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Found this at SA today. Is it a gabardine tie and is it worth 3.00?



post #14687 of 114594
^I assume you mean "grenadine" tie. It's not; it's a knit, which is a quite respectable thing to be. It is certainly worth $3. What's it made of?
post #14688 of 114594
Xenos. Really. Stop it.


I'm loving the Paul Stuart and J. Press ties.


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Originally Posted by kellgy View Post
Found this at SA today. Is it a gabardine tie and is it worth 3.00?

Don't know for sure whether or not that's gabardine"”there was a good thread on the topic a while back, though I couldn't find it for myself the other day"” but it's a nice knit by a nice brand. I'd've been pleased with my purchase.
post #14689 of 114594
Just a couple pics of mondays finds Paul Stuart Sport Coat Chester Barrie Navy pinstriped suit. 2 btn, flat front pants. MINT Samuelsohn Loro Piana cloth blue blazer Billy Reid pearl snap western shirt Corneliani shirt Zegna shirt Santorelli pants Zegna jeans (my size but a tad slim for my taste in the thighs) Brioni tie Coach and zegna ties faconnable and canali ties not a great deal but got these socks from marshalls (polo 3 pack for 9.99) and stein mart for the gold toes @ 1.99/pr Worked on my hanger collection a bit as well Oxxford suit hanger Polo Ralph Lauren suit hanger Brooks Brothers suit hanger Couple vintage setwell suit hangers vintage setwell sport coat hanger
post #14690 of 114594
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
^I assume you mean "grenadine" tie. It's not; it's a knit, which is a quite respectable thing to be. It is certainly worth $3. What's it made of?
Yep, I meant grenadine, thanks. The material appears to be cotton. I don't know, maybe it is silk. I'm new at ties so I will have to compare it to others when I get a chance.
post #14691 of 114594
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
Dude, that's hilarious. What did you say?

My local Junior League shop has like four or five western-style Pendleton blazers...from my old pediatrician. It's also a safe bet that any Polo tie I flip over will bear the name of my middle school arch nemesis.

haha i was stunned

i was like : "uhhh.....yeah they are nice shoes...thank you"

today:
2 Versace Jeans Couture shirts one size too large for me (Large)

the buttons are awesome they are little medusa heads on a chrome plated button (metal obviously )


debating whether to sell, harvast buttons for a bespoke shirt or tailor the shirt
post #14692 of 114594
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post
Just a couple pics of mondays finds

Paul Stuart Sport Coat




Dang, THIS jacket. Tell me it's a 38?
post #14693 of 114594
One of the discount chains around here recently got in a shipment of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts and I picked up 4 white, non-iron, slim-fit, French-cuff shirts for R99 each (which is about $15). Not the deal of the century but getting decently priced clothes in a country that has a 60% import duty on clothing is remarkably difficult.
post #14694 of 114594
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Originally Posted by kellgy View Post
Found this at SA today. Is it a gabardine tie and is it worth 3.00?



If you like it, it's worth $3.
Aquascutum ties usually retail for $100-$150 new. I just thrifted one last week for $4...real nice.
Will try to post pic of the ties I've picked up recently.
post #14695 of 114594
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Originally Posted by kellgy View Post
Yep, I meant grenadine, thanks. The material appears to be cotton. I don't know, maybe it is silk. I'm new at ties so I will have to compare it to others when I get a chance.
From the photo it appears to be cotton. Silk knits are usually more lustrous. Silk knits also have a "crunch" when squeezed between your fingers, while cotton smoothly compresses. Anyway, it is a nice looking tie and certainly a good buy.
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So, this is mostly to say "hi," and to thank the collective wisdom of this forum. I'm still working through pages, like, 500-800, but with only 500-odd pages under my belt, I feel like I've taken a master-class in thrifting. I just changed jobs, and I built a business-casual wardrobe for like $150, including like forty ties. This thread also has a way of making me feel sort of insignificant. In the last week, I've managed to find a Lanvin blazer (maybe a "lost" suit jacket), a Canali suit, and a lovely Paul Stuart shirt--but not, like, the insane multiple finds that y'all manage. But maybe I'll have a decent day, one day. Until then, thanks. You've made me regard a "normal" shopping day as finding five Kiton suits for $35.
post #14697 of 114594
[quote=csoukoulis;4458417]Just a couple pics of mondays finds

Paul Stuart Sport Coat



love that jacket, is it a keeper, or to sell?
post #14698 of 114594
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Originally Posted by alliterativerevival View Post
This thread also has a way of making me feel sort of insignificant. In the last week, I've managed to find a Lanvin blazer (maybe a "lost" suit jacket), a Canali suit, and a lovely Paul Stuart shirt--but not, like, the insane multiple finds that y'all manage. But maybe I'll have a decent day, one day. Until then, thanks. You've made me regard a "normal" shopping day as finding five Kiton suits for $35.

You "Lanvin" blazer is almost certainly licensed crap, unless it's *very* recent.
post #14699 of 114594
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Originally Posted by alliterativerevival View Post
So, this is mostly to say "hi," and to thank the collective wisdom of this forum. I'm still working through pages, like, 500-800, but with only 500-odd pages under my belt, I feel like I've taken a master-class in thrifting. I just changed jobs, and I built a business-casual wardrobe for like $150, including like forty ties.

This thread also has a way of making me feel sort of insignificant. In the last week, I've managed to find a Lanvin blazer (maybe a "lost" suit jacket), a Canali suit, and a lovely Paul Stuart shirt--but not, like, the insane multiple finds that y'all manage. But maybe I'll have a decent day, one day. Until then, thanks. You've made me regard a "normal" shopping day as finding five Kiton suits for $35.

Welcome to the thread, and welcome to SF.

I think a lot of us feel that way sometimes. I think we all do whenever Frenchy posts! The main reason is that we don't bother posting the excellent condition Brooks Brothers button down we picked up because we needed another one in whatever color it was. Reading the thread will tell you what to get excited about (and what not) but remember, you get excited about it precisely because it isn't normal. Someone finds something amazing everyday, but it isn't the same person every day. If you're building a wardrobe, buy what you need for right now, don't refuse to buy anything that isn't worth posting here. (If it is about flipping, that is a different story.) That's the conclusion I've come to anyway.
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Originally Posted by 6stringsakc View Post
Dang, THIS jacket. Tell me it's a 38?

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Originally Posted by canuckstyle View Post
love that jacket, is it a keeper, or to sell?


Unfortunately its too small for me, so its for sale. it is a 38 btw.
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