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I went to Goodwill for the first time yesterday. It was a fruitless search, but I had two close calls.

 

The first was a tweed three-piece by a French label I had never heard of. The vest and jacket fit me, but after finding the pants they were quite too short. 

 

The second was a HSM tuxedo that fits all the criteria for "correctness". Peak lapels. No vents. One button. Satin facings on the lapels and pocket linings. Only thing amiss were the pocket flaps. It looked great, but I was dismayed to find it was a 43R. I'm a 42L. Also, the lapels were too narrow for my tastes- but I could have lived with that. Now, I'm not sure how this is supposed to work, but I bought it in any case and thought someone might want it... not sure how to procede. No idea of the age- I could match the label though. I took a picture of it with my (ancient) cellphone:

 

 

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Edited by Parterre - 3/3/12 at 5:20pm
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Sort of a random day today:

 

Ravazzolo Double Breasted Blazer (sized 56eu):

 

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This interesting Filson Foul Weather Jacket + Vest:

 

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And two ties from very different places:

 

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Anyone know if this is a seven fold?

 

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Originally Posted by Parterre View Post

I went to Goodwill for the first time yesterday. It was a fruitless search, but I had two close calls.

 

The first was a tweed three-piece by a French label I had never heard of. The vest and jacket fit me, but after finding the pants they were quite too short. 

Some 3 piece tweed suits (did it have a fabric manufacturer label?) go for crazy money on ebay...like $100's and $100's and $100's

 

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Originally Posted by Parterre View Post

Only thing amiss were the pocket flaps.


Tuxedos aren't supposed to have pocket flaps!

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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

and a bunch of vintage 1960's summer wear

Interested in deets on this. I have a small collection of S/S plaid shirts from the early-mid 60's. Mostly dept. store labels (Wards, Penny's, Sears), but this is back when they made their stuff to last.
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

APC women's trench coat i found for the wife (might be too big for her, if it is i'll put it on the trading spreadsheet in case your lady could use it)
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Are you sure it isn't a men's? Looks like it's buttoned the wrong way (only two button-holes). Much more of a icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif find if it's a men's!
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This interesting Filson Foul Weather Jacket + Vest:

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Wow, you found this in LA?? Maybe someone moved from the rust belt?
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Two stores today. First one was a bust. Second one I found these two Gucci shirts in just about perfect condition. Both 39/15.5.

 

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Tuxedos aren't supposed to have pocket flaps!



Hence why it was amiss. I had tucked them in in the photo. Also, I felt as if it were canvassed at least in the back, but I could be wrong.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Are you sure it isn't a men's? Looks like it's buttoned the wrong way (only two button-holes). Much more of a :slayer: find if it's a men's!
Wow, you found this in LA?? Maybe someone moved from the rust belt?


It does look like a womens to me (what do I know..) as there are two buttons going in the womens direction, I thought there would only be one if it was suppose to be the "under" buttoned part. Pretty sure there would be a 3rd below it just cut off the picture? If it ends up being a mens, what size is it, does that say xs??

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post
APC women's trench coat i found for the wife (might be too big for her, if it is i'll put it on the trading spreadsheet in case your lady could use it)
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I second the fact that this could be a men's....what's the pit to pit?

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Originally Posted by Parterre View Post


 



Hence why it was amiss. I had tucked them in in the photo. Also, I felt as if it were canvassed at least in the back, but I could be wrong.



Ah ok, I couldn't tell!

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Canali checked jacket; custom-made plaid jacket in a subdued yet still very plaid blue Vitale Barberis Canonico Super 120s; slacks by the same tailor, about which I can't find any info (logo looks like a J and K in a handwritten signature, like JK if the parallel parts were laid on top of each other); gray flannels made in the USA for some shop in a rich part of town; all my size. Plus a Robert Talbott tie in a medallion pattern I like. (Anyone know anything about Talbott ties that are like a patchwork of different tie fabrics? Worth it?) The two jackets fit me like a glove, right off the hanger. Score.

 

Size 9.5 Cole Haan tassel loafers that look an awful lot like the ones two pages or so ago; Ermenegildo Zegna flat-front chinos in a dark khaki color, about a size 38. These need homes. If no one wants 'em, I'll try my fortunes on eBay :)

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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Any plain white non-iron shirt (with collar stays). And the tie itself might not be the problem, it is that the knot is sloppy. If the Duhill won't tie right, find another one. I've found plenty of $9 ties at TJMaxx that produce better knots than my more expensive ties. Spoo always has good knots, you should be shooting for something like this:
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Thanks man. My mannequin for my auctions is also well knotted. (both shirt and tie are Charvet)
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Its probably the knot tie-er not the tie. I will take the blame for that. I guess I need a lesson. Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.

I tie a wicked knot, trust. bigstar[1].gif
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

^Try to use a wider ( or tie short) and more substantial tie. A Windsor or half Windsor may look better on the mannequin. Spoo's shirt collar style is of course good, make sure to use metal collar stays so you can shape them the way you want.

I rarely use collar stays, if you can believe.
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Anyone know if this is a seven fold?
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Definitely, and Bvlgari ties are pretty insane. The silk is like sandpaper and it weighs about a pound, right?

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BTW, I stopped into a Marshalls today and saw a whole bunch of Ferragamo ties for (a ridiculous) $99.99. Also a whole rack full of Brooks Brothers tweeds for $249 each. Really, really nice ones though.
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How often do you guys run into obvious flippers going through the menswear? I'm only recently encountering this for the first time. I keep seeing a lady going through the menswear at my favorite stores, checking every single label and dumping anything with the right label into her cart.

My first thought was "Well, I guess the party's over." And I have had fewer great finds recently. But my more optimistic side says there's plenty to go around, and I'll still find some good stuff.
Edited by ChetB - 3/3/12 at 6:31pm
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

How often do you guys run into obvious flippers going through the menswear? I'm only recently encountering this for the first time. I keep seeing a lady going through the menswear at my favorite stores, checking every single label and dumping anything with the right label into her cart.
My first thought was "Well, I guess the party's over." And I have had fewer great finds recently. But more more optimistic side says there's plenty to go around, and I'll still find some good stuff.

Watch what car shes getting into and next time let air out of a tire...she will get the hint devil.gif (I'm totally kidding). Say hi, and just ask her to hold the stuff that's your size for you (or trade for it) and if shes really cute give her your number to call when she finds stuff your size. She probably goes to other stores also so you might be able to team up and trade for more stuff in your size! Just think of it as a positive if you are looking to expand your wardrobe and not just make $$$. decisions.gif

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So how would I proceed in selling the HSM suit?

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