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post #38806 of 110374
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Seems like quite a few of us are having eBay issues. I've got a guy saying an EU 42 pair of pants that I measured out at a 34 and are listed as a 34....are really a 37 waist and wants a refund because I misrepresented them.

42 generally correlates to a 36. I'm always torn on posting the tagged or measured size. Measured size just gives ammo to SNAD cases and tagged size makes the wrong people view your item.
post #38807 of 110374
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^  Maybe you should rethink your tie, pocket square, and pants?  Lighter colors.  Or if not, perhaps pants that are predominantly brown with a less tapered leg?  Not so bold on the pocket square?  smile.gif

Alright, I'm going to try a less loud pocket square, and a brighter colored tie. I'm definitely not lacking in those departments. Pant's on the other hand, not so much, although I did just receive those RLPL linen pair from GMMcl, they have a fuller leg, but linen on linen of two different colors?
post #38808 of 110374
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


One of my ex-girlfriends used to watch this guys stuff, he's funny as shit!

I've been following his work since he started in 2006. He just made a full motion film. He shot most of it in LA. He's talking about releasing it on DVD.

post #38809 of 110374
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I shouldn't have been reading this thread before hitting the shower this morning...
"Broken Arrow"
"Steve and Barry's Bogus Journey"
"Mind the Gap"
"Goodbye Mr. Chaps"
"Missoni Impossible"
"Stuart Mcguire / SHELL ME THE MONEY!"
"Ketch Me If You Can"
"And Then There Were Nunn Bush"
"The Bostonian Strangler"
"Tommy Hilfiger Boi"
and one for the other way...
"I'm Gonna Git You Sulka!"
Whew...

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post #38810 of 110374
two girls one haband!
post #38811 of 110374
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

330CK might skewer me for this purchase, but I FOUND A BIKE! FOR $15.99!

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It is in desperate need of some new tires and could use a nice once-over, but other than that, I think it will work out quite well. It's not an insane bike find, but considering what I paid and what I think I will have to put into it ...

That looks like it's in very nice condition and still from Huffy's made in USA days. I doubt you'll lose either way with the price you paid.
post #38812 of 110374
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Alright, I'm going to try a less loud pocket square, and a brighter colored tie. I'm definitely not lacking in those departments. Pant's on the other hand, not so much, although I did just receive those RLPL linen pair from GMMcl, they have a fuller leg, but linen on linen of two different colors?

 

Linen on linen would be OK if the colors were not too close a match.  A solid blue cotton, linen, or silk tie (or perhaps madras) with a white PS and blue cotton or linen flat front tapered pants (not so tapered as the ones in the original fit pic).  If you go something this, you could switch to those BB white bucks of yours from before.

 

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^^^ Something like this would be so cool.

post #38813 of 110374
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

That looks like it's in very nice condition and still from Huffy's made in USA days. I doubt you'll lose either way with the price you paid.

33OCK is overly kind, I think. If that bike were mine, I'd peddle, not pedal, it. The pictures aren't definitive, but it appears to have the dreaded insert-and-stamped dropout. Also a single-piece steel crank. And there is no getting around the fact that it's a Huffy, which is synonymous with cheap crap--generally speaking, one should never buy a Huffy bicycle, although they did make a brief and catastrophic foray into high-end bikes during the 1980s. Even the cycling team Huffy sponsored refused to ride Huffys.

It looks good, though, so you wouldn't have much trouble flipping it on CL for $50 or so. I say this in full knowledge that I've been wrong before about the market for secondhand three-speeds.
post #38814 of 110374
So I've been put on a thrift freeze till we get this reception paid for next week, that being said, here's what I picked up yesterday.
His and hers CT shirts, I thought that this was going to be my new favorite, being the only slim fit in my size, but fucking sleeves are almost an inch and a half too short. musicboohoo[1].gif Didn't know CT made women's stuff.
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Silk Japanese hand- rolled scarf
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And another unmarked jacket, an orphan I know, but it was cheap enough, 3 roll 2, dual vented, brown. Any help? (last one I swear.)
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And since I'm on a thrifting freeze, I thought I'd show you some stuff I picked up before I started posting here.
Couple vintage furs for my wife, this one was a birthday present. All were found in mint condition.
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This was a Christmas present.
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Muffler
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Mink pill box hat, with original 60's store tags
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Ysl Rieve Gauche Db peak lapel top coat, which she has yet to get tailored.
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Aquascutum wool DB, I picked this up before I knew anything about quality, fit perfectly off the rack!
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The sport coat that started my addiction to obnoxious patterned jackets.
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J Press tweed with the neck strap, thing weighs about 10 pounds, dated 1965
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Vintage hunting jacket, rubber game pouch, shotgun shell holders in the pockets, dated 1977. I sold a very similar jacket on ebay a couple months ago for $500!!
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Something my wife picked up for herself at a resale shop, wool with fur trim, very 60's Mad Men-esque.
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Non of this is available, strictly for bragging purposes. satisfied.gif
post #38815 of 110374
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Alright, I'm going to try a less loud pocket square, and a brighter colored tie. I'm definitely not lacking in those departments. Pant's on the other hand, not so much, although I did just receive those RLPL linen pair from GMMcl, they have a fuller leg, but linen on linen of two different colors?

I'm rocking linen on linen in 2 different colors today. No different than wool. 

post #38816 of 110374
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


33OCK is overly kind, I think. If that bike were mine, I'd peddle, not pedal, it. The pictures aren't definitive, but it appears to have the dreaded insert-and-stamped dropout. Also a single-piece steel crank. And there is no getting around the fact that it's a Huffy, which is synonymous with cheap crap--generally speaking, one should never buy a Huffy bicycle, although they did make a brief and catastrophic foray into high-end bikes during the 1980s. Even the cycling team Huffy sponsored refused to ride Huffys.
It looks good, though, so you wouldn't have much trouble flipping it on CL for $50 or so. I say this in full knowledge that I've been wrong before about the market for secondhand three-speeds.


But it's for me. To ride.

post #38817 of 110374

Went to a new GW on the west side of Phoenix before a game, at first it was just Mickey Mouse stuff:

 

 

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Then to another GW closer to the ballpark and an EPIC, EPIC, EPIC find:

 

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It's a rust brown with green and brown window pane and is a 40S

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Thrift pic:

 

 

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Tie: Brioni brown grenadine, AE Oak Arlington's. Just need the sleeves shortened.

 

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But, you may ask, why is this EPIC?

 

Looking at the buttons, they looked kinda like  plastic and I thought I could replace them with horn, but upon further inspection:

 

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14K GOLD BUTTONS!!!!!

 

Their marked Lindsay 14K on one end and 14K on the other. A little sleuthing turned up Lindsay & Co. of New York http://lindsayco.com/ and their on line catalog. There are matching cuff links on page 20, but the buttons are on page 32. Called the company and the sales rep said that the buttons are solid 14K gold (have 2 jacket and 4 cuff buttons) and the retail replacement cost for the jacket buttons at a jeweler is around $700-$1000 each and the cuff buttons about $400-$500 each.

 

 

For some reason I don't think the buttons are gonna stay on the jacket! Will have to consult the wise one, SPOO, and see if the "clothing" value of the jacket with gold buttons would be worth more than the value of the buttons.

post #38818 of 110374
So here's what I've got in the stable.
Pocket squares
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Ties,
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Or perhaps a bow?
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RLPL linen trousers, double pleated, these are fuller in the leg and fit really nice.
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I've also got these bad boys, RLPL linen, tan and navy. Triple linen? devil.gif
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What say ye!?!
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I've clearly been going to the wrong stores. Damn.....
post #38820 of 110374

Wow... That's an awesome find lastdonb! Let us know what you do with the buttons and how it works out. 

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