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post #103081 of 121834

Hi. first time poster here.

 

Ive been looking for a summer tan blazer for the longest time. and i havent found one that i like all that much.

 

I found one where I like the color, brand, and overall look. And its only 25 bucks.  the fact that its a 3/2 roll also makes it pretty unique for a linen khaki blazer

 

 

however, the issues i have with it are

 

1. is it a sportscoat or a suit jacket?  i have a hard time telling with thrift buys

 

2. it has padded shoulders which probably wouldnt look great in a summer blazer look. but the rest of the sports coat looks great to me. 

 

what are your thoughts?

 

http://imgur.com/W0BR3BE

post #103082 of 121834

It's finally spring, a perfect day to find... a heavy wool overcoat

 

100% wool, made in USA, near perfect condition, my size

post #103083 of 121834

is there a basic list of jacket brand and their subsidiary companies to look out for?

 

looking through the post ive made note of some of them but is there a more compehensive list?

post #103084 of 121834
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Originally Posted by ndifelic View Post

is there a basic list of jacket brand and their subsidiary companies to look out for?

looking through the post ive made note of some of them but is there a more compehensive list?

Gotta learn to earn, dude. Most of us have spent years putting our personal list of brands together.
post #103085 of 121834

@Nataku those air maxes are the air max 1 model and are probably worth selling, if you aren't into them for too much

post #103086 of 121834
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Originally Posted by ndifelic View Post
 

is there a basic list of jacket brand and their subsidiary companies to look out for?

 

looking through the post ive made note of some of them but is there a more compehensive list?


I usually just walk into Goodwill, stare down the Manager until I assert my dominance, and walk out with my prize.

post #103087 of 121834

Stopped by a couple shops before lunch, and had to leave some lay. Came across an Oxxford silk SC in a 44, but the lapels were huge and sad, and it was missing a couple buttons. Then I went looking for shirts, and came across a nice Brooks Makers, but it was in a 15 1/2x 5 which means the sleeves were super long on me. Also a Gitman Gold that had been starched to hell and back, I most likely could've broken the shirt. Was looking for some Boat shoes, but alas came up short.

 

So I wound up leaving with just 3 ties 1 older fun Zegna, 1 Ungaro Paris Silk twill Paisley, and 1 Dormeuil Repp.

post #103088 of 121834
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@Nataku
 those air maxes are the air max 1 model and are probably worth selling, if you aren't into them for too much

Thanks. I paid $15. I might put em up for BIN and see what they do. I have 7 days to return them.
post #103089 of 121834
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Originally Posted by ndifelic View Post
 

is there a basic list of jacket brand and their subsidiary companies to look out for?

 

looking through the post ive made note of some of them but is there a more compehensive list?

 

Naw, it's easy - I walk into my local thrifts and ask them to bring me all their Tom Ford, Isaia, vintage Ray-Ban, Barbera (etc - I recite a very long list), then I sit on the leather club couches and have the cutest workers model the items and make my decisions.  

  

In reality, I DID carry a printed list with me when I first started out - my mind was flooded with Brioni Borrelli Barbera Barbra Burberry Boglioli BBBF Balmain Balenciaga Barbour Bijan &c....  But it's an education you'll have to pay for one way or another.  A lot of reading up, or a lot of buying disposable Jos A Bank suits, or combination thereof.

post #103090 of 121834
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Originally Posted by ndifelic View Post
 

is there a basic list of jacket brand and their subsidiary companies to look out for?

 

looking through the post ive made note of some of them but is there a more compehensive list?

 

http://putthison.com/post/1454913425/a-loosey-goosey-brand-guide-for-thrifting-suits

 

Googling is haaaaard 

post #103091 of 121834

Stupid real job is getting in the way of thrifting right now. Did manage to pick up a few things so far this week.

 

E-thrift from Linda. I believed these to be shell Aldens from the listing, which they were, even though neither was in the description. Unfortunately, it appears that some cobbler college drop-out decided to add his own broguing. 

 

A couple 7 folds. Peter Millar and Seaward & Stearn

 

 

A first for me: Civil War reeanactment jacket

 

Maus & Hoffman houndstooth jacket. Made in Scotland. Completely awesome

 

 

Minty BB Regent fit. Made in Italy. LP fabric suit

 

post #103092 of 121834

Are Loake shoes labeled in US or UK size?  I bought the below pair of penny loafers off ebay and the item specifics had them listed as 11D (US).  Unfortunately there was no picture of the inside so I could not tell before the purchase, and of course they seem about a size too big on me.  Fortunately, I paid less than $20 shipped, so I figured it was worth the risk since I need a pair of black loafers.  Anyways, is their printed size on the shoe US or UK?  Thanks!

 

 


Edited by cdgreg - 4/23/14 at 9:00pm
post #103093 of 121834
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Originally Posted by schmidtdalton13 View Post
 

With the semester winding down, things are getting busier for me. So before I forget i need to give a few shout outs. 

 

@GHo for the CT shirt, fits perfectly! 

@cdgreg for helping me figure out how to cut shipping costs, you were a huge help.

and 

@chiron for unloading his shoes into my closet, it will be a total of 6 pairs after all is said and done. Great trades.

 

and to everyone on here that is giving me something to read other than textbooks :brick:

 

Glad I could help, maybe next time I'll be able to afford the Ferragamo's without the crazy high shipping cost, hah! 

post #103094 of 121834
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Naw, it's easy - I walk into my local thrifts and ask them to bring me all their Tom Ford, Isaia, vintage Ray-Ban, Barbera (etc - I recite a very long list), then I sit on the leather club couches and have the cutest workers model the items and make my decisions.  

  

In reality, I DID carry a printed list with me when I first started out - my mind was flooded with Brioni Borrelli Barbera Barbra Burberry Boglioli BBBF Balmain Balenciaga Barbour Bijan &c....  But it's an education you'll have to pay for one way or another.  A lot of reading up, or a lot of buying disposable Jos A Bank suits, or combination thereof.

I agree with this. The list you've made is probably a good starting point. Use that, and keep reading the thread. You'll eventually add names to your list, and strike through some you thought were gold. And you'll also start to understand quality better once you begin to handle all those nice items from your list.

post #103095 of 121834
Little guys, got a couple nice offerings for you.

Loake for CT brown double monks. Labelled size 6, guessing that's UK. Soles in great shape, some surface scratches on the leather.



Staple navy blazer. 2B, half lined, dual vent ravazzolo wool/cashmere LP fabric. I think it's a 36R/L. I wanted it to fit so badly but it didn't.

P2P: 18.75"
S2S: 15.75"
Sleeve: 24"
BoC: 31.25"



Also, for anyone looking to pick some stuff up, I've got to liquidate my entire inventory inside of 3 weeks. I've got jackets in most sizes. Nothing amazing, but generally good serviceable stuff, HF and the like, with a few gems mixed in. Send me your measurements if you are interested.
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