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post #49171 of 125191
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

awesome stuff gents. i'm jelly.
My wife had to travel to Chicago late last week and stopped at a thrift. my phone rings...
"Is Croft and Barrow any good?"
"NO". silence....
"how about Turnbury?" silence...
"NO". more silence.
"here's a nice shirt. rufus. any good?"
"NO.... I think you should go look in the womens stuff".
(at least she tried). shog[1].gif

Time to make her a little thrifting booklet. My wife is learning a lot, just from hearing me talk about things. Yesterday she was practicing saying Ermenegildo Zegna over and over again. lol. I found it on you tube to help her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GAoiPfCqc

post #49172 of 125191
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Holy cow, that's an old label. goneawol, you find those here? Never seen a stitch of Kiton in the wild though I've heard of it popping up in Cleveland and even Delaware. Then again, RLPL isn't sold here either and I've found several bits of it now and again.
 

I've seen a stitch of Kiton, in suit form, at Marshalls, for a grand. A bit out of my price range. Though I have noticed that the awesome Brioni sportcoat that had been at a Marshalls around the corner for probably at least six months is finally gone. I'm waiting for the $1900 Made in Italy BB suits to get just a little cheaper than the $250 first-sale price, but that probably won't happen.

 

Does anyone know where Marshalls goods go to die? They must ship them off somewhere when they don't get sold because they certainly stop reducing them after a point.

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Only thing bad about this thread in the past week to 10 days is how many people it is going to inspire to get out there and hit the thrifts!

post #49174 of 125191
Been finding absolutely nothing thrifting in the last week or two but stopped at a TJ Maxx yesterday and found a pair of Corneliani made wool PRL pants for myself:

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Only thing bad about this thread in the past week to 10 days is how many people it is going to inspire to get out there and hit the thrifts!

Well you have to consider how many will give up after not finding anything the first few times, or after buying junk they think is good only to be discouraged when they try to sell it.

post #49176 of 125191
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I've seen a stitch of Kiton, in suit form, at Marshalls, for a grand. A bit out of my price range. Though I have noticed that the awesome Brioni sportcoat that had been at a Marshalls around the corner for probably at least six months is finally gone. I'm waiting for the $1900 Made in Italy BB suits to get just a little cheaper than the $250 first-sale price, but that probably won't happen.

 

Does anyone know where Marshalls goods go to die? They must ship them off somewhere when they don't get sold because they certainly stop reducing them after a point.

 

If you've got the cash $1K for a Kiton suit is a deal. If not for you, then for flipping. 

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Also Fallout 4: New Vegas with FOUR EXPANSION QUEST THINGIES!
Goodbye, the next 100 hours...

 

Woah, what happened to your name? Trimming down?

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Those are amazing! Especially that Kiton!drool.gif

 

If anyone finds anything like the Coppley or Kiton in design at around 23" pit to pit please PM me ASAP. 

 

Oh, and I found them on eBay and they're too big, so you can ignore my PM lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

Picked up something the other day that maybejustmaybe fits the bill.

 

 

Also, passed on a white Tom Ford SC the other day at Holts Last Call, marked down to about $400 but with a thread pull in the back. Around a 40-42L. Bad pass?

post #49178 of 125191
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I do think that replacing a cloth cord would be a must. My dad replaced the PLUG on the one he has, but left the cord - it never moves so he's okay with that. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for something that looks good and is in good shape... I really like the idea of conversation-piece at the office.

What I've done is replace the old wire with modern insulated ones and then put a cloth sheath over that. So far it's only been smaller leads using shoelaces with the ends cut off. For the larger-diameter power cords, you'd probably have to sew and reverse your own.
post #49179 of 125191
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Originally Posted by goneAWOL View Post


Thanks for the response andro. I'm with you on the B looking weird and the weird stitching on the one. My original thought was they might be pre 80s or something before "roman style" was added or something, but I know very little about brioni labels. These are fully canvassed and have the brioni lining so I assumed they were real. They also have the correct size tag.


They are real, just very old. Possibly 60's.

post #49180 of 125191
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

Also, passed on a white Tom Ford SC the other day at Holts Last Call, marked down to about $400 but with a thread pull in the back. Around a 40-42L. Bad pass?

There are a couple ways to fix a pull. This is the easiest I've found for myself

1 - Pass a piece of fine and waxed thread through the loop of the pull (you may need to put it on a needle first, if the loop is small).

2 - Insert the needle into the hole that the pull created, or at least get as close as possible to the center point between the two ends of the pull loop.

3 - With the needle halfway through, pass both ends of the thread through the eye of the needle (or add the remaining end, in the same direction, if one is already threaded).

4 - Draw the needle the rest of the way through. Once the hole of the needle is through, use the thread to draw rather than the needle, so that one end doesn't slip back through the fabric.

5 - Once the thread comes up against the loop of the pull, gently draw it through to the back side.

6 - Let go of one end of the thread and draw on the other to take it out of the now reversed pull.


You can reverse step 2 & 3, but the way listed lets you use shorter thread so there is less friction, though that may only matter with certain fabrics. If the fabric has a backing, you'll need to pass the needle back to the front some distance away from the pull that is further away than the pull loop is long. If that's the case, waxing the thread can help make sure that you don't pull the loop even more out the back than it was originally pulled out the front. Go slow and gentle.
post #49181 of 125191
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post


There are a couple ways to fix a pull. This is the easiest I've found for myself
1 - Pass a piece of fine and waxed thread through the loop of the pull (you may need to put it on a needle first, if the loop is small).
2 - Insert the needle into the hole that the pull created, or at least get as close as possible to the center point between the two ends of the pull loop.
3 - With the needle halfway through, pass both ends of the thread through the eye of the needle (or add the remaining end, in the same direction, if one is already threaded).
4 - Draw the needle the rest of the way through. Once the hole of the needle is through, use the thread to draw rather than the needle, so that one end doesn't slip back through the fabric.
5 - Once the thread comes up against the loop of the pull, gently draw it through to the back side.
6 - Let go of one end of the thread and draw on the other to take it out of the now reversed pull.
You can reverse step 2 & 3, but this way lets you use shorter thread so there is less friction, though that may only matter with certain fabrics. If the fabric has a backing, you'll need to pass the needle back to the front some distance away from the pull that is further away than the pull loop is long. If that's the case, waxing the thread can help make sure that you don't pull the loop even more out the back than it was originally pull out the front. Go slow and gentle.

I think I need a video or something...I am totally lost, but very intrigued.

post #49182 of 125191
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I think I need a video or something...I am totally lost, but very intrigued.
I might try making one down the line, but have too many other chores on deck at the moment.

I had a hard time visualizing this at first as well. The pull forms one loop of a chain. You want to create another link with some thread.





Tremble at my mad drawing skills.

--edit
Had to dig to find my source: bengal-stripe
http://www.styleforum.net/t/6442/suit-fabric-repair#post_61852
Edited by Mox C - 10/8/12 at 9:02am
post #49183 of 125191

Came across fake Brooks Brothers this weekend, really bizarre.  I never thought that anyone would bother faking Brooks Brothers.

 

Upon first glance, the coat looks to be of decent quality.  Pick-stitching around the lapels, nice-looking 3-roll-2 button arrangement:

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But wait, this is a strange-looking label, and it's on the wrong side--also, note the colorful stitching:

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And a "Brooks Brothers" loop on top?

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A strange looking tag.  I can't decipher what the coat is made of.  Plus the sizing appears to be EU sizing based on my measurements.

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There was also another secondary tag, which looks just as fake:

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And the label that appeared on the right also appears on the left.  Note the spare button sewn onto the coat:

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The coat was completely fused (neither half- nor full-canvassed).

post #49184 of 125191
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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Came across fake Brooks Brothers this weekend, really bizarre.  I never thought that anyone would bother faking Brooks Brothers.

 

 

No, that's real; very rare and sought after!

 

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Kidding, of course.rotflmao.gif

post #49185 of 125191
I wonder why you'd go through all that effort to fake a suit only to use rainbow thread...
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