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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Checked on the "Dr. Phil" pants, about a 42-46 waist.
On a related note to this thread, you guys seen this:
http://realscreen.com/2012/02/17/oxygen-greenlights-teen-weddings-and-thrift-wars-pilots/:

 

"Thrift Wars, meanwhile, is a competitive fashion series set in New York and follows “elite and hardcore” thrifters that scour flea markets, warehouses and estate sales to see who can make the most money buying vintage designer wear in a given day. The executive producer is Matt Sharp for Sharp Entertainment."

 

 

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post #26267 of 114364
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


Did you grab the Bijan hanger. Could def be a nice little flip on ebay or the forum there. I've sold Brioni hangers (cheap plastic kind) before at $20 + shipping.

I didn't. I should have tried but I didn't find anything else at that location and kinda wanted to get out.

And thanks to everyone reassuring me that Oxxford was a SC.
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Pretty good haul today.

 

Three Borrelli shirts, the blue one appears NWOT, the white is in exceptionally good shape, and the beige is also in excellent shape. 15.5, 16, and 16.5 respectively.

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Five great ties! From left to right: RLPL, Turnbull&Asser, Kiton, Gucci, Marino Gabri (?). Never heard of Marino Gabri but it appears new and was handmade in Italy.

 

Group shot:

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RLPL

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T&A

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Kiton

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Gucci (this thing is really awesome)

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Marino Gabri

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And last, but not least, a mint, and I mean mint, 44R RLPL charcoal pinstripe suit. 95% super 150s, 5% cashmere, feels awesome.

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With flash, so lighter than the actual color:

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Color is more like this, but this is still lighter than in reality:

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All thrifted, but the RLPL tie and RLPL suit were from an upper end thrift store, so not exactly steals, but damn cheap for what they are.


Also picked up this NWT RLPL 100% cashmere shirt/sweater a couple days ago. I'm not sure what you'd classify it as, it's kind of like a button down shirt but made of cashmere sweater fabric, but it is the most impressive cashmere I've ever handled. Retail was $1400!

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Pretty much everything is available if anyone is interested!


Edited by ebw1 - 2/17/12 at 8:04pm
post #26269 of 114364
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Originally Posted by wcl View Post

I would bet you I run into Mr. Namath evertime I go thrifting. I have seen pieces from the Telly Savalas collection, as well as the Sammy Davis, Jr collection. smile.gif

Johnny Carson, too. My places are thick with that stuff. Doesn't look that godawful bad, actually (well it does, but there's a lot worse on the racks in comparison) but dated.
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I scored a shit pile of stuff today... all new w/ tags.

RLPL cashmere/linen Breton sweater
Joseph Aboud 120's navy SC
2 Psycho Bunny plaid cashmere scarves
Belvedere (?? made in Italy) 60/40 grey cashmere/merino cable zip sweater
2 Faconnable silk&wool PS
Faconnable chocolate brown merino v-neck sweater
Zegna tie
BB navy chinos

retail as marked: $2,755

I paid: $545 .... not a bad haul methinks!

(sorry long day, too lazy for pix.. maybe later)
post #26271 of 114364
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Thrift Wars
, meanwhile, is a competitive fashion series set in New York and follows “elite and hardcore” thrifters that scour flea markets, warehouses and estate sales
But not thrift stores? 

I don't think I range far enough south to run into these people, but it does make me shudder. OTOH, if I throw a few judicious elbows when the cameras are in sight, maybe I'll get on TV.



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I went to 4 stores today and turned up the following:

 

2x SULKA shirts in 17 / 33 and 17 / 34 (one solid white, one medium blue and light blue striped).

 

1x FRAY for Neiman Marcus shirt in 18 (blue).

 

1x INCOTEX trousers - MADE IN ITALY (not Romania).  36 x 32 (pleated, brownish-gray).

 

1x Turnbull & Asser shirt in 15 1/2 (blue and white stripes).  NOT AVAILABLE...  it's for me :-)

 

And a PILE of 1960's vintage Trad / Ivy stuff (that may be off-topic on this thread).

 

Can anybody tell me anything about this tie?

 

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Or this shirt:

 

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I'm pretty familiar with classic American menswear in general and some British brands in particular, but I'm only just now starting to consider French or Italian brands since lurking about and later joining SF.  Thanks.  -M-

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Wow! Talk about a haul! Amazing! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Also, that tie is a grail item in itself. It's the elusive Dior Homme line. There was just a discussion a bit ago on how scarce that stuff is to begin with and finding it in a thrift store is a major score. The Versace looks real but is old. I'd say pre 1998-ish?
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Originally Posted by evandb View Post


Also picked up this NWT RLPL 100% cashmere shirt/sweater a couple days ago. I'm not sure what you'd classify it as, it's kind of like a button down shirt but made of cashmere sweater fabric, but it is the most impressive cashmere I've ever handled. Retail was $1400! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Pretty much everything is available if anyone is interested!

See I found a PRL version of this in supima cotton the other week and don't know what to call it either. I would love to find more shirts like this. Yours is stunning by the way.
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post


Usually, it's the shoulder pads. I agree that a lot of people can't tell the difference, but often I see guys wearing jackets as SC's, and the shoulders just look off.
So, I'm going to play the Thrift Fit Pic Game today. This is the Oxxford SC I picked up a few months ago. The tie is BB Makers from Mr. Floors to Go. If the waist looks a little tight, it is. Working on it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I love that this has become a thing!!  Ok man, you're my NoVA peeps, so I'll give you my honest assessment:

 

I really like the jacket and shirt fits...some will say they're too tight, but I tend toward that anyhow.  Yes, I can see what you're saying about the waist, but IMO it only needs to come out a teeeeeeeeensy bit more.  I think a bit more work is needed on the lower half.  I really can't put my finger on it, but for some reason I just don't like the way that those pants cuffs show up with those shoes.  It's a strange thing to critique, and I can't put my finger on why it looks off to me, but it does.  Maybe the colors are a bit odd or flushed out?  IDK, but I'd like to see some other, possibly darker pants.  I like the tie, but work on the dimpling!!  I fully sympathize, as a dude who's new to dimpling and having a really tough time getting a Spoo-rific dimple out of my ties, but work the fabric a bit more to get a more even and deeper-sitting dimple.  It looks super cool when done perfectly.  

 

All told, I love the look.  The Oxxford SC is definitely the scene stealer (as should come as no surprise).  Also, the shirt sleeve length to jacket cuffs showing ratio is perfect.  Perfect amount of shirt sleeves showing.  LOVE that people are doing this as a thing and being brave souls and posting.  Keep at it champs.  

 

I wasn't planning on doing so, but you've inspired me, and I'll post yesterday's fit for me (I teleworked today icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif, so my fitpic would consist of destroyed jeans and my law school t-shirt).  I'm actually pretty dissatisfied with it, which is part of the reason I didn't post it yesterday.

 

 

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Suit: Brooks Brothers 
Tie: Burberry 
Shirt: Armani collezioni
Shoes: florsheim imperial wingtips in shell

 

My personal criticisms: Nothing wrong with it, it's just too boring. I don't like the way the shirt collar sits (Armani Collezioni), and the knot the tie (Burberry) ties ups.  Good pattern, but the knot is too limp and dead for my taste.  

 

 

 

 

post #26276 of 114364

Thanks Nat.  I was reading the posts by Young Am and I knew as much re: late 1970's through early 2000's CD, Lanvin, Pierre Cardin, YSL, etc. and never gave them a second look.  It was not until today that I was sifting through a pile of ties looking for the usual suspects from the 1960's when I turned up that tie with the silver "DIOR" label and decided to pick it up and see it if was worth anything.  It's nice and thin, but it's covered in little "CD's."  Not really my thing.

 

Same thing with the Gianni Versace.  I never pick up GV stuff.  But I did after reading all the posts about it.  It's in overall great condition.  I'm going to do the OXY-Clean treatment and it'll be good as new.  

 

Thanks again for taking the time to read this.  -M-

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Quote:
Originally Posted by evandb View Post

Pretty good haul today.

Three Borrelli shirts, the blue one appears NWOT, the white is in exceptionally good shape, and the beige is also in excellent shape. 16, 15.5, and 16.5 respectively. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Five great ties! From left to right: RLPL, Turnbull&Asser, Kiton, Gucci, Marino Gabri (?). Never heard of Marino Gabri but it appears new and was handmade in Italy.

Group shot: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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RLPL Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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T&A Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Kiton Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Gucci (this thing is really awesome) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Marino Gabri Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And last, but not least, a mint, and I mean mint, 44R RLPL charcoal pinstripe suit. 95% super 150s, 5% cashmere, feels awesome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
With flash, so lighter than the actual color:
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Color is more like this, but this is still lighter than in reality:
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All thrifted, but the RLPL tie and RLPL suit were from an upper end thrift store, so not exactly steals, but damn cheap for what they are.


Also picked up this NWT RLPL 100% cashmere shirt/sweater a couple days ago. I'm not sure what you'd classify it as, it's kind of like a button down shirt but made of cashmere sweater fabric, but it is the most impressive cashmere I've ever handled. Retail was $1400! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
350x467px-LL-72da70d0_IMG_1067.jpeg

350x263px-LL-4530771d_IMG_1078.jpeg

350x263px-LL-c0294a23_IMG_1068.jpeg

Pretty much everything is available if anyone is interested!

PM'd on the 16 Borrelli
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

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If that show hits it big, we'll soon find out how the storage locker guys feel. Someone was telling me that he knew someone that did a lot of storage locker auctions in the past and over the past year or two the prices and crowds are just obscene due to the store Storage Wars (which I personally love).

It was inevitable. My guess is, the show will make it. Hopefully, it won' t make a difference. Things are already a lot tougher than they were before the Internet.
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Does anyone watch Oxygen?

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So so day today. Ties, mostly:

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BB Makers, Lambswool Scotland tie, Rubinacci, Rubinnacci NWT, Armani, Armani

AE Kingsleys
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Do you guys know if a cobbler will replace the corkbed in a shoe? I could send these to AE for the recrafting, but want to see if there is a cheaper option than $125.


Edit, I just noticed that the 1st Rubinaci has a snag:(
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