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post #37591 of 125208

It's too quiet in here......

 

 

Picked up these Florsheim V Cleat Longwings on Saturday....... 7 D TAKEN

Just put some new Cordo-Hyde waxed laces on them and they were ready to go.

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Here are the two belts I found last Friday at lunch, Both are Size 44

 

Coach - Mocha ...From first to last holes measure 41.5" - 45.5"

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Brooks Bros - Black....fisrt and last holes measure from 44" to 47"

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Edited by capnwes - 6/4/12 at 6:22pm
post #37592 of 125208
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

I've thrifted a bit when in Omaha and always fund nice stuff, a bunch of Brioni shirts, T&A ties, RLPL shirts etc. Its makes sense, there's a lot of money in that town.
I think you'll find loads of Stafford stuff wherever you go, people just tend to only post when they find exceptional stuff.

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Pics or it didn't happen!!!

I have lived here through college and the good portion of my professional life and have never been compelled to say, "Wow. That's a well-dressed guy" upon passing or meeting any one in Omaha
Another fellow Omahan, Achilles, found some Stefano Ricci shirts once while thrifting IIRC. But I think you may have gotten lucky.

Yes there is a lot of money in Omaha, however if you're rich as balls you typically don't look it. (Tons of boomers and their BRK-A and tons of wealthy farmers. Most are Buffett idols and live their lives in the miserly ways of Warren himself.

For the youth of Omaha, I gather that names with marketing cache like Burberry and Boss are pretty popular. I see a lot of that Burberry check around town. I have a tie that garners a lot of compliments and the exchange goes like this.
-That is a great tie. Is it Burberry?
-Thanks. No. It's Tom Ford.
-Oh. What's that? Did you get it at Von Maur?
-NVM

Not many Omahans have heard of names like Attolini, Partenopea and Isaia.
post #37593 of 125208
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post
 
Not many Omahans have heard of names like Attolini, Partenopea and Isaia.

 

Not many people anywhere have heard these names

post #37594 of 125208
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post


For the youth of Omaha, I gather that names with marketing cache like Burberry and Boss are pretty popular. I see a lot of that Burberry check around town. I have a tie that garners a lot of compliments and the exchange goes like this.
-That is a great tie. Is it Burberry?
-Thanks. No. It's Tom Ford.
-Oh. What's that? Did you get it at Von Maur?
-NVM
 

Well at least they can recognize a great tie.

post #37595 of 125208
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Originally Posted by Nell View Post

Thrifted a Land Rover today biggrin.gif...well not exactly thrifted, and not below market value, but I bought it anyways. Also have confirmation that the DMV is, in fact, the epitome of bureaucratic failure.
More recent finds:
JM Weston shoe trees - about a US 8 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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38L Harris Tweed Trad Blazer Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Oh man, as a man on his second Discovery, let me welcome you to the fold. Now that you're a confirmed glutton for punishment might I suggest you go download a copy of the rave and invest in certain wobbly extensions depending on if you got a range or a discovery ( we aren't friends anymore if you just bought a freelander). And don't worry, I'll be here to keep you company on those nights she keeps you up with all her noises and leaks, all rover owners have been there. Welcome to the most aggravating obsession in the world, the Land Rover. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Also people please don't think only Oxford captors will make me break out the secret stash of clothes and gear to trade. Any nice business formal or business casual shoes in 9-9.5D I'll consider. Thanks Sono for pming me and eazy I may have some things for you for those woven captoes. Will let you know tonight . Everyone else, keep them coming please , I'll let you know when I don't need em anymore. Would also like to trade for a solid navy blue suit (38r around 30 waist). Almost rounded off my business wardrobe for a bit, thanks to everyone like JP Morris and lookingr8 for coming through.

Also people who got free stuff please let me know when it arrives. Later all sorry for typos , at work on phone .
post #37596 of 125208
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Not many people anywhere have heard these names

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Well at least they can recognize a great tie.

Truth x2. I certainly wasn't trying to sound all brand-whorish and arrogant. Although I am sort of a brand whore.
Definitely just explaining Omaha as I know it to be. If shitty style were a crime, Omaha would be Camden, NJ.
post #37597 of 125208
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post


Truth x2. I certainly wasn't trying to sound all brand-whorish and arrogant. Although I am sort of a brand whore.
Definitely just explaining Omaha as I know it to be. If shitty style were a crime, Omaha would be Camden, NJ.

 

trust me, you see infinitely more pajama/flip flop wearers in Boston than you do tradly J.Press type folks :)

 

also, i walked through a local Nordstrom this weekend, holy Robert Graham - Bugatchi Umo - Thomas Dean, my eyes were a-burnin'

post #37598 of 125208
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

It's too quiet in here......

 

Hey Brianpore and cptjeff

Picked up these Florsheim V Cleat Longwings on Saturday....... 7 D

Just put some new Cordo-Hyde waxed laces on them and they were ready to go.

$(KGrHqVHJCkE8fnY0OdGBPysWu,CP!~~60_57.JPG$(KGrHqJHJBoE-dbzEE)QBPys(WLl1g~~60_57.JPG

 

 

I'd give cptjeff 1st dibs if he wants them. I have a very similar pair (not longwings though) BUT if he passes let me know icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Awesome idea!! Thanks fistbump.gif

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I had my eye on a nice tan, wool Cricketeer for your beach wedding. Lapels the size of elephant ears. 36S. Built like a tank. Priced too high at $3.99.

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Not 100% sure it's going to work out, so if you find one without elephant ears (looks halfway modern/normal normal but crappy quality) for $3.99 please pick it up!  fing02[1].gif

post #37599 of 125208
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

SRLSY wow.gif
For the youth of Omaha, I gather that names with marketing cache like Burberry and Boss are pretty popular. I see a lot of that Burberry check around town. I have a tie that garners a lot of compliments and the exchange goes like this.
-That is a great tie. Is it Burberry?
-Thanks. No. It's Tom Ford.
-Oh. What's that? Did you get it at Von Maur?
-NVM

Not many Omahans have heard of names like Attolini, Partenopea and Isaia.

Absolutely fucking fantastic. Is it surprising that just 90 miles to the east, people think the same way. shog[1].gif

Although I didn't know who Tom Ford was just 18 months ago. facepalm.gif
post #37600 of 125208
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Awesome finds as of late guys!
If anyone needs a proxy for some of the finest Sean John, Stafford, and Nautica goods, please let me know. Omaha is peppered with such treasures.
K - back to my lurking.
Steve

+1,000,000

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I'll throw in VanHeusen and Croft and Barrow in there too.

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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Shit, I guess I can provide all the arrow shirts one could ever need too.

Been had Sag Harbor over here.
post #37601 of 125208
Debating whether or not to go back for some Vestimenta pants. They're made in Italy and (sort of) a guality brand(?), but the interdasting factor is that they're a black and loose weave flat front linen that could possibly be turned into some neat streetwear-ish shorts.




*Also, per this last tidbit ^^, my new app will transmit my every waking thought directly to this thread. Prepare!
post #37602 of 125208
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

Absolutely fucking fantastic. Is it surprising that just 90 miles to the east, people think the same way. shog[1].gif
Although I didn't know who Tom Ford was just 18 months ago. facepalm.gif

i knew tom ford from his gucci years..............from extra TV/ entertainment weekly continuously interviewing him.
so at least you learned of the name in a more manly/ less embarrassing way!


should i pick up more of the bobby jones polo shirts?
they're in mint condition but they all have MORGAN-STANLEY embroidered on the chest and its not the patch on kind its done into the fabric of the polo
post #37603 of 125208
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post


Absolutely fucking fantastic. Is it surprising that almost anywhere that isn't Styleforum, people think the same way. shog[1].gif

 

FTFY

post #37604 of 125208
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Debating whether or not to go back for some Vestimenta pants. They're made in Italy and (sort of) a guality brand(?), but the interdasting factor is that they're a black and loose weave flat front linen that could possibly be turned into some neat streetwear-ish shorts.
*Also, per this last tidbit ^^, my new app will transmit my every waking thought directly to this thread. Prepare!


I had some vestimenta pants for a looong time that I absolutely loved, till i "grew" out of them. I'd snag them, also don't throw any rocks at me but they manufacture for Armani black label.

While on the subject of Armani Black Label, I have 4 pair of pants and plan on flipping them ( looks like they do pretty damn well on the bay), but 3 of them are made out of weird ass fabrics. like poly nylon RUBBER blend... wtf is up with that? Why the hell would ANYONE pay the retail for black label pants made out of entirely synthetic materials, let alone with rubber in them?

post #37605 of 125208
Oh, cool. I used to think that way, too, 'till I sampled some of the higher-end streetwear brands, 'tech' brands, etc. I'm sure when you think about it, you wouldn't mind paying more for a top athletic/outdoorsy label (Nataku, help me out here....!). A lot of brands develop synthetics in-house, perfect their own manner of distressing, etc., so I imagine sometimes, all synthetics are not created equal, and the fabric, all things considered, isn't as cheap as it sounds. And then there's constuction: one of my favorite jackets (an A-2) is made of nylon, but probably the most quality thing I own. It definitely doesn't read as cheap as some sort of Member's Only polyester jacket.

Stuff with rubber can be pretty cool, too:

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...like this rubberized cotton bomber by Nom de Guerre biggrin.gif


Pants I'm on the fence about. Like I really like the look of some of Lanvin's synthetic offerings, yet find myself balking at the price. And then I remember: that's everything, not just their pants. crazy.gif
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