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post #43906 of 118220
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Ummmmmm, enough that I didn't realize they were gone until the next morning. baldy[1].gif

That really is too bad--saw those glasses in person and they were sa-wheat.
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Found my shoes today, just in time for the wedding this Saturday, bigstar[1].gif

That's the last piece of the puzzle....or at least I thought it was.

Now my wife needs me to thrift a dress for her that compliments what I'm wearing.....I'm in trouble.crazy.gif - she won't be there to help.

This could turn out worse than the time she let me cut her hair while we were attempting to save money.peepwall[1].gif

post #43908 of 118220
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

anyone ever find triathlon wetsuit at a thrift? size L? get @ me. 

going out to some spots today for the first time in weeks ... cant wait.

I did see a surfing wetsuit the other day, but I don't think it was L and it was probably a women's at that. However, it struck me as odd considering this is a landlocked country. Then again, I SCUBA dive and I've never done so in Austria's borders.
post #43909 of 118220
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Found my shoes today, just in time for the wedding this Saturday, bigstar%5B1%5D.gif
That's the last piece of the puzzle....or at least I thought it was.
Now my wife needs me to thrift a dress for her that compliments what I'm wearing.....I'm in trouble.crazy.gif  - she won't be there to help.
This could turn out worse than the time she let me cut her hair while we were attempting to save money.peepwall%5B1%5D.gif
Little black dress is the safest choice. Navy would be nice as well. Avoid red or white. Ivory is for the mother of the bride.
post #43910 of 118220
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


Little black dress is the safest choice. Navy would be nice as well. Avoid red or white. Ivory is for the mother of the bride.

Black or navy...even for a morning wedding?

post #43911 of 118220

I came across this little guy on ebay. I've been looking for a navy sportcoat, and this Made in Italy Brooks Brothers would fit perfectly, but I suspect it's an orphan suit coat. Two questions: Is it? If yes, should I go with it anyway, and just replace the buttons to something more sporty?

Suit coat or sport coat? (Click to show)

 

 

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post #43912 of 118220
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Found my shoes today, just in time for the wedding this Saturday, bigstar%5B1%5D.gif
That's the last piece of the puzzle....or at least I thought it was.
Now my wife needs me to thrift a dress for her that compliments what I'm wearing.....I'm in trouble.crazy.gif  - she won't be there to help.
This could turn out worse than the time she let me cut her hair while we were attempting to save money.peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

facepalm.gif
post #43913 of 118220
More vaca pocket square acquisitions. For me. At some point I will stop. Soon.

Top, Thrift store Italian silk. Middle, I burned my BB outlet coupons I had left (one a day, all that's allowed) on silk ones. Bottom, linen (cotton you bastahhhds I see now I opened the package, ha, but I still like them) ones. Any of you guys need pocket squares and are near an outlet mall, I'd encourage you to go to the BB store because they are blowing them out. And ask the cashier what the actual price is because they've been ringing up up to 70% off lowest marked price regardless of whether they're on clearance tables or not. And...if it's in a Tanger outlet mall or another big national chain of malls, there are often extra-sauce coupons on their web site (or 15% off purchase if you sign up for a credit card) so you can do really well pricewise if you parley these offers. not quite half-off day at Salvation Army (two of those on top were half off 50 cents) but still, you can do well for yourself.



For consignment if none of you boys need it, another recent H-F, marked 42L, PM me if interested. It's black with silver-ish pinstripes.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by LooknGr8 - 8/1/12 at 12:07pm
post #43914 of 118220
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I came across this little guy on ebay. I've been looking for a navy sportcoat, and this Made in Italy Brooks Brothers would fit perfectly, but I suspect it's an orphan suit coat. Two questions: Is it? If yes, should I go with it anyway, and just replace the buttons to something more sporty?

Suit coat or sport coat? (Click to show)

 

 

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I would say it's a suit coat and I'm not sure about wearing it as a blazer because of the texture. Different buttons would help though. 

post #43915 of 118220

Went today at lunch... While looking for the matching pants for a HF pinstripe suit coat (unsuccessful) I found a pair of unworn BB medium blue cords, 34 waist. Probably a bit small for me and I don't usually do cords, so available, otherwise going into my collection of stuff to put up after Labor Day.

post #43916 of 118220
ATLjon, I may have something for you, but will need to verify size when I get home.
post #43917 of 118220
Found my second pair of Nettletons today, in shell no less. Same model as the crocs I found awhile back, me thinks. Pics as soon as I clean them up.
post #43918 of 118220

Alright, all you guys who know more about shoes than me anything about shoes. I just did a chance pickup on a pair of AE Burtons that are either in serious need of TLC or a return to the store.

 

Can anyone tell me if these can be saved, even by AE's re-crafting service perhaps? I like them and they fit perfectly, but if they have to go back, they have to go back. There are three things I'm concerned about:

 

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Leather worn down in a couple of places.

 

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Heels coming apart, would need to be replaced.

 

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Leather torn on the toe of one shoe.

 

Anyone?

post #43919 of 118220
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

ATLjon, I may have something for you, but will need to verify size when I get home.

 

 

Nice. Let me know!

post #43920 of 118220
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I came across this little guy on ebay. I've been looking for a navy sportcoat, and this Made in Italy Brooks Brothers would fit perfectly, but I suspect it's an orphan suit coat. Two questions: Is it? If yes, should I go with it anyway, and just replace the buttons to something more sporty? Suit coat or sport coat? (Click to show)






I'd say that is NOT an orphan. The weight looks too heavy for a suit. I think it can be worn just as it is. In fact, I've had SCs exactly like that one.
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

Alright, all you guys who know more about shoes than me anything about shoes. I just did a chance pickup on a pair of AE Burtons that are either in serious need of TLC or a return to the store.

Can anyone tell me if these can be saved, even by AE's re-crafting service perhaps? I like them and they fit perfectly, but if they have to go back, they have to go back. There are three things I'm concerned about:



Leather worn down in a couple of places.



Heels coming apart, would need to be replaced.



Leather torn on the toe of one shoe.

Anyone?

The first pic looks like the early stages of a crack, which leads me to believe that leather must be pretty dry. The powdery white around the crack indicates they were probably wet and improperly dried. If they were mine, I'd be reluctant to invest the $100+ required for a recraft in a shoe that far gone.
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