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post #38506 of 118231
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Another day, another sweet blazer not in my size.

Nice find. Likely an orphan, though. See if you can find the trousers in the ladies section. Should be easy to spot in that pattern, and with "Paul Smith" on the waistband.

A few things to know about Paul Smith: First, generally considered a "fashion" house, though I think the Mainline suits (just say "Paul Smith", not "London") get some respect around here. Same with their Japan stuff, I think. Half canvas at best (and that's Mainline), iirc. "PS" is their bottom rung diffusion line.

Also, different suit models have different cuts. All are, in my experience, slimmer than normal. But Westbourne and Byard are particularly slim, iirc. I found a nice 42R Westbourne navy pinstripe once -- actually the only pair of trousers I've ever reunited with a jacket at a Goodwill. But alas, I looked like Chris Farley from Tommy Boy in it.
post #38507 of 118231
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Originally Posted by shadesofbeige View Post

Hey guys I've got a bit of a conundrum I'd appreciate some help with. Yesterday I picked up a beautiful Belvest navy blazer at a discount store. It fits well, but it's a regular and I'm a short. I'd like to have it shortened, but then the pockets would be too low. I was thinking that maybe I could get some patch pockets made out of a matching colored wool that could make it look normal. Is this feasible? And if so, is it really stupid? I got it for a good price so I could unload it on B&S no problem, but I've been looking for a great navy blazer for a year, and this is one is painfully close. I could post pics if that would help. Feel free to banish me to the tailors' thread if applicable - you guys haven't steered me wrong yet so I figured I could start here. Thanks thrift bros!

Lets see the pics.

post #38508 of 118231
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Nice find. Likely an orphan, though. See if you can find the trousers in the ladies section. Should be easy to spot in that pattern, and with "Paul Smith" on the waistband.
A few things to know about Paul Smith: First, generally considered a "fashion" house, though I think the Mainline suits (just say "Paul Smith", not "London") get some respect around here. Same with their Japan stuff, I think. Half canvas at best (and that's Mainline), iirc. "PS" is their bottom rung diffusion line.
Also, different suit models have different cuts. All are, in my experience, slimmer than normal. But Westbourne and Byard are particularly slim, iirc. I found a nice 42R Westbourne navy pinstripe once -- actually the only pair of trousers I've ever reunited with a jacket at a Goodwill. But alas, I looked like Chris Farley from Tommy Boy in it.

This one's made in Italy and fully canvassed, no pants to be found, although when I first saw it, I was thinking it would be cool paired with some bold colored pants or perhaps off-white, for a more adventurous swinging 60's look
post #38509 of 118231
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Originally Posted by shadesofbeige View Post

Hey guys I've got a bit of a conundrum I'd appreciate some help with. Yesterday I picked up a beautiful Belvest navy blazer at a discount store. It fits well, but it's a regular and I'm a short. I'd like to have it shortened, but then the pockets would be too low. I was thinking that maybe I could get some patch pockets made out of a matching colored wool that could make it look normal. Is this feasible? And if so, is it really stupid? I got it for a good price so I could unload it on B&S no problem, but I've been looking for a great navy blazer for a year, and this is one is painfully close. I could post pics if that would help. Feel free to banish me to the tailors' thread if applicable - you guys haven't steered me wrong yet so I figured I could start here. Thanks thrift bros!

I had this done to a blazer I found at a thrift about six months ago. I really liked it, wanted it shortened, and was willing to take the risk because I was only into the blazer for a few bucks. This one of the most expensive alterations a tailor can do. I can't remember exactly how much it set me back, but it was close to $100. I like my guy, he does excellent work, so I was willing to take the risk. So make sure you find a tailor that does really good work. Besides having a good tailor I was worried about affecting the look and drape if I shortened it too much. I read some threads here and at Ask Andy, like this. It seems the shortest distance you want from the top of the pocket to the bottom of the hem is 9 inches. Anything shorter will look off.
post #38510 of 118231

I'm glad I went at lunch! Nothing earth shattering, but solid:

 

AE Fifth Avenue size 9B, walnut... Look like they've been worn maybe 2-3 times. Gorgeous shoes (AVAILABLE)

Polo RL flat front cream colored linen pants, my size (NOT AVAILABLE)

Polo RL madras patch pants, my size (36x30) (Maybe Available, gotta see how daring I want to be)

 

EDIT: Also, any ever see Karl Lagerfeld Couture? I saw a 44R POW suit with that tag made for Saks that was canvassed and pretty nice. I know Lagerfeld is licensed crap now, but it was good once, right? I'll proxy if someone wants it. There was also a 37S Polo RL charcoal with light gray windowpane sportcoat... Actually probably an orphan from the tag, but could easily be worn alone. Made in the USA. If it were Corneliani I would have kopped anyway, but I'll pick it up if someone wants it. 


Edited by grendel - 6/12/12 at 10:53am
post #38511 of 118231

Will not keep for self but came across a couple pairs of vintage gold frames (YSL + Cazal) for $2 a piece at my local Savers.

 

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post #38512 of 118231
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I'm glad I went at lunch! Nothing earth shattering, but solid:

AE Fifth Avenue size 9B, walnut... Look like they've been worn maybe 2-3 times. Gorgeous shoes (AVAILABLE)
Polo RL flat front cream colored linen pants, my size (NOT AVAILABLE)
Polo RL madras patch pants, my size (36x30) (Maybe Available, gotta see how daring I want to be)

Grendel's heart rate shoots up 100 beats whenever he comes into contact with something made of linen. LINEN HULK.
post #38513 of 118231
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


Grendel's heart rate shoots up 100 beats whenever he comes into contact with something made of linen. LINEN HULK.

 

'Tis the season

post #38514 of 118231
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


Grendel's heart rate shoots up 100 beats whenever he comes into contact with something made of linen. LINEN HULK.

Is this the Grendel signal, then?

 

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post #38515 of 118231
Grendel...what waist size are you again? I have two pairs of Hugo Boss (made in Italy) linen pants I'd be willing to send your way for a HF suit to be named later.
post #38516 of 118231
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Grendel...what waist size are you again? I have two pairs of Hugo Boss (made in Italy) linen pants I'd be willing to send your way for a HF suit to be named later.

 

Well, I'm not sure how many pairs I really need. I can't wear them to the office because they keep it in the low 60's and I have an Aeron chair, so I'm usually cold. PM me some pics, though.

post #38517 of 118231
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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

Is this the Grendel signal, then?

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How bout this?

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post #38518 of 118231
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

This one's made in Italy and fully canvassed,

Just to be clear: The line is the "Paul Smith London" line, and I believe most (if not all) are made in Italy (don't know by whom). No consensus on canvasing, so sounds like you got one of the nicer ones. See http://www.styleforum.net/t/4338/paul-smith-suits/0_100, et al.
post #38519 of 118231
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


How bout this?
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Looks like he favors a high-waisted look, but I think the pants might need to be hemmed a bit.

post #38520 of 118231

Some shoes I picked all available, pm if interested

 

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Regency Collection size 13 made in Brazil

 

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Allen Edmonds Park Ave Size 11

 

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Bruno Magli Mateo size 8

 

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Allen Edmonds Byron Size 14

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