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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Found a tie tonight at TJ Maxx that I absolutely love. Very intricately woven -- navy background with tiny red squares and even tinier silver squares. It's by a no-name maker, Nicola Ferri of Milan, but it's got good heft, such that the cashier commented that maybe no one had bought it because it was too thick. Best of all was the price: $5.

Odd that it was marked down, as I'd never even seen it there before.

"Marked down" doesn't mean a thing whatsoever in TJ Maxx or Marshalls... I've seen the help bring boxes of "new" merchandise to the floors, and imagine my surprise when everything in their crates already had a red "mark down" sticker over the "original" price! It's all psychology... they want you to think you're getting a deal. Actually $5 is a great deal for a thick tie like that - but believe me - their "clearance" racks mean nothing - each item should be considered individually for whatever price is marked on it - please don't be swayed by "mark downs" at TJ Maxx or Marshalls... I'm sure others would agree? Anyone ever work at a TJ Maxx or Marshalls who can confirm this?
post #347 of 138728
Zegna cashmere check sportcoat, 3-button, side-vents:





$7
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Great score!
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Found a treasure trove of deadstock clothing today. Picked up two pairs of U.S.-made welted shoes, both by defunct companies and both still in the box. One pair is a pebble-grain blucher in brown and the other is a black captoe bal. The bluchers are my favorite, but the bals are a close second -- they have an unusual stitching pattern on the captoe, where the stitches cross each other, back and forth. Subtle but stylish. Both pairs need some TLC, but they should clean up nicely. Total price for both: $8.

Also picked up four pairs of very mod trousers, new with tag. Very slim, very retro. Each cost me $3 -- a bargain by today's standards, and even a discount on the 1960s price of $5.98. Not the type of thing I'll wear often, but nice to have in the closet for when the moment arises.

The seller also tossed in a pair of vintage argyle socks for free. My best clothing haul in a long time!
post #350 of 138728
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Found a treasure trove of deadstock clothing today. Picked up two pairs of U.S.-made welted shoes, both by defunct companies and both still in the box.
I think we need pictures.
post #351 of 138728
Santoni FAM for $495 at Ben Silver Factory Outlet. Not nearly as good as a $7 Zegna jacket though...
post #352 of 138728
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Zegna cashmere check sportcoat, 3-button, side-vents:

Nice! That is a Zegna Napoli (a line that is between regular Zegna and Napoli Couture in quality.)
post #353 of 138728
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Originally Posted by A Harris
Nice! That is a Zegna Napoli (a line that is between regular Zegna and Napoli Couture in quality.)
Thanks, Andrew. Feel free to elaborate.
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They have a nicer lining, quite a bit more handpicking, and sometimes the inside pockets are faced with the shell fabric (compared to regular Zegna.) Also, most Napoli's you will see are MTM. Though I saw a few RTW versions on the rack at Saks. That was back in 02 I think.
post #355 of 138728
Holy crap, Alan. Somehow I had managed to miss how much you paid for your jacket. What an incredible deal!
post #356 of 138728
Thanks, Doc. I'm pretty pleased with it. I'm going to have the sleeves let out a bit, but there seems to be plenty of length to do that.

Today's grabs:

Brooks Bros. glen plaid camel hair sportcoat (black and cream with wine and camel, $4.88)

Britches of Georgetowne gray pinstripe suit ($12.88). The RN number indicates it's made by Peerless, so not of the highest quality, but a good fit and requires no alterations. A good everyday/beater suit.

No alterations needed on either garment, so they'll be good to go when needed. Even better, I sweet talked the thrift supervisor into letting me have the suit hangers.
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Today a pair of Alden 984s, uppers in great shape, heels could use replacing. I may have a topy thrown on the soles while I'm at it. Sorry for the out of focus pic; I've put a couple of thin coats of polish on here:



$4.88
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Hickey-Freeman Sports Coat 56% Silk, 44% wool, in a predominately Harvest-yellow, Brown and Dark Brown houndstooth plaid. 'Canterbury' Model., $15. No alteration needed.
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Some great items you guys managed to buy.

Just out of curiosity - are there clothes/shoes mostly new or worn?
post #360 of 138728
Fairly certain this Saint Andrew's jacket is a suit coat (front pockets are besom, unless flaps are just tucked in), but I think it may possibly work as a sportcoat. Ebay. $40.




NOTE that is NOT me in the coat. That's the seller.
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