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post #55801 of 113045
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Wait, what? Brioni, LB, and Isaia is only good and Dior, Lanvin, RLPL, are more quality than the former? I'm thinking you were referring suits, SCs for flipping?

LOL, I find Brioni suits quite often. I have picked around 4 suits the last 3 months, and the 6 months before that I picked 3 suits and left around 5. Brioni is not such a rare find in context. I am sure Brioni has good eBay value, but take a 2003 Brioni suit and place up against a Dior Homme suit from the same period, the smart money says Dior wins hands down in amount of PM's I would get if I listed them. Quality wise, Brioni way better than Dior, but Dior is pretty rare. I have only found 2 Dior suits in last 2 years of thrifting and both were pretty trashed and I could not take em.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Chanel menswear is the worst possible designed things anywhere. But, its rarer than a unicorns nutsack.

Aye, Chanel are vulgar in context of menswear. The thing that jumped to mind was a suit in a consignment in LA that was embroidered with what seemed to be crystal buttons. That suit was ugly as shit but the amount of handwork and detailing was scary. Price wise the consignment wanted a pretty penny - I could have bought 3 Kiton suits from that store for the price of that one Chanel piece.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

This is a dangerous list. Helpful, but that's precisely why dangerous. OTO, it has the potential to foster some really great, thread-appropriate discussion, a la that quality list thread that I can never find when I need it. (For example: Not sure I agree with your placement of Stuart, esp by Samuelsohn) Not sure that's worth the risk, though.

Harumphhh, numerous Paul Stuart suits I picked up before and not a dang soul wanted (admittingly I picked suits that were probably 1980's). Quality wise Paul Stuart is pretty damn good and I certainly enjoy the label. Problem with Paul Stuart is that 99% of suits donated are too dated stylistically. Getting the good Samuelsohn or Isaia made suits of recent vintage is about as rare as finding a half decent Kiton suit. This is just my west coast experience though, east coast may be different how many of the nice suits turn up.
post #55802 of 113045
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


 

Wish I could thrift your dog.  So adorable.

 

Mine died a few days ago...

post #55803 of 113045
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post

Found a NWT Zegna jacket (navy wool, patch pocket, duo fabric) in 48/38 for $5.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 


Inside the pocket was a Rolex GMT wut?

 

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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post


Would take pics but it's in the pocket which is still basted shut, NWT my friend.
wat?

 

WTF! Wait, if the pocket is basted shut, how do you know it's a Rolex GMT? Or do you just think it's one? Or maybe even wish it were?

post #55804 of 113045
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post

Would take pics but it's in the pocket which is still basted shut, NWT my friend.
wat?

wat.
post #55805 of 113045
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

 

Wish I could thrift your dog.  So adorable.

 

Mine died a few days ago...

 

Sorry to hear that, bro...You had an Airedale Terrier, too?

post #55806 of 113045
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Chaps, Oscar De La Renta, list could go on.
Realistically:
Grail - Kiton, Hermes, Attolini, .Rubinacci, Tom Ford, Stefano Ricci, Lobbs, Edward Green, Saville Row bespoke stuff of recent vintage .......
Excellent - High end fashion brands of recent vintage (Dior, Bottega Venetia, Lanvin being 3 standouts). Zegna Couture, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Borrelli, Brunello Cucinelli and a few others....
Good - Most familiar fashion brands, Brioni, Zegna Mainline, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Luciano Barbera, Isaia etc.....
Average - Oxxford (recent only), RRL, Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece, Ralph Lauren Polo made in Italy, Canali, Skeet Blankets etc...............
Barely Pickable - Brooks Brothers 1818, Paul Stuart, Hickey Freeman, Hugo Boss (suits or jackets) etc..............
If a fellow picks for himself, then everything is fair game since it is a personal thing. For flipping or trades, I would only pick Good to Grail.


I dunno man. I've gotta disagree on the last statement. Brooks Brothers 1818, recent Golden Fleece, recent Oxxford, Polo by Corneliani, etc are all great pickups for trades/selling on here.

For not living in California, NYC or Texas, I'd put the Barely Pickable stuff at Good, Average at Great and Excellent stuff would be Grails. The Grail stuff would be Super Grails (ie: you might find one or two in your time thrifting if you're persistent).


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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Finally , finally got out today and hit up some of my spots.
My second Barbour find ever, this glen plaid scarf. N/A



Ebbits Field Flannel Red Socks baseball jacket. Besides two chipped buttons, the thing looks unworn. N/A for the moment.


And my third Barbour find ever, this is a size medium. I know one of you gents has this jacket in a small they want to trade me. Otherwise, this is going to one of my buddy's as a Christmas present.



Nice finds! Just learned about Ebbits Field Flannels last night, actually!



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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post

Found a NWT Zegna jacket (navy wool, patch pocket, duo fabric) in 48/38 for $5.


Inside the pocket was a Rolex GMT wut?

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Just thrifted myself a cracked radiator on the way home from my uncles funeral. Now I'm stranded in Baltimore 1.25 hours from home.
On the bright side. I thrifted 2 oxxford suits, a Burberry London sc and a j press sc just before this happened.

Dang, that sucks. Maybe the thrift gods were looking down on you, that haul should pay for a new radiator and the labor.
post #55807 of 113045
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post


WTF! Wait, if the pocket is basted shut, how do you know it's a Rolex GMT? Or do you just think it's one? Or maybe even wish it were?

Trolling you bro
post #55808 of 113045
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

Sorry to hear that, bro...You had an Airedale Terrier, too?

Golden retriever.  Kindest, most majestic creature I have ever had the honor to call a best friend.

post #55809 of 113045

Thanks to everyone! 


I know what to keep my eye out for now. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #55810 of 113045
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Golden retriever.  Kindest, most majestic creature I have ever had the honor to call a best friend.

My condolences, I know how hard it is to lose a friend like that. No words to describe it.
post #55811 of 113045
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Originally Posted by Hangingthread View Post

Thanks to everyone! 


I know what to keep my eye out for now. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Standford all the way, bro!

 

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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Golden retriever.  Kindest, most majestic creature I have ever had the honor to call a best friend.

 

They are great dogs. I'm about to venture into responsible dog ownership, too. I hope you feel better soon.

post #55812 of 113045
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Some of my favorite thrifted pieces have been Leonard Logsdail bespoke, NY bespoke which I am thoroughly convinced is far ahead of Savile row.

Logsdail is the tits man. I found a suit around here as well and thought it was amazing. I cannot remember who I gave it to, but man, what a suit that was nod[1].gif

Was Logsdail not a Saville Row tailor himself that recently upped sticks and moved to NY? Anyway, his work is amazing and up there with any other bespoke piece I have seen. I would put the craftmanship on a par with Rubinacci. Hope Logsdail is a member here and will value my comment so much he will offer me a free suit lol8[1].gif

Condolences on your beloved pet. Never easy to let a loved one go.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I dunno man. I've gotta disagree on the last statement. Brooks Brothers 1818, recent Golden Fleece, recent Oxxford, Polo by Corneliani, etc are all great pickups for trades/selling on here.

Scratching head... Food for thought .... I can see how Polo by Corneliani would be a possible flier - particularly if it is a staple suit. Never been convinced about Oxxford, it is a brand that scares me to spend 50 on and then try figure out a way of letting it go without loss. Oxxford Crest - had no trouble finding a fellow wanting a piece I had, and had no trouble selling a brown suit. Brooks Brothers scares me even more.
post #55813 of 113045
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

Golden retriever.  Kindest, most majestic creature I have ever had the honor to call a best friend.

That's what you told me though frown.gif

Oh and if your in SB, let's hit up.
post #55814 of 113045
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Maybe, but I occasionally pick it up for myself. I actually like the way their shirts fit and if the price is right, I grab them for myself.
I went to my wife's goddaughter's baptism today, so a quick fit pic. I was rushing out the door and it's similar to previous posts, but I got to try out one of my Borsalinos. I had four separate people touch the collar of the coat and 2 references to The Godfather. Oh, and a pile of criticism from my wife's family for just about everything that we do, but that's normal, right?? nod[1].gif

I saw a jacket almost exactly like yours today. 100% cashmere, double breasted with a mink collar, made in Canada presumably by Samuelson. They wanted $400 for it.....and that was down from $450. If it was in the $200 range, I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat. As far as the "grail" list goes, I would put any number of vintage haberdasher's names on that list, but then again, I'm more partial to the old stuff. biggrin.gif
post #55815 of 113045
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

...They are great dogs. I'm about to venture into responsible dog ownership, too. I hope you feel better soon.

Start here. lefty's random dog thread. It's the OT/DSB thread of doggeh ownership. lefty is a treasure.
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