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post #25441 of 121404
I had a feeling I'd see a Patagonia today and I ran across a made in the USA black synchilla snap t in xxl. Also saw a gorgeous new England shirt co for beecroft and bull. Spread collar, french cuffs, side pleats. Gorgeous blue and white textured pattern. And if I knew how to post a pic from my iPhone I'd do it.

I'm willing to go back and sell them pretty cheap if anyone is interested.

Finally, a brooks bros $100 gc for $75. I probably won't use it til their spring sale but it was too good to pass up.
post #25442 of 121404
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

His feedback is poor as well.

shit - he's left a lot of negative feedback for others. Feedback ABUSE is right.

fingers crossed... shog[1].gif
post #25443 of 121404
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

While at GW today I found this: a Louis Vuitton (maybe?) garment bag. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What do you think? Maybe I'm blinded by hope -- or greed -- but on the plus side the leather on the top and handle is really good, stitching looks right, and it seems old enough to be genuine.
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Where do I go from here ... How can I verify if it's genuine before selling it?
Thanks, AS

Look inside the bag. There should be an item code printed either on the inner ?suede? lining or as a separate leather rectangle attached inside. Get the code (often a 6 digit alphanumeric), then research authenticity. It is very difficult to tell 100% an authentic LV item, either than go on the date code and obvious quality of stiching. This piece may be quite old, and if it is before the 1970's, it will probably not even have a serial number. This date / manufacturer code should not be the same as the item code.

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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

shit - he's left a lot of negative feedback for others. Feedback ABUSE is right.
fingers crossed... shog[1].gif

As the buyer, you need not be worried. If he sends a faulty suit, give him hell - a taste of his own medicine and post all correspondance here - I would love to read it smile.gif
post #25444 of 121404
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Originally Posted by mikeH View Post


EDIT:
That is the coldest thing I've read on the thread in a while. Who does that?

He's a friend of mine going back 20+ years, one of the first people I met after migrating from Ohio to the wilds of New Hampshire. WIthout boring the living, er, tar out of you, the event sequence in brief:
  • My friend (in his 60s) had cancer, sarcoidosis, and a severe allergic reaction to meds that almost killed him. All at once. He was in a coma for 3mo and made a miraculous, Lazarus-style comeback. Literally ripped the feeding tube out of his mouth and yelled at the nurse that the meds were making him sicker and would they please f-ing change them. He is one of the toughest birds I have ever met.
  • His nephew, who was entrusted to feed his cat and pay his rent, took his cats to the pound, cleared out his apt., broke the lease, sold most of his stuff (all his clothes) at a yard sale, and spend most of the money in his accounts once the docs told nephew he wouldn't make it.
  • When my friend realizes this, law enforcement and prosecutors get involved; prosecutor says it's the clearest violation of whatever the charge is called (taking advantage of a vulnerable person or something like that) he had ever seen.
  • I discover SF and this thrifting/outlet thing.
  • He is back on his feet 15mo later, and the nephew has stood trial and somehow coughed up the cash (second mortgage? second job? we don't care) to repay my friend, thus avoiding jail and getting probation.

I go up and visit him (Vermont) every couple months and take a washbasket full of jackets, shirts, pants, and sweaters. He is my size all the way except for shoes. His wardrobe is the finest it's ever been. Each successive washbasket gets better and better; my castoffs now are better than my "finds" the first time around.

I call him my "enabler," ha. His wardrobe is so tightly tied to this thread, it's ridiculous. My sartorial cause celebre. It doesn't hurt that my best-luck thrift store (shell Nettleton's!) is on the way. Fricking karma or something.

And no, I'm not going to pass the hat. I've literally overwhelmed him with clothes.
post #25445 of 121404

Was only able to stop at one place today...but it worked out pretty well:

 

 

Oxxford houndstooth SC:

 

 

 

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Shoulders: 19"

 

Pit-to-pit: 21.5"

 

Sleeves: 23"

 

Chest: 20.5"

 

Length from bottom of collar: 30"

 

another Oxxford SC(not sure what type of pattern this would be called):

 

 

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Shoulders: 19"

 

Pit-to-pit: 21.5"

 

Sleeves: 23"

 

Chest: 20.5"

 

Length from bottom of collar: 30"

 

 

 

 

both are available as they don't fit me(as usual). the houndstooth tag says it's made from pure lambswool and the other is sea island cottons? both are single vented as well

 

edited with measurements

 


Edited by vexco - 2/9/12 at 3:55pm
post #25446 of 121404

My 2nd post! Got my first Kiton today ! at the GW smile.gif As soon as I figure out how to post a pic I will. Also, A Robert Talbott  shirt, Zegna shirt, Gitman Bros "expressly for country gentlman" shirt. Anyone know this line? Some never worn Ferragamo's for the wifey too !
 

post #25447 of 121404
^^ looks like a glen plaid.

Frustrating day today, left behind two 44-46 samuelsohns, found a glen plaid polo orphan but couldnt chase down the pants and found a fully canvased made in italy silk DB that again had no pants.

I also saw some outrageously priced Hugo Boss diffusion stuff at value village.
post #25448 of 121404

 

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"another Oxxford SC(not sure what type of pattern this would be called):"

 

 

 

Looks like a glen plaid. Nice coats.

 

 

Corneliani Super 120's Sport Coat - brown houndstooth with a blue overcheck (44):

 

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Brooks Brothers Navy Striped Summer Coat (feels like all cotton - 44):

 

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RLPL Brown Linen Shirt:

 

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Plus a pair of RL Rugby Cords (30 x 30), BB Flat Front Khakis (38 x 32) and some Tods shoes for the Wifey.

 

post #25449 of 121404

 

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Originally Posted by GHo View Post


shit - he's left a lot of negative feedback for others. Feedback ABUSE is right.
fingers crossed... shog[1].gif


I've actually seen this guy. He's flipping out of the GW at Yonge/Bloor in Toronto. When I clicked on his feedback, I saw an ugly-as-hell Armani sportcoat that he managed to sell for $50. I passed on that same jacket, and he picked it up right after me. 
 

 

post #25450 of 121404

Massive Sport Coat/Suit Haul:

 

Zegna suit

-Double breasted

-Black with grey pins

-Excellent condition

23 chest, 22 waist, 31.5 length, 25.5 Sleeve, 20.5 Shoulder

 

Sulka Sport Coat

Double Vented

Surgeons Cuffs

90/10 Wool Cashmere

Brown

Excellent+ Condition

 

BB 181 Saxxon/Madison Suit

Excellent+ Condition

Grey

23.5 chest

20 shoulder

21.5 waist

 

Trout's Sport Coat

Loro Piana worsted/spun 100% Cashmere

Excellent+ Condition

Blue

52

 

Daks Sport Coat

Excellent Condition

Grey

22 chest

19 shoulder

21 Waist

 

Canali

Gold/Brown Woven

Excellent Condition

54L

 

Armani Black Label

Made by Vestimenta

Black with grey pins

Excellent condition

42R

 

Ventura suit Bespoke

Holland&Sherry Cloth

Blue with Blue Pins

Surgeons cuff

Excellent+ Condition

22 Chest

19.5 shoulder

20 Waist 

 

 

Ventura suit Bespoke

Holland&Sherry Cloth

Grey with Grey Pins

Surgeons cuff

Excellent+ Condition

22 Chest

19.5 shoulder

20 Waist 

 

Canali Proposta Sport Coat

Excellent+ Condition

Navy blue

52R

 

For the awesomeness factor:

Aquascutum for Lew Ritter Sport Coat

Double Breasted

Navy

MASSIVE Brass Buttons

 

All availiable

Will get more info/pics up soon

post #25451 of 121404
Found a Crombie jacket today. Could be NWT, but likely only worn once/a couple times (Front pockets still basted). Anyway, the amount of handwork on this jacket is pretty amazing - lapels, pocket flaps, interior. Crombie seems to make a really nice product (I know they had some ownership issues and what-have-you). Pity that its unvented.

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post #25452 of 121404

We need a easy to reference page with Yay or Nay voting on specific brands, in case you see something an don't know what it is, but it looks and feels like it might be something.

 

I envision something like this.

 

You Search for "Kiton," and the results are 99% Yay/1% Nay

 

You Search for "Stafford," and the results are 11% Yay/89% Nay

 

And etc...

 

I dont know how it would work, or what it might look like - but I need an Iphone App stat.

post #25453 of 121404
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Originally Posted by 46n2 View Post

My 2nd post! Got my first Kiton today ! at the GW smile.gif As soon as I figure out how to post a pic I will. Also, A Robert Talbott  shirt, Zegna shirt, Gitman Bros "expressly for country gentlman" shirt. Anyone know this line? Some never worn Ferragamo's for the wifey too ! 

That is a good find - post pics and details. Some would consider it a holy grail find. Welcome to thread and forum!
post #25454 of 121404
Bah! Beginner's luck :jealous:
post #25455 of 121404
Quote:
Originally Posted by AHS View Post

While at GW today I found this: a Louis Vuitton (maybe?) garment bag.
What do you think? Maybe I'm blinded by hope -- or greed -- but on the plus side the leather on the top and handle is really good, stitching looks right, and it seems old enough to be genuine.
261261
261 261
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Where do I go from here ... How can I verify if it's genuine before selling it?
Thanks, AS

It looks fake to me. I'm not an expert but..

Right off the bat LV at a thrift is suspect. I see the bag is old but the vachetta leather has not aged to a dark honey color. The monogram pattern is not well laid out. And there's hardware driven right through the "LV". The oval leather tag is maybe weird (I don't have enough experience to say) but the font is definitely off. Stitching looks crooked as well. Etc. I suppose you could take it to a boutique.
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