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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.

 

 

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I know some may think it horribly tacky, but I kind of like it.  It's a curtain rod, by the way. 

post #27767 of 117838
i think you might have too many ties dude.
post #27768 of 117838
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

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.

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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!

 

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36 in this nifty hanger (I'm actually going to look into getting this on myself, pretty cool idea)

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post #27769 of 117838
Ive got three of the tie racks that you screw on the wall. All three were full until my tie purge this past fall.
post #27770 of 117838
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


64 ties in this bad boy!

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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.
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

i think you might have too many ties dude.

How dare you, sir? How daaaare you?
post #27771 of 117838
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

One reason for the yanking my friend. I need to go on your diet. I eat terribly, and my gains go up and up around the waist. I do weights, but little cardio. I think nothing of chowing down a large pizza and washing it down with a non diet 32OZ - 64OZ fountain drink....
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)
post #27772 of 117838
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

the sun shined down ever so brightly on the sz46 boys today: :D
Pal Zieri SC tan/blue windowpane, size 46mexitcutioneR:
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That is the hawtness... Gorgeous!
 

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Originally Posted by s_allen_p View Post

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!

 

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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


If that's you wearing that PRL, you need to reconsider what size you wear. The shoulders look pretty good (don't recall seeing you in other suits before) and I bet your tailor could do something about that "yanking".
Is there an interior button?


That's what I was thinking... The shoulders and length looked good. 

 

post #27773 of 117838
How about one of these:

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post #27774 of 117838
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

the sun shined down ever so brightly on the sz46 boys today: :D

Awesome Haul!



 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


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:

 

 

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Approximate:
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!)

 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

How about one of these:
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Sure there are no small children buried under that? WOW!!!!!!
post #27776 of 117838
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

:)
It's yours at cost if you want it. I'll get some measurements soon.


Pics of the Paul Stuart SC's?

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

How about one of these:
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[slow clap]

Bravo. Bravo. Is it dusty in here? Something got in my eye.
post #27778 of 117838
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

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.
post #27779 of 117838
I'm in D.C. for a conference, and I might be able to sneak in some thrifting. If anyone has a decent spot they'd be willing to share, feel free to PM me. Otherwise I'll just do some googling for the usual locations.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Remarkable transformation. You should have gone to Oprah and got paid $$$zillions for you story.

+1

 

 

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Originally Posted by D.B.Cooper View Post

I'm in D.C. for a conference, and I might be able to sneak in some thrifting. If anyone has a decent spot they'd be willing to share, feel free to PM me. Otherwise I'll just do some googling for the usual locations.

Don't want to get anyone pissed off, BUT http://g.co/maps/cayjs crackup[1].gif

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