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post #53626 of 115989
I had to google lululemon. This came out. I approve.

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Is this bad boy anything? I do feel like putting it on and yodeling. Beautiful loden green.

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post #53628 of 115989
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

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...

Masons is a higher-end Italian maker. EM's is a line of theirs. Not sure what it signifies as it's all pretty casual stuff. A local SW&D shop here carries the stuff. Shorts retail about $150-$175 and trousers retail about $250. Doesn't do well on the bay for some reason but it's nice stuff for yourself. I stocked up on a bunch of their shorts on sale 5-ish years ago and they're still going strong.
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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.
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Lululemon stuff sells absurdly well on eBay, just ask Nataku smile.gif
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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?

Indeed it does. Damn nice stuff, too. Just sold a pair of used track pants for $80. Retail is $110. That's saying something right there. Can't figure out why. It's not like supply is low - they have a estore on their website and stores are popping up in and around major cities all over the place. I think it's just a trend. Whatever it is, it's hot right now. Seems like everyone these days around here is sporting the label. If you see a hot chick in yoga pants, you're damn near guaranteed to see that reflective logo somewhere.

If anyone finds men's Lulu stuff in an XL though, I call dibs! Love the stuff!



Had a decent day today. Nothing crazy, but some solid finds.

On the subject of Lululemon, I picked up this NWT bizzaro scarf/hood hybrid thingy for the wife today. If she hates it, it'll go to the bay..



Any lucky 40 L guys out there? Really wish this thing fit. Polo RL tweed jacket.Woven in Scotland. Side vents. 3 roll 2. Ticket pocket. Throat latch. Super cool!


Measurements (Click to show)
Chest (pit to pit): 21 1/2"
Shoulders (seam to seam): 19"
Sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff): 24 1/2" with 1" to let out
Length (TOC): 33"



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Deadstock Eddie Bauer Harris Tweed newsboy cap. Definite keeper.





Stone Island sweatshirt. Headed to the bay unless someone here wants it. XXL, fits XL.





Vineyard Vines tie made for Allianz. Cool light green color with a penguin pattern.



NWOT Lands end quilted jacket. Barbour wanna-be. Keeper. Fits perfect.

post #53629 of 115989
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

I once drove an hour to a SA in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood (it's a pretty expensive area), after a waitress told me she has found a lot of "really good stuff" there. After 30 minutes of looking (literally) at every single menswear item, nothing ffffuuuu.gif
I should have known better when she defined "really good stuff" as Lululemons.

I would have grabbed any Lululemon stuff under $12... A few months ago, I was shopping at one of my favorite thrift shops, and Sarah Palin snatched a pair out of pants out of my hands. She will actually wear them, but still, I could have made $15-25 on that pair.


As for the "good stuff", in my neighborhood I see one good brag-worthy item every 3-6 months. It's a sea of George Forman, occasionally accented with Dior licensed and moth-eaten Pendleton.
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And if in size L, I call dibs!

 

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

If anyone finds men's Lulu stuff in an XL though, I call dibs! Love the stuff!
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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 MrDV View Post

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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Ha! Well said. I love it.
Thanks guys! I was watching SVU when I wrote it and it all came together in a moment of clarity. Regrettably, that moment is long past, now.

I'm right there with you MrDV. I have a similar arrangement.
post #53632 of 115989
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Vineyard Vines tie made for Allianz. Cool light green color with a penguin pattern.



Found the same thing in blue a few months ago.
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Original posted by concealed View Post

 

 

Lululemon stuff sells absurdly well on eBay.

 

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Edited by chiron - 11/13/12 at 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Indeed it does. Damn nice stuff, too. Just sold a pair of used track pants for $80. Retail is $110. That's saying something right there. Can't figure out why. It's not like supply is low - they have a estore on their website and stores are popping up in and around major cities all over the place. I think it's just a trend. Whatever it is, it's hot right now. Seems like everyone these days around here is sporting the label. If you see a hot chick in yoga pants, you're damn near guaranteed to see that reflective logo somewhere.
If anyone finds men's Lulu stuff in an XL though, I call dibs! Love the stuff!

Hot damn, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for Lululemon from this point onward. I'll have to start browsing the woman's section too, hopefully I won't get too many weird looks.

I remember another poster's favorite reply is "Well sometimes they put men's stuff here too." Will keep that in mind.
post #53635 of 115989
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Caruso for E. Chiarini jacket EU48/50
Yours for postage and the cost of a bottle of wine.
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Can I substitute the "bottle" of wine with "box"? biggrin.gif

Nice SC, love the bold pattern, you can rock it with pretty much anything, but that hole...baldy[1].gif
post #53636 of 115989
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Yellowpages under Thift Shops.
The usual suspects: Goodwill, Value Village, Salvation Army plus any independent or ladies auxiliary stores.
This thread gives a skewed perception of what's available. We're from across N. America and Europe and you only see the good stuff posted. You don't see the 100s of pieces of crap we touch to find the good stuff.
Even smaller communities have stuff so Vancouver should be no problem once you train your eyes and put in the hours.

I actually greatly appreciate the reply - I am working on replacing my man-child skate clothes with actual mens clothes, so I am brand new to most of this.  I honestly didn't know if putting in the time at Value Village/Salvation time was even worth it - or if you guys simply stuck to off the beaten path thrift stores...  

 

Now knowing that it's more about just taking the time and putting in the hours - I will be hitting the pavement this weekend to scour some shelves :)

 

Also, I do realize that this thread is simply the good stuff out of thousands of visits, but I still just needed somewhere to start - appreciated.

 

To the smart ass replies, still appreciated haha, although even at 100 posts a page, youre out of your mind!  

post #53637 of 115989
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post


I would have grabbed any Lululemon stuff under $12... A few months ago, I was shopping at one of my favorite thrift shops, and Sarah Palin snatched a pair out of pants out of my hands. She will actually wear them, but still, I could have made $15-25 on that pair.
As for the "good stuff", in my neighborhood I see one good brag-worthy item every 3-6 months. It's a sea of George Forman, occasionally accented with Dior licensed and moth-eaten Pendleton.

Bro, you cant just casually mention how sarah palin snatched a used pair of pants out of your hands, and leave it to that. Deets necessary, pics preferable.

post #53638 of 115989
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

I actually greatly appreciate the reply - I am working on replacing my man-child skate clothes with actual mens clothes, so I am brand new to most of this.  I honestly didn't know if putting in the time at Value Village/Salvation time was even worth it - or if you guys simply stuck to off the beaten path thrift stores...  

 

Now knowing that it's more about just taking the time and putting in the hours - I will be hitting the pavement this weekend to scour some shelves :)

 

Also, I do realize that this thread is simply the good stuff out of thousands of visits, but I still just needed somewhere to start - appreciated.

 

To the smart ass replies, still appreciated haha, although even at 100 posts a page, youre out of your mind!  


Yeah, I know man. I am sorry. I was just trying to be funny so I would fit in and everyone would like me!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #53639 of 115989
I went to 3 thrift stores in Vancouver and ended up finding a lot of decent things and that was just randomly walking into them for the first time. I imagine if you actually spent some time repeatedly visiting the same stores you would find even better stuff.
post #53640 of 115989
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Any lucky 40 L guys out there? Really wish this thing fit. Polo RL tweed jacket.Woven in Scotland. Side vents. 3 roll 2. Ticket pocket. Throat latch. Super cool!
Chest (pit to pit): 21 1/2"
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Shoulders (seam to seam): 19"
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Sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff): 24 1/2" with 1" to let out
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Length (TOC): 33"
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Harumph.
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