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Mainy, living the fresh out of the back rack dream. Slow clap welles meme and all dat. Most excerrent. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

You know, the game was to say why she'd make the perfect girlfriend....not why she's like my current girlfriend. 

Because she thrills you whenever you spend time together, and when you are apart, you can't help but feel like you are missing something.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

So, I got a personal grail find today.  I'm pretty much obsessed with W.W. Chan & Sons, and I still seriously lament over the fact that I sold off 3 that I picked up a long time ago that probably would have worked for me, but I didn't know jack shit about tailoring at the time thinking they wouldn't fit me, so I unloaded them.

 



Well, look what I found today...



 



 



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And check this shit...
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THIS IS DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE, ONTO MY BODY...NOT A SINGLE STITCH OF TAILORING DONE YET!!!

Sure, the jacket is a *teensy* bit short (also, I'm shrugging my shoulders slightly so it's a bit less short than it appears), but fuck it.  The jacket fit is otherwise PERFECT, and the suit overall is almost perfect in every other way: tapered leg, side vented, soft shoulder (pants are pleated, hence the almost, but still...).  This is my white whale.

There is a thrifting Zeus, and that dude is smiling down on me.  The only depressing part is that this is definitely from the same owner as the others (absolutely pristine, name crossed out in marker, bought from the same store), so that means the other 3 would have been workable for me if I had know wtf I was doing back when I found them.  facepalm.gif .  Oh, well, nothing can rain on my parade on this one.  Soooo excited. 

Very nice, always awesome to see you guys find stuff you've been searching for.
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Soooooooooooooo, a little research leads me to believe that Paul Stuart made in England shoes are made by Edward Green? Can somebody confirm this?
post #37895 of 110181
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Soooooooooooooo, a little research leads me to believe that Paul Stuart made in England shoes are made by Edward Green? Can somebody confirm this?

Or Grenson? Hmmmmmm.....
post #37896 of 110181
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Or Grenson? Hmmmmmm.....

I have never heard that Edward Green has made for Paul Stuart.....only heard that the "Stuart's Choice" line of Paul Stuart is made by Grenson to Grenson Masterpiece standards.
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post #37898 of 110181
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

I have never heard that Edward Green has made for Paul Stuart.....only heard that the "Stuart's Choice" line of Paul Stuart is made by Grenson to Grenson Masterpiece standards.

Just did a quick search on ebay and it looked like some of their made in England models are EG's
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A forum I used to post on had an "e-bay idiot" thread where members could post all the stupid auctions they found. It was a forum primarily for hockey gearheads, so this involved stuff like listings where somebody would post two mismatched gloves and list them in the title as a pair from a third, entirely different, company (and if you're not familiar with hockey gear, the maker's logo or name is pretty much always printed or embroidered very large on the outside), or put prices on things that were hilariously out of whack. Say, $1,000 for a pro return stick from a minor star. They go through well over 100 a season, and often send sticks back to the manufacturer for very minor defects, or imaginary ones. Those sticks are bought in bulk by hockey shops, and are sold with no warranty at a discount.

Anyway, that would qualify for the SF version. Come to think of it, why isn't there such a thread around here?
post #37900 of 110181
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Just did a quick search on ebay and it looked like some of their made in England models are EG's

Ok, so a little more research reveals that Grenson is most likely the maker, although the PS's are made to a higher standard than Grenson's self labeled line.
post #37901 of 110181
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

So, I got a personal grail find today.  I'm pretty much obsessed with W.W. Chan & Sons, and I still seriously lament over the fact that I sold off 3 that I picked up a long time ago that probably would have worked for me, but I didn't know jack shit about tailoring at the time thinking they wouldn't fit me, so I unloaded them.

 

Well, look what I found today...

 

 

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And check this shit...

 

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THIS IS DIRECTLY FROM THE STORE, ONTO MY BODY...NOT A SINGLE STITCH OF TAILORING DONE YET!!!

 

Sure, the jacket is a *teensy* bit short (also, I'm shrugging my shoulders slightly so it's a bit less short than it appears), but fuck it.  The jacket fit is otherwise PERFECT, and the suit overall is almost perfect in every other way: tapered leg, side vented, soft shoulder (pants are pleated, hence the almost, but still...).  This is my white whale.

 

There is a thrifting Zeus, and that dude is smiling down on me.  The only depressing part is that this is definitely from the same owner as the others (absolutely pristine, name crossed out in marker, bought from the same store), so that means the other 3 would have been workable for me if I had know wtf I was doing back when I found them.  facepalm.gif.  Oh, well, nothing can rain on my parade on this one.  Soooo excited. 

 

My Man! That looks great. Wear that with some swagger, and you are set. 

 

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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

So I was just minding my own business today... thrifting, finding nothing. The usual. And I was about to leave the store, but my friend texted me and wanted to make plans. Since it was hot, I decided to have the text conversation indoors, rather than roast in my car. So I sat down in one of the chairs for sale and texted him for 10 minutes to figure out what we were going to do.
Then I got up. And started to head for the exit, but I saw a new rack. What's this?! A new rack, emerging from the back room, with clothes I have not yet seen?! Alright, so I took a look. Half of it was crap, but the other half looked like this:
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So I looked at the first jacket. 2 button hickey freeman navy blazer, missing the second button. Eh, normally I would leave this, but it was cheap and despite the lack of fabric tag definitely felt like 100% cashmere. So I pulled it off the rack.
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Next was another hickey freeman jacket, this one dual vent and tagged 100% camel hair. Sweet pattern, low price, so I grabbed it.
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Now this one intrigued me. I could tell it was well made, and this is where i started to get excited. Sho nuff, saint andrews.
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So I quickly yanked it and moved to the next jacket. Oxxford crest! Sweet. Orphaned suit jacket technically, but dual vent and ticket pocket, so should make a great sportcoat. On to the next!
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This one got me really excited. Dark green, silk, dual vent, and what brand? Cifonelli? WTF.That was unexpected.
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Then I felt something sick. Something so balla that I almost threw down the other jackets I was carrying to inspect it. Could it be... YES
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Side vented and in perfect f'ing condition no less! How could this get any better?!?! Oh... like this
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100% silk brioni sportcoat, mint and recent? yes please I think I'll take that too. And then there was one last thing at the end of the rack.
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A lonely oxxford sovereign cashmere pair of pants and vest, without their comrade jacket. Alas, despite going in the back and looking through the rest of the clothes waiting to come out, I couldn't find it. But maybe it will turn up. Total cost: around 100 bucks.

 

OMG! DUDE, YOU ARE MY HERO! can we please share the wealth!

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Mainy and DM7...oh my GOD. Sick shit all around.

 

 

I haven't had much luck or really found shit lately. Passed on 1 Faconnable plaid shirt. Tagged L but it was a bit wide for me. Also passed on 2 Faconnable Jeans plaid shirts. Same issue, same sizes and a Bullock & Jones sickkkkk plaid shirt tagged XL that was just way too big for me. If anyone would be interested in them for cost+ship then I'll return to see if they're there. That's pretty much it lately and it sucks! Also some Ferragamo wingtips that were pretty beat up. 

post #37904 of 110181
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Ok, so a little more research reveals that Grenson is most likely the maker, although the PS's are made to a higher standard than Grenson's self labeled line.

Paul Stuart has a few different lines, all with different levels of quality, but I'm pretty sure you're right - the Stuart's Choice line is made by Grenson to PS's standards. PS's highest line is their Ltd. Edition one. These shoes retail $1,150. I suspect these are Edward Green.
post #37905 of 110181
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

You know, the game was to say why she'd make the perfect girlfriend....not why she's like my current girlfriend. 

 

 

Because if you do it right you end up with MORE money in your pocket, not less

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