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post #22411 of 121966
Only hit one store today. Tons of BB stuff lying around. Some older 346 items for the 38/39L crowd (solid charcoal and navy pinstripe).

Saw my first BB Golden Fleece shirt (baby blue in 17.5/33), but I didn't grab it b/c there was some collar staining and a small red-sauce mark (pindot size) on the one cuff. Do these use MOP buttons? I did the lip test, and they were cold, but I've never tried that before.

(spam[1].gif) But, I did grab a 3-roll-2 BB brown herringbone blazer. Still had the dry cleaning tag on it. Absolutely gorgeous piece. Made in Italy, all lambswool, flapped patch pockets, etc. I'll throw up some pics later, since it's not my size and up for grabs. Measurements below the fold, just in case.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Chest = 22"
Waist = 20.5"
Shoulders = 19.5"
Sleeves = 26" w/ .75" to the inner lining
BOC = 32"

::EDIT:: Completely forgot, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen/head of this before. I found (but didn't grab) a US PRL rain/all weather coat with a corduroy collar. Really cool, but the odd thing was it actually had metal hooks to latch the sides over the center zipper. I though it was a toggle jacket at first, but these confused me. Size L, otherwise I would have grabbed it for myself. It was pretty badass.
post #22412 of 121966

Found a Zenga navy suit at Salvation Army that was too big for me — I might go back on half-off day to snag it.

 

Picked up a pair of Park Avenues in 11E. Too big for me — anyone?

 

(first 2 pics) http://www.flickr.com/photos/71716117@N07/

 

 

 

I'd love to trade for some black AEs in a 9.5D.

post #22413 of 121966
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Found a Zenga navy suit at Salvation Army that was too big for me — I might go back on half-off day to snag it.

Picked up a pair of Park Avenues in 11E. Too big for me — anyone?

(first 2 pics) http://www.flickr.com/photos/71716117@N07/



I'd love to trade for some black AEs in a 9.5D.

Just to bust balls a bit...

"Zenga is the Japanese term for the practice and art of Zen Buddhist painting and calligraphy in the Japanese tea ceremony and also the martial arts." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenga) teacha.gif

On a more helpful note, what type of Zegna was it? More recent stuff is worthwhile (except the Soft, if only b/c it's not one of their better lines). Although, Zegna seems to be doing well on ebay lately.
post #22414 of 121966
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

Just to bust balls a bit...
"Zenga is the Japanese term for the practice and art of Zen Buddhist painting and calligraphy in the Japanese tea ceremony and also the martial arts." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenga) teacha.gif
On a more helpful note, what type of Zegna was it? More recent stuff is worthwhile (except the Soft, if only b/c it's not one of their better lines). Although, Zegna seems to be doing well on ebay lately.

This. If recent and solid navy, you could make some decent money.
post #22415 of 121966
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Def. not all TJ Maxx and Marshall's are created equally. Come to Omaha and you'll sift through the finest Nautica, Hilfiger, Timberland, Sean John and Enyce gear known to man censored.gif

this x 1000000000000000000000
post #22416 of 121966

Have a question, but didn't want to start a new thread if it could be answered here. I just bought two pair of Ermenegildo Zegna pants in great condition. Look authentic. One made in Romania and one made in Portugal. Does that (Romania/Portugal) tell me anything about the quality? I love how the look and feel, just curious about how good of a buy it was. Paid $5 each. 

post #22417 of 121966
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

This. If recent and solid navy, you could make some decent money.

Also, beware the Zegna vs. Zegna cloth debacle. I almost missed it on an ebay suit recently. It doesn't mean the suit might not be worthwhile, just that it isn't a Zegna. This person had it listed as such, which was misleading.
post #22418 of 121966

Another question...Also bought some Brooks Brothers pants. How can you figure the 'line' by looking at the label? I've heard BB has black fleece, golden fleece, 1818, etc, but will the label say "golden fleece", or what? These pants have a navy label, gold writing, say "Brooks Brothers, established 1818" with the lamb logo, made in Canada, 100% wool.

post #22419 of 121966

I'm pretty sure it was a navy pinstripe, but I tend to put these things out of my mind as soon as they don't work out. It was $20; if it's still there on Wednesday, it will be $10. Should I grab it today?

post #22420 of 121966
Hit another marshalls today, saw 1 RLPL dress shirt for 99 bucks. Also saw a few knits that I want for $99, nothing cucinelli though. How often are the clearance prices reduced?
post #22421 of 121966
Reality check on a Gucci tie found today at Savers. Fake, or real?


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post #22422 of 121966

Passed on a Versace suit jacket for the second time...did a fairly intensive search for the pants and couldn't find them.  It's a US 48, with a small tear on the edge of one of the patch pockets.  It's a pretty staple navy color with a single (I thought almost all SCs used two or more buttons?) metal medusa head button.  Everything about it looks real, but what about the missing pants?  Worth $20 bucks to try to flip?

 

Also, picked up a Glen Appin Angler hat made with Harris Tweed in a "large", which I would assume is between 7 1/4 and 7 3/8 if anyone is interested.  It's kinda like a kangol bucket hat in shape with a fairly small bill.

 

 

post #22423 of 121966
If real, it was a blazer. Metal buttons almost always mean blazer.
post #22424 of 121966
Had some nice luck kicking back into gear for the new year. No pics for now, but snagged an incredible RLPL Shirt, a Prada button down (which to my pleasant surprise wasn't obnoxious and is actually one of the best shirts I've snagged), some raw denim from an LA maker, and a random Tank top/shirt from Marc Jacobs that was obviously for streetwear. Got some other normal stuff, nothing of too much interest. I honestly felt rusty out there, only hit a few GWs and stores, but still spotted some pretty nice finds. Forgot about people up here though, feel bad. Passed a few trench coats and other coats from a Japanese maker Sanyo that were pretty solid, a few Dolce and Gabanna mainline suits for men (they were $50 and a bit too big for me), and a pair of Brioni pants. Next time I'll snag most of them for everyone, rookie move, my bad.

With that said, I am looking for a few things. If k4 is still around, sorry for not getting back to you, I had to leave LA sooner than I realized and haven't been back up. I'm still looking for a few driver caps (and I lost the one midwester gave me at some point returning to the States. That hat was my PIC), preferably brown, tan, grey, black, and other solid colors (white would be pretty nice as well). Also I need a new pair(s) of shoes for suits for interview/work. More conservative as it will be in a rather large law firm, so anyone that's picked up any nice wingtips or conservative shoes that would go well with work suits (navy blue, gray, charcoal, etc.) in 9.5D please PM me. I can't guarantee I'll buy them as I'm still gonna be hitting some old spots over the next few days, but I am on the lookout.

Finally, I've been looking for a new Navy blue/charcoal/gray suit for an upcoming interview. I'm sure I'll be able to find one in the upcoming weeks, and if not I can wear one I already have, but I figure I would ask up here to see if anyone is looking to rid a recent 38R or very slim fitting 40R. I prefer slimmer, European cuts like Canali Proposta (or do I have that backwards?), so I'd prefer to stay away from cuts like the traditional BB, Today's man, and the like only because I have access to them pretty easily here in LA.. I'm going through the thrifter's post now, but figured putting out an APB now can't hurt. Let me know all, good hunting.

Edit: Oh and Matt, I've seen a similar PRL jacket, they really are sick. I wanted to grab the one I saw but it was a bit too big for me.
post #22425 of 121966
Back from 2 weeks off. Will arrange pics of shirts in size 16 - 16.5 / L I plan to sell in one group. One addition is a Lorenzini beige / brown plaid linen shirt in the size 16.5, it is an Italian large and labelled as such. Also from a forgotten box I had is a recent Brooks Brothers golden beige / wheat wool/silk/linen sport coat size 45L (made in Italy, from the 1818 line).
Funny story: Today I visited 2 thrift stores with wife who wanted to look for some quilts. I checked out the suits and found an orphaned made in Italy Polo Ralph Lauren suit jacket colored charcoal gray. Left it on the rack but tore the thrift store apart looking for the pants (which I did not find). 20 miles up the road went to another thrift store and voila, Ralph Lauren Polo pants colored charcoal gray in the correct size for the suit (jacket was 42L, pants 36W). Great! I buy the pants for $10, drive all the way back down to the thrift store with the orphaned jacket, and ...
I must be fucking color blind, the pants and the suit jacket were not even remotely the same shade of gray facepalm.gif
I returned last night and flight was 4 hours. My ear drums have burst or are damaged and I cant hear shit. My ears hurt so bad when the plane descended. I had a bit of sinuses before we left, but nothing major. I tried everything in the air, holding my nose and blowing, wads of chewing gum, nothing stopped it. So what do you guys do with your ears when flying? Next time I may think about earplugs, but I seriously doubt that would work frown.gif
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Passed on a Versace suit jacket for the second time...did a fairly intensive search for the pants and couldn't find them.  It's a US 48, with a small tear on the edge of one of the patch pockets.  It's a pretty staple navy color with a single (I thought almost all SCs used two or more buttons?) metal medusa head button.  Everything about it looks real, but what about the missing pants?  Worth $20 bucks to try to flip?

May be a blazer. With a tear, I would leave that one on the rack.
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