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Looking back to similar experiences, perhaps a tad before you Grendel, I think partying is overrated. It all ended up good but it could have ended in disaster. I support DMs cocky geekiness. He seems to be doing just fine, assuming he actually has some real friends beside his GF.

 

who needs friends when you been had Kiton

post #50102 of 112447
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who needs friends when you been had Kiton


AAAAAAAAmen!   

 

oh, my first Hermes tie. biggrin.gif

number 7734 OA.  looks nice, i like it.  Hermes is growing on me.stirpot.gif

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Geezy criminy, thread on fire! New Lobbs?! I will say, in the past 6 months or so there have been more Lobbs on there than in awhile...


That leads me into a discussion question i've been meaning to post for awhile... what are your grail brands (for PERSONAL use) that you've never found a stitch of in a thrift? No, Ebay and Internet/consignment finds do not count. wink.gif

A few for me: Kiton, Attolini, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Lobb, Edward Green... just about everything else has shown up at least once, if not in the category I'd prefer!
post #50104 of 112447
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Geezy criminy, thread on fire! New Lobbs?! I will say, in the past 6 months or so there have been more Lobbs on there than in awhile...
That leads me into a discussion question i've been meaning to post for awhile... what are your grail brands (for PERSONAL use) that you've never found a stitch of in a thrift? No, Ebay and Internet/consignment finds do not count. wink.gif
A few for me: Kiton, Attolini, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Lobb, Edward Green... just about everything else has shown up at least once, if not in the category I'd prefer!

 

I've been at the game for only 4 months now. I won't bore you with the lesser finds. I did pick up a 2 piece Prada suit which isn't that brag worthy but that thing fits me like a glove! I've only worn it to a wedding but I love how that thing fits! I'm looking forward to find my first Kiton or Isaia that will actually fit as well as my Prada.

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Hmmm, need to add the big E Levis to my mental rolodex...

Finds from past week. Finally found some good stuff that fit me :
Zanella FF Unicorns! I have previously found one pair of the unicorns, but they had 2 moth holes. Pretty sure these are hole free. Tagged 38, but they feel like a 35 (I’m a 34). so I’ll try them on with a belt and they don’t look good I’ll go ahead and cinch them. N/A
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S Ferragamo PTB pebble grains. Size 9.5 so they fit! N/A
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BB S/S Polo. This was from one of those thrifts that doesn’t have a dressing room. Tagged as XL but really fits like a Small . I usually wear a big M or L. Really must have shrunk or the previous owner tapered it. Reluctantly available.
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AE bradleys, size 12D. Available.
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Lacoste L/S size 45. Green check pattern. Made in Hong Kong? Not sure if fake.
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Nonclothing find: Aerobars. New as they are still tacked on by those handitie things. Only paid $6.
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post #50106 of 112447
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Damn, bro, those are nice! I wish they were my size!  So hard to find shoes in such good form with closed-lacing.

 

 

 

No joke.  In grad school I can barely manage once or twice a month with my academic, extracurricular, and personal obligations; and of course with slim pickings around me I hardly end up with anything.  No idea how he does it.  Of course the internets and forums such as this one often serve (for me at least) as a casual release, a place separate from and almost forming its own reality, where one can engage with others in abstraction away from gritty day-to-day affairs.  Nevertheless, it might serve as an unwelcome venture from levity to breach the fourth wall and remind ourselves about priorities... peepwall%5B1%5D.gif


Slim pickins...? Where do you go to school? Pm me if you would like.

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Nonclothing find: Aerobars. New as they are still tacked on by those handitie things. Only paid $6.

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Sorry my dude, clip-on aerobars from the 90s are the Christian Dior monsieur of the bike world.  Dated and frowned upon by all but the most uneducated Fred.

 

 

 

 

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Geezy criminy, thread on fire! New Lobbs?! I will say, in the past 6 months or so there have been more Lobbs on there than in awhile...
That leads me into a discussion question i've been meaning to post for awhile... what are your grail brands (for PERSONAL use) that you've never found a stitch of in a thrift? No, Ebay and Internet/consignment finds do not count. wink.gif
A few for me: Kiton, Attolini, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Lobb, Edward Green... just about everything else has shown up at least once, if not in the category I'd prefer!

 

I also haven't found any of the brands you've listed but, for personal use, I would be showing off for no one in particular if I wore a Kiton suit.  For stuff that fits my style, it seems that a lot of people have had luck with APC denim of which I've seen none.  Also, those Visvim shoes that someone found in California strike me as a bonkers thrift find that I would rock until they fell off my feet.  Hell, you found Nom de Guerre before me.  Given that I live in bro mecca I figured that I would find more of these brands which cost a fraction of the ones you listed, yet the donors are surprisingly less keen on the SW&D brands that I favor.

For MC, the ultimate grail for me and something that I lack entirely, a spalla camicia jammer would be perfect.  Piombo, Boglioli, Ring Jacket, etc.


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post #50108 of 112447
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Nonclothing find: Aerobars. New as they are still tacked on by those handitie things. Only paid $6.

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Sorry my dude, clip-on aerobars from the 90s are the Christian Dior monsieur of the bike world.  Dated and frowned upon by all but the most uneducated Fred.

Isn't that a Performance Bike house brand too?
post #50109 of 112447
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post


Sorry my dude, clip-on aerobars from the 90s are the Christian Dior monsieur of the bike world.  Dated and frowned upon by all but the most uneducated Fred.




This "uneducated Fred" prefers clip ons as he has found them to be more adjustable than stock bars (non standard body type). Not that I would plop down what a new Trek or Cervelo w/stock bars goes for these days.
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Hey guys, I've been a lurker for a while but decided to finally become a member and try to learn some more from all of you. For starters, could you all help me with an authenticity check on this Brioni tie I thrifted this week? Obviously I'm new to Brioni so I know very very little, so if its obvious please just explain what it is for future reference.

 

 

 

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I want to give a huge shout out to DM7 (if he can even see his computer screen with all those clothes in his taking over his dorm room) for hooking me up with a sweet Michael Tapia overcoat. Not thrift prices but he gave me a GREAT deal and and it was totally worth it. Matt is a stand up dude. This thing is wicked, and will definitely make an appearance in this thread soon.

 

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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Geezy criminy, thread on fire! New Lobbs?! I will say, in the past 6 months or so there have been more Lobbs on there than in awhile...
That leads me into a discussion question i've been meaning to post for awhile... what are your grail brands (for PERSONAL use) that you've never found a stitch of in a thrift? No, Ebay and Internet/consignment finds do not count. wink.gif
A few for me: Kiton, Attolini, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Lobb, Edward Green... just about everything else has shown up at least once, if not in the category I'd prefer!

Those plus Momotaro, Big John, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, YYPH (have found Y-3, didn't like it), MMM, Robert Geller and a whole bunch of other things that will almost certainly never show up in a Toronto thrift. Although I am planning a trip tonight, so who knows...

 

In related news, apparently Express is closing the upcoming Toronto Fashion Week. WTF
 

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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

Geezy criminy, thread on fire! New Lobbs?! I will say, in the past 6 months or so there have been more Lobbs on there than in awhile...
That leads me into a discussion question i've been meaning to post for awhile... what are your grail brands (for PERSONAL use) that you've never found a stitch of in a thrift? No, Ebay and Internet/consignment finds do not count. wink.gif
A few for me: Kiton, Attolini, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Lobb, Edward Green... just about everything else has shown up at least once, if not in the category I'd prefer!

 

Kiton, Boglioli, Isaia, Cucinelli, Sartoria Partenopia, John Lobb, Edward Green, Vass, Drake's, E. Marinella, Marcoliani or Pantharella socks (new).... 

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I thought I'd cross post again even though it's so close to Monday's choice's (all different though, so I must just own a lot of similar looking things. shog[1].gif)

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post #50114 of 112447
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Hey guys, I've been a lurker for a while but decided to finally become a member and try to learn some more from all of you. For starters, could you all help me with an authenticity check on this Brioni tie I thrifted this week? Obviously I'm new to Brioni so I know very very little, so if its obvious please just explain what it is for future reference.

 

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Everything looks consistent with the Brioni ties I've handled. I'm gonna vote real. Unfold it, you should see a serial number underneath. Be careful, not all of their ties have it. The more recent ones all do.

post #50115 of 112447
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Originally Posted by mhtcjt37 View Post

Hey guys, I've been a lurker for a while but decided to finally become a member and try to learn some more from all of you. For starters, could you all help me with an authenticity check on this Brioni tie I thrifted this week? Obviously I'm new to Brioni so I know very very little, so if its obvious please just explain what it is for future reference.

 

 

 

Looks real, and spectacular!

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