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I won't hammer home the point that those jackets are too big. However, since you've posted a number of questions about personal fit, I'd like to offer a few pointers. For starters, get to know clothing. Not just labels/brands, but some of the construction methods, materials, etc. If you're interested in dressing better on a daily basis (CM or SWD), start keeping up with some of the picture-heavy threads on StyleForum. There are also a number of great (and even more that are terrible) menswear blogs/tumblrs available to glance at regularly. When you see things that you like, start breaking it down. Do you like the how the colours play together? Textures? Is it the fit of the garments themselves?

By putting in some of your energy into research, you'll save yourself the headache at the stores. Besides, taking a look at other styles is a hobby for me. I wouldn't wear a total RO, YY, EG look myself, but I love when others do it really well. I also wouldn't don a Balenciaga gown, but I definitely prefer reading about Cristóbal Balenciaga rather than my regular work.
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Originally Posted by leisurewear View Post

It's not the sizing as much as how dated the jackets are...

Thanks for the education. I now found an issue with the Talbott shirt too I missed. Sigh. Thanks for the insight.
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Maybe there will be a spike in Aquascutum sales stirpot.gif

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Might be a long shot but does anyone have a spare black/dark horn Gucci button? About 1" diameter. I thrifted a beautiful long black cotton coat today with the top button missing. £7 was too good to leave behind. Thanks.
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Gift Exchange Reminder

We're up to around 43 on my list! We still have some time to register, so please just get in touch!

Here is the original post which contains the relevant information.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

It’s time for our 5th annual Thrift Thread Gift Exchange!

Many of you have participated in the past and know how it works, but others are new to the scene. Read below for all of the pertinent information!

If you’d rather not read all of the information, here are the key points:

  • In order to participate, you must have a minimum of 100 posts. These posts can be anywhere on StyleForum, not necessarily in the thrift thread. No exceptions have been/will be made for those with fewer than the required number!
  • As we have done in previous years, a $5 donation to StyleForum’s favorite charity (The Ronald McDonald House) is required. Payment will be made to me and I will donate all of it once StyleForum opens their donation drive in December. If you’d rather not participate, but would still like to donate, that’s fine! Last year we brought in $415!
  • You will need to confirm to me by 13 October that you’re in this year. I will need your name/address, even if nothing has changed.
  • Please post a photo and thank you of what you receive. It’s fun to see what everyone receives! A thread will be created to do that!

  • Register (PM me) by 13 October 2016
  • Send ALL gifts by 1 December 2016

I don’t want to put an email address on here, so please contact me. To make my life easier, please send all donations as USD$$, no matter your local currency. My PayPal account is denominated in euro, so it’s easy to see the total donation amount when it’s in USD.

What it’s all about:

The thrift thread gift exchange is just that...a gift exchange among the voluntary members of the thrift thread. You will receive the name/contact information of a fellow member for whom you will buy a gift or gifts. The gifts can be thrifted, discount purchased, or retail, but the recommended maximum spending limit is $25 + shipping.

We have a timeline for registering for the exchange and when gifts should be sent.

It’s that simple!

This is the fifth year we've done this, and I have to say I still have some awesome stuff that I've received over the years. I have books, ties, pocket squares, pants, etc. Having said that, the real fun is just trying to find something you think someone else will enjoy.


How do I get involved?
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Send me (HansderHund) a PM with the following information:
Address (home or office is fine)

How do I know I won’t get screwed?
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You (nor I) don’t. We’re all relative strangers, so it’s really banking on the goodwill of other members. I don’t vet participants other than by post count. Having said that, it’s been overwhelmingly successful up to this point as far as I know. Aside from a couple of members not receiving their gifts (but were later compensated), we’ve done well. That means we’ve had hundreds of strangers exchange gifts via postal service around the world based only on trust.

Why do I have to pay you $5?
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Once you send me your name and address, I’ll send you a PM telling you to send me $5. I will hold onto these funds until December when StyleForum opens their charity drive that benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Last year, we were able to raise $415! The $5 shouldn’t be a huge deal, but it is a mandatory requirement for participation. If I don’t have your donation in before drawing the names, your name will be removed from the list.

Does the person that I have also have my name?
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No. It’s a drawing of names, so the only time two people will have one another is by chance. This happens occasionally.

How are the names drawn?
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I divide the list into half and give Capnwes the half that includes my own name and I keep the list that has his. We then draw a name for each person at random.

What if I don’t like/need my gifts?
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This is important: you are free to do with your gifts what you want. That means you may sell, trade, use, throw away, donate anything that you don’t like or need. No one should have their feelings hurt if they see their gift passed along in a trade or listed on ebay. It’s hard enough buying things for people you know well, let alone strangers, so try not to feel too bad.

What should I get my member?
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Whatever you think they will like! If you know/have had contact with your member, you have an advantage. However, if you don’t know them, stick to safe items.

Some easy suggestions are:
Pocket squares
Shoe polish/laces
Shoe trees
Wallets/small leather goods

You can of course go for anything sartorial of your choosing.

How much do I have to spend?
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No one will know how much you actually spent, so you’re free to spend as little or much as you want. The recommended maximum is $25 before shipping, but whatever you feel comfortable with spending is most important.

Will I have to ship internationally?
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Possibly! By signing up for the gift exchange, you’re agreeing to send a gift to someone. We have active members across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia (possibly other locations, for all I know). International shipping will obviously be a bit more expensive than domestic no matter where you are, but it isn’t required that you ship anything EMS/Priority.

What happens if I don’t get my gift?
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Anyone that hasn’t received a gift by 1 January 2017 is free to contact me and I will hand over the user name of the person that was supposed to send you a gift. At that point, you’re free to contact them or blast them on the thread. Let’s keep in mind, though, that we’re not talking about thousands of dollars/euros/pounds, but rather €/$/£20-30.

What if I live in a sartorial wasteland and can’t find anything before December?
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As a last minute gift, you can always have gift cards sent from Amazon, ebay, etc. Additionally, you can buy something online and have it sent directly to your member.

What if I don’t want/need a gift?
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That’s no problem. Choose your favorite charity that accepts online donations and I’ll direct your person to donate $25.

Can I make a list of what I want/don’t want?
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I recommend you edit your StyleForum profile to reflect your sizes and preferences. Outside of that, feel free to post your list inside the thread. Due to time constraints, I won’t be able to relay information between members.

Who will receive my address/information?
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Your gift exchange partner, Capnwes, and myself.

It burns when I pee, what should I do?
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A burning sensation during urination can be caused by a bacterial infection, especially gonorrhea. I recommend you see your GP as soon as possible.
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Originally Posted by dad2bandm View Post

I wonder if it's Canali sizing? Most of my jackets are 40R US / 50R EU...including ones I've posted here before. Thanks for pointing it out. Sigh. I'll keep looking for smaller Canali.


I always bring a tailors measuring tape with me when i venture out.  I'd recommend bringing one and knowing your measurements when looking for items in your size :)

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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post



Is that ERDL? Is the leather Schott?

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World War 2 Overcoat

Tod's NWOB


Footjoy Classics



1960s Florsheim

J&M Aristocraft kind of spade sole

1950s British Walkers

Church's beaters



World War 2 Dress Shoes, deadstock


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What is this.
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Big lurker here with rare posts. Getting back into the swing of things lately and got some awesome pops today. All available.


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WWII headstock...from a dressing room bunker?
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I think you're a fan, can you tell me whether this is real? Is it anything particularly special?

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Other recent finds...


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Anyone have a good guide on tying these, just to see it? @Orgetorix, you would seem like a likely candidate to know these things.

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Originally Posted by collegethrifter View Post

Big lurker here with rare posts. Getting back into the swing of things lately and got some awesome pops today..

Aren't We All?
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Hit a rummage sale that I frequent and it delivered as per usual! Apologies for the bad pics of wrinkly clothes.

All available and all have a hint of purple

Recent Oxxford cashmere, super nice in person. 42L
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Zegna purple pinstripe, 40R. Having trouble capturing how awesome this one is IRL
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recent Zegna Su Misura, green/purple prince of wales in silk/linen
I haven't measured it but it fits between a 40 and 42 with kinda slim shoulders.

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