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Enson is a fairly good men's store in New Haven. Sells lower high end stuff and can order high end stuff. Tailor on premises does bespoke I think. First class service always and not that pricey. They used to have branded apparel, most likely from likes of Southwick. Store branded stuff quality was top notch, shetlands from Scotland etc.
I haven't worn DB since my wedding many years ago. But I would wear the tan with brown tones flannel, maybe, maybe brown corduroy. Purple: anything goes mate from grey, navy etc gabardine to jeans.
So sort of like a Mr. Sid in Boston -- not quite as stratospheric as Louis, Boston but if I find Mr. Sid house brand stuff I'd give it two hard looks before passing.
Was hoping you'd see my post but I am lucky to read 1/3 of what goes on here so I had no expectations. Happy Holidays.
I've found some DB stuff that's worked its way into the rotation and I get lots of compliments when I do it right. I also get similar comments to yours ("I haven't worn or seen anyone in a DB since [insert something here in the range of 1985-90], but that looks good on you"). The one that gets the most "looking good today!" is that damn Polo linen DB blazer with the "guaranteed to wrinkle" tag on the inside I poasted earlier this year...
...that doesn't mean they're coming back in fashion or anything. Let's not go that far. But rather...you can pull off the style if you combo-ize intelligently and double check Flusser & Roetzel's (and DigMeNow's) thoughts.
Found a few things, no pics yet.
VTG Big E Levi's jacket...probably mid 60s. Tag is faded, but fits near a 38
Ancient J. Riggins for Sears Mackinaw cruiser-style jacket. The lining has seen better days, but one of the nicer pieces of vintage outerwear I've picked up. No size tag, but again fits like a 38
Two pairs of Zanella Bennett, one of which is LP Super 130s. 31 x 32
Ridiculous Brooks Brothers FU unlined striped seersucker sport coat. 40R
VTG Issey Miyake women's shirt. Medium
Oh, and here's a SW&D thrift fit. Flame on. Admittedly, it is a bad photo.
Cooper down bomber (from rayxlui)
Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme vest (thrifted)
Issey Miyake Men hidden placket button down shirt (thrifted)
Helmut Lang waxed denim (from mainy)
Buttero side zip suede boots (eBay)
Edited by acosbysweater - 12/21/12 at 5:31pm
Maybe I am missing something. Is it a strategy for professional thrifter to look like they have no fashion or style sense at all? specially the ones hunting for luxury high ends goods.
I personally wear a Brioni tux when I thrift to show people what's what.
First off, I wanted to give BIG THANKS to Nataku for the shirt. It fits perfectly and looks great, and it's just what I needed. Until I can repay the favour, I'm putting a curse on every Minnesota flipper for ya.
Another thrift fit. Off to X-mas lunch with some people I used to work with.
Everything thrifted or SF acquired except for the shirt. It's Zara Man but the nicest ecru I've seen.
Jacket: Franco Ercole in Brooklyn
Tie: no name knit
PS: no name ivory silk
Denim: LVc 501s (from barrelntrigger)
Shoes: Florsheim (from GMMcL)
Love the top, love the bottom (with a bit less cuff) but together they seem incongruous. Some slacks would have made this fit great.
Yes - send directly to me.
So tempted to feed the troll....
Huge thanks to Bytor13 for an awesome secret santa gift....3 sweet and seasonally appropriate tartan ties, a PRL tie with sartorial illustrations that is awesome, Barbour cords and an amazing pair of Cuccinelli cords. Fit pic upon return from the in-laws and a trip to the tailor.
Surely not?! This guy was the consummate but scummy pro I mentioned earlier, the one who relished in spreading misinformation, using Frenchy-like strong-arm tactics, blockading aisles and deploying decoy ties. He gave me his eBay ID but it didn't check out.
Dude, this is sublime. You look like a different person!