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Damn, that dior tie is the tits! How much?! lol8%5B1%5D.gif


On another note. I fall victim to this sometimes as well. All the outdated stuff some buy just because it has an expensive name, does it move?
I've had pretty good luck moving older Burberry and armani collezioni. Which many kn here would warn against picking up. $70 for old armani suit 30-50to for old burberrys SCs. I mean that's not stellar, but for 5-10 a pop it's a helluva lot more money than I would've made passing on them.
post #38012 of 110330
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Damn, that dior tie is the tits! How much?! lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

On another note. I fall victim to this sometimes as well. All the outdated stuff some buy just because it has an expensive name, does it move?

 

Sometimes. It can take a while. It just takes finding the right person to buy it I guess. However, Christian Dior Monsieur was never an expensive name.

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Sometimes. It can take a while. It just takes finding the right person to buy it I guess. However, Christian Dior Monsieur was never an expensive name.


Yeah I know. I was referring to the Canali 6X1. Sorry I didn't make that clear.

post #38014 of 110330
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A pair of pairs of pants
Kirkland 38/30 Beige Flat Front
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Really, Cap? Really?
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Interesting day today.
Pendleton Black Watch Wool overshirt
And available for proxy...2xPaul Stuart in 43 Short roughly
I have that exact Pendleton blackwatch shirt, bought retail back in the day (when I was spending my parents' money). Now it has a moth hole in a very visible spot at the collar. uhoh.gif
I also have that exact Paul Stuart (the one on the right). Very nice; it's appeared in thrift fit pics.
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Full-body pic of today's sportcoat find, which is currently at the cleaners. No luck scouring the Internet for clues as to the maker, so it will remain a mystery.
inlove.gif I wonder if it was a local, defunct bespoke maker. Either way, if it fits and looks good, rock it hard!
post #38015 of 110330
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Anyways, here to show off the goods.
Dior (beautiful floral design), Zegna NWT (a first for me), Gucci (first for me),
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Sorry for the double post.
(In an attempt to head off a noobs snark-fest, I'm going to try to do this politely) New dudes: Turns out a lot of big names were licensed out during most of the past few decades. While there is some really good Dior stuff (pour homme, I believe; each label has its own "good" line), the Dior pictured here (and most others) is not that. In fact, brags about Dior stuff is a bit of a running joke here, as it reveals who is a grasshopper, and who a master. Sifting through which stuff was licensed and which not (e.g., Dior, Lanvin, YSL, Givenchy -- mostly licensed, with rare exceptions; Versace, Gucci -- generally not licensed) takes time and learning, and sifting through which of the possibly licensed stuff is good and which bad takes even more nuance and a patience for foreign languages than I, personally, am capable of. As a result, I pass on 99.99% of every Dior, YSL and many other "name" brands I see, and even then I don't brag about it.
The general advice for learning the ropes and not "fail"ing as above is that the best learning is derived from reading this thread from the beginning. Yes, all of it. Daunting as that is, if you do it, you'll be schooling us soon, a la DM7. Good luck, and have fun out there!

EDIT: A few nice finds in there, to be proud of and bragged about. I think that second, stripey Th. Pink shirt may be a woman's, based on sizing. And both are an older tag. Not sure of exact vintage, but more than 12-15 years old.
post #38016 of 110330
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inlove.gif I wonder if it was a local, defunct bespoke maker. Either way, if it fits and looks good, rock it hard!

It's from Boyd's St Louis. That's the only tag on the thing, and I don't think any were removed.

 

It fits really well and looks awesome.

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Really, Cap? Really?
 

Yes, really. Why?

post #38018 of 110330
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Yes, really. Why?

 

think the reason is because they only cost like $20 from Costco...

 

unless by pair of pants it means you got 2 units of pant

post #38019 of 110330
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think the reason is because they only cost like $20 from Costco...

unless by pair of pants it means you got 2 units of pant

LOL, capnwes.
He's alluding to a buyer who I poasted about who tried to "scam" or something me because he only got one pair of pants but expected two pair because the auction said a pair of pants.
On a side, the older Made in Italy Kirklands are not bad quality for the price. IIRC they don't sell them at Costco anymore.
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Had a Minny Mainy moment today, this place has tons of Burberry, Boss, Zegna and Prada, all priced accordingly, ($100) for a blazer/suit. However, sometimes stuff slips through the cracks. Check it out: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Zegna Trofeo Silk, silk/wool blend, although it should say 100% silk, as it's soft as a cloud. Small hounds-tooth with blue and rust over-check, 3 button double vented. 100% kick-ass!!! Size is marked 52L, so about a 42L correct?
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Zegna light olive green plaid. From the same guy and I'm guessing nwot, as this still had the extra fabric and buttons tucked into the inside breast pocket.
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Both are made in Switzerland and both are headed to the bay unless someone gives me a reasonable offer (re:fair). I had to get my wife's car out of the impound lot this weekend and that took up most of my play money.
post #38021 of 110330
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LOL, capnwes.
He's alluding to a buyer who I poasted about who tried to "scam" or something me because he only got one pair of pants but expected two pair because the auction said a pair of pants.
On a side, the older Made in Italy Kirklands are not bad quality for the price. IIRC they don't sell them at Costco anymore.

So was I in my OP. LOL. This pair is Made in Italy and I think they are great, I will be wearing then as soon as I lose another 1/2" in the waist or so (dropped 1.5" already in 11 days). Hopefully it will be for only a short time as I am aiming to be a 36 soon. 

 

And they were only $0.97

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teacha.gif Thrifting math lesson for the week teacha.gif

The thrifting value of one pair of pants is inversely proportional to the number of times "Made In Italy" appears on the waistband.

Divide this value by pi if instead they read "Designed in Italy"
post #38023 of 110330
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think the reason is because they only cost like $20 from Costco...

 

unless by pair of pants it means you got 2 units of pant

Actually I was saying I got a pair of 2 units of pant. 4 units total. Cornfused yet, lol

post #38024 of 110330
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Size is marked 52L, so about a 42L correct?

in my experience, for Zegna (and Canali) subtract 12. so Zegna 52L = US 40L aka Andro's size.
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teacha.gif Thrifting math lesson for the week teacha.gif
The thrifting value of one pair of pants is inversely proportional to the number of times "Made In Italy" appears on the waistband.
Divide this value by pi if instead they read "Designed in Italy"

 

so by pair you mean n^2, correct?

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