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And the mailman just arrived with this icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Big ups to atljon who got a jump on the holidays Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Can anyone tell me about Em's of Mason's?

I found two pairs in my size last night at a local GW for $15 each. They seem pretty well made. I'd never heard of the brand before...

 

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Man you guys have been killing it! I haven't been out in a while as I'm trying to downsize my wardrobe and take stuff to the tailors. Who knew having stuff tailored would be more time consuming and expensive than actually finding the clothes.......and not as much fun, weird. facepalm.gif
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Heyo!

 

Can you tell I wrapped it myself?

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And the mailman just arrived with this icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Big ups to atljon who got a jump on the holidays Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

eazy, if you want to downsize some boots ....

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Man you guys have been killing it! I haven't been out in a while as I'm trying to downsize my wardrobe and take stuff to the tailors. Who knew having stuff tailored would be more time consuming and expensive than actually finding the clothes.......and not as much fun, weird. facepalm.gif

Ditto. Time to get sleeves lengthened and pants hemmed. It's killing me on the $$$ but it's worth it in the end.
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Ditto. Time to get sleeves lengthened and pants hemmed. It's killing me on the $$$ but it's worth it in the end.

On the plus side, I'll actually be able to wear a lot of the stuff I've been eyeballing in my closet for months. On the downside, I've had to let go of some really nice pieces that I've come to realize will never fit, no matter how much I spend on tailoring. cloud.gif
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I think I would have probably pulled money from savings and bought this. That's just ridonkulous. But maybe I have a problem... 

Let's be honest, if you had 1k to drop on a piece like this, you wouldn't be using that word...
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thrift fit:

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HF super 140's navy blazer (thrifted by me)
faconnable shirt (thrifted by me)
black leather tumi belt (thrifted by me)
levi's 501 shrink to fit jeans from kohl's (soaked once)
Alden for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece cordovan longwings (thrifted by me)
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Man you guys have been killing it! I haven't been out in a while as I'm trying to downsize my wardrobe and take stuff to the tailors. Who knew having stuff tailored would be more time consuming and expensive than actually finding the clothes.......and not as much fun, weird. facepalm.gif
Not as much fun? I look at it like an episode of Law & Order. The first half is the detective work. Beating the racks, flipping the hangers, looking for those tell tale clues hidden in the details of a waistband or collar*. (*cop talk for arrest!) Then you move into the second half of the show where you use your skill and knowledge of fit and style to prosecute/present your case to the tailor to get the verdict you want.

Donk donk.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Man you guys have been killing it! I haven't been out in a while as I'm trying to downsize my wardrobe and take stuff to the tailors. Who knew having stuff tailored would be more time consuming and expensive than actually finding the clothes.......and not as much fun, weird. facepalm.gif
Not as much fun? I look at it like an episode of Law & Order. The first half is the detective work. Beating the racks, flipping the hangers, looking for those tell tale clues hidden in the details of a waistband or collar*. (*cop talk for arrest!) Then you move into the second half of the show where you use your skill and knowledge of fit and style to prosecute/present your case to the tailor to get the verdict you want.

Donk donk.

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Originally Posted by whereismyshoe View Post

Is Turnbull & Asser stuff worth picking up? my local goodwill has a LOT of it, but a lot of it's pretty overpriced..$75 for suits, $20 for shirts etc..but if it's worth it i might pick some up.

Worth it if in good condition and you don't mind taking your time to sell them. Most sell pretty well. Just found one myself that I need to list.

 

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Would rather not read 500 posts.

 

Thrift thread minutes?

Everyone has been killing it. Think of a name brand.....yup it was found and also a few major hauls!! & we got a run down of who spends too much time in this thread.

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Man you guys have been killing it! I haven't been out in a while as I'm trying to downsize my wardrobe and take stuff to the tailors. Who knew having stuff tailored would be more time consuming and expensive than actually finding the clothes.......and not as much fun, weird. facepalm.gif
I have been going through this proccess for over a month it is especially time consuming and expensive or me because the closest decent tailor is an hour away
Also is anyone finds 40L navy orphans do me a favor and don't pass on them biggrin.gif
Also my secret Santa gifts are going in the mail today expect a haul I think I spent a lot over 25 oos nod[1].gif
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Everyone has been killing it. Think of a name brand.....yup it was found and also a few major hauls!! & we got a run down of who spends too much time in this thread.

You forgot the heated exchange about selvedge.


And while on the topic of tailoring....any fellow CT thrifters want to point me in the direction of a decent tailor....I've got some quality stuff I want altered and my guy now just can't isn't cutting it.
Edited by hmmurdock - 11/13/12 at 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Man you guys have been killing it! I haven't been out in a while as I'm trying to downsize my wardrobe and take stuff to the tailors. Who knew having stuff tailored would be more time consuming and expensive than actually finding the clothes.......and not as much fun, weird. facepalm.gif

 

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Ditto. Time to get sleeves lengthened and pants hemmed. It's killing me on the $$$ but it's worth it in the end.

You've just gotta do it slowly... I go to the tailors weekly and it's usually $30-50 each time lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Not as much fun? I look at it like an episode of Law & Order. The first half is the detective work. Beating the racks, flipping the hangers, looking for those tell tale clues hidden in the details of a waistband or collar*. (*cop talk for arrest!) Then you move into the second half of the show where you use your skill and knowledge of fit and style to prosecute/present your case to the tailor to get the verdict you want.
Donk donk.
Great comparison dig, I went to 2 different taylors yesterday. The first lady works on simple inexpensive fixes for my 'bay merchandise. These are things I might be able to do myself, but she charges $3 - $5 per item. The other cat is a master, he handles my keepers. I pay him more but trust him with my best finds.
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Let's be honest, if you had 1k to drop on a piece like this, you wouldn't be using that word...

 

Oh, I've splurged on some stuff this year that was almost that much. I just can't do it regularly. 

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