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In determining realness v. fakeosity, as well as era.

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Yessir, its good to go. This tie came out in 1994, just after the release of the Rosenthal/Versace home collection pattern called "Medusa Red". The 10" vase was Gianni's favorite, and made this and a silk shirt out of it.

Heres a pic of the vase :

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I might have made a mistake in buying this thing. If it's a flop though, I'm not out much. It's a nice piece but needs work. One button is loose (button and backing button are intact) and the seam sealer is showing through, as I've seen a lot with outdoor/backpacking garments of this age as well. Not sure if there's a fix or to call it "patina".

PM if you want to let it go at cost-ish, Id be willing to take a gamble.
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Nice ties, matty long legs. What was wrong with the Huntsman shirt that you passed on?
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Huntsman was in fine shape. I was in a rush and without looking at it I could tell it was too big for me so I passed. Looking back, probably a mistake.
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So, as it seems, old habits are hard to break. Went and did my old GW circuit today for shits n giggles. There was koppage.
More later, but can anyone help with this logo? This (3) piece has no labels, is seemingly bespoke, and is lined all with this:
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Without even seeing any other pics......I WANT. (Can't offer any info on the label though puzzled.gif)


Below is my best Zegna find to date. NWOT Cashmere/Silk (feels like 100% cashmere) "Travel" SC. I've never seen a tailored garment with zippered inner pockets, pretty cool IMO. Super bummed this doesn't fit me. Tentatively unavailable while I figure out what to do with it.

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You know how people say that what you imagine is always worse than reality? Well, in this case it's the opposite.

yeah this isn't even a case of "you, good sir, have gone beyond the unspoken rules of tailored clothing." this is just straight up tacky. dark colored dress shirt and sneakers with suit just scream "I DON'T KNOW WTF I'M DOING." the fact that this outfit had a high-dollar original MSRP doesn't save it from being 100% corny.

 

LOL did you edit the post to make it sound nicer..... I know we all really just wanted to see what the date was wearing to go along with this outfit. peepwall[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Jettison View Post

Exams are impending, so no thrifting for me. Already planning a thrift-trip to London for afterwards though, which should be fun. 

 

Heads up for the small guys- 5 T&A shirts in a slim 14.5 have just gone up on ebay, £15 each. Arms a tad too short for me: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320914595581?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_742wt_1270

 

 

Also, something I've been pondering for the past couple of days-

 

Eazye- how did you get that desk home on a bike? 

 

fing02[1].gif Thanks for the heads up for the small guys. Still TOO big for me in arm length, but nice quality cheap slim shirts! If I didnt already have a pile to bring into the tailor to shorten the arms I might be into these...then again they are all FC.

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Without even seeing any other pics......I WANT. (Can't offer any info on the label though puzzled.gif)

It. Is. Ridonkulous.

Would fit you perfectly, btw devil.gif
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Eh, personally I kinda dig the shirt/tie combo, but that's just me (more of a similar blue in the tie, or a more purple shirt woulda helped). Did the best with what he had on hand given the last minute oh shit circumstances. That suit is a trip to the tailor away from looking really good, but there was probably no way DM could get a fast turnaround on narrowing the legs / trying to bring in the under arm area of the jacket.

Would have liked to have seen darker sneakers when going this route. Sure it has some blue that matches, but at the cost of the lighter surrounds, it just doesn't properly jive in my eyes. I thought about doing it when I went to prom, but never found shoes that would work so I went with the crappy rental shoes that came with my tux. Ugh remember that whole rental racket?

Most important of all, however,  was that he enjoyed himself.
I also sorta like the shirt tie combo. I like the shoes too, but just not with the suit. But then again im partial to funky shoes. Bottom line you tried something a bit different, that takes balls, props. (Says the man in silk slacks and ostrich boots).

No, no, no, and no. This attitude is the root cause of the current sartorial malaise afflicting our country. Just like all good cooks follow a recipe to the smallest teaspoon until they learn the trade and what works, all men seeking to develop a style must adhere to the basics of fabrics, color combinations, tone, proportion and, for the love of all that is holy, propriety. He was at a formal event and he wore those terrible, garish shoes? It would take courage to wear sweat pants and a wife beater to prom, not a suit, dress shirt, tie and those monstrosities.

Nothing about that outfit took balls and it should not be encouraged.
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No it doesn't. And,wearing something different just to show you have the "balls" for it is the heart of our civilization's current satorial malaise.

I think it's his first foray into MC, so be kind. At least it was a nice suit, even if the fit was a bit off. I too would suggest not mixing the MC and SWD worlds like this, and I don't like dark shirts with suits, but it's a first step. Hopefully he'll get into it and start wearing MC and trading with the rest of us smile.gif

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Picked up these RRL Ralph Lauren Selvedge Denim at a consignment shop for $25...they seem to be hardly worn or NWOT. DId I do allright or should I have passed?
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Picked up these RRL Ralph Lauren Selvedge Denim at a consignment shop for $25...they seem to be hardly worn or NWOT. DId I do allright or should I have passed?
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Awesome.

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He was at a formal event and he wore those terrible, garish shoes? It would take courage to wear sweat pants and a wife beater to prom, not a suit, dress shirt, tie and those monstrosities.

Bite your tongue! Those shoes are awesome.

The entire outfit, however... can't say the same.
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Picked up these RRL Ralph Lauren Selvedge Denim at a consignment shop for $25...they seem to be hardly worn or NWOT. DId I do allright or should I have passed? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Did very well. I sold two pairs for 80 or 90 shipped recently, can't remember how much it was but it was well over 25 nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by dblb48 View Post

Picked up these RRL Ralph Lauren Selvedge Denim at a consignment shop for $25...they seem to be hardly worn or NWOT. DId I do allright or should I have passed?
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You did very poorly. You should have found them in a 30.





But really, that's a good price. They usually go for at least $50 used on eBay.
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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

No, no, no, and no. This attitude is the root cause of the current sartorial malaise afflicting our country. Just like all good cooks follow a recipe to the smallest teaspoon until they learn the trade and what works, all men seeking to develop a style must adhere to the basics of fabrics, color combinations, tone, proportion and, for the love of all that is holy, propriety. He was at a formal event and he wore those terrible, garish shoes? It would take courage to wear sweat pants and a wife beater to prom, not a suit, dress shirt, tie and those monstrosities.
Nothing about that outfit took balls and it should not be encouraged.

haha it's like you're reading my mind.

this isn't peewee soccer, everybody doesn't get a gold star for trying. you either follow the rules, or you look like a high school freshman. if you're going to wear a suit, follow the rules and stick to the basics. unless your name rhymes with Lonye Best,stay in your lane.

none of us are snowflakes.
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