Good idea. I vote ChetBaker for editor of the weekly digest!
Has anybody had any luck in british stores? Any good results? Especially round London. I just seem to find crappy stuff in our charity (thrift) shops but haven't taken scouring them too seriously just yet.
Love any advice/suggestions
Today, found a Gitman Bros. shirt, 16/34, seemed to be in like new condition without tags (or just pressed really well). Barrel cuffs, split yoke, yadda yadda.
I'd totally wear this, as I like the cloth and construction and it feels pretty good in the body, but I can't button the damn throat. Trade?
Also found a pair of brown (or burgundy? I don't see shades of red very well) Allen Edmonds Chester wingtips in size 12! :) Width B. :( I am gonna evaluate once more tomorrow … but I think they are going up on the block. Too bad, the next shoes on my checklist are brown wingtips.
Other stuff: Brooks Bros. 346 polo with that "herringbone knitting" on the shoulder seams, like on a wool sweater, in a really nice cotton; Zanella pants with one rear-facing and one box pleat, brown with a tiny discreet weave/pattern, 38/about 31 (on second thought, don't like 'em as much as I initially did; anyone interested?); a pair of custom-made trousers that are the twins of a pair I got a couple weeks ago, in a darker khaki this time; beater khakis for a long trip I have coming up; short-sleeve Faconnable madras shirt, really lightweight; long-sleeve Polo plaid in a cool pattern; black White Sox jersey for my dad. :D
Passed: Plaid Polo shirts that fit me like a tent and weren't worth $14; Brooks Brothers wool turtleneck, made in England, charcoal, moth holes in neck.
Holy shit! Yeah, that was totally me. I found that RLPL and got really excited... then I saw the wear =(
Actually, I'm gonna hit you with a pm...