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post #48181 of 124858

Picked up a bunch of nicer things today (will get to that later) but this has to be the most interesting pair of jeans I've ever found. Thankfully I just got the new iphone and have the internet to look them up or I might not have bought them. They are 80% Cotton & 20% Wool

 

 

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post #48182 of 124858
Thrift fit pic, everything here is thrifted by me except the boots, those are from ebay.
Vintage made in the USA PRL tweed windowpane suit, just back from the tailors,
Lands End made in Japan Fair Isle sweater
Paul Stuart check shirt
Balmain red wool tie
AE Dalton's


post #48183 of 124858
Damn, just realized how crappy those pictures are, sorry.
post #48184 of 124858
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Thrift fit pic, everything here is thrifted by me except the boots, those are from ebay.
Vintage made in the USA PRL tweed windowpane suit, just back from the tailors,
Lands End made in Japan Fair Isle sweater
Paul Stuart check shirt
Balmain red wool tie
AE Dalton's



Great look! That's a good looking sweater. I like the cuffs on those trousers.
post #48185 of 124858

Random question: Is Cucinelli a decent thrifting find? 

post #48186 of 124858
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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Random question: Is Cucinelli a decent thrifting find? 

No. Terrible dreck. But you can send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you. 

Oh, and google is your friend.

post #48187 of 124858
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Great look! That's a good looking sweater. I like the cuffs on those trousers.

Thanks, I decided to go with 2 inches, which at first I thought might be too much, but after giving it a try, I think it works.
post #48188 of 124858
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Thanks, I decided to go with 2 inches, which at first I thought might be too much, but after giving it a try, I think it works.

That's what she said? happy.gif
post #48189 of 124858
Wtf ... except for dm7(explanation given) what's with these lists of awesome shit and no pics?!
post #48190 of 124858
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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Random question: Is Cucinelli a decent thrifting find? 

No. Terrible dreck. But you can send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you. 

Oh, and google is your friend.

 

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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Random question: Is Cucinelli a decent thrifting find? 

 

http://bit.ly/S81NvL

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Yes, thank you for the snark. I do indeed know who Brunello Cucinelli is, having lusted after his clothing for quite some time now, I suppose I should have phrased my question better, is it a decent find for thrifting? As in something to write home about (in a manner of speaking)? I'm just trying to hone my thrifting eye and his is a name I've not noticed often in this thread (ever, really, but then I read it quite haphazardly).

 

Funnily enough, this was the first time I have (knowingly anyway) laid eyes on something Cucinelli or had the opportunity to handle his work. While I cannot imagine paying the absurd prices they go for new, the craftsmanship is amazing, blows any other sweater I've owned out of the water by a mile.  But then I've found other things I've thought were really decent thrifting finds only to find they were dime a dozen or really not worth much, hence the original question.  And yes, google is my friend. My very best friend.

post #48192 of 124858
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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Yes, thank you for the snark. I do indeed know who Brunello Cucinelli is, having lusted after his clothing for quite some time now, I suppose I should have phrased my question better, is it a decent find for thrifting? As in something to write home about (in a manner of speaking)? I'm just trying to hone my thrifting eye and his is a name I've not noticed often in this thread (ever, really, but then I read it quite haphazardly).

 

Funnily enough, this was the first time I have (knowingly anyway) laid eyes on something Cucinelli or had the opportunity to handle his work. While I cannot imagine paying the absurd prices they go for new, the craftsmanship is amazing, blows any other sweater I've owned out of the water by a mile.  But then I've found other things I've thought were really decent thrifting finds only to find they were dime a dozen or really not worth much, hence the original question.  And yes, google is my friend. My very best friend.

It is somewhat of a rarity to find. In fact Cucinelli has only been mentioned or quoted 185 times in this entire thread (this post included). Which is less than 0.4% of the entire posts in the thread.

 

So...did you find some Cucinelli?

post #48193 of 124858
I went back and picked up the Allen Edmonds in a 6 1/2. An old lady was bringing out a cart of shoes at the time. She placed a few on the rack and said "there's lots more I have to bring out but I only have room for a few." After a few shifty-eyed seconds I casually asked if she had any dress shoes in the back that she was about to put out. She went back to look but sadly, nothing. Here I thought I was about to make a score :/
post #48194 of 124858
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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Yes, thank you for the snark. I do indeed know who Brunello Cucinelli is, having lusted after his clothing for quite some time now, I suppose I should have phrased my question better, is it a decent find for thrifting? As in something to write home about (in a manner of speaking)? I'm just trying to hone my thrifting eye and his is a name I've not noticed often in this thread (ever, really, but then I read it quite haphazardly).

 

Funnily enough, this was the first time I have (knowingly anyway) laid eyes on something Cucinelli or had the opportunity to handle his work. While I cannot imagine paying the absurd prices they go for new, the craftsmanship is amazing, blows any other sweater I've owned out of the water by a mile.  But then I've found other things I've thought were really decent thrifting finds only to find they were dime a dozen or really not worth much, hence the original question.  And yes, google is my friend. My very best friend.


As a very general rule, any item of clothing that costs thousands of dollars new is a good thrift find. And Cucinelli is even better. I had the chance to handle some of his stuff at an outlet recently, and it is really incredible (and sadly way out of my price range even at sale prices).

post #48195 of 124858
Picked this up yesterday. My first t&a shirt. I think bespoke. Fits perfect. Like it wa Is made for me!
Edited by green_machine - 9/26/12 at 12:52pm
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