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post #1441 of 121326
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
Went thrifting the other day:

- recent Brooks Brothers heavy wool full-length charcoal overcoat, brand new (still has store tag stub on it)
- Cool Armani seersucker-type jacket
- Few pairs of Zanella trousers
- Ferragamo tie
- Brooks Brothers brown laceup blutchers
- A few Armani suits
- Corneliani navy blazer with neat buttons, double vents, etc
- A few Hugo Boss suits
- Hugo Boss heavy wool peacoat/outer coat
- Two pairs of mint Theory jeans
- A few mint Armani Collezioni shirts
- Mint Loro Piana dress shirt
- Mint Canali dress shirt
- Mint John Varvatos shirt
- Mint CK Collection (black label) shirt
- Derek Rose for Bullock & Jones cotton flannel pyjamas
- NWOT recent Hugo Boss navy jacket (really nice actually)
- Mint Etro striped shirt
- Thomas Pink shirt
- Kate Spade shoes for the GF, if she wants them
- Couple bags of other ties and shirts

If you find something nice and desirable, but not NWOT or mint, do you still get it?

Say, a Brioni suit that shows a little wear and has a stain at the bottom of the sleeve under the buttons.
post #1442 of 121326
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
If you find something nice and desirable, but not NWOT or mint, do you still get it?

Say, a Brioni suit that shows a little wear and has a stain at the bottom of the sleeve under the buttons.

It really depends on the item. I can remove collar/underarm stains from shirts 99% of the time. Same goes with other stains. More than half the time I can remove spots from suits or pants. Sometimes I'll have to sew on a button or two. Mid-level brands, I usually don't bother doing this with.
post #1443 of 121326
Also, I pick up high-end items that may need small repairs, because someone is always willing to do a little extra work to get a good deal. I picked up a Brioni pure cashmere jacket for $20 that had a small 1/4" run/tear in the material on the back, but was otherwise mint - near new. Sold it on Ebay for $500ish and disclosed the damage in the description and in the photos. So, the person that bought the jacket knew they would need to have the fabric re-woven at a cost of $50-$100, but at the same time they got a $4,000 jacket for far far less than retail.
post #1444 of 121326
Half off day at SA was good to me again. I picked up a vintage Harris Tweed overcoat that was from some long gone DC Custom shop. Incredibly well made with handstiched buttonholes and hand attached collar. Pockets are lined with a chamois type material. It looks unworn and leather buttons are perfect. I'm constantly amazed by the quality of some vintage stuff. It's just amazing. Especially since it fits 46L me which is unusual for vintage stuff.
post #1445 of 121326
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
Half off day at SA was good to me again. I picked up a vintage Harris Tweed overcoat that was from some long gone DC Custom shop. Incredibly well made with handstiched buttonholes and hand attached collar. Pockets are lined with a chamois type material. It looks unworn and leather buttons are perfect. I'm constantly amazed by the quality of some vintage stuff. It's just amazing. Especially since it fits 46L me which is unusual for vintage stuff.


That's a seriously good score...
post #1446 of 121326
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
Half off day at SA was good to me again. I picked up a vintage Harris Tweed overcoat that was from some long gone DC Custom shop. Incredibly well made with handstiched buttonholes and hand attached collar. Pockets are lined with a chamois type material. It looks unworn and leather buttons are perfect. I'm constantly amazed by the quality of some vintage stuff. It's just amazing. Especially since it fits 46L me which is unusual for vintage stuff.

Sounds like a great coat. All the better since you can wear it. That really is the hard part of thrifting. I can find 2 or 3 nice items a week, but finding something that I can use is very rare. Its even more difficult, I think, for bigger guys like you and me.
post #1447 of 121326
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
It really depends on the item. I can remove collar/underarm stains from shirts 99% of the time. Same goes with other stains. More than half the time I can remove spots from suits or pants. Sometimes I'll have to sew on a button or two. Mid-level brands, I usually don't bother doing this with.

VMan - what's your preferred method of removing underarm stains. I've passed up a few otherwise very nice jackets because I thought the stain would not come out.
post #1448 of 121326
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VMan - what's your preferred method of removing underarm stains. I've passed up a few otherwise very nice jackets because I thought the stain would not come out.

i was going to ask this also. and add, how are you getting out collar stain on shirts?
post #1449 of 121326
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VMan - what's your preferred method of removing underarm stains. I've passed up a few otherwise very nice jackets because I thought the stain would not come out.

Jackets or shirts? For shirts, I soak them in a concentrated Oxi-Clean solution, but this would damage a jacket.
post #1450 of 121326
Nothing much today - just a wool tartan tie: If anyone's name is Farquhar, let me know and I'll send it - it's the Farquhar tartan, apparently.
post #1451 of 121326
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Nothing much today - just a wool tartan tie:



If anyone's name is Farquhar, let me know and I'll send it - it's the Farquhar tartan, apparently.

I have a number of vintage ties from The Scotch House. Good stuff.
post #1452 of 121326
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
Jackets or shirts? For shirts, I soak them in a concentrated Oxi-Clean solution, but this would damage a jacket.

Got it on the shirts but was really wondering about jackets.
post #1453 of 121326
Good day today. I found two pairs of Allen Edmonds for $8 total, and a beautiful new-label 44R Brooks Brothers navy blazer.
post #1454 of 121326
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Originally Posted by rezzor View Post
Got it on the shirts but was really wondering about jackets.

Truthfully I have never seen an underarm stain on a jacket. Or, are you talking about the inside lining? I can usually get small spots out of wool by rubbing the spot with a concentrated oxi-clean solution on a cloth, and then dabbing again with a moist cloth - gets rid of the spot without damaging the fabric.
post #1455 of 121326
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Nothing much today - just a wool tartan tie:



If anyone's name is Farquhar, let me know and I'll send it - it's the Farquhar tartan, apparently.

I'm not...but my sons are...from their mother's side.
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