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post #1171 of 118207
Love the Borrelli and the blue Heremes!

I often find high quality ties that have names I have never heard or and find nothing on.

What section did you find the scarf in?

Today I recieved my 5 pairs of Oxxford pants....I really nearly shat. They are all amazing, thankfully mid-light weight flannel and a very interesting twill. I got all my basic dress pants in one shot, for about the price of 1 pair of incotex or valentini on here! I will most likely still get some valentini's, but I could not pass on this deal.
post #1172 of 118207
Great finds, LS. About how much did all that stuff run? I wondered about thrift prices there.

(Antirabbit, sorry about not getting the Oxxford measurements up. I'll get to it soon.)
post #1173 of 118207
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What section did you find the scarf in?
They were in a huge basket in the ladies' dept, with about a hundred others. I also saw a silk scarf of the type that my old university hands out as parting gifts to grads, but those scarves are quite ugly - something like an air stewardess in the 1970's would be forced to wear. The ties aren't much better.
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Great finds, LS. About how much did all that stuff run? I wondered about thrift prices there.
Converted: $39. The ties were around $2,50 each.
post #1174 of 118207
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
A good haul today:


I like this one!
post #1175 of 118207
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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.



WOW!!!! a great find, I have only found one suit that fit me thrifting , im a 48L myself!!
post #1176 of 118207
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Converted: $39. The ties were around $2,50 each.

That sounds pretty much like US prices, or at least prices around here locally.

I need to do a better job sorting through scarves.
post #1177 of 118207
Had better luck than usual today:

Ermenegildo Zegna dark grey jacket (probably top half of a suit)
Ward and Kruger 3-piece bespoke suit in a nailhead grey. Fits great although the trousers will need to be let out and shortened
Ward and Kruger sports coat in a brown herringbone
BB Makers tie
Coco Chanel scarf
Luciano Barbera for Louis Boston lady's jacket

I don't know anything about Ward and Kruger, but the 3-piece suit is half-canvassed, pick-stitched, high gorge, highish button stance, trouser side tabs with no belt loops, provision for braces, button fly, functioning sleeve buttons, boutonniere retainer behind the lapel. Seems like a pretty traditional Savile Row design, and looks as new.

The Barbera jacket is too small for my lady. It is a peaked-lapel DB 6-button houndstooth design (buttons on the top button). It's marked a size 40, but I don't know how that translates into distaff sizes. The lining has torn around the arm holes, so it would need some sewing. If anyone has a lady friend who would appreciate it, I'd be happy to part with it for cheap.
post #1178 of 118207
Larusmiani: Has a single store in Milan. It's a clothing and textiles (cotton and linen) company. Great quality though I have no first-hand experience. Congratulations...looks like you stumbled across a great find!
post #1179 of 118207
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I need to do a better job sorting through scarves.

I've been trying to go through scarves looking for pocket squares. At the thrift stores here in Austin they tend to be scattered pretty randomly about and I can never find anything decent. Recently at one Goodwill there was a huge pile of scarves, literally a pile. I poked through it a bit and intended to come back later to look through it again. When I came back the whole pile was gone and no one knew where it went.

One exception is both Savers locations here in Austin put all the scarves together on nice clips and have them sorted by size. It is pretty easy to go through the smaller ones that might be pocket squares. I had pretty much written off Savers, but now I am more inclined to go back. I've found three so far on one visit. Two were a nice gauzy cotton and a sticker said made in Switzerland. 69 cents each. One was a silk Ted Lapidous in solid navy with a bit of texture for $1.50.

mike
post #1180 of 118207
I'm surprised that not more thrifters are converting ladies' scarves into pocket squares - if you forego hand-rolled edges, any good corrections tailor can size them down to PS size. I went back to the same Salvation Army today, to see if there was any more from the same estate, and these are the (somewhat less interesting) results: Anyone familiar with "Guglielmo Conte", then? It's a bit wrinkled, so if it doesn't straighten out in a week or two of hanging, it's headed for the bin: A few others: Unmarked: Unmarked: Nice wool in a very open, fresco-like weave, unmarked: Not Versace, I think, but nice quality, all the same (unmarked exc. for "silk") I'm less enthusiastic about the design, though: Two Armanis, to be given away to people who will like them far more than me: And a pair of flip-flops; soft porn for the shoe-porn thread: Converted total cost: $22.
post #1181 of 118207
Bought this for $4 based on the reputation of their ties and the feel and look of the fabric. What class are Charvet's shirts in? Love the shell buttons.
LL
LL
post #1182 of 118207
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Bought this for $4 based on the reputation of their ties and the feel and look of the fabric. What class are Charvets shirts in? Love the shell buttons.

The $400 class
post #1183 of 118207
^Yes, your risk was rewarded on the Charvet. Good find.
post #1184 of 118207
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anyone know about these? especially with the extra names sewn in along with the more famous names. it says "cravates" with the dior tie, and "keys and lockwood" with the nordstrom one. don't quite know what to make of the branding. but for $2.00 a pop, couldn't be more satisfied with 100% silk!


Cravates is just french for "ties."
post #1185 of 118207
This one is so good I can't wait to get home and take pictures. I gotta brag NOW.
Stopped into the same store where I picked up the recently posted Charvet. Went through the shirts hoping they may have had others from the same donor as the Charvet. Nothing. Just before I left I walked into the back room and about died. First thing I see is a brand new, with trees, never had a foot inside them, pair of John Lobb Matta IIs. They are perfect. I'll post them later but they are identical to these posted on the Shoe Pictorial. http://img279.imageshack.us/img279/5..._mattaII_2.jpg They cost $2.
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