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post #48616 of 110791

More from Friday Afternoon.....

 

Amana Shirt Jac 42S

 

Aquascutum Top Coat

 

Aquascutum Trench Coat

 

Bailey Flannel Hat XL

 

BB Glen Plaid Flannel 42L

 

BB Blue and Brass 48L

 

Old Label Burberry Glen Plaid SC 46L 

 

Daks Green Hunt Check SC 44L

 

Facis Firma SC 46L

 

Harris Tweed Herringbone 43R

 

Lord Baltimore SC 44R

 

Lubium Luigi Bianchi Mantova SC 44L (proxy'ed by Dustinhimself)

 

Realistic Nova 20 Headphones

 

Pendleton Overcoat (proxy'ed by dustinhimself)

 

Pendleton Tweed 44R

 

Southwick Blue and Brass 40S

 

Stetson Soveriegn 7 1/4

 

Wooden Button Canvas Tweed 38R

post #48617 of 110791
I know there's been some discussion of moths and having them penetrate your precious thrift finds. Well, I wanted to share a budget preventative measure that I've implemented. I have a good number of my thrifted clothes in my basement and I think that moths like these moist, dark types of areas. I purchased these cedar balls on ebay, which I understand are a repellent. I have not spotted a moth down there (fingers xrossed).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Cedar-Wood-Cedarwood-Chips-Bug-Repellent-Moth-Balls-Protection-Camphor-New-/120875422580?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c24bc9374

I wanted to buy a mesh type fabric and sew up these bags filled with the balls so I could put them in my closet. Well, the fabric store wanted too much for the fabric facepalm.gif . So I went to the dollar store intent on buying a fabric mesh laundry bag and cut it up and make the bags. However, I found these “organza” bags.

http://scentdeals.com/images/organzabags.jpg

They came 5-6 to a pack for $1. I think chicks use them to put stuff in them for baby showers (?). They were perfect! So I put about 3 balls per bag and hung them on my cheap wire shirt hangers. I interspersed them amongst my hanging stuff.

Will it work? Who knows. But I feel better since I did have some moths penetrate some of my clothes a long time ago in college.
post #48618 of 110791
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Here's the stuff I DIDN'T pick up


Kinda cool desk. This ring a bell with any of you furniture guys?

with very VERY few exceptions (think Prorsum vs Burberrys) anything metal+glass or wood+glass isn't worth picking up. most of that is 1980's or newer, usually made in china.

you're looking for solid wood, with skinny round legs that taper down to a point, like this:

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if you use that as your guide, you're like 90% of the way there in terms of the stuff you're likely to see in a thrift store. the other 10% isn't really worth learning about unless you're going to make a serious effort at MCM furniture.
post #48619 of 110791
Picked up some shoes I normally wouldn't, but small size, super cheap, and very little wear = cop.

j&m crown aristocrat 7.5 D/B
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alden for brooks brothers 7.5 D
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pretty nice ET Wright usa made goodyear welt burgundy captoe - 8 D
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j&m cellini loafers - 8 M
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ET wright captoe usa made goodyear welt - 8 E
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again 8.5 B
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gray single pleat armani collezioni pants
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canali , 2x robert graham
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black flat front zanella
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2x sulka
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not pictured: recent burberry london suit, mohair paul smith blazer, deadstock orvis down vest
post #48620 of 110791
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


with very VERY few exceptions (think Prorsum vs Burberrys) anything metal+glass or wood+glass isn't worth picking up. most of that is 1980's or newer, usually made in china.
you're looking for solid wood, with skinny round legs that taper down to a point, like this:
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if you use that as your guide, you're like 90% of the way there in terms of the stuff you're likely to see in a thrift store. the other 10% isn't really worth learning about unless you're going to make a serious effort at MCM furniture.

 

Yeah, I've been looking for those signs, but nothing yet. Not sure what I'd do with it if I found it anyway. No room for storing stuff that big. lol8[1].gif

post #48621 of 110791
Quick shout out to eazyE. In Chicago today and he was so kind to share his circuit with me. Thanks a lot guy. His storied Midas touch was in full effect; I scored an RLPL shirt in my size...just the 2nd RLPL thing I've seen in the wild. Thanks, brah
post #48622 of 110791

Left behind a women's Pendleton 3/4 length wool jacket last week. Didn't appear to have any holes, but seemed a bit fuzzy around the shoulder blades. For future reference, is there a decent cure for that?

 

I've been showing a lot of restraint lately at the few shops I've been to. Maybe it's just that I've got a bunch that needs to be photographed/posted to ebay,  or maybe I'm becoming less impressed with semi-decent stuff being found in light of the even better things I see being posted. Either way, my bank account is happy for now. Could use a little lightning though for sure.

post #48623 of 110791
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Left behind a women's Pendleton 3/4 length wool jacket last week. Didn't appear to have any holes, but seemed a bit fuzzy around the shoulder blades. For future reference, is there a decent cure for that?

A sharp razor blade and a steady hand removes most of that.
post #48624 of 110791

One GW after umpiring on Sat, pretty good haul:

 

My first English, Custom Grade, Balmoral shoes, couldn't tell maker until I did a little research,  CHURCH'S, but they are small, excellent shape, would need help on sizing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NWT, set of four Riedel (8", I think Chablis) wine glasses, ($6.40 for the set)

 

 

 

 

Kick ass Craftsman mechanics creeper ($16)

 

 

 

2 TiVo series 2 DVR'S with LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTIONs, $5.60 each.

 

 

 

 

Picked up more stuff for me, nice set of 4 glazed salad/soup bowls, marble salt and pepper shaker set, First Zanella casual shirt in M, will post pics later.....

post #48625 of 110791

Ok, so, my first thrifting in a while, and I came across what looked like a wardrobe dump with lots of 41R & 42R unvented, with lots of textured browns.  Most of it was eaten by moths, including a nice cashmere Burberry jacket, and lots of other stuff, but I did manage some things.

 

1) BOSS - Hugo Boss suit, charcoal / dark brown ~41R (missing pant button, slight wear on front of right leg)

3-button unvented suit, 2-pleated cuffed trousers

ON HOLD

 

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medium-weight Super 110's textured wool (doesn't look brown to me except under certain lighting)

normally wouldn't pick this up, but a staple in a size someone had requested

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Accurate color:

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Jacket:

Chest: 22.5

Waist: 21.5

Shoulder: 20

BOC: 30.5

Sleeve: 24.5

 

Trousers:

Waist: 17.25

Inseam: 31 (+1 in cuff)

Rise: 12

Thigh: 12

 

Hickey Freeman Boardroom Navy Jacket w/ blue horz. stripes & red vert. stripes, 44L

2-button, single-vent
AVAILABLE

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Measurements:

Chest: 23.25

Waist: 23

Shoulder: 18.25

BOC: 31.5

Sleeve: 26.5

 

There was another jacket of the same kind from the same owner that I didn't pick up, in a nice olive herringbone.  I can return to get it if there is interest, but I couldn't find matching trouser.

 

Faconnable corduroy pant 38Wx30(+2)L, some slight wear to the nap in a couple of places

AVAILABLE

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Measurements:

Waist: 19

Inseam: 30(+2)

Rise: 12

Thigh: 12.5

 

Canali browns houndstooth SC, wool+cashmere EU 52R (US 42R)

AVAILABLE!

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Accurate color:

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Measurements:

Chest: 22.5

Waist: 21

Shoulder: 21

BOC: 30

Sleeve: 25(+1)

 

Also picked up:

Found a Jos.A.Bank's Exec collection black+khaki houndstooth SC, in wool+silk (I'm guessing), as a gift for someone in 41R, and a cheapish charcoal St. John's Bay peacoat in wool+cashmere+nylon that I'll keep for myself only because it fits perfectly.  From the same wardrobe dump there was also a 100% linen khaki+olive check BR SC, half-lined in 42R (more like a 43R).

 

Didn't pick up:

There was also a really hideously colored jacket in exactly my size (36R) that fit like a charm, but it was a gross teal+green+blue plaid. If anybody wants a loud 80's styled sportcoat in that size and color, let me know; it's in great shape, hardly worn...alien.gif Of course, I was happy to find the Canali shortly afterward!

post #48626 of 110791
Brioni corduroy



E. Zegna (Trofeo cloth)



Brooks Brothers made in Italy



Chipp madras sack, circa 1970 (unavailable)


post #48627 of 110791
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Brioni corduroy Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

E. Zegna (Trofeo cloth)

Brooks Brothers made in Italy

Chipp madras sack, circa 1970 (unavailable)

Wow, those are all great! Sizes on the Brioni, EZ and BB?
post #48628 of 110791
I bought a Giorgio Armani silk jacket more than 2 months ago in this store, thinking that it is a sportcoat. But today, I came across the matching pants for the jacket in the same store... Many the pants has been waiting for me in the store during the last 2 months...

Anyway, I also bought my third Brioni wool trousers from this store in this week, and two pairs of loafers, one by Gucci, one by Zegna. I got my mum two pairs of very well-made heels, one from Rayne who made the wedding shoes for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, one from Lisa Cora of which I found no information online.
post #48629 of 110791
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post


Hickey Freeman Boardroom Navy Jacket w/ blue horz. stripes & red vert. stripes, 44L
2-button, single-vent

AVAILABLE
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i know close to nothing about ebay or flipping, so take this with a grain of salt:

that jacket looks mega dated. to steal a phrase from horse's_ass: that jacket looks like a saggy pair of tits.

everyone in this thread gets worked up over brands, but styling is probably more important than the label. "timeless" is a myth. stick to recent stuff.
post #48630 of 110791
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

2 TiVo series 2 DVR'S with LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTIONs, $5.60 each.

 

 

 

 

Wait what???!!! How the hell...

 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Brioni corduroy

 

That is banging!!!

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