I have "done" fairly "well" with them.
^^^ This is true. My wife and I were in Shannon (the stab-capital of Ireland) for a weekend last spring and the offerings were were more or less nonexistent.
^^^ If I ever decide to start a second career as a James Bond villain, I'm going to make all my henchmen in my secret base under the polar icecap wear this for a uniform.
^^^ From what I've seen, it's a little bit of both. English (or at least UK) goods are more plentiful for obvious reasons. You can turn up T&A and H&K shirts more easily than over here, but the prices are a bit higher.
^^^ I wasn't coming down on anybody in particular in that earlier blurb. I do agree that the thrifting in general is overall about fit, style, and quality. However, and I speak only for myself on this one, I enjoy reading about other posters' hard-to-find finds (ie. the GG shoes from a while ago, the 10 pairs of Luciano Barbera / Incotex pants, the RLPL overcoat, etc.). I personally like and come up with a lot of vintage 1960's Trad / Ivy things that I usually mention as an aside at the end of a "bragging" post after throwing down my "Eff yeah!" finds that I think would be more generally entertaining to the thread at large. If anyone is interested in the vintage stuff, then they usually end up PM'ing me and that's when the horse-trading starts.
Does anyone know anything about a brand simply called Sartoria? Maybe someone can identify the maker based on the label? I can't find anything on Google, but as far as quality goes these are definitely on par with Brioni, Isaia, Purple Label, etc. They have outstanding fabric and there is some hand stitching. Size is 38 with double pleats if anyone is interested.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also picked up my second ever Hermes and my first 6-fold. The brand is not bragworthy, but its still a $90 handsewn tie. Plus I've been looking for a solid navy tie for a longgggg time. Both of these ties are NOT AVAILABLE.
Real nice finds....