I like your thrift fit pics - I notice you always rocking a nice classic color sweater. What do you think of a very deep yellow Vneck paired with white shirt light blue pinstripes as a combo to try one day?
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Any 17 35s out there looking for some shirts? I picked these up tonight and would like to pass the lot along to a thread regular for cost + shipping and gas. All in good condition (a few pulled threads on the Golden Fleece), fresh from the dry cleaner. Wish these fit me, but knew someone here would appreciate them.
Golden Fleece light blue with stripes, spread collar, french cuff, MOP
Ben Silver blue and white pencil stripes, cutaway collar, MOP
Ben Silver yellow and white university stripe, button down collar
Ben Silver white with blue stripes, spread collar, french cuff, MOP
Ben Silver ecru, spread collar, french cuff, MOP
Ben Silver light blue, linen, spread collar, MOP
Ben Silver peach/orange, linen, point collar (XL)
And a few more, not available:
Golden Fleece, contrast collar, MOP
Ben Silver mini gingham, MOP
Ben Silver pink, MOP
Ben Silver coral and white stripes, MOP
Nah, not sure why I didn't. Oh yeah, the closet full I need to unload. It's been there a few weeks already I think. Inevitably, if I go look for it tomorrow, it'll be gone.
On that note, any of my local homies going to the grand re-opening of that place near me later today?
Also, went to NM last call today and spent $100 I didn't have. When I heard about the stacking discounts I was like
Edited by Evil Abed - 11/3/12 at 1:16am
Easily fixed with a needle and thread, if you're handy. PM me if you want me to describe how I'd do it. Or probably < $5 at your local tailor.
Dibs! PM sent.
Wow that is ancient! I have a Ratner SC from the 1960's. It has mini black and white checks which look like mini hounds tooth from afar. Pretty bad ass!
I have an overcoat with the Works Project Administration tag which dates it to 1933, I believe. The thing would stop bullets and is in mint condition.
I've got a 1933 green velvet WPA- tagged Brooks Brothers smoking jacket, tagged 46 R but fits like a 44. Thing is sick and hand worked. Picked it up at SA for 4.99 last year.
Not worth much on eBay - most seem to retail for about 70$, however, but I collect really ancient stuff (like shirts by Brooks Brothers, Hathaway, et al. with MOP buttons as standard) because the details of the construction are so interesting. The minute you get into superfine/thin fabrics, MOP buttons and stitching denser than you've seen its an much older piece dating from the 40's or before.
The tuxedo is way too big for me, but I'm having a hard time letting it go. A part of me is tempted to invest the $300+ it would take to completely recut the pants and fit the jacket. I don't remember if I mentioned this, but my grandmother worked at HF from about '48 to '78. I like to think that she may have worked on it, which would make it a totally awesome thing to wear if I eventually get married. According to my mom, my grandmother specialized in buttonholes and worked on suit for President Johnson. When I was over at my parents a few weeks ago and told them how I was getting into a wee bit of minor tailoring, my mom pulls out a piece of my grandmother's chalk and some of her silk to give to me. Kind of a cool memento to have of her. I wasn't paying attention to such sartorial things back when she was alive.