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post #51916 of 125218
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I'm glad to hear that you're upbeat about the situation. I have read every update about the storm and it was all over the news here yesterday. The announcers seemed to love the word "frankenstorm," as they kept repeating it. Anyway, at least insurance will pay for a new porch that you'll enjoy more and hopefully fix/upgrade your wife's car.
I kept thinking about the east coasters as I have a list of addresses and went through it and google mapped the addresses to see if the storm would have affected the area. I assumed he was without power, but if anyone gets in touch with him, let us know!

I heard from Brian at 9am EST today, he sounds as good as can be expected smile.gif
post #51917 of 125218
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

I heard from Brian at 9am EST today, he sounds as good as can be expected smile.gif

Good to know! Hope he's in great shape and not sifting through soaked Brionis and Kitons.

Now, are there any other east coasters about whom we should be concerned??
post #51918 of 125218
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Brian, if he is OK, which I am sure he is - will be out of internet comish for quite some time. Jersey is the equivalent of ground zero for this storm.
I lost power for 2.5 days, which is the equivalent of a crack addict without a fix, but I am now dosing slowly and back to ignoring my family. lol8[1].gif Aside from being stuck inside with a barking dog and a cabin fevered 3 year old and a bored wife, we lost part of our front porch, which I was never particularly fond of anyhow, a few screen windows, and my wifes car got flooded, but everyone is safe. I have about 350 emails and PMs to get back to, plus 250 belts to photograph, so time for a cuppa joe and get back to work!
good to hear brother! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif sell those belts and get her a gucci fiat!
post #51919 of 125218
Found my first Hermes, and I was wrong earlier, it's not missing one of the logos. The jacket is Maus and Hoffman. Canali is a 42R.





I went back to the NM outlet to try and score a price adjustment on the Drakes I posted a few days ago (great time to buy ties for the next week, btw). The lady was nice enough to accommodate that, and I was delighted when I ran into a small table of ties that was most definitely not there a few days ago. Sorry for the poor color in the photo, but they are purple, black/white/gray, brown and 2 (top and middle) have navy blue mixed in - with the one in the center being a silk/cashmere blend. I plan on keeping a couple, giving another as a gift, and probably selling whatever is left over:
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post #51920 of 125218
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I don't know Raf Simons...would you mind filling me in on the name? Where it's made, by whom, year founded, anything at all would help!

 

Raf Simons is an eponymous brand founded in the mid 90s.  He's a Belgian designer known for his twists on classic menswear in monotone color palates.  He was formerly the creative director of Jil Sander and is now the current Christian Dior creative director.  Pretty incredible to find one of his early aughts pieces in such good shape.  A grail in that size, no doubt.

post #51921 of 125218
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

MY POWER JUST CAME BACK!!! *whew*
Someone have cliffnotes?
Effer. Mine will be out for days. But I am cheating: I am at my mother in law's. Cozy and wired.
However, I do have an ebay pck marooned at the dry cleaners, which hasn't opened. Gonna lose that 100% rating fo sho.

Hans quote: Anyway, at least insurance will pay for a new porch that you'll enjoy more and hopefully fix/upgrade your wife's car.
Can't. Tell. If. Serious.
If yes, see New Orleans and the millions still fighting insurance claims.
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

I heard from Brian at 9am EST today, he sounds as good as can be expected smile.gif
That's a relief. Look forward to his perennial lurk asap.
post #51922 of 125218
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

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jesus, clicked this spoiler and immediately had to change my underpants.  price on these bad boys?

post #51923 of 125218
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Effer. Mine will be out for days. But I am cheating: I am at my mother in law's. Cozy and wired.
However, I do have an ebay pck marooned at the dry cleaners, which hasn't opened. Gonna lose that 100% rating fo sho.

Message the buyer, let them know. I've had a seller do something similar to me before, and I was perfectly okay with the delay once they explained it. However, I had to message them and then wait a couple days for a response to get that information, which I was NOT okay with.

If you're proactive about it, you get bonus points for communication and sympathy for the hurricane damage. If you sit back with no explanation, you'll take a hit.
post #51924 of 125218

Glad to hear some of the other northeastern folks are safe.  The eye of the storm passed almost directly over me, but I survived without incident, even though others in my state and some friends in nearby NJ had some serious issues.  I went out thrifting today to console myself (and to see what last-minute Halloweeners were trying to scrape up) and found something extremely holiday-tastic for my Secret Santa victim, but I was on my way home with too much satisfaction and my car broke down  ffffuuuu.gif  .  Stuck in first gear with my blinkers on, but some asshole in a huge pickup behind me almost shoved me off the road.  Win some, lose some. 
 

post #51925 of 125218
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Raf Simons is an eponymous brand founded in the mid 90s.  He's a Belgian designer known for his twists on classic menswear in monotone color palates.  He was formerly the creative director of Jil Sander and is now the current Christian Dior creative director.  Pretty incredible to find one of his early aughts pieces in such good shape.  A grail in that size, no doubt.

Thank you! I wasn't sure what the significance was and was too lazy to google it. I got that it was an impact on the thread, though smile.gif
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Hans quote: Anyway, at least insurance will pay for a new porch that you'll enjoy more and hopefully fix/upgrade your wife's car.
Can't. Tell. If. Serious.
If yes, see New Orleans and the millions still fighting insurance claims.

I've never had to claim on a natural disaster, only cars and a small mold problem in my apartment. I don't doubt that it's a pain in the ass and a fight the entire way through, I just assumed insurance would cover such an event. I will inherit land and a house in the US some day, so it's good to know that it will be an uphill battle when I need to claim something smile.gif
post #51926 of 125218
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Message the buyer, let them know. I've had a seller do something similar to me before, and I was perfectly okay with the delay once they explained it. However, I had to message them and then wait a couple days for a response to get that information, which I was NOT okay with.
If you're proactive about it, you get bonus points for communication and sympathy for the hurricane damage. If you sit back with no explanation, you'll take a hit.

Good advice. Message sent early this morning, once I knew I wasn't going to be able to get the item out of lockdown. Bitch of it is: I thought to print the label before the power went out. I just don't have the actual item because the dry cleaner is closed and can't get in to open.

But this isn't the ebay thread. On to your awesome finds, and enough of my bellyaching.
post #51927 of 125218
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Looks good (that is a red beard!), but I'd swap the black shoes for something brown. Tie/shirt combo looks great, but I'd let the sleeves down on that odd jacket. Looks good overall!

Thanks.

If I wore my brown shoes (I never owned black shoes before this, just brown), it wouldn't be a thrift fit since I bought most of my stuff at cheezy retail before I discovered the world of "pre-owned."

The jacket hasn't been to the tailor. I will take it when some of my other stuff is ready for pick up.
post #51928 of 125218
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post

Thanks.
If I wore my brown shoes (I never owned black shoes before this, just brown), it wouldn't be a thrift fit since I bought most of my stuff at cheezy retail before I discovered the world of "pre-owned."
The jacket hasn't been to the tailor. I will take it when some of my other stuff is ready for pick up.

Discount is perfectly fine for this thread. Everyone's wardrobe is in some sort of progress (aside from Vox). I always have things coming and going from my tailor, it's a continual process. I've found for some, black is a must. For others, it complements their outfit. I find that I could only throw together a few black/grey outfits, and I'm fine with that. When you get it to the tailor, make note of the sleeves and let him/her do their work.

Nice job for a first fit pic!
post #51929 of 125218
Here's a question (that I could begin an entire thread on, but I won't): what are some ideas for a formal overcoat? Black is a natural choice, but I found something in navy cashmere with a fox fur collar. I know it's over the top, but could I mix black tie and a dark navy?? I don't think so, but I'd like confirmation smile.gif
post #51930 of 125218
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Here's a question (that I could begin an entire thread on, but I won't): what are some ideas for a formal overcoat? Black is a natural choice, but I found something in navy cashmere with a fox fur collar. I know it's over the top, but could I mix black tie and a dark navy?? I don't think so, but I'd like confirmation smile.gif

Nah not over the tip IMO....but probably wouldn't work for black tie.

 

This would be over the top...

 

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