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Sweet thanks guys. I can't believe now I almost put this one back but details were a little sketchy on a quick google search on my phone.

Are Cable & Co shoes worth picking up at all? Left a pair of size 9 black perforated cap toe behind. Made in Italy but didn't seem to be anything special.
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Sweet thanks guys. I can't believe now I almost put this one back but details were a little sketchy on a quick google search on my phone.
Are Cable & Co shoes worth picking up at all? Left a pair of size 9 black perforated cap toe behind. Made in Italy but didn't seem to be anything special.

Not familiar with Cable & Co. Carroll and Co or Cable Car Co are both solid-to-very-good brands, if it's one of those.
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Sweet thanks guys. I can't believe now I almost put this one back but details were a little sketchy on a quick google search on my phone.
Are Cable & Co shoes worth picking up at all? Left a pair of size 9 black perforated cap toe behind. Made in Italy but didn't seem to be anything special.

I grabbed a nothing special pair of those last week. 10 day listing, 3 days left, 20 page views, 1 watcher, one minimum bid. I don't think they have much of a fan base. Cap toes might do a little better, but I don't see it.

 

 

Cable & Co Loafers 11 D Black Leather Tassel Kiltie Slip On Italy Moc Toe EUC

post #56389 of 102767
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Absolutely! smile.gif

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post #56390 of 102767
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Got the Brioni back from the dry cleaners and the pit stains didn't really change. Anyone ever have a jacket relined? How much does that run? Still deciding, it's a perfect fit in some places but I fear a hair short in the sleeves.

 

Relining should cost you about $50-100 if you are using standard linings.

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Hermes (lining needs repair but otherwise flawless):


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My tailor stuck two pins through the front of this Hermes tie tonight while pinning the lining...on purpose. He claims there is nothing to worry about, the holes will steam out with no pulls. I am doubtful.

The guy has done 50+ jobs for me, never a problem. Won't make a big deal over it with him, but ffffuuuu.gif
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Just got some selvedged unbranded jeans from ocooney for his cost. Thank you very much. They are awesome!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Glad they'll work for you.
And I got my Secret Santa package today.
Since Wes is holding out on me, I will also wait for the official date.

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This is some really remarkable facial expression consistency.

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Absolutely! smile.gif

lol8[1].gifsnork[1].gif If my package from Wes came today, expect another one tomorrow. biggrin.gif
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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


Shipped when!? Got it today. Have not opened it yet. I will be waiting for the actual date to open.



& to my recipient, I still need to ship. Very sorry for being a SUPERslacker.
Edited by dustinmyself - 12/6/12 at 7:01pm
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I went back to my hidden gem for some more blazers/sport coats with a buddy to see what fit him. We got some great stuff. They have a bunch of suits and coats sitting in the back waiting for me to buy them but they said I couldn't look at them until they are priced.

 

It turns out that all of these Zegna and Corneliani coats that I picked up from this place are from the CEO of Mattel. I found his business cards in multiple coats and some of the fabric tags have his name.

 

 

Hickey Freeman Blazer $25 - For my friend

 

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Corneliani $30 - For me 

 

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Zegna Tux $40 - For my friend. They came with the pants but I don't know if they are the Zegna pants as there are no tags in them but they look and feel correct. They also came with a cummerbund and bow tie but I think they may be from a different tux. I told him that I would take it off his hands if it turns out he didn't want it. The pants are a little tight on him and he was hoping he could let them out a little bit. If it doesn't work out I will have it for trade. Size 42r and probably 33 Waist

 

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Zegna Trofeo Slacks - Up for trade. They feel really nice but are a little small for me. I wear 34 and these are 32 I believe. The first picture is more true to their color. They are regular khaki color, not as dull as the other pics look.

 

Measurements:

W: 16"

Inseam:30.75"

 

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post #56396 of 102767
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post


Glad they'll work for you.
And I got my Secret Santa package today.
Since Wes is holding out on me, I will also wait for the official date.
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It's not my fault. My wife won't let me open it. It's just sitting there, the only gift under the tree, taunting me.

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I've had good luck w/ some of the dress shirts lately, so I'm going to give it a shot posting some pants that are not my size. All are available.
Luciano Barbera 34 X 33 flat front and cuffed. CLAIMED
Brioni 32 X 33.5 pleated and cuffed
EM'S of MASON'S 36 X 34.5 flat front no cuffs
Incotex "Chino Lino" 34 X 29 flat front no cuffs
Incotex 34 X 27.5 (w/ 2.5" to let) flat front no cuffs
Ermenegildo Zegna 34 X 28 pleated and cuffed Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Boston, eh? Apparently I've been slacking... I blame finals!
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post


Shipped when!? Got it today. Have not opened it yet. I will be waiting for the actual date to open.
& to my recipient, I still need to ship. Very sorry for being a SUPERslacker.

 

Ha yesterday! Having dealt with Wes, I forgot how quick things deliver to your area!

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Edited - styleforum didn't like firefox


Edited by half lunatic - 12/6/12 at 8:47pm
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I am thinking of changing the way I look for stuff in thrift stores and perhaps cut my time in half by focussing predominantly in the womans section.
Insane amounts of volume thrifters lately OCD'ing in the menswear section and I am unable to be the early bird at these venues. I arrived half an hour after opening time to find 2 woman with carts overflowing with menswear and at least 4 other guys with stuff in all sizes reamed over their arms.
It is hard work flipping through racks where the 4 GW's I like to frequent have a nasty habit of bunching stuff up making it a tough gig to shift items over. I had to use all my strength to squash all suits and shirts to one side and heard a nasty cracking sound of all the coat hangers splintering. The woman's sections are remarkably well organized, the mens sections are awful to flip through.
I did find a NWOB AE shoes completely unworn. They were in the changing rooms which I do check from time to time. That was just dumb luck. Also picked up an Armani Black Label suit nestled in the womans clothing section. For me, in the woman's section, could have walked away with a Paul Stuart single breasted cashmere overcoat with leather trim on sleeves, lapels, and back - but jacket was orange and leather trim was dark brown - absolutely hideous looking. Decided to leave it there.
Rant over, I am quite pissed off since I worked my ass off today and now have a headache from constantly having to move stuff aside and having 3 or four people surrounding me competitively lifting gear. In the woman's section, wonderful clarity and few ladies and a better probability of finding some nice mens gear hidden in there.

I almost always find men's clothing in the women's sections, actually some great stuff over the past year. Starting to pick up some women's clothes for eBay too. Entirely different program. . . 

 

 

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I've been to Alex's reweavery in Los Angeles. Hands down the BEST reweaver tailor probably in the U.S. Zegna even sends items from there as I saw many boxes from their HQ location. I've gone to Alexs for 3 small holes in a suit I picked up from B&S (seller didnt see the holes so he reimbursed me) and this was a POW pattern. They did a phenomenal job. Depending on the size and how many, you'll spend around $100

 

I have used Star Cleaners in Shawnee Mission KS for various garment repairs - They specialize in mail order as well as leather repair; http://www.starcleanerskc.com/garment-repair.html

 

So far they have always exceeded my expectations. I am sending off two sweaters this weekend for moth damage repair. I will try to do before and after photos and track the pricing.

 

FYI - Alex website is here via Yelp; http://www.yelp.com/biz/alexs-reweaving-los-angeles 

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