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For the record that finamore probably has the biggest MOP I'd seen (in terms of surface area, its probably about the same as borelli in terms of total mass) BUT I saw a Talbott Estate today... expensive and too long in the sleeve, that CRUSHED them, I mean, these buttons would've been comical if they werent so sexayyyyy. PSA I'll take any talbott estate you find... 

@Mainy, thanks, I don't know why it didn't come to me in the store, but once i pulled it out again I was like... this is sulka script, its got to be. (now I can rock it with my b/w pinstripe suit a la Spoo (Yes spoo, I will totally steal your steez, alll day long))

post #60077 of 110557
talbott estate is made by ladies in california, literally each shirt has the autograph of the woman that made it. incredibly good buy on ebay since you can cop one for like 40 bucks and it's crushing just about every rtw shirt in terms of quality.

fwiw though, i hate big mop buttons, i prefer thin ones. the big ones are hard to button, and just chip insanely easy.
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

For the record that finamore probably has the biggest MOP I'd seen (in terms of surface area, its probably about the same as borelli in terms of total mass) BUT I saw a Talbott Estate today... expensive and too long in the sleeve, that CRUSHED them, I mean, these buttons would've been comical if they werent so sexayyyyy. PSA I'll take any talbott estate you find... 

@Mainy, thanks, I don't know why it didn't come to me in the store, but once i pulled it out again I was like... this is sulka script, its got to be. (now I can rock it with my b/w pinstripe suit a la Spoo (Yes spoo, I will totally steal your steez, alll day long))

 

Bro, when did you start wearing ties? lol8[1].gif

 

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Seriously 5" wide.......

 

Ahh! A good pass then! I passed on a TF a few months ago. That thing was a power tie from the 90s...Ugly and wide as a fat lady's rear.

post #60079 of 110557
I had a dream that I found 6 shoeboxes full of Sulka fabric and thread, NWT, at a rummage sale. This is a sickness. tongue.gif
post #60080 of 110557
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Seriously 5" wide.......

 

That's what she said. Sorry, had to. :)
post #60081 of 110557
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

 

That's what she said. Sorry, had to. :)

 

rotflmao.gifThanks a lot, dude. You just made me spill my drink all over my newly acquired TnA tie! ffffuuuu.gif

post #60082 of 110557
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

Ahh! A good pass then! I passed on a TF a few months ago. That thing was a power tie from the 90s...Ugly and wide as a fat lady's rear.

 

Tiecrafters can slim those down for you

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Tiecrafters can slim those down for you

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Tiecrafters can slim those down for you

 

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$80 for a tie + slimming.... Too rich for my blood

 

Side note, crappy crappy picture does not do this justice, but 1st "fit pic" tossed it over a OLD tshirt I'm wearing today of the Tux. Thought it was going to need a full 1" chopped off the bottom, but it really needs 1/4", maybe a 1/2" so debating just leaving it vs. possibly having the tailor screw it up.

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post #60085 of 110557
I would leave it, as it's not Thattttt bad.

& it would be a major loss if screwed up.



sick tux btw. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #60086 of 110557
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

$80 for a tie + slimming.... Too rich for my blood

 

Side note, crappy crappy picture does not do this justice, but 1st "fit pic" tossed it over a OLD tshirt I'm wearing today of the Tux. Thought it was going to need a full 1" chopped off the bottom, but it really needs 1/4", maybe a 1/2" so debating just leaving it vs. possibly having the tailor screw it up.

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For all you noobs that are going to say the sleeves are too long, they are still basted fing02%5B1%5D.gif

 

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I think the length is fine but it's hard to gauge without seeing your legs for proportion. I see someone has been hanging out at the kids' table! biggrin.gif

 

BTW, I dig your little chicken foot!

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Any info on vera pelle briefcases?  Not exactly a thrift - a buddy bought one in Italy in 1998, and left it in his closet ever since.

 

 

 

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Also, yesterdays haul.  6 Harris Tweed sportcoats, Brioni sportcoat, Brooks Brothers sportcoat, Hermes tie, TnA tie, Evisu jeans.  Pics later.

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Samuelsohn (current label?) silk/linen/wool blend SC. 42L. Available.
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Recentish BB Camel Hair SC. 46R. Available.
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I almost always leave Harris Tweeds, but this was calling my name. Throat latch, patch pockets, partially lined, horn buttons, lots of waist suppression, side pleats (I'm not sure if that's the proper name on a SC). Probably a 38R. Available.
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post #60089 of 110557
OK, thrift fit pic with the 1964 J. Press Presstige SC.

I've never found myself in a situation where my own gut says "No!" on a garment but
--spoo said go
--easy E said go
--wes & others said go
--my wife said go
--friend at church, BC prof who isn't on SF but is definitely one of us living the trad dream, said go

I still feel like a used car salesman in it, and not, like at a high-end dealership but kinda "Hey, let's take a look at this Gremlin, it's only got 85K miles, owned by a little old lady since 1976!" type of place.

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--kirkland signature shirt
--vintage j press presstige coat (SA)
--thrifted lands end cords
--thrifted pocket square
--red grenadine tie H-F for HSM (H-F outlet)
--old faithful alden split toes traded from Dahl5Yankees (great guy!!!!!!!!!!!)

So after church I go to our new outlet mall to check stuff out after getting a BB "60% off winter clearance" card in the mail. Bought nothing although I almost went in on an 1818 white with blue and black houndstooth SC double vented, tagged fully canvassed, but made in china and a silk/linen/wool blend I didn't really like the texture of...at least for $200 (marked down from 600).

In the store, a CFO type customer asked me if I worked there, he had a question. I said "no, just out of church," laughing. Very seriously he said "You look so sharp, I just assumed so."

Then I go to the BLoomingdale's outlet (NWT T&A ties marked down from 195 to 60, meh. All were patterns that didn't trip my trigger) and these two cougar sales ladies stalked me, talking about the jacket and pocket square combo "I love it! Is that Harris Tweed? We had ones like it a couple months back! We love it when guys where pocket squares. Where are you from, anyway? Are you a professor?"

At that point I gave in and decided to keep the jacket. The community has rested its case, and I have basically been unanimously browbeaten into putting it into the fall/winter rotation. foo.gif

In other news, Bloomie's had some nice Chinese handrolled silk PS's (The one on the right is Boss, machine-stitched edge) on clearance 40% off lowest marked price in colors/patterns I can use, marked down to an average of $6.50...so I kopped, and one of the cougar clerks while ringing me up said "hm, some of these are marked wrong," and reduced my tab a few dollars...I blame the jacket on that, too:

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I just came into possession of $400 in Best Buy gift cards. I have next to no electronic needs, Do they carry Alden loafers?
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