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post #10156 of 112743
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post
Not sure if they're very desirable, but got 2 Jack Victor recent sport coats today, 46L with side vents
and on Ebay

I saw these on Wednesday (or today, I can't remember - maybe today....). They were pretty nice and very recent too. These were the first I had seen of the Jack Victor stuff with their newer label.
post #10157 of 112743
I'm dumb, just realized you put them on ebay, but didn't get them from ebay. Finals.
post #10158 of 112743
I stopped in at Winners today (Winners is like the Canadian version of TJ Maxx in the U.S.) and found a so-called sevenfold tie from a brand called Burma Bibas in an eggplant purple.

I've never heard of this brand (more on this later) . . . but the tie, I thought, can't possibly be a sevenfold for only $40 retail and now reduced to $19.99.

I examined it and the tag declared it was made in China .

It was not a sevenfold; rather, it was a rather inferior sixfold.

Hell, for $19.99, I cannot complain much, I thought. I bought it.

Later, I googled Burma Bibas and discovered it's a brand that is available at Nordstrom's and Saks Fifth Avenue!

As I continued my googling, I discovered, MUCH to my dismay, that Burma Bibas is ALSO available at The Men's Wearhouse.

Well, it would seem I got a licensed Burma Bibas tie from The Men's Wearhouse and not the real McCoy from Nordstrom's or Saks Fifth Avenue. But, then again, what the hell did I expect for $19.99 and made in China?
post #10159 of 112743
AFAIK, the Burma Bibas sold at Nordstrom/Bloomies/etc is the same sold at Men's Wearhouse. The stuff isn't that nice, in my opinion. I've seen a lot of their shirts and my fair share of their ties in thrifts over the years. Their shirts look to be on par with other stuff sold at that price-point ($60-ish for a shirt).
post #10160 of 112743
Not all that impressed with Burma Bibas overall - the quality is all right, and some of their ties ARE very luxe-heavy feeling. Never picked up anything, though I've been tempted a time or two I've always resisted. Thrifting long enough definitely makes one pickier.

I had quite a bumper day yesterday - a new spot opened up, and I was there at what was supposed to be opening time, though apparently they opened the doors early. Didn't find any suits/sc's, I suspect I got sniped out of those by people who were there whenever they opened the doors. Did find my first Borrelli, woot. One Pink shirt, a recent BB shirt in a pattern I liked, a thick cashmere zip-up, an OLD Hermes tie and a super-super recent Zegna (the "woven ribbon" label) for me. That Zegna is the highest quality Zegna I've ever seen, very thick and not even in the same league as their older stuff. Also got a Zegna shirt and Zegna pants to trade.

Found my wife a new in box stand mixer for Christmas... she'll find it beforehand but that's okay. More fun: a new in box nerf longshot to play with. It seems that a brand new store = uncommon finds!

Other finds yesterday at another store included a recent blue label Canali mainline suit 46 and a navy/white Bean Norwegian sweater. Guess it was making up for the horrible carnage of moth-eaten Oxxford/Zegna/cashmere sweaters the other night!
post #10161 of 112743
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post
...a new in box stand mixer...

Wow!
post #10162 of 112743
If anyone is big and tall and in LA, there's a pile of beautiful Italian MTM suits at the UCLA thrift in a 44-46L, maybe even XL. They belonged to a certain television doctor famous for his mustache and his friendship with Oprah. Also a pile of lovely MTM and Zegna Su Misura shirts - I'd guess 17 1/2 / 36, maybe?
post #10163 of 112743
Picked up a Baracuta trench coat. It's tagged 38R. Not sure if it's vintage. Has the zip in liner. waist belt, cuffs, and button in collar. The button in collar shows some wear but is otherwise it's in really nice shape. Let me know if there is any interest.
post #10164 of 112743
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post
If anyone is big and tall and in LA, there's a pile of beautiful Italian MTM suits at the UCLA thrift in a 44-46L, maybe even XL. They belonged to a certain television doctor famous for his mustache and his friendship with Oprah. Also a pile of lovely MTM and Zegna Su Misura shirts - I'd guess 17 1/2 / 36, maybe?

Who was the maker? I'm between a 44 R and L.
post #10165 of 112743
If somebody buys them, will you please test to see if voodo works?
post #10166 of 112743
Found this nice Sartoriani (don't know anything about them) suit today, I believe it is brand new and never been worn. Jacket fits pretty good(surgeon cuffs double vent) but the pants are about two inches too big and the rise is very high. Do you think a tailor could easily fix these?
post #10167 of 112743
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Originally Posted by vinasity View Post

Found this nice Sartoriani (don't know anything about them) suit today, I believe it is brand new and never been worn. Jacket fits pretty good(surgeon cuffs double vent) but the pants are about two inches too big and the rise is very high. Do you think a tailor could easily fix these?



Sartoriani: BIG THUMBS DOWN!!! http://permanentstyle.blogspot.com/2...igger-lie.html
post #10168 of 112743
Did you guys see me thrifting on the news!?

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post #10169 of 112743
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Originally Posted by SuitMyself View Post
That kind of stinks but the fabric is very very nice so I might just scrap the pants due to the long crotch and use the jacket for casual outings.
post #10170 of 112743
Ha! I've found Burma Bibas ties at Filene's and TJ Maxx anywhere from 3-10 bucks a pop. I remember asking on here if they were true 7 fold (and realizing that they were not). Anyway, in the past, I've bought a bunch of 'em as gifts for less discerning friends. =)
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