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Not a thrift find, but somewhat relevant. So, I've been struggling to think of a way to store my ridiculous number of ties in a manner that gives me easy access to them, and I think I have a good (for me, at least) solution - it was my mom's idea.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I know some may think it horribly tacky, but I kind of like it. It's a curtain rod, by the way.
64 ties in this bad boy!
36 in this nifty hanger (I'm actually going to look into getting this on myself, pretty cool idea)
I had one of these. Fit 100 ties, if worn one per peg. Once I'd doubled up nearly every peg, I burned out the motor. So I moved the ties into two drawers, progressing from dots to geometric to plaid to stripe to solid. I've since outgrown THAT and have no clear solution in sight.
How dare you, sir? How daaaare you?
That is the hawtness... Gorgeous!
60s Pendletons. Perfect condition.Thankfully the one medium fits just like a small. The last one is more of a sport coat. For me, these are big finds.
The backing color is in reality black, but shows up blue in the pic for some reason.
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That's really nice. Great find!
That's what I was thinking... The shoulders and length looked good.
Thats the question mark. The tag is one of a bespoke tag, i.e. write your name down after the "mr ________________". The jacket is double vented, Ralph Lauren in 90's just did not do that style. I am almost thinking this is recent. I could be wrong though, but the double vents have thrown me off.
I scored a gray blue label in my size yesterday (will post pics of yesterdays finds later this evening), it has a similar tag in the left pocket. I haven't been able to date mine yet, but found this info on the AAAC forum regarding who made what and when for the made in USA blue label:
Early 70s to 74/75 Norman Hilton, N.J.
74/75 - 77 Lanham Ltd, Mass.
77 - circa 92 Polo Tailored Clothing, Mass. (Polo bought Lanham)
92 - 99 Pietrafesa, Syracuse, NY*
99 - ?now Cornelaini
*may have a white production tag inside the left chest lining pocket with the bottom series of numbers indicating date of manufacture; 960410 being April 10, 1996 for a Fall 96 jacket.
Lapel widths, gorge heights, shoulders, sleeveheads, armscyes, sleeve circumference, waist supression have all varied at least slightly depending on model. The same models have also varied somewhat. Some of the jackets of the late '80s, early '90s tended toward slightly extended shoulders, higher armscyes and narrower sleeves. Just after that the shoulders got kind of boxy in some instances. In general, it varied. The Cornelaini stuff has generally been soft shouldered (there are three, thin concentric layers of shoulder padding), rounded - more natural than most 'natural shoulder' jackets. The sleeves in the store stock, as opposed to runway photos, are fuller than some earlier Polo and the waist suppression less. Unfortunately, some recent Polo is an inch or more too short. If you want a faddishly short jacket, the USA Polo ain'tit. Until about 97-98 the USA Polo technical consturction was superior to Cornelaini - there was some hand sewing and perhaps better internal chest construction. The Hilton stuff construction, with the possible exception of button holes, was probably superior to, or at least the equal of, current RLPL and definitely superior to English RLPL. (Where's that spelchex/punctuationinsert?)
here is the link to that thread: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?100058-Polo-Blue-Label-made-in-USA-vs-Italy&p=1022845#post1022845
On a similar note, I left a tag size 41 polo blue label made in usa POW pattern suit at the store, along with 3-4 blue label SC's (I think 2 or 3 were POW/ glen plaid patterns, other 2 were patterned casual types, felt like maybe even a silk/wool blend, none had actual material tags). (I picked up a tweed in my size ) All SC's were in the 40-42 range. If any one is interested I can run back possibly tomorrow or during the week to see if they are still there. (Can't promise anything though!)
Funny you should mention that. I was just putting together a testimonial for the Take Shape For Life plan and came across this picture of me from 2009 to use as a "Before" shot. I included my "After" for comparison purposes. I think you're doing very well. Warning: Fat Dig Inside. Don't look. I mean it. (Click to show)
Remarkable transformation. You should have gone to Oprah and got paid $$$zillions for you story.
Don't want to get anyone pissed off, BUT http://g.co/maps/cayjs
Had a really good day yesterday, found the following 3 suits in my size
Polo Blue Label charcoal grayPolo (Click to show)
Hickey Freeman Canterbury Loro Piana Tasmanian 120'sHF loro piana (Click to show)
HF Canterbury, glenplaid (pattern doesnt show well in pic)HF #2 (Click to show)
Also, a Polo Blue label Tweed sportcoat w/ patch pockets and button collar closure (stored on 2 buttons inside jacket-kinda neat)Polo Tweed SC (Click to show)
Keeping all of the above for now, until I decide how many suits & SC's I can fit in my closet need
Also picked up this 42L HF collection staple light gray suit (subtle textured stripe) , available (P/P appx. 23.5, shoulders 19.5, BOC 33, Sleeve 26.25--- Pants- 18.5 1/2 waist, Inseam 33 +1.5 cuff + add'l 1")HF gray 42L (Click to show)