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post #60091 of 112860
^^^^^^^ hahahaha, noice! Looks great by the way. My wife used to tell me I looked like a car salesman, until I started getting complements from total strangers. Happened last night actually. We were out to dinner and I was wearing one of my loud windowpane jackets that she used to say she hated. The waiter comes up at the end of dinner and says something to the effect, "I've been trying not to mention it, but I've got to tell you, that jacket is fantastci. Of course this is in boystown, but you get the idea. biggrin.gif
post #60092 of 112860
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

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

Buy an iPad and eBay it new in box and then go get ya loafers
post #60093 of 112860
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

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

Hahaha, I bet you could get some SFer to trade

post #60094 of 112860
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

OK, thrift fit pic with the 1964 J. Press Presstige SC.
Lookin good! fing02[1].gif
And your back story is fantastic.

I really like seeing thrift fits and wish there were more here. It's less "heavy" than posting at WAYWRN (where they often critique every little aspect) and it seems there's more creativity here (maybe it's working with what you got).
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Lookin good! fing02[1].gif
And your back story is fantastic.

I really like seeing thrift fits and wish there were more here. It's less "heavy" than posting at WAYWRN (where they often critique every little aspect) and it seems there's more creativity here (maybe it's working with what you got).

that's why I poast here...and don't there. What you come home with, you hadn't necessarily set out to find. People here know that stuff at the thrifts find you...and what you get is what's out there today among the dreck/stuff not in your size.

Some of the WAYWRN stuff I ask myself "this was actually chosen among many other choices available at full price?"
post #60096 of 112860
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

OK, thrift fit pic with the 1964 J. Press Presstige SC.

Nice jacket. Glen plaid is pretty classic—this doesn't strike me as being so wild as you seemed to think initially. Enjoy it! I'd definitely lose the white shirt (too formal for tweed) and change the tie or the square so the two don't match. A chunkier silk knit tie would maybe work better than the fine grenadine.
post #60097 of 112860
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

BTW, I dig your little chicken foot!

Could be wrong, but isn't that the Isaia coral thingamajig?

Anyways, random stop while doing errands (only been to this GW once). Actually found some stuff in my size.

Shirts: All CT, all 18x36 (yay!), all french cuff (less yay).
Tie: Badass older label BB Makers icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



Anyone know the difference between the CT's marked "Classic" (also say Made in Romania) and the middle one here with just the flat tag? Left another 2 CTs behind with stains/marks, some big boy like their stuff apparently.

Also reunited my first suit orphan with its pants, but it was a remarkably ugly Dolce & Gabbana marked up to $100 so that was as far as I went.
post #60098 of 112860
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Nice jacket. Glen plaid is pretty classic—this doesn't strike me as being so wild as you seemed to think initially. Enjoy it! I'd definitely lose the white shirt (too formal for tweed) and change the tie or the square so the two don't match. A chunkier silk knit tie would maybe work better than the fine grenadine.

thanks for the tips.

Was starting conservative today with the pattern mixing, I guess playing it safe. Interesting I didn't even see that as glen plaid because of its large scale (i.e. I guess I typically see it in much finer weaves in worsted suits).

Also, I don't see it as much as wild/loud as...that color and the scale of the pattern looks to me like it's dirty. Like it needs laundering kind of dirty. I can go way louder with the patterns and be OK (One of these days I'm gonna find one of those outrageous Orvis red/white/green/gold tartan SCs in my size on clearance at the outlet in a price I can afford...THEN you'll see, heh)
post #60099 of 112860

Found a really nice SC that felt like cashmere but was just S120s.  Gorgeous horn buttons that I want for myself (came with 2 spares in a pouch).  Has a small moth-hole but I can return it;  I don't think I will, though, since if no one wants it I will swap out the buttons I'm in love with.  Available, though.

 

Boss Baldessarini S120s SC 40R (with 19.75" shoulders baldy[1].gif)

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Gorgeous horn buttons

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double-vented

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Baldessarini Super 120's, but feels like a cashmere blend

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Made in Italy, o'course
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post #60100 of 112860
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

OK, thrift fit pic with the 1964 J. Press Presstige SC.

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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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Certainly living up to your name! fing02[1].gif  Jacket looks great, though I'd listen to Chet on switching the shirt & tie.

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


Lookin good! fing02[1].gif
And your back story is fantastic.

I really like seeing thrift fits and wish there were more here. It's less "heavy" than posting at WAYWRN (where they often critique every little aspect) and it seems there's more creativity here (maybe it's working with what you got).

Here's mine.

 

 

 

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LE Jacket, BB shirt, no name green wool, BR trou, Pantherella socks (TJMaxx), Bostonian shoes

 

 

 

 

I'd forgot that I'd taken them to get opinions on the jacket.  What do you guys think?

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post #60102 of 112860

The Sameulsohn label is at least 2 back.  This is the current label:

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

Samuelsohn (current label?) silk/linen/wool blend SC. 42L. Available.
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post #60103 of 112860
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I only sell pants sometimes.....since I don't particularly enjoy it. Why was that again?

Polo PRL Cotton Tweed Pants Trousers 38/29 Brown Green Red Glen Plaid Cuff EUC

Polo PRL Wool Tweed Pants Trousers 36/29 Beige Brown Herringbone Cuff EUC

Whoa.....whoooaaaa. How is it that I couldn't even give away Polo by Corneliani pure silk and silk/wool glen plaid trousers on the bay and these for north of $100? I don't get it... Granted my pictures are awful compared to yours, but still.
post #60104 of 112860
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Whoa.....whoooaaaa. How is it that I couldn't even give away Polo by Corneliani pure silk and silk/wool glen plaid trousers on the bay and these for north of $100? I don't get it... Granted my pictures are awful compared to yours, but still.

Exactly, someone explain PRL and pants to me...I've given up on both, I leave tons of PRL on the shelf because I've had no luck, is there some secret to it?  Certain things I should look for?

post #60105 of 112860
Tried to post this from store but did not work. If you are in CT, the store we love to hate has a bunch of 16.5 shirts Finamore, Borrelli, TandA, Pink etc for prices btw 9.99 to 24.99.
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