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post #38851 of 121936
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


Hey, man. I'm not trying to be a smart ass. I appreciate your help, but I'll definitely try to ride it first before I give up on it.

The way you were talking, the Huffy should be destroyed. So I figured that burning it is better than passing it off on someone else who knows nothing about bikes.

No worries then. Think of it as a Robert Graham shirt.

FWIW, I just flipped a Trek hybrid I found at GW for $50. Sold it for $140. The guy who bought it knew nothing about bikes, just showed up, handed me the cash, then asked me how to take the wheels off so he could get it in his car. Didn't even take a test ride. It was a fair, not spectacular, price for the bike, but folks like that are just begging to get ripped off, and there are plenty of people who will oblige.
post #38852 of 121936

Those AEs appear to be some Fifth Avenues.  

post #38853 of 121936
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I'd say you need a brighter, more colorful tie. Seems a little dark for your shirt / jacket combo.

EDIT: and yes, a bit wide in the shoulders and long, but not horrible. I'd say the pants are a bit too skinny for the jacket and a fuller leg might even it out some. 


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post #38854 of 121936

Anyone have a solid black suit in 38R?  In other news, it is hard thrifting in Rochester.
 

post #38855 of 121936
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

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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.

Epic as epic gets. Mythical is more like it. It's a black swan.
post #38856 of 121936
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Epic as epic gets. Mythical is more like it. It's a black swan.

Black swan my ass. That's the offspring of a sphinx and unicorn.
post #38857 of 121936

Picked up a Borrelli sport coat the other day, size 40R (EUR 50R); if anyone's interested.

 

Regards.

 

 

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Edited by TheNeedMachine - 6/21/12 at 5:46pm
post #38858 of 121936
Picked this up about a month ago.
Vintage Gant "Foxhunt Plaid" Short Sleeve Fun Shirt. All Cotton. A little big for me, so I might end up selling it

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post #38859 of 121936
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Originally Posted by workthatwedo View Post

Anyone have a solid black suit in 38R?  In other news, it is hard thrifting in Rochester.
 

 

Rochester, NY? It's not that hard. 

post #38860 of 121936
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Rochester, NY? It's not that hard. 


Yeah.  Awhile back I asked you for some tips.  I am here now and haven't found anything good yet.

post #38861 of 121936
post #38862 of 121936
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

Black swan my ass. That's the offspring of a sphinx and unicorn.

It is a vicuna

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post #38863 of 121936

Purchased this about a week ago - it looks odd to me.  Does this denote something special, or was inspector #12 asleep on the job that day?

 

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post #38864 of 121936
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

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Bumping this as I can't believe these Costume National chinos got no response. 34x30, available.

 

Also picked up this Fred Perry shirt, available to a bigger guy.

 

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Collar - 17

P2P - 24.5

Sleeve - 36

post #38865 of 121936

It would be accurate to say that I have never picked up Hickey-Freeman stuff in the past.  However, I recently made an exception for this:

 

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^^^ RED (not even a little pink, purple, or salmon - R.E.D.) single breasted two-button closure, single vented, 3 patch pockets, genuine MOP's, and 100% cashmere 44 L in excellent / mint condition.

 

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Can any of you guys who knows what's what about HF please tell me anything about how old it is or anything about HF that would be relevant to this sport coat?

 

Thanks!

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