Managed to snatch a few hours to hit some stores, mostly coming away empty-handed, though I found a couple of beautiful things if I do say so myself.
I haven't found the magical thrift with the piles and piles of NWT selvage jeans, however. Do the other LA guys tell me where it is after I find my first 7-fold tie?
Couple of recent finds and a n00b question below. Everything is available.
Some ties: Luciano Barbera and Robert Talbott BOC x2, L-R.
BB Makers, PRL, BB Makers, L- R.
Some nice shirts. Canali french cuff 17-43, E Zegna XL, Isaia 17-43.
Any XLs want to jump on these? RLPL shirts:
And then there's this piece of awesomeness. Is this the same print as the smoking jacket CesarC posted a few days back? It's a 40S.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And my new favorite tie I've found, after the three recent Zegnas, a beautiful Holland & Holland.
Not pictured: BB made-in-USA OCBD in 16-3, PRL khaki cotton SC.
And some passes: an Orvis pith helmet (!) - my size, too, but didn't seem flippable at the price and god knows I'd never wear it. And some squarish-toed Prada loafers with damage on the toe. Good passes?OK so here's my other question.
Feel free to tell me to take it to the eBay forum.
A couple of days ago, I was in a Marshall's and posted here that I could proxy for a nice Canali SC, 44L, wool/silk blend. Some pics here:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No one responded immediately and I had to run, so I took a chance and bought it, assuming someone would PM me when they saw it - I can't find it now, but there was a recent back-and-forth over someone on the board leaving behind something similar at a TJ Maxx or something, and getting lightly admonished for it.
No one has PMd, though. Is that because a) Canali isn't worth it at the price ($350 + tax + shipping) for any of the 44Ls here, b) the pattern is too voguish/ugly (FWIW I love it), or c) because I'm new here and people don't know me yet? Or D) some combo of all of the above?
Regardless, any suggestions on what I should do? Seems like NWT Canali SCs go on eBay for about $75 - $100 more than I paid for it, but I don't want to wait a few months to get my money back if I do a BIN. I could also just return it and get my money back, but now it's worked its way into my brain