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post #59851 of 115880

It has been a slow week since I was on my death bed for half of it.....

Had a sore throat and minor congestion about 2 weeks ago, as typically happens with me, it drained into my lungs and irritated my asthma, creating a respiratory infection. I never call off work, but I couldn't get out of bed. Called the doctor, told them I had a R.I. They would not see me. WTF!... Instead they sent in a prescription,...for the fucking flu. I don't have the fucking flu. Took the meds (Tamiflu) anyway, thinking it might work. Turns out I am allergic to it.  I don't have a visible rash, but it feels like I have the worlds worst sunburn...and I have had the world's worst sunburn before. Had to call the doctor again. They told me I am having an allergic reaction, and said to stop the meds, and apologized....still would not see me. WTF!! Must be the new health care kicking in.

 

Did get out today for a few minutes....

It's all self explanatory.

Going to sleep now in my brand new top of the line Sleep Number bed, fully purchased by thrift flippingicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif....first night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh sliced horn...

post #59852 of 115880
Today was apparently "Shoe Day" and I missed the memo.

Luckily I just dropped a ton of my post-Christmas dollars to fellow thrifters here and Ebay on suede shoes. And all of these are my size. So....

Anyway:

Center pic = Brooks brothers older (gold script on blue) label herringbone tweed, USA made, canvas (at least half), ticket pocket, hacking pocket, dual vent, throat latch = icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif = 41R = GODDAMIT! Anyway, plan to rock this thing until I gain the next inevitable 5 pounds.
Shoes, counter clockwise from 10:00:
J Crew Officer boot
Paraboot made in France norwegian toe in chocolate suede. Haven't done research to determine if this is brag worthy. Welted rubber sole
Peal & Co for BB, made in England black slip on. Generally good condition but some cracking at what I think is called the vamp
PRL Made in Italy choc suede penny loaf. Will need new soles.
J&M Aristocrat monk boot. Pretty thrashed, but figured I could try to bring them back to life. Turns out, the 11 AAAA (!!) width makes them juuuuuust a bit tight. So I may decide it's not worth it.
And the coup de grace: Alden shell longwing. My. First. Shell. DON'T EVEN ASK. Not available.

If I can vent for a minute: The store where I bought the shells was the store we Nutmeggers all love to hate. You ALL know of which I speak. Well, after sifting through the $150 ancient Burberrys and $45 Bill Blass SCs, I found an absolutely killer PRL tweed suit. USA made, all the bells and whistles. BUT: Destroyed. Tears in the lining, stains all over, including a HUGE urine stain at the OUTSIDE of the crotch, and a small hole on the trou. Now, at normal thrift prices, this is a great project suit, and gives a fantastic sense of accomplishment when its brought back to life. They wanted $60. When I pointed out the pitiful condition of the suit, I was told, rather than sell it to you for what it's really worth so you can make a sensible investment, we would rather cut it up for rags and throw it out. Unbefreakinglievable.

I think I'm finally done with that place.
post #59853 of 115880

How about a fun "Disco" thrift fit...pretty sure I'll never leave the house with it on, but it is kind of cool.

 

 

post #59854 of 115880

Ah, I understand; trying to dress to the crowd.  Probably ok, then.  You did look sharp! I thought you were after a staff or faculty position until you clarified.

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Yeah, I honestly don't know how they'd respond to that, unless you are a legacy (which you might be).  Even so, though, it seems a little presumptuous.  In my interview (not there, but comparable) I didn't even wear a jacket or tie, but obviously putting effort into looking put-together, since I didn't want to give off the impression that I was try-hard or kiss-ass.  Too many of those in the ivies as it is.  Then again, maybe you have to wear jacket and tie where you go to school (?). But maybe you can later let us know how it went!

I'm not a legacy, but my older sister did go to Dartmouth. Also it was not a campus visit, (my meeting was with a student that had graduated and is now at Yale) so i decided to dress it up a bit. If it was a campus visit, I would have worn what everyone wears, Bean boots and Patagonia.

 

Wait, are we playing this game now?  Maybe I'll have to take pics of me wearing my own crazy '70s 3-piece disco suit sly.gif

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How about a fun "Disco" thrift fit...pretty sure I'll never leave the house with it on, but it is kind of cool.

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Hey, I ran into a super-thick grey flannel 3-piece at higher-than-thrift prices, $38.  Kilgour French & Stanbury for Barney's, so I wasn't sure of the quality of the maker from that era (label licensed by Barney's, right? before just the Kilgour, but label was the same was was just posted on the thread).  Anyway, didn't have a tape-measure on me but I guesstimated between 40-42L.  I can proxy if anyone is interested, as I will be back in that area tomorrow.

post #59855 of 115880
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Oh... You can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man, no time to talk!
post #59856 of 115880
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Paraboot made in France norwegian toe in chocolate suede. Haven't done research to determine if this is brag worthy. Welted rubber sole

 

Yes, very brag worthy.  Paraboot has a great reputation despite some of their models being quite hideous.  Here's a page full of their awesome models including one close to what you found.

 

 

http://unipair.com/tc/262

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post #59858 of 115880
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It has been a slow week since I was on my death bed for half of it.....

Had a sore throat and minor congestion about 2 weeks ago, as typically happens with me, it drained into my lungs and irritated my asthma, creating a respiratory infection. I never call off work, but I couldn't get out of bed. Called the doctor, told them I had a R.I. They would not see me. WTF!... Instead they sent in a prescription,...for the fucking flu. I don't have the fucking flu. Took the meds (Tamiflu) anyway, thinking it might work. Turns out I am allergic to it.  I don't have a visible rash, but it feels like I have the worlds worst sunburn...and I have had the world's worst sunburn before. Had to call the doctor again. They told me I am having an allergic reaction, and said to stop the meds, and apologized....still would not see me. WTF!! Must be the new health care kicking in.

 

Did get out today for a few minutes....

It's all self explanatory.

Going to sleep now in my brand new top of the line Sleep Number bed, fully purchased by thrift flippingicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif....first night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh sliced horn...

 

 

 

Gaddamn, Wes! Sorry to hear that, buddy. I had a fever 2 weeks ago and I called in work, sick for 5 days straight. Finally couldn't take it anymore and went straight to the ER, coughed out half of lung, got one of those "swine flu" mask, saw the ER doctor, got a note to justify 5 days off, went into work to deliver the note to the supervisor excusing my absence, coughed up another half of lung, scared everyone, and went home, slept like a baby on the floor, woke up with a stiff back. Good times!

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Today was apparently "Shoe Day" and I missed the memo.

Luckily I just dropped a ton of my post-Christmas dollars to fellow thrifters here and Ebay on suede shoes. And all of these are my size. So....

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Anyway:

Center pic = Brooks brothers older (gold script on blue) label herringbone tweed, USA made, canvas (at least half), ticket pocket, hacking pocket, dual vent, throat latch = icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif = 41R = GODDAMIT! Anyway, plan to rock this thing until I gain the next inevitable 5 pounds.
Shoes, counter clockwise from 10:00:
J Crew Officer boot
Paraboot made in France norwegian toe in chocolate suede. Haven't done research to determine if this is brag worthy. Welted rubber sole
Peal & Co for BB, made in England black slip on. Generally good condition but some cracking at what I think is called the vamp
PRL Made in Italy choc suede penny loaf. Will need new soles.
J&M Aristocrat monk boot. Pretty thrashed, but figured I could try to bring them back to life. Turns out, the 11 AAAA (!!) width makes them juuuuuust a bit tight. So I may decide it's not worth it.
And the coup de grace: Alden shell longwing. My. First. Shell. DON'T EVEN ASK. Not available.

If I can vent for a minute: The store where I bought the shells was the store we Nutmeggers all love to hate. You ALL know of which I speak. Well, after sifting through the $150 ancient Burberrys and $45 Bill Blass SCs, I found an absolutely killer PRL tweed suit. USA made, all the bells and whistles. BUT: Destroyed. Tears in the lining, stains all over, including a HUGE urine stain at the OUTSIDE of the crotch, and a small hole on the trou. Now, at normal thrift prices, this is a great project suit, and gives a fantastic sense of accomplishment when its brought back to life. They wanted $60. When I pointed out the pitiful condition of the suit, I was told, rather than sell it to you for what it's really worth so you can make a sensible investment, we would rather cut it up for rags and throw it out. Unbefreakinglievable.

I think I'm finally done with that place.

 

 

I would take the PRL suit into the changing room and piss on it. ffffuuuu.gif

post #59859 of 115880
Nice! Pot shop. I don't smoke anymore, but could crave a puff right about now.
post #59860 of 115880
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

How about a fun "Disco" thrift fit...pretty sure I'll never leave the house with it on, but it is kind of cool.

 

 

That is one nice outfit.

I'd rock it outside.

post #59861 of 115880
What do people make of this? Does that say Gucci?


post #59862 of 115880
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What do people make of this? Does that say Gucci?


 

Gucci isn't usually shy about labeling their items

post #59863 of 115880
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Nice! Pot shop. I don't smoke anymore, but could crave a puff right about now.

im more of an edibles kind of guy. body high>*
post #59864 of 115880
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Gucci isn't usually shy about labeling their items

Thanks.

Didn't know if it might have been some sort of pre-production / or show sort of labeling.
post #59865 of 115880
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Edit: I also picked up this tie for $30 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

How does no one comment on this?? Such a staple tie icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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