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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Borrelli

If thats a 15.5/34-35 PM me.

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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post

was looking to keep that more on the hobby level, have an auction every so often. but i will probably be downsizing to get some needed cash while i'm in limbo, so i suppose so. 

Best of luck man. Use the time well to enjoy things that you ordinarily take for granted.
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Ray,  worship.gif

 

Nataku -- that is some serious silk (and other textiles) you've got there!  That Etro is particularly awesome.  I want. it. all.  (As of course many do.)

 

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Or one size bigger....

You may want to check Wes' eBay page, it may actually fit you... too short for me, I already checked cheers.gif

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@Brianpore thanks dude. Didn't realize my link wasn't working. Posting from my ipad.
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Ray: there. are. no. words.

Nat: This time there are just two words: Want. Squares.

Me? I hit 4 stores today. Two were a complete bust. One yielded a skeet blanket and a worn out Zegna that I got free and will harvest for buttons. It also had two very recent Canali suits, 38S, one blue and one brown with stripes, but each was "textured", so not a staple per se. Both double vented and double pleated. Also a 48L Canali gray with brown windowpane SC, unvented. And Allen Edmonds beige suede plain front blutchers in 13D. Didn't pick up the suits or the shoes, but can proxy if anyone wants.

The finds of the day were in the last store: Very recent Corneliani suit, dual pleat and dual vent, charcoal with like a burgundy and silver multi stripe, dual vent, Super 120s, awesome blood red liner. Very good condition. And a Stefano Ricci tie. Wasn't happy how they priced the Corneliani, but still prolly a decent price for what it is. 40R, so it's available.

Finally, SHOUT OUT to Spoo for some awesome belts and Cotton Dockers on an awesome deal for a Chester Barrie and a whole bunch more.
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2 stops today netted me this:

BB striped suit. 38R. split vented. pants are 32 x 30 with fabric to let out. This is a fall winter suit. Tentatively not available as I'm trying to trade with another SFer for HIS brooks suit.

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HF flat front pants. Made in italy. 32x 31. great feeling fabric. available.

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Basic white gucci dress shirt. tagged 15.5/39. available.

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Great finds by nat and ray. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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So for part of my ongoing thrifting self-education, I've ended up with what appear to be orphaned jackets, none of which are in perfect condition; 1 Southwick, 1 Oxxford, and 1 Ermenegildo Zegna.  I read about some folks harvesting such articles for buttons.  Would my leftovers be good candidates for salvaging?

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Sorry to hear the bad news. I can tell you from personal experience though, there is a lot of truth in that. I was laid off this past March. Since then, I've had time to clear my mind, spend more time with my family, get projects done around the house, thrift and had new job opportunities open up for me. Plus, I didn't have to fight anyone for vacation time for going to Japan or going to visit my wife's family for Christmas. biggrin.gif

I'll probably be thrifting a great deal less (not that I've been out much lately anyway). It would be fun to travel for a bit, haven't really gone on a vacation for awhile...

 

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I hope everything works out. Use this time wisely though.

Will do. Gonna spend the next day or so taking care of some financials and what not, polish up the resume and get out there. Going to head up to Boston (watch out typhoid jones!)

 

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Oh man, sorry to hear that. Max out unemployment benefits while doing ebay until you get back on your feet?

I'll probably throw up a few more auctions than originally planned, got ass-loads of ties, some shirts, skeet blankets, etc.

 

In Boston I may be able to help, my firm is based there, send me a PM with your resume' once it is cleaned up.

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Originally Posted by GoldSpider View Post

So for part of my ongoing thrifting self-education, I've ended up with what appear to be orphaned jackets, none of which are in perfect condition; 1 Southwick, 1 Oxxford, and 1 Ermenegildo Zegna.  I read about some folks harvesting such articles for buttons.  Would my leftovers be good candidates for salvaging?


Totally depends on what kind of jackets they are (workable as sport coats? more texture/not striped?), how bad a condition they're in (just a bit of wear, or full on rips/holes?) and whether the buttons are of any value (horn? MOP? 14k gold?). Might be better to keep the buttons on and sell them off.

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In Boston I may be able to help, my firm is based there, send me a PM with your resume' once it is cleaned up.

 

Oh man, that's very nice of you to offer a helping hand. Some times, this thread got more love than a hippie commune. inlove.gif

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Totally depends on what kind of jackets they are (workable as sport coats? more texture/not striped?), how bad a condition they're in (just a bit of wear, or full on rips/holes?) and whether the buttons are of any value (horn? MOP? 14k gold?). Might be better to keep the buttons on and sell them off.

 

Don't think any of them are workable as sport coats.  The Southwick is obviously a suit jacket (same color buttons and charcoal herringbone pattern) but otherwise in decent shape, the Oxxford is a blue pinstripe w/ some some kind of very light stain on one lapel (haven't tried cleaning it), and the EZ is a distinctive brown grid pattern, but with what looks like a small burn hole on one sleeve.  I don't think I can tell the difference between horn and plastic buttons yet.

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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post

was looking to keep that more on the hobby level, have an auction every so often. but i will probably be downsizing to get some needed cash while i'm in limbo, so i suppose so. 


PM me.

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Will do. Gonna spend the next day or so taking care of some financials and what not, polish up the resume and get out there. Going to head up to Boston (watch out typhoid jones!)
Sorry to hear about your loss. Let me know when you head out here. I can show you some of my haunts!

Shouts to (presumably) Nat for the BEST SECRET SANTA PACKAGE EVER. No pics right now as I am up to my neck in school work.
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post


That is a nice tie! The pants and trench...meh. Where are you that you're thrifting suits from Hornes? Cricketeer was a nice, reliable, mostly trad brand from the '60s, '70s and into the '80s.

This was from Butler.

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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

With the exception of the tie (Nat correct me if I'm wrong on vintage Sears stuff), you should leave all that stuff at the store.

 

Are you new at this? Not intending to offend, but everyone goes through a period at the beginning where they think they should just grab everything. At this point, better to put back anything you're unsure of, learn how to recognize quality over brands (please read Oregotrix's blog about this) and pay attention to what people in this thread talk about.

Yeah, I am new.  I wasn't expecting much from pants or trench, but they fit well and it was half off so why not.  These are all for me, not looking to sell, and as I said I am a college student looking to up my game for cheap.  The pants will hopefully be durable while being a touch better then jeans, I will probably be wearing them with oxblood Doc Martens most of the time, so not really going for pure class.  The Sears looked very quality, Goodyear welt and nicer leather, I am regretting not getting them though and may go back.  Not anything to brag about sure.

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Yikes! Really? You know, there's a thing called push ups and bench press you can do...What size jacket do you usually wear?

Yeah, I'm really into cycling, and "specialize"in climbing more so.  The 33" measurement was at my summer/race weight and I am about 10-15lb heavier now.  I am doing the 100 push ups plan.  Jacket size is unknown since I lost a lot of weight after getting more serious about cycling.  Fitting for my sister's wedding put me in a 36, probably smallest size they have available, I had a cheap suit in HS that is way too big now, and this is my first "real" suit, no sizing in it though.

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Shouts to (presumably) Nat for the BEST SECRET SANTA PACKAGE EVER. No pics right now as I am up to my neck in school work.

How'd you guess? laugh.gif

Glad you liked it and hope you enjoy the items. Happy Holidays! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DerHoggz View Post

Yeah, I am new.  I wasn't expecting much from pants or trench, but they fit well and it was half off so why not.  These are all for me, not looking to sell, and as I said I am a college student looking to up my game for cheap.  The pants will hopefully be durable while being a touch better then jeans, I will probably be wearing them with oxblood Doc Martens most of the time, so not really going for pure class.  The Sears looked very quality, Goodyear welt and nicer leather, I am regretting not getting them though and may go back.  Not anything to brag about sure.

 

That's cool, just make sure you're upping your game into something that's nice and not something that makes you look like you raided your grandfather's closet.

 

And one quick piece of advice. If you're in college, you're probably in my generation, which is a generation used to instant gratification. Thrifting, on the other hand, requires a ton of patience, even more so if you're only picking up stuff for yourself. I've said it before, but I think it's worth repeating: this thread is a tremendous resource. If you pick up nice stuff (ie. the kind of stuff the forum regulars post), you'll be able to trade it to others here for stuff that might be your size.

 

Also, how on earth are you a 33" chest? What size is that Cricketeer?

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