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post #43366 of 117843

Unfortunately no, Made in Macauffffuuuu.gif

 

Wasn't sure if that would kill this as a good purchase but it was such an interesting piece! Haha maybe I should listen to my head more next time. If I can't sell it it's probably a perfect fit for my dad and he needs some new clothes in his wardrobe anyway.

 

Edit: I don't know why I feel the compulsion to justify all my thrifting finds, I guess after that first crappy experience I'm always paranoid as hell that I'm wasting my money on something I had noobishly thought was decent but actually is a dime a dozen.... le sigh, I really need to read this thread.

post #43367 of 117843
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

What does it say up at the back of the collar? Made in Italy?

Made in Macao. You can see the image better by right clicking and opening in a new window/tab. It will give you the full size of the image. At least in Chrome, the aforementioned works. Not sure about the other browsers because they're...ya know...inferior.
post #43368 of 117843
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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Unfortunately no, Made in Macau:fu:

Wasn't sure if that would kill this as a good purchase but it was such an interesting piece! Haha maybe I should listen to my head more next time. If I can't sell it it's probably a perfect fit for my dad and he needs some new clothes in his wardrobe anyway.

Edit: I don't know why I feel the compulsion to justify all my thrifting finds, I guess after that first crappy experience I'm always paranoid as hell that I'm wasting my money on something I had noobishly thought was decent but actually is a dime a dozen.... le sigh, I really need to read this thread.

Macau or not, if that thing were my size, I would have picked it up too. It''s got all the neat features one looks for in a jacket of that type. Elbow patches, neck latch, leather buttons, patch pockets, working surgeon cuffs. Nice pick up! Too bad it's not a small, I've been look for a corduroy jacket since I started thrifting.
post #43369 of 117843
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Macau or not, if that thing were my size, I would have picked it up too. It''s got all the neat features one looks for in a jacket of that type. Elbow patches, neck latch, leather buttons, patch pockets, working surgeon cuffs. Nice pick up! Too bad it's not a small, I've been look for a corduroy jacket since I started thrifting.

 

Agreed. After I got the PRL cotton unstructured SC that didn't fit I got another one that was made in Macau (I think) and it's really not any different except for the (kinda cool) plaid backing for the pocket flaps and under the collar. I think with unstructured the tailoring quality isn't really that big a deal. 

post #43370 of 117843
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Agreed. After I got the PRL cotton unstructured SC that didn't fit I got another one that was made in Macau (I think) and it's really not any different except for the (kinda cool) plaid backing for the pocket flaps and under the collar. I think with unstructured the tailoring quality isn't really that big a deal. 

+1, I think I may have the same one, I picked it up from another member, it's tan, patch pockets, working cuffs, and totally unstructured, made in Thailand. I love it!
post #43371 of 117843
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


+1, I think I may have the same one, I picked it up from another member, it's tan, patch pockets, working cuffs, and totally unstructured, made in Thailand. I love it!


I have one of those as well. It is pretty nice.

post #43372 of 117843
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Macau or not, if that thing were my size, I would have picked it up too. It''s got all the neat features one looks for in a jacket of that type. Elbow patches, neck latch, leather buttons, patch pockets, working surgeon cuffs. Nice pick up! Too bad it's not a small, I've been look for a corduroy jacket since I started thrifting.

The thing is, if it's for you and you like it and it fits, it shouldn't matter whether it is RLPL or Haggar. Any serious thrifter, after awhile, learns to pass up oodles of really nice stuff that doesn't fit simply because it won't move at any price, regardless of quality. As I write this, I'm wearing a pair of very old Towncraft suede saddle shoes, chocolate over sand, and they are fine shoes indeed, super comfy, very stylish, and they get no end of compliments. They were dead stock, made in USA. Had they not been my size, I would never have bought them because I could not have convinced anyone to take them, even at cost (and I paid $3). That is the madness of label snobbery. People will pay $50 for a pair of worn-out Aldens but refuse to consider a barely worn pair of vintage JM Aristocrafts for less money, even though they'll get years of use from the latter while the former will need $100 worth of work before they can be used. Even more ridiculous, no one can tell what brand of shoes you're wearing.
post #43373 of 117843
+1 on the PRL.

I've got several of those PRL unstructured jackets (in both light and heavy cotton) and they are well-made and fit me very nicely OTR. If I didn't have those, plus another brown corduroy jacket, I would snag that one immediately.
post #43374 of 117843
One of my favorite sport coats ever is a made in Macau PRL green corderoy with leather elbow patches. It's still my best fitting coat and I've never had it tailored. I paid $80 on clearance at Marshall's and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
post #43375 of 117843
I haven't found anything worthwhile in literally months, but today I snagged three DOPE recent and minty Paul Stuart suits today, along with a Paul Stuart jacket and trousers. At 40S, way too small for me, so available. Will post pics later. Also saw three casual PS shirts and about a dozen Skip Gambert shirts, but passed as they were way too small for me.

Also saw these Ray Ban aviator style glasses. Model 3212 "Flight Senior." At $29.99 too rich for my blood, but if anybody is interested, I could proxy.



Also saw a small, short sleeve golf type shirt with this Roland logo on it. I know Roland is some sort of relationship with early dance music, sequencers, etc. so could go get it if anyone was particularly interested.

post #43376 of 117843
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

I haven't found anything worthwhile in literally months, but today I snagged three DOPE recent and minty Paul Stuart suits today, along with a Paul Stuart jacket and trousers. At 40S, way too small for me, so available. Will post pics later.
Will there be measurements with said pics? happy.gif
post #43377 of 117843
I came across an Orvis Thorn Proof hunting jacket, suede shoulder and elbow patch's made in England. Didn't kop but is this something tweedys would pick up?
post #43378 of 117843

Yes, I would think so.  I would probably take a look and I am not a huge tweed fan.

post #43379 of 117843

That sounds very interesting to me nod[1].gif

post #43380 of 117843
+1 on macau-made unstructured PRL jackets being just as good as the italian-made ones.
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