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post #48256 of 121154
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


I dont know how you did this math, but what is it for :
Versace
Dior
Brooks Brothers
just curious, if you have a sec.

I just did a search this thread and divided the number of posts by the total number in the thread. Divide by 100 and you have the %. Probably not entirely accurate, but gives a fair picture I think.

 

Versace mentioned in 1.5% of posts

Dior (including snarky comments about CD ties) 1.2%

Brooks Brothers (searched BB too) 8.5%

post #48257 of 121154
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post


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).

I'm not sure whether this logic holds up. After all, Armani, Hugo Boss and many others cost a lot of money. You might get respect on here for how much money you're going to get when you flip them, but nobody's going to need a Robert Graham shirt to clean up the mess they've just made.
post #48258 of 121154
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

. . . but nobody's going to need a Robert Graham shirt to clean up the mess they've just made.

 

But isn't that the actual purpose of a skeet blanket?

 

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post #48259 of 121154
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I'm not sure whether this logic holds up. After all, Armani, Hugo Boss and many others cost a lot of money. You might get respect on here for how much money you're going to get when you flip them, but nobody's going to need a Robert Graham shirt to clean up the mess they've just made.

 

Robert Graham shirts don't cost thousands of dollars, though. Neither does Hugo Boss (pretty sure it's about the same price or even a little less than BB). And Armani... well, if I found a Giorgio Armani black label suit, I'd be pretty happy with my find.

post #48260 of 121154

Good point... Been thinking about this a bit lately. What's your list?

 

WTF are people thinking:

RG

 

Overrated / overpriced Brands:

Burberry

Hugo Boss

Armani

Zegna

 

Overpriced but awesome:

Cuccinelli

Kiton

Isaia

Brioni

 

Expensive but worth it:

Boglioli

Borrelli

 

Underrated or underpriced:

Canali

Barbour (somewhat expensive but not for the quality)

Hickey Freeman

post #48261 of 121154
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Good point... Been thinking about this a bit lately. What's your list?

WTF are people thinking:
RG

Overrated / overpriced Brands:
Burberry
Hugo Boss
Armani
Zegna

Overpriced but awesome:
Cuccinelli
Kiton
Isaia
Brioni

Expensive but worth it:
Boglioli
Borrelli

Underrated or underpriced:
Canali
Barbour (somewhat expensive but not for the quality)
Hickey Freeman
zegna not overrated
post #48262 of 121154
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post


zegna not overrated

 

Mainline is, IMO

post #48263 of 121154
I will remember to post pics tomorrow - too damn busy baldy[1].gif

Regarding Cucinelli - sorry folks, I do not know what the fuss is all about - I am being serious as well.

Excerpt from Life of Brian:

"But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, viniculture, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"

In context of Cucinelli - "what have they ever done for menswear?"

Shirts - Average tosh....
Pants - Whatever .... (picked up a NWT pair the other day, nothing that special)
Sport Coats - OK, nothing to shout home about....
Outerwear - Good, Nice...
Sweaters - Very nice indeed...

I am just not crazy on them. They would not even make my top 20 of finds I would want in my wardrobe. They would be top 10 though for pure flipping.
post #48264 of 121154
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Good point... Been thinking about this a bit lately. What's your list?

 

WTF are people thinking:

RG

 

Overrated / overpriced Brands:

Burberry

Hugo Boss

Armani

Zegna

 

Overpriced but awesome:

Cuccinelli

Kiton

Isaia

Brioni

SW&D

 

Expensive but worth it:

Boglioli

Borrelli

 

Underrated or underpriced:

Canali

Barbour (somewhat expensive but not for the quality)

Hickey Freeman


My contribution. And I too must disagree about Zegna, especially the Couture stuff. Far and away some of the nicest stuff I've ever picked up.

Not like I'm paying full price for anything on that list though.

post #48265 of 121154
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post


My contribution. And I too must disagree about Zegna, especially the Couture stuff. Far and away some of the nicest stuff I've ever picked up.

Not like I'm paying full price for anything on that list though.

 

Sure, their top-end stuff is up in the overpriced but awesome. The mainline stuff really isn't any better than HF though, even though it costs way more. 

post #48266 of 121154
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Good point... Been thinking about this a bit lately. What's your list?

WTF are people thinking:
RG

Overrated / overpriced Brands:
Burberry
Hugo Boss
Armani
Zegna

Overpriced but awesome:
Cuccinelli
Kiton
Isaia
Brioni

Expensive but worth it:
Boglioli
Borrelli

Underrated or underpriced:
Canali
Barbour (somewhat expensive but not for the quality)
Hickey Freeman

where's Versace on that list, can only be subjective... one man's meat..
post #48267 of 121154
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

DUUUUUDE

hit me up with those 38 shorts, please! Just to be clear, not actual shorts, but short jackets shog%5B1%5D.gif

So short-shorts are out then? Oh, who wears short-shorts?

I have almost everything measured now. Next I have to take more photos. I know a couple people looking for 38S's.

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Originally Posted by tben View Post

Yeah..you do find some great suits with little tiny t-rex arms. Whats up with that?!

From looking at B&S, 22.5-23.5 seems to be in the ballpark for 38S. Is that really that short?
('Course now I have a t-rex in my head wearing a Harris Tweed jacket and 80's gym shorts singing a commercial, which means it's time for bed.)
post #48268 of 121154
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Originally Posted by 83glt View Post

BTW, why can't I give Oxxford Clothes stuff away? Even on ebay it's a tough sell. I've pretty much stopped picking them up unless they are totally spectacular. What gives?

 

Got anything in 40s?

post #48269 of 121154
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

Navy Rothman's Suit - And this label? - 40s really nice suit.

 

 

 

 

DIBS!!!

 

It looks like a HF.

post #48270 of 121154

Hi there guys, 

 

I live in New Zealand and don't really find much as the city I live in relatively small and there isn't a lot of nice clothing around but thought I'd try and post some things of note here I found recently. Sorry for the low quality photos I don't have a camera and have only just worked out how to upload things from my phone. 

 

From left to right:

 

Lanvin, Holliday and Brown specially re-eddited for PRADA 7 fold, Valentino, Burton Premier Collection and lastly, Ermenegildo Zegna.

 

All of the ties are in exceptional condition which I was pleased about!

 

 

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