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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post

From the you never know what you'll find file: 1 large and 2 small Tom Ford garment bags, the kind of thing they'd give you in the store when you buy a suit, but quite nice. Alas, no suits inside.
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nice, i need these. like, i actually need some good suit bags for a few suits and jackets i just got.
post #27272 of 124293
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Wow. A shout out for me? lol8[1].gif
Seriously, after a year's worth of hard core thrifting for myself and a few select family members, I've learned that the things that I REALLY want for my wardrobe are hard won despite a circuit of between 20 to 30 stores. I've had to come to terms with the fact that, as I so inelegantly put it a few weeks ago, there's a large contingent of diminutive folks who like to shop at thrift stores, have moved to my neck of the woods. Quality clothing in my size is rare. I have recalibrated my expectations regarding what I find acceptable. Early on here at styleforum, I was told that if an item was well made, looked good and fit properly, the label shouldn't matter. Using that philosophy, I've selected items that weren't necessarily brag-worthy but have helped me learn what works for me as well as what most assuredly does not. The occasional Kiton or Brioni shirt wouldn't get thrown out of the bed for eating crackers, however.

I find this approach refreshing - you see limited potential in your size, and rather than slum it out last minute bids on eBay, you keep yourself calibrated with picking whatever works. I would be kind of dissapointed if I found out you were the winning bidder on a likely thrifted Kiton suit for $700.

Well, I got a Banana Republic cotton sport coat with peak lapels the other day. I looked great in it, but I felt kinda iffy about it and was almost going to put it back on rack (I dont usually consider myself a brandwhore, but there is a chance I am teetering on the edge of actually being one). When I relayed my doubts to my wife, rather than agree with me, she flipped out and said she would ban me getting any high end gear if I did not take it. Well I took it, and worn it twice this week so far. In retrospect, she was right and I was putting brand before item. I will post pics of me in it, it looks pretty dang decent.

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key word: arguably
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Indeed, I am listening to 2112 right now as I type this icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


I suddenly feel the urge to go drown myself in bourbon, like after a bad breakup. Bummed, I have truly enjoyed your posts.
 

BTW, it took me at least 5 minutes to read it.



 



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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post



:lol:LOL, I aint signing out, I will still be here gooning around, just wont be saying "ps guys found a heap of 42's its for sale if ya all want it". Since I have not done that in the past in any case, nothing changes my end really. Just highlighting my thoughts to see if a paradigm shift can happen and invite a different approach to the way we do business.



Oh, maybe I should have waited around for your reply....snork[1].gif

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BTW...Yes, those are Florsheim Imperials in Shark Skin.

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Would have preferred Rush 2112, Overture and The Temples of Syrinx. Arguably the best rock songs ever.


This thread has officially become the perfect combination of all of my passions:  Thrifting, menswear, and Rush.  Now if I can just get that YYZ bass part down.

post #27275 of 124293
damn too much bitching. less bitching more finds. if this thread needs any rule at all, it's: you aren't allowed to make a post without posting a picture of some new cool stuff you found.

today i found a 2 button tweed polo sportcoat. 39r but fits like a 38. super slim. amongst other things, but that was the coolest. too bad it's still too big for me.
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

damn too much bitching. less bitching more finds. if this thread needs any rule at all, it's: you aren't allowed to make a post without posting a picture of some new cool stuff you found.
today i found a 2 button tweed polo sportcoat. 39r but fits like a 38. super slim. amongst other things, but that was the coolest. too bad it's still too big for me.

Where's your picture?

 

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post #27277 of 124293
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

damn too much bitching. less bitching more finds. if this thread needs any rule at all, it's: you aren't allowed to make a post without posting a picture of some new cool stuff you found.
today i found a 2 button tweed polo sportcoat. 39r but fits like a 38. super slim. amongst other things, but that was the coolest. too bad it's still too big for me.

Hey you broke your own rule!
post #27278 of 124293
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

damn too much bitching. less bitching more finds. if this thread needs any rule at all, it's: you aren't allowed to make a post without posting a picture of some new cool stuff you found.
today i found a 2 button tweed polo sportcoat. 39r but fits like a 38. super slim. amongst other things, but that was the coolest. too bad it's still too big for me.

A sub rule should be if you find something your size, wear it for all to see - show us some pics of you wearing your outstanding thrifted gear.
post #27279 of 124293
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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Where's your picture?


did i ever post about the time i found 6 NWOT pairs of cesar attolini napoli dress pants?

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Man those were nice. one of my better finds. but before i really posted in this thread. so enjoy this throwback to a year ago guys!
post #27280 of 124293
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Melt that stuff down, make a killing! And by killing I mean a few bucks.

Even better, sell it on e-bay to a teabagger who thinks that they'll make a killing melting down the miniscule amount of gold in it. Just like those 'collectors' coins, you can make a lot of money from the perception of value where very little actually exists.

Just post it as, "Italian Men's Tie made with REAL GOLD! 24k 23k 18k 16k karat!" or something.
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

No, I just want you to make it into a pair of shell cordovans in 10C......

 

Alas, a cobbler I am not. 



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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post
It was previously owned by a nice lady who shopped at Ann Taylor Loft and used Comcast. Don't ask me how I know. :sly:


Good find! A satchel/briefcasey thing is tops on my list of wanted stuff. (I also want to find a basic solid suit that fits, so that I can then create some excuses to wear it. I guess I'm not the only one. It's just, my workhorse suits have shrunken in the closet over the past couple of years — and the moths found one of them pretty tasty, it looks like.)

 

Oh, and I would guess she left a bill and a receipt in the bag. ;)

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Score!!  I found a remarkably similar one of these that was my first ever bag find awhile back, and I absolutely love it.  Such an awesome bag.  Here's mine:

 

 

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What it was, was a Jack Georges Nevada Collection Double Gusset Top Zip Briefcase.
I searched while I was in the store and found Jack Georges pieces at 4 figure MSRP's. This was not one of those. It was plenty nice enough for me, though! :nodding:Dig's got a brand new thrifted bag! (Click to show)
MSRP: $330.00
OUR PRICE: $199.99
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This Double gusset top zip briefcase is hand made from a unique pebble-grain crushed fabric, backed by a poly-cotton finish, and topped with flecked suede.
It was previously owned by a nice lady who shopped at Ann Taylor Loft and used Comcast. Don't ask me how I know. :sly:

 

 

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I am going to do this because I like you guys and I want to be apart of the crew.

 

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For all of you that said this double breasted was outdated, I don't really care. thumbs-up.gif

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Clearer picture: The sleeves look a little longer here but they aren't, I had to adjust as seen in picture 1 and 3.

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Oh yeah forgot, all thrifted:

Blazer HF-From Mexicutioner

Tie Etro

Square 100% Silk Made in Italy (no other marking don't really care)

Shirt No Makers Marking

Pants BB

 

post #27285 of 124293
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

I am going to do this because I like you guys and I want to be apart of the crew.
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For all of you that said this double breasted was outdated, I don't really care. thumbs-up.gif
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Clearer picture: The sleeves look a little longer here but they aren't, I had to adjust as seen in picture 1 and 3.
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Oh yeah forgot, all thrifted:
Blazer HF-From Mexicutioner
Tie Etro
Square 100% Silk Made in Italy (no other marking don't really care)
Shirt No Makers Marking
Pants BB

I like this color combination, and I think a DB looks good on you. Is it just the pic or are the shoulders a bit big?
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