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post #52321 of 110570
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Picked up a Zegna tie as well as a Yves Saint Laurent. Available if anybody's interested.

 

 

 

 

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AHEM.

 

I'm chalking up the universal lack of response to PURE JEALOUSY (except my homie ChetBakerSings)....

 

...and my response to extreme insecurity on my part.  frown.gif

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

So, I was texting back and forth with another forum member today, each of us at different shops and he said he found a nice topcoat, to which I responded by complaining that a decent topcoat was the only article of clothing I had yet to find.  Literally, right after texting him, I stumble upon this....

 

 

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Awesome looking, great shape, certainly.  But then I open up the pocket to see this...

 

 

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Aside from a slight amount of discoloring near the neckline (which I think my amazing new dry cleaner will be able to get out anyway), it's pristine.  Lining is great, outside is great.  Amazing.  It fits me perfectly in the chest, though the sleeves are definitely too short, but I'm going to beg/plead/bribe my tailor to get it to work.  N/A. 

post #52323 of 110570
This is the down parka you're looking for:


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Not available. A big shout-out to Nat for confirming its awesomeness. He figures, and I agree, that it dates to the 80s. But it presents as brand-spankin' new, like a gift that the recepient never wore.

The parka is the highlight, but thrifting has been pretty fair lately. Found an old-school Lands End saddle shoulder crewneck shetland, made in England, a couple days back that's fab--vintage LE shetland sweaters like these are to shetland what Harris is to tweed. The more you look, the more colors you see, and this green one has hints of brown and purple. I failed completely in capturing the richness. Possibly available.


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Other than that, military-issue digital camouflage has been the highlight. Found 3-4 trousers and an equal number of jacket/shirts, all but a couple NWT, and the others are NWOT. One cap. I've done well with it before, so we'll see.
post #52324 of 110570
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Ahhh, early drinking, now that brings back some.
Hit the pub at midday, leave pub at 10:30pm, hit the nightclub with a staggered gait, forget how I get home, wake up 11:30 / 12:00am next day with a horrifying headache and hacking cough after smoking two packs of Marlboro reds in that session.
Bowel movements suggest I had a kebab the night before (for those not accustomed to middle eastern inspired British cuisine, this is a delicate dish consisting of strips of "unknown" meat roasted on a spinning spit, piled into a Pita bread with complementary salad and chillis, and then the most wonderful flaming hot chilli sauce).
Around 5:00pm I start becoming more alert, get call from friends, and hit the pub again this time drinking coke but having many games of pool.

Come for the thrifts, stay for Klobbers poop stories.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

AHEM.

I'm chalking up the universal lack of response to PURE JEALOUSY (except my homie ChetBakerSings)....

...and my response to extreme insecurity on my part.  frown.gif

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Is it missing the Brioni label? Showing a composition tag and a garment are merely foreplay, within these hallowed halls of visual indulgence, the label picture is the proverbial cumshot. We are waiting for you to peak.
post #52325 of 110570
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Looks good, brother. No complaints. Shoos are noice. Are they all black?

 

Thanks, they're deep burgundy.  Previous owner put a shit ton of wax on them, and they were caked with black spots all over.  After several days of elbow grease, this was what I ended up with. 

 

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I'm not sure whether this was discussed or if you mean this when you say "odd buttoning," but that jacket is buttoned the opposite direction. It should be left over right.

 

Hah, yes, that is what I meant.  I am aware.

 

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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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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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.

 

Ok, re. my first thrift pic:  I know that first photo I posted was a pretty terrible fit, and I stated so, even delineating some of the grossest errors.  In retrospect I maybe shouldn't have posted it, but I did.  I think the piece has a little (or more) sentimental value because of the circumstances in which it was purchased (with gf, etc...), and because of that I couldn't make myself either spend money on a super-stained item or pass it on to someone else in that condition, and I couldn't toss it without wearing it at least *once.* So now it's been worn and I will probably get rid of it at some point, unless some 36S wants a very cool, unwearably stained jacket.

 

Re. my second thrift pic and other thrift pics generally, I largely agree with Hans, on all counts.  I am still building my wardrobe and am therefore missing several staples.  I have one dated-looking flannel navy suit whose jacket I sometimes use, but it's not that versatile.  Aside from that and a couple of suits I can't wear in an everyday work situation (or as SC's), I don't have much staple wise. Part of that is my size and part of that is my price point -- I can find things in my size or things I can afford, but usually not both.  Hence, whatever I do find that fits I tend to pickup.  I enjoy the challenge of trying to make things work.  This is especially true of vintage pieces and loud patterns, and I'm perplexed by some people (more so in waywrn) who are of the opinion that a vintage piece needs to be paired almost solely with other things of similar vintage lest it should look out of place -- I think if done well, it can be integrated otherwise.  I accept and appreciate those challenges, and it's nice to share one's own and to see others' efforts toward that end.

 

As for fit and tailoring, I am just now starting to take stuff to the tailor.  It's always still a cost-benefit analysis for me, and I have to think about this when buying stuff, but all the items to tailor piles up... I agree if people are not aware that things need to be tailored or are oblivious to what needs to be done then they might be gently reminded, but I suspect others (as with myself) wish to share an item even if they know it doesn't fit so they can show how they *would* wear it well if everything were indeed tailored properly.  I am definitely not seeking advice here for fit, or anywhere else really since I already know the problems, but I welcome feedback on other aspects of combination / pairing.  Hans' suggestion is a good one, that people state if they want feedback so that unnecessary space not be wasted on beating dead horses.  If it is agreed that only impeccably tailored items be pictured lest our aesthetic sensibilities should be offended, then I (and 60%, was it?) of the posters would and ought to refrain from sharing.  I don't think that is the case, but I suppose it's nice to get a better sense of what is acceptable here.

 

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post #52326 of 110570

Ha, no Brioni label (actually, is this typical for topcoats?  It doesn't look like there was ever one), though there is the signature "made in Italy" neck label - but I figured this was enough to get the astute readers of this thread to "climax."

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Come for the thrifts, stay for Klobbers poop stories.
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Is it missing the Brioni label? Showing a composition tag and a garment are merely foreplay, within these hallowed halls of visual indulgence, the label picture is the proverbial cumshot. We are waiting for you to peak.
post #52327 of 110570

Nobody?

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I found these Corneliani ID chukka boots yesterday;

 

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Do you guys have any idea who makes these for Corneliani?

 

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post #52328 of 110570

Speaking of staples, PM sent!

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Here's the stuff I've picked up over the last couple weeks and haven't taken pics of

 

A Corneliani navy flannel blazer sized EU46 I found a couple weeks ago

 

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A Nordstrom Harris Tweed with no size but looks like about a 36-38

 

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post #52329 of 110570
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Come for the thrifts, stay for Klobbers poop stories.
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Is it missing the Brioni label? Showing a composition tag and a garment are merely foreplay, within these hallowed halls of visual indulgence, the label picture is the proverbial cumshot. We are waiting for you to peak.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Ha, no Brioni label (actually, is this typical for topcoats?  It doesn't look like there was ever one), though there is the signature "made in Italy" neck label - but I figured this was enough to get the astute readers of this thread to "climax."

I've seen other Brionis that had nothinng else but this labeling. Sometimes you have to settle for a shot of the train going into a tunnel and use your imagination.
post #52330 of 110570
After two weeks of studying, I decided I deserved a little thrifting adventure. Went a little overboard picking up things I normally wouldn't have, but it's been so long.

Celine of Paris, RT Carmel, Lanvin, J. Press. Dude, the Robert Talbott Carmel is freaking legit. Feels thick and nice.



Orvis Made in England with Harris Tweed
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Pendleton Tweed with Suede Elbow Patches.
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Canali

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Ancient Tux by John Wanamaker of New York. 1938 holy crap.



Pendleton Tweed. Kind of a western thing, with suede patches and stuff.


Facconable by Cantarelli

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Lands End
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Oxxford



Belvest


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J Press



Zegna




Kidding, by Chenzo. Really nice stuff.


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Brooks Bros Pure Cashmere



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Oxxford


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Ozwald, Costume National, T&A sleeping thing.
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^ good thing you didnt go overboard laugh.gif
post #52332 of 110570

Couple of things today......

 

Paul Stuart White smoking jacket

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Orvis Made in England Harris Tweed

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Zanella Flat Front Benny Pants

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Ferragamo Tie

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L.L. Bean Parka

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post #52333 of 110570
I couldn't find my brush, and it needs to go to the cleaners, but here's that HF tuxedo.


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Jacket
Shoulders: 18"
PTP: 22.5"
Waist: 21"
Sleeves: 24.5"
Length: 30.25"

Pants
Waist: 36"
Inseam: 28.25"
Rise: 14.25"
Outseam: 40.125"
post #52334 of 110570
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Come for the thrifts, stay for Klobbers poop stories.
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The part I like is, he knows how many packs of smokes he went through but the rest is a blur.
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That's a nice one. Never been able to figure out why they don't sell well at all...

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Ferragamo Tie

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