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post #49576 of 115038
And so, the pics:

Here's the BB jacket. 38S, 40% Silk, 35% Linen, 25% Wool. Seems like an odd blend, but it feels nice. Available, sadly. It's oh so close to fitting me...

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The Camelhair:

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post #49577 of 115038
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

 

 


Barrister's a tradly brand, correct? That looks like a few logos ago, I think.

 

And if you want to get rid of the BB rather quickly for a fine trade, hit me up.

post #49578 of 115038
Love the big "H" on that Hermes sweater
post #49579 of 115038
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Just say "Respect my life choices" and hold a blouse up to your chest like you're seeing how it looks on you. 

 

HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Happened to me many times someone said something.
One guy flipping through chicks clothing had the audacity to tell me that I was in the wrong section. I replied "I am planning on becoming a transsexual so need some feminine gear". The look on his face was priceless.
I bit off more than I could chew when a woman suggested to me I was in the wrong section. I replied "Oh, I am looking for something nice for the wife". Well, this lady went above and beyond taking me around showing me what was nice for my wife. I was thankful she was being a good sport and helpful by showing me nice Gap clothing etc, but really it was not what I wanted. I felt I could not indicate to her that I had no interest in woman's clothing, only mislaid men's clothing with high scale brands attached to them! I ended up with an armful of Target rejects and Gap clothing for woman and only put them back once she left.

 

I can't believe people in The City are this close minded. Great response nevertheless! That is awesome!!!

 

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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Wait, what?

 

The prices at my local Goodwill (not boutique, whatever that may be) are roughly double that--$6 shirts, $9 sportcoats, $15 suits.  I think shoes were $8 or $10, I don't quite remember.  Plus they had a "designer" rack where they had shirts for $15 and jackets for $25.  Ties were only $3, are they a buck a piece at your GW?

 

 

Where I'm from, ties are usually priced at $1.99 unless they recognize the brand and charge it $14.99 or higher for some fake Channel tie. In the more expensive area the ties are $3.48 a piece.

 

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

And so, the pics:
Here's the BB jacket. 38S, 40% Silk, 35% Linen, 25% Wool. Seems like an odd blend, but it feels nice. Available, sadly. It's oh so close to fitting me...
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Measurements, please!!! Dibs if fits!

post #49580 of 115038
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Happened to me many times someone said something.
One guy flipping through chicks clothing had the audacity to tell me that I was in the wrong section. I replied "I am planning on becoming a transsexual so need some feminine gear". The look on his face was priceless.
I bit off more than I could chew when a woman suggested to me I was in the wrong section. I replied "Oh, I am looking for something nice for the wife". Well, this lady went above and beyond taking me around showing me what was nice for my wife. I was thankful she was being a good sport and helpful by showing me nice Gap clothing etc, but really it was not what I wanted. I felt I could not indicate to her that I had no interest in woman's clothing, only mislaid men's clothing with high scale brands attached to them! I ended up with an armful of Target rejects and Gap clothing for woman and only put them back once she left.

I usually say something like "I have a wife and she tells me to check out the women's stuff for something nice" and that usually leads to me being lead through the section pointing out every generic piece that would work. It's nice, I know, but I would rather dig through the racks looking for Gucci and other labels. The employees are generally very nice and polite and one woman even holds stuff for me. She figured out awhile ago that I only go for the well-made stuff and she knows her brands as well as anyone and prices things accordingly. It's nice though, she finds house brands that were made in Italy by some of our favorite Italian houses and holds them back for me to check.

In fact, there is a brown wool/cotton jacket from an expensive clothing store in a brownish color that is sitting at a store that is in great condition and well made. I couldn't place the tag, but it's made in Italy. Marked at €20 or €25, but I'll get pictures if anyone is interested. About an EU 40 iirc.
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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Wait, what?

The prices at my local Goodwill (not boutique, whatever that may be) are roughly double that--$6 shirts, $9 sportcoats, $15 suits.  I think shoes were $8 or $10, I don't quite remember.  Plus they had a "designer" rack where they had shirts for $15 and jackets for $25.  Ties were only $3, are they a buck a piece at your GW?

They range widely here. It's up to the employees in most of our shops and if they recognize something, it will be more. Hugo Boss is plentiful and generally 2x the normal price. In Vienna, one chain of stores is awful with pricing. Every suit is €75 no matter how old or cheap it originally was. Other stores mark everything the same price. One store even recognized Brioni, which surprised me. It's really hit or miss.
post #49581 of 115038
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post

today
picked up 2x J. Crew Essential Chinos, one in khaki, other in gray, both tagged 32/32. pretty minty. this model is my beater go-to for the hospital and 32 is my waist size, but i'd have to get them hemmed so, if anyone here wants them...
also, picked up 2x lands end crewneck sweaters in size 2XL - one is cashmere in a cream color, the other one wool in a maroon color. there is an ever so little bit of pilling on the cashmere (maybe depending on who is judging it), but other than that, great shape. i went on LE website and was stoked to see that the cashmere retails for $218 and the wool ain't cheap at $74. holler if you want pics
on another note, someone picked up a 36r burberry london suit (i think by hf) on my ebay and i looked at their items for sale, all suits with buy it nows for like half of retail prices. is this du gonna kop my shit for $60 then post it buy it now for $300, 400, 500? if so, that is genius and i'm not even a little mad.
Wat fit are the chinos
post #49582 of 115038
If anyone wants on the fly bragging details about an upcoming mega haul, pm me with a cell phone number. I'll message pics and details as it comes.
post #49583 of 115038
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post



Barrister's a tradly brand, correct? That looks like a few logos ago, I think.


Don't know anything about it. ACTWA Union label, so anywhere between '76 and '95.
post #49584 of 115038
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

If anyone wants on the fly bragging details about an upcoming mega haul, pm me with a cell phone number. I'll message pics and details as it comes.

LOL, DM is live blogging his hauls.
post #49585 of 115038

A few things of note today:

 

Hiltl flat front brown cords with a very narrow wale. 34/34

Bill's M2P 36

Borrelli french cuff blue and white striped shirt. No marked size, but looks 16 1/2 ish

Brooks Brothers suede barn coat. Medium.  Super recent.  

E. Zegna houndstooth SC.  52L.  Unvented, but pretty nice looking regardless.

 

All available, will PM with photos.

post #49586 of 115038
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

LOL, DM is live blogging his hauls.
Yeah, I'm not even jealous any more.
post #49587 of 115038
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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Wait, what?

The prices at my local Goodwill (not boutique, whatever that may be) are roughly double that--$6 shirts, $9 sportcoats, $15 suits.  I think shoes were $8 or $10, I don't quite remember.  Plus they had a "designer" rack where they had shirts for $15 and jackets for $25.  Ties were only $3, are they a buck a piece at your GW?

Ties are $1.19, and more good news: Just found eight BB Makers, all in as-new condition and not fugly, at another mainline GW (there are four within easy driving distance). Meanwhile, the boutique GW has Nautica et al. Didn't bother looking at the prices there for ties, but they are advertising $9.99 and up for all goods.
post #49588 of 115038
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

A few things of note today:

Hiltl flat front brown cords with a very narrow wale. 34/34
Bill's M2P 36
Borrelli french cuff blue and white striped shirt. No marked size, but looks 16 1/2 ish
Brooks Brothers suede barn coat. Medium.  Super recent.  
E. Zegna houndstooth SC.  52L.  Unvented, but pretty nice looking regardless.

All available, will PM with photos.

Nice haul, again with the Hiltl's, well done!
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Ties are $1.19, and more good news: Just found eight BB Makers, all in as-new condition and not fugly, at another mainline GW (there are four within easy driving distance). Meanwhile, the boutique GW has Nautica et al. Didn't bother looking at the prices there for ties, but they are advertising $9.99 and up for all goods.

I passed about 20 BB makers ties in the US when I was there...they were neat and about $3 or $4 each, I didn't think they were any better than the other BB ties I was leaving. I've felt bad since I found out. confused.gif

Side note: I sent DM7 an SMS to watch his haul unfold. Anyone else here have an iPhone? It's free to use iMessage even internationally and I would love to shoot messages back and forth while I'm in a store. If anyone is interested, shoot me a PM and we can exchange numbers.
post #49589 of 115038

Am having problems finding a suitable set of cuff links in the DC/NoVA area.  Any suggestions on places to go? Apologies if this is the wrong thread for it.

post #49590 of 115038

Should I have picked these up / does anyone want them?

 

38 S Zegna SC

 

 

   

 

 

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Medium, bold colored, heavy plaid shirt in good shape

 

 

    

 

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