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post #14731 of 110796
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post
Evidence.......




Listening to offers

Great find! I like the tie on far right
post #14732 of 110796
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
Got a question about Zegna countries of origin. I see a fair bit of Zegna Made in Switzerland and a bit of Made in Spain. Any thoughts on whether these are worth picking up?

Made in Switzerland is generally on par with Italian made ones. I think the same goes for Spain, but someone should chip in as I have no Maid in Spain Zegna.
post #14733 of 110796
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Originally Posted by jmacak View Post
Hi

I don't know why a Kiton suit will hang around at the thrift store for a few days. Especially when the Staffords fly off the hangers.

Anyway, went back to the VV and picked up the Kiton for 20 bucks. I'll have to get my wife to take a couple of pics (just so you can see.) I'll try to get her to snap a couple of shots of the Kiton I got from Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. Surprisingly, that one cost me only 15 bucks. And, happily, it is a size 40, which fits.

Sometimes the pricing at the thrift stores can be a little skewed.

cheers

joe in seattle

Repeat after me, (1) neither of them fit (2) you only want to make back your cost + postage, and (3) you've always envisioned them in Milwaukee
post #14734 of 110796
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
The Armani is 100000% fake.

Tear

Oh well, its a learning process I suppose. How can you tell by the way?
post #14735 of 110796
Managed to piece this suit together at my local Sally Ann. It was $14 total. Found the jacket and suspected the pants would be somewhere. Luckily, they were, and they were my size.



I'm a n00b at this, so I have a few questions.

The suit is a Coppley for Harry Rosen. How good is this? Also, I did the lip test and the buttons felt cool, but the colour doesn't seem like something that would come from nature. Could these be natural buttons or are they likely plastic?



Is this what they call pick stitching? Can this only be done by hand? Is it generally a sign of quality?

post #14736 of 110796
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post
he had hundreds of marinella ties made annually and gave them out as gifts, etc.

good find.

camera photos suffice.

Not very into Italian politics nor news, but if I recall correctly I read in a newspaper article that not long ago he spent in a shopping spree around 100K Euros in ties in Napoli...
post #14737 of 110796
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Originally Posted by evolsty View Post
Managed to piece this suit together at my local Sally Ann. It was $14 total. Found the jacket and suspected the pants would be somewhere. Luckily, they were, and they were my size.

I'm a n00b at this, so I have a few questions.

The suit is a Coppley for Harry Rosen. How good is this? Also, I did the lip test and the buttons felt cool, but the colour doesn't seem like something that would come from nature. Could these be natural buttons or are they likely plastic?


Is this what they call pick stitching? Can this only be done by hand? Is it generally a sign of quality?


hey, i can be semi-useful at this:

harry rosen is a high-end canadian men's fashion store. they have big famous stores in toronto and throughout the country. i would guess that their store is sort of at the neimann-marcus level? others can correct me.
post #14738 of 110796
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Originally Posted by evolsty View Post
Is this what they call pick stitching? Can this only be done by hand? Is it generally a sign of quality?


Yes, it's pick stitching. It can be done by machine or by hand, so it's not generally a sign of quality - the fact the buttonhole is machine-sewn suggests to me the garment is entirely machine-made.

One of the tell-tale signs of machine pick-stitching is that the thread running between the pick stitches is visible on the back of the lapel and is perfectly spaced and straight.
post #14739 of 110796
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Originally Posted by evolsty View Post
The suit is a Coppley for Harry Rosen. How good is this?

That's a hell of a score man! Nice job!

Also, I did the lip test and the buttons felt cool, but the colour doesn't seem like something that would come from nature. Could these be natural buttons or are they likely plastic?

I'm sure they are horn, maybe even treated ivory. A suit of that caliber can have no less.

Is this what they call pick stitching? Can this only be done by hand? Is it generally a sign of quality?


Yup. That's pick-stitching, and it is always a sign of the highest quality. ALWAYS. Again, nice score!
post #14740 of 110796
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That's(Coppley) a Canadian suit maker ...I think they retail for $1,100 and up. I think Harry Rosen is a shop in Toronto.
post #14741 of 110796
Just a few items from recent trips:

A pair of Moreschi black brogues, perfect timing as they'll replace my recently-deceased rain / beater work shoes:



Hayward of Mount Street bespoke tweed suit - stunning, with soft shoulders and a silhouette to die for, but it's a bit too small:







Recent (2006) Dege & Skinner charcoal bespoke suit:



Oh, and I got a Berlusconi tie a couple of months back:

post #14742 of 110796
Ehhh, passed on a women's full length wool trenchcoat by Missoni. $25, plus a decent sized moth graze [though not hole] on one of the arms.
post #14743 of 110796
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Originally Posted by evolsty View Post
That's(Coppley) a Canadian suit maker ...I think they retail for $1,100 and up. I think Harry Rosen is a shop in Toronto.
Sweet. I know Harry Rosen is a fairly high end suit retailer, although I think they still sell shittier suits as well as higher quality ones; but correct me if I'm wrong. Nice to know the Coppley is decently high quality.
post #14744 of 110796
I know these aren't fantastic finds but I found it amusing some guy who donates loves paisley that much. FYI from top to bottom: Cassini, Oscar de la renta, more Oscar, a no name, and countess Mara. I gotta find a decent suit. Thrifty rehearsal suit would be heaven sent.
LL
post #14745 of 110796
Picked up an Armani Black label sportscoat in my size, as well as a crazy Brioni tie. Passed on a recent zegna shirt, a Brioni suit and some other goodies. If anyone is interested, the Brioni was 40s, black with black stripes and DB. It's $75.
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