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post #5881 of 118185
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
You mean Eton?

Also, nice score on the Zanellas! I never find newer Zanellas without pleats. Any in a 36?

They are all double pleated, but not in the 80's way.
Some are platinum line.
Eton, yes.
There were about 30 Eton shirts
50 Zanella pants
I snagged all the Zegna and Oxxford pants.
post #5882 of 118185
Went to a thrift store yesterday for the first time in weeks and found a Ralph Lauren RRL wool coat for $12 in great condition Bought an Avon Celli wool/cashmere/silk sweater on eBay for $30 shipped, a few days ago bought a Cucinelli polo shirt for $30 shipped, and not quite as great but $49 shipped for a Cucinelli button-down shirt
post #5883 of 118185
I made my first MC-related thrift purchase yesterday (second thrift clothing purchase ever), so I was hoping you guys could tell me how I did. This thread had inspired me to wander into thrifts here and there and flip through the jackets, but I rarely see a label that's even worthy of mention in this thread.

Anyway, I saw this Hickey Freeman sport coat and it looked about my size so I tried it on. A closer look and I saw it was pure cashmere and a 38S, so I brought it home.

The only sport coats I have are a couple of slim fit blazers in corduroy, so I'll need some help judging the fit on this one, since it seems like a fuller cut and softer material. Thoughts?

I threw a dress shirt on just to compare the sleeve lengths. The jacket sleeves look a fraction of an inch too short to me; opinions?


The labels and the fact that it's double-vented are what convinced me to get it. I don't know much else about these things.


Is that shoulder basting thread I see? Could that mean the jacket's never been worn? Or does it just mean the previous owner didn't remove it? The vents were opened up.


The herringbone pattern has a bit of a warmer tone to it, like the picture below.
post #5884 of 118185
^^^ That looks damned near perfect to me. At first I thought the sleeves might be a little short, but I now think your shirt sleeves are just a little long. Beautiful coat and it does appear to be NWOT. Great find and another, newly addicted thrifter I'm sure!
post #5885 of 118185
That's a nice jacket and it fits you well. Let the sleeves out a bit and it'll look great.
post #5886 of 118185
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Originally Posted by Threak View Post
I made my first MC-related thrift purchase yesterday (second thrift clothing purchase ever), so I was hoping you guys could tell me how I did. This thread had inspired me to wander into thrifts here and there and flip through the jackets, but I rarely see a label that's even worthy of mention in this thread. Anyway, I saw this Hickey Freeman sport coat and it looked about my size so I tried it on. A closer look and I saw it was pure cashmere and a 38S, so I brought it home. The only sport coats I have are a couple of slim fit blazers in corduroy, so I'll need some help judging the fit on this one, since it seems like a fuller cut and softer material. Thoughts? I threw a dress shirt on just to compare the sleeve lengths. The jacket sleeves look a fraction of an inch too short to me; opinions?
that is a god dam awesome jacket. looks new too (besides the basting thread on the shoulders). i'd probably if i found out how much you paid for it. i have been looking for a solid gray herringbone in forever and seriously contemplated paying teddieriley $700 for the RLPL version of that coat that didn't even fit me that well
post #5887 of 118185
^^^ Definitely too short... I think it would look better on me.
post #5888 of 118185
^HF looks good, maybe let sleeves out a smidge. I might just let it ride, though.

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Originally Posted by illeagle View Post
Went to a thrift store yesterday for the first time in weeks and found a Ralph Lauren RRL wool coat for $12 in great condition


Love that RRL jacket!
post #5889 of 118185
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Originally Posted by MKB View Post
Posted this in Ask a Question, Get an Answer a couple of days ago, but haven't gotten any love there, so I'm afraid I need to post it here. Just should have come here first. Can anyone recommend a good shoe stretcher? I did a SF search, but only came up with an unavailable link to an old ebay auction and some suggestions from people that don't sound as though they had actually used it. Is it worth getting one stretches length and width(understanding that you can't get much stretch lengthwise), or go with one that does width only? It won't be for anything really specific, just for those thrifted shoes that might be a little too tight.

In retrospect, I do believe that this may not have been the proper place to post this question, and for that I apologize. My thought at the time was that, because I would be using the item mentioned exclusively for thrifted shoes (and because I didn't wish to clutter up the forum with a seperate request), the post was relevant enough to warrant inclusion here. Please, carry on.
post #5890 of 118185
^ And I believe that, because of that, the thrifting gods punished me today. Got absolutely NOTHING. Found four pairs of AEs, but one was too small and the other three were just nasty.
post #5891 of 118185
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Any chance of seeing these?
Sold
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Helluva score
post #5893 of 118185
i don't make it out to thrift stores very often and havent had much luck. typically, the vast majority of the clothing in my local shops are XL and up. also i seem to live in a fasion black hole. i stopped in a local shop and gave a look around... most things were typical.... the shoes all looked like they should have been thrown away. same with most of the dress shirts. found a nice shetland sweater of unknown origin that i could have pictured in a j crew catalog at some point. a little scratchy but i usually wear them over a collared shirt. i pop over to the suit rack which is normally sparsley populated... 10-20 suits at most and typically the lowest quality junk... Staffords, Chaps, and worse. this time there were probably 100 suits. went in for a closer look... they were all Kitons. just kidding. but i rarely ever see anything worth a closer looked (read, they all look too cheap to touch with bare hands), much less anything in my size. i stumbled onto a gourgeos tan tweed sportcoat with suede tab hanging above the notch that you see of some RL coats, tried it on and it felt as if it had been tailored for me. it had no markings. there was another sportcoat next to it in a plaid wool (possibly cashmere?) that fit almost identically. obviously both from the same donor. and next to them another nice sportcoat in grey marked "100% camelhair". beautiful hand and fit decently although will need a visit to a tailor. a little further down the rack, a houndstooth cashmere jacket with Saks 5th Avenue all over the lining. not sure who makes their jackets but it is gourgeous and very well constructed although i doubt its recent. this one was too long for me but fits my father-in-law quite well. So there were no Kitons, Brionis or Lobbs but i could easily see myself buying any one of the jackets new (on sale :-) ) for any of those jackets and will be keeping them all for my own wear (minus the Saks). and all were half off so my total bill was about $25. i'm starting to see the draw.. may be hitting my local thrifts a little more often.
post #5894 of 118185
One of the stores today was chock-full of lovely small-label handmade Italian jackets and suits, but all way too big for me.

Nonetheless, I managed to find one Borelli and one Barbera shirt for a reasonable price.
post #5895 of 118185
What size were they?
If my size, can I proxy you?
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