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post #52186 of 138728
Seriously. Now once his post gets deleted, the link will still be lingering here for google to find.
post #52187 of 138728
I found this Orvis wool coat size XL IRL it is bright red, cool horn buttons. If someone wants me to kop let me know via PM. Savers wants $20 for it. Also found 3 pair of Allen Edmonds size 7.5D if anyone is interested.
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post #52188 of 138728
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Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post

I found this Orvis wool coat size XL IRL it is bright red, cool horn buttons. If someone wants me to kop let me know via PM. Savers wants $20 for it. Also found 3 pair of Allen Edmonds size 7.5D if anyone is interested.
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You should have kopped anyway... Would net you 3-4x that on eBay easily

post #52189 of 138728
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Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post

Also found 3 pair of Allen Edmonds size 7.5D if anyone is interested.

Deets?
post #52190 of 138728
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Seriously. Now once his post gets deleted, the link will still be lingering here for google to find.
not if everyone edits their post to take the quote out, which they should do.
post #52191 of 138728
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Two thrift fits in one week, though I'm slightly less embarrassed by this one.  (Full-length shot taken at the local consignment store where I found my first shells, Hanover derby gunboats inlove.gif )

Jacket: No-name Daffy's (house brand?)
Shirt: Structure, thrifted by my brother
Pants: Hickey Freeman, thrifted by me
Shoes: Nettleton shell saddles, 'bay at a good deal
Socks: local discount store
PS: Michelson's, C21

 
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Looks good, brother. No complaints. Shoos are noice. Are they all black?
post #52192 of 138728
Here's a few odds and ends I picked up this week:


Only picked this up because evolsty posted one and it seemed to get positive feedback. Basic black trench coat. Size 48 (seems to be US), made in Belgium. Let me know if anybody is interested as I've got a week to return.

2 button, flat front, fits me with no alterations needed. 2 from the same donor...the other is at the cleaners

My 1st Rubinacci tie that is not shredded.

Is this the Caruso I'm looking for? Tagged L.

Corduroy Corneliani for PRL SC....I'm going to try to rock this...not sure I can pull it off.

Cheers,
O
post #52193 of 138728
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Here's a few odds and ends I picked up this week:


Corduroy Corneliani for PRL SC....I'm going to try to rock this...not sure I can pull it off.
Cheers,
O

Sure you can! I once saw a neon orange cord SC from PRL, too small for me so I just left it.
post #52194 of 138728
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You know you have a thrifting problem when...

 

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Saw this the other day. Dragonball Z!

 

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Will probably have to double post this in the creepy sartorial images thread.

 

This brings back high school memories where a bunch of kids used to wear stuff like that!

 

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Ties for me. 

Anyone know about Oleg Cassini ties?

 

 

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I see them all the time. They usually don't look very impressive...

 

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Wow, take a day off and you guys get into another thrift pricing discussion... Jeez.

 

I went out yesterday and picked up a couple decent older HF flannel suits, both around a 40S. Also left behind a couple BB wash-and-wear suits around the same size, one gray pinstripe, the other navy pinstripe. They don't sell well, but I'd proxy if someone like 'em.

 

Here's my thrift fit from Halloween (not a costume) that I forgot to put up

 

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BB Cashmere 1/4 zip: thrifted by me

Ciffonelli shirt: from Cotton Dockers

RT tie: From Highlifeman

PRL Corneliani pants: from eBay recommendation from Handershund

Alden boots: not thifted

PRL swacket: not thrifted

no-name tweed cap, thrifted by me

Coach bag from 46n2

 

YES!!!

 

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Speaking of Aquascutum. Orphan? SC?

 

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I vote SC. Dibs if 40S!

 

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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Here's a few odds and ends I picked up this week:



Corduroy Corneliani for PRL SC....I'm going to try to rock this...not sure I can pull it off.
Cheers,
O

 

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Wish these were my size...

post #52195 of 138728
just picked these up. All available. Not crap that I dont wont. I wish these all fit. Zegna grey suit 40C - 32 pants, zegna trofeo 40C, corneliani all with working cuffs. I left 3 mint belvest recent suits, S 120s & S 150s. all at $60 & $70... I wasn't about to spend that to make $50 on ebay. I wish they fit me. Ill try to get them at half price next week although I doubt they'll be there.


Zegna "Su Misura" Suit

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Corneliani SC


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Zegna "Trofeo" SC


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post #52196 of 138728
Just a general note: 90% of you posting thrift fits need to see a tailor. Finding great stuff for cheap is awesome, but you just need to accept the fact that tailored clothing needs to be tailored to fit right, unless you get very lucky.
post #52197 of 138728
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"I am Pam, Spicoli guy."

We have watched the show every week from the beginning. I think we got started on the British version or we watched the British version because of the American one. Not sure, but it's great and I quote it often. It has really gone down hill, unfortunately. I guess since it's in its last season it has 7 months to turn around.
post #52198 of 138728
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Just a general note: 90% of you posting thrift fits need to see a tailor. Finding great stuff for cheap is awesome, but you just need to accept the fact that tailored clothing needs to be tailored to fit right, unless you get very lucky.

OK, 90% was maybe harsh. More like 60%. Folks like Klobber, eazy, and Hans are doing it right.
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Two thrift fits in one week, though I'm slightly less embarrassed by this one.  (Full-length shot taken at the local consignment store where I found my first shells, Hanover derby gunboats inlove.gif )

Jacket: No-name Daffy's (house brand?)
Shirt: Structure, thrifted by my brother
Pants: Hickey Freeman, thrifted by me
Shoes: Nettleton shell saddles, 'bay at a good deal
Socks: local discount store
PS: Michelson's, C21

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This is mostly good, but the jacket is too short for you. If you're going to rock it anyway a la Thom Browne, you need to shorten the sleeves. But I recommend getting rid of it.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Thrift fit.
Went off to a colloquium today but made mistake last week of wearing a full Tom Ford suit. Decided to tone down considerably and bump shoulders with 3 other fellows whom at least come with proper shoes, sport coats, and long sleeve shirts. After much deliberation, my entire outfit today was thrifted and I felt rather pleased with the way it turned out. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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SC - Faconnable Talieur Navy (thrifted by Mexicutioner)
Pants - RRL Green chinos (thrifted)
Shirt - Ralph Lauren Polo made in Italy (thrifted)
Shoes - Allen Edmonds (thrifted)

This is mostly very good. Maybe showing a bit too much cuff.
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

My first thrift fit pic (I was hoping for better, but this will do).  From a trip to the Met opera this weekend just before Sandy.  I know the pants are a little long and everything's just a little off fit-wise (and wrinkly and misplaced after squirming around for 3 hrs), but I couldn't bring myself to spend money to lengthen the jacket and sleeves as I discovered significant stains on the jacket after I bought it (hence the odd buttoning...).  Anyway, way too much explanation.
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A parting farewell to Daffy's, wearing two of my last purchases there cry.gif

Shoes: Florsheim by Duckie Brown, Daffy's
Bowtie: No-name woolen, Daffy's
Jacket: '30s vintage, consignment shop
Pants: Dockers Alpha-khaki, discounted retail
Shirt: Pinpoint oxford, Paul Fredrick introductory offer
Socks: Value City, I think? back when that existed
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See comment above re: jacket too short. This one is even worse. It looks like you're wearing a child's jacket. They wore shorter jackets in the '30s, but not this short, and the pants are all wrong for a vintage look anyway. You should pass this jacket on.
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seasonal beard (free)
bb super soft herringbone sc (9.99)
blue ocbd (1.99)
bb makers tie, unobtrusive pattern (0.99)
chinos (5.99 + 7 in tailoring)
belt (retail)
basically like new park avenues (standard ebay bidding war price)

This is not terrible. but the trim jacket waist and slim lower legs are making your hips look big. Going with less waist suppression on the jacket and/or less tapered pants would even out the silhouette. And the sleeve length needs to be fixed.
post #52199 of 138728
Found a damaged Hermes today; keeping for myself because it's missing the keeper and because of the pictured damage, but if I can get it patched up then I'll have myself a Hermes tie, which I think is pretty cool (as long as it's real).




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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

just picked these up. All available.
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Those all look great and it's generous of you to make them available! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

OK, 90% was maybe harsh. More like 60%. Folks like Klobber, eazy, and Hans are doing it right.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Finding great stuff for cheap is awesome, but you just need to accept the fact that tailored clothing needs to be tailored to fit right, unless you get very lucky.

These are true words that I think we sometimes forget. Due to the nature of cheap prices, I think we are all guilty of a couple of things: A) holding onto/buying things that are not worn enough to justify at any price; and B) not doing the necessary work to make them wearable. If someone buys a $/€1000 odd jacket, they'll almost certainly see spending $50-100 in alterations as justified in order to have it fit to perfection. However, when you only spend $/€20 on a jacket, spending $/€50-100 seems excessive and makes the piece pointless.

I try to keep in mind how much something will cost in order to be useful and instead of looking at a jacket and thinking "Hey! It's only €20!," I try to think "Okay, when I'm done with it, it will be a €70 jacket." Honestly, it doesn't always stop me, but I make an attempt. Thinking about it, I have a brand new pair of Incotex cords that I bought at Neiman Marcus nearly two month ago. They're still with their tags and unhemmed in my closet. shog[1].gif

I also know that I love wearing the things that fit well and go with a lot of things. I often wear a navy jacket/blazer because I love the look and it's fairly easy to put together. I own a few of them and would honestly take a few more. I think I'd (and guess others here) would benefit from focusing on core pieces rather than trying to make things work. I've done it a number of times and there are quite a few things in my closet that will prove that giving advice is far easier than following it.
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