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post #46096 of 121725
Had a very succsessful morning, I'm bout to head up to the north woods, so I cant post deets now, but quickly, Woolrich waxed cotton jacket w/matching scarf, Lands End Hudson Bay pull over, 5 BB slim fit small BD's in sweet patterns, a tail coat dated 1937, some other stuff. See you guys in a few days!

Oh yea, and this somebitch came in the mail yesterday, icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



post #46097 of 121725
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Fuckin Sean John and Alan Flusser with their RLPL styled labels. Just keep telling yourself it makes for good practice when you see one and it triggers the pause/rewind signal as you sort through shirts.

I think Sean John purposely knocks off the Ralph Lauren label tags. It was something I was curious about, and then pretty much had it confirmed when I recently saw a Sean John label that looked just like RL black label tag. Makes perfect sense in context with his music.
post #46098 of 121725
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People mosh at Reel Big Fish shows???

 

Nothing too crazy. My first Taste of Chaos show in the early 2000s. We were there to see Killswitch Engage. My Chemical Romance opened for them. Gerald Way was wearing a bullet proof vest for almost every show back then. He was taunting the crowd to come up the stage so they can get a night in jail. A kid ran up the stage punched Way in the head. Way hit the kid in the head with the mic. Some big ass bouncer guy ran up the stage Dragged the kid back stage with others...We seriously thought the kid was going to get killed...

 

Back in the days, we went to see Thrice. They opened up for Dashboard Confessional. We reluctantly stayed and witnessed some bros talking shit to the lead singer by calling him "pussy", "Faggot", and blah blah. The lead singer stopped the show and invited those bros on stage to talk shit into the mic. The bros didn't. So the singer goes, "Well, this pussy is going to play some music." Fucking awesome! Respect!

 

Mosh story time: this was a few weeks ago at Outside Lands festival in SF. It's like my 4th or 5th time seeing Metallica, except here it's all open instead of stadiums so I got up really close. Even though the crowd at OL was mainly hipsters, people still came out just for Metallica. Of course mosh pit. Having a good time. Towards the end, some giant decided to pick on me a bit. No problem. One unfortunate hit taken to the rib cage and bam fractured rib. Thrifting hasn't been that much fun since.

 

Also, Dustin Kensrue from Thrice is a complete badass.

 

PPS, that's the good Lanvin.

post #46099 of 121725
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RLPL pants on the other hand brings tons on the bay!




I sure hope so, as I have a pair of charcoal flannel flat front (slim) RLPL trousers headed there Sunday evening, if someone doesn't want them here. Size 36 waist.
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post #46101 of 121725
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I found success on craigslist finding mine. I use a Jiffy J2 Steamer. It is ugly as sin, but has worked great for steaming casual clothes I do not feel like ironing. Gets HOT quick, too. Steamers also save a ton of money if you are like me and send suits to the dry cleaners just to be pressed.

I "think" Jiffy and Rowenta both have some decent steamers with Conair falling a bit below in quality, yet more commonly found.

Edit: Jiffy has the J2000 now, which looks almost identical but has a MUCH nicer and easier looking water container.

Be careful with the steamers on the body of the jacket. Tailors press them in particular ways and they shape them in the process. That shaping can get completely lost in the steaming process (also in the rain). That's why even though you don't want to dryclean your jacket very often, it is a good idea to take it to someone with a clue (your tailor if he's good) and have it pressed occasionally. This isn't as important on the sleeves or on the back. Trousers either.

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Originally Posted by D.B.Cooper View Post

Good point. I hadn't noticed that until you pointed it out. I'm just under 6 feet, and I've tried on the occasional 44L or 46L. They're almost always too long for me.

I'm about the same height and have the same issue sometimes - probably the main reason I did notice it. Sleeve length can always be fixed of course. Butt coverage, I consider optional. Until we can afford to go bespoke, we gotta make do seeking out cuts that will work in a compromise. fing02[1].gif

BTW, for those of you who care (and actually look at more than the avatar to ID the member) mikeH is now Patrologia.
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BTW, for those of you who care (and actually look at more than the avatar to ID the member) mikeH is now Patrologia.

 

Grendel approves of speaking of oneself in the 3rd person thumbs-up.gif

post #46103 of 121725
stunning paraboots, I think Avignons or Rouchards. In lovely shape.

THese are 8.5s in my estimation, but I can send exact measurements. I am a definite 9 and I can get my feet into them but my toes graze the end of the shoe and they're a bit narrow.

Want desperately to keep. They are just a tad tight on my feets ffffuuuu.gif

Will trade for size 9 aldens, PM me. Otherwise, off to one or another of my usual consignor suspects.




on the steamer topic, I bought a rowenta professional model at bed bath and beyond...it was on sale $50 off and had a 20% coupon (they come in in the mail every other day). It works great but what he said about suit coats...is right on. Also, don't eff with ties and the steamer, although it seems like a good idea at the time smile.gif learned that one, too
post #46104 of 121725
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

on the steamer topic, I bought a rowenta professional model at bed bath and beyond...it was on sale $50 off and had a 20% coupon (they come in in the mail every other day). It works great but what he said about suit coats...is right on. Also, don't eff with ties and the steamer, although it seems like a good idea at the time smile.gif learned that one, too

 

What happens to ties if you steam them?

post #46105 of 121725
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ahahaha, i came into the thread to post this
post #46106 of 121725
Wifes taking longer than expected to get ready, so
Top is Zegna XL, available, rest are BB small, slim fits N/A

Awesome/ugly floral tie. happy.gif

Wool plaid scarf

Lands End Hudson bay pullover with hand pocket. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

PRL madras Harrington jacket

Tailcoat dated 1937, all wool with not a single moth hole. biggrin.gif



Woolrich waxed cotton jacket, made in the USA with matching scarf shoved up the sleeve. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #46107 of 121725
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

What happens to ties if you steam them?

On a linen one, the color ran.

Silk ties (my experience) either don't unwrinkle, lose their shape/loft and wither or pucker, and I've tried to just gently dampen/heat areas with spots to I could rub/brush them out and it was either ineffective or damaging.

MAybe others here with more skillz can use it more effectively but I've ruint at least 4 ties with my experiments.
Edited by LooknGr8 - 8/31/12 at 12:09pm
post #46108 of 121725
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Wifes taking longer than expected to get ready, so
Top is Zegna XL, available, rest are BB small, slim fits N/A

Awesome/ugly floral tie. happy.gif

Wool plaid scarf

Lands End Hudson bay pullover with hand pocket. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

PRL madras Harrington jacket

Tailcoat dated 1937, all wool with not a single moth hole. biggrin.gif



Woolrich waxed cotton jacket, made in the USA with matching scarf shoved up the sleeve. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Wow! Nice and very unique scores!

post #46109 of 121725
Stuff from this morning's run:

Paul Stuart silk/linen blazer.

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Harris Tweed overcoat, pristine.

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Vintage Woolrich parka, quilted interior.

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post #46110 of 121725
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Originally Posted by MarkThomas View Post

 

I know these aren't great but I've needed something like this for winter

 

 

 

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Sorry dude, I'd definitely avoid suede in winter..one day traipsing through snow in those will ruin them.  I know we don't have salt all over the streets here, but if it's not sunny and 100% dry outside, I don't wear any of my suede items.  Think Danner or Vasque hiking boots for winter, and LL Bean boots for the rainy transition between any of the seasons. 

 

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Are people actually inspired by that Macklemore guy?   I guess I was listening to some terrible stuff like Reel Big Fish when I was 15. That hook is fucking terrible and his flow is worse than Mac Miller's.  Just give me Earl Sweatshirt's next album and I'll be content.  I know those OFWGKTA dudes thrift. 

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