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post #1141 of 122022
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
"Cravates" means "neckties"... in French. (est une transformation du mot "Croate", en référence aux mercenaires du même pays employés par Louis XIII au XVIIe siècle.)

Correct Hrvat/ska = Croatian in that language.
post #1142 of 122022
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Originally Posted by stickonatree View Post
anyone know about these? especially... "keys and lockwood" with the nordstrom one.

"Keys & Lockwood was founded in 1881. Classic designs and hand craftsmanship have been the trademark for more than 100 years." Now looks to be owned by Brown & Church?

http://www.brownandchurchco.com/keys&lockwood/about.asp
post #1143 of 122022
amerikajinda, thanks for the link/info! any first hand experience with tie quality? i'm really a noob when it comes to tie quality, and what to look for...
post #1144 of 122022
well self-tipping is a pretty good indicator of tie quality...

Also, "high quality ties are cut across the fabric (cut on the bias), this allows the tie to fall straight without curling after being knotted . To test for this, loop the tie on your hand and see if it begins to twirl in the air, if it doesn't then it's a high quality tie." http://www.tieguide.com/buy.htm

Not sure what else to look for besides that when it comes to tie quality (I always just buy ties from known quality makers), so to make up for my lack of knowledge on the subject, I'll leave you with two necktie jokes:

"A guy goes into a restaurant and lounge, his shirt open at the collar, but is stopped by a bouncer who tells him he must wear a necktie to get in.

So the guy goes out to his car and he looks around for a tie and discovers that he just doesn't have one. He sees a set of jumper cables in his trunk. In desperation he ties these around his neck, manages to fashion a fairly acceptable looking knot and lets the ends dangle free.

He goes back to the restaurant and the bouncer carefully looks him over for a few minutes and then says, "Well, okay, I guess you can come in -- just don't start anything."

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"A man is crawling through the Sahara desert when he is approached by another man riding on a camel. As the rider approaches, the crawling man whispers through his parched lips, "Water ... please ... can you give ... water ..."

"I'm sorry," replies the man on the camel, "I don't have any water with me. But I'd be delighted to sell you a necktie."

"Necktie?" whispers the man. "I need water!"

"They're only four dollars apiece."

"I need water."

"Okay, okay, two for seven dollars."

"Please! I need water!" the man exclaims.

"I don't have any water, all I have are ties," replies the salesman, as he heads off into the distance.

By now the man has lost all track of time, crawling through the desert seemingly for days. Finally, nearly dead, with clothes tattered and skin peeling under the relentless sun, he comes upon a restaurant. Summoning his last bit of strength, he staggers to the door and confronts the head waiter.

"Water ... can I get ... water," the dying man pleads.

"I'm sorry, sir. Our dress code requires a tie" replies the waiter."
post #1145 of 122022
Picked up a couple of Oxxford suits today at a store that had been pretty dry for awhile. It was about time it coughed something up.
post #1146 of 122022
Very nice. What do they look like? And do they happen to be 38R?
post #1147 of 122022
Well I got lucky today and picked up this Brooks brothers Makers , stripped, silk tie today for $2.00 ...WOW!!








Southern thrift on Charlotte Pike for my Nashville area guys!
post #1148 of 122022
J. Peterman strikes again. NOS orange and green wool tweed trilby made in Ireland by Jonathan Richard. I really like this tweed and I particularly like the way the red in the feather highlights the red flecks in the cloth. Sorry about the folded down brim.





Woven silk shell casings tie by John Comfort for Jay Kos. Forget all those birds and hounds. This gets straight to the point.





Set of two leather bound "Featherweight" books by Smythson of Bond St. Investments and Wine Connoisseur. I really like the Mayfair 8558 telephone number. These were fifty cents each.



post #1149 of 122022
Oh and yes, Alan, please tell us more about the Oxxford suits.
post #1150 of 122022
"The official thrift/discount store bragging thread" + pejsek = a great post

Nice finds.

I'm familiar with Smythson leather. Beautiful stuff. Cool hat and tie too.
post #1151 of 122022
Polo/C&J laceups

About five bags full of other stuff.
post #1152 of 122022
Nice, pejsek! When did London stop having the "Mayfair 8558" telephone numbers? The books look like they're from the sixties or even fifties.
post #1153 of 122022
Pejesk, you always have the luck.
post #1154 of 122022
9 Pair of new flat front Oxxford pants.

I posted this earlier somewhere else. I got them all, as all of them were in my size. I had originally gotten 5 pair...now I need not purchase pants for a while....maybe.
post #1155 of 122022
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Woven silk shell casings tie by John Comfort for Jay Kos. Forget all those birds and hounds. This gets straight to the point.

I saw the exact same tie by John Comfort yesterday, only made for a local men's shop (rather than Kos) and with different colorways. For some reason I didn't grab it. I need to go back and see if it's there and give it to my father.

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9 Pair of new flat front Oxxford pants.

Wow.

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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
Oh and yes, Alan, please tell us more about the Oxxford suits.

Well, it's likely they may make a more detailed appearance in Buying & Selling before too long. They're relatively recent as they have the newer interior pocket tag. One is a navy herringbone, the other charcoal with subtle brown and grey(?) stripes. Here is a horrible picture of them before steaming, Manhattan II (l), Gibbons (r):

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