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post #37906 of 124450
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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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Hmm. This has potential, I thought. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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.

 

^^^  I woke up to this and tore the blankets off my wife and flipped my desk!

 

edit: I also flipped my desk over DM7's 5 trashbags of freshly laundered and pressed Turnbull & Asser shirts, but it was late and had been a long day.  But still flipped, nonetheless.  smile.gif


Edited by Typhoid Jones - 6/6/12 at 6:31am
post #37907 of 124450
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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 #37908 of 124450
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
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Pretty fugly Gucci, available
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You all know by now my affinity for paisley print ties, Talbott hand sewn for Paul Simon
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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?
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My new favorite tie, E. Marinella, my first! This thing is awesome! N/A
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Vintage Florsheim brick sole, suede, saddle shoes. I'm wearing the bitches as I type! N/A
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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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Also, it's amazing how much thrifting ground two guys who know what to look for can cover in such a short time.
post #37909 of 124450

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

post #37910 of 124450
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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
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263
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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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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 #37911 of 124450
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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
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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.

 

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 #37912 of 124450

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 #37913 of 124450
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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 #37914 of 124450
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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 #37915 of 124450
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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 #37916 of 124450

 

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

post #37917 of 124450
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
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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.

damn the saddles are really sick
post #37918 of 124450

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

post #37919 of 124450

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

post #37920 of 124450
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.
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