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Do lane cedar chests go for anything? just a basic box

 

Sounds good for storing sweaters

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Picked up a nice navy Brooks Brothers Irish Linen shirt today. Anybody want it? Size M.

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Also picked up this belt today. Not a "super rare" find but I don't seem to ever find decent belts in good condition. Really soft leather for a belt IMO

 

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Couple quick questions...

One: Picked up a nice pair of J Crew wingtip boots in dark brown. All leather, leather soles with stacked leather heel. They need a little love but the leather is nice quality and I think they'll look amazing once I've worked with them (sorry about the crap picture). Only details inside are "Made in Italy." Anyone knows who might make them?



Second: I know Tommy Hilfiger gets no love, but I found this really rad black watch tartan jacket a couple days back. Feels quality and is even made in the US and half-canvassed. I'm not going around picking up everything TH that I see, but is it possible that some of his stuff is quality?

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Yeah, I can make out a C in the center of the bottom line, but that's about it.

You said Goodyear heels right? Older heels, so that maker is probably not around anymore anyways, so gonna be hard to identify. If i see a pick of the heel, probably can get a better idea.
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Found this guy for $1 at an estate sale. Perfect for when I have to accompany my wife to Northwestern University gatherings.

 

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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post


It's marked 42R, but I can feel a couple inches of fabric in the sleeves. I'm going to take it to my tailor next week to see if I can make it work for myself, but if not... it will be available.
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Originally Posted by mistermidwester View Post

Second: I know Tommy Hilfiger gets no love, but I found this really rad black watch tartan jacket a couple days back. Feels quality and is even made in the US and half-canvassed. I'm not going around picking up everything TH that I see, but is it possible that some of his stuff is quality?

Hartmarx made Tommy Hilfiger's suits/sport coats. I bought a blue pinstripe TH suit back in the day and I wore it for everything. I eventually wore a hole in the pant seems. It was at first my interview suit/events I need a suit for suit. Had it for 5 - 6 years for that. Then I got a job were I had to wear a suit everyday and I killed it because it was wore every week.

SO you could do a lot worse...I think the jacket looks cool.
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Made about 2 stops today with a friend since the entire city is one giant made of road construction this weekend. Passed on 3 XL Eton shirts that all needed a serious collar cleaning but found this

Tessuto Ermenegildo Zegna 3 button charcoal with blue pinstripes, European 52R (hanging on for the moment since it fits me but kind of not completely into the button stance)


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Also picked up a Burberry London Kensington suit for ebay since it was cheap enough but the jacket is a 44R but the pants upon inspection seem to fit at about a 32 or so with only a few inches to let out. Any idea if these were sold as separates? Kind of a huge drop by they definitely match pattern and buttons and everything.
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Made about 2 stops today with a friend since the entire city is one giant made of road construction this weekend. .

Tell me about it. What a mess! Can't wait till it's over with. I guess it's either winter or road construction season here in Minnesota, though.
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Suit is not a Zegna but Zegna cloth. Tag definitely not Zegna that I know. Style wise, 10 years plus hence reason why you having an issue with the button stance. Bad buy? Not necessarily, try it on and see how it looks. Take some pics of you wearing it.
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Made about 2 stops today with a friend since the entire city is one giant made of road construction this weekend. Passed on 3 XL Eton shirts that all needed a serious collar cleaning but found this
Tessuto Ermenegildo Zegna 3 button charcoal with blue pinstripes, European 52R (hanging on for the moment since it fits me but kind of not completely into the button stance)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also picked up a Burberry London Kensington suit for ebay since it was cheap enough but the jacket is a 44R but the pants upon inspection seem to fit at about a 32 or so with only a few inches to let out. Any idea if these were sold as separates? Kind of a huge drop by they definitely match pattern and buttons and everything.

How did the Burberry get the huge drop? Simple logical solution that I discovered by myself one day.

Once upon a time ago I had a top heavy physique so needed a 48L US size jacket and 34" pants. How did I ever fit suits?

Very simple. Go along the suit rack, pick the 48L suit, go along the rack again and pull the same suit in size 42L. Take both suits for try on. In try on station, swap the pants. Now have a suit with a huge drop and calmly go to cashier to pay for it.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Suit is not a Zegna but Zegna cloth. Tag definitely not Zegna that I know. Style wise, 10 years plus hence reason why you having an issue with the button stance. Bad buy? Not necessarily, try it on and see how it looks. Take some pics of you wearing it.
How did the Burberry get the huge drop? Simple logical solution that I discovered by myself one day.
Once upon a time ago I had a top heavy physique so needed a 48L US size jacket and 34" pants. How did I ever fit suits? Very simple. Go along the suit rack, pick the 48L suit, go along the rack again and pull the same suit in size 42L. Take both suits for try on. In try on station, swap the pants. Now have a suit with a huge drop and calmly go to cashier to pay for it.

Ah that would explain why the tag lacked much info at all. So a pair of bad buys today. Oh well, you learn.
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Pics or it didn't happen, I know. So I will follow up with pics tomorrow.

But I just can't wait, because I got me one of these:


Wife's been after me for one. Literally sitting there next to the register. Wasn't cheap, but it will pay dividends in other ways.

Also, my local was having half price day. 5 pairs of Zanella platinum unicorns (in various state of disrepair / stanky-ness; hope dry cleaning will address) plus 1 Talbott square in blue paisley dot (hand rolled edges) plus 2 wool knit ties plus 1 Scabal pret a porter cotton seersucker-esque stripe jacket (stained to hell, but for what I paid, worth the risk if my dry cleaner can get it clean) plus 1 J Crew unstructured linen blazer plus various other home goods-y things.

Oh, and bigger guys (XXL) who like Vineyard Vines: Get at me. I've got a nice blue/white "whale" shirt (that's what the shirt tag says it's called, not some snarky reference to the size)
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Ah that would explain why the tag lacked much info at all. So a pair of bad buys today. Oh well, you learn.

Burberry London not too bad a buy though. Only issue is the fellow that owned it probably switched pants on a smaller suit. With an imposing drop like that, my only suggestion is to put on eBay and see if there exists a fellow that is a serious weight lifter whom emphasizes on physique rather than strength. There are bound to be a few guys out there with big chests, small waists, and stick thin legs.

I think you will sell it, certainly you will get double the money you paid minimally. $70 - $100 an estimate here.

Not such a bad day after all....
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