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Is humor advisable in ebay listings? Or is this just weird?

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

That Dunn & Co is side vented, huh?  I've handled 2 Dunn & Co. HTs just like that one, and I agree that the quality on them was amazing (hand stitched lapel like yours, narrow lapels for the age, super heavy/well constructed, and side vented).  Dunn & Co. (at least for tweeds) seems underrated IMO. 

Also, wish I had the cajones to try pulling off that Orvis since it's my size.  But alas, I shall remain cajone-less. 


yep, Dunn & Co is quality... or at least was... my kilt jacket came from them. I remember going in there for white cotton gloves, salesman wanted to fit me out for the guards in retrospect, I should have let him, lol

should go for the orvis... its a lot less painful than you think wearing tartan... still looking for a maclean sports coat myself...
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Is humor advisable in ebay listings? Or is this just weird?

It is not advisable.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


It is not advisable.

 

 

noted.

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Originally Posted by madmacs View Post


should go for the orvis... its a lot less painful than you think wearing tartan... still looking for a maclean sports coat myself...

+1. It is a bit snug on me, but close enough for me to try it on (but not breathe). Tartan is not normally my thing, but I was totally surprised how it doesn't really seem overboard when you are wearing it.

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Nataku,you only need the DIN connectors on the speakers end.once you have them you can connect them to any receiver by splicing the wires or using whatever connectors your receive uses.
they are fairly cheap and can be bought on ebay,once you have them though always keep them even if you sell your speakers bevcuse you never know when the next speakers will come along and you will need them again. 

Yeah, I figured as much. Mine came with everything - original cords, etc so it was all plug and play. I was under the impression that the cords were hard to find though.

Still tossing around the idea of selling mine. If I did, I'd want to keep it all together as a set. It sounds amazing, though but I've heard when something breaks, it's a huge PITA to fix.
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acosbysweater: i go all MacGyver on it and find bits and pieces to test everyting.pretty much everything you need to test will be on that electronics shelf.

first thing to check is obviosuly the foam.i have screwed up a few times though even after testing so it happens.

by the way guys im not quoting because when i do its being held for moderation but if i do a direct reply it doesnt.   

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

Spoo would get $60, you should feel satisfied with $40 stirpot.gif

 

A SFer just passed on it. So I'm gonna put in on the bay sometimes this week. I'll be happy to get $30, TTTT.

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Those Zegna's are kind of hideous. The Charvet is very nice though. 

 

Thanks, bud.

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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

acosbysweater: i go all MacGyver on it and find bits and pieces to test everyting.pretty much everything you need to test will be on that electronics shelf.
first thing to check is obviosuly the foam.i have screwed up a few times though even after testing so it happens.
by the way guys im not quoting because when i do its being held for moderation but if i do a direct reply it doesnt.   
what i've started carrying in my pocket:
speaker wire
rca cables
9 volt battery

you can get a long way with these 3 things
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Polar opposite,

 

Heaviest Tweed I have found. Super sweet, Harris Tweed for Dunn & Co

Quite possibly the highest quality tweed I have found. 40R

 

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Oh man, Wes, that looks really nice. Measurements, please?

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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

Anyone have a refused return from GW?
I bought a pair of jeans that didn't fit/wasn't flipable tried to return it and this girl refused it?
Didn't want to fight over $8 so I told her id just keep it....not even mad right now just disappointed with the store.

Call me crazy but the GW around my hood offers 30 days exchange with receipt. No refunds or store credit. Did you have the receipt?

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You have any more of those mannequins available?

You can't talk Mrs. Capnes into posing like that in front of the Camaro?
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please excuse my amateur photos:

 

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aaand some matching braces:

 

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looking forward to my next wedding/black tie event!

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^ My favorite hotel in Paris is just off (or on, can't remember) Rue de Castiglione.

Random fact of the day.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

That Dunn & Co is side vented, huh?  I've handled 2 Dunn & Co. HTs just like that one, and I agree that the quality on them was amazing (hand stitched lapel like yours, narrow lapels for the age, super heavy/well constructed, and side vented).  Dunn & Co. (at least for tweeds) seems underrated IMO. 

Regarding Dunn & Co- maybe only the good stuff makes it across the Atlantic, but I pass on it pretty frequently. Everything I've seen has tended to be cardboard-esque. Also come across a lot of cheap hats by them; none looked worth picking up. 

 

 

Just got back from a thrift-trip to central London- if the guy above thought $35 was too much for thrift stores, you would be shocked at the prices there. At first I thought the folks running the stores must be really brand/quality-savvy, until I realised that everything was priced above market (ebay) rates. I've no idea how they shift most of their stock. (Think £70 Jos. A Banks suit, £25 basic Levis jeans).

 

Still, the sheer amount of good stuff was fun to look through. Then heartbreaking as you leave behind Hermes shirts, fistfulls of (medusa pattern) Versace ties, excellently fitting Pal Zileri wholecut shoes, countless Polo everything, Chester Barrie suits, Churchs shoes and on and on. The bulk of ties and shirts were very wearable Lewin or Tyrwhitt offerings. I came back with just a couple of obscure things that slipped through the cracks (pics later).

 

An example to typify the trip:

 

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Nearly new Tom Ford bit-loafers. £300. (This was in an especially 'boutique' store, with a mix of donations and new stuff, to be fair). 

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