Originally Posted by Shiny
Pretty good day. Zegna orphan 50R. tore up that thrift store to find the pants to no avail. Tried the women's. the dressing rooms, mens pants and nothing:
the above is available since it's a little too small for me. Double vented.
That is quite a recent item as well (last 5 years). Good find.
It is impossible to say whether the pants even came with the jacket - i.e. original owner bust the pants, hence decided to get rid of the jacket.
If owner got rid of both pants and jacket together, a lot can happen. A Donation Only centre could have distributed them to a different store - it happens.
Optimistically, you are unlikely to find the pants even if they appear in the same store. An oxymoron of terms, but in my experience a good pair of pants will dissapear from the racks faster than you can say blueberry pancakes. A pair of pants like that will dissapear on day one or day two it hits the racks, even if that thrift store does not attract many professional flippers.
Chances are the pants and suit came out together and were:
1) Separated by store workers, and someone bought the pants.
2) Kept together, but a guy could not fit the jacket, but the pants were OK, so he swiped them
If the jacket was priced as a sport coat (i.e. approx half of that of a suit), then they were separated by the store, and chances are someone bought the spare pants. There is a remote chance the thrift store could have them out in the back, but it is a remote chance given the turnabout rate of most thrift stores.
A pessimistic note to an otherwise excellent find.
Originally Posted by Nataku
I would wear that and I would act like I owned the place as well
I used to have an Etro jacket similar to that one
. Wish I still had it, but a cigar made holes too big to reweave / patch.
Put it on and do a PIC for WAYWRN. The conservatives will throw a fit, but the ones with eyes for details or unusual pieces would certainly consider it a historical moment and your street cred will go up a few more notches Edited by Klobber - 11/11/11 at 8:41pm