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Double post, fn phone.
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I'd advise taking a page out of Grendel's playbook and pair a bowtie with your Piazza jersey.

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post #61833 of 116136
Your a horses ass....

And I saw that coming lol.
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


Grendel, please do not take this the wrong way, but
There probably isn't anything in the world that I hate more than that bow tie/shawl collar sweater combo

lol8[1].gif Not famine, disease, etc? Jeez. 

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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post


Excellent advise, and thanks for sharing. I'm primarily a jersey and a baseball cap type if guy, so if I see something like that at a store I know what I'm looking at.

But dress clothes-- no freaking clue. At all.

I need to start dressing like a man, can't wear piazza jerseys and batman shirts forever.

 

 

Dude, you couldn't have sounded more like the 6-month-ago-me.

 

The day came where I realized I work in a professional environment (albeit EVERYONE dresses like crap) and I still wear skate-style clothes like I started when I was 12.....  So..... I decided it's time to grow up, happened to come across this thread randomly and ever since have worked on thrifting a new wardrobe.  I am still messing up all the time, I have a few items that I can't seem to get rid of that I thought were great - like a EZ Blazer, or a 50/50 Wool Cashmere overcoat that are too big and just taking up space and money - but that being said, I am certainly making progress.

 

Just stick with it, read, read some more, and then keep reading - some of the best advice I was given here early was at least in the beginning - thrift only what you are SURE you will wear.  Sometimes its so hard to follow that rule and you get sucked into buying something... but try your best to only get what fits you, and what you need - then when you learn prices and what you can flip go from there.

 

 

Advice from a newb to a newb.  (Speaking of my screw-ups, I spent way more than I wanted on a messenger bag earlier today... Ill post it in a bit and we can see if I really did make a mistake, or its worhtwhile)

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I'd advise taking a page out of Grendel's playbook and pair a bowtie with your Piazza jersey.

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post #61838 of 116136
Is Piazza even still alive? Lol.

Guessing that makes you early 30s. He was big during my baseball fanship as a kid.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Is Piazza even still alive? Lol.

Guessing that makes you early 30s. He was big during my baseball fanship as a kid.

Actually, 25. Watching the first marlins game ever on TV and seeing a player named Pizza kinda makes you a fan.
post #61840 of 116136
Same thing, looking for tailoring advice and stumbled in. Looks like ill be here a while lol. Thanks for the help, even I you are a newbie.
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post


Dude, you couldn't have sounded more like the 6-month-ago-me.

The day came where I realized I work in a professional environment (albeit EVERYONE dresses like crap) and I still wear skate-style clothes like I started when I was 12.....  So..... I decided it's time to grow up, happened to come across this thread randomly and ever since have worked on thrifting a new wardrobe.  I am still messing up all the time, I have a few items that I can't seem to get rid of that I thought were great - like a EZ Blazer, or a 50/50 Wool Cashmere overcoat that are too big and just taking up space and money - but that being said, I am certainly making progress.

Just stick with it, read, read some more, and then keep reading - some of the best advice I was given here early was at least in the beginning - thrift only what you are SURE you will wear.  Sometimes its so hard to follow that rule and you get sucked into buying something... but try your best to only get what fits you, and what you need - then when you learn prices and what you can flip go from there.


Advice from a newb to a newb.  (Speaking of my screw-ups, I spent way more than I wanted on a messenger bag earlier today... Ill post it in a bit and we can see if I really did make a mistake, or its worhtwhile)
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Alright folks, so I paid about $130 for this (Higher end consignment type store).... this is a keeper for myself as I needed a bag like this quite badly, the ultimate question, did I get ripped off :P

 

In the last picture, it appears to be an overnight/bathroom bag - insulated (maybe) lunch bag - and a camera case (I think that's what it is).

 

*EDIT*****

 

If anyone has any advice on reconditioning the leather or what I should do (Or just use it as is)  I am all ears. I am really new with leather goods, so I'll take all the help I can get... 

 

Here it is, tell me how I did:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I think that's a women's bag... My fiance has one that's similar from Mancini
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Originally Posted by Randomore View Post

I think that's a women's bag... My fiance has one that's similar from Mancini

 

 

What defines it as Mens or Womens vs Unisex for a bag?  I kind of figured it was unisex..... 

 

Because as far as I can tell out, its an original version of 

 

http://www.mancinileather.com/business/men.html?category=42&product=33

 

Which is under their Mens catalogue.  

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Originally Posted by vlassis View Post

This is the site we use for vintage: http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/gucci/

 

There is a great listing from A-Z. 

 

Be aware there is also a trend of people taken labels from trashed luxury designer items and sewing them into other items to fake. Ask the store what proof they have for authenticity. They should be able to explain and show using the web. You can also join the Vintage Forum and have them authenticate it. Anything we posted takes about 24 hours to get input from industry insiders.

 

Ciao, Vlassis

Just a tip - they do not give out pricing or quotes ever! Will get their panties in a bunch to even hypothetically give what they think the item is worth. V.

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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post


What defines it as Mens or Womens vs Unisex for a bag?  I kind of figured it was unisex..... 

Because as far as I can tell out, its an original version of 

http://www.mancinileather.com/business/men.html?category=42&product=33

Which is under their Mens catalogue.  

You are right, it was just familiar to her makeup bag she has. I'd rock it.
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