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post #53296 of 112857
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Wait, these were at a thrift store?? I thought they were from a BB outlet!
NYC thrift stores get huge donations of NWT BB Black Fleece and our thrift stores get huge donations of NWT....Target crap. ffffuuuu.gif

 

Perhaps this is the case elsewhere as well, but NYC has two levels of thrift stores. First, the run-of-the-mill Goodwill and Salvation Army that sell at low flat fees and second, "cause" stores (e.g. Housing Works, which supports AIDS awareness) that sell at or around eBay prices for most items (e.g. $75 for a Brooks Brothers suit). The "cause" stores can be great, because the overall quality is much better, but expect to pay for it. In other words, we aren't rolling out with NWT BB Black Fleece for $8.   

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I forget what your handle is on here, guy from South FLA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RIDONKULOUS-A-Sulka-Co-Suede-Leather-Jacket-Coat-Horn-Buttons-Italy-XL-44-/121015604838?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item1c2d179666

 

Why would you put "Ridonkulous" in the title of a $1300 item?  All the people I know who have $1.3k to spend on a suede jacket would be discuoraged by the word ridonkulous in the title.  Then again, maybe I know the wrong people.

 

Not trying to call you out, just a curious choice of words, jacket is gorgeous by the way

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Went for a run this morning to reward myself for finishing this stupid paper that was dogging me Grabbed a CT shirt (15x35), white with red and pale blue stripes, and a Hildritch & Key tie (first I've found out there). Both available, both quite nice actually. The CT shirt's collar is quite nice (I try to stay super-picky with shirt collars) it's just nowhere near my size. And the tie is actually kinda funky, I like it.

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But this trip was more the story of what I left. First, a horribly ugly Robert Talbott. Black wool with messy looking ducks, yuck. Second was a small but nice J. Press jacket, grey check with a very thin blue and red windowpane. What kept me from buying was it was a 2 button but had this odd third buttonhole and button up the lapel. Anyone know what this is? It can button, but it makes the lapel look messed up. Finally the worst one though, a prim-and-proper looking charcoal with pinstripes Corneliani Super 100 jacket. Very clearly part of a suit and I read enough here about avoiding orphans (particularly pinstripe orphans, obviously) to not buy. Searched all the pants, looked through the suits for mismatched pants, asked a staff member to check if there were further racks in the back... Nothing. frown.gif Oh well.
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post #53299 of 112857
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

^^ Have you tried it with blue shirts? I have a blue OCBD that has some stain, but I suspect it might not work on blue.

I've personally has no problem with white, light blue and yellow shirts.

 

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The shoes and boots were $75 a pop, but all the good stuff seems to be gone (a ton of C&J pebble boots hit ebay recently).

Believe me, we know!

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Saw this and thought it was cool.

 

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I had forgotten that everybody who doesn't work at a terrible job has the day off. They all chose to spend it at the trift shoppe. I also ran into ANOTHER flipper at the Goodwill near work; good thing I only have to commute up here for 6 more days!

 

EDIT: I guess I should have picked it up: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WEST-POINT-CADET-Black-Wool-Military-Split-Hood-Jacket-Coat-USMA-78-/230863951819?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c09057cb

post #53301 of 112857
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

I forget what your handle is on here, guy from South FLA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RIDONKULOUS-A-Sulka-Co-Suede-Leather-Jacket-Coat-Horn-Buttons-Italy-XL-44-/121015604838?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item1c2d179666

Why would you put "Ridonkulous" in the title of a $1300 item?  All the people I know who have $1.3k to spend on a suede jacket would be discuoraged by the word ridonkulous in the title.  Then again, maybe I know the wrong people.

Not trying to call you out, just a curious choice of words, jacket is gorgeous by the way

I've used it in a title twice before this. One coat that sold for $500 and a Polo tweed vest that sold for over $300 at auction. Doesnt seem to phase people - one of the two actually commented that he liked the word as it seemed to describe the item well.
post #53302 of 112857
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

^^ Have you tried it with blue shirts? I have a blue OCBD that has some stain, but I suspect it might not work on blue.

I have tried it on many shirts of many different colour - pink, ecru, blue, etc. Success every time. I've even used it on tough stains on pants (spruce gum, even when I left a Red Hot jawbreaker in my pocket and washed it (!).

The only time I had a problem was when I had a kids shirt in the mix - bright blue turquoise - and that ran like a MF.
post #53303 of 112857
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

But this trip was more the story of what I left. Second was a small but nice J. Press jacket, grey check with a very thin blue and red windowpane. What kept me from buying was it was a 2 button but had this odd third buttonhole and button up the lapel. Anyone know what this is? It can button, but it makes the lapel look messed up.

Go back! It's called a 3-roll-2 jacket, where the jacket is made with 3 buttons and 3 buttonholes but the lapel rolls to make it a 2-button front. It is designed to be that way, and somebody will definitely want that jacket.
post #53304 of 112857
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post


I've used it in a title twice before this. One coat that sold for $500 and a Polo tweed vest that sold for over $300 at auction. Doesnt seem to phase people - one of the two actually commented that he liked the word as it seemed to describe the item well.

 

I am not going to argue with your results, even though I disagree with your method :)

post #53305 of 112857
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Hans, that fit is outstanding! Love it!!
Just curious, but what is your opinion on the Made-in-Portugal LL Bean chamois cloth shirts? I'm thinking of getting a few out of the catalog I got a few weeks ago and using my 15% off the entire order coupon. The little article about them says they are made in Portugal. I figure that can't be all bad as Incotex are made there.

Lots of shoes I wouldn't let my dog wear are also made in Portugal. I'm in the curmudgeon camp that says stick with older Bean. Given that they last practically forever, the domestic Bean chamois shirts aren't that hard to come by on the secondary market, I think.
post #53306 of 112857
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Go back! It's called a 3-roll-2 jacket, where the jacket is made with 3 buttons and 3 buttonholes but the lapel rolls to make it a 2-button front. It is designed to be that way, and somebody will definitely want that jacket.

I told concealed where it is, I imagine he'll wind up snatching it. What is up with that design, though? What's the point of having something as functional as a button without being usable?
post #53307 of 112857

^ It's in the opposite direction of my ride home, but I love me some J.Press haha

post #53308 of 112857
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

First of all, big shout out to Capnwes, he got a package over to incredibly fast. In fact, he got it over here so quickly that I haven't gotten his sent yet shog[1].gif I'll get it out soon, Wes, I promise! I now have one of the heaviest coats I've ever seen in my closet and it will get good use and pics soon.
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I also received something I had hoped would make it today. A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a fur collar cashmere/wool coat that I wanted to buy. It was this:

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Well, I bought it and it made it here today. I love it, but it's ridiculous. I'm not sure how I should wear it or whether, in fact, it should wear me. Anyway, it's a 50/50 cashmere/wool Aquascutum with what I believe is beaver fur collar. I may get it shortened a bit. I tried it a number of ways and naturally they all looked over the top because it's a fucking fur collared overcoat. No dressing this thing down. Anyway, I thought I'd post some pictures of it.

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No problem Hans...can't wait to see the Bridge Coat in action! Glad it will get some use.

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Do you guys have any idea who makes these;

 

 

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Regarding The Method, my lazy ass throw in shirts of any colors in a bucket of hot water with Oxyclean for a minimum of 3 days... No color fades and stains gone! Last time, I threw in 2 shirts, mind you one was light and the other one was dark, due to me being super lazy. Bam! A week later, stains gone and no color bleed! Maybe I was lucky? Well, we'll see this time. I got a light blue Gitman Bros. and a dark HF shirt mixed in one...Will report the results in at least 3 days.

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