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post #52261 of 124840
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post


I have a Hickey-Freeman MTM navy blue shawl tuxedo with the same tag ('49-'62), plus about 3 SC's, but my oldest is a B&W herringbone w/ blue specks SC with the '39-'49 tag. I've seen a few other people with 1930's stuff in addition to those who already posted, but I don't know if they were thrifted or picked up elsewhere.
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.

 

Wow and double wow!!! Got pics???!!!

post #52262 of 124840
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

As promised, not thrifted by me, but by a legendary consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. Sent to me to sell, but left the thrift tags on as proof of "the score" and with his permission, I post some of them below....
Sit. Down.
NWOB John Lobb driving shoes. Awesome score, right? Well... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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How bout NWOT Hermes leather belt #1? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Number 2? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And what gave me headexplode.gif when I opened this box.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



100% VICUNA
..the best part? He told me it was 40% off that day.

Holy hell.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

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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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Thanks for the compliment and I would say the same about your looks...always well put-together!

I often wear a sweater in the winter and these days, they're almost all solid color, v-neck, cashmere sweaters. Not all of the cashmere is great and I intentionally bought some thin/loose weave cashmere sweaters that wouldn't look too bulky under an odd jacket.

I'd say you could definitely give it a go. I'd also like the look with the yellow v-neck, a blue oxford shirt and a dark brown/chocolate cord jacket. In my mind, it's a nice mix of color and texture for fall. I'd warn you that I'm not sure how well it would go over in the WAYW threads as sometimes my ideas aren't well executed. biggrin.gif If you give it a shot, post a fit pic!



Today I picked up one thing and paid waaay too much for it. I had left it due to the price, but since I haven't found much all week I got desperate. Also, all of the Hugo Boss Baldessarini talk convinced me to go for it. Tweed is selling like crazy and at crazy prices, so hopefully it's not a total bust (it's not tweed, but it looks close enough for tweed for the average Hugo Boss buyer that they'd call it tweed biggrin.gif ). I can't remember the label exactly, Caruso? Anyway, I have no problem doing a cost + shipping for anyone here, but be forewarned, it was €20 for the jacket alone shog[1].gif

First photo is really washed out, but it is a deeper color. Side vents, horn (I think, haven't tested yet) buttons, measurements upon request.

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Left behind a Crombie overcoat and a Scabal suit jacket orphan. Would have loved to have grabbed either, but resale wasn't great and I' have way too much around here right now!
post #52263 of 124840
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

According to my mom, my grandmother specialized in buttonholes and worked on suit for President Johnson.

Hopefully she wasn't involved in this particular Presidential order.
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post #52264 of 124840
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Hopefully she wasn't involved in this particular Presidential order.
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"Now another thing, the crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight. So when you make 'em up, gimme an inch that I can let out there, cause they cut me, it's just like riding a wire fence.."

 

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post #52265 of 124840
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Ok, so I'm not 100% perfectly tailored (usually in the trouser inseam dept) but I don't even get an honorable mention?
Srsly, tho. Dig started the thrift fit trend, and I think most of us have not intended it be an opportunity for critique, like waywrn. I kind of like the liberation that brings; this thread is much less uptight (read: bitchy) than others. I like that. There are many reasons I post far more often here than on waywrn, and my absolute lack of sartoriality is just one of them. To be sure, many sins are committed here. But my view is: I'd they're not of a mind to be seeking input and correction, then I'm not of a mind to provide it. I'd just as soon maintain the mutual support and healthy (well, relatively speaking) discourse here.
Folks want to learn to dress better (and/or in a mood outright abuse), they can go to waywrn.
Just my .02
Balls!
Some stuff today. No deets until I decide what to send to my secret santa.

 

GMMcL your fits are often great. Gold star!

 

And fair enough, although while I agree with you that people here tend to be nicer than in other parts of the forum, that's part of the reason I sometimes post fits here. If something needs improving, most of the time the person points it out in a helpful way, instead of just being a dick. And isn't that why we're all ultimately here, to improve our style games?

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One of the thrifted items I'm very proud of:

 

Francesco Smalto bespoke dinner jacket in a creamy silk, cashmere and wool fabric.

 

400 EUR

 

 

700

 

700

 

700

post #52267 of 124840
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Hopefully she wasn't involved in this particular Presidential order.
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I about lost it when he said "bunghole." happy.gif

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Ok, so I'm not 100% perfectly tailored (usually in the trouser inseam dept) but I don't even get an honorable mention?
Srsly, tho. Dig started the thrift fit trend, and I think most of us have not intended it be an opportunity for critique, like waywrn. I kind of like the liberation that brings; this thread is much less uptight (read: bitchy) than others. I like that. There are many reasons I post far more often here than on waywrn, and my absolute lack of sartoriality is just one of them. To be sure, many sins are committed here. But my view is: I'd they're not of a mind to be seeking input and correction, then I'm not of a mind to provide it. I'd just as soon maintain the mutual support and healthy (well, relatively speaking) discourse here.
Folks want to learn to dress better (and/or in a mood outright abuse), they can go to waywrn.
Just my .02

I enjoy all of the fit pictures just to see people use the items that we find. I think it's interesting to see how people incorporate things into their wardrobe rather than seeing it singularly. I still think it's beneficial to offer up tips, especially those learned through our own mistakes. The heavy hitters in WAYW do what they do incredibly well and they have very refined looks. As a result, they're going to have goal than here when posting pics. I don't think it's anyone's place to be too harsh in this thread, but feedback is often helpful. I cross post occasionally, but I don't post terribly often as I enjoy the learning process.

I assume that people post pictures (here and elsewhere within this forum) in order to do a couple of things, including bragging about new pieces and getting feedback. I admire the effort that it takes some people to put something together in a pleasing, cohesive manner. I'm sure they did that by learning from their own mistakes and those of other posters. I also think most will do that here as well. I'd say everyone should post pictures for fun and to show off something that they like and if they want the feedback, ask for it.

On a side note, GMMcL, your looks are overall very good and I'm sure he just overlooked you. As a matter of fact, I've seen a lot of great things in this thread!
post #52268 of 124840
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

the jacket above me is not worth a lot of money... sorry

Ahh, well thanks for the info! Not a huge problem I suppose considering I had completely forgotten about it until Spoo mentioned his. Off to donation it will go! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

See the post directly above me for an indication about how you should navigate these waters.  From intrepid sailmaker to Wal Mart...that's about the same story as a lot of brands we see in thrifts and avoid like the plague.

*******All points bulletin for all of those trying to score big on vintage outdoor gear************

Don't buy just anything that you feel is "techy" or well made.  Just the same way that you pass on Canali Proposta and Hart Schaffner Marx Gold Trumpeter, you should also pass on baggy nylon ski jackets from the 80s and 90s.  

What you are looking for is 60/40 (60% cotton 40% nylon shell) clothing, preferably with down fill.  This is just the tip of the iceberg as lots of pieces might advertise this but don't have the name recognition to go with it.

Anything with a synthetic shell and synthetic fill should generally be avoided.  This includes the Descent jacket posted above and the White Stag brand Spoo is asking about.  There are countless brands to avoid so it's not worth making a list, unless you are finding Canada Goose, Stone Island, Aspesi, Moncler, etc all of which are in the MUST KOP category.  These brands have always and will always make quality product.

I won't list the brands to look for...ask Nat as he has an even wider compendium than myself.  Things that flip well will be ones seeing a revival in style.  Descent and their ilk of nylon ski shells haven't and probably won't be revived in style.  I can see Opening Ceremony making a capsule collection with a brand known for its neon colorways, but I don't see Unionmade and other heritage based stores reviving these styles.  

Just like with MC, casual performance clothes see a rise and fall in colorways, styling, and materials.  You should be monitoring what is popular with stylish people if you have any intention of flipping product.

Really helpful! I saw a 65/35 cotton/nylon jacket today actually. It was a volunteer Red Cross issued jacket as it still had the reflector tape on it. I didn't grab it as I don't think anyone here would want that, but it was nice to use some newfound info!
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Nat, Cos, thanks dudes. Ill post pics anyhow in case someone wants it at cost - I thought it was cool cause it was made in Japan as well.
*skulks back to ties and formal wear, looks back with tear in eye at attempt at kool kid stuff*
*shakes fist*

That was my exact reaction. I have so much to learn within MC that I think I'd be spreading myself too thin to try to take on outdoor, SW&D or even womenswear. Until I have my focus mastered, I'll leave the rest to the pros!
post #52269 of 124840
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Also, if anybody is a size 10.5 E and wants a pair of Crockett & Jones wingtips for free, PM me. They need to be stripped, as it looks like someone tried to polish them with black polish (they are brown). I would do it myself it they were my size, but they are just a little too big for me. Just send me shipping and they are yours.

I'm going through this right now with a pair of 8.5D Nettleton PTB's I picked up when I first started. I took it down to the red dye and now I'm building up with Tarrago Bordeaux cream. This is my first time trying it. I wish they were my size, as the effort is not worth it just for flipping. I'm looking at it as an experiment though, to see what I can accomplish. I'll probably put them up for trade when I'm done, as there's no way I'll get monetary compensation for the time investment.
post #52270 of 124840
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Originally Posted by SeamasterLux View Post

One of the thrifted items I'm very proud of:

Francesco Smalto bespoke dinner jacket in a creamy silk, cashmere and wool fabric.

400 EUR
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Grail find, even at that price. The inside pockets are quite unique. Jeffrey D's write up: http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2011/03/francesco-smalto-haute-couture.html
post #52271 of 124840
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I had some scores today. Passed a place on the way back from some errands :
Blinde sunglasses
Coach bag
North face womens down vest
J Crew womens down vest
..and some more Trafalgar and Ike Behar...
8 new Trafalgar ties
26 more new Ike Behar belts
Etro womens shoes
Croc womens loafers
Rountree & Yorke belt
last, an interesting vintage piece, Ill have pics later, but "White Stag", anyone know of it? Found a cool 70s made in Japan blue ski jacket with red contrast zippers....

Got pics up if anyone was interested, I know text posts mean nothing smile.gif Didnt get to do the belts yet though. Also below is a vintage tweed jacket I found a few weeks ago. Warning: And FYI...! (Click to show)
Everything available for now...
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post #52272 of 124840

Spoo, FWIW, I like the look of the White Stag jacket and might've picked it up myself if it fit.  The down vests were definitely good grabs if cheap.

post #52273 of 124840
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Spoo, FWIW, I like the look of the White Stag jacket and might've picked it up myself if it fit.  The down vests were definitely good grabs if cheap.

That makes me feel better. smile.gif Vests were $10 a pop (womens).
post #52274 of 124840

Got up early to walk over to the grand re-opening of a local thrift. Madhouse. Amidst the ties, found a wild Hermes with no price on it. proudly walked around the store with it over my shoulder while I shopped. Asked the mgr what the price was, he took one look and said $35. I handed it to him and said good day. Forgot about the pricing there. Did see some Kiton and Brioni shirts there, though both were fatally f'ed up. Was this close to picking up a Russian night vision monocular haha.

post #52275 of 124840
Thrift fit everything thrifted except the hat and cords
Goren Bros hat I paid (gasp!) retail for before I found out about the thrifts around here
BB slim fit blue check shirt
Blackwatch tie by Scotch House
PRL quilted vest, my buddy has the coat that this goes to, but didn't want the vest, so he gave it to me. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Zegna cashmere and wool jacket, dated 1986, but doesn't look too dated, what do you guys think?
Vintage suede DB topcoat, thing has pick-stitching all over the place.
Levis cords
PRL by C&J boots
Foulard? not sure the correct term, print silk and cashmere scarf, this thing is BOSS!!!!






And here's that tailcoat, dated 1937, thought is 33 whoops


Although I think this one might be much older, completely handmade, possibly Victorian? Both are in mint condition and both fit perfectly, what the fuck.


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