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post #38161 of 114940

Another consignment find: Borrelli cashmere-and-silk tie. It kills me that I used to buy ties at Sears for the cost of one of these guys.  The shop also just got a few Brioni suits in the $599 CAD range. Very recent side-vented, flat-front numbers. Two in 44R: One solid charcoal and the other black flannel pinstripe. One in 40R: super 150s+ in light grey with a muted blue pinstripe. Kind of metallic. And a couple of cashmere Brioni SCs in the $400 range. Probably not proxy territory, but these are like-new suits and you could probably wear them for a year and get your money back on eBay. I picked up one to go along with the Zegna Trofeo that I bought. I'll post pics when they get back from the tailor.

 

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post #38162 of 114940

Speaking of women's wear and J Crew at full pop. If any of you have a tall woman in your life that wears a medium, check it:

 

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If nobody wants it, I'll wait til the fall for ebay.

post #38163 of 114940
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^^^  Whatever happened to that Thom Browne shirt with the red, white, and blue stripes behind the button placket?  devil.gif

The Thom Browne she hasn't worn yet, although the Hermes scarf she received from amadar has been worn every day! biggrin.gif
post #38164 of 114940
I just got back from a great vacation in Croatia, so I had the day off and spent a bit of time thrifting. If anyone is looking for an unlined, unstructured linen blazer, let me know ASAP. I found two (sizes 50 and 52) that were awesome, but I left them. The brands aren't anything great, but I think they were around €7 or €8 each. I'd proxy them if you're interested. Anyway, I brought home a few things...

First up is a pink Loro Piana shirt in a size 16US/41EU. Light damage to collar, but great buttons. These aren't faked, right?

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Black Zegna belt. A bit of surface wear to a few spots, it personally wouldn't bother me if it fit. Size 95/110
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Harness leather belt, made in the USA (not available).
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Woven leather shoes. They're a German brand made in Italy, and nothing too high priced, but I found them in my size for €3, so I thought I'd give them a shot.
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100% cashmere jacket (not available). It's going to take a bit of work from the tailor, but it wasn't expensive and I don't have cashmere in this brown.
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Does anyone have any idea if you can tell if there is more/enough fabric to let out sleeves. It's a rare day that I find a jacket that I need to have the sleeves let out, but this guy was a small t-rex as all of his jackets were big in the chest with short arms. I'd love to go back tomorrow (half off for fathers day) and pick up a couple more if I could have someone tell me that they're fixable.
post #38165 of 114940
You can usually feel the extra fabric in the the sleeve. Set the jacket sleeve down flat and gently run your hand up the sleeve starting at the hem. The ridge will be where the extra fabric ends. If that doesn't work, you can unstich a couple stitches in the sleeve hem.
post #38166 of 114940
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You can usually feel the extra fabric in the the sleeve. Set the jacket sleeve down flat and gently run your hand up the sleeve starting at the hem. The ridge will be where the extra fabric ends. If that doesn't work, you can unstich a couple stitches in the sleeve hem.

Thank you! I wasn't sure if it was as logical as that. Any idea as to how much fabric is needed to "finish" a sleeve? As in how much is necessary to fold it over? I have short arms and the sleeves end about 2cm too short for me. Would I need at least 4cm?
post #38167 of 114940
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100% cashmere jacket (not available). It's going to take a bit of work from the tailor, but it wasn't expensive and I don't have cashmere in this brown.
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Does anyone have any idea if you can tell if there is more/enough fabric to let out sleeves. It's a rare day that I find a jacket that I need to have the sleeves let out, but this guy was a small t-rex as all of his jackets were big in the chest with short arms. I'd love to go back tomorrow (half off for fathers day) and pick up a couple more if I could have someone tell me that they're fixable.

 

^^^ I've had TERRIBLE experiences trying to let out the sleeves of secondhand / vintage jackets.  facepalm.gif 

 

Definitely check to see how much wear there is and how prominent the crease is at the existing hem.  On fine fabrics like cashmere, especially in solid colors and without patterns, a definite "line" where the old sleeve hem was may be evident when it is let out.  There can also be a variation in color between the exposed sleeve material and unexposed material from beneath the hem.

 

The only times I've successfully let out sleeves have been with boldly patterned rough tweeds (plaids and checks worked the best).

 

I hope this helps!

post #38168 of 114940

http://www.menswearhouse.com/shop/p_cedar-shoe-trees_12001_700000439_12751_700175902_-1_700000439_____noSpecialSizes

 

Not the best but 10 pairs of cedar shoe trees for less that $100. I had to settle.

post #38169 of 114940
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ I've had TERRIBLE experiences trying to let out the sleeves of secondhand / vintage jackets.  facepalm.gif  

Definitely check to see how much wear there is and how prominent the crease is at the existing hem.  On fine fabrics like cashmere, especially in solid colors and without patterns, a definite "line" where the old sleeve hem was may be evident when it is let out.  There can also be a variation in color between the exposed sleeve material and unexposed material from beneath the hem.

The only times I've successfully let out sleeves have been with boldly patterned rough tweeds (plaids and checks worked the best).

I hope this helps!

It helps a ton! I knew that was a potential problem, but I didn't think about the fabric and how a delicate fabric would be more affected. The owner of this one "donated" his with seemingly little wear, so hopefully I'm in the clear. I say "donated" because due to the quality and number of jackets, I'd say he won't be using them where he is now.
post #38170 of 114940
To concur with TJ, be very careful when letting sleeves out of older jackets. Hard to tell until you've actually performed the operation, in my opinion. Darker colored jackets seem to be the most problematic in this regard, although I have had a bad experience with camelhair as well.

As for how much space, I'm not a tailor, but I would think 2 cm of extra fabric (under the fold) would be about right, on the MINIMUM side.
post #38171 of 114940
+1 on Women's clothing. Everything from Robert Graham shirts to Loro Piana shirts, resale just isn't there. I don't bother unless it's for the wife.

Paging Mr. Pore. Sorry for the awful cell-phone pictures. Left my camera at my brother's house.

Pair of vintage Nettleton Traditionals shell wingtips, Size 7 A/C

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Vintage Florshiem split-toe V-Cleats. 6 1./2 D

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post #38172 of 114940

I'll share a bit more...

 

 

 

 

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COLE HAAN MEN'S CARTER WING TIP LACE-UP OXFORD BROWN GRAIN 13 MEDIUM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370617912999?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3630wt_1398

 

 

 

 

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Mezlan Chelsea Boots Near Mint Condition Mens Size 13D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110885319161?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

 

and this one is the biggest steal of them all

 

 

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Marshall Artist Shawl Collar Cardigan Burgundy XXL NEW YMC UNIVERSAL WORKS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270974128460?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_749wt_1398

post #38173 of 114940
Those are just your eBay listings, dude. There's a thread for that.
post #38174 of 114940

I saw my first pair of Church's yesterday...

 

 

If I remember correctly they were marked 55b...they looked like shoes for a 6 year old. Were still in good condition, though.

post #38175 of 114940
Picked up a mint white Eton white dress shirt today. Tagged as a 16/41. Sleeves measure about 35. Available...I know it is hard to find nice white shirts. Bad picture, weather sucks here (again).

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