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post #54496 of 116020
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Getting there. Pass Brooks Brothers shirts unless for yourself or purple label. If you like the ties yourself to wear brand does not matter otherwise stick to high end brands. Canali suits don't get much love at SF but I love them, great to wear and there is a small market for flippers. Canali shirt is a good buy to wear or pass.
On unrelated news:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-accidentally-gives-away-life-savings-old-shoe-161225517.html

I would agree on the BB shirts, but it can be awfully hard to pass them up. Today, I picked up a non-iron blue stripe with contrast French cuff and collar for $1.50. That was half-off, and I thought I had been pretty disciplined in letting it go through the cycle before jumping. You never know. If I can sell it for $10, including shipping, on the Bay, I won't lose any money, and I think my chances are good. I've also had shirts like this go for twice that, so it is a calculated gamble.

I think everyone flips BB shirts to start....then you grow old and tired of them and don't want to be bothered. The ONLY BB shirts I will touch even at $1.50 are slim fit and "purple label" luxury shirts. Everything else is just a PIA. If you do it right you won't ever lose money but just the profit vs. time is not worth it after a while.

post #54497 of 116020
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Question for you gents since I value your opinions more than those outside this thread...

 

Grabbed this sweater a few weeks ago, seems like a perfect Thanksgiving sweater. What color shirt would you pair with it? (Reds are less pronounced than in pic).

 

You can almost never go wrong with light blue. It's a busy pattern so I'd stick with solid. 

post #54498 of 116020

Some recent finds, most from this past weekend:

 

A green toggle-coat by Abercrombie and Fitch, made in Italy, with real wood toggles, horn buttons, throat latch, no A&F logos/markings on the outside (size M, available):

 

1000

 

 

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Unfortunately, the seams that hold the toggles are about to break.  The top toggle is fine, but middle two are wearing down, and the bottom one is in terrible shape.

 

1000

 

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Ties:

 

1000

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Massimo Bizzochi (available), Stefano Ricci, Paul Stuart, Missoni

 

 

 

1000

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BB vintage Christmas tie, Brioni (available), Stefano Ricci, Berend Dewitt

 

 

 

1000

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ancient (I believe) madder by Drake's (available), Hermes, current BB #1 repp tie, vintage Talbott repp tie with woven hunting motif

 

 

 

A pair of really nice vintage odd pants by Daks--they feel like a tweed, beautiful pattern, flat front, cuffed, side adjusters (no belt loops), all wool (available):

 

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Brooks Brothers vintage backless plaid silk vest (size Large, available):

 

1000

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A pair of jeans:

 

1000

 

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this pair has started to fade in spots (not available)

 

1000

 

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Another pair of jeans:

 

1000

 

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this pair is in pretty good shape, no noticeable fading yet (available)

 

1000

 

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A brown check sportcoat:

 

1000

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1000

 

Burberrry London by Hickey Freeman (size 38 R, available)

 

1000

 

 

 

Another flannel sportcoat:

 

1000

 

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working buttonholes:

 

1000

 

ticket pocket:

 

1000

 

3-roll-2:

 

1000

 

double-vented:

 

1000

 

can someone ID the maker?

 

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not sure what I want to do with it yet--it doesn't fit me, so probably available

 

1000

 

 

post #54499 of 116020
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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

Some recent finds, most from this past weekend:

 

A green toggle-coat by Abercrombie and Fitch, made in Italy, with real wood toggles, horn buttons, throat latch, no A&F logos/markings on the outside (size M, available):

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

Unfortunately, the seams that hold the toggles are about to break.  The top toggle is fine, but middle two are wearing down, and the bottom one is in terrible shape.

 

1000

 

1000

 

 

 

Brooks Brothers vintage backless plaid silk vest (size Large, available):

 

1000

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

 

 

Another flannel sportcoat:

 

1000

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

working buttonholes:

 

1000

 

ticket pocket:

 

1000

 

3-roll-2:

 

1000

 

double-vented:

 

1000

 

can someone ID the maker?

 

1000

 

1000

 

not sure what I want to do with it yet--it doesn't fit me, so probably available

 

1000

 

 

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That vest is awesome!! Too bad the 28's arnt available for trade (nice find) and the RLPL...38R be ready for a flood of PM's If it was a 36 you'd already have one from me. Smaller size is HARD to find.

post #54500 of 116020
Nice find of the RLPL, how come it's crossed off and 40 is written on it?. Too bad the vest is a large, been looking for a size M backless vest.
post #54501 of 116020

Thrift fit today... Pretty pleased with the fit, not so much with the pics... Think I need to break out my tripod and use my eBay photo setup

 

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Boglioli flannel blazer, eBay

Borrelli shirt from Klobber

Vintage Oscar de la Renta tie from the 1960's (still has the $30 price tag on it) thrifted by me

Howard Yount Italian flannels

Church's chocolate suede loafers traded from Patrologia

 

 

post #54502 of 116020
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

You can almost never go wrong with light blue. It's a busy pattern so I'd stick with solid. 


Had a feeling I might hear from you on this... Yeah that's what I figured. Thanks!

post #54503 of 116020
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

ATLjon and other Atlanta residents,
I'm going to be there this weekend and want some shopping suggestions. I've been to Mashburn (though I'll probably go back) and I know Billy Reid is in walking distance. Where else should I go? NMLC? Looking for non-thrifts since I'll be with family and they don't have the patience to deal with me in a thrift and aren't into used clothing.


Mashburn and Billy Reid are fine if you have the money, which I don't. The Nordstrom Rack on Lenox near Roswell Road is pretty good, but I haven't ever found anything amazing there. I've actually never been to a Last Call here — it might be because the only one is OTP. I can't really think of anything good off the top of my head. You could stroll through Phipps to see how the rich people shop, I guess.

 

If your family will tolerate a Goodwill or two, that's a whole different ballgame...

post #54504 of 116020

Chester Barrie.  Well done.

 

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Originally Posted by thriftydood View Post

 

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Another flannel sportcoat:

 

1000

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

working buttonholes:

 

1000

 

ticket pocket:

 

1000

 

3-roll-2:

 

1000

 

double-vented:

 

1000

 

can someone ID the maker?

 

1000

 

1000

 

not sure what I want to do with it yet--it doesn't fit me, so probably available

 

1000

 

 

post #54505 of 116020
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

haha dude I am just messing around I will try to make more sense grammatically from now on, maybe throw in a period every now and then.

I'm just worried somebody who works in admissions at a college you apply to will find your SF posts. Then it's Cal State - SF for you.
post #54506 of 116020
Super shout-out to Orgetorix for sinister herringbone blazer of darkness... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Family says its my best purchase yet. Just tried to snap a pic, but card is full. musicboohoo[1].gif

Heads will explode, but later.
post #54507 of 116020
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Originally Posted by Alfred001 View Post

Has anyone got a pair of 9.5 - 10.5 size brown suede bucks/plain toed bluchers/whatever the heck they're called to sell me?

PMed you on these.
post #54508 of 116020
Thx for all the feedback. The fit was inspired by pics on waywrn and the sf home page. I prefer patterns to solids; just seems more interesting. But I appreciate that not everyone agrees.

Ian: go Bears!

Also, are there multiple levels of Corneliani shirts? The one I bought today has plastic buttons. It says Corneliani I'd, then the t corneliani underneath. Did I m. Also, two more beat up Zegna shirts on the small side, a silk square for me, and a couple of items for my secret santa. Oh, and a Barbour shirt. Also plastic buttons. Weird.
post #54509 of 116020
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

ATLjon and other Atlanta residents,
I'm going to be there this weekend and want some shopping suggestions. I've been to Mashburn (though I'll probably go back) and I know Billy Reid is in walking distance. Where else should I go? NMLC? Looking for non-thrifts since I'll be with family and they don't have the patience to deal with me in a thrift and aren't into used clothing.

http://www.millerbrothers.com/ is worth a visit.

post #54510 of 116020
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Also, are there multiple levels of Corneliani shirts? The one I bought today has plastic buttons. It says Corneliani I'd, then the t corneliani underneath. Did I m. 

What? I am lost...

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