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post #15736 of 121966
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
That nutter is insane.
Haha! That's VERY funny.
post #15737 of 121966
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post
the question that comes up in my mind is what is the point of buying anything from a second hand store?

if the police can come into your home in australia, taking your op shop purchase and return it to the person who donated it becuase its valueable, means they can do it with anything purchased from an "op shop" while mummering something along the lines of "bogans don't have rights"

the woman purchased the bag of jewelry from the shop, the orignal owner relinquished ownership of that as soon as they put it in the donation pile and had taken the tax deduction of the hundreds of thousands of jewels.

if the police returns it, why not repeat the cycle ripping off customers of the op shop, the woman with the jewels that keeps donating them can live a tax fee existence, and the sucker who buys the jewles is out $40-50 each damn year. while the shop stays in business

Except that's not what happened. The woman who found them voluntarily handed it in to the police.

Also, you're overlooking the possibility that the items were lost or stolen and that the original owner never "relinquished ownership". That's why you hand them into the police.

As I understand it, if nobody claims them after a set period, they are yours.
post #15738 of 121966
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post
Thrifting close encounter today: first, I found a silk/wool sport coat tagged 36S, but when I tried it on the shoulders hung about a half inch over my own on each side. Then, I found a Hickey Freeman suit in navy - very modern, everything in order, and I thought maybe I'd pick it up to flip, until I saw that it was tagged 41XL, a size I imagine isn't in high demand.

If you're back at that place in the near future and it's still there and wouldn't mind proxying it for me, please do (provided the pants can be made to go at least 34x34) or shoot me a PM if you have more details. I'm one of those tall dudes who looks out for this size and it sounds very nice.
post #15739 of 121966
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post
... I *might* be interested in that one if your other dude falls through, depending on measurements.
As promised... I included the measurement method that I used from this website for clarity. Too much info? Some of the numbers seem large but the shirt, while not fitted to me, didn't seem too, too big. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Lay your shirt on a flat surface. Place the tape measure on the base of your neck (where the collar meets the shoulders on a dress shirt) measure the distance to the point where your shirt ends. Round up your measurement to the nearest full inch. 31" Lay your shirt on a flat surface. Take the tape measure and measure the width of the shirt from seam to seam where the bottom of the sleeve meets the torso. That is half the chest measurement for your shirt. Take that number and multiply by two, this is your actual chest measurement. Round up your measurement to the nearest full inch. 26" x 2 = 52" Start counting at the neck, and count down until you reach about between the fifth and sixth buttons on the shirt. Measure the width of the shirt from seam to seam. Take that number and multiply by two, this is your actual waist measurement. Round up your measurement to the nearest full inch. 23" x 2 = 46" Lay your shirt on a flat surface. Where the contour of the shirt starts to round into the shirt tails, this is the approximate location of your hips. Take the tape measure and measure the width of the shirt from seam to seam at the hips Take that number and multiply by two, this is your actual hip measurement. Round up your measurement to the nearest full inch. 24" X 2 = 48" Your shoulder measurement is the distance between the outer edges of each shoulder (shoulder seam). Round up your measurement to the nearest half inch. 21" Measure the area from the outer edge of your shoulder (shoulder seam) to the end of your shirt cuff. Round up your measurement to the nearest half inch. NOTE: We use a "tailor's measurement" to get your Sleeve Length, this is your actual length. When you buy an "Off The Rack" shirt in the store your Sleeve Length will be longer because they use a "retail measurement" that includes both your Sleeve Length and half of your Shoulder Length. Do not be alarmed if the Sleeve Length that you give us is 10-12" shorter than your normal (retail) Sleeve Length; it is correct. 26" Measure from the middle of the button hole to the middle of the button. If the neck is perfect, use the actual measurement; If a little snug, add 1/4 inch. Round up your measurement to the nearest quarter inch. 18"
post #15740 of 121966
I purchased a Yaly suit today for like 12 dollars. It says super 130s silk cashmere blend. Was this a good deal?
post #15741 of 121966
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post
As promised...

Holy cow, thanks! LOL! I think I'll pass on this one though... some odd measurements for me.


Had a decentish day today in two stores:
New with tags Clark & Gregory 100% cashmere navy sweater vest made in Hawick, Scotland - never seen one of these before but NWT Made in Scotland? Worth saving for fall.
BB polo for myself
And an Etro shirt - the most wearable I've ever seen! Size 17, just a bit too small for me. There's a couple of you who look for that kind of thing though so here you go (clickable thumbnails):

Plus, it gives me an excuse to show off the first use of my mannequin... need to work on technique there though! lol.

post #15742 of 121966
Stefano Ricci day today. $5.99 each. 2 Stefano Ricci cotton dress shirts. 1 NWOT. 1 NWOT Stefano Ricci silk dress shirt. Band Collar. A friend that came with today found a NWOT Ricci silk dress shirt (looks stunning) and a NWOT Ricci cotton dress shirt. Pics to come. One of the shirts had a sticker on the sleeve that said $1. I hope it came from another shirt and that I didn't miss a garage sale find of the century. There were more. Another local thrifter found 3 more last night.
post #15743 of 121966
First time every thrifting today... I can see how this can be addictive. Not as good as some of you guys, but found a really nice Loro Piana Dress Shirt 15 3/4 x 33 (maybe 34). Really nice buttons and in good condition. Unfortunately too big for me.

Also found but passed on a J.Press Blazer, a bunch of Hickey Freeman Blazers and a Brooks Brothers 1 Btn Tux (Silver Brooks Brothers Label, Hand Made). Should I have picked this stuff up to toss on the B&S section / Ebay? Each item was $10 or under....


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post #15744 of 121966
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
First time every thrifting today... I can see how this can be addictive. Not as good as some of you guys, but found a really nice Loro Piana Dress Shirt 15 3/4 x 33 (maybe 34). Really nice buttons and in good condition. Unfortunately too big for me. Also found but passed on a J.Press Blazer, a bunch of Hickey Freeman Blazers and a Brooks Brothers 1 Btn Tux (Silver Brooks Brothers Label, Hand Made). Should I have picked this stuff up to toss on the B&S section / Ebay? Each item was $10 or under.... [/SPOILER]
If any of the blazers were close to 38S I'm interested. Musician. Conductor. Teacher. Sent from iPhone
post #15745 of 121966
As requested...hickey Freeman 44R SC. It does have a spot that has come undone by the vent,but I'm sure a tailor could fix it up. I love the color combo on it, but it's way too big on me...curses on being a short guy! Musician. Conductor. Teacher. Sent from iPhone
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post #15746 of 121966
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
First time every thrifting today... I can see how this can be addictive. Not as good as some of you guys, but found a really nice Loro Piana Dress Shirt 15 3/4 x 33 (maybe 34). Really nice buttons and in good condition. Unfortunately too big for me.

Also found but passed on a J.Press Blazer, a bunch of Hickey Freeman Blazers and a Brooks Brothers 1 Btn Tux (Silver Brooks Brothers Label, Hand Made). Should I have picked this stuff up to toss on the B&S section / Ebay? Each item was $10 or under....

That is a nice looking shirt.

It does sound like you passed up some flippable stuff. Always take the time to carefully inspect everything, though. I never bought anything with moth holes or ultra-short inseams in a thrift store, but I have arrived home with a few of them.
post #15747 of 121966
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
First time every thrifting today... I can see how this can be addictive. Not as good as some of you guys, but found a really nice Loro Piana Dress Shirt 15 3/4 x 33 (maybe 34). Really nice buttons and in good condition. Unfortunately too big for me.

That is a nice shirt, are you planning on selling it?
post #15748 of 121966
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Originally Posted by SartorialConductor View Post
If any of the blazers were close to 38S I'm interested
I'll let you know, prob going back tomorrow to pick up those few items I left behind if they are in great condition.
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post
That is a nice shirt, are you planning on selling it?
Was planing on it. PM if your interested and I can get you the measurements.
post #15749 of 121966
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Originally Posted by mistermidwester View Post
If you're back at that place in the near future and it's still there and wouldn't mind proxying it for me, please do (provided the pants can be made to go at least 34x34) or shoot me a PM if you have more details. I'm one of those tall dudes who looks out for this size and it sounds very nice.
I'll be back in that area on Friday, and I'll be sure to take a look at it again. If the pants are the size you're looking for, should I immediately pick it up or check with you beforehand?
post #15750 of 121966
Found a Turnbull & Asser tie, Stefano Ricci tie, and a Brioni sport shirt today.



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