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post #52696 of 109569
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

First of all, let me just say there's a snowflake's chance in hell I would ever wear that jacket. Secondly, it looks fucking awesome on you in that fit. It looks perfect on you and I think you should consider it more often than pheasant hunting.

Thanks man, I appreciate the kind words, it does fit really well, it's just so outrageous that I don't see myself in any situation that would warrant the wearing of such a garment. Still...... devil.gif
post #52697 of 109569
What's crazy is that in the fit you posted it doesn't look outrageous in the least. Well, not to me anyway. Manton might shit his pants, but whatever. When everything else is toned down, the way you have it in the pic, it looks pretty natural.
post #52698 of 109569
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

What's crazy is that in the fit you posted it doesn't look outrageous in the least. Well, not to me anyway. Manton might shit his pants, but whatever. When everything else is toned down, the way you have it in the pic, it looks pretty natural.

Hahaha, well, taking pictures in my living room and actually wearing it in public are two very different things, but now you've got me thinking it might be possible. biggrin.gif
post #52699 of 109569

Got to add at least 400 sq. inches of blaze orange before I can take you with me here in wheat country Montana.

post #52700 of 109569
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Originally Posted by benjclark View Post

Got to add at least 400 sq. inches of blaze orange before I can take you with me here in wheat country Montana.

Was in Montana last fall, pretty sure everyone who lives there could go hunting at the same time and not even see another hunter....anyway that's what blaze vests are for.

post #52701 of 109569
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

For what it's worth, I got told about it too when I started following and posting in the thread last year.....see below.


BTW guys, this weekend was my Styleforum Birthday.
shog[1].gif Surprised to see you quoted that post all over again! I think i was in a bit of a snit at the time, you've become a valued poster. ^^; BTW guys if you want those Alden for BB 763's - they are one of my favorite shoes, the only shoe I love so much I have TWO of them (neither thrifted, either, though not retail). I'm a big believer in the LHS' versatility and the unlined verson for BB is really awesome. That stamp is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif every time.

Haven't really been posting lately... but I got a few things recently. Tried out a new setup/lighting with my wife's help - tell me what you guys think.

First - a vintage A&F suede jacket with PIMP lining... size 42L. This was too epic to leave - I figured in a 42L somebody else would see it that way too!

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Second - epic tie finds by Ohio standards... all one store. There was nothing else in the store. baldy[1].gif Checked nearby stores and I found a pair of Alden....... calf tassel loafers... in size 10A...... with a bad through the leather nick on the toe of one shoe. baldy[1].gif

Still, I'll take these ties. Arranged L-R in order of wearability IMO... the Bizzocchi is available - it's for Louis, Boston - but the Isaias are staying in my closet.

This is the new lighting setup I was talking about... feedback, anyone? Not an ebay question, just general. smile.gif Wife is shooting a t3i with a 24-105 f4l and lighting with an alienbees b800 for this, for you photo geeks.

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post #52702 of 109569
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

shog[1].gif Surprised to see you quoted that post all over again! I think i was in a bit of a snit at the time, you've become a valued poster. ^^; BTW guys if you want those Alden for BB 763's - they are one of my favorite shoes, the only shoe I love so much I have TWO of them (neither thrifted, either, though not retail). I'm a big believer in the LHS' versatility and the unlined verson for BB is really awesome. That stamp is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif every time. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Haven't really been posting lately... but I got a few things recently. Tried out a new setup/lighting with my wife's help - tell me what you guys think.
First - a vintage A&F suede jacket with PIMP lining... size 42L. This was too epic to leave - I figured in a 42L somebody else would see it that way too!
IMG_8791.JPGWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_8792.JPG
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IMG_8795.JPG
Second - epic tie finds by Ohio standards... all one store. There was nothing else in the store. baldy[1].gif Checked nearby stores and I found a pair of Alden....... calf tassel loafers... in size 10A...... with a bad through the leather nick on the toe of one shoe. baldy[1].gif
Still, I'll take these ties. Arranged L-R in order of wearability IMO... the Bizzocchi is available - it's for Louis, Boston - but the Isaias are staying in my closet.
This is the new lighting setup I was talking about... feedback, anyone? Not an ebay question, just general. smile.gif Wife is shooting a t3i with a 24-105 f4l and lighting with an alienbees b800 for this, for you photo geeks.
ties1.jpg
ties.jpg


Setup looks good, and that jacket is indeed pimp! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #52703 of 109569
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post


shog[1].gif Surprised to see you quoted that post all over again! I think i was in a bit of a snit at the time, you've become a valued poster. ^^;
BTW guys if you want those Alden for BB 763's - they are one of my favorite shoes, the only shoe I love so much I have TWO of them (neither thrifted, either, though not retail). I'm a big believer in the LHS' versatility and the unlined verson for BB is really awesome. That stamp is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif every time.

This is the new lighting setup I was talking about... feedback, anyone?

Thanks...Everyone has to start somewhere....smile.gif

 

I think the lighting set up is working like a dream, the ties look great in the pics.

 

BTW was the 763 always made with the Horween stamp inside? 2 out of the 3 in the completed listings have a stamp too.....interesting.  Do yours have a stamp.

http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=alden+763&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc

post #52704 of 109569

the two isaia ties are awesome congrats!!

post #52705 of 109569
During lunch I went to a local spot that I check out regularly even though they are priced very high (featured in my previous rants). I started getting frustrated because the racks were so jam packed that you could barely part the shirts enough to see the labels. I checked 1 rack of shirts and moved on to the suits. I passed up the usual items that are nice but just too pricey, and found a lovely BB navy blazer in a unique material (pics to come) that I know I have passed up at least a half dozen times because of price, but the tag is missing this time. From my experience this is almost always a good thing, especially in this store because every single item is individually priced. I grabbed it and moved to the ties and found a t PINK, then moved to the other rack of shirts. About 3/4 the way down I find a nice Ermenegildo Zegna, grab it, and there's another next to it, and another, and another...someone cleaned out their closet. 13 in total, all with dry cleaning tags. Left 4 behind that were ugly with damaged buttons. The rest are pretty ace. They gave me the blazer with the missing price tag for about 65% off the original price, based on my estimate. The shirts were not standard GW prices, so I went for a reasonable bulk discount and she politely obliged, which took about 20% off the total of the shirts.
post #52706 of 109569
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

First - a vintage A&F suede jacket with PIMP lining... size 42L. This was too epic to leave - I figured in a 42L somebody else would see it that way too!
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Somebody had better rock that coat! It's too cool!! Any measurements would be appreciated by us 42L guys...

post #52707 of 109569
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Originally Posted by benjclark View Post

Got to add at least 400 sq. inches of blaze orange before I can take you with me here in wheat country Montana.

These guys never took the Hunting Safety course. Is that eazye in the back, beating the bushes?
post #52708 of 109569
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thanks...Everyone has to start somewhere....smile.gif

I think the lighting set up is working like a dream, the ties look great in the pics.

BTW was the 763 always made with the Horween stamp inside? 2 out of the 3 in the completed listings have a stamp too.....interesting. 
http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=alden+763&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc

Thanks for the feedback - I'll let my wife know. She says I should have let her take the photos of the jacket too... she's right! lol8[1].gif

My impression is that BB has always wanted the stamp to be visible somewhere on every pair. I read somewhere a long time ago that they have a special arrangement to make it so. Sometimes it's very hard to find, I think. I can say by way of anecdote that all four pairs of Alden for BB unlined shell loafers I own have the stamp visible, and they range from VERY OLD to only a couple of years old. Macarthur would be the authority on this, if you really have questions. By the way, I wouldn't search by the model # for BB models - they're different, and not always well known / understood. Good to have for your own reference, though, for sure. Particularly handy if you have a pair you think has been shined black... seen that a few times. baldy[1].gif
post #52709 of 109569
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

If anyone has a Barney's outlet nearby, check it out ASAP.

It seems like they finally figured out to run a proper outlet store decisions.gif
Looks like I figured out what I am doing this weekend

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I have some Tom Ford sunglasses that are my prescription pair and I'm working with someone here to hook up with some wayfarers but I found some Ray-Ban Gatsby sunglasses. I believe these are from the late 1970s to late 1980s.
If your change your mind on these, let me know!
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Should I have picked this up? I couldn't help thinking about that segment on Put This On about the loheads who gather in Midtown Manhatten, decked out in their PRL.
If it says "SNOW BEACH" on the back you must buy it. Otherwise, it doesn't look branded enough to attract any interest.
post #52710 of 109569

Stepped out for lunch and dropped in at two small thrift stores near my office in Bethesda. Found this sports coat at the second one:

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

I was tempted to take a picture of the receipt, too: $5.

 

This day keeps getting better and better. Wait -- I forgot about the stock market. Nevermind.

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