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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post


Thanks guys, I was debating between caruso and cornelianli as well (I did check that thread before hand)
Nope, looks to be a regular and heavily tailored. I've never felt a size 38 so tight on me.
Does anyone know how to tell if there's enough fabric I can let out the waist (hips) by an inch?

 

Yes, it's called take it to your tailor. LOL JKJK

 

No seriously, just take it to a tailor and get his/her expert opinion on the matter.

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OK, so as a newb who's gone through the experience of reading through this entire thread I thought I'd toss my 2 pennies in for the next newb who is told, "read the thread" and explain how I did it.

 

My first post was a couple hundred pages into the thread and like a good boy I did the leg work.  It doesn't mean I didn't ask a dumb question or two or make a dumb buy or three but I know I left a lot more behind than I would have otherwise if I hadn't done the reading.  A couple of times I didn't get a chance to check in to keep up and I fell behind (yep, this place moves fast).  Here's how I minimized the time.

 

1.  Change your settings to view 100 posts per page.  500-odd pages looks a lot less daunting than thousands of pages and the browsing is quicker.

2.  Keep an eye on who the heavy hitters are - those that have a bunch of posts in the thread (Dig has a list up somewhere back <--- there), the ones who are quoted often, and the ones who quote others often.

3.  Look for the quotes.  There's a reason - one way or another - why something is being quoted.  Figure out why.

4.  Look for the smileys.  They don't tell the whole story but they can be the note left in the margin from the previous owner of the book.

5.  You don't have to read every last word in the thread.  There's some bickering and arguing and debating sprinkled throughout.  Learn to scan over them.

 

Hope that helps someone.  Oh, and don't be afraid to make a mistake or two.  Everyone has and everyone will.  Your money doesn't always have to be +EV as long as you learn from it.

post #53208 of 118147
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Also saw but passed on this Zanella jacket, a first for me:

 

What size is this? If 40S please provide proxy! Can't believe I didn't see this!

post #53209 of 118147
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Yes, it's called take it to your tailor. LOL JKJK

No seriously, just take it to a tailor and get his/her expert opinion on the matter.

Haha yeah, I'm def. going to go anyway. Have to picked up some goodies I left him recently, just wanted to know if anyone knew an easy way to tell beforehand.
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^^^I hereby declare pauly22, "No longer a noob"!
post #53211 of 118147
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Originally Posted by LeafAndArrow View Post

Ok, whats better than a heated car seat in a state with -20 temps in the winter? An Irvin RAF jacket. Better still? A 20 dollar Irvin RAF jacket.
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Amazing find!

I have something similar except with untanned hide on the outside and the fur on the inside and I can wear it outside at -30 with just a t-shirt and be comfortable.

You're going to have a good winter. nod[1].gif
post #53212 of 118147
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Nope, that's mainline Brooks Brothers—not Black Fleece.

Okay that's what I thought, was concerned I was leaving behind racks upon racks of cash. Also figured BBBF wouldn't be made in india
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

Haha yeah, I'm def. going to go anyway. Have to picked up some goodies I left him recently, just wanted to know if anyone knew an easy way to tell beforehand.
If it's only partially lined you can see how much fabic you have to work with along the side seam. If it's fully lined, off to your tailor!
post #53213 of 118147
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

Florsheim Imperial! Not my normal size, but they fit me well enough to keep (not available). Other than the heel wear, these are in really great condition inside and out. I posted some detailed pictures; are these V cleats?
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Yes, those are v-cleats. Very nice score. However, I would encourage you to consider flipping them if they do not fit properly. Proper fit is everything when it comes to shoes--you're better off in Johnston Murphy that fits than John Lobb that does not. Those should bring you, conservatively, $50, likely more. If they do fit, great score, and make sure your health insurance policy is up to date. V cleats can be bastards.
post #53214 of 118147
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Originally Posted by LeafAndArrow View Post

Ok, whats better than a heated car seat in a state with -20 temps in the winter? An Irvin RAF jacket. Better still? A 20 dollar Irvin RAF jacket.


Whoa.
post #53215 of 118147
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Yes, those are v-cleats. Very nice score. However, I would encourage you to consider flipping them if they do not fit properly. Proper fit is everything when it comes to shoes--you're better off in Johnston Murphy that fits than John Lobb that does not. Those should bring you, conservatively, $50, likely more. If they do fit, great score, and make sure your health insurance policy is up to date. V cleats can be bastards.

 

Thanks for the help. Bastards as in very heavy and bulky?

post #53216 of 118147
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

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Stumbled upon two RLBL suits, need to let out the hip area by a 1/2 an inch or so and the waist. Hope these are the real deal so I can tailor & dry clean them to use as beaters. Anyone know if these are legit? Made a thread with more photos here.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Coming soon : LuxeSwap MehSwap!

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Originally Posted by LeafAndArrow View Post

Ok, whats better than a heated car seat in a state with -20 temps in the winter? An Irvin RAF jacket. Better still? A 20 dollar Irvin RAF jacket.
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Originally Posted by private eyes View Post

2. Canada Goose Expedition jacket . MSRP $800.00




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Major scores!!
post #53217 of 118147
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post


Sorry. They're 9s.

And then you go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like . . . "they're 9Ds".  Seriously, though, hit me up if those are available!

 

Hit a couple of stores today.

 

BB Country Club 35W - unworn and unhemmed (available)

 

700

 

 

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700

 

Measurements:

Waist - 35

Rise - 11.5

Inseam - 36 (unhemmed)

Width at hem - 9

Across hips - 20

Knee - 9.75

 

 

Also picked up this belt at TJ Maxx.  I needed a new belt and it was only $7.  I was curious about it, though.  Anyone know what brand this is?

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NOT PICTURED: AE Sanfords in whiskey for myself.

 

I also left some Incotex and NWT BB Country Club pants at a Savers because they were expensive.  They're 50% off tomorrow, though, so I'm hoping they'll last.

post #53218 of 118147
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post

^^^I hereby declare pauly22, "No longer a noob"!

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post #53219 of 118147
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Anyone know the quality of Johnston & Murphy shoes at slightly above thrift prices and used, to pick up for wearing not for flipping? They say Made in Italy and appear solid but I have no experience with the line.

JM doesn't get much love and, generally, for good reason. Older Aristocrafts (made in USA) are solid, very. The Italian models, in my experience and from what I've heard through the grapevine, less so, but not as bad as the stuff that's made in, what, Portugal (can't recall the countries off the top of my head). I've had three fellows within the past six months who know I'm into clothes bitch about JM's, particularly the soles, wearing out quickly, but I'm not sure where those shoes were made. One recently bought his first pair of AE's and marveled at the difference in comfort. I bought a pair of JM spectators from someone here because I really liked the way they looked, but I did that knowing that they might get worn three times a year. I think I paid about $30. Before I knew any better, I bought a pair of JM white bucks brand new that were made in Brazil. They're fine, but not as comfortable as my white bucks from BB.

Bottom line, I would not pay more than thrift prices for JM's as a general rule. There are a lot of them out there. I would make an exception for something like white bucks, which are a wardrobe necessity IMO but are not worn often enough to justify a large expenditure, and I definitely would not make the mistake I did and pay $100 or thereabouts.

If you happen to wear 8.5 D, PM and I can set you up with some tasteful tan tassel loafers from JM that are made in Italy. It's hard for me to walk away from shoes that fit, even JM, when they cost $3, and I justified this purchase with the fact that shoe trees were included. Tough to find shoe trees for three bucks. I also have a pair of JM black-on-burgundy saddle shoes and a pair of all black JM saddle shoes that never get worn because I have moved on to better things. Likely, you will also.
post #53220 of 118147
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

Nice Zegna SC
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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

That Zegna's really pretty, suited.

Thanks, guys.
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

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rlbrownmain.jpg
Stumbled upon two RLBL suits, need to let out the hip area by a 1/2 an inch or so and the waist. Hope these are the real deal so I can tailor & dry clean them to use as beaters. Anyone know if these are legit? Made a thread with more photos here.

Those are both great. I'm hoping to find a suit worth tailoring sometime soon.
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