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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post



That's hilarious if Brian just pm'd Narcissism about my Paul Fredrick tie.


Hell yeah Hermes is bragworthy.  Too clarify, I meant the 6-fold I found is not a bragworthy find...Paul Fredrick.

I think that PF tie is quite bragworthy 7 fold navy grenadine? Hell yeah, that is a grail tie.
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I never quite got this - can someone explain to me the obsession with grenadine?  What is it about it that makes it so desired by everyone...not trying to stirpot.gif, I'm genuinely curious. 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

I never quite got this - can someone explain to me the obsession with grenadine?  What is it about it that makes it so desired by everyone...not trying to stirpot.gif , I'm genuinely curious. 

It's a solid, so it's very easy to match with patterned shirts and coats, and gives a serious, sophisticated look. It also has texture, which gives it surface interest. It's incredibly easy to wear. It's also relatively uncommon, so you can be basic without looking just like everyone else.
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Not a thrift find, but I stacked some discounts and just ordered 5 Charles Tyrwhitt white shirts and a navy solid woven tie for about $170 shipped. Pretty solid deal.

http://slickdeals.net/f/4057484-Charles-Tyrwhitt-shirts-39-free-shipping-and-free-tie-w-AMEX?
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Totally fair answer, thanks!  I guess I'll have to see one in person to *get it*.  Guess I'm on the gernadine-want train for now as well. 
 

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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post


It's a solid, so it's very easy to match with patterned shirts and coats, and gives a serious, sophisticated look. It also has texture, which gives it surface interest. It's incredibly easy to wear. It's also relatively uncommon, so you can be basic without looking just like everyone else.


 

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Recent Zegna 80 cashmere/20 linen in EU52. I think I just need to have the sleeves shortened and waist redueced. I want to keep it for myself, unless there is an offer that I cannot resist icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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I hit one of my secret stores one hour before it closes today and scored the following, all in my size and fits perfectly!

Two Correll & Co linen/silk/wool sportcoats in different color. They are made in US, and I remember there is some discussion about the maker for this tag of Correll & Co jackets in somewhere in StyleForum, but I cannot remember. Does anyone has some information about the maker?

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Correll & Co pure cashmere sportcoat, made in Italy. Anyone recognize the maker?

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Corneliani tuxedo
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Paul Stuart pure camelhair sportcoat. I found two holes on the sleeves. I think I am going to return it to the store for store credit. But I can sell it for $30 shipped in case anyone want to have it rewoven.
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Two more Paul Stuart sportcoats. Do you guys think the lapels are way too wide?
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Finally nice ties! I forgot to take the photo of a Ferragamo tie. The Santoni (wow.gif) tie is a 7 fold.
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I won't usually buy the Correll & Co and the Paul Stuart sportcoats, as they are not really special enough. But it is quite rare they they fit so nicely...

I left quite a few Correll & Co made by Hickey Freeman sportcoats in 44 to 48 and a few more RT Best Class ties. If anyone is interested I can proxy for near cost. Since I only had one hour, I just checked the ties and the jackets/suits. I will go there to check the rest of the store tomorrow.
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There's a thrift store by my house that has a Bill Blass jacket hanging on a Sammy hanger.

That poor hanger, never even really had a chance.
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Wow, a jacket like that is one of my all time personal grails for me to put in my closet... Zegna outerwear is underrated IMO. I have one of their tech jackets and it's really nice. Your other stuff is nice too - but I wanted to ask what the "shred marks" around the collar were - someone actually sliced it open or was it just excessive wear on the raised bump around the collar where fabric overlaps? confused.gif

The shirt was wrinkled, but the fabric felt new and not yet washed so I don't think it was wear. I wish I would have taken a picture. It was as though someone went around the collar fold (leaf?) with a serrated knife 10-15 times, just enough to cut through the top layer of fabric. Even weirder was the fit though. I tried several times to figure out why it wasn't fitting right; one shoulder laid where it was supposed to, the other didn't.

That same jacket, but in an extra small, is now one of my grail items as well.
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Oooo the Paul Stuart you may return is a 39R? I could be interested. What would it take to be rewoven you think? Price ballpark for such a process?
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Jackpot! One step closer to finding one of the bikes in my sig...

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8 jerseys, 1 Castelli rain vest
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Originally Posted by So(cal)Steezy View Post

Oooo the Paul Stuart you may return is a 39R? I could be interested. What would it take to be rewoven you think? Price ballpark for such a process?

Yes, all of the jackets I posted exept the first Zegna are 39R, which fits me very well. Cost for reweave varies a lot. Some has reported success for $5 to $10 a hole in Chicago, if my memory serves. The price was what I paid plus shipping.
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hey guys so i bought these to boots on ebay, and they were super cheap, do you guys think these are real? also any suggestions on how to make them look a little more newer?

 

And i usually wear 9.5 but were such a good deal, i couldnt pass, do you guys think they will still fit?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160756390789?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1156

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Totally fair answer, thanks!  I guess I'll have to see one in person to *get it*.  Guess I'm on the gernadine-want train for now as well. 

 



Go into a mainline retailer and have a look at one. You'll understand. Just don't let it snag on a fingernail or something while you fondle it. (The tie!)
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Oh, meant to ask: I know Southwick, but I saw Northwick when thrifting last Sunday. Anyone familiar with this brand and can speak to its quality or history (where sold, etc)?
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Originally Posted by mat135ta View Post

Finally nice ties! I forgot to take the photo of a Ferragamo tie. The Santoni (wow.gif) tie is a 7 fold.

Damn son! What are you after for the Drakes?
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