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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Alpaca - the super fiber. Cannot really tell from the low resolution of your photos any additional details. 

Alpaca really is wonderful to wear. I have a cheap cardigan off e-bay, and even though it's low end, it's simply a wonderful feeling fiber. Really light, soft, and warm. Only trouble is that it's much fuzzier than a wool or cashmere would be, but that's just part of the look, though it may be mitigated with higher end alpaca yarns than the ones used in the sweater I have.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

- Alden split toes. 11 B. Gummy soles. Needs some serious leather conditioner (doing that now). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




I always wondered about shoes like that. Do people really buy high end shoes without even knowing that you need to polish them on rare occasion? Or, with so many people used to wearing sneakers and throwaway dress shoes, have we lost that knowledge?

It boggles the mind. I've seen at least one pair of really nice shoes that were clearly donated because the owner didn't have the faintest idea as to what shoe polish was and thought the shoes had been ruined by all the scuffs. Worked out for me, because with some conditioner and polish they were fine, but I can't quite wrap my head around why somebody would sooner get rid of $400 (or more) shoes for want of $3 shoe polish.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I know it's not a thousand dollar timepiece but there seems to be a lot of fakes regardless.

it's nice-looking even if it turns out to be fake
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Alpaca really is wonderful to wear. I have a cheap cardigan off e-bay, and even though it's low end, it's simply a wonderful feeling fiber. Really light, soft, and warm. Only trouble is that it's much fuzzier than a wool or cashmere would be, but that's just part of the look, though it may be mitigated with higher end alpaca yarns than the ones used in the sweater I have.

Thanks for the info guys, it's available if anyone is interested.  Marked a 46R and seems to be true to size.  I'll let it go pretty reasonable.

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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post

Brooks Bros clearance center report!

On my most recent trip to the BBCC in rural NC I was in communication with a few of you i-gents (hello Brianpore) to see if I could pick up some hard to find sizes of staple items (mostly OCBDs, the place was crammed full of them in the early part of the summer). Alas, that's the nature of going to a place like this, the stock had really turned over, and selection was much more poor this go around. However, if you wanted this particular striped shirt:
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lordy, there were tons of them!

Still though, always a fun place to visit, because you look in the back corner and see this, and just wonder what those boxes hold.....

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Nonetheless, I did pick up a few cool things like ties.....

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and shirts
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...which can be found over on the B&S (see my signature).

 

Guess they didnt have that shirt in my size lol. Always get excited when I hear you going.

 

 

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

With classes having started, I will, unfortunately, have very little time to post pictures anymore, and a little less time to thrift. I'll probably only be able to do a weekly update from now on. frown.gif

Anyway, a small highlight of this week:

RLBL
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New. Not at a thrift, but priced around what I've seen some Goodwills price suits and sportcoats at. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
So not available.
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Excellent LP shirt
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Older Corneliani. Much higher quality than the PRL stuff: fully canvassed, real MOP buttons throughout, pick-stitching, etc. EU50dr8. Likely to fit a true 40 as it's a bit too big for me. Available.
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RLBL looks badass. Need a thrift pic ;)

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Had some awful near misses today.

Most recent Canali suit I've seen in the wild. Maybe 1-2 years old. Black tonal stripe. 2 btn. Side vented. No pants! baldy[1].gif

Super recent Hickey Freeman Collection suit. For Saks 5th Ave. Loro Piana fabric. Pockets still basted shut. Again, no pants. ffffuuuu.gif

I did pick this kick-ass slide viewer up for $10. Been after something like this for awhile. I have a ton of slides but hooking up the projector and a big clunky screen is a PITA.

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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

Some of the better finds from the past week.
Isaia trousers and Robert Geller flight pants.

2 x Billy Reid shirts. One is NWT.

Willis and Geiger chinos


Canali suit. Suoer 120's.

Most were actually from consignment, but consignment is sometimes cheaper than thrifts here.

I'm glad my billy reid shirts found a new home smile.gif
The blue one has only been washed once btw

EDIT: I had dropped off a huge assortment of stuff. Way better than anything they had already. It's a shame the men's section is so small
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Wish I could find more Billy Reid around here. One of my favorite labels. I'd kill for a pair of Billy Reid work boots.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Wish I could find more Billy Reid around here. One of my favorite labels. I'd kill for a pair of Billy Reid work boots.

This was thrifted for $8 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251131918020?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Spoo, please tell me this thing is real.

Real broski. Good job!

Also, guess which one of these was featured on Put This On?

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LOVE YOU GUYS!!! inlove.gif
(and my consignor does too!)
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^ My wife sent me a text... to this effect, "Something really strange happened with the item we have on ebay. It just jumped from 10 views to 200+ in just a few hours."

 

My first thought, PUT THIS ON!! Checked. Sure enough featured item and the traffic was unlike any thing I have ever experienced - close to 100 watchers, not views - watchers... Great to see Jesse and his team build something so successful! 

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Originally Posted by thonez View Post

I'm glad my billy reid shirts found a new home smile.gif
The blue one has only been washed once btw
EDIT: I had dropped off a huge assortment of stuff. Way better than anything they had already. It's a shame the men's section is so small

Haha, no way. Was the Geller yours too?
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This will be my first thrift brag! I"ve previously mentioned that I've picked up some Alden and AE shoes in the past, and last month I got a couple of nice linen blend Brooks Brothers jackets, but nothing really brag worthy, until today. I left behind some barely worn Hanover cap toes (was that a mistake?) but I did get these shell AE Macneils. 

 

 

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It was not- I dropped off a lot of J Crew and polo (recent stuff- last winter and current) that probably got picked up real quick. There was dudes hanging out and waiting for first dibs on new stuff when I went lol
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Wow!!


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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Real broski. Good job!

Awesome news - thanks Spoo!


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Originally Posted by charliebrown View Post

^ My wife sent me a text... to this effect, "Something really strange happened with the item we have on ebay. It just jumped from 10 views to 200+ in just a few hours."

My first thought, PUT THIS ON!! Checked. Sure enough featured item and the traffic was unlike any thing I have ever experienced - close to 100 watchers, not views - watchers... Great to see Jesse and his team build something so successful! 

Dang! How exactly does one go about getting featured on Put This On?
Edited by Nataku - 8/25/12 at 5:41pm
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