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From today:

 

  

Ugly ass shoes but NWB so maybe someone will want them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dad jeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forgot a pic of the fabric content tag - cotton/cashmere blend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Another BB for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoshiwa Mills black selvedge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This thing is crazy.  A/W 2014 Zegna Sport Icon bluetooth connected jacket, retail was $1,295.  LINK1.  LINK2.

 

 

 

 

Pizza resistance, NWT.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

@Reosymes
First, thanks. Second, what indicated that they were fake so I can recognize it in the future?

 

The font is off. The material of the label seems plastic-y/cheap.

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I would add that the tie fabric is not particularly zegna-y. Its like that $60 *hermes* from the other day, its not of a type, ya know?
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@Reosymes
First, thanks. Second, what indicated that they were fake so I can recognize it in the future?

All 4 of those ties are very very fake. Those keepers do not even remotely resemble any design either have ever used, moreover the overall quality of them appears quite cheap and poorly done.

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I would add that the tie fabric is not particularly zegna-y. Its like that $60 *hermes* from the other day, its not of a type, ya know?

This also can for sure be applied, still having difficulty identifying the fakes from the real, their eye for the "Zegna" probably is yet to develop. But no doubt, after a little time, they are as easy to spot out from the front as they are from the back.

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My favorite little "secret" spot is closing frown.gif they had a fill a bag for 10 bucks sale today. Got some ok stuff. Pics tomorrow!
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Thanks for all the input! I suppose seeing some real ones in perso will help. Nice haul @TheNeedMachine
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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Thanks for all the input! I suppose seeing some real ones in perso will help. Nice haul @TheNeedMachine

If you have a Saks 5th Ave or Neiman Marcus near you, or even their outlet stores, you can windowshop there. It won't help with labels because they'll have very very recent labels that you may not see at your local goodwill, but you'll definitely be able to tell how high end silk ties feel like, their weight and heft, how they hang, etc.

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Originally Posted by Shanejosephxxx View Post

My favorite little "secret" spot is closing frown.gif they had a fill a bag for 10 bucks sale today. Got some ok stuff. Pics tomorrow!


i've noticed a lot of consolidation locally. you could even say a profound realignment.

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Today

 

Had to include the price on this one

501 made in Mexico, surprised that they were selvage

Nice suit

 

Day started with these 2x Bean boots & North face

pony braces

PRL is XL

Saturdays, Brioni

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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Thanks for all the input! I suppose seeing some real ones in perso will help. Nice haul @TheNeedMachine

 

 

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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

If you have a Saks 5th Ave or Neiman Marcus near you, or even their outlet stores, you can windowshop there. It won't help with labels because they'll have very very recent labels that you may not see at your local goodwill, but you'll definitely be able to tell how high end silk ties feel like, their weight and heft, how they hang, etc.

As 9/10 I would agree totally with your suggestion for most general purposes of understanding garments. Whether construction, feel, quality, cut, etc... there is absolutely zero other way to truly learn about these things than to go to the highest end menswear store near you and just fucking go to town. The higher and exclusive the menswear store, the more likely their will be employee specialists for each brand, and at first they may be annoyed by a look-e-loo after a sheer comment about pure passion and desire to learn, they spark up and as long as not busy, love to talk shop.

 

However for researching things like previous labels and such, there's one source that is thorough and there's one way to go about it. General search ebay, memorize every single keeper the brand has used in the reasonable past, HOWEVER MORE IMPORTANT, is that you memorize the subsequent text on the lining of the reverse big blade, if there is any (Old Zegna there is), and absolutely, the manufacturers tag. These line up and your good to go, if you don't know, then you'll forever be open to getting fucked...and either read that and think that's a huge responsibility, or read that and realize that 20-30 minutes of your life knowing basic knowledge like this if you thrift, is necessary, and just do it. You're welcome.

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@TheNeedMachine that Barbour and RLBL shawl collar tho...

Nice one, man!
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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Thanks for all the input! I suppose seeing some real ones in perso will help. Nice haul @TheNeedMachine
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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Thanks for all the input! I suppose seeing some real ones in perso will help. Nice haul @TheNeedMachine
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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Thanks for all the input! I suppose seeing some real ones in perso will help. Nice haul @TheNeedMachine

Two words:knowledge box.
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Damn thats a solid haul NeedMachine
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Two words:knowledge box.

IT IS Available from Van Veen....grat plug man!
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