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post #3871 of 121706
When I go go through trousers, these are a few things I look for: - I look for the thin purple line (RLPL) - The signature Oxxford lining (see photo) - The little tab right above the zipper (this had a purpose, though I don't remember what) which Incotex and Isaia use (also see photo). - The V shape at the back of the waistband. It looks like a small V cut out at the very top of the back of the pants. I have no idea what this is called, nor the purpose but I do know it's never used by cheaper makers. I can't find a photo of this particular detail.
post #3872 of 121706
I saw 6-7 pairs of Zanella the other day... all of a HUGE size (made for Rochester Big and Tall). I'm guessing they were probably 46-50 or so for the waist.
post #3873 of 121706
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
I saw 6-7 pairs of Zanella the other day... all of a HUGE size (made for Rochester Big and Tall). I'm guessing they were probably 46-50 or so for the waist.

Like size 50?
post #3874 of 121706
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Like size 50?

I'd say maybe size 46. They were all pleated and a few were light and a few were dark. I got excited until I saw how large they were, but I didn't check the exact sizes.
post #3875 of 121706
What do you look for in a tie? How do you know it's quality? I can only remember so many brands, and I doubt all "made in Italy" ties are really nice, so what do you look for to know if you've found a really nice tie or if it's just junk?
post #3876 of 121706
Yesterday I found a pretty nice Brooks brothers Blazer 41R and Robert Talbott shirt XL . The blazer will soon be up on the Thrifters Trading page.
post #3877 of 121706
Had my very first successful hunt at a Goodwill today. Surprising actually, since I live in a suburb of a small city with less than affluent neighborhoods.

1) Brooks Brothers OCBD, made in USA
2) Sears Roebuck Co. OCBD, made in USA, "fitted"...(fits amazing: high armholes, no extra side fabric)
3) Anderson-Little Blue Blazer...looks almost new and needs no alterations

All for $15.77
post #3878 of 121706
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
What do you look for in a tie? How do you know it's quality?
I can only remember so many brands, and I doubt all "made in Italy" ties are really nice, so what do you look for to know if you've found a really nice tie or if it's just junk?


Most thrift shop ties are dated, to the point that no matter what the brand, I wouldn't buy. I look at all the repp ties and certain repeating patterns. Repp ties are often good brands, in my experience. Frequently I can spot a Brooks Brothers tie from 30 feet because I am familiar with their most common models. Rooster does some BB copies that fool me now and then. One "sleeper" tie brand which I have been seeing lately is Tommy Hilfiger. I bought one last week in spite of the Hilfiger logo.
post #3879 of 121706
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I don't bother with the trou either. I might give them a glance in hopes of finding that rare NWT pair, but I skip both those and the shirts, for the most part. I look at the used shoes, but only for shell to resell.

Generally, the only things I consider for myself are the sportcoats, sweaters, ties and miscellaneous accessories such as watches and cufflinks.

That's what I do when I am pinched for time. I call it big game hunting.
post #3880 of 121706
Strolled into a thrift shop after work on a whim and came out with... Oxxford Ultimo sport jacket for $7.50. 2-button, flap pockets, moderate notch lapels. I think it's got some cashmere in it as the hand is quite soft, but there is no tag that states what it is composed of. The fit is perfect, which is just ridiculous to me... no alterations needed. Fit pic within a week as I took it to the dry cleaners.
post #3881 of 121706
^^^That is a sweet jacket.
post #3882 of 121706
Seconded. Nifty find.
post #3883 of 121706
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
Most thrift shop ties are dated, to the point that no matter what the brand, I wouldn't buy. I look at all the repp ties and certain repeating patterns. Repp ties are often good brands, in my experience. Frequently I can spot a Brooks Brothers tie from 30 feet because I am familiar with their most common models. Rooster does some BB copies that fool me now and then. One "sleeper" tie brand which I have been seeing lately is Tommy Hilfiger. I bought one last week in spite of the Hilfiger logo.
so there's nothing you can feel or see to tell the quality of the lining, silk, knot it would make, etc?
post #3884 of 121706
Why not just tie it and see what you think?
post #3885 of 121706
What exactly would make a tie too dated to wear? I can understand not wanting to wear some of the gigantically wide ties you might come across thrifting, but most of the patterns on the higher end stuff I find seem to be close to or the same as NWT ties sold on here.
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