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post #37906 of 134796
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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. 

 

^^^ [Sorry for the double post]  Congrats Andro.  The suit is pretty close right off the rack - whatever has to be done will probably not be much.  smile.gif

post #37907 of 134796
O.k fellers, this is what I scored from my short but sweet thrift-down with GMMcl yesterday:
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RLPL linen trousers, traded from GMMcl, look forward to an all RLPL-linen-thrift-fit-pic-all-from-other-style-forum-members post
263
Pretty fugly Gucci, available
467
263
You all know by now my affinity for paisley print ties, Talbott hand sewn for Paul Simon
467
Ancient red wool PRL for Eric Salm's Sussex Shop, with the OG price tag of $27.50. Does anybody else get excited by old labels. No? Just me?
467
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My new favorite tie, E. Marinella, my first! This thing is awesome! N/A
467
263
Vintage Florsheim brick sole, suede, saddle shoes. I'm wearing the bitches as I type! N/A
263
467
Chester Barrie for Harrod's glen plaid sport coat. Another first! Pattern matching is spot on, unfortunately too big for me and has a couple spots I'm going to try and work some magic on. Styling isn't very dated but the labels look old.Sz 44 maybe, haven't measured it yet. Tentatively not available pending spot removal.
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And these!!!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Paul Stuart made in England canvas and leather spectators!!!! 22 nail heel pattern!! Sexy as all hell! My most favorite thrifted shoes so far. These are just a little too big though. ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif Size is marked 11.5 M but must run small because they are only slightly to big for me. Anybody know a good method for shrinking shoes? baldy[1].gif
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467
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Also, it's amazing how much thrifting ground two guys who know what to look for can cover in such a short time.
post #37908 of 134796

That E. Marinella is dope, pretty rare to find one in a thrift!

post #37909 of 134796
Quote:
Originally Posted by eazye View Post

O.k fellers, this is what I scored from my short but sweet thrift-down with GMMcl yesterday:
263
RLPL linen trousers, traded from GMMcl, look forward to an all RLPL-linen-thrift-fit-pic-all-from-other-style-forum-members post
263
Pretty fugly Gucci, available
467
263
You all know by now my affinity for paisley print ties, Talbott hand sewn for Paul Simon
467
Ancient red wool PRL for Eric Salm's Sussex Shop, with the OG price tag of $27.50. Does anybody else get excited by old labels. No? Just me?
467
263
263
My new favorite tie, E. Marinella, my first! This thing is awesome! N/A
467
263
Vintage Florsheim brick sole, suede, saddle shoes. I'm wearing the bitches as I type! N/A
263
467
Chester Barrie for Harrod's glen plaid sport coat. Another first! Pattern matching is spot on, unfortunately too big for me and has a couple spots I'm going to try and work some magic on. Styling isn't very dated but the labels look old.Sz 44 maybe, haven't measured it yet. Tentatively not available pending spot removal.
467
467
263
263
263
And these!!!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Paul Stuart made in England canvas and leather spectators!!!! 22 nail heel pattern!! Sexy as all hell! My most favorite thrifted shoes so far. These are just a little too big though. ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif Size is marked 11.5 M but must run small because they are only slightly to big for me. Anybody know a good method for shrinking shoes? baldy[1].gif
263
467
263
467
467
263
Also, it's amazing how much thrifting ground two guys who know what to look for can cover in such a short time.

Love the saddles!

post #37910 of 134796
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post
Ancient red wool PRL for Eric Salm's Sussex Shop, with the OG price tag of $27.50. Does anybody else get excited by old labels. No? Just me?
467
263
263
My new favorite tie, E. Marinella, my first! This thing is awesome! N/A
467
263
Chester Barrie for Harrod's glen plaid sport coat. Another first! Pattern matching is spot on, unfortunately too big for me and has a couple spots I'm going to try and work some magic on. Styling isn't very dated but the labels look old.Sz 44 maybe, haven't measured it yet. Tentatively not available pending spot removal.
467
467
263
263
263
And these!!!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Paul Stuart made in England canvas and leather spectators!!!! 22 nail heel pattern!! Sexy as all hell! My most favorite thrifted shoes so far. These are just a little too big though. ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif Size is marked 11.5 M but must run small because they are only slightly to big for me. Anybody know a good method for shrinking shoes? baldy[1].gif
263
467
263
467
467
263
Also, it's amazing how much thrifting ground two guys who know what to look for can cover in such a short time.

 

I've got an OLD (1960's) Oscar de la Renta tie I thrifted when I first started. It must have been from when that was a good label... There's a McFarlin's price tag in it that I think was $30. One of my favorite ties, still:

 

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How do you spot treat? Interested in good ways to do this.

 

Also, how big is "just a little too big"? What size do you wear? Those shoes are sexy as hell. 

post #37911 of 134796

Great haul today:

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Pale Blue italian linen sportscoat with peak lapels

Thin leather briefcase with retractable handles:

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A pair of long-sleeved polo shirts (no pictures)

post #37912 of 134796
Quote:
Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I've got an OLD (1960's) Oscar de la Renta tie I thrifted when I first started. It must have been from when that was a good label... There's a McFarlin's price tag in it that I think was $30. One of my favorite ties, still:

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How do you spot treat? Interested in good ways to do this.

Also, how big is "just a little too big"? What size do you wear? Those shoes are sexy as hell. 

I'm going to try using oxy clean, then water and then a blow dryer so no water marks are left. I did it on another blazer that had a big brown stain on the lapel, worked great, although these stains appear to be pretty set in, so we'll see.
post #37913 of 134796
Quote:
Originally Posted by bafe View Post

Great haul today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Pale Blue italian linen sportscoat with peak lapels
Thin leather briefcase with retractable handles:
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A pair of long-sleeved polo shirts (no pictures)


That jacket is sick!
post #37914 of 134796
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

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That jacket is sick!

It wasn't that cheap (50 CHF that is 50$, I usually buy a whole bag of clothes with that amount of money) but I HAD to buy it.

post #37915 of 134796

 

Waaaay too small, but thanks for the thought thumbs-up.gif

post #37916 of 134796
Quote:
Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
O.k fellers, this is what I scored from my short but sweet thrift-down with GMMcl yesterday:
263
RLPL linen trousers, traded from GMMcl, look forward to an all RLPL-linen-thrift-fit-pic-all-from-other-style-forum-members post
263
Pretty fugly Gucci, available
467
263
You all know by now my affinity for paisley print ties, Talbott hand sewn for Paul Simon
467
Ancient red wool PRL for Eric Salm's Sussex Shop, with the OG price tag of $27.50. Does anybody else get excited by old labels. No? Just me?
467
263
263
My new favorite tie, E. Marinella, my first! This thing is awesome! N/A
467
263
Vintage Florsheim brick sole, suede, saddle shoes. I'm wearing the bitches as I type! N/A
263
467
Chester Barrie for Harrod's glen plaid sport coat. Another first! Pattern matching is spot on, unfortunately too big for me and has a couple spots I'm going to try and work some magic on. Styling isn't very dated but the labels look old.Sz 44 maybe, haven't measured it yet. Tentatively not available pending spot removal.
467
467
263
263
263
And these!!!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Paul Stuart made in England canvas and leather spectators!!!! 22 nail heel pattern!! Sexy as all hell! My most favorite thrifted shoes so far. These are just a little too big though. ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif Size is marked 11.5 M but must run small because they are only slightly to big for me. Anybody know a good method for shrinking shoes? baldy[1].gif
263
467
263
467
467
263
Also, it's amazing how much thrifting ground two guys who know what to look for can cover in such a short time.

damn the saddles are really sick
post #37917 of 134796

I'd kill for a pair of leather/canvas spectators. Found a women's pair today.

post #37918 of 134796

I think that easye has some of the best consistent shoe finds.  Well done!

post #37919 of 134796
Been finding absolutely nothing the last few weeks and getting a little jealous every time I open this thread. Hoping to find a little thrift time as I swing through Milwaukee and Chicago this weekend.
post #37920 of 134796
Sick!
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