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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

What do you guys know about Astor & Black? I picked up 3 shirt from them that seemed very nice and a couple of their ties that seemed nice as well.

Also picked up 3 Luciano Barbera casual shirts, 2 linen and one cotton all XL or XLT. Got another Etro shirt, a Faconnable shirt, and a NWT Pendleton cotton plaid shirt. 

aside from the fact they middleman shite HK suits to their less than discerning clients not much...
post #21857 of 110256
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

Was having an off day today, I think the rain had something to do with it. On my final stop I was flipping through $12 Lewin shirts, $125 PRL SC's, and $335 dollar Burberrys jackets when I came across this...

 

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It feels like tweed, it has split vents, and is in pretty good condition. The only problem is the lining on one of the vents is coming up a little. Looks like an easy thread job.


 

Does it have patch pockets? Is it a regular sportcoat or more of a hunting / shooting coat? Size?

post #21858 of 110256
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


aside from the fact they middleman shite HK suits to their less than discerning clients not much...


Huh... okay. These don't have size tags in them so I'm wondering if they're MTM

post #21859 of 110256
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



Huh... okay. These don't have size tags in them so I'm wondering if they're MTM

well you said half of it right there... Astor & Black claims to be a bespoke clothier when in fact they are not even decent MTM.... there is plenty to be read on these points... just search the forum
post #21860 of 110256
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



I'd be interested in pics and measurements at least... the navy sounds nice

Same here! Hoping its a 42L wink.gif
post #21861 of 110256
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



I'd be interested in pics and measurements at least... the navy sounds nice
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Same here! Hoping its a 42L wink.gif

Maybe I'll grab them at least to get measurements and a couple of photos. This joint allows returns, so taking them back if no one is interested should be no problem. Starting to see a little uptick in the quality of stuff in the thrifts lately, so I'm stopping in more often and hoping that I can find something really nice soon, maybe even in my size!
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Measurements:

Shoulders around 20"

The chest 21-21.5"

Sleeves 25" with a little room

Length 31"

 

Its marked on the inside as an SC looks like a shooting jacket, the color is awesome!

 

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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post
AT GRENDEL TOO

Same here! Hoping its a 42L wink.gif


 

 

post #21863 of 110256
Passed on a Brioni suit for a giant man. I would say it was a 54R US(!). I think the same guy donated a pair of light gray orphan Kiton pants. Not really confident that such a big suit would move on the bay, but what do I know.

Was intrigued by a canvassed tailored by Tom James gray suit. It was a little big for me, but the construction was great. The tag said something like “file de mano”. It was a 3 piece, too. If it was my size, I would have bit.

Passed on 2 zegna ties. They seemed to have the artistic quality of Jos A banks’ finest offerings. However, I did pick up the one below. It has raised stitching and a blue undercurrent that seems to suggest perfect diagonal staining.

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Picked up the following shirt that I may want to trade. Fits my neck fine, but the waist is a little roomy for me. Measuring it around the waist area is almost 26” (back side). It's like blue mini gingham. French cuffs, too.

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Finally, did spot a Dolce gabana dark blue tie with a subtle pattern at Marshalls. It was clearanced @ $59. If you guys look for these, just grab the ties by the handful and the premium ones have that thick security tag attached to them. I’m so used to $3 ties @ goodwill that I’ll probably pass on these unless I hit the lottery.
post #21864 of 110256
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Passed on a Brioni suit for a giant man. I would say it was a 54R US(!). I think the same guy donated a pair of light gray orphan Kiton pants. Not really confident that such a big suit would move on the bay, but what do I know.

I've recently had pretty good luck with larger sizes, 52 & 54, but if it was in decent condition and thrift store cheap under $20 you can't really go wrong imo

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I've recently had pretty good luck with larger sizes, 52 & 54, but if it was in decent condition and thrift store cheap under $20 you can't really go wrong imo



How about t-rex suits? I passed on a 42L today that the sleeves fit me a little short but the coat came down to mid-thigh, and I have a long torso. 

post #21866 of 110256
I go away for a few days and come back to 800 posts. Holy moley, you guys are busy.

For a minute I thought all the good stuff was gone, and then today hit the mother lode. (I will edit in pictures when I have proper light)

today I found:

Leather Bound King James Bible inscribed "... Jan. 1 1865" Upon seeing the date I hoped it was a Union soldiers bible, but upon reviewing the inscription it is nice but not as stupendous of a find as a soldiers bible. This one was a reward for having committed a portion of scripture to memory. -- 12$, probably more than it's actual 'value' but a very cool thing to find.

A complete, and apparently un-used Polaroid Impulse kit. It's a remarkable instant camera, and it came with 5 filters, a ton of polaroid ephemera, and 30 exposures (which are sadly of no use, as they expired in the 90's)
post #21867 of 110256
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

If you guys look for these, just grab the ties by the handful and the premium ones have that thick security tag attached to them.

Excellent trick, I just figured this out after I overheard the cashiers talking about my Marinella.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Excellent trick, I just figured this out after I overheard the cashiers talking about my Marinella.


Not sure I'm understanding.. You'll be able to tell which are the good ties because of the security tag?? That means that Marshalls also know which is a good tie. This has implications.

post #21869 of 110256
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

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Not sure I'm understanding.. You'll be able to tell which are the good ties because of the security tag?? That means that Marshalls also know which is a good tie. This has implications.

Rather than sifting through the pile looking at labels, take a handful and feel for the giant hard 2 piece sensor. These are the ones that come from Wilkes and they regard as "better".
post #21870 of 110256
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Originally Posted by ArsenalDan View Post

Common Projects, Achilles Low Top, White, Size 41. Appear to have been worn all of once. At a GW.
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if these aren't your size i would so trade for them
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