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post #42616 of 51252
Got excited to find this Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo jacket in my size and pattern...and failed to notice it's ventless. And also 50C, not 50R. Usually I take 50R.

Can I get away with ventless if I'm a fairly thin fellow? Do people get dual vents added?

Is this okay fit given it's 50C?











[After I took pics realized how messy mirror was and cleaned it...sigh...kid height mess - at least they're brushing teeth I guess].


Just for myself...Polo Ralph Lauren sweater fodder. I like this colour on me though.



And a couple of shirts for my use...Jack Lipson and Zegna.

post #42617 of 51252
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Originally Posted by carreragt7 View Post

How do you know you've found the good fur? In the field, know nothing about furs.


 

 

If you don't know anything about furs,you'll be happier you don't buy them in the hopes they're good for resale - most vintage furs do not sell well. There are exceptions such as natural unsheared beaver, tanuki (raccoon dog) and if you can ever find it, wolverine.  Now that coat you pictured has a real mink collar, but I can't identify the fur on the body of the coat from this picture. It could even be a hairy, nappy mohair fabric.  A lot of vintage furs have not been stored well, so the leather dries out and tears under its own weight.

 

Some furs cannot be sold on eBay no matter how many decades the endangered species individual has been deceased, although I have bought real spotted cat (not leopard) there.

post #42618 of 51252
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Originally Posted by dad2bandm View Post

Got excited to find this Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo jacket in my size and pattern...and failed to notice it's ventless. And also 50C, not 50R. Usually I take 50R.

Can I get away with ventless if I'm a fairly thin fellow? Do people get dual vents added?

Is this okay fit given it's 50C?


I dig the pattern but IMHO, those sleeves are quite short. Whenever I'm in doubt about sleeve length, I do the "reach test". Do a reaching motion, as if at a restaurant and reaching for your drink or something. If the sleeve rides way up my forearm, I say no good and move on. As far as the vents go, unvented is uncomfortable to me but it's a matter of personal taste.
post #42619 of 51252
Brag of the day: Again, Hugo Boss is usually not brag-worthy, but this SC is nice and current. I call it: The Joker


post #42620 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

So....

What's the most bizarre/disturbing item you've come across at a thrift store? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here's a sculpture that I came across about a year ago.
Spoilered because it's pretty disturbing (Click to show)

Creepiest find? I've probably had others which I've forgotten, but the most recent that comes to mind was this marionette I found in Chicago while thrifting with @silverwarebandit



I reunited a zegna suit at the goodwill in town and when I went to photograph it a hive of earwigs tumbled out of it.
post #42621 of 51252

aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

post #42622 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post
 

 

If you don't know anything about furs,you'll be happier you don't buy them in the hopes they're good for resale - most vintage furs do not sell well. There are exceptions such as natural unsheared beaver, tanuki (raccoon dog) and if you can ever find it, wolverine.  Now that coat you pictured has a real mink collar, but I can't identify the fur on the body of the coat from this picture. It could even be a hairy, nappy mohair fabric.  A lot of vintage furs have not been stored well, so the leather dries out and tears under its own weight.

 

Some furs cannot be sold on eBay no matter how many decades the endangered species individual has been deceased, although I have bought real spotted cat (not leopard) there.

 

Thats coming back you know.  Sheared or not, I'm a big fan.  :smarmy:

post #42623 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Dirt View Post

I dig the pattern but IMHO, those sleeves are quite short. Whenever I'm in doubt about sleeve length, I do the "reach test". Do a reaching motion, as if at a restaurant and reaching for your drink or something. If the sleeve rides way up my forearm, I say no good and move on...

Sleeves still confuse me. I had some saying in past suit shots that maybe sleeves needed shortening as you want a bit of shirt sleeve peeking out but some say too short then. This one was 50C so it probably is short in sleeves.
post #42624 of 51252
For a $20 best offer, I couldn't help myself..
post #42625 of 51252
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Originally Posted by dad2bandm View Post

Sleeves still confuse me. I had some saying in past suit shots that maybe sleeves needed shortening as you want a bit of shirt sleeve peeking out but some say too short then. This one was 50C so it probably is short in sleeves.

I see what you mean now. I tried a couple of other shirts underneath and jacket sleeves def too short. Sigh.
post #42626 of 51252
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post


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I reunited a zegna suit at the goodwill in town and when I went to photograph it a hive of earwigs tumbled out of it.

When I first started, I saw a nice pair of pants and took it to the dressing room to try it on. I of course didn't inspect it before putting it on. My crotch burned for days. It was a Zanella.

post #42627 of 51252
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Originally Posted by Wrong Crowd View Post
 


I found Lobbs at Buffalo Exchange once, some sort of brown plain-toe model. There was no size listed, so I guess they were custom, but they fit well. They had these godawful crepe soles, though, and they were priced at $65. Was that a bad pass? Didn't think they were that uncommon.

 

My father and I happened upon those very same Lobbs as well. We also passed on them. They had been resoled / re-heeled, and not very well at that. They were pretty worn and had a good sized slice somewhere on the side if I recall. They were a quite old vintage as well.

post #42628 of 51252
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Originally Posted by dad2bandm View Post

I see what you mean now. I tried a couple of other shirts underneath and jacket sleeves def too short. Sigh.
The buttoning point is a little high on you too, but it's the sleeves that are most obvious, I let a Canali suit go recently for the same reason, shame really, it's a good fit on the shoulders and chest on you and a nice pattern.
post #42629 of 51252
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dirt View Post

For a $20 best offer, I couldn't help myself..

I had that same exact shirt listed twice a few months ago and ended without a bid each time. I donated it haha, maybe you got it.
post #42630 of 51252

So I was in the store and pants are hung before jackets/suits and as I was walking by I noticed a Zegna care/makers label on a pair of flat front charcoal pants. I pick them up and the waist has been let out from 32(48) to about a 34 but done well however the actual Zegna tag was gone. Any how I get excited with the hope of reuniting a recent Zegna staple in my size, so I head over to jackets, sure thing, made in Switzerland charcoal is right there. Fking Su Misura lol The jacket was a 58R. It's either a perfect coinicidence or the gentleman is shaped like a swollen upsidedown pear. 

 

Not my listings but:

 

Any 44R out there? Seems like a decent deal on a Canali 1934 Kei. Listed as NWT but it would be better described like new without tags looking at.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/311671892318?_trksid=p2055359.m1431.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT 

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