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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


No, sorry, unemployed until Monday, when I start my new job. I was just bitching that because I'm 29 and the new guy has a salary history 10 years longer than mine, he gets to make 70,000 for doing less than me.

Totally misread your post, must be my afternoon sugar low.

Heh, that's pretty pathetic that the company would pay someone higher salary just because he's been working longer. Sounds like he doesn't even have the same skill and knowledge as you. Sux that he's getting paid tonnes more than you.
post #54692 of 102437

Another day, another thrift.

 

To start things off, we have some AE Randolphs in 8.5D, Available.

 

 

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Next up we have a couple Sport Coats - I am unsure on them if they were good pickups, so some advice would be appreciated on them

 

 

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This first one has cloth by Ermenegildo Zegna, Tailored at a local place, Samson Tailors.

 

In the end, its a bit big in the shoulders for me - looks like it fits as a 42R from what I can tell.  This is available or will be sold if it's worth anything and one here is interested.

 

 

 

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(One note, the Jacket is more green than the second picture shows, the actual jacket fabric is closer in looks to the first picture on the edges.)

 

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The second here is a Tweed Coat - Tag for The Real Magee, Donegal Tweed - but was sold from Moores.  Not sure if this has any value?  But I will likely be keeping it either way...

 

 

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Next a Shirt for me:

 

 

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Thomas Pink, White Collar/Cuffs - French Cuffed.

 

 

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And last, but not least, a Sartoriale Suit - No other tags, seems to fit as a 40 - this may be available I have to check how much fabric there is in the sleeves to be let out for my arms... if it wont reach, then it will be available.

 

*edit i do have the pants, just didnt take pics. 

 

Pics:

 

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Note that my flash washed out the main shot there again - the fabric is more green like it appears in the label picture. 

 

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If anyone had any info on this suit that would be appreciated as I know nothing about it....  

 

 

Thats all folks!  (For today) 

post #54693 of 102437
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

also the other suit came
I think this one fits even better to begin with (plus has side vents), I think I will have to do less tailoring and it fits me shoulder and length of jacket wise unlike some other things I have posted. I am for sure going to add a good deal more waist suppression and lengthen the sleeves so they are even, and the pants are going to be slimmed. I think once all that is done I wont be in the suit more than $100 also there is a lot of extra fabric underneath the pants should I add a cuff? this is going to be my more formal suit so I am thinking not? also is it possible to take extra fabric and take off the belt loops and make side adjusters? if so I am going to do that on both suit, any idea how expensive that would be?




I still am definitly going to slim the pants though


Looks good on you, the pants definitely need to be slimmed down a bit. In your photo it looks like 18" or 19" opening? I prefer 16" opening, something to consider.

I still can't tell if the sleeves on your shirt are too short, but the proportion of exposed shirt cuffs look excellent.
post #54694 of 102437
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

I'll take your soul.
Sounds like you're purging your entire wardrobe, moving from boyhood to manhood. Good job, wish I started caring about my clothes sooner.

 

ha ha ha no I am not purging my entire wardrobe I am just getting rid of the excess that is not just a basic. my wardobe right now consists of...

3 oxfords(2 white one blue) two flannels, a couple plaid casual shirt (one madras one supima cotton from lands end) about 8 staple dress shirt (light blue, pink, white french cuff, lavender, stripe ect) a herrington a cold weather parka and a rain parka my blue de travail jacket with band patches all over it i wear to go to punk shoes a tweed  blazer, a cotton navy blazer, one navy suit, one grey suit about 5 staple ties 4 selvage jeans ranging from brand new crispy to super faded with holes one black jean and one white jean, 2 tan chinos on dark and one light, a pair of destroyed olive chinos and a couple baseball caps/beanies, a grey uniqlo hoodie, a couple crew neck sweatshirts, 2 crew neck sweaters, a chunky shawl collar cardigan and some band and college t shirts as well as a pack of white t shirts and a pack of black t shirts, a few scarves and one belt as for shoes I am getting rid of a lot and right now only have black captoe oxfords some tretorn nylites some chuck taylors and new balance for working out

post #54695 of 102437
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

also the other suit came

I think this one fits even better to begin with (plus has side vents), I think I will have to do less tailoring and it fits me shoulder and length of jacket wise unlike some other things I have posted. I am for sure going to add a good deal more waist suppression and lengthen the sleeves so they are even, and the pants are going to be slimmed. I think once all that is done I wont be in the suit more than $100 also there is a lot of extra fabric underneath the pants should I add a cuff? this is going to be my more formal suit so I am thinking not? also is it possible to take extra fabric and take off the belt loops and make side adjusters? if so I am going to do that on both suit, any idea how expensive that would be?

 

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The pictures are too dark to properly critique the suit.  Take some better lit photographs and post in the tailor's thread.  Your shirt sleeves are at least an inch too short.  If you want to pull off the slim fit, you definitely have the body type to do so.  Otherwise, I like the current amount of cuff exposure, the spread collar, and decent tie knot.

post #54696 of 102437
Man, the things being posted lately are fantastic. I was just out yesterday and I'm itching to go out again.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Tonight my wife and I went to the Muse concert in Vienna. Great concert, though the opening band was awful and I'm too old to tolerate the standing section by now.

My wife and eldest daughter are huge fans and go to see them when they're in town here. I think they kicked off their N. American tour here last time. A lot of bands do this here (Muse, Justin Bieber, Coldplay), I think because we're off the beaten track and they'll get a few shows under their belt before they hit the big cities on the west coast.

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I left work at 3:30 for good, so I'm now unemployed until Monday. After two+ years, my boss simply shook my hand and told me good luck. Whatever, dude.
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My wife recently moved up to a full-time office job (with benefits!) from a retail bookstore job. As a farewell gift her (male) boss gave her 2 publisher's galley copies (from a genre she has no interest in), a damaged-stock lunch bag pulled from the back, and a small Thank You card signed only by him.


Okay, thrift fit for today, 100% thrifted. It's cold out today (-14C/6F) so I thought I'd do something warm.
Forgive the camera, some of the colour subtleties are lost.
PS I was mindful of all the discussion yesterday about solid coloured shirts so proceeded with caution.

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  • Harris Tweed SC, from Marks & Spencer. With pale red boxes over herringbone with beautiful colour flecks going on in it.
  • Richard James PS
  • Lands End OCBD
  • Versace tie - at 4" the most wide one I have
  • Pal Zileri, tight wale midnight blue cords
  • Socks from Winners (like a Canadian TJMaxx except worse) : (
  • AE chocolate suede Delrays
  • 1962 Omega, bought secondhand on a trip to NYC
post #54697 of 102437
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post


Looks good on you, the pants definitely need to be slimmed down a bit. In your photo it looks like 18" or 19" opening? I prefer 16" opening, something to consider.
I still can't tell if the sleeves on your shirt are too short, but the proportion of exposed shirt cuffs look excellent.

actually it is about a 10.5 inch opening, I just happen to be super tall and skinny

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

 

The pictures are too dark to properly critique the suit.  Take some better lit photographs and post in the tailor's thread.  Your shirt sleeves are at least an inch too short.  If you want to pull off the slim fit, you definitely have the body type to do so.  Otherwise, I like the current amount of cuff exposure, the spread collar, and decent tie knot.

I know about the shirt sleeves my most properly fitting shirt is at the dry cleaner It actually has sleeves that when unbutton hit at my thumb knuckle so I I will keep in mind that amount of cuff showing but lengthen the suit sleeves to give that amount of cuff showing with a properly fitting shirt

(I think I am just going to order like 4 off modern tailor)

and I will be unable to take better photos until like next week because I will be in san louis obisbo but I will post in the tailor thread anyway. it is funny you say you like the tie knot, the particular tie does not have a tag so I didn't realize I had tied it backward until I was taking it off XD

post #54698 of 102437

also forgot to mention I have watches for trade I will post pictures later, one of them is the nice casio diver with the blue bezzle and face you all liked I have come to the conclusion the face is to large for my slim wrist

post #54699 of 102437
FaceofBoh: Love the vintage Omega watch, automatic or manual?
post #54700 of 102437
Can someone tell me whether this is a good deal or not? I'm just surprised to see a cashmere Brioni for $175. I have no interest int getting this.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/clo/3387312913.html
post #54701 of 102437
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

 

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ha ha ha no I am not purging my entire wardrobe I am just getting rid of the excess that is not just a basic. my wardobe right now consists of...

3 oxfords(2 white one blue) two flannels, a couple plaid casual shirt (one madras one supima cotton from lands end) about 8 staple dress shirt (light blue, pink, white french cuff, lavender, stripe ect) a herrington a cold weather parka and a rain parka my blue de travail jacket with band patches all over it i wear to go to punk shoes a tweed  blazer, a cotton navy blazer, one navy suit, one grey suit about 5 staple ties 4 selvage jeans ranging from brand new crispy to super faded with holes one black jean and one white jean, 2 tan chinos on dark and one light, a pair of destroyed olive chinos and a couple baseball caps/beanies, a grey uniqlo hoodie, a couple crew neck sweatshirts, 2 crew neck sweaters, a chunky shawl collar cardigan and some band and college t shirts as well as a pack of white t shirts and a pack of black t shirts, a few scarves and one belt as for shoes I am getting rid of a lot and right now only have black captoe oxfords some tretorn nylites some chuck taylors and new balance for working out

 

 

TOO MUCH INFORMATION

post #54702 of 102437
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

FaceofBoh: Love the vintage Omega watch, automatic or manual?

Manual. I really want to get an automatic but probably won't be in the upper echelons.

Funny story: I was hanging out at Birk's, an old and well-respected Canadian jewellery store (think Tiffanys). I was looking at watches to pass the time while my wife browsed. I can't remember the line they had but they were all quartz. I asked the girl if they had any mechanical watches. She wasn't sure. I said, "You know, the kind you wind?"
She gave me a blank look and said, I've never heard of that. biggrin.gif
post #54703 of 102437
Haha, just like trying to buy a motorcycle that still has kickstart. I really love vintage watches, somehow it gives my whole outfit a boost on elegance. The slim profile means my shirt cuffs won't get caught on it, unlike the ginormous diver watches. As if I often dive 100m below sea level.

I have an old Omega Seamaster with calendar bought off the Bay. Automatic and it runs 5 minutes later every 24 hours.
post #54704 of 102437

Having a friend swing by store to search for matching shoes to the both of them.... that would be a 300+ boost probably haha

post #54705 of 102437
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


No, sorry, unemployed until Monday, when I start my new job. I was just bitching that because I'm 29 and the new guy has a salary history 10 years longer than mine, he gets to make 70,000 for doing less than me.

I don't want to piss you off here, and without being familiar with your situation, I can only speak in generalities, but here goes.

I was intrigued because you mentioned journalism, which is my line of work. Well, old sport, experience does count in that field. I do not Tweet. I do not have a Facebook page. I am not Linked In. I do not own a smartphone. Or an Ipad. Or an I-anything. I cannot upload stories to the web on my own. I cannot fathom why anyone would bother with Outlook. But I do have a few things going for me.

I know how to spell, and I never learned how to use a spell-checking device back in the day when you had to press some sort of button to make it happen. I know how to get people to tell me things, whether they want to or not. I know how to read court documents and municipal budgets. I know a PRP from a NPDES. I can write 2,000 publishable words in an hour. I know that when the cops find a body riddled with bullets inside a church, it's a homicide, not a murder, at least for the time being. The phone numbers that are my bread-and-butter are in a Rolodex, not a computer that turns useless in windstorm, and that Rolodex has home phone and cell numbers for the mayor, several judges, the sheriff, the state's attorney, I can't count how many other elected officials and sources with only initials. I can write an obit that will make you cry and an expose on wasteful spending that will make you mad and a gotcha that'll make someone resign and a review of buffet restaurants that will make you laugh.

I can do all of that now, but I could not do that when I was 29. My point is, tech whizzes are common these days, but true journalists are hard to find. Knock on wood, I've never had trouble finding a job. But I have seen younger folks struggle who have all the cutting-edge technology skills but cannot look a politician in the eye and say "You, sir, are without clothes." Or write a sentence with fewer than 40 words and eight prepositional phrases. Anyone (except maybe me) can learn the technology. But there is no substitute for experience when it comes to this line of work, especially now. All the dead-weight dinosaurs with bloated salaries got laid off or took early retirement long ago. The ones who are left tend to be pretty darn good, which is why they're still around.

Again, I don't know your situation, and I really like your posts on the thread and seeing the stuff you find. I'm glad you've got another job--I wouldn't be on this soap box otherwise. But just because someone knows more about the digital world than someone else doesn't necessarily make them a better journalist. That's all I'm saying.
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