on a little pudge over the winter. Should be back down to ~200-ish and a solid 35 waist by June, in half-marathon shape by mid-summer.
 
Hardest damn part at every step is finding pants that are big enough in the thigh/seat without making me look like MC Hammer. Now that Bill's has been sold and the new owners are tinkering with the fit of M1's I'm not sure what I'll do.

 

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I'm your man.

I'm 6 foot 2" or 3" and about a year and a half ago weighed 279 and am now down the 215-217 range. Like you, large framed. Depend on maker I typically wear a 46L jacket and True to Size 38 pants, 36 waist in most casual pants. 

However I've sound some makers that I can squeeze into a 44L (I just had a Polo X Corn tux taken in for some work, 44L jacket fit like a dream and size 38 pants were just a touch big, but with the side tabs and the fact that I'd be wearing them with suspenders I didn't want to risk them being taken in too much.) Some Brooks Brothers can run a bit big and can wear a 44.

Given your goal is maybe 10 pounds more than I am now, I think a 46L jacket and 38 waist pants are definitely realistic. I think not shooting for a 34 waist is wise, as in high school you probably wore your pants a bit lower than the traditional "waist" height. Plus, if you have muscular legs, trying to squeeze down one more size may throw off some proportions.

Huge congrats on the weight loss thus far!! I know the decision you have to make in your head at that point may not be easy, but the pay off is SO worth it. Let me know if you've got any other questions on that path.

Alex

 

 

Cool! Thanks for the info and the advice!  It sounds like I am about on the right track. Thanks for the encouragement too!

 

 I'm sure the pace of the weight loss will slow down.  But, I'm hopeful to be close to the goal by Labor day!  I used to think that I would be excited about losing weight because then I could buy sizes that are easy to find in department stores.  But, since I have gotten into this hobby/obsession I don't ever go into department stores anymore.   If I really get down to my goal weight/size, I'm going to have quite a few nice suits that won't fit!  But, I'm sure I know a place to get some new ones!  

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