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Originally Posted by Lockwood View Post

I just picked up a beautiful Suit at the Sally Ann. Wonder if anyone could help me out with the manufacturer. It's a Michele D'Ambra, made in Italy. Nothing online about it, it's a gem.

Anyone know anything about this line? I saw one last night and the quote is the only mention I could find on here.
post #56582 of 102786
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


I've done this a few times before and it does pay off. Yes, creepy but the possible benefits outweigh getting hung up on. Usually I'll say they left a business card in their pocket. Makes it a little less creeper-ish. peepwall[1].gif

 

Actually, I could send an email mentioning that I lived in Hong Kong from about 1998 through 2010 and ask if he has a history there, too, given all the Ascot Changs. Less awkward than making a phone call and having his wife tell me that he just died of some horrible undiagnosed disease he picked up in Wanchai.

 

Gotta think about this. The wife's happy with our thrifting excursions but this might bring it all to a halt.

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Originally Posted by catside View Post

^That's creepy!

It got me 8 recent Isaia suits, 5 shirts and a small number of Isaia ties for $50 that were headed for the Salvation Army, so..... foo.gif
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Originally Posted by westling View Post

 

Actually, I could send an email mentioning that I lived in Hong Kong from about 1998 through 2010 and ask if he has a history there, too, given all the Ascot Changs. Less awkward than making a phone call and having his wife tell me that he just died of some horrible undiagnosed disease transferable only through exchange of textiles

 

Gotta think about this. The wife's happy with our thrifting excursions but this might bring it all to a halt.

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SW&D heads, please school me;
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All available, Edwins are 34/30ish, Nudies are ladies 28/32, PRL wool tie & Harrods silk lined wool/cashmere scarf.
post #56586 of 102786

Today's pickups. (Available)

Paul Stuart 42 R   36 X 31

700

Paul Stuart 15.5 X 34 (M)

700

Canali and Charles Tyrwhitt both are 16.5 X 34

700


Edited by John Sullivan - 12/8/12 at 1:40pm
post #56587 of 102786
pretty cool made in italy jacket. Do you guys think thats a women's Down polo jacket.





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In the process of having my best haul ever right now. Two carts full to the brim. Need another hour in this store.
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My experience with re-weavers has been that if it the hole is in an inconspicuous area, it might be OK. But I wouldn't want a re-weave mole right in the place someone will look when shaking my hand. And $100 to re-weave a light blue suit I would never have occasion to wear didn't seem worthwhile.

 

Interesting note about the textile re-manufacturers. Just wish the thrift store employees took half as much care in looking for holes as they do in marking up 'desirable' brands.

 

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


If an Isaia with a hole was recent and fit me, I'd totally take a chance on the thrift price and send it to a reweaver to see if it could be fixed. Even if it cost $100-150, it'd be a bargain.

 

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Originally Posted by Towers View Post


Clearly I need to get to the city more often.
Seriously though, all donations help; for profits (v.v., talize) pay the associated charity by weight before the goods are sorted so if its on the floor there its because of lazy backroom staff, or they thought the label was enough to sell it, and goodwill/sa can bundle unsold clothes and flip them to textile re-manufacturers.

 

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post


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 really dig Oliver Spencer. Nice stuff, very contemporary and at a good price point. That label looks a bit older, but should still make someone very happy.

 

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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Oliver Spencer overcoat. Size 40. Medium weight and in perfect condition. Brown. Working Cuffs. Made in EU



Must admit that I wasn't familiar with Oliver Spencer. Probably going up on the Streetwear Denim B&S thread.
AHS

 

Speaking of re-weaving, for what it's worth, you can get denim darned. These guys will fix that right up.

 

By the way, have I said lately how much I hate that we're the same size in EVERYTHING?

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

 

 

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N&F Weird Guy.  There's a small hole in the knee area.  ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif.  But otherwise hey're seriously mint...probably worn a handful of times.

 

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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post

I found a Gant Woolster.  I am thinking 60's era. Might not be a good find but I really like the feel and history of these. 

 

 

700

 

700

 

Nice! I have a Gant Rugger remake of the Woolster, probably not as high quality as that one, but I love it. Very warm.

post #56590 of 102786
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

SW&D heads, please school me;
ebay0185.jpg
All available, Edwins are 34/30ish, Nudies are ladies 28/32, PRL wool tie & Harrods silk lined wool/cashmere scarf.

Those Edwins look like selvedge and are buckle backs. NICE! Edwins is basically the Levis of Japan, except with a higher starting price point and AFAIK, all their jeans are made in Japan. Their basic, non selvedge offerings start at about $80-$100. The ones you have would be equivilant to LVC or higher when comparing the brand to Levis. Those jeans likely retailed $250+ and are pretty tough to come by outside of Japan.
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

In the process of having my best haul ever right now. Two carts full to the brim. Need another hour in this store.

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post #56591 of 102786
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

^That's creepy!
It got me 8 recent Isaia suits, 5 shirts and a small number of Isaia ties for $50 that were headed for the Salvation Army, so..... foo.gif

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Originally Posted by John Sullivan View Post

Today's pickups. (Available)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

700

700

700

If I had a penny everyone someone put "available" but left off sizes.....

 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

In the process of having my best haul ever right now. Two carts full to the brim. Need another hour in this store.

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Any kid sized? peepwall[1].gif

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So, after a couple of weeks of not finding shit, I had a decent day yesterday...

 

Not Pictured:

Borrelli Button-Down Collar, Mitered Cuffs, Large Beige/White Stripe Shirt

 

Vineyard Vines 100s 2-Ply Check shirt

This ended up having a huge tear on the sleeve. Hate when I dont spot things like this!

 

Seven for all Mankind 'The Straight' Jeans. To pay for my addiction of course.

 

RRL 'Boy Fit' Jeans with horrible wear treatment. It makes the jeans look cheap. Might post photos later.

 

Now on to the photo'd stuff.

 

Gloverall 100% New Wool Pea Coat, Sz. M.

Ive been trying to do some research because I cant figure out if this is a Mens or Womens.

The color says Womens and the shoulders feel kinda narrow. Is there an easy way to tell on the Gloveralls?

 

 

1000

1000

 

Burberry London Classic Fit Pique Polo...

1000

 

Psycho Bunny 'Grande Bunny" Pique Polo...

1000

 

This was a little bit of surprise...

John Smedley x Supreme, Sea Island Cotton Long Sleeve Polo.

It has be new without tags cause it had some stickers inside at the hem. Researc shows its from SS05 so it mustve sat in someones closet forever.

Just wish it wasn't in Brown.

1000

 

Acne "Max Raw" Jeans.

Non-selvedge and obviously washed...

Oh yeah, Rivets on the back pockets.

 

1000

 

1000

 

Clark's Desert Boots in Beeswax Leather...

1000

post #56593 of 102786

Brianpore,

My sincerest apologies. Thank you for the "heads up". I've edited the OP to show sizes. Sorry about that. I promise not to let that happen again!!
 

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post


Gloverall 100% New Wool Pea Coat, Sz. M.
Ive been trying to do some research because I cant figure out if this is a Mens or Womens.
The color says Womens and the shoulders feel kinda narrow. Is there an easy way to tell on the Gloveralls?




Nice finds! That Smedley x Supreme is $$$. The jacket is a women's. Look at how it buttons.
post #56595 of 102786
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Gloverall 100% New Wool Pea Coat, Sz. M.
Ive been trying to do some research because I cant figure out if this is a Mens or Womens.
The color says Womens and the shoulders feel kinda narrow. Is there an easy way to tell on the Gloveralls?


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I'd go with women's. It looks as though it should button on the other side, did the other flap have buttons holes? That single button looks as though it goes on the inside.

Gloverall duffles are difficult to tell and the women's look just like the men's, except for the buttoning. Since they look the same, it's not a big deal to buy/wear a women's duffle if you don't mind the buttons on the opposite side.
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