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post #1156 of 110479
While bemoaning the fact that I'm poorer than a church mouse at the moment due to extremely resposible disbursement of my funds and can't take advantage of the suit/ inventory clearance at Filene's Basement in Boston, I trawled local thrift shops and found exactly what I've coveted. Two decent navy suits at a great price that actually fit me!

Two weeks ago I found an interesting navy blue Versace Classic V2 with a subtle pattern for $24.99. I'm a 48L and can rarely find suits at thrifts that fit. The rear wallet pocket was still sewn shut and the buttons and extra material were still in the jacket pocket. My tailor said the suit was new. It looks great and fits like a dream.

Last week I found a navy Tommy Hilfiger with window pane pattern with a good jacket fit and I found that the pants had enough material to let out the waist and cuffs with additional hem. The tailor saw no problem with the pants adjustments and i pick it up in a few days. I only have to steam and blot what looks like a glazed donut stain from the front jacket pocket. That suit was $8.
post #1157 of 110479
^Congratulations, Deacon. As I've said before, the rarest of thrift finds is often running across what we are actually looking for. That said, I've learned that if I show some patience it's amazing how things I've had in mind will turn up. Keep up the fiscal responsibility--and the thrifting!
post #1158 of 110479
Alan,
What size are they? Perhaps you need not post on the BS forum?
post #1159 of 110479
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
Alan,
What size are they? Perhaps you need not post on the BS forum?

I second this. Let's make it a within-thread sale.
post #1160 of 110479
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
Alan,
What size are they? Perhaps you need not post on the BS forum?

42L
post #1161 of 110479
Darn.
post #1162 of 110479
DAMN,
what is the chest like? I am a neopolitan 44, I find Oxxfords are cut very generous, so it might work....is the body long?


Ok, so Ill ask, what kind of price you want to ask?
post #1163 of 110479
I'll try to get some measurements later today. I haven't had a chance yet.

On the price, something fair, but these are particularly good finds for me. My sartorial spending money comes from flipping so I can't give them away.
post #1164 of 110479
Are we talking like 150.00 or $500.00
post #1165 of 110479
^The former. I try not to be unrealistic, just hopeful!

(Sorry to be difficult on this. I haven't had a chance to process the suits for selling yet, and wasn't quite prepared for the interest here.)
post #1166 of 110479
Let us know Alan, perhaps you neednt prepare the suits for sale at all, simply sell them!
post #1167 of 110479
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When did London stop having the "Mayfair 8558" telephone numbers? The books look like they're from the sixties or even fifties.

Lucky Strike, my guess is that these come from 1968-69. The Wine Connoisseur charts the top vintages from 1945-1966 (though they missed the hyphen in Romanee-Conti; probably a lot of Bordeaux fanciers):


I think I'll start tracking my investments like this:


Here's a list of the other "Featherweight" entries. Interesting to imagine the life sketched out by these titles. Envy the man carrying Gymkhana and the 3 Index Address Book Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads in his jacket pocket:
post #1168 of 110479
"Camera Notes"--I suppose that's for when you had to run test rolls through each camera and lens you owned and then noted down their various individual quirks to calculate a good exposure for each.

Those weren't the days of automated things.
post #1169 of 110479
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When did London stop having the "Mayfair 8558" telephone numbers?
In the UK, all digit telephone numbers were introduced sometime in the mid- late sixties.
Until then, London mumbers had the first three letters of the district (MAYfair, GROsvenor, FLAxman) and four numbers.
post #1170 of 110479
Thanks, bengal-stripe, that's useful information for dating stuff. A good haul today: Ines de la Fressange silk scarf, small enough to work as a pocket square: BB braces: Cable-knit sweater, unmarked: This will be given to my friend the fly fisherman (unmarked): Another unmarked, but I like the quality: Anyone familiar with "Larusmiani"? Nice quality, self-tipped: A couple of Hermés: These two are my favourites of the lot:
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