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post #46126 of 114874
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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

Can anyone date this Brooks Brothers suit? I know it's old cause it has signs of hand stitching and it's design is a la Thom Browne.


 

I would guess 60's

post #46127 of 114874
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

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.

I use one of these babies:



Manufactured circa 1955 and still going strong. I bought mine at a car boot sale for £1, they sometimes appear on eBay for next to nothing but be warned, they are 220-240 volts
post #46128 of 114874
Some outdoorsy stuff and some others odds and ends I've picked up this past week. It's been slim pickins for high end clothing.....


Unworn deadstock Browning duck camo chamois cloth shirt from the 80's. Size M. Too damn slim! ffffuuuu.gif



Willis & Geiger Bush Cotton Poplin shirt



Sierra Designs blue Gore Tex Parka. I'd say late 70's-early 80's.








Recent Zegna by Incotex chocolate brown cotton trousers. Double pleated. 36 x 31Available
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hook closure with button tab. Zip fly. Split curtain waistband.

Waist: 17 3/4" with 2 1/2" to let out
Inseam: 31" with 1" to let out
Cuffs: 1 3/4"






Zegna by Incotex charcoal wool trousers. 35 x 32 Available
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hook closure with button tab. Zip fly. Split curtain waistband.

Waist: 17 1/2" with 2 1/2" to let out
Inseam: 32" with 1" to let out
Cuffs: 1 1/2"







Marantz CD player



Sanyo Projector

post #46129 of 114874
Eed advice pronto, boys. Kop or not: NWT Versace Collection jacket (possibly full suit) for $150. Lorenzini and Stephen Kempson shirts for $25. BB 1818 braces for $5. ARobert Graham for $35. ll to flip or proxy. Ot keepsies.

What say the masses?n

Edit: and a kiton tie for $65. Obv I'm in a higher priced are, and this stuff is torturing me b/c its all borderline. Or I want it for me and caynt affowd it.
post #46130 of 114874

The bag man striketh again (though on a much lower level).

 

Yesterday I dropped by the GW that I'll be establishing residency at due to proximity in a few weeks. Anyway it was just before closing, and I didn't have much time to do a complete sweep of the place. Walked past the pile, and I mean pile of bags and stuff in the back of the store when this little guy caught my eye.

 

A peek inside at the tag... (Click to show)

Hello Mr. Leitz!!!

For the non-photogs/camera nerds- E.Leitz = Ernst Leitz = Leica

 

Not a Billykirk by any means, but way stoked on this. Problem is, this sucker is dirty. As part of a costume shop's inventory, it was probably rented out on a lot of films. As you can see in the first picture, one of the snaps on the left is missing, but that's ok by me. They also seem to have retrofitted velcro tabs to the bag as well, which is pretty awesome since I'll hopefully make this a keeper/user for myself, and you can't see them with the flap closed.

 

How should I clean this thing? I can't exactly throw it in the washer the leather and all. Soap and brush in the sink?

Also the strap is too damn short, considering various options to lengthen it so that I don't loose the awesomeness of the original.

post #46131 of 114874
I thought I might have hit some gold when I found three Burberry suits, all fitting (40R), but all three were fused. The pinstripes on the seat of one were actually missing as well. The stitching was there, but not the color. The other two had a high gorge, so meh. I didn't see anything that looked like a Hickey-Freeman tag inside, so I'm not sure who made this batch.
post #46132 of 114874
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

For the non-photogs/camera nerds- E.Leitz = Ernst Leitz = Leica

If only it were stocked, eh?
post #46133 of 114874

Yeah no kidding man. All I want is a black m4-p or m6, well used and beat up, with a 35mm lens. I would run through a cornfield backwards/naked for one.

post #46134 of 114874
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Yeah no kidding man. All I want is a black m4-p or m6, well used and beat up, with a 35mm lens. I would run through a cornfield backwards/naked for one.

Oh, is that all. :P

I haven't been active in quite a while, but my friends' cameras make me all icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif and worship2.gif

Some aren't all that expensive, but are just fun to play with, like the Koni Omega Rapid M. I borrowed it to shoot a wedding, and I was really tempted to get one for myself.
post #46135 of 114874
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Eed advice pronto, boys. Kop or not: NWT Versace Collection jacket (possibly full suit) for $150. Lorenzini and Stephen Kempson shirts for $25. BB 1818 braces for $5. ARobert Graham for $35. ll to flip or proxy. Ot keepsies.
What say the masses?n
Edit: and a kiton tie for $65. Obv I'm in a higher priced are, and this stuff is torturing me b/c its all borderline. Or I want it for me and caynt affowd it.

Versace - If suit, grab. If jacket, pass if it's dull looking. If it's an FU jacket, than go with your gut. Could go either way.

Lorenzini has little resale value, as I've learned in the past. Graham for $35 is a toughie. Lots of embroideries and wild colors, grab. Dull, lackluster - leave it.
post #46136 of 114874
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

cos & HA: this is a serious question for the two of you: how many tribe called quest, run dmc, biggie or tupac songs can you name off the top of your head?
note: this isn't on some "you youngsters don't know what the real shit is" tip. it's more "did these dudes go straight into this new stuff, or do they have some context about where this music came from?" i'm genuinely curious. back when i was younger, white dudes my age were into nirvana and whatnot. eventually, rap music became widespread, and everyone listened to it, but white dudes still had come from a non-rap background, and didn't go straight into liking hip hop.
also, yes i know i'm making generalizations and whatnot, so what.

 

I've never been great at rote memorization of song titles, but I could probably approximately name 30-40 songs by those specific artists.  How many Company Flow, J Dilla, Busdriver, Pharcyde, Antipop Consortium, Digable Planets etc songs can you name off the top of your head?  Probably none.  

 

More than anything, I come from an understand of underground music, whether it be punk, metal, hardcore, noise, or hip hop.  It just so happens that hip hop beats hit the mainstream sooner and more pervasively than John Wiese noise experiments.  

 

However, you have artists like Johnny Jewel contributing to Oscar nominated films (Drive) so the underground does gets through in unexpected ways.  

 

Hip hop is generally about "look-at-me" lyrics and spitting game about raping women will get people to look at you.  Earl's 18, he's young and dumb.  

 

Youth makes music exciting and generally introduces the freshest ideas. Period.

post #46137 of 114874
Jackets and Suits today, all available for the time being.

Ted Baker, staple blue suit, dual vent, 2 button, flat front, Tagged 44R/W38
Back of collar a bit grimy but should clean up nice.
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Staple grey/charcoal Coppley suit, 3 button, unvented, single pleat. Zegna fabric. Tagged 42R/W36
Back of collar a bit dirty but again should clean up nice.
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Boss 3B SC, beautiful Loro Piana Wool/Cashmere, tagged 48C (not sure what C means)
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Another Boss 3B SC, not as special as the other one, tagged 48C
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Harry Rosen house brand SC, Made in Canada. Actually quite nice. Untagged but measures to about 42/43
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Edited by FaceOfBoh - 8/31/12 at 4:37pm
post #46138 of 114874
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Boss 3B SC, beautiful Loro Piana Wool/Cashmere, tagged 48C (not sure what C means)

"C" usually means short but the Boss labels are all funky. Does it fit like a 48 or a 38?

post #46139 of 114874
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I agree, about the funkiness. I would have expected something like this if it read something like 102' eye.
But it fits like a 38.
I haven't measured them out yet but the sleeves were a tad short for me.
post #46140 of 114874
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
people mosh at Reel Big Fish shows???

 

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!

yeah people mosh pretty hard actually a couple kids got concussions and one dude broke something, I don't really subscribe to the "no moshing at ska shows" rule. Even though the bands themselves try to enforce it, like at a phenomenauts show I was at, they stopped playing until people stopped moshing.

 

the maxis had a guy yelling faggot at them, so the lead singer called the kid a homophobic little shit and procceed to grope his other male band members, it was pretty funny.

 

Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Did once.  I grew up during the whole Dogtown & Z-Boys / Lords Of Dogtown 70's era of skating...

 

that is so sick, my goal in life used to be a skateboard artist for nhs distrobution (indy, santa cruz, ect) and follow in the footsteps of jim phillips their long term artist who was the first to put graphics on skateboards.

 

Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post
cos & HA: this is a serious question for the two of you: how many tribe called quest, run dmc, biggie or tupac songs can you name off the top of your head?

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. 

 

I know all the lyrics to every song on low end theory by a tribe called quest, but I also bump earl sweatshirt and tyler. I don't see why there needs to be such a division among music lovers, who cares if shit is old or if shit is new. There doesn't need to be a competition between different generations, progression is a process. Some new thing starts, and people imitate it, in the case of hip hop, one drum line was the basis for a huge amount of hip hop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac . Now the large "young progressive crew" thing is big, with odd future coming on the scene a slew of similar groups have popped up like the pro era crew. shit is an evolution don't get to caught up in the times.

 

tryna keep this thrift related so I thought I would brag about the supreme hat I thrifted, it brought a pretty penny on the bay XD anyone else ever thrift supreme?


Edited by IRKSM - 8/31/12 at 5:31pm
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