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^^ Fish mouth for a Fisher...
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

AE and AF tees with jeans or shorts seem to be the standard uniform in the land of Lululemon and Yoga.

This is what everybody wears in every city in the United States (and apparently Canada), but it doesn't mean there's nothing to thrift. It's not like the "uniform" in Dallas or Minneapolis is Charvet and Canali, but the people who live there and post in this thread are still finding things. It's all about your knowledge and the amount of work you put in.
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

ffffuuuu.gif the marshalls near me only ever has donald trump or penguin ties.

I saw some black fleece ones the other day. Purple with black stripes, IIRC. Ugly as sin and 4 inches wide. Nicely made, but even with the understanding I'd probably be able to flip them, I couldn't bear the thought of personally unleashing such atrocities on the world. A few PRL options too, and I've seen Versace (don't get too impressed- still $70, and both were tacky), Vineyard Vines, and other well regarded makers. Plenty of Brooks rejects as well, but the better makers are still priced fairly high (well, for an outlet store), while I've been spoiled by plenty of great thrift store ties.

Oh, I've also seen an Ed Hardy tie. Sat there for a few months, but somebody finally bought it for $15, probably as a gag gift.
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post


I should have known better when she defined "really good stuff" as Lululemons.

 

 

Lululemon stuff sells absurdly well on eBay, just ask Nataku :)

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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

This is what everybody wears in every city in the United States (and apparently Canada), but it doesn't mean there's nothing to thrift. It's not like the "uniform" in Dallas or Minneapolis is Charvet and Canali, but the people who live there and post in this thread are still finding things. It's all about your knowledge and the amount of work you put in.

That's true, it's all about patience and perseverance, with a bit of luck sprinkle on top. Knowing the neighbourhoods definitely helps too. I used to live in a city with a lot more retirees, and I'd find something good from time to time. No such luck in Vancouver so far.

My best find in Vancouver was a classic Burberry trench coat with lining, way past my knees, which I adore.
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

pm SENT!!!
seriously if anyone else PM'S dig about those N&F's, you're going to have an angry mexican COMING STRAIGHT AT YOU. fight[1].gifboxing[1].gif
After some positively Machiavellian dealing, they are yours. Congratulations!
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post


Lululemon stuff sells absurdly well on eBay, just ask Nataku smile.gif

For real? I just know that a pair of sweat pants sell for north of $100 because it was made with some absurd materials (like seaweed, or granola, or some other shit, I don't know). Nataku, care to elaborate?
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

For real? I just know that a pair of sweat pants sell for north of $100 because it was made with some absurd materials (like seaweed, or granola, or some other shit, I don't know). Nataku, care to elaborate?

I'm not Nataku but I can vouch for the Lululemon flippability, they sell like hotcakes. Which reminds me, there is fake Lululemon out there - I've passed on two pieces in the past few months with a pretty poorly done fake LL logo.
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post


For real? I just know that a pair of sweat pants sell for north of $100 because it was made with some absurd materials (like seaweed, or granola, or some other shit, I don't know). Nataku, care to elaborate?

 

i see used shorts and tee shirts sell for nearly $50

post #53620 of 114364
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post


Agree, it's a bit too much shirt cuffs. Is that more than an inch? I personally prefer half to 3/4 inches showing. The tie knot could be a bit tighter, look to Spoo for inspiration.
Overall I really like your look, very dapper and nicely done fing02[1].gif

it might just be the picture I go for a pretty tight double four in hand. the sleeve showing is about 1 1/4 I want to genthen them by at least 1/2 and inch-3/4 but they are functional cuffs how does one do that?

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Dude, you crack me up hard.
Very good one - looking in the hundo range.
This should be the motto of this thread. Well put.
I appreciate that!

 

I think it is generally agreed upon that you are the most stylish guy in the thread followed closely by eazy and hanser

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Someone was watching over me tonight.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Navy Stripe in my size (keeping):




Gray Stripe in my size (keeping):





Gray Stripe, nice high gorge, flat front, could probably wear, but might end up selling:




2 days after finding the zegna cashmere that was too big, I find this in a wonderful blue (pics don't do it justice, keeping):







And finally I found this - dated 1963. Fish mouth lapels like a mofo but still neat:






Score, suited!

I had the pleasure of meeting forum member Randy briefly today. Nice guy, and he gave me a pair of AE McAllisters in my size free of charge. Thanks, Randy!
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Originally Posted by suited View Post
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Someone was watching over me tonight.
Navy Stripe in my size (keeping):


Gray Stripe in my size (keeping):


Gray Stripe, nice high gorge, flat front, could probably wear, but might end up selling:


2 days after finding the zegna cashmere that was too big, I find this in a wonderful blue (pics don't do it justice, keeping):




And finally I found this - dated 1963. Fish mouth lapels like a mofo but still neat:



 

honestly favorite haul in a while nothing is super unattainable grail level but most of the stuff you got is staple material and it looks like most of it fits you!

post #53623 of 114364
Thanks, fellas. I was wondering when I was going to run into something in my size that I would want to keep. I remember a few years ago needing a new suit on very short notice for an interview, and I purchased it from Saks at full retail - if only I had known.
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just one find tonight: literally brand new, crisp Canali, can't have been worn more than once.  17 neck, button cuffs

 

700

 

e-thrifted these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330820924805http://www.ebay.com/itm/330820924991 just as nice as the Borrelli and RLPL they are going to be sandwiched between in my stable

 

700

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Gone to a good home
Edited by Ich_Dien - 11/13/12 at 7:28pm
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