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What a day:

NWOT Brioni jacket, basted sleeves with the buttons in the pocket
Brioni PoW suit
Battistoni pinstripe suit
Zegna for Nieman Marcus jacket
Poulsen Skone suede derbies
Peccary and crochet gloves

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Need some pics on these.
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So, I have a totally random question.

While thrifting in Chicago, I've now stumbled across a number of ties (maybe four or five?) that I took to be fake Gucci ties. The ties were mostly hideous, and they all had the same cheap-looking white label that just said "GUCCI". (I would send a photograph, but I never bought one--they really were hideous; the most recent one was all polyester with what looked like a raised purple vein running across it.) However, I've now seen any number of these, leading me to wonder: are these all the products of the same fake-Gucci company? Or do old Gucci labels really look sort of like fakes?
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the old ones are white cheap looking labels. http://reviews.ebay.com/Gucci-Neckties-Fake-vs-Authentic_W0QQugidZ10000000007751227

i am trying to make sure mine is real too. this is the lining of my tie, if it is fake it's alot of work they did and it's very nicely constructed.

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post #16354 of 110252
Found and picked up a pair of DuPont Corforms.

I probably won't wear these much, but it is cool to have a piece of history. These guys are up there with new Coke in terms of marketing research failures.
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I found a gorgeous Canali wool feels like flannel orphaned jacket in my size. How much do you think it would cost to order the matching pants from Canali?
Thanks!
Also found an awesome Zegna "Heritage" seersucker suit in my size in white and tan mini stripes.
post #16356 of 110252
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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

the old ones are white cheap looking labels.


Thanks. That website you sent, FWIW, doesn't have the old cheap-seeming, but apparently real, label up--but then I assume it might be even older than those ties.

I really don't feel like I missed anything not picking them up, because these ties ranged without exception from ugly to hideous.
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I'd go back and check for the pants, as that tag mentions a "trouser lining" as well.

You sure? It's tagged as jacket.

BTW, that St. Andrews cashmere is an amazing find. Nice! worship.gif


Trust me, I searched high and low and through the women's racks (with a few weird looks) and could not find them. As a sportcoat it looks amazing, but I could not picture it as a suit.

 

On a positive note though, went thrifting today and picked up a really nice blue 36S London Fog coat (almost fits me, a tag big), my first ETRO tie. Pictures to come shortly. They had a ton (5-6) London Fog coats all under $10 but passed on them, along with a handful of Tom James ties

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I found a 100% silk summer coat for 4 bucks today. No maker, but the fabric is from Korea and it was tailored in Korea. Below is a truly awful photograph of me wearing it...terrible picture notwithstanding, any thoughts on what needs to be tailored? I think the sleeves need to come down a bit. Also, I'm not sure if the shoulders are just a touch too big or not.


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It's hard to tell where your waist is because your shirt's untucked, but the jacket looks like it could be short for you.
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Trust me, I searched high and low and through the women's racks (with a few weird looks)


It annoys me how we get strange looks while looking through the womens section but usually there are more women than men in the men's section. Sure, they shop for their husbands/kids or are flippers, but what's the deal if we're looking for something for our wives or looking for men's stuff that has been misplaced? I look for stuff for my wife all the time because strangely, she hates shopping. Also, if I find signs that a nice donation was made, I turn the store upside-down. Where there is smoke, there is fire. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


It annoys me how we get strange looks while looking through the womens section but usually there are more women than men in the men's section. Sure, they shop for their husbands/kids or are flippers, but what's the deal if we're looking for something for our wives or looking for men's stuff that has been misplaced? I look for stuff for my wife all the time because strangely, she hates shopping. Also, if I find signs that a nice donation was made, I turn the store upside-down. Where there is smoke, there is fire. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I completely agree. Back when I was with the girlfriend she would love when I would pick up random things for her. And most of them happened to be things that caught my eye without even looking very hard. I can't imagine how many great things I would have found if I actually searched.
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It's hard to tell where your waist is because your shirt's untucked, but the jacket looks like it could be short for you.

Thanks. I generally subscribe to the rule that the jacket should end just at the end of the ass...and this is right on that line.
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a few pages back someone was looking for cashmere sweaters. like any thrift experience, i wasn't looking for this, but i spotted it acrossed the room on a rack next to some of the typical "ugly sweater party" candidates.

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funny how one can spot a cashmere knit from 20 yards. its totally unbranded (or debranded), woven in scotland. unfortunately theres some wear on the back of the neck; looks like someone forgot the cedar in their closet. still a nice pickup for 5 bucks.

obligatory art school dropout shot:

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Also, i've scooped some things at the local salvation army that dont quite qualify as "MC" material. is there a SW&D thrift thread somewhere buried in there? because its not at the front, and I feel like there's a lot of profound vintage street wear in goodwill (RRL comes to mind). i suppose most finds are shoes, ties, and sportcoats so MC makes a good home for this kind of thread; i just want to stay off topic if i post some of the outerwear stuff i've found.
post #16365 of 110252
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


Thanks. I generally subscribe to the rule that the jacket should end just at the end of the ass...and this is right on that line.

If it covers your ass then it is technically long enough.

If I were you I would just lengthen the cuffs. Then take another look at it properly styled/worn.

The shoulders are a little 'strong' by the standards of the moment but as I like a shoulder with a little bit of 'umph' I personally wouldn't mess with it. Just as soon as you get the shoulders reworked suddenly the next season's runway shows will be full of nothing but strong shoulders. In other words - sometimes it's better to stick with the overall styling of a piece than to alter it too much. One look isn't necessarily more 'right' than other - just more 'of the moment'.
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