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Savane makes me ffffuuuu.gif ffffuuuu.gif ffffuuuu.gif  every time for having a waistband too similar to Zanella.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Savane makes me ffffuuuu.gif  ffffuuuu.gif  ffffuuuu.gif   every time for having a waistband too similar to Zanella.

+1

EDIT: Ah yes, supposed to brag, sorry.

A couple of days ago I asked to see that nondescript little box in the display case marked $6. I thought there was a chance of finding a fountain pen. Inside were three writing instruments: Sheaffer's pencil from perhaps the late 20s, Moore FP from probably the 40s, and a basic cartridge Sheaffer from I don't know when. Sometimes I'm glad they just leave the boxes closed so that you have to ask in order to find out what's in there!

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There are a bunch of brands out there, that look and feel quality. The Savanne/Zanella is prime example.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Savane makes me ffffuuuu.gif ffffuuuu.gif ffffuuuu.gif  every time for having a waistband too similar to Zanella.



Savile Row...

 

Oh yeah, forgot to add, I rolled across this today.

 

http://www.yugster.com/todays-deals/yours-until-gone

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Savane makes me ffffuuuu.gif  ffffuuuu.gif  ffffuuuu.gif   every time for having a waistband too similar to Zanella.

Wait...Savane aren't just rebranded Zanellas??? ffffuuuu.gif



Lest anyone think I was serious. Clearly joking here.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Savane makes me ffffuuuu.gif  ffffuuuu.gif  ffffuuuu.gif   every time for having a waistband too similar to Zanella.

+1
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Someone posted a couple weeks ago that they wanted to punch Ron Chereskin in the face.
Hah, I thought at the time and moved on.
Yet this post keeps coming to mind -- I can't get rid of it -- when I'm in thrifts now, and I keep identifying others I'd like to punch as well: Perry Ellis (for clogging up the suit rack), Mr Chaps (for teasing me with details like the occasional pick stitching on lapels) and his cousin Mr. University Club (for suckering too many college kids into buying their junk), Liz Claiborne (for hurting my eyes with her fabrics in the pants rack), Andrew Fezza (see Perry Ellis), and whoever Mr Stafford ffffuuuu.gif is.
For Joseph Abboud, punching would be letting him off easy. For what? Tempting us with decent looking fabrics but having it, apparently, assembled by people using broken sewing machines. Or perhaps machetes and thread, instead of needles.

This reminds me of the past week. I usually comb through the suits without anyone around, but the past couple times, there has been someone else. One time, this guy was ecstatic and says to me, "Sometimes you can find REALLY good stuff here." And think to myself, "Crap did he find a Brioni?" And then he says, "It really sucks this doesn't fit. It's a Stafford. Stafford is a really good brand." And I just have to nod[1].gif

And a couple days ago, two old hens clucking at each other, looking for suits for their husbands. They pick out a tweed, and the one hen says, "Oh this is gorgeous. Look at the quality of this." Proceeds to take measurements. Then looks at the interior label and says, "Oh no wonder, it's a Chaps. Boy can I pick them!"
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Someone posted a couple weeks ago that they wanted to punch Ron Chereskin in the face.
Hah, I thought at the time and moved on.
Yet this post keeps coming to mind -- I can't get rid of it --


+1, Everyday I think that when I see one.
 

 

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Oh yeah, forgot to add, I rolled across this today.

http://www.yugster.com/todays-deals/yours-until-gone

I didn't want to revive the light box thread, but I'll use this as an opportunity: If you're looking for a light box big enough for suits (and with some modification would probably work for other things as well), and you are willing to pay modest coin, why not just buy one of those rolling closets with cloth sides, and use that? Bright interior lighting or outside sunlight will light the thin muslin/plastic walls up nicely. Available from Target in, I believe, the $30 range. I already have one (ok, 2) to house all my excess inventory that nobody's trading me for or buying from me. musicboohoo[1].gif
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

Oh yeah, forgot to add, I rolled across this today.
http://www.yugster.com/todays-deals/yours-until-gone

I have one of these. Got it free off Craigslist.

Have had bad luck with it, which could be my camera, but it does fine when I use just white butcher paper for photos meant to be silhouetted/photoshopped and can blast it with more light sans box with photofloods.

The sides diffuse too much light. But I'm shooting closeups of fountain pens and storage thereof, not clothes.

This is in no way a negative reflection of your tip, tben, we always appreciate anyone sharing knowledge -- at least I do smile.gif
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its all relative. I too was once one of those old (male) hen's. :). now I just pass those on by and leave them as they will make someone very happy and that makes me bigstar[1].gif
 

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post


This reminds me of the past week. I usually comb through the suits without anyone around, but the past couple times, there has been someone else. One time, this guy was ecstatic and says to me, "Sometimes you can find REALLY good stuff here." And think to myself, "Crap did he find a Brioni?" And then he says, "It really sucks this doesn't fit. It's a Stafford. Stafford is a really good brand." And I just have to nod[1].gif
And a couple days ago, two old hens clucking at each other, looking for suits for their husbands. They pick out a tweed, and the one hen says, "Oh this is gorgeous. Look at the quality of this." Proceeds to take measurements. Then looks at the interior label and says, "Oh no wonder, it's a Chaps. Boy can I pick them!"


 

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post


This reminds me of the past week. I usually comb through the suits without anyone around, but the past couple times, there has been someone else. One time, this guy was ecstatic and says to me, "Sometimes you can find REALLY good stuff here." And think to myself, "Crap did he find a Brioni?" And then he says, "It really sucks this doesn't fit. It's a Stafford. Stafford is a really good brand." And I just have to nod[1].gif
And a couple days ago, two old hens clucking at each other, looking for suits for their husbands. They pick out a tweed, and the one hen says, "Oh this is gorgeous. Look at the quality of this." Proceeds to take measurements. Then looks at the interior label and says, "Oh no wonder, it's a Chaps. Boy can I pick them!"



I might try using some of these phrases when other shoppers are around to get them to buy the crap thinking they have found a gem. This way the rotation will pick up a bit and the goods will be restocked more frequently. 

 

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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

Someone posted a couple weeks ago that they wanted to punch Ron Chereskin in the face.
Hah, I thought at the time and moved on.
Yet this post keeps coming to mind -- I can't get rid of it -- when I'm in thrifts now, and I keep identifying others I'd like to punch as well: Perry Ellis (for clogging up the suit rack), Mr Chaps (for teasing me with details like the occasional pick stitching on lapels) and his cousin Mr. University Club (for suckering too many college kids into buying their junk), Liz Claiborne (for hurting my eyes with her fabrics in the pants rack), Andrew Fezza (see Perry Ellis), and whoever Mr Stafford ffffuuuu.gif is.
For Joseph Abboud, punching would be letting him off easy. For what? Tempting us with decent looking fabrics but having it, apparently, assembled by people using broken sewing machines. Or perhaps machetes and thread, instead of needles.


Some Joseph Abboud stuff is well made.

 

I want to know what menswear ever did to Bert Pullitzer?

 

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http://home.dailysteals.com/

I know some of you would love to have this. The ones with a million ties.
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Does vintage Brooks Brothers 346 get any love? I'm not sure of the weave of the wool, but it was in good shape, although the lining was shit. Made in the USA and fully canvassed.
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