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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- nuff said.

 

Overrated / overpriced Brands:

Burberry- well..

Hugo Boss-definantly

Armani-soooooooo much.

Zegna- not on a cold day in hell.

 

 

 

Underrated or underpriced:

Canali- man, you are correct.

 

while alot of brands survive on branding alone (ARMANI) , Zegna make fine products ( i have E. Zegna. and Z. Zegna)   but CANALI would have to be the most underrated maker.

and BOSS, is a "fashion brand". so no need for finery. burberry could be cheaper.


Edited by size 38R - 10/9/12 at 2:16am
post #49262 of 109340

Whenever new thrifters come here asking new-guy questions, we should now point them here: http://thriftygent.com/how-to-thrift-part-4-fit/. This four-part thrifting series is a bit more thorough than the Put This On primer, which is actually probably maybe a bad thing.

 

There's nothing in the series that regulars here don't know, but it was a good read, regardless.

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Thanks man.
post #49264 of 109340
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

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Thanks man.

Diggin' that Sammy in the Robo-pose post.

post #49265 of 109340
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Whenever new thrifters come here asking new-guy questions, we should now point them here: http://thriftygent.com/how-to-thrift-part-4-fit/. This four-part thrifting series is a bit more thorough than the Put This On primer, which is actually probably maybe a bad thing.

There's nothing in the series that regulars here don't know, but it was a good read, regardless.
No, no, no. you should tell them that Tommy Hilfiger and Geoffrey Beene are totally flippable and 30 year old DB suits are about to make a comeback in a big way. I have enough trouble making finds without a bunch of competition beating me to the punch!
post #49266 of 109340
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post


No, no, no. you should tell them that Tommy Hilfiger and Geoffrey Beene are totally flippable and 30 year old DB suits are about to make a comeback in a big way. I have enough trouble making finds without a bunch of competition beating me to the punch!

 

Hahahaha, didn't mean to laugh at you but that had me cracked up! Can we just say I was laughing with you but from the looks of it, it doesn't seem like you were laughing...

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So, awhile back I promised a wedding day thrift fit pic. And here it is
Warning: Sentimental Stuff Inside (Click to show)


Suit: Old school BB 346 3-piece sack suit. Got it from Newton Street Vintage for a song. One of my best investments.
Tie: JAB pindot, bought on sale
Shirt: PRL Regent from TJ Maxx
Shoes: AE something I can't remember. From Nordstrom Rack.
post #49268 of 109340
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

So, awhile back I promised a wedding day thrift fit pic. And here it is Warning: Sentimental Stuff Inside (Click to show)
Suit: Old school BB 346 3-piece sack suit. Got it from Newton Street Vintage for a song. One of my best investments.
Tie: JAB pindot, bought on sale
Shirt: PRL Regent from TJ Maxx
Shoes: AE something I can't remember. From Nordstrom Rack.

Looks good, funny though, I always pictured you as an old man. biggrin.gif
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Here's that vintage BB shirt with the unlined collar I picked up last week, post "treatment" Check out the collar roll, truly something to behold. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Yes, that's a plastic hanger, used strictly for drying purposes. shog[1].gif
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... Underestimated my 300+ item haul.  Just finished my valuation spreadsheet: A tad under 700 items.

post #49271 of 109340
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... Underestimated my 300+ item haul.  Just finished my valuation spreadsheet: A tad under 700 items.

Lol

And how many digits did that valuation have. Makes my quick lunch time tour a bore :/
post #49272 of 109340
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post


Lol
And how many digits did that valuation have. Makes my quick lunch time tour a bore :/

 

greater than the nearest integer to the number of times kiton has been mentioned in this thread divided by 400.

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Two quick pics of the OzBoat...

Picky pic (Click to show)

 

 

In my quest to not spend much and get out of the shop to continue other errands, I didn't really put together in my head that this was most likely part of a suit. Heading to the shop now to hopefully find its mate. I'll respond to the pm's about it when I return.

post #49275 of 109340

Went at lunch... Didn't end up with anything but a weird story

 

Guy: You look just like a lawyer, man

Me: Hey! That's not very nice (smiling) (Sorry, lawyers!)

... some back and forth... apparently he likes public defenders...

Me: I build software

Guy: Oh, you've got a good job then

Me: It's okay, depends on the day

... he slides up next to me and lowers his voice...

Guy: Ever do any hacking? Can you hack the DMV?

Me: No, I just build it. Never done any hacking, it's too dangerous

Guy: Okay, they've got this thing with DUI's now and I need someone to clear it. I'd pay good money. 

 

FUN!

 

What I left behind

- Size 9 AE's, 9C Bradley norwegian split toes and 9D Hadley single monk straps... both over $10 and not new

- 42R Hickey Freeman navy blazer with brass buttons... From the '95 Ryder Cup here in Rochester. The buttons said Ryder Cup on them and the tag said it was for the '95 Ryder Cup. Not sure if I should have kopped, but I've got too much to sell. Thoughts?

- Around 42R Jack Victor Montreal Orange / Burnt Umber SC

- 52 EU Lubiam 1911 in a gaudy (IMO) black and gold weave

- A couple XL PRL wool norwegian weave sweaters

 

I was going to buy a nice navy blue with red and green edge PRL cricket sweater, wool, silk, and linen blend. Unfortunately there was a big line and that guy was in it with a cart full of crap including like 30 VHS tapes, so I decided it wasn't worth waiting. 

 

I can go back for that other stuff if anyone wants me to proxy

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