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Ties



I'm guessing the Balmain tie below is not Balmain worth bragging about, but I figured I'd post it anyways in case someone wants to comment and confirm for PSA like purposes.

Brooks Brothers Braided Belt NWOT

Polo / Crockett & Jones Tassel Loafers
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Red Wing Wabasha Chukka Boots NWOT
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Chester Barrie Green-ish Felt (??) Sport Coat
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Very. Nice.

Interesting, those PRLs by C&J look exactly like a pair of Aldens I thrifted for myself. And I think the felt is really just flannelized wool, but I could be wrong.
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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.

 

Truth be told, I wasn't overly upset about driving down there. 

 

1. I was so bored at work (other than Styleforum/eBay).

2. I was permitted to take a company vehicle.

3. I was on the clock the whole time.

4. I stopped at 4 thrift stores. I didn't find anything, but how does the saying go. "A bad day thrifting is better than a good day at work"

 

Still I did feel it was a bit ridiculous, but was too exhausted to fight the system.

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I found a thrift shop with a lot of great stuff today. They had a few Hickey Freeman suits/blazers and Zegna suits. There was probably a dozen Ascot Chang shirts that were unfortunately too small for me. They were probably a slim Medium.

 

I picked up these two for $20 each:

 

I know it's hard to tell the colors but it's a light green. Dual vent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This looks grey but up close is a mix of Yellow, Blue etc... No vent.

 

 

 


Edited by LBC Demon - 12/5/12 at 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Very. Nice.
Interesting, those PRLs by C&J look exactly like a pair of Aldens I thrifted for myself. And I think the felt is really just flannelized wool, but I could be wrong.

Thanks. I was thinking the same thing. I have a couple of the Aldens at home I was comparing them to as well.

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Score on those Red Wings. I can only assume that a) they're unavailable and b) they're nowhere near an 8.5/9.

Sorry. They are a larger size. I wish they were smaller. I really want a pair for myself now.
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Any of this avail? smile.gif  Specifically the SC and the Brioni Ties.

I always keep the ties, and not sure about the SC yet.
post #56255 of 124634
Dang Allen P, sick ties! PM sent.

EDIT - I then saw the post above and realized I was dumb
Edited by staxringold - 12/5/12 at 1:41pm
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Dear Secret santa gift recipient,

 

I apologize that I am a slacker and just mailed your package out today. I hope you enjoy! biggrin.gif

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Dang... RIP Dave Brubeck
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Go back.

 

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Originally Posted by LBC Demon View Post

I found a thrift shop with a lot of great stuff today. They had a few Hickey Freeman suits/blazers and Zegna suits. There was probably a dozen Ascot Chang shirts that were unfortunately too small for me. They were probably a slim Medium.

 

 

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Found a few nice shirts during lunch at the thrift down the block:

 

My iPhone's camera doesn't like fluorescent lights. This one's green, close to teal, tagged 17 x 36 w/French cuffs. Available, if anyone wants it.

 

700

 

First Hawkes & Curtis I've seen, looks nice (and not available).

 

700

 

Colors really came out weird in this one. It's actually a rich, fairly dark blue pinpoint oxford, measured by hand to be 16x35. I read somewhere that if you can fit into a Sisley shirt, you're not eating enough. I tried to put it on. Confirmed I'm eating well. Available to all you young guys with the metabolism of a golder retriever puppy who have trouble finding fitted shirts.

 

700

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Jos. Bank gets a worse name than they deserve, I think. If you buy the better stuff they make and at the steep discounts they offer it's perfectly fine. I have a bunch of basic ties and shirts from them. Plus my suit wardrobe is currently entirely JOS (but it's admittedly introductory).

I can't count how many times I've browsed the suit racks at a thrift store, spotted a nice looking jacket with material that felt great, got excited, and then saw the Jos. Banks label and was very disappointed. I think there's a lesson here and I'm a slow learner.

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Dang... RIP Dave Brubeck

+1
Saw him in concert once upon a time, an open amphitheater under the stars, in another continent. It was magical.
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He's off finding new time signatures in another dimension.

Diggin this performance/video

These cats are too cool for school man. Workin the kit in a suit and tie, just enough cuff showing too haha.

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Fishy went thrifting. 

 

Fishy goes hard.

 

 

Both available.

 

 

 

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BB Made in Italy, so new the tag was still in one pocket. Functional cuff buttons on this mother!

 

 

700

 

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post #56264 of 124634
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Originally Posted by westling View Post

I can't count how many times I've browsed the suit racks at a thrift store, spotted a nice looking jacket with material that felt great, got excited, and then saw the Jos. Banks label and was very disappointed. I think there's a lesson here and I'm a slow learner.

I know what I'm about to say doesn't get a lot of love on this thread (or on SF for that matter), but if the jacket fits, has a nice cut and good fabric - and you like it - then go for it. No one knows what you're wearing but you. Fit and cut are most important.
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I know what I'm about to say doesn't get a lot of love on this thread (or on SF for that matter), but if the jacket fits, has a nice cut and good fabric - and you like it - then go for it. No one knows what you're wearing but you. Fit and cut are most important.

+1
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