OK, boys. Here we go. (40R dudes: You're going to want to get at me. And then be patient as I crumble under the flood of PMs)
7+ stores today (lost count). Several hundred dollars spent. Then again, several firsts/lifers. So...
Up first, a handful of squares. All hand-rolled, no name brands. Likely keeping.
Ricci, Ricci, Zegna textured (I'd say grenadine, but I know I'd be wrong), NWT Vineyard Vines -- All available
Charvet, Gucci, Hermes and in the front: UNLINED, SKINNY, VINTAGE BRIONI in midnight blue tonic with silver dots -- All available
Woven silk (I think?), Zegna (KEEPING THESE)
Shoes:I don't always buy Cole Hahns...
But when I do, they're mint condition suede, USA made with welted and sewn sole. (8D, though, so available -- preferably to trade for suede in my size)
Jcrew Haberdash, Paul Smith, Brioni
Harvie & Hudson tux, Charvet NWOT, BBGF, BB purple label
The flat front trousers:
NWT PRL (thought they were Italy, they're not; they're Malaysia.
So keeping). Zegna super recent, RLPL black cords, Canali, Tom James (keeping), Hiltl (likely keeping)
But GMMcL: Does it get better?
Corneliani (from earlier in the week), PRL by Corneliani (exploring trade now, so temporarily unavailable) and ....Better... (Click to show)
But freaked if it isn't 40R (50R EU). So wish it were my size.
Look at the lining on the Corneliani:
Again, this is 40R
But GMMcL: Does it get BETTER?
Eff you. But yes.
Boglioli, Brooks Bros Made in Italy, mystery guest
But GMMcL: Does it GET BETTER
Read 'em and Weep (Click to show)
BUT GMMcL: DOES IT GET BETTER??Yes. Yes it does. Reveal: Mystery guest (Click to show)
Brooks Bros is dual vented, ticket pocket, throat latch AND LORO PIANA FABRIC
AND Boglioli is cashmere blend.
100% hand-made. I've never seen this much handwork. Feels like cashmere, too, though there is no material tag (not surprisingly). Very good condtion, though a few of the seams need attention. Fits like a 42R. But it's not my style, so available.
Oh yeah: And a case of CFL lights for less than $0.50 per bulb. Should have bought 3 cases.
So, on my "found by me in the wild at prices I'd be willing to pay" life list I've done: Zegna higher end (su misura, etc.), Brioni, Loro Piana (hey, it was a women's polo but it freaking counts!), RLPL, Attolini, and now true Savile Row and Isaia.
Hey Kiton: I'm coming for YOU!
Edit: The passes were many and varied -- mostly due to price. But I did see alligator belts for the first time. Three of them. One of which was Trafalgar. But the store knew what it had and priced accordingly.