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post #1276 of 115969
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
What does ginormous mean?

Gigantic + Enormous.

I don't think it's worth going to the thrift stores where I live. But it's funny some of the stuff you find in these jacket pockets though. I found a note in a coat pocket that read, "The snake is dangerous. He may be telling about her when they are out."

What the hell?
post #1277 of 115969
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
Probably means it would fit me, which makes it one of the things I have never found.

Me too. Rock on
post #1278 of 115969
has anyone put together a list of high end brands yet to use as a guide while thrifting?
post #1279 of 115969
^Too vast to consider, really. Learn quality labels from the forum. You might also try visiting a couple of local men's shops in your area and learn what they carry. Quality thrift items will often reflect what stores in your area carry/have carried.
post #1280 of 115969
Ray-Ban semi-aviators - they actually fit my huge head: Had the plastic thingies at the ears and the nose changed. Total cost: $18, converted.
post #1281 of 115969
Savers, a discount store in West Roxbury/Dedham MA had a Labor day sale with all "used " merchandise discounted 50% .

I found two near new Paul Stuart suits sized 41L . One was slate grey flannel with off white chalk stripes. The other was Navy with a silver pin stripe. I brought along my son who told me he was interested in getting additional suits for variety at church services. The jackets and pants need minimal altering for him. They were $7 each with the discount.

Lightening struck for an unprecedented fourth time in four weeks for me as I once again lucked into some tasteful similarly sized gentleman's former wardrobe. I found four nice Tom james suits that fit me so well that I only need to take in the waist 1.5 inches. I took two of them, a solid navy and another that is olive with subtle striping. I'm a 48L and can actually get by without alterions but I want no absolutely no question regarding the fit. $12 each with the discount.

Lastly I purchased a new deadstock pair of black Hanover pebble grained double soled longwings in 9D whose sturdiness surprisingly far surpasses the many Florsheim Royal imperials I've owned and sold. They still have the original sticker from their original place of sale. I'll be selling them soon. They were $5.

I have never paid close attention to Paul Stuart suits and had not heard of them prior to discovering SF. Do they compare or are they of higher quality than labels I own and are familiar with such as Versace, Canali, Boss, Armani, mani, Hart shaffner and Marx, Corneliani, Zegna?

Thanks for your attention and keep on thrifting!
post #1282 of 115969
Also from this weekends thrifting...now that I've cleaned them up a bit. These are a pair of Florsheim Royal Imperials size 8E. Anyone have guess how old they are?


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Teacher, Teacher?
post #1284 of 115969
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
I have never paid close attention to Paul Stuart suits and had not heard of them prior to discovering SF. Do they compare or are they of higher quality than labels I own and are familiar with such as Versace, Canali, Boss, Armani, mani, Hart shaffner and Marx, Corneliani, Zegna?

If they were made in Canada then they should be Samuelsohns, and very nice suits. My PS Samuelsohns are among my favorites. They rank construction wise in the same neighborhood as Hickey-Freeman, fully canvassed, etc. If you do a search there's a thread on a Samuelsohn factory tour (or was that at Ask Andy?).
post #1285 of 115969
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If they were made in Canada then they should be Samuelsohns, and very nice suits. My PS Samuelsohns are among my favorites. They rank construction wise in the same neighborhood as Hickey-Freeman, fully canvassed, etc. If you do a search there's a thread on a Samuelsohn factory tour (or was that at Ask Andy?).
I think my fingers are getting more discerning. I was wading through a bunch of junk sportcoats when my fingers felt something soft and supple and I stopped. Label read Samuelsohns, tagged at $3.50. Didn't know who they were but found it was 90% wool 10% cashmere , felt very nice, could feel the canvas, unfortunately a 42R. I knew they were good!
post #1286 of 115969
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
Also from this weekends thrifting...now that I've cleaned them up a bit. These are a pair of Florsheim Royal Imperials size 8E. Anyone have guess how old they are?
Had an identical pair as a senior in high school, 1969-70. I frequently wore them to class with a well-worn Brooks Brothers tweed blazer, faded cords, button-down shirt, Irish poplin striped tie and a tweed driver's cap. Could never figure out why all the girls preferred the athletes, or counter-culture types in rock bands...hmmmmm....ah, memories.
post #1287 of 115969
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I think my fingers are getting more discerning. I was wading through a bunch of junk sportcoats when my fingers felt something soft and supple and I stopped. Label read Samuelsohns, tagged at $3.50. Didn't know who they were but found it was 90% wool 10% cashmere , felt very nice, could feel the canvas, unfortunately a 42R. I knew they were good!

Does that jacket still need a proper home? I just might be able to help you place it.
post #1288 of 115969
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Does that jacket still need a proper home? I just might be able to help you place it.
I passed on it because I'm a 38R. It was, if I recall, a brown 2 button SB 42R. If I can find it again it would be $7 though because the 50% off sale is over. I see that is how much you paid total for some BB, Oxxford, Paul Stuart coats! If you see any 38R's like that, I know I'd take them off your hands. I can't find anything around here and it's getting frustrating after reading some of the stuff you guys haul in.
post #1289 of 115969
Just as well I suppose...my wife would probably have a heart attack if I brought another jacket into our tiny apartment, and rightfully so. In fact, I bought a jacket for buttons today and had to be careful to make a preemptory explanation that I would be chucking the garment itself. Thanks for the kind offer though.
I will be sure to keep an eye out for 38R - if you're interested, pm me the sort of thing you're after and if I encounter anything of quality I'll pick it up for you. My $7 spree was definitely not a standard day at the thrift store, but I usually come across some good stuff that I leave behind since it doesn't fit me or isn't really worth the trouble of flipping.
post #1290 of 115969
today

l'aiglon eelskin belt. rather worn but still cool as hell.

SQ seiko watch 2$. not a super fancy model. i think its broken now that i've had a look at it. that wrist band is worth more than that though. any tips on how to get this thing checked out without spending too much $

white dior shirt(for my sister)

ralph lauren chino shorts

oiltan full grain leather belt from uruguay. it think it might be made out of cayman or something. no label but quality looks great. if its fake cayman its a very convincing job.

a couple levi's western shirts

a couple crap shirts that i may now discard.

total was 25$. it was a half off day.
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