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post #28726 of 113223
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

THIS RIGHT HERE
is why I said I win the thrifting before lunch...
Damn, man, your consistency with once-in-a-lifetime finds is amazing. Like, to the point it's almost bordering on the unbelievable. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Well, I think it's called living in the right area of Los Angeles.
post #28727 of 113223

My best day so far.

 

Blazer:

Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald 1818 Windowpane 42S

 

Shirts:

Yellow Fray for Neiman Marcus Dress Shirt 16R

Maroon Brioni Sports Shirt M

Peach Brioni Sports Shirt M

Brioni for NM White Dress shirt 16R.  Needs a little TLC. I'll let it go cheaply if someone is interested

John Varvatos White Dress Shirt 15 1/2

Z Zegna Flower Print Sports Shirt M

Burberry London 15 1/2-33 Dress Shirt

Kent Wang Gingham Blue Dress Shirt

 

Pants:

Ernest Sewn Jeans 32

James Perse 5 Pocket Khakis

James Perse Black Chinos 32

 

Acessories:

Saks Croc Belt

LE Traflagar Braces

 

Feel free to PM me if you want pics or are interested in anything

 

 

post #28728 of 113223
From L to R (all are recent, in great shape and available):
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Magee - Donegal tweed, made in Ireland, 48R. I don't think was ever worn b/c the jacket's tag and a business card from the store it was bought from (Scotland House Ltd. in Williamsburg, VA) were still in the pockets. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Brooks Brothers Country Club - blackwatch, Super 130s, made in the USA. 48L. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Bobby Jones - XL, 100% cashmere, made in Italy Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
469
post #28729 of 113223
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

Well, I think it's called living in the right area of Los Angeles.

post #28730 of 113223
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

Well, I think it's called living in the right area of Los Angeles.

+1. All the California guys find insane stuff daily. I'd safely say that California is one of the prime spots to be in.
post #28731 of 113223
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

Over/Under on amount of time before Spoo comments?
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

More like amount of time before Spoo swoops in to snip those buttons? nest.gif

Guys, he has such a nice house btw. Just wanted to let you know. lol8[1].gif
post #28732 of 113223

If you want it, you can now PM me about it, but you better be in the circus as its 5" wide

 

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Edited by Brianpore - 3/14/12 at 5:04pm
post #28733 of 113223
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

+1. All the California guys find insane stuff daily. I'd safely say that California is one of the prime spots to be in.

i'm calling BS. and the idea of nat, who regularly finds amazing stuff, pulling this crap is hilarious. i keep thinking there must be more fine clothing sold per capita in minneapolis than any other city in the us.
post #28734 of 113223
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

i'm calling BS. and the idea of nat, who regularly finds amazing stuff, pulling this crap is hilarious. i keep thinking there must be more fine clothing sold per capita in minneapolis than any other city in the us.

I think its cyclical, and a lot of luck, and not necesarilly a direct product of where you are thrifting.

Im in CA, and I have been striking out lately.....what I have found recently has been pretty amazing (vicuna kiton, etc.) but when I've found something, its been ONLY that one thing. A trip to 5 or 6 stores will produce maybe 1 or 2 notable items, if that. Hence the reason I've been spending a loty of time at Marshall's recently. devil.gif No Nataku hauls of 20 pristine Isaia and RLPL SC's here......
post #28735 of 113223
I'd argue that the quality of items that you thrift is pretty directly tied to your location. Obviously, e-Commerce and all that. But, if your surrounding demographic doesn't buy good shit, you aren't gonna find good shit.
post #28736 of 113223
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

i'm calling BS. and the idea of nat, who regularly finds amazing stuff, pulling this crap is hilarious. i keep thinking there must be more fine clothing sold per capita in minneapolis than any other city in the us.

I dunno man. I remember Pejsek bragging semi-weekly about his absolutely insane finds (Kiton cashmeres, bespoke Huntsmans, Attolini and Loro Piana, etc) and all the stuff the flippers got away with. That coupled with the very consistant finds of members such as Darkmatter, Xenos and JonHecht (who found a super recent Hermes suit and pulled out quite a few red label Isaia too). It all really comes down to what is sold where and in what quantity. I honestly think there is way more high-end clothing to go around in SoCal (and the bay area) than in my neck of the woods. I have still yet to find any Kiton. I did make a thrift trip down there last time I was in the area (my wife is from SoCal and we were visiting in-laws) and I was super impressed with the findings in two specific areas. I could just sense that they were gold-mine areas.

As horses_ass put it, you need the clothing to be purchased in the first place to be able to find it second hand. Neiman Marcus and Hubert White are the only local clothing shops around here that sell high-end men's tailored stuff. NM is our only high-end department store. There are small hole-in-the-wall boutiques that cater to SW&D stuff, but if you're looking for Oxxford or Isaia, you have two choices. In Calif or Chicago there are quite a few to choose from, not to mention all the brick and mortar boutiques.

I'm not saying my area sucks, I'm just saying that it seems the Calif. folk seem to have it really good (though we all have dry spells too, no matter where you live).
Edited by Nataku - 3/14/12 at 5:55pm
post #28737 of 113223
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I'd argue that the quality of items that you thrift is pretty directly tied to your location. Obviously, e-Commerce and all that. But, if your surrounding demographic doesn't buy good shit, you aren't gonna find good shit.

 

Kinda....I know for a fact, the majority of the items that come to my local Salvation Army, are in fact sent from the regional distribution center. So yea, maybe the demographic in New Jersey buys better stuff then people in South Dakota (no offense to you South Dakotans), but if I go to a Salvation Arm an hour away in the ghetto of NJ I'll have the same basic odds at finding something.

post #28738 of 113223
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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If you want it, you can now PM me about it, but you better be in the circus as its 5" wide

 

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Been too busy lately to give much attention to whats going on, but I spotted this one right away when I logged on - I call it karma.

5" you say devil.gif

Well, I hate skinny ties and love them wide. I am in for that. What do you want to do with it? eBay or dibs for mwah?
post #28739 of 113223

 

Cantarelli?

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All NWOT

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Not NWOT

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post #28740 of 113223

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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

 

Cantarelli?

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