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post #55681 of 102840
Just want to thank everyone that contributes to this thread. I finally got around to listing a couple of my thrift(ish) finds on the bay. Lets see how this goes....
post #55682 of 102840
Quote:
Originally Posted by pfhtrad View Post

When I do "The Method" I generally add some TSP to the mix.  . . . but then it usually lifts the shirts out of the water (and for that I have a second bucket filled with clean tiles and bricks to keep them under) . . .

Just remember to add 3/4 to 1.25 cups vinegar to every rinse cycle of laundry you ever do

This was a cool, helpful post. Two questions:
1. Why not just fill that second bucket with water? That's what I do.
2. Do you still do the vinegar soak/add vinegar to your laundry even when you have the real MOP buttons? I've always chickened out.
post #55683 of 102840
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Up first, a handful of squares. All hand-rolled, no name brands. Likely keeping.
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Next: Ties
Ricci, Ricci, Zegna textured (I'd say grenadine, but I know I'd be wrong), NWT Vineyard Vines -- All available
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Charvet, Gucci, Hermes and in the front: UNLINED, SKINNY, VINTAGE BRIONI in midnight blue tonic with silver dots -- All available
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Woven silk (I think?), Zegna (KEEPING THESE)
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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)
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Shirts:
Jcrew Haberdash, Paul Smith, Brioni
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Harvie & Hudson tux, Charvet NWOT, BBGF, BB purple label
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The flat front trousers:
NWT PRL (thought they were Italy, they're not; they're Malaysia. frown.gif So keeping). Zegna super recent, RLPL black cords, Canali, Tom James (keeping), Hiltl (likely keeping)
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But GMMcL: Does it get better?
Sure.
Suits:
Corneliani (from earlier in the week), PRL by Corneliani (exploring trade now, so temporarily unavailable) and ....
Photobucket Better... (Click to show)
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But freaked if it isn't 40R (50R EU). So wish it were my size.
Look at the lining on the Corneliani:
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Again, this is 40R
But GMMcL: Does it get BETTER?
Eff you. But yes.
Sport coats:
Boglioli, Brooks Bros Made in Italy, mystery guest
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But GMMcL: Does it GET BETTER? Read 'em and Weep (Click to show)
Brooks Bros is dual vented, ticket pocket, throat latch AND LORO PIANA FABRIC
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AND Boglioli is cashmere blend.
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BUT GMMcL: DOES IT GET BETTER?? Yes. Yes it does. Reveal: Mystery guest (Click to show)
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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.
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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
.

Wow, that is a haul!! Love that J.Crew gingham check!

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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

Van Spoosen was a huge 20th century brand. I believe Spoo & Son was their tie subsidiary. smile.gif


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post #55684 of 102840

Tiles and bricks weigh more than water.  Once you start using fresh percarbonate it REALLY has some lifting power, so the bucket on top tips and empties no matter how often you push it down.  For a while I was using 3-4 full bottles of Tide on top of a large plastic deli-spread tray placed on top of a bucket full of water.  And yet the bucket still tipped and drained...

 

And never had any problems with MOP buttons.  Ever.


Edited by pfhtrad - 11/30/12 at 9:30pm
post #55685 of 102840
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Correct. Sorry. In the crush of the post, I mis-spoke. shog[1].gif

Heh, happens to everyone. I once reworded a post without flipping a couple words around and wound up saying I hated one of my favorite drinks (the Old Fashioned). I had made one with rum and was trying to say that I didn't like the drink with rum nearly as much as the whiskey version. I wound up saying more or less, "While I don't like old fashioneds, I don't like them when made with rum". Which made no sense whatsoever.
post #55686 of 102840
Are these ok to purchase? Bostonian Imperial.


Also passed on this cool Woolrich field jacket.

post #55687 of 102840
Insane Haul GMMcL. PM sent on the sexy boglioli
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post



At a "thrift" store in Boston
Boomerangs in south end eh? The stuff in there makes me drool and the prices make me weep. Last time I was in there I saw a RLPL silk knit. Omg it was so nice.
Let me know next time you're in boston! (or if you're here for the weekend hit me up!)
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Stained Hermes on the left: Tie Crafters candidate or lost cause?
I just sold a stained Hermes on eBay for $40 I'd say it's worth picking up
post #55688 of 102840

Only grab of the day, and it actually fits me! (with exception of the neck but I'll be working on that). First time seeing CT sea island. Needs the method.

Best of all (Click to show)

These were still in place icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Left behind a skeet blanket (needed cleaning... someone might have taken us seriously) and a sorta nice Pink shirt. Paired them up and left them in a different spot, wanted to see if anyone grabbed em while I was there  (nope). Also missed out (doh?) on a pair of Barker's (not blacks). Saw them, looked them over, only worn a few times at best. Pebble texture, 8 1/2. Saw that they were $15 and decided I had too many shoes around to sell already. Plus the toe was kind of a rounded off square point. Then came to my senses and went to find them but they were gone. Cotton, Xenos, any of you to blame? Haha. Have a feeling I might see a SF'er tomorrow morning somewhere in particular. We shall see.

post #55689 of 102840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reigningchamp View Post

Are these ok to purchase? Bostonian Imperial.

I'm no shoe expert, but I think the vintage Bostonians, including Imperials, are well made. Those look nice. So if for personal use, I'd say yes.
post #55690 of 102840

8 dress shirts that were thrifted last week. Just picked up from the cleaners; where they were laundered, pressed and folded. These shirts are too big for me (I wear 15 X 32) so they're all available.

Top to bottom L-R (These 4 have been "Traded")

Gianluca Isaia Napoli 17 X 35  Mariano Rubinacci 17X 34  Luigi Borrelli (Louis, Boston) 17 X 35  Canali 17.5 X 34

700

Canali (L)  Robert Graham (XL)  Brioni (M) (SOLD) T.M. Lewin 16 X 35 (FC)

700


Edited by John Sullivan - 12/5/12 at 5:48pm
post #55691 of 102840
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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) (Click to show)
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.
Photobucket
Next: Ties
Ricci, Ricci, Zegna textured (I'd say grenadine, but I know I'd be wrong), NWT Vineyard Vines -- All available
Photobucket
Charvet, Gucci, Hermes and in the front: UNLINED, SKINNY, VINTAGE BRIONI in midnight blue tonic with silver dots -- All available
Photobucket
Woven silk (I think?), Zegna (KEEPING THESE)
Photobucket
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)
Photobucket
Shirts:
Jcrew Haberdash, Paul Smith, Brioni
Photobucket
Harvie & Hudson tux, Charvet NWOT, BBGF, BB purple label
Photobucket
The flat front trousers:
NWT PRL (thought they were Italy, they're not; they're Malaysia. frown.gif So keeping). Zegna super recent, RLPL black cords, Canali, Tom James (keeping), Hiltl (likely keeping)
Photobucket
But GMMcL: Does it get better?
Sure.
Suits:
Corneliani (from earlier in the week), PRL by Corneliani (exploring trade now, so temporarily unavailable) and ....
Photobucket Better... (Click to show)
Photobucket
But freaked if it isn't 40R (50R EU). So wish it were my size.
Look at the lining on the Corneliani:
Photobucket
Again, this is 40R
But GMMcL: Does it get BETTER?
Eff you. But yes.
Sport coats:
Boglioli, Brooks Bros Made in Italy, mystery guest
Photobucket
But GMMcL: Does it GET BETTER? Read 'em and Weep (Click to show)
Brooks Bros is dual vented, ticket pocket, throat latch AND LORO PIANA FABRIC
Photobucket
AND Boglioli is cashmere blend.
Photobucket
BUT GMMcL: DOES IT GET BETTER?? Yes. Yes it does. Reveal: Mystery guest (Click to show)
Photobucket
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.
Photobucket
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.

That's like...instant wardrobe for me!

post #55692 of 102840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

Insane Haul GMMcL. PM sent on the sexy boglioli
Boomerangs in south end eh? The stuff in there makes me drool and the prices make me weep. Last time I was in there I saw a RLPL silk knit. Omg it was so nice.
Let me know next time you're in boston! (or if you're here for the weekend hit me up!)

My parents live in Boston (I grew up there)

I got into thrifting like 6 - 7 years ago and I could find amazing stuff at the various regular Boomerangs, now apparently it all goes there.
post #55693 of 102840
So...I committed one of the cardinal sins of thrifting last night. I found an amazing double breasted striped orphan. Savile Row tailor, peak lapels, pick stitching, double vent, ticket pocket, surgeon cuffs etc. Well I searched the entire men's and womens section for the pants. I even had someone check in the back. I also inquired about the distribution and was informed it is at least 20 stores. No luck.

But I bought it anyway. Might regret it, but I am a sucker for bells and whistles.


Edited by capnwes - 12/1/12 at 6:07am
post #55694 of 102840
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So...I committed one of the cardinal sins of thrifting last night. I found an amazing double breasted striped orphan. Savile Row tailor, peak lapels, pick stitching, double vent, ticket pocket, surgeon cuffs etc. Well I searched the entire men's and womens section for the pants. I even had someone check in the back. I also inquired about the distribution and was informed it is at least 20 stores. No luck.
But I bought it anyway. Might regret it, but I am a sucker for bells and whistles.

 

Sacrifice a small pet and all your sins will be forgiven by the sartorial gods. Thrift in peace.

post #55695 of 102840
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

lots of amazing stuff

amazing!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

mint bally...PRL...corneliani...BB LP...GL isaia...boglioli...

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