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post #54631 of 109553
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


Lol No I meant that if I find a Canali that won't work for another purpose (i.e. the Orphan DB in Khaki Pinstripe I found the other day for $6 with stains) I still pick them up to harvest the buttons. Now I have a strand of 7 Coat size and 9 sleeve size beautiful horn buttons for a total of $6... Otherwise it was worthless to nearly everyone

 

Looks like you did well on that one icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I know, was just using that opportunity to brag on that one a bit. Thanks, I would have kept it if it fit. It was soft enough to wear as PJs. 

post #54632 of 109553
Been kinda dry lately but a couple half decent things

odd old smoking or dinner jacket, a it tight on me, more of a 36 or a siim 38

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post #54633 of 109553
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

Do you know how many eggs you can dye for Easter with a few Hermes ties and Versace silk shirts?

 

 

 

And I bought all of these at a thrift store for a few dollars!foo.gif

 

Edit:  This trend got me thinking.  There isn't a time of the year where we don't feel slighted in our thrift store experience.  It's a battle out there....the dregs of summer, the ugly Christmas sweater crowd, Halloween costume bros, silk tie egg dyers, etc.

 

Second edit:  Wes, I've frequently tried to check your completed listings but haven't been able because you're set up as a store.  Is that a strategic advantage or have you never thought twice about that limitation?

Just go to my user name and check them there....weso0119

post #54634 of 109553
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

Been kinda dry lately but a couple half decent things
odd old smoking or dinner jacket, a it tight on me, more of a 36 or a siim 38
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post #54635 of 109553
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

Been kinda dry lately but a couple half decent things
odd old smoking or dinner jacket, a it tight on me, more of a 36 or a siim 38
 

 

That is amazing.

post #54636 of 109553
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Stupid blackberry.
I said " did I make a mistake" -- meaning, is the Corneliani I picked up a lower line?
Pics later tonight.

If you're still using a blackberry, you might want to upgrade to one of these:

post #54637 of 109553
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

Nice that you found a Borsalino that fits you. I'm still on the lookout for one that'll fit my giant (XL) head happy.gif

I was thrilled. My wife was upset as she apparently had one in mind for my birthday. She said it was a bit small on me, but I haven't decided whether she's right or if it looks good on me. I usually bounce between an EU56 and 57 and this is a 56 with no padding added to the sweatband.

The mint (it had to have been new) Lock & Co. may have fit you. It was giant on me, but I can't remember the size tagged. Since it was €45 and I wasn't sure anyone here needed a hat, I left it. If I come across anything in a bigger size (let me know your actual size) I'll definitely let you know!

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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

Wow, $500 BIN

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Those are both beautiful and nearly identical to what I have. The second one is grey and mine is midnight blue, but someone grab one of them! $80 is a steal!
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Speaking of G-1 bombers, here's the Ralph Edwards I found the other day, which I believe is original.
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Also featured are Helmut Lang jeans and (Timberland) Abington cap-toe boots.

Cool jacket and I love the boots!
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post

Put darts in the back, dont take them in on the seams. I have one that I had that done to, it worked like a charm!

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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

Been kinda dry lately but a couple half decent things
odd old smoking or dinner jacket, a it tight on me, more of a 36 or a siim 38
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post #54638 of 109553
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Did I make a mistake here? Should I have harvested the buttons instead?

Luxury Canali Suit Wool 42S 33/28 Navy Blue Burgundy Stripe Pleat Cuff Italy EUC

post #54639 of 109553
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

If you're still using a blackberry, you might want to upgrade to one of these:
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Edit: When there's a decent product out there with a physical keyboard that doesn't look like a Pledge Paddle, I will upgrade to that. Until then my BetaMax blackberry is the better product.
post #54640 of 109553
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Originally Posted by GoldSpider View Post

Any chance that these Florsheims I just picked up are vintage Imperial Shell Cordovan?   Need an expert's assessment, please.


I am pretty sure those are not shell.
post #54641 of 109553
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Originally Posted by GoldSpider View Post

Any chance that these Florsheims I just picked up are vintage Imperial Shell Cordovan?   Need an expert's assessment, please.


I'd need a closer picture of the creasing, but I'm 95% sure that those are NOT shell cordovan.
post #54642 of 109553
I know, that Saks coat is ideal, just too big for me. I can see myself wearing during the coldest days in Vancouver with a suit (not that it gets very cold here, unlike Austria). I'm already on the lookout for something similar after seeing HansderHund's photo.
post #54643 of 109553
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

I know, that Saks coat is ideal, just too big for me. I can see myself wearing during the coldest days in Vancouver with a suit (not that it gets very cold here, unlike Austria). I'm already on the lookout for something similar after seeing HansderHund's photo.

It's a great price for it if it's your size. I'm happy that you liked it enough to consider one, I assumed most people would think it's way too out there to be practical biggrin.gif It's actually been great here on cold days, though it's been a bit too mild for the past few days to wear it. The brilliant part is the collar that can be flipped up...by far the warmest thing I have and it makes a scarf unnecessary. I'll keep an eye out on eBay...what size do you need?

I actually loved this one, but it was too big for me. I contacted the seller about measurements and apparently it was sold to someone in Australia for a wedding in a castle.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxurious-Saks-Fifth-Avenue-Mens-Cashmere-Double-Breasted-Dress-Coat-Mink-Collar-/350625339189?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item51a2e61735
post #54644 of 109553
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post


I'd need a closer picture of the creasing, but I'm 95% sure that those are NOT shell cordovan.

 

I think I understand what you're looking for ("ripples" in the crease; shell would have none).  If these turn out NOT to be shell, would it be a waste of $$ to get them resoled and reconditioned?

 

(and sorry if this line is getting a little off-track with the thread theme)

post #54645 of 109553
Probably waste of money to resole, but if you're going to wear them yourself, throw some topy sole on if the sole is really bad, recondition with Lexol and some Meltonian cream, that should do the trick.

Topy is a lot cheaper substitute than a complete resole.
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