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post #49591 of 109338
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Originally Posted by pack66 View Post

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.

Wrong thread because people here are allergic to new -or rather full priced stuff-.
Right place because people here know every damn thing. Amazing really.
BTW CapnWes has zillions of them!
post #49592 of 109338
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

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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Good passes! The Zegna is very dated (probably ventless) and the Towncraft is nothing special and (in my opinion) fugly!
post #49593 of 109338
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

Good passes! The Zegna is very dated (probably ventless) and the Towncraft is nothing special and (in my opinion) fugly!

I'm actually having him go back for the Zegna smile.gif ventless doesn't equal dated, though it's a popular belief, they're alive and well in Europe!
post #49594 of 109338
Found these two recently, on the left a samuelsohn blazer in a loose weave and on the right an italian made dunhill blazer. Also picked up a canali shirt in 18.5 for flipping and a boring dior tie for work. Spoilered for table breakage.
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Tell me more about that Canali shirt...

post #49596 of 109338
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

Found these two recently, on the left a samuelsohn blazer in a loose weave and on the right an italian made dunhill blazer. Also picked up a canali shirt in 18.5 for flipping and a boring dior tie for work. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Out of curiosity, do you know who made the Dunhill? If not, take a look at the label ID thread or post a pic of the label here.
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I was looking for the makers label but it is unfortunately gone, maybe one of the label gurus can identify it fron this. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Tell me more about that Canali shirt...

Pm me, i'll launder it up and get you some pics.
post #49598 of 109338
Nothing much but I am loving these. Brand is literally British brogues. Probably Hanover.

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I dont know why, but I always manage to make time for Goodwill Boutique. Its not too far from here and its on the way to my other spots so I always stop in, hoping that the idiots who price things slip up one day and underprice something.

 

I think that the most ridiculous thing I saw there today, hands down...a beat up YVES SAINT LAURENT "FOR MEN" (licensed garbage) for $32!

 

How was it jusitified? They printed out a YVES SAINT LAURENT "RIVE GAUCHE" off Luisaviorama that couldnt even pass for the same shirt. Fucking thieves.

 

I should print out the lowest hammer price found on completed eBay listings and sneak it into that envelope.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

I dont know why, but I always manage to make time for Goodwill Boutique. Its not too far from here and its on the way to my other spots so I always stop in, hoping that the idiots who price things slip up one day and underprice something.

I think that the most ridiculous thing I saw there today, hands down...a beat up YVES SAINT LAURENT "FOR MEN" (licensed garbage) for $32!

How was it jusitified? They printed out a YVES SAINT LAURENT "RIVE GAUCHE" off Luisaviorama that couldnt even pass for the same shirt. Fucking thieves.

I should print out the lowest hammer price found on completed eBay listings and sneak it into that envelope.
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Yeah, I understand. My biggest complaint is not on the prices necessarily, but rather on selling FAKE items. I've run across a few shops selling blatant fakes at brand new (and legit!) prices.

So, what are "boutique" Goodwills? Are they new? I haven't seen them in the last few times I've been to the US. I did nearly visit a "Goodwill Outlet," but time/geography got in the way biggrin.gif


The good news? My wife and I are planning another trip to the US in May. Where should we go?! We've done the southwest to death in the past few years, though we'd like to move to that general area. We have to visit the midwest to see some family and friends, but where else should we go and how should we get there? We've always wanted to do Route 1 (CA) in its entirety and then do something else, but how would we work the US into it??
post #49601 of 109338
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


IIRC my first ever post here was a W&G bush poplin coat. Never seen any W&G since.


I came across W&G awhile back. A crazy gusetted oxford. It had fraying on the cuffs, so it now sits in a bag to be redonated. Also came across a pretty tight militant looking W&G. I was going to buy it for 10-15 to flip but found a hole on it just in since its a defunct label now and appears to be desirable, would picking up damaged ones do me any good?

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so those gucci loafers that may or may not be fake that i posted, I found out almost fit me when I put on socks and use a shoe tree, they are a bit tight but can a cobbler fix that?

they are a size 10E and I am normally a 11.5-12D so I am confused how I can even get my feet into them? so if there is no way to fix the size a little bit then they are indeed available

 

post #49603 of 109338
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

I think that the most ridiculous thing I saw there today, hands down...a beat up YVES SAINT LAURENT "FOR MEN" (licensed garbage) for $32!
Did you see the name on the label?
FOOL OF A TOOK!
(With apologies to Gandalf)
post #49604 of 109338
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

I dont know why, but I always manage to make time for Goodwill Boutique. Its not too far from here and its on the way to my other spots so I always stop in, hoping that the idiots who price things slip up one day and underprice something.

 

I think that the most ridiculous thing I saw there today, hands down...a beat up YVES SAINT LAURENT "FOR MEN" (licensed garbage) for $32!

 

How was it jusitified? They printed out a YVES SAINT LAURENT "RIVE GAUCHE" off Luisaviorama that couldnt even pass for the same shirt. Fucking thieves.

 

I should print out the lowest hammer price found on completed eBay listings and sneak it into that envelope.

 

 

that is some fucking bullshit, on the topic of pricing at thrift stores and stuff, have any of you ever worked or volunteered at one before? I volunteer at the place where I found the exotic skin loafers and get to do some pricing and get dibs on stuff but I always feel weird about filtering out the good stuff for myself, and having to mark up mainline prl :/

post #49605 of 109338
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

so those gucci loafers that may or may not be fake that i posted, I found out almost fit me when I put on socks and use a shoe tree, they are a bit tight but can a cobbler fix that?
they are a size 10E and I am normally a 11.5-12D so I am confused how I can even get my feet into them? so if there is no way to fix the size a little bit then they are indeed available


You can get hem stretched. That should loosen hem a little. Little risk especially for what they would have cost you - plus you like them and you want them to work.
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