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post #54721 of 109496
No quilted vest, only cardigan.
post #54722 of 109496
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Originally Posted by noob View Post

How the fuck does anyone write 2,000 perfect words an hour?

Just read your local newspaper. There's publishable, and then there's publishable.
post #54723 of 109496
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

I like the ensemble Grendel except the vest.

 

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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

No quilted vest, only cardigan.


Yeah, I've seen it several times recently so I thought I'd give it a shot. Live and learn.

post #54724 of 109496
See, I find the buttons on the jacket really contrasts with the zipper of the quilted vest. Some people find the contrast appealing, others find it appalling. I belong to the later group; to me it looks like one of those fashionable blazer with a zip-out insert.

You only need a hoodie to complete abominable look happy.gif

Edit: and only cardigans with buttons, and yes, I'm anal about that.
post #54725 of 109496
Maison Martin Margiela Suit. Seems to be NWOT. The bottom buttonholes haven't been opened on either the the jacket front, or the sleeves, and the pockets are still sewn tightly shut. No signs of wear, BUT, there is a small hole on the inside of the right sleeve (see pic). Probably sat in someone's closet unworn.
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Boglioli (?) Linen Reverse Orphans. Found these on the $1 rack and figured I'd pick them up for their 8 MOP buttons. Finally found a tag in the back pocket. The tag seems to be Boglioli.
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Hudson Bay Co blanket Coat. Women's.


I picked up the below four Z Zegna suits thinking they were NWOT, dropped off by a store. Further inspection showed they were used but well taken care of. If I'd have seen the discoloration in the pants lining I would have left them behind. There's also a small hole in the back of one them.

Chalkstripe


Navy x2


Charcoal Herringbone
post #54726 of 109496
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post

If it's any comfort, I gave my notice Monday, and my boss told me point blank that she was going to hire two people to replace me. One will handle the corporate blog and our social media presence, and the other will be writing new product copy and catalogues.

It is good, I think, that you escaped from a place like that. Sounds like you're moving up in the world. Please don't tell me what "social media presence" means.
post #54727 of 109496
^ very nice finds
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

sorry for the spam I realize I am moving into the douche category again, I will only post this in the thrift trade thread

Seriously, you post a lot of things that really don't belong in this thread.
post #54728 of 109496
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

I like the ensemble Grendel except the vest.

Agreed. Eazy seems the only one capable of pulling that off. I hate that guy.
post #54729 of 109496
Where do you guys get all this great stuff? All local thrift and consignment/second-hand stores? If so, does anyone have any recommendations for good ones in the Philadelphia area?

Are there any good places online to find great deals on clothes and shoes?

Sorry for the noob question, I figured this would be the place to ask.
post #54730 of 109496
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

So I tried to do the quilted vest under SC look today... Not sure how well it worked.

Did you have to size up in the jacket (i.e. something a bit roomier?)
Everytime I try on a vest I find myself feeling puffier, wondering how tight it'll be.
post #54731 of 109496
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Please don't tell me what "social media presence" means.

You sound like every other arrogant fossil I deal with on a day-to-day basis "I don't understand it and we didn't do it 'in the old days' so it is worthy of scorn and derision". Please retire and stop shitting up the job market.

Dry spell is making me irritable.
post #54732 of 109496
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Originally Posted by noob View Post

How the fuck does anyone write 2,000 perfect words an hour? Stephen King writes that in a day, and he's the envy of every writer I know (at least as far as speed is concerned laugh.gif ).
Teach me, Obi Wan...

I didn't say perfect--I have never written anything that was perfect, nor has anyone else save Shakespeare, Mark Twain and Truman Capote--I said publishable. Which is to say, arranged (stacked) properly with no factual errors. Think double ax murder or earthquake or anti-war protests on eve of Desert Storm at deadline--it ain't gonna sing, but it will tell you what you need to know. As for King, he's prolific and spins a great yarn. As a writer, and not to sound jealous, meh. When he's at Point A, he knows where Point B is and how to get there and, most importantly for his genre, whether he can get there on the express lane or whether he needs to take his time and really write. And when he needs to write, lordy, he really can do it. It's been awhile since I read his stuff, but I recall it being like hopscotch, jumping from one great vignette to another with a bunch of scribbling in between. Capote, on the other hand, is, was, a craftsman through and through. You read In Cold Blood and every freaking word is perfect. I was late to David Foster Wallace and have read only part of his last, unfinished, novel, The Pale King, but that's also great writing. Plot wise, it drags, but you don't mind because the writing is just so jaw-droppingly good. That guy could write about drying paint and keep you mesmerized.
post #54733 of 109496
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

You sound like every other arrogant fossil I deal with on a day-to-day basis "I don't understand it and we didn't do it 'in the old days' so it is worthy of scorn and derision". Please retire and stop shitting up the job market.
Dry spell is making me irritable.

post #54734 of 109496
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

You sound like every other arrogant fossil I deal with on a day-to-day basis "I don't understand it and we didn't do it 'in the old days' so it is worthy of scorn and derision". Please retire and stop shitting up the job market.
Dry spell is making me irritable.

Do what I do better than I do it and you can have my job. It's called capitalism. Bitch.
post #54735 of 109496
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


This is terrific!
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I didn't say perfect--I have never written anything that was perfect, nor has anyone else save Shakespeare, Mark Twain and Truman Capote--I said publishable. Which is to say, arranged (stacked) properly with no factual errors. Think double ax murder or earthquake or anti-war protests on eve of Desert Storm at deadline--it ain't gonna sing, but it will tell you what you need to know. As for King, he's prolific and spins a great yarn. As a writer, and not to sound jealous, meh. When he's at Point A, he knows where Point B is and how to get there and, most importantly for his genre, whether he can get there on the express lane or whether he needs to take his time and really write. And when he needs to write, lordy, he really can do it. It's been awhile since I read his stuff, but I recall it being like hopscotch, jumping from one great vignette to another with a bunch of scribbling in between. Capote, on the other hand, is, was, a craftsman through and through. You read In Cold Blood and every freaking word is perfect. I was late to David Foster Wallace and have read only part of his last, unfinished, novel, The Pale King, but that's also great writing. Plot wise, it drags, but you don't mind because the writing is just so jaw-droppingly good. That guy could write about drying paint and keep you mesmerized.

"Writing is difficult."
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

You sound like every other arrogant fossil I deal with on a day-to-day basis "I don't understand it and we didn't do it 'in the old days' so it is worthy of scorn and derision". Please retire and stop shitting up the job market.
Dry spell is making me irritable.

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