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post #52921 of 121711
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Hit two stores at lunch.
First had nothing, found these at the 2nd:

Kiton is a six fold. Anybody know anything about Mattabisch?
Thanks,
O
Nicely done. Boston eh? I guess that means you're my competition!
post #52922 of 121711
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post

Overheard in a thrift tonight...two women conversing...think white trash with a french accent...
woman 1: "Oh look, Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin, this is great! Do you think he'll wear this?"
woman 2: "of course! it's Pierre Cardin, he's famous!"
woman 1 "your right, and it's only $1.98!"
I so tried not to laugh out loud!

 

This reminds me of something I heard at Unique the other day... Two older guys were looking through the coats

 

Guy 1: Wow (insert generic name here), look at this

Guy 2: What's that?

Guy 1: This is London Fog, this is really high end stuff

Guy 2: look here's another one!

Guy 1: Some rich guy musta given these away, go grab a cart will ya?

 

After which they proceeded to fill a cart with about 10 old London Fog trench coats... Gotta love new flippers

 

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post #52923 of 121711
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

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Nicely done. Boston eh? I guess that means you're my competition!

I actually thrift in Worcester with occasional trips into Metro West...who knew there was Kiton in Worcester?
post #52924 of 121711
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

I actually thrift in Worcester with occasional trips into Metro West...who knew there was Kiton in Worcester?
That's pretty impressive actually
post #52925 of 121711
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post


Oxford Woven? Silk... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Oh yeah, first one.

Nice tie!
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

But wait, what's this? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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But what's the price?

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I seriously almost shat myself in the middle of the store. The bad part is that they are about one size too big. And the condition is not great: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Not sure what I'm going to do with them, so hold off on any PMs for the moment. Just wanted to share my victory with those similarly situated. Persistence pays off.

Congrats on finding Lobbs! I love whenever they pop on on here and it's even dreamier to see the price tag on them. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

Sorry it took a few days, I've been having trouble with PhotoBucket, but here you go. Unfortunately the full length pic I took is corrupted. but these will give you the idea. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Awesome overcoat. Really, that thing looks amazing. I doubt I need to remind anyone, but if you're shopping for yourself, don't skip over unknown or unbranded things. If it's well-made and your size, grab it. Some of my best things are unknown makers.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Pics of Trussardi, awesome......... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Trussardi's a beaut, Klobber. I'd love to find something similar in my size.

Also, hit up a store today and a guy was trying on a cord jacket. His girlfriend was speaking to him in English and then said she'd ask the sales woman. She asked the saleswoman in a Carinthian (dialect of Austria) German whether she thought the jacket looked fine on him. I talked to the guy and tried to help him out with his sizing. Anyway, I found out that the guy was from Liverpool and had just moved here yesterday.

He was trying to teach me some of his expressions and I have to say that they were really hard to understand. He made a point of speaking in a nice manner for my benefit, but it was funny to hear some of his common expressions. What part of the UK were you from originally?

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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

hrmmm. so, one stop today. I left THE HEAVENS OPENED AND AN ANGELIC CHORUS BEGAN SINGING: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Unfortunately... all four had initials on the pocket... but not too bad, and the pocket should be removable if the initials aren't:
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and check out what was in one of them:
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All four are size 15 3/4 us, 40 italian, but measure more like a 15.25ish neck.... I think a few of you might be that size ^^; Downside is - all four are french cuff, and all four have SOME fold-of-the-french-cuff wear. That said, that wear isn't really unexpected with FC shirts, and not obvious when worn. The shirts are available, but I'm keeping those collar stays for my ONE Kiton shirt that can use them!
icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Check a major grail off my list of things to find in the wild! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Congrats on such a find!
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

NICE pickups! 


OK. I bit the bullet. $47 shipped isn't too terrible, right? But I've seriously been looking for blackwatch for a long time.

Redwood & Ross store brand. Don't know who actually made it.

Looks like that bottom button needs some help.
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Awesome! You won't regret it. I wear my tartans way more than I ever thought I would.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Not much today Bullock and Jones
6 pair of matching vintage shoe trees from Rochester Shoe Tree CO N/A Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I love the rare chance to find some nice shoe trees. I found a pair last week that were brand new and I was thrilled.
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Hit two stores at lunch.
First had nothing, found these at the 2nd: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Kiton is a six fold. Anybody know anything about Mattabisch?
Thanks,
O

I can't believe how often I've had to say this recently, but well done on the Kiton!


Anyway, I've had a long week at work and it isn't going to let up until after Christmas. I didn't bring anything home tonight, but they're already building the Christmas market and they put the tree up in the city center. I think they'll have the opening festival soon and it's only November!

Here are a few quick pictures of the undecorated tree and some ornaments in a shop window.
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post #52926 of 121711
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Hit two stores at lunch.
First had nothing, found these at the 2nd:

Kiton is a six fold. Anybody know anything about Mattabisch?
Thanks,
O
mattabisch i beileve is a company owned by kiton really top notch stuff
post #52927 of 121711
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post


mattabisch i beileve is a company owned by kiton really top notch stuff

 

Yep, I can second that.  Kiton owns Mattabisch, Sartorio Napoli, Svevo, and Cipa 1960 I believe.

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mattabisch i beileve is a company owned by kiton really top notch stuff[/quote]

Thanks...picked it up because it was very clearly well made and I really like the pattern.
post #52929 of 121711
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

I actually thrift in Worcester with occasional trips into Metro West...who knew there was Kiton in Worcester?

Dammit, Cooney! While I was visiting my MIL, I passed up a chance to hit a store or two in Worcester.

Just kidding. Richly deserved as your're one of the nicest guys on the thread.
post #52930 of 121711
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

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LOVE that Orvis!

The Orvis is The Bandera Jacket...nice leather. I found a mint size 48 for $15...love it
post #52931 of 121711
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Trussardi's a beaut, Klobber. I'd love to find something similar in my size.
Also, hit up a store today and a guy was trying on a cord jacket. His girlfriend was speaking to him in English and then said she'd ask the sales woman. She asked the saleswoman in a Carinthian (dialect of Austria) German whether she thought the jacket looked fine on him. I talked to the guy and tried to help him out with his sizing. Anyway, I found out that the guy was from Liverpool and had just moved here yesterday.
He was trying to teach me some of his expressions and I have to say that they were really hard to understand. He made a point of speaking in a nice manner for my benefit, but it was funny to hear some of his common expressions. What part of the UK were you from originally?

Liverpool, know the city well. Derogatory term for Liverpudlians is scouser! Never knew what scouser really meant puzzled.gif ! My ID Klobber is a slight alteration on a Liverpool term called "Clobber". Clobber is slang for high end clothing. Not many folks outside of Britain get my user name ID and would associate Klobber with a club a caveman would use laugh.gif

Me, I lived in Kent (a county East of London) most my life - in particular a small town called Whitstable right along the coast. Also lived near Dover and Canterbury (a historic city). Tried living in London but too pricey and noisy - no thanks. I did work in London though and my commute was around 60 miles a day. Used to take a train due to problems finding parking in London. After about the 10th ticket, I said enough is enough and my car stayed at home! I also lived in South Africa for a few years and my accent is a diluted hybrid of British and South African. I am slowly developing some Americanisms in my accent. I have lost a lot of the "edge" to my accent.

I know your neck of the woods well when I drove through once on a European road trip. Beautiful country, I was quite taken aback by how nice Southern Germany and Austria were. My profession is academic and it would be a tough gig to learn the language. I tried learning German before but it is real tough - particularly the grammar. At one point my wife and I were discussing moving out that way or France but decided on the States. As Churchill said "USA and England are two countries separated by a common language". We speak the same but pronounce some words different - i.e. I still have to get my head around the way folks here say "Aluminium" or "Pecan". lol8[1].gif
post #52932 of 121711
As a guy who's still building on the staples of my wardrobe, I'm always happy to find something I can use with versatility. Found this Lands End tie today, and tons of size 42-46 SCs that are way too big for me. Oh well, it'll make finding the one's that fit all the more sweeter.

post #52933 of 121711
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Liverpool, know the city well. Derogatory term for Liverpudlians is scouser! Never knew what scouser really meant puzzled.gif ! My ID Klobber is a slight alteration on a Liverpool term called "Clobber". Clobber is slang for high end clothing. Not many folks outside of Britain get my user name ID and would associate Klobber with a club a caveman would use laugh.gif
Me, I lived in Kent (a county East of London) most my life - in particular a small town called Whitstable right along the coast. Also lived near Dover and Canterbury (a historic city). Tried living in London but too pricey and noisy - no thanks. I did work in London though and my commute was around 60 miles a day. Used to take a train due to problems finding parking in London. After about the 10th ticket, I said enough is enough and my car stayed at home! I also lived in South Africa for a few years and my accent is a diluted hybrid of British and South African. I am slowly developing some Americanisms in my accent. I have lost a lot of the "edge" to my accent.
I know your neck of the woods well when I drove through once on a European road trip. Beautiful country, I was quite taken aback by how nice Southern Germany and Austria were. My profession is academic and it would be a tough gig to learn the language. I tried learning German before but it is real tough - particularly the grammar. At one point my wife and I were discussing moving out that way or France but decided on the States. As Churchill said "USA and England are two countries separated by a common language". We speak the same but pronounce some words different - i.e. I still have to get my head around the way folks here say "Aluminium" or "Pecan". lol8[1].gif

It sounds like you've made quite the tour of the English speaking world! I have to say that South African English is my favorite accent. It's such an interesting mix. My wife lived in Kent for a little while as well, specifically Dartford. Ironically enough, we considered a move to England. We never made the move, but it always sits in the back of our minds. We also considered moving to Malta, but we may save that for a retirement home in, oh, 40 years.

I've heard the horror stories of driving in London and attempting to park. I think they now have a daily fee of around £15 or £20 for incoming cars, but I could be wrong. I love visiting London, but it's never a city that I could stay. It's like so many major cities though, I prefer the cost of living of a medium-sized city. I would sincerely be interested to move somewhere within the UK, even somewhere within Northern Ireland, but as time moves on I am more interested in buying a house and it would be easier doing that here rather than starting over. Only time will tell.

Our universities have been slow to catch up to others in Europe in offering complete programs in English. In my city, there are some master's programs and PhDs, but very limited in bachelor programs that are taught in English. A few are available in other cities including Vienna. Our local universities have long-term plans to offer programs taught in English and they're getting them started now.

Re: aluminum, how about glacier?! biggrin.gif
post #52934 of 121711
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Decent day for me:
- Older Brioni houndstooth sportcoat
- Sartoria Partenopea covert twill trousers (first SP I've found - checked that off my grail list)
- CRAZY-patterned red/black/gray houndstooth Oxxford sportcoat
- 1930s fedora in good condition that should bring a few bucks on Ebay or the Fedora Lounge

Pics:
Brioni (Click to show)
42-44R
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SP trousers (Click to show)
34x32
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FU Oxxford (Click to show)
Edmorel time!
43R
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Fedora (Click to show)
7 1/4
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post #52935 of 121711

Found this Canali at the thrift around the corner from the office.

 

700

 

I can't imagine it going with anything I own. If anyone has suggestions on shirts/jackets, please let me know, or PM if you can give it a better home.

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