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my favorite color purple...

new favorite song. thank you
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Zegna tie. Real?
Doesn't seem as awesome as I would suspect given the brands reputation around here.

looks legit to me
post #57813 of 125263
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Zegna tie. Real?

 

Doesn't seem as awesome as I would suspect given the brands reputation around here.

 

 

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Looks good from here.

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So, this is very much in the way of "help a brother out."

I recently moved from my old thrifting grounds of Chicago to Ankara, Turkey. Apparently the Turks do not believe in thrift stores--I have received a series of wrinkled noses when I ask about used clothing places.

I'm going to be spending a week in Rome in January (there are recompenses to the new job), and I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions for what to look for in the Eternal City, thrifting-wise. I don't need to have actual locations given (although if anyone does know of a place, you'd have my gratitude, plus probably a tie in the mail); but I'm wondering what I would even look for, category-of-store wise.

In the meantime I'm here, with an entirely thrifted wardrobe and a heavy heart. I'm contemplating retail--it's a grim business, really.
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^i don't know if there are better places in the more residential areas, but just off Piazza Navona there's a street, Via del Governo Vecchio, with 5 or 6 thrift stores with good inventory (particularly if you like Barbour coats, oddly). Also a great little hole in the wall for ties. Prices are a little elevated though, in comparison to US thrift stores.
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post


I'd like to think that high end tuxes are worth a damn, but I've continually reduced a Brioni tuxedo I have listed.  I'm all the way down to $250 BIN from my initial head-in-the-clouds BIN of $1,500.  Turns out there aren't many 46 Ls buying tuxedos this time of year...

Maybe I should look to upgrade my tux...mine is a Mani I thrifted.
post #57817 of 125263
Thank you so much for your advice about Rome! I am actually looking for a Barbour, so this might be ideal
post #57818 of 125263
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Originally Posted by alliterativerevival View Post

So, this is very much in the way of "help a brother out."
I recently moved from my old thrifting grounds of Chicago to Ankara, Turkey. Apparently the Turks do not believe in thrift stores--I have received a series of wrinkled noses when I ask about used clothing places.
I'm going to be spending a week in Rome in January (there are recompenses to the new job), and I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions for what to look for in the Eternal City, thrifting-wise. I don't need to have actual locations given (although if anyone does know of a place, you'd have my gratitude, plus probably a tie in the mail); but I'm wondering what I would even look for, category-of-store wise.
In the meantime I'm here, with an entirely thrifted wardrobe and a heavy heart. I'm contemplating retail--it's a grim business, really.

I'm not sure about Ankara, but many areas of Turkey have flea markets or bazaars. Most offer clothes, but as you've likely figured out, 99% of it is fake (though some are decent attempts). However, southern Turkey has a huge number of fabric mills and clothing factories. You'll find a number of legitimate outlets for major brands at good discounts. Some of it is marked as seconds, some from last season.
post #57819 of 125263
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

new favorite song. thank you

You're very welcome. While BayTL was almost universally panned as an album, and V-Nasty almost universally panned as a person, some of us have seen the light.
post #57820 of 125263
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Originally Posted by alliterativerevival View Post

So, this is very much in the way of "help a brother out."
I recently moved from my old thrifting grounds of Chicago to Ankara, Turkey. Apparently the Turks do not believe in thrift stores--I have received a series of wrinkled noses when I ask about used clothing places.
I'm going to be spending a week in Rome in January (there are recompenses to the new job), and I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions for what to look for in the Eternal City, thrifting-wise. I don't need to have actual locations given (although if anyone does know of a place, you'd have my gratitude, plus probably a tie in the mail); but I'm wondering what I would even look for, category-of-store wise.
In the meantime I'm here, with an entirely thrifted wardrobe and a heavy heart. I'm contemplating retail--it's a grim business, really.

Ask for the flea market to a taxi driver. Interesting place even if it's unlikely to find something. It was close to the castle. Istanbul is more fertile. Don't expect much. Tailors are very cheap and artful. People wear their stuff forever if high quality or give to less fortunate themselves. No charity stores. Try Vakko on the very end of sale, suits are made by Caruso. Try couple of bespoke tailors in places like Ulus where foreigners don't frequent and tailors are crazy cheap.
I don't expect much in Rome either. Same or similar situation.
post #57821 of 125263

Some of the stuff from this weekend

 

Banana Republic - early 90's Globe Label Travel Line, Insulated Corduroy Jacket - Tagged Medium (measures like a 44)

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Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece 3 Piece Flannel - 41R 35/28

3 small holes on the inner thigh of the trousers

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Brooks Brothers, Midnight Blue and Brass 3 roll 2, 46L

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Brooks Brothers Glen Plaid Flannel, 42L 38/30

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Brooks Brothers POW Plaid, 42L 38/32

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Brooks Brothers Seersucker, for T-Rex - 42S (21.5 sleeves WTF)

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Brooks Brothers Tweed, 42R

sold this nearly same one two weeks ago for big bucks, hoping for a repeat.

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Belvest Cashmere Tweed - 38S

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Here is that 1968 Bomber Jacket (Martin Lane Co.) from Friday again, Tagged 46, fits quite snug.

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Harris Tweed rainbow weave - 44R

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Hickey Freeman Nailhead Check /windowpane plaid SC - 46L

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New Fashions for T-Rex with fantastic lining - 42XS (21" sleeves, 26 BOC - WTF)

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Made in England - Orvis Harris Tweed 3 roll 2, Patch pocket - 40R (too long for you barrelntrigger, sorry)

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Edited by capnwes - 12/18/12 at 6:20am
post #57822 of 125263
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Made in England - Orvis Harris Tweed 3 roll 2, Patch pocket - 40R (too long for you barrelntrigger, sorry)

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post #57823 of 125263
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

NWT Fabio Inghirami ("Ingram") pants. Vitale Barberis Super 110. Flat front, super slim (think Mabitex or slimmer Incontex) 37 x unhemmed. Underrated brand here.
PM Sent.
Agree. I bought an FI SC a while back in forest green houndstooth. Quality and cut were there there, but it was just a tad too long, so I rarely used it. Then I found something in my size. Haven't made much effort to get rid of it, since the name recognition is so much lower. Happy to make it available if anyone is 42L and needs something that color combo.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Zegna tie. Real?
Doesn't seem as awesome as I would suspect given the brands reputation around here.
Seems real. Sorry you're disappoint. Maybe it's been pressed flat; any tie would fail to impress after being through a couple of trips to the cleaners.
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Originally Posted by catside View Post

Try Vakko on the very end of sale, suits are made by Caruso. Try couple of bespoke tailors in places like Ulus where foreigners don't frequent and tailors are crazy cheap.

I'd listen to him. He knows what he's about when he talks Turkey.
Anyway, I had the same thought: What a great opportunity to try bespoke. I know Turkey doesn't have the same reputation as Italy or England, but they do some pretty good menswear out of Turkey. And I have to imagine the prices almost border on affordable.
post #57824 of 125263
Nothing epic, but two fun finds:

Polo Made in Italy Kiltie Loafers. 9 D. Need a quick shine, but otherwise in great condition.



Alan Paine Made in England Navy / White Cotton Sweater. 44



AHS
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Kilt looks like 10 sizes too big for those shoes biggrin.gif
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