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post #60946 of 113041
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I humbly and respectfully disagree, Dig. I have nowhere near the experience you do with fits, but to my eye, he just looks like he's got longer arms and torso. Witness: The jacket length hits no longer than his thumb tip, and hits right around the apex of his, ehrm, inseam. I think that's where a jacket is supposed to hit, no? I agree with the slim trou comment, and the otherwise good fit...:
You and I are in perfect agreement. SF, however, generally prefers a shorter, barely CYA fit than is shown in the fit pic. That's a style opinion that will probably change over time. I like the way it fits, myself.
post #60947 of 113041
Thrift fit:
Vintage BB OCBD
Vintage Pendleton plaid shacket
PRL unlined emblematic tie
Vintage Lacoste cardigan
Dockers D1
Chocolate Suede double monks that came in the mail last night from the fantastic CottonDockers, what a great guy to trade with! Thank you sir!
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post #60948 of 113041

For me, the thrill is in the hunt, not in the ebay dollars.  Nothing better than spending an hour leafing through 400+ shirts, 100+ suits and coats and a crapton of nasty Cole Haan and Bostonian to find those few gems.  Seriously, when I saw my first Italian suit (Corneliani for Barneys) at a Goodwill my heartrate climbed.  Same thing with my first pair of Santoni shoes and Brioni tie.  Still waiting to find Oxxford, Brioni clothing, Isaia, Etro, Kiton, etc.  But I have only been doing this for a year, so I expect to wait for a while longer.

 

EDIT: Ethan, love the outfit, especially the socks.  The green tie is interesting.  I may have chosen another color, but then again I am a guy who wears blue 7 out of 10 times.

post #60949 of 113041
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Thrift fit:
Vintage BB OCBD
Vintage Pendleton plaid shacket
PRL unlined emblematic tie
Vintage Lacoste cardigan
Dockers D1
Chocolate Suede double monks that came in the mail last night from the fantastic CottonDockers, what a great guy to trade with! Thank you sir! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Those glass frames are perfect for you.
post #60950 of 113041
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

For me, the thrill is in the hunt, not in the ebay dollars.  Nothing better than spending an hour leafing through 400+ shirts, 100+ suits and coats and a crapton of nasty Cole Haan and Bostonian to find those few gems.  Seriously, when I saw my first Italian suit (Corneliani for Barneys) at a Goodwill my heartrate climbed.  Same thing with my first pair of Santoni shoes and Brioni tie.  Still waiting to find Oxxford, Brioni clothing, Isaia, Etro, Kiton, etc.  But I have only been doing this for a year, so I expect to wait for a while longer.

EDIT: Ethan, love the outfit, especially the socks.  The green tie is interesting.  I may have chosen another color, but then again I am a guy who wears blue 7 out of 10 times.

Thanks man, out of my rather large collection of ties, I've only got 3-4 in green and even less that are unlined. I'm also not sure if I've ever actually worn any of them, so I thought I'd switch it up for a change. Also, your sentiments above are spot on. It' like a drug, you get that rush when you find something amazing and it satisfies the hunger for a little while (double props if it's something you can personally wear) but sooner or later the effects wear off and you need to hit the streets again looking for that next fix. biggrin.gif
post #60951 of 113041

Only a couple things at lunch today....

 

Infant size tweedly bow tie

I'm looking at you Dustinmyself

 

 

I never pick up polyester stuff, but......

 

 

Also never grab Banana Republic ties, but this one was just too cool.

 

 

 

I also generally avoid the women's clothing...unless of course I am searching for matching orphans.

 

However today, this spectacular vintage silk-lined, curly wool coat was calling my name from the other side of the store. No labels or union tags, but there was a newspaper ad in the pocket for a sale on Kodak Super 8 movie film...if that's any indicator.

I suppose the collar is fox, but someone here may know better....

 

post #60952 of 113041
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

Those glass frames are perfect for you.

Thanks, they're vintage American Optical tortoise shells that I scooped off ebay for $5 if I remember correctly. With my insurance, I'm allowed 1 free prescription a year, so total cost, $5
post #60953 of 113041
I assume you mean that's a lambswool jacket/coat (i.e. fur coat) rather than curly tufts of wool fibre?
I've seen a lot of them but always in black, never in salt & pepper like this one.
It's fantastic!


post #60954 of 113041
Wes, that's an ultra rare, baby yeti coat. They were released with no tags because the feds can trace it back to its source, which would surely have been very bad for the yeti poachers. You can tell it's a baby yeti by the salt and pepper coloring in there. As they mature, the dark hairs shed in favor of the more concealing all-white fibers.
post #60955 of 113041

Popped in at a local "vintage" shop - the kind of place that sells moth hole-ridden Harris tweeds for $60+. They also had a Brooks 346 suit for $200... Selling acetate pocket squares for $10-$15. It was an interesting trip, nothing worth kopping even at thrift prices, let alone their markup.

post #60956 of 113041
I usually leave Mezlan's behind but these were pretty far from Jersey Shore-ish


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NWT Faconnable FF Chinos 36-

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Cole Haan Saddle Shoes 10.5 M-

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Zegna, Etro, Billy Reid, SkeetilyDeetDeeDoo, J.Crew-
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Faconnable X Cantarelli SC 44S-

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Faconnable X Cantarelli Suit 44S-

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None fits, all available. Interested in trades for 9.5E shoes or boots!
post #60957 of 113041
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

Wes, that's an ultra rare, baby yeti coat. They were released with no tags because the feds can trace it back to its source, which would surely have been very bad for the yeti poachers. You can tell it's a baby yeti by the salt and pepper coloring in there. As they mature, the dark hairs shed in favor of the more concealing all-white fibers.

LOL, I was thinking wookie at first, but the color was off.

post #60958 of 113041
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I assume you mean that's a lambswool jacket/coat (i.e. fur coat) rather than curly tufts of wool fibre?
I've seen a lot of them but always in black, never in salt & pepper like this one.
It's fantastic!

Yeah, I should have said curly lambswool instead....is it persian lambswool? Though I think that is a bit thicker.

post #60959 of 113041

Thanks again for the responses.

 

I am sorry that some people felt attacked -- reading over the posts again, I can see how some might think I was saying that thrifted clothing is inferior. That is not the case -- a brioni is a brioni, a kiton is a kiton, etc. But I still strongly believe that a brioni in great condition > a brioni in average condition -- I think most of you will agree.

 

That being said, I assume this is a place to discuss clothing, fashion, style -- whatever you want to call it -- because we all have a mutual interest. The root of any good discussion is an opinion, so don't discount my opinion because I am new to this thread/forum. You don't know my background, or what I have to contribute -- but if you want to try and shun me that is up to you. But like with a new job, I am going to put an idea out there whether it is day 1 or day 10. Whether your idea is accepted or not, it's a way to immediately show initiative and commitment, and, hell, maybe even just get noticed -- I'm pretty sure I have already achieved the latter. smile.gif

post #60960 of 113041
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Only a couple things at lunch today....

Infant size tweedly bow tie
I'm looking at you Dustinmyself




I never pick up polyester stuff, but......






Also never grab Banana Republic ties, but this one was just too cool.






I also generally avoid the women's clothing...unless of course I am searching for matching orphans.

However today, this spectacular vintage silk-lined, curly wool coat was calling my name from the other side of the store. No labels or union tags, but there was a newspaper ad in the pocket for a sale on Kodak Super 8 movie film...if that's any indicator.
I suppose the collar is fox, but someone here may know better....






sorry for the full quote, but I'll pick it up and post a fit pic! smile.gif actually, if you'll be at the CA today you could meet him!
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