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post #56221 of 112438

Perhaps later I'll go to Neiman Marcus and get me some GM-H "thrift" pics, but in the meantime, my lowly finds:

 

AE Maxfield, 10 EEE with rubber half-soles. Available

 

1000

 

 

US Made LL Bean duck boots, 9 ladies M. Possibly available.

 

10001000

 

 

NWT PRL button down. Not available right now.

 

1000

 

 

Also picked up a staple Zegna white shirt and a striped Lacoste dress shirt, but both are getting the treatment right now.

post #56222 of 112438
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Same in DC. However, I think the SoCal thrift prices may be double from ours eek.gif
Wearing these Bally shortwings today that Eazy hooked me up on. Got them Monday, wearing them for the 1st time. Fit great:

Thanks, man.

cheers.gif Glad they went to a good home, and damn if Bally doesn't use the softest leather for their shoes. I wish I could get pj's made of that shit.
post #56223 of 112438
Christmas came early yesterday when I returned home to discover that a Secret Santa package had been delivered - it was the perfect ending to a hectic day. And it's just as well it came early because I'm going to need some lead time to get ready for my thrift fit pic. I might actually have to do a series and combine into a Look Book post, to get the full range! biggrin.gif

A book shout out to CapnWes for the his thoughtfulness and generosity. He truly demonstrates the Spirit of Christmas. I will raise my glass of Christmas cheer to him for 12 days this season. cheers.gif
post #56224 of 112438

Okay, slightly devastated and also wanting to learn. 

 

Found my first Oxxford piece, a pair of b/w houndstooth suit trousers.  Thing is, they're orphaned.

 

What does one do?!  Leave them?  Buy them for the $3 they're asking and keep them to study and savor?

 

I got the opportunity to feel, see, and examine some first class suiting so that is definitely encouraging.


Edited by FugueMeister - 12/5/12 at 9:25am
post #56225 of 112438
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You have good taste... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I think he out-spooed you with the peak lapels.
post #56226 of 112438
Grrr. A stylish smaller guy was slain and I only got a Steven Alan shirt and a apc shirt in size small. A local volume flipper grabbed everything else... I saw selvedge jeans suits and dozens of shirts by the armfull by the time I got there. Will prob go back throughout the day.
post #56227 of 112438

While they are good for almost absolutely nothing... here is a pretty good discount I thought I would pass along.

 

Jos. A. Bank (yes that shitty name has just popped into the thread) is doing a 70% off regular priced items sale. Why post a deal for 70% off of junk you ask?

 

Because they have shoe trees, collar stays, cedar shoe rack, tie racks, tie bars, etc. Shoe trees come out to $7.50 each. Not bad considering if I even find a pair at a thrift they want at least 5 bucks and always seem to not be the right size for my big feet. Figured it might be useful for some of the basic accessories.

 

http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/SubCategory_11001_10050_9261511

 

Edit: They do carry Allen Edmonds, but the discount code only works for 25% off of shoes.

 

70% off code: SEVENTY

Free Shipping Code: FREESHIP

post #56228 of 112438
My meager finds for the day, Brioni sport shirt, wool and cotton, needs the treatment.

First skeet blanket I've picked up in a long while. I love how the logo is a dude chasing a dollar sign, pretty much sums it up right there.


I think I'll be holding on to these just for shits and giggles.

Saks Fifth Ave Scottish cashmere, cream colored, roll neck sweater. I'm not sure I'm really the turtle neck type of guy, but for $2, I figured I could find out. Thing is soft as a baby's ass.

post #56229 of 112438
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

what are you, a socialist? if the nissan dealership wants to charge $900 for a $200 job THAT'S THEIR RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY. if they don't want to take payments over the phone and possibly lose business THAT'S THEIR RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY. it's called capitalism. and guess what, IT'S YOUR RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE NEXT TIME.
jeez, the amount of entitlement in this country is amazing. i don't like the price they quoted me, so THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SAVE ME. i don't like their payment options SO THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SAVE ME.

No, it is called holding the guy's car hostage in the belief that he will pay the dealership an astronomical amount for a repair because he had the misfortune to break down many miles from home. Where I come from, it is called an unethical business practice. Let's review. Perhaps I missed something.

1. Car breaks down a long way from home and is towed to dealership.

2. Dealership charges $65 to take a look at said vehicle to diagnose a cracked radiator (which I think in itself is a stupid high amount) and tells him it'll be $900 to put it right.

3. Car owner does a little research, determines that the repair can be accomplished for much less money and decides to take it elsewhere.

4. Dealer won't release the car unless the guy drives two hours to deliver the funds in person.

Assuming I have all of this correct, then the OP has every right to go to war against the dealership, and that includes calling the consumer protection division of the state in question as well Nissan HQ. The government is, most certainly, supposed to protect consumers in cases like this. The issue here is that the dealership is claiming that there is no way that they it send or receive money outside a face-to-face transaction, and so you either take a half-day off of work to hand us a check or credit card or let us rip you off again by overcharging for a repair. That a business in this day and age can only accept money in a face-to-face transaction is utter hogwash. Do you think the dealership would say no to someone who asked to pay for a repair in advance with a credit card over the phone? Of course they would not.

Reporting such unethical practices to the attorney general may not bring immediate satisfaction to the OP, but it can accomplish one other very important thing: It puts others on notice to avoid the company in question. I don't know about the OP's state, but in my state, it is very easy to contact the AG's office and find out how many complaints have been made against any given company and how those complaints were resolved. Now, there are always going to be a few impossible-to-please folks out there who file complaints, but patterns are easy to spot. When my wife and I put windows in our house, checking the AG was one of the precautions we took before selecting a contractor, and it was very instructive. A couple of the bidders had a bazillion complaints. The guy we went with had none, put in a competitive bid and we are very happy with the work.

In sum, if you get screwed by a business, don't just stay bent over, ask for another and assume that's the way things have to be. Fight back. This is, after all, America.
post #56230 of 112438
It's finally cold enough to bust out this gem, custom made English job from the bay that I treated myself to with thrift/ebay monies.


Tradly green tweed I picked up on Saturday, vest from Wes, some other stuff and Alden shells.

post #56231 of 112438
Quote:
Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

Okay, slightly devastated and also wanting to learn. 

Found my first Oxxford piece, a pair of b/w houndstooth suit trousers.  Thing is, they're orphaned.

What does one do?!  Leave them?  Buy them for the $3 they're asking and keep them to study and savor?

I got the opportunity to feel, see, and examine some first class suiting so that is definitely encouraging.

What makes you think they're orphans? They're probably just odd trousers, and even if not, the houndstooth pattern certainly means you can treat them as such.
post #56232 of 112438

I'm always so jelly about how well you pull off this look, nohomo. 

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

It's finally cold enough to bust out this gem, custom made English job from the bay that I treated myself to with thrift/ebay monies.


Tradly green tweed I picked up on Saturday, vest from Wes, some other stuff and Alden shells.

post #56233 of 112438
2 Zegna Wool and Cashmere SCs (one is 90% cashmere), 1 Canali SC and 1 Canali Navy Window Pane Suit. All dual vent, 2-button (all unavailable):







The tagged size on this one (the Zegna) is smaller than I normally wear, but I think it fits pretty good. Just need to lengthen the sleeves. The smaller size worked in my favor as I don't need to take the waist in at all.

post #56234 of 112438

Brooks Brothers Tweed 42R

 

700

 

 

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700

 

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Harris Tweed 42R

 

700

 

 

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700

 

700

 

 

Browning Tweed 42R

 

700

 

 

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700

 

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700

 

 

Burberry London (Hickey Freeman) Wool/Cashmere Blend - Tagged 42R - measures like a 44R

 

700

 

 

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700

 

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Cashmere Tweed 40R-40L

700

 

 

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700

 

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Vintage Green Tweed Suit - 40R 33/30

700

 

 

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700

 

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Hickey Freeman Blue Herringbone Suit, Wool/Cashmere Blend 44L 40/31

 

700

 

 

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700

 

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Hickey Freeman Gray Herringbone Stripe Suit, Wool/cashmere blend 44L 39/30

700

 

 

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700

 

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Hickey Freeman Navy Staple Suit - 44L 38/30

700

 

 

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700

 

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700

 

 

 Classic J. Press Blue and Brass Presstige SC - Tagged 40R but measures like a 42R

700

 

 

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700

 

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700

 

 

Lubiam 1911 SC - 44R

700

 

 

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700

 

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Oxxford Blue Glen Plaid Suit 44L 41/30

700

 

 

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700

 

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Oxxford Gray Glen Plaid Suit 44L 39/31

700

 

 

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700

 

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Here is the orphan I couldn't bring myself to leave at the orphanage.

 

Strickland and Sons, Savile Row Tailor, 44R

 

Double breasted, peak lapel, pick stitch, ticket pocket, boutonniere loop, and finished lapel, surgeon cuffs, double vented, fully canvassed. 

700

 

 

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post #56235 of 112438
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

I'm always so jelly about how well you pull off this look, nohomo. 

Thanks Andro, it's been a slow process, two years ago, I was still wearing hoodies, jeans and dunks on a regular basis. I really have to give credit to this thread and the vibrant thrift scene in Chicago for how my style has transformed, especially in the last year.
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