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post #61951 of 114718
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Originally Posted by Randy View Post

I guess I woke up with a bee in my ass. < vent_on > Let me VENT. So often here, somebody types something like this, "It's a Brioni, but, damn, it's unvented." 
In Italy, "vented" often means "too poor to afford a tailor, so I bought it with built-in flexibility."
 Some the very best stuff in the world is unvented.  < /vent_off >

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post


Totally agree, but SHHHHHH! You'll create more competition for us.

I've mentioned it once or twice before, but at least here, unvented are just as popular as side or single vents. I don't really have a problem with an unvented jacket, so long as it's recent. In fact, I rather like the silhouette it creates when standing. If I'm sitting at a desk, my jacket is ordinarily off anyway. Another thing is that I'm not tall. I feel like side vents on a shorter jacket cut it up too much. It might just be psychological, but I feel that on some of my side vented jackets, the vents go up too high and make the jacket appear a bit silly.
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Originally Posted by datsunfan View Post

Also, my first RLPL in a thrift. Size 46,100% cashmere, MOP buttons, side vents, ticket pocket, and made in Italy by Saint Andrews. It's probably my best find ever. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



From a local consignment shop, Alden 954s. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The shop also had a Kiton 14 micron, solid dark gray, probably orphan suit coat if anyone wants a proxy. It's a 60 EU and they want $199.95 for it. Since its been there over 60 days it is now 50% off. My best guess, from trying it on, is that it's 32" from the BOC and the sleeves (with working cuffs) are about 24".

No one mentioned your RLPL, so I'll say congrats, it's nice!
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

It is. I've also found that stuff with dry cleaning tags often have hidden spots I miss at first. Someone dry cleans it to try and get a spot up, dosnt work, gives up and donates it. I double check items with dry cleaning tags.

Solid advice! The dry cleaners normally put an extra tag that says that they were or were not able to get out any particular stains. They look over the piece of clothing and if they see a stain, note it. When you get it back, a tag explains that they tried to get it out and were either successful or not. It's really a liability thing, but it helps when I see it at thrifts. They'll even included things like worn lining in the description.

Either way, I wasn't going to allow this one to sit around smile.gif

Chet - Your fits are great, keep them coming!

I'm embarrassed to say, but I don't know if I properly thanked highlifeman . I got a PRL jacket from him, but I received it when my internet was down in between moves. If I never thanked you, THANK YOU, it works great!

If you are one of the few that hasn't received a response from me, I'll catch up with all of my PMs over the weekend (hopefully).

I said I'd post pictures tomorrow, but a quick recap from today:

I met some of the nicest thrift employees this time around. The first one included a volunteer (older woman) that starting grabbing ties and scarves to give me for free. Everything else in the shop was on sale for €1 each. She told me the next time I was in Vienna to stop by the shop. I most certainly will.

I ended up with a bunch of ties. Most are vintage and/or made in Austria. I grabbed a few for some on here, hopefully someone can take a few off my hands.

Prices, as always, were all over the place. I intentionally hit stores that I'd never visited, so pricing was much better than in the past. I also found decent selections, somewhat of a rarity. On the downside, one of my places is on to Borsalinos....from me. They noticed that I bought a couple of them in the past and this time around the only one there was marked up to €38(!!!). Has anyone else had that happen? I have noticed that before...one store knows I generally only by quality, so they have taken notice of the brands that I purchase for their own furture reference. One place has started to mark up Zegna because I was buying it up.
post #61952 of 114718
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Originally Posted by datsunfan View Post



"Bragworthy" is entirely subjective though. While you may think that it's the original MSRP and the tag are the only things worthy of bragging about, others may think that finding a staple piece in good condition is bragworthy. It kind of follows with Klobber and mainy's point about building a wardrobe through thrifting. For me, thrifting something in my size and in good condition is probably as rare as finding a piece with an outrageous original MSRP.

After shadesofbeige's proxy offer about NWT The West is Dead denim at Buffalo Exchange I went to my local BE. They also had about 10 pairs. I picked up 2 for myself and 3 to flip. I'd recommend stopping by Buffalo Exchange if you've got one in your area. The 3 that are available are headed to ebay next week, but if anyone wants them for shadesofbeige's $50 proxy price I'll do that. I can go back for the size 28 gold dust chinos, the 34 light blue nubby selvedge(slim fit I think, but possibly work rise), or the size 38 indigo selvedge(again slim fit I think, but possibly work rise). Like shadesofbeige suggested, they run a little big. I wear a measured 34, but the work rise 32s fit me.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Mine:
Work rise indigo selvedge Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Chambray Chinos Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Available:
Slim selvedge coaldust 32 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Slim selvedge dryaged 34 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Work rise indigo selvedge 36 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also, my first RLPL in a thrift. Size 46,100% cashmere, MOP buttons, side vents, ticket pocket, and made in Italy by Saint Andrews. It's probably my best find ever. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



From a local consignment shop, Alden 954s. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The shop also had a Kiton 14 micron, solid dark gray, probably orphan suit coat if anyone wants a proxy. It's a 60 EU and they want $199.95 for it. Since its been there over 60 days it is now 50% off. My best guess, from trying it on, is that it's 32" from the BOC and the sleeves (with working cuffs) are about 24".

 

 

 

 

Hmmm, massive amounts of WID selvedge at a thrift chain? I wonder what happened? Do they not sell well and ended up as donation items? Or something else....

 

Gaddamn! The closest one to my house is 45 miles away! ffffuuuu.gif

post #61953 of 114718
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

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

Yeah, that was my bad, noted for the future...I apologize and hope it didn't cause too much of a problem for you. 

post #61954 of 114718
So anyone know what those pants without belt loops are called. Instead they have two long straps at the fly that pull tight and lace through the waistband and are attached with buckles at the hip.
post #61955 of 114718
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So anyone know what those pants without belt loops are called. Instead they have two long straps at the fly that pull tight and lace through the waistband and are attached with buckles at the hip.

Do they have a different name? I always just called them side tabs.

post #61956 of 114718
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So anyone know what those pants without belt loops are called. Instead they have two long straps at the fly that pull tight and lace through the waistband and are attached with buckles at the hip.

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Do they have a different name? I always just called them side tabs.

 

I've just been calling them buckle back.

post #61957 of 114718
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Do they have a different name? I always just called them side tabs.

Different than the usual adjustable waist. Will post pics soon.




Edited by capnwes - 2/1/13 at 5:09pm
post #61958 of 114718
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Different than the usual adjustable waist. Will post pics soon.

Please do, I'm curious. Also, more on that Brioni. That sneak peak showed a great fabric!

Also, a PSA: I needed a good clothing brush and grabbed one from Kent Brushes. Their eBay store for their "seconds" is great and I received mine and have nothing but great things to say about it. No detectable flaws.

Here is the one I bought:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOUBLE-SIDED-CLOTHES-BRUSH-Kentbrushes-/130844281585?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1e76ed4af1

I also picked up a shaving set (brush, bowl and soap) from them out of curiosity. They don't have the full set at the moment and I haven't tried mine yet, but they do have the bowl and soap. I have other nice brushes, so I probably didn't need another but it was cheap enough that I wanted to give it a shot.

Here is the bowl set (minus brush):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOODEN-SHAVING-BOWL-SOAP-Kentbrushes-/140909759897?pt=UK_Health_HairRemoval_RL&hash=item20cee04d99

Every piece was made in England.
post #61959 of 114718
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Different than the usual adjustable waist. Will post pics soon.

From the bottom pic, Ghurka waist. Bills?
post #61960 of 114718
Happy beleated birthday Mainy and EasyE!
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Different than the usual adjustable waist. Will post pics soon.




I thought these were called ghurka pants or something like that?
post #61961 of 114718

This week's finds.  Availability detailed below.  If not claimed in the next 48 hours, going to the bay.

 

Shirts: heavy rugby from Ireland, Bill's, VictorVictoria, Viyella, Zegna x 2, Faconnable x 3

 

 

 

Shirt deets (Click to show)

 

Thick ass rugby from Ireland.  Couldn't pass this one up.  No idea if it is quality but it is the shit nonetheless.

 

 

 

Bill's shirt.  Have never seen a shirt by Bill's.  Size M.  Maybe available.

 

 

VictorVictoria.  Never heard of the brand, but it is Made in Italy and is a hiking/outdoors type shirt.  Very lightweight.  Not available.

 

 

Button up roll sleeve

 

Viyella.  Not available.

 

 

Zegna casual shirt. Made in Italy.  Size L. Band collar.

 

 

Another Zegna.  Same deal as above but BD collar.

 

 

Faconnable.  Size L.  Maybe available.

 

 

Faconnable size M.  Thick cotton.  Hidden BD collar.  Not available.

 

 

Faconnable size M.  Not available.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweaters: Cashmere from Scotland, vintage BB Made in Italy merino, Pringle, mystery sweater

 

 

 

 

Sweater deets (Click to show)

 

Thane from Scotland.  100% cashmere.  V-neck size S.  Available.

 

 

Vintage BB merino Made in Italy - Size L but looks smaller.  Available.

 

 

 

Pringle size L.  Small hole on this one.  Easily fixable.

 

 

Mystery sweater.  I am leaning towards keeping it because it is thick, has wood buttons and is kind of awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

Suit/SC: PRL big boy suit Made in USA, J Press staple SC, HF for Saks Wool/Cashmere staple SC

 

Deets (Click to show)

 

PRL Made in USA tagged 48L 42W - available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single pleat

 

 

J Press staple SC.  44L.  Looks black, not navy.  Awesome buttons.  Available.

 

 

 

 

HF for Saks wool/cashmere staple navy SC - boardroom collection.  A moth hole and some dry cleaning sheen, so going to the bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #61962 of 114718
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So anyone know what those pants without belt loops are called. Instead they have two long straps at the fly that pull tight and lace through the waistband and are attached with buckles at the hip.

the first thing i thought of was "sweatpants"
post #61963 of 114718
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I also picked up a shaving set (brush, bowl and soap) from them out of curiosity. They don't have the full set at the moment and I haven't tried mine yet, but they do have the bowl and soap. I have other nice brushes, so I probably didn't need another but it was cheap enough that I wanted to give it a shot.

Here is the bowl set (minus brush):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOODEN-SHAVING-BOWL-SOAP-Kentbrushes-/140909759897?pt=UK_Health_HairRemoval_RL&hash=item20cee04d99

Every piece was made in England.

Nice!  I have been looking for something like this too.  I have a stand for my razor and brush, but no container for my soap.

post #61964 of 114718
Thx guys. Yep Bill's
post #61965 of 114718

Some crazy finds in this last couple days, Congrats to Handserhund on his "Dior" Yeah that's the right label..." Find! Datsunfan for finding his first RLPL 100% CASHMERE Sportcoat icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif! That must have been a rush!

ALSO, Shout out to my good friend and now consignee JPMORRIS who sent me 4 UHAUL boxes of many assortment of items, Oxxford and Bill's khakis a plenty ! I have been checking this thread every day via mobile but posting on my device is so hard since half the screen is cracked.

 

Found some cool stuff today,

 

These bowties are crazy!

Carrot & Gibbs (4) bowties:

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