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Originally Posted by m1mudman View Post

I've been following this thread for a while now and gaining lots of valuable info. As I was at the thrift shop the other day I had an idea and thought I'd share it with you all. We all see the George clothing constantly as we thrift. I thought it would be hilarious to see who could come up with the best outfit of clothing using entirely George products. Winner would get the pride of knowing they were the ultimate at dressing on limited means. We could also do St. Johns Bay or maybe Stafford as those brands would work too. Seems amusing to me. Anyone interested in my challenge?


To make it really interesting it should be all Bert Pulitzer

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I went to 2 Savers today... The first one was the one where I saw the Hickey Freeman suits the other day. The Southwick suit I saw there was gone, but the 50L Hickey Freeman was there. It's the black Hickey Freeman label, not the newer silver / grey, but it seems pretty nice if anyone is interested. 

 

The 2nd Savers yielded a BB green checked shirt, a Polo RL blue houndstooth shirt, and a Joseph Abboud pink dress shirt. My favorite find was this Pendleton Woolen Mills driving cap:

 

Pendleton Woolen Mills cap 1'

 

Pendleton Woolen Mills cap 2

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Found a Mint Oxxford 48L suit super 110 navy blue.  First oxxford ever... If anyone is interested shoot me an offer.  Pants are 42L measurements are coming.

 

would trade for similar suit 42L from suits that are in the equal range brand wise.

 

Also found a brooks country club long sleeve button down.. Mint XL (didn't know it retails for $168 until I got home)

 

Also bought a pair of Daniel Cremieux Wool/Cashmere 95/5 pants.  Only bought it b/c new with tag and it'll fit my old man.

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I Just wanna give a shoutout to whatever SFer decided to dump off 30 pieces of their wardrobe (that i found, at least) at the same time. the engineered garments pants were a nice touch. also, thanks for donating it to a store that marked it cheaper than nautica buttondowns <3


 

Woah what you get Mainy :)
 

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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Well, I finally found a Zenga (for Barney's) 6 X 2 DB navy blazer with heavy brass buttons and it would have just about rounded out my SC/Blazer collection. It was tagged a 50 and thus put in with the XL sized coats but it was euro sizing and fit like a US 42. Too bad the damned shoulders were so wide and the coat's hem reached down to my fingertips. mad.gif
I felt better on the way out as I purchased a couple of pairs of shoes for SWMBO and noticed a pair of Ray-Bans (Casual Lifestyle Polarized Sunglasses RB 4026 601S/48) that were hiding in a display case mixed in with the crappy shades. You could have bought them at the local Sunglass Hut for around $140 but I got them today for $7. It took the sting out of the Zenga.
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I also came across this leather jacket in mostly good condition. I couldn't find enough info about it so I left it. it was sized as a 40 but was a bit large on me. It's probably worth hundreds but since the prices seemed all over the place, I passed.
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http://www.peruzzispa.com/en/shop/jacket-s-store/classic-four-button-short-coat.html  might be a good pickup.  How is the quality?

 

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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

For some reason I find this really creepy.

Because it reminds you of FNB?
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Because it reminds you of FNB?

What ever happened to him? I found his posts quite entertaining. laugh.gif


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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

I Just wanna give a shoutout to whatever SFer decided to dump off 30 pieces of their wardrobe (that i found, at least) at the same time. the engineered garments pants were a nice touch. also, thanks for donating it to a store that marked it cheaper than nautica buttondowns <3

Whaaat?! Deets!!
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

I Just wanna give a shoutout to whatever SFer decided to dump off 30 pieces of their wardrobe (that i found, at least) at the same time. the engineered garments pants were a nice touch. also, thanks for donating it to a store that marked it cheaper than nautica buttondowns <3

Whaaat?! Deets!!

+11111111!
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Edited by ChetB - 12/18/11 at 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Because it reminds you of FNB?
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I passed on four Oxxford cashmere SCs tonight and picked up one Oxxford suit, 44 L.
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I found the Oxxfords two minutes before the store closed and so didn't have much time to decide on them. I ended up grabbing just the suit. My worry is that the suit's lapels are dated (same with the lapels of the sport coats). The width is pretty normal but the notch seems low. Is my worry well founded? O]

Whaaaat?! Oh man! I'll take the non-red one in 44L if you're willing to go back and proxy. Still, a cashmere Oxxford, one of which is NWOT? Grab em and sell them on here! People will buy a purple Kiton, why not a red Oxxford?

The lapels look fine to me. I'm sure it'll appear higher up when it's actually worn and the shoulders are given some structure to. That is Oxxford's signature "fish-mouth" lapel. I've seen it on other US-made suits like Norman Hilton and another one whose name slips me but I always mistake it for Oxxford and disappointment hits when I see the label. I'm personally not a big fan of the fish-mouth lapel, but I know some guys who are.

That brochure is awesome!
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I passed on four Oxxford cashmere SCs tonight and picked up one Oxxford suit, 44 L.
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I found the Oxxfords two minutes before the store closed and so didn't have much time to decide on them. I ended up grabbing just the suit. My worry is that the suit's lapels are dated (same with the lapels of the sport coats). The width is pretty normal but the notch seems low. Is my worry well founded? One of the sport coats appeared to be new old stock, with the Oxxford label still sewn on the sleeve. However, it—and one of the others—was Christmas red. The non-red SCs were a glen plaid and a houndstooth with an overcheck, 46 L and 44 L.
When I got home I found this really cool Oxxford brochure in the front pocket of the jacket (makes me wonder if this thing got much wear).
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The brochure begins:
"To seriously consider spending the sum necessary to wear Oxxford Clothes, you should know precisely why they are worth every penny of what they cost...Oxxford clothes cost more because they cost considerably more to make."
It then lists 20 details about the making of an Oxxford suit. Here are a few:
--"The silk thread, the linings, silesias, pocketings, in fact all of the trimmings are the very best. The buttons are made from the tips of horns that once adorned African water buffalos."
--"The sack coat is given far more preparatory or under-pressings than any other make. The coat 'hits the iron' 32 times while in the process of manufacture."
--"The button holes are made by hand. They are worked on both sides of the opening; really two button holes, one on top of the other, for durability and impeccable appearance."
(Here's the whole brochure, if you want to read it: part 1; part 2)
I also snagged a really nice Pendleton jacket at the same store. I didn't have time to try it on before buying it but lucked out: it fits perfectly. This will get a lot of wear.
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doesn't look dated to me.. I would go back and grab the rest.. even christmas red lol... gorgeous find.

 

you found 5x buyable oxxfords at a thrift store??? what is this thrift store next to oxxford factory?

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Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Because it reminds you of FNB?
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I passed on four Oxxford cashmere SCs tonight and picked up one Oxxford suit, 44 L.
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I found the Oxxfords two minutes before the store closed and so didn't have much time to decide on them. I ended up grabbing just the suit. My worry is that the suit's lapels are dated (same with the lapels of the sport coats). The width is pretty normal but the notch seems low. Is my worry well founded? O]

Whaaaat?! Oh man! I'll take the non-red one in 44L if you're willing to go back and proxy. Still, a cashmere Oxxford, one of which is NWOT? Grab em and sell them on here! People will buy a purple Kiton, why not a red Oxxford?

The lapels look fine to me. I'm sure it'll appear higher up when it's actually worn and the shoulders are given some structure to. That is Oxxford's signature "fish-mouth" lapel. I've seen it on other US-made suits like Norman Hilton and another one whose name slips me but I always mistake it for Oxxford and disappointment hits when I see the label. I'm personally not a big fan of the fish-mouth lapel, but I know some guys who are.

That brochure is awesome!
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Seconds if it doesn't work out for you Nataku!

Are you keeping the suit? I don't really wear suits anymore, but would consider it again with one like that laugh.gif
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Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 3:54pm
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


It's this tiny place that barely has any men's clothes, just two or three small racks. But the first time I went there I found an Oxxford SC, a Billy Reid SC, and a Paul Smith corduroy jacket. Now 5 Oxxfords at once. It's a charity and the thrift shop appears to be run by seemingly well-to-do older women volunteers. They apparently have some wealthy donors.


IC, I would keep mining that place, but you should go grab the rest in the morning just b/c it is a small place.  If anyone knows anything about oxxford they will mostly likely be gone at night because there is not a big section to hunt through.  

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You're finding some awesome coats lately...I still want to see a fit pic of the varsity. biggrin.gif
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