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Definitely my best weekend ever. After yesterdays haul, today I picked up a vintage Brooks Brothers suit and sportcoat, a Zegna 15milmil15 suit, 2 recent Zegna sportcoats, and an Attolini sportcoat. Not quite thrift pricing, but I'll do OK. Left behind a couple of Zegnas that were too pricey and 3 or 4 Oxxford bespoke sportcoat/odd trouser combos that were huge. Oh, and two other Attolini pieces (summer suit and SC) that had moth damage. I was crushed about those.
Score on the Attolini. That is a grail label for me, still yet to find one. How bad was the moth damage? On such a sought after maker, I'm sure even minor moth damage wouldn't cause them to be a complete write-off.
Ties: left to right: Zegna, Brioni (keeping), Polo, Polo, Burberry's (keeping), R Talbott (keeping), Zegna, Tie Rack (interesting color), Zegna
1 Flat Front no cuff, 1 pleated w/ cuff Zanella (navy)
HF SC, 2-button single vent, 43R
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Another HF SC, similar to the first, 44R
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Plus a charcoal Armani Collezioni orphan jacket and BB 346 Navy Blazer for eBay.
Edited by suited - 10/21/12 at 12:21pm
This time I actually found some stuff in my size, if ok-mediocre. Nothing spectacular, but a few items to share (according to my current thrifting standards, anyway). Oh, and viz a viz a previous discussion, what is available is available for trade or at-cost+shipping.
HF pants. Unavailable.
I saw this and thought, "Ohh... that's unfortunate." But I tried it on and it fit! Going to uncuff and lower the hem. Fits perfectly though the seat, crotch, and thigh. Yay for being shaped like an athletically built boy!
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Marked 39R but fits like 36R, fits beautifully. Nothing spectacular; probably only sharing this because it actually fits so well. Have to do a thrift fit pic at some point.
Also picked up:
- old Bostonian Wingtip tassle loafers, black 9D (fit like a glove)
- cloth belt made of silk (?), looks like a blue & green rep tie but is a belt. Pretty cool with my cerulean pants.
- Alan Flusser shirt XL, nice brown and taupe stripes (slight mustard stain on cuff, might or might not come out. can go back for it if someone wants to risk it, really nice cloth.)
- Gitman shirt 16.5, a bit worn
- Norton & Sons 44, dated orphan
- Tessori (?) 3-button orphan, EU 48R. Fit beautifully like a slim 38, immaculate S100's with nice hand and great bemberg lining, but was brown pinstripe and with dated lapels. Thinking about going back to pick it up in the hope of finding matching pants, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen and who want's a 3-button pinstripe orphan? (No one.) [Edit: It was Truzzi, not Tessori, though I still stand by my decision. Which I guess is why I couldn't remember...]
Edited by CesarC - 10/22/12 at 6:35pm
Haven't been able to get out much lately but was able to hit up two stores over the weekend.
Is this the Gloverall Duffle I should be looking for? it looks exactly like this but the tag is different than the one Easy posted.
Also grabbed this, I believe it is a 38, I have to see what my tailor can do with it (possibly available) Oh and the brand is J W Nordstrom but the fabric is amazing.
DAKS for Bergdorf Goodman made in England, cuffed and pleated (unavailable)
These are a different shape than the Bostonians, which I have a hard time getting on but fit well once on (I'm truly a low-volume 10B, so sometimes in loafers a 9D is better if the ball of the foot is in the right place). The toebox on these AE is fairly narrow and tapered, whereas it has a rather large mouth and wide space for the heel. Also, it's really not my style.
That's the Reichsadler. I saw a camera exactly like this at a flea market in Budapest. I come across militaria at every flea market I visit and most of it is legitimate stuff. However, I came across tables full of fake German and Japanese military items in Budapest. This camera was among the stuff, so I left it behind. I found out later that they're mostly Russian cameras from the same time period, basically Soviet Leica knock-offs. They take these and add special things to them to make them seem more rare.
Anyone could have fallen for it and sometimes it's worth the risk bringing home something like that in the hopes of it being real. I'm sure most of us at some point have thrown money at something that turned out to be fake/worthless, so don't feel too bad!
A couple of these look like they may work well as bow ties. Some patterns flop as neck ties but really shine as a bow. Also, if you feel a little sentimental about it (I would), it would be nice to get a couple converted and get some use rather than just hang on to them just because.