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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Couple shirts
Canali (17" neck)

TM Lewin, slim fit, french cuff (15.5" neck, 34.5" sleeves)

x2 Brooks Brothers, slim fit (16.5" neck, 35" sleeves)

Tm Lewin please
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It took me exactly 6 days to break down and buy the HF top coat. What can I say; I'm weak. Thrift fit to come.

On the upside, got the Lorenzini I passed on for half price, and found an ebay bait Hugo Boss double vent chocolate brown cord jacket. And a cool suit butler and a Zegna cotton square. So...
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

It took me exactly 6 days to break down and buy the HF top coat. What can I say; I'm weak. Thrift fit to come.
On the upside, got the Lorenzini I passed on for half price, and found an ebay bait Hugo Boss double vent chocolate brown cord jacket. And a cool suit butler and a Zegna cotton square. So...

PICS!! especially of the cord jacket....

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It's been a while but I finally picked up some more cufflinks today. All available except the MOP snap, I am going to sport those in the upcoming wedding.

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I agree. I see quite a few of these. They're great quality shirts but I find margins on shirts are thin. Spoo mentioned on the ebay thread that even he has thin margins on shirts, something about, in his words, "the body's first line of defence." uhoh.gif People just don't go for them.
Anyway, if anyone wants me to keep an eye out for particular sizes of Eton, PM, I'm happy to proxy.

Im pretty close to turning down all shirts for consignment actually. They have to be top top top tier going forward.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

That's right - some folks are in it for the fun.  Case in point.

lol8[1].gif Love that website.

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

a sweet batman comic set in victorian england where he fights jack the ripper 

I read this over and over and over and over

i still remember how that smelled. uhoh.gif
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Im pretty close to turning down all shirts for consignment actually. They have to be top top top tier going forward.
I read this over and over and over and over
i still remember how that smelled. uhoh.gif

I've made this rule for myself numerous times. And broken it just as many. My current rule is I need to turn it for a reliable $20 or more. That means no CT, Th. Pink at true thrift prices, recent Zegna or above. I hate that it's so much damn work for so little return, but I'm just such a sucker for a nice-looking shirt. I'd define "top top top tier" as Borrelli or above. Curious to know how you'd define it....

As for the comic, I haven't read a comic in aaaages. Never heard of this one; sounds interesting.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I've made this rule for myself numerous times. And broken it just as many. My current rule is I need to turn it for a reliable $20 or more. That means no CT, Th. Pink at true thrift prices, recent Zegna or above. I hate that it's so much damn work for so little return, but I'm just such a sucker for a nice-looking shirt. I'd define "top top top tier" as Borrelli or above. Curious to know how you'd define it....
As for the comic, I haven't read a comic in aaaages. Never heard of this one; sounds interesting.

I think I may define my criteria as Kiton or better lol. I sold some 2011 Borrelli Super Sakellaridis shirts a few weeks ago for $50. I mean come on.
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Hit a couple of Goodwills in my area and found a nice BB blazer:

 

 

 

 

Shows about an inch and a half of cuff, which I'm not wild about, but I'll see about having that let out a bit. Other than that, I think it fits great.

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I've come across several jackets with named fabrics, but they've always been missing the pants. It took me a while, but found the pants to this jacket: 38S. ($#F% shorts.) I put back the DB 36S Gieves & Hawkes (HF) jacket because I couldn't find those pants.


Deets (Click to show)
Shoulders: 18
PTP: 21
Waist: 19.5
Sleeve: 22.5L, 22R (0.75 let-out)
Length: 28.5 + 1
Available
Noteworthy for me (Click to show)
Up to this point, I've only found two actual pocket squares while thrifting. Well, handrolled ones anyway. Someone must have donated a collection, because I picked up 17 of them for $18 (one a Robert Talbott). Most were solid silk, so not so versatile, but hey... $1 each. I left a few that were too primary. The two on top I already had, but threw them in the photo to show my complete collection. (Top one remains my favorite.)



I was also able to add to my shoe collection with a brown cap-toe blucher. I didn't recognize the maker, but there seemed to be quality markers on it, like closed-channel soles.


I didn't actually purchase these, but in the military vein, I came across a navy Navy Lt. Commander's blazer. Whoever said these things were hefty wasn't kidding.



Is this part of a school uniform? What is that strap on the inside with the two buttons?



Edited by Mox C - 9/5/12 at 7:50pm
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Is this part of a school uniform? What is that strap on the inside with the two buttons?

 

Throat latch. It should line up with two buttons on each side, under the collar.

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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Cheers mate. fistbump.gif


Left Field Twill Khakis - I'm thinking it's these. Left Field is an awesome heritage/SWD brand for those of you wondering.
Seems like someone moved the buttons to make the pants fit smaller but should be able to move them back without issues.
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And finally. Probably the coolest thing I've ever found. Paid way more than GW prices at a GW, but should be worth it.
NWT Church's two tone brogues, red brick sole - AVAILABLE
Size - 10F UK so 11 D US
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Wow! Both of these are amazing finds!!


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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post


recent finds


a tribe called quest, clash, zeppelin, miles davis, hendrix, chapman


Nice find on Zep III. I had a copy years ago and it disappeared. Been trying to find a decently priced, nice copy (oxy-moron for this title) ever since. Note: Do not lend records to friends.


It's been slow here. I did, however have two finds today. Much better than coming out empty-handed like I have been the past few weeks.

- Charvet dress shirt. White w/ yellow and navy stripes. Spread collar. F/C. Size 42

- Cole Haan recent (cursive logo) light brown suede wing tips. My size - keepers.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I think I may define my criteria as Kiton or better lol. I sold some 2011 Borrelli Super Sakellaridis shirts a few weeks ago for $50. I mean come on.

Yikes. That shit cray.

Bragging about the Made in Italy suit butler I picked up today for thin money. And the Zegna cotton square in light blue houndstooth. (Good thing I spent 4 hours this weekend hand rolling edges on a Faconnable DARK blue houndstooth shirt I converted into a square because of the MASSIVE hole I missed in the elbow....) bigstar[1].gif

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I think I may define my criteria as Kiton or better lol. I sold some 2011 Borrelli Super Sakellaridis shirts a few weeks ago for $50. I mean come on.

Something is wrong now on eBay, perhaps too many people peddling their wares and prices are driven rock bottom. It is now actually cheaper to kop on eBay all the high end gear that you want versus going out to get from a thrift. Only notable exception would be suiting / jackets / shoes, everything else is cheaper on eBay than actual thrift store. Bottom line, thrifting is becoming a joke what with markups in most GW's now and a cheap eBay...
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Something is wrong now on eBay, perhaps too many people peddling their wares and prices are driven rock bottom.

I remember back around 2004-ish when I could sell a used Thomas Pink shirt for $50+. Now I leave them unless they are my size. Last three or four I've had were very nice and didn't even break the $20 mark. baldy[1].gif

Also, records took a huge hit. I remember LPs that used to be in the $100s are now selling for $10-$15.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I remember back around 2004-ish when I could sell a used Thomas Pink shirt for $50+. Now I leave them unless they are my size. Last three or four I've had were very nice and didn't even break the $20 mark. baldy[1].gif
Also, records took a huge hit. I remember LPs that used to be in the $100s are now selling for $10-$15.

People were also working and making more money. Supply may be up but demand is also down.

More importantly, this kind of nostalgia is often the intro to devolving into one of our various thread-downs (what has this thread become, or the morals of thrifting, etc.). Let's not, but remember the times we did. biggrin.gif
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