Originally Posted by grendel
Found these awesome made in Italy NOS gloves from Lord & Taylor, probably from the 60's. They were still connected at the wrist when I found them. Pretty excited about these
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Those look like awesome gloves, Grendel, nice find!
Originally Posted by capnwes
Finally wrapping up my pics and measurements from the weekend and earlier this week.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Bills Khakis - 35/32
VTG Farah Checked Trousers - 32/28
Orvis Glen Plaid Pants - 38/28
Those are all awesome and I'd definitely wear them if they were my size. Nice!
Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers
Some recent finds...
J Press Brown Plaid (32, might be linen), Incotex Inco Chino (38) (both FF and Available
Those JPress are great and I'm sure I could have them brought in to my size. If I weren't saving for a vacation, you'd have my money!
Originally Posted by tubby34
Should I be concerned about being flamed? Lol. The only way to learn is to just jump into it and get your hands dirty or head knocked around a bit.
It's just a shame to leave a decent brand behind at a goodwill where I live, it'll either sit forever, or it'll get destroyed by people who don't know their size and break the stitching in the inside chest, shoulder and sleeves.
In all honesty, if you're searching for yourself, it can be as painless as walking into your first store or you might end up going to stores for weeks without anything. The trick is to keep at it and know what can and should be done to a suit/odd jacket by a tailor. A good reference for what a tailor can do can be found at Put This On, which is a really great resource for anything clothing related (Young American on SF).
It's also a good guide to thread vets that haven't had much experience having clothes tailored:
My advice: Stick around and find out what brands/styles everyone loves. You'll soon figure out what people want and are willing to trade. Read or skim through this thread's recent history to see what brands are popular. Once you start seeing things in stores, pick them up and attempt to trade with other members. You'll find what you're looking for and in your size a lot faster by networking here than trying to do it alone.
The trick is to make yourself known within the thread. What's that mean? Offer up items to trade regularly. Try to answer your own questions by clicking on "search this thread" and not asking the same dior/ysl questions that have been asked 100+ times. Try to follow the protocol in regards to making sales within the thread.
Inevitably, you'll bring home some crap that people will point out that is dated, diffusion line, worn out, or otherwise worthless. It's all part of the learning curve. Enjoy it and welcome!