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post #26161 of 103108
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

Look: it is insanely unusual to find runway YSL or Dior in a thrift store. Of the hundreds of people who post in this thread, it's happened a couple of times. I've seen one piece of either in my life, and I've seen many pieces of Brioni, Kiton, Chester Barrie, Savile Row stuff, whatever.
What you see lots of is the licensed stuff, and the licensed stuff from the 60s through the 90s and early 2000s is crap. The only reason someone would buy it is for the brand name, thinking it was good, and buying based on name. Which is why they licensed the name, made a bunch of money, and almost ran their brands into the ground.
The odds of you spotting Dior Homme or YSL Rive Gauche in a thrift are one in a bajillion. So if you don't know the difference, it's safe to assume that if you see YSL or Dior, it's crap. Stuff from Macy's and JC Penney's in the 70s and 80s. Not something worth buying used at thrift store prices, much less bragging about.
The one Rive Gauche coat I found, which was from the Tom Ford era, was stunning. It was very, very obviously not licensed junk. It was clear. It was too small for me, but it went for a few hundred dollars on eBay.
Frankly, I think there are a lot of folks in this thread who could really up their thrifting game by focusing on identifying quality and wearability rather than reading brand labels.

So, I found a YSL Rive Gauche DB suit. It seems nice. It seems like it will fit well with some alterations. I'm still learning to identify quality and bought this not knowing anything about Rive Gauche at all. I more use labels to tell me when to leave things on the rack. So, do I have a one in a bajillion find?

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post #26162 of 103108
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I left behind 6 or 7 Lori piano shirts, a borreli for BG all in 17. I have no need for more shirts. Anyone want me to grab them in exchange for cost + future hookups? Act quick before I leave the store!
post #26163 of 103108
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

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I left behind 6 or 7 Lori piano shirts, a borreli for BG all in 17. I have no need for more shirts. Anyone want me to grab them in exchange for cost + future hookups? Act quick before I leave the store!

Ill take them.
post #26164 of 103108
Already sent a pm smile.gif
post #26165 of 103108
Good News: I ran into Nataku at the local Goodwill today
Bad News: I ran into Nataku, so I didn't even look =)
post #26166 of 103108
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

Ill take them.

My size, too. Why don't you divvy in name of fairness? devil.gif
post #26167 of 103108
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Originally Posted by evolsty View Post

So, I found a YSL Rive Gauche DB suit. It seems nice. It seems like it will fit well with some alterations. I'm still learning to identify quality and bought this not knowing anything about Rive Gauche at all. I more use labels to tell me when to leave things on the rack. So, do I have a one in a bajillion find?
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Fits nice. This is before tailoring?
post #26168 of 103108
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

My size, too. Why don't you divvy in name of fairness? devil.gif
Not mine to divy. Unfortunately.
post #26169 of 103108

Finds from today:

 

Gieves & Hawkes DB Blazer-Also I am pretty sure this has a Belvest makers tag, if anyone can i.d., I would appreciate it.

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Shoulder to Shoulder- 19"

Pit to Pit- 21.75"

Sleeve- 24.75"

Length- 30"

 

BB 100% Wool Overcoat

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Shoulder to Shoulder- 19.5"

Pit to Pit- 22"

Sleeves 25.25"

Length- 45.5"

 

Boyds Custom Shirts

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Thought these were a great pickup until I saw this when I got them home.

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Shoulder to Shoulder- 20.5"

Neck- 17"

Shoulder seam to cuff- 24"

Sleeve- 24"

Length- 32.25"

 

I think I have an addiction as well because I picked this stuff up and none of it is in my size. facepalm.gif

post #26170 of 103108
I've gotten several messages. Will probably divy to spread the good fortune after the wife picks out any for me to keep.

also: PM's will be ignored unless these are your size and you intend to wear, rather than flip them. facepalm.gif
Edited by mexicutioner - 2/16/12 at 6:12pm
post #26171 of 103108

Fight to the death, I presume?
 

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

I've gotten several messages. Will probably divy to spread the good fortune. Also got the pink blue one, I think it's BBBF in sz small. Plus a white blue burberry London in sz LT.


 

post #26172 of 103108
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Originally Posted by evolsty View Post

So, I found a YSL Rive Gauche DB suit. It seems nice. It seems like it will fit well with some alterations. I'm still learning to identify quality and bought this not knowing anything about Rive Gauche at all. I more use labels to tell me when to leave things on the rack. So, do I have a one in a bajillion find?
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nope i dont even think thats ysl, ysl rive gauche was brought back by tom ford and gucci, first hedi slimane designed then tom ford and now stefano pilati, anything pre 1999 is worthless
post #26173 of 103108
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Fits nice. This is before tailoring?

Before, yes.
post #26174 of 103108
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

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I left behind 6 or 7 Lori piano shirts, a borreli for BG all in 17. I have no need for more shirts. Anyone want me to grab them in exchange for cost + future hookups? Act quick before I leave the store!

If for some reason the five people who have PM'd already back out, I'm in icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #26175 of 103108
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

Good News: I ran into Nataku at the local Goodwill today
Bad News: I ran into Nataku, so I didn't even look =)

haha he does good work! Seriously, his knowledge of (what I think of as) obscure items is incredible!


Dahl, I got the shirt today, I love it! Thanks again smile.gif
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