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post #23626 of 115177
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


A bit of common sense for ya if you dont mind. If you are never going to wear it, what is the point in keeping it?


Ha, I guess I was just thinking my thought process out aloud. Maybe I would like to turn it into a pillow. It's very soft.

post #23627 of 115177
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post



How is no one else curious about this?  I'd like to hear what all that entails.

Some of us know what it entails and were therefore not curious. wink.gif

It means reclaiming the wool and knitting (or felting) something new with it. So long as the garment wasn't serged (which would mean lots of short lengths of yarn), you can grab an end on the body and start pulling it out, winding it into a ball as you go. Repeat for the sleeves and you have three or so good lengths of yarn to make whatever you feel like. My wife does this all the time; cashmere on the cheap. In fact, she just grabbed a BB cashmere sweater the other day for a couple bucks to do just that with. Not the greatest cashmere, but not terrible.

Speaking of cashmere, I found a beautiful herringbone Aquascutum cashmere sport coat the other day that fits me perfectly. It's now the nicest coat I've got. In navy, but still pretty nice.
Edited by Madroaster - 1/22/12 at 3:58pm
post #23628 of 115177
Today's only find is a PRL navy blue camelhair sport coat. 2B, single vent. A bit older, I think, given the union tags, but it's in great condition and oh so soft. I picked it up for myself, but I just can't swing the waist size, so it's available, much to my disappointment.

The tag says 37R, but the measurements put it closer to a modern 38S. So close...c'est la vie.

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Measurements:
P2P = 20"
Waist = 18"
Arms = 23.25"
Shoulders = 18.5"
BOC = 29.5"

Deets Deets Deets:
Single vent
2B
Made in US
100% camelhair
post #23629 of 115177


 

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Originally Posted by nolanmjj View Post

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Are those tags stapled directly into the tie?

post #23630 of 115177
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Originally Posted by tben View Post


 

 

Are those tags stapled directly into the tie?



I imagine they are.  Looks like a "Salvation Army special" to me.  Every tie I've thrifted from them has come this way.

post #23631 of 115177
Oh dear.
post #23632 of 115177
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post



I imagine they are.  Looks like a "Salvation Army special" to me.  Every tie I've thrifted from them has come this way.


They do everything that way. It's a major pain. Take a pair of tweezers and very carefully straighten them out then pull them through gently and maybe they won't pull any threads. 

 

post #23633 of 115177
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

They do everything that way. It's a major pain. Take a pair of tweezers and very carefully straighten them out then pull them through gently and maybe they won't pull any threads. 

I remember snagging a nwt Bvlgari tie from thrift with staple right through. I carefull pulled staple out but one prong was not straight enough and ended up snagging the tie in a way that would be obvious. Tie went straight to the bin, unwearable mad.gif. I hate it when thrifts staple quite delicate items.
post #23634 of 115177
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I remember snagging a nwt Bvlgari tie from thrift with staple right through. I carefull pulled staple out but one prong was not straight enough and ended up snagging the tie in a way that would be obvious. Tie went straight to the bin, unwearable mad.gif. I hate it when thrifts staple quite delicate items.

Easily my biggest pet peeve. It's actually pretty rare around here; I only know 2 stores that do this. And I rarely go to those two, mostly because of the staples.
post #23635 of 115177
Hi all, I recently snagged a very good condition Oxxford sportcoat in a size 40 in a wool/silk blend, in the Ontwensia cut. While I love it, the shoulders are maybe about a half inch too wide for me, and the waist isn't quite narrow enough for my tastes. I realize that Oxxford wasn't designed to have an aggressive cut, and having a tailor ruin such a nice sportcoat would be downright criminal... so I was wondering 1. if there was any interest from other thrifters here, and 2. what's a fair, socially acceptable for thrifted goods price to put it up on B&S / eBay? Thanks!

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Comments on fit + convincing me that it actually fits and encouraging me to keep it would be appreciated as well! :P
post #23636 of 115177
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Originally Posted by tben View Post



 

Are those tags stapled directly into the tie?

Around here, SA has done the same with shoes, belts and other leather goods, and it doesn't matter how careful you are removing tags when leather is involved. But, yes, you can get the staples out from fabrics. Notice that the staples shown are in a part of the tie that will never be displayed. That helps a lot.
post #23637 of 115177
Found a couple nice items this weekend, but not my size, so they're up for sale/trade.

Oxxford wool flat front slacks size 42x28, length could be 30" if you lose the cuff:

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Zegna size 17-35
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post #23638 of 115177
^^^ Nice pants, and again, I am amazed at the number of thrift pants that indicate a short man of immense rotundity. With longer inseam, those would be very desirable and flippable.
post #23639 of 115177
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Originally Posted by rathebaindc View Post

Zegna size 17-35
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Did you happen to grab this in NoVa? I saw this exact shirt the other day, same size, but passed on it (I just hate dealing with shirts).
post #23640 of 115177
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Originally Posted by VitaTimH View Post

Hi all, I recently snagged a very good condition Oxxford sportcoat in a size 40 in a wool/silk blend, in the Ontwensia cut. While I love it, the shoulders are maybe about a half inch too wide for me, and the waist isn't quite narrow enough for my tastes. I realize that Oxxford wasn't designed to have an aggressive cut, and having a tailor ruin such a nice sportcoat would be downright criminal... so I was wondering 1. if there was any interest from other thrifters here, and 2. what's a fair, socially acceptable for thrifted goods price to put it up on B&S / eBay? Thanks!
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Comments on fit + convincing me that it actually fits and encouraging me to keep it would be appreciated as well! :P


Measurements?

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