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I was taking pictures of my upper half with this suit jacket for the main picture of my listing for it on ebay when I noticed that with my faded dad jeans and tan I looked exactly like I had just been in italy for pitti uomo. So here it is my very late inspired pitti uomo kit for under 40.



the jacket was $3.25 (the full suit was 7.50) it is a brooks brothers made in usa summer weight double breasted (i wish it were 4 button instead of 6) chalkstipe and has almost no padding. I got it at a thrift store in berkely



the shirt is my dads brooks brothers shirt that was too small  for him and a little to big for me hence the collar gap.



the tie is no label and i got it for a dollar



the jeans are vintage levis I got at mars in berkely for $14



the shoes are tretorn nylites i got at shoebacca.com for $20 (they are no longer this cheap)



the unseen belt is unlabeled high quality solid leather and was a dollar at out of the closet(it is an aids benefit charity) thrift store.



total cost: 39.50 so i guess this is really my under 40 pitti kit… anyway I realize there are some problems with fit ect but since I am not keeping that jacket and the shirt is my dads I think those can slide by, also I forgot a pocket square! I broke menswear rule #1 oh well it looks more casual this way



p.s. I don’t smile



pps if I was actually going to pitti uomo I would wear my suede loafers I just already had my tretorns on



ppps scratch that if I actually went to pitti uomo I would wrap myself in cashmere scarfs and parade around like a brunello cucinelli sponsored mummy



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+1  you say it much nicer then I would have fing02[1].gif Post the pictures, even post some measurements, but dont post prices you are looking for. Learn to use the "spoiler" also to help consolidate posts, got back and read the last few hundred posts/pages if you havnt already and you will get a better idea of the thread so you dont get lambasted too much. FYI, there is an entire forum dedicated to B&S (Buying & Selling) of clothing and non clothing items. This thread is just the wrong place to do that..

 

 

 

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Just when I thought I was finished finding any other styles of Hanover Shell Cordovan shoes, the thrift gods prove me wrong.worship.gif Only one more pair to be found and I will have seen them all....at least I think.

 

Pics tonight after cleanup.

Being made in all one color, makes these Hanover L.B. Sheppard Shell Cordovan Saddles some of the rarest of the entire Hanover line.

This is what they look like after removing a thick 30 year layer of dust. And to think, I wasn't going to go out at lunch today.

 

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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Those are nice! Always fun to find stuff you never have before....See Below  - PS - Got the cufflinks today, THANKS!

 

 

 

FINALLY got Kiton checked off. The black label is newer I assume? Don't love the purple one, but couldnt pass it up and it's wider then I would have liked.

 

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Actually really like Repps and this was a 1st also.

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Also found this XL "Casual" Thomas Pink Shirt as well as an Le Collezioni Shirt. Never seen a "casual" one before. Wish the Armani fit as its a kick ass silver/blue stripe, much nicer then the pictures.

 

 

 

 

Can't leave out two J Press 3 roll 2 jackets. Really like the 1st brown one and the 2nd blue/gray pin...well I couldnt just let it sit there for a few dollars so I had to buy it lol8[1].gif

 

post #41087 of 110162
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If you are looking to flip that jacket, you should have gone crazy and sprung for the whole suit. I've never seen a BB 6x1 before.

I have the whole suit but the pants didn't fit me the drop is 10in but there is fabric for it to be let back out, were you looking to buy it or just commenting? I have it listed on sf here http://www.styleforum.net/t/306314/beautiful-brooks-brothers-double-breasted-suit-made-in-usa-soft-shoulders-mostly-unstructured-41r make me an offer I am pretty open

post #41088 of 110162
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I have the whole suit but the pants didn't fit me the drop is 10in but there is fabric for it to be let back out, were you looking to buy it or just commenting? I have it listed on sf here http://www.styleforum.net/t/306314/beautiful-brooks-brothers-double-breasted-suit-made-in-usa-soft-shoulders-mostly-unstructured-41r make me an offer I am pretty open

Just commenting. A touch small for me , but I like the suit.
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I've been meaning to get a rolling rack for my inventory.

 

Finally got one today from Walmart. $50 and it supports up to 200 lbs. God, I really need to unload on Ebay.

 

 

 

Plus ten fricking bazillion on this.  I literally have stuff hanging from the molding around 2 large entrance ways, one closet stuffed and 2 others partially full...mainly because I have things separated by "didn't sell, try later", "hold for autumn", "wait until I have 5 same size and offer as a lot", "has a spot I didn't see, will probably come out, too lazy to launder", "oops that's a women's shirt/coat", etc.  Been looking for a good deal on 2 or 3 garment / salesman's racks - I might have to break down and buy them new.

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One day you'll learn.

 

 

 

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I have the whole suit but the pants didn't fit me the drop is 10in but there is fabric for it to be let back out, were you looking to buy it or just commenting? I have it listed on sf here http://www.styleforum.net/t/306314/beautiful-brooks-brothers-double-breasted-suit-made-in-usa-soft-shoulders-mostly-unstructured-41r make me an offer I am pretty open

 

 

 

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post #41091 of 110162
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I have the whole suit but the pants didn't fit me the drop is 10in but there is fabric for it to be let back out, were you looking to buy it or just commenting? I have it listed on sf here http://www.styleforum.net/t/306314/beautiful-brooks-brothers-double-breasted-suit-made-in-usa-soft-shoulders-mostly-unstructured-41r make me an offer I am pretty open


I don't think a Brooksgate 2 piece is considered to be quality at least not on this thread. I think you should be asking in the range of $50 to be fair. My two cents. Maybe Ebay is a better place for a better price.

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One day you'll learn.

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I have the whole suit but the pants didn't fit me the drop is 10in but there is fabric for it to be let back out, were you looking to buy it or just commenting? I have it listed on sf here http://www.styleforum.net/t/306314/beautiful-brooks-brothers-double-breasted-suit-made-in-usa-soft-shoulders-mostly-unstructured-41r make me an offer I am pretty open

 

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If you do it right, you will have people sending you PM's that they want to buy your great stuff.

post #41093 of 110162
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icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif Those are nice! Always fun to find stuff you never have before....See Below  - PS - Got the cufflinks today, THANKS!

 

 

 

Thanks, as far as I know the only pair of Hanover shells I have not found are exactly like these, but black. I have already found them in 2 tone.

 

Glad you like the links.

 

EDIT: Noice Haul today too!!

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If wishes were horses, flippers would ride...  You know what I wish?  For eBay to have a BIN free shipping option.  i.e.: I'm selling a widget, opening bid $50 plus $5 shipping, with a BIN of $60.  If the buyer uses BIN, they get free shipping...for those people who are shopping for something they need (not just want) and don't want to dick around bidding and waiting 7 days.  I get my $ faster, eBay makes more commission, buyer gets it faster, and I automatically get 5 stars on ship cost & time because it converted to free shipping.  I suggested it to eBay a couple times and I'm sure it went right into someone's "trash" folder.  But I think it would be a pretty sweet seller new option.

 

I was also wishing for something else thrift-related the other day, which I am going to look into making come true...and it would be doubly sweet, as well as a potential money-maker.  Not gonna say any more lest one of you Gypsies steal my idea.

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Does anyone here pick up Brooks Brothers stuff?  I always grab the US-made shirts, anything 1818, and anything made in Italy (hard to come by)...  I see their 346, BrooksEase, "Brooks" (sans "Brothers") and other labels and always pass on 'em.  Should I be passing them up?  

post #41096 of 110162
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Plus ten fricking bazillion on this.  I literally have stuff hanging from the molding around 2 large entrance ways, one closet stuffed and 2 others partially full...mainly because I have things separated by "didn't sell, try later", "hold for autumn", "wait until I have 5 same size and offer as a lot", "has a spot I didn't see, will probably come out, too lazy to launder", "oops that's a women's shirt/coat", etc.  Been looking for a good deal on 2 or 3 garment / salesman's racks - I might have to break down and buy them new.


Oh man, you will love this thing! You can hang things on both sides and stores things on the top and bottom shelves. You should be able to find one in your local Walmart. If not, you can get it on their website and have them ship it to the store for free.

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canopy-Heavy-Duty-Garment-Rack-Bronze/15627387

 

Have fun!

post #41097 of 110162
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Does anyone here pick up Brooks Brothers stuff?  I always grab the US-made shirts, anything 1818, and anything made in Italy (hard to come by)...  I see their 346, BrooksEase, "Brooks" (sans "Brothers") and other labels and always pass on 'em.  Should I be passing them up?  


Suits/jacket-wise I might grab if it fits or is especially flip-worthy. Shirts almost never because the eBay prices are low and they rarely fit me because I am not a human beach ball. I've literally only ever found one pair of their pants without holes, and I bought for myself.

post #41098 of 110162
hey dudes, haven't had a chance to read the thread lately. i'm looking for a double breasted suit, preferably american-made (especially BB) with soft shoulders. need a 41R. prefer fully unstructured, but will consider a suit that is mostly unstructured. anyone know where i can find such a garment?
post #41099 of 110162
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Does anyone here pick up Brooks Brothers stuff?  I always grab the US-made shirts, anything 1818, and anything made in Italy (hard to come by)...  I see their 346, BrooksEase, "Brooks" (sans "Brothers") and other labels and always pass on 'em.  Should I be passing them up?  

I think you have the right mindset.  I have only been able to successfully flip Brooks Brothers USA-made items, Made in Italy sports coats, a few vintage items and anything Makers.  I leave everything else.

 

EDIT: It's true that most of the BB items I see are stained/ripped/frayed all to hell.  I am not sure how this happens.  I recently retired two pair of BB pants made with Loro Piani fabric that I wore once a week for six years, and the only visible wear was the beginning of some fraying on the bottom of the cuff (not from stepping on it, but from wear/cleaning).

post #41100 of 110162
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

If wishes were horses, flippers would ride...  You know what I wish?  For eBay to have a BIN free shipping option.  i.e.: I'm selling a widget, opening bid $50 plus $5 shipping, with a BIN of $60.  If the buyer uses BIN, they get free shipping...for those people who are shopping for something they need (not just want) and don't want to dick around bidding and waiting 7 days.  I get my $ faster, eBay makes more commission, buyer gets it faster, and I automatically get 5 stars on ship cost & time because it converted to free shipping.  I suggested it to eBay a couple times and I'm sure it went right into someone's "trash" folder.  But I think it would be a pretty sweet seller new option.

 

I was also wishing for something else thrift-related the other day, which I am going to look into making come true...and it would be doubly sweet, as well as a potential money-maker.  Not gonna say any more lest one of you Gypsies steal my idea.

Simple fix...make it $55 opening bid with free shipping or BIN $60 free shipping. I always offer free shipping, but charge a small fee for a priority upgrade. The shipping is already covered in the starting price.

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