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 This may be my favorite item I have seen posted on this thread! This coat is:

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^^^This may be my favorite animated gif I have seen posted on this thread!

Re. thrifting a wardrobe. This is the kind of debate that I like on here. Much better than guns or the efficacy of using the USPS supplies for padding your ebay sales, lol.

I’m also going to disagree with Mainy and Klob. I’ve been thrifting for a year and a couple of months and I can say that roughly ½ of my closet work wardrobe comes from thrifted/traded items. 2 things about me: 1) I wear suits 4 out of 5 days a week and have a common size 40-42R and 9.5D in shoes 2) I am in an area (DC) that throws out a lot of good stuff. (Not, Great stuff, that is LA frown.gif ) Also, DC is a company town where my wardrobe style is predominant, I guess. Maybe that’s why I’ve been lucky.

I am gradually thinning out my “old” dept store wardrobe. I can safely say that my kickass stuff comes from thrifting. I have staple WW chan, BB golden fleece (x2), Hickey Freeman, Oxxford suits and a couple of other brands that I can’t remember. Funny that I’ve never found an outlier summer linen/cotton suit or those winter thick suits at a thrift in my size but have had more success finding staples. (full disclosure: I do have a dept store CK linen summer suit, bought new).

I’m all about building relationships through trading. Ticks me off when people want ebay prices for stuff they found at a thrift. Or they say, well, that Zegna is selling for $150 so I can let you have it for $140. Dude, you just paid $25 for it! But I also know that some of you use thrifting to put food on the table. So not judging. I’m seriously thinking about putting all my finds in the thrift/trade thread. All the stuff I post is pretty much available if it’s not my size. Maybe I’ll just post the keepers in this thread.

Much less success finding SWD stuff. But with my work not a big priority. Maybe because young guys don’t die off as older dudes. Or, old dudes retire. A typical stop involves me checking out the suits and shoes 1st then going to pants then casual stuff, jeans, etc where SWD usually is.
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Not that I didn't enjoy that gif...but can we spoiler and NSFW that?

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I though so...lol. I was just going with the crowd. I re-read the last couple days of posts a few times trying to see where you had said it was your birthday. All I could see was Mainy's.

Hey...at least we didn't forget.

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Did you see my post about the horse blanket coat fitting like a glove?

On another note, I was going to try to squeeze in some thrifting before work today, but it -14 out right now. frown.gif

One more thought on finding staples. I have yet to find a complete navy or charcoal suit in my size. However, I've got about 70 shirts, 2 Brioni topcoats, an Etro topcoat, HF cashmere topcoat, a grip of Woolrich coats and vintage parkas and about 60 pairs of shoes that I've found for myself, not to mention countless vintage blazers, and I'm not talking about Armani from the 80's, I'm talking 60's tweed. The thing I have the most trouble finding are trousers. I've got some patchwork madras and a pair of J Press flannels form the 60's from other members but I've yet to find a single pair that hasn't needed some kind of alteration. And only one pair of those at that.
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Did you see my post about the horse blanket coat fitting like a glove?

On another note, I was going to try to squeeze in some thrifting before work today, but it -14 out right now. frown.gif

One more thought on finding staples. I have yet to find a complete navy or charcoal suit in my size. However, I've got about 70 shirts, 2 Brioni topcoats, an Etro topcoat, HF cashmere topcoat, a grip of Woolrich coats and vintage parkas and about 60 pairs of shoes that I've found for myself, not to mention countless vintage blazers, and I'm not talking about Armani from the 80's, I'm talking 60's tweed. The thing I have the most trouble finding are trousers. I've got some patchwork madras and a pair of J Press flannels form the 60's from other members but I've yet to find a single pair that hasn't needed some kind of alteration. And only one pair of those at that.

Yeah, I did..that's awesome. I was in a meeting at work when I read it and forgot to respond.

 

-14 !! That's the best time to go...unless of course you are on your bike. I went in a mini snow storm last Friday and each store was like a ghost town...with lots of goodies.

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Not that I didn't enjoy that gif...but can we spoiler and NSFW that?

+1....however my boss did enjoy it! lol.

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Ah, well you are lucky then.  My boss is female.  But she is located on the opposite side of the country (LA vs. my Atlanta).  And I am in an office with computer screens pointed away from the door.  Just looking out for my fellow man!

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Went to look for stuff yesterday,

How did I do?

1: Ralph Lauren Golf button down. Tilden

55% silk 45% Linen

 

 

2: Tommy Bahama 100% Silk

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

-14 !! That's the best time to go...unless of course you are on your bike. I went in a mini snow storm last Friday and each store was like a ghost town...with lots of goodies.

+1
It's snowing here right now and I'm feeling lucky.
No crowds, lots of room to stretch out in the aisle!

My 2 cents on thrifting a wardrobe: like many things in it depends on what base you're starting from. I suspect it's more of a challenge if you're going from man-boy/beastie dad clothes or you've lost a lot of weight and you're undertaking a wardrobe revolution. But if you have a an existing wardrobe to see you through a period of transition, then it's probably less urgent to get get core pieces fast.
post #61929 of 102818
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

+1
It's snowing here right now and I'm feeling lucky.
No crowds, lots of room to stretch out in the aisle!

My 2 cents on thrifting a wardrobe: like many things in it depends on what base you're starting from. I suspect it's more of a challenge if you're going from man-boy/beastie dad clothes or you've lost a lot of weight and you're undertaking a wardrobe revolution. But if you have a an existing wardrobe to see you through a period of transition, then it's probably less urgent to get get core pieces fast.

Yea, this is one of those times I wish I had a car. On another note, I've been slowing chipping away at my pile of stuff that needs to be tailored. I received a glen plaid Acuascutum suit from Grendel last year that I finally got around to having altered. Pics shortly. I also finally, finally took that fur collard Etro jacket in. I was going back and forth on weather or not I should fuck with it, and today decided to do it. This is going to be a measure of how great my tailor really is. She's basically taking an XL down to a small. I'm having the sleeves shortened from the shoulders because of zippers on the cuffs, and also having them slimmed and then having the whole body slimmed down a bunch. The way she had it pinned on me was promising. I'll report back next Saturday when it's done. nod[1].gif
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Andover Shop tweed
Brooks Brothers OCBD (sale)
Luciano Barbera cashmere knit (TJ Maxx)
Turnbull and Asser square
John Varvatos (Italy) trousers
Brooks Brothers tassel loafers (sale)
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^^^^ That jacket is drool.gif
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BTW big shouts to eazye on his half of our trade. A cool coat and a couple shirts and ties were waiting for me last night. Thanks man.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

BTW big shouts to eazye on his half of our trade. A cool coat and a couple shirts and ties were waiting for me last night. Thanks man.

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post #61934 of 102818
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Andover Shop tweed
Brooks Brothers OCBD (sale)
Luciano Barbera cashmere knit (TJ Maxx)
Turnbull and Asser square
John Varvatos (Italy) trousers
Brooks Brothers tassel loafers (sale)

 

 

 

I like this outfit.  A lot.

post #61935 of 102818
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post




 

Chet, you've been posting some excellent fits lately. Picky, picky, but a bit of a collar gap and I like to show a little shirt cuff (might just be how you are standing though). Great jacket, classic pants, quality clothing. Nice job!

 

May I ask what you are using to take pictures?

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