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I finally got around to taking pictures of what I scooped up today, if there's anything you want PM me...some of the stuff I bought to trade or lend a hand because I couldn't pass them up. How did I do this time around thrifting?
Calvin Klein Black Suit- Finally picked one up and it fits really well. I'll get it tailored and hoard it. Staple right?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I also picked up this Brooks Brothers Jacket and Brooks Brothers White Dress Shirt. Both fit me really well, and I love the jacket. The shirt, although made in Malaysia fits well and feels well made. Both are staples right?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I love this coat too, I think it's vintage...what do you fellas think. I won't have much use for it here in Miami, but the wool lining comes out and makes the coat lighter. Maybe I'll use it when it rains. The wool lining covers up the pattern on the inside.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I picked both of these up, and they fit (the pink is Polo and I'll have to go unbuttoned). The white one is Christian Dior, with french cuffs I believe. Some staining I noticed when I got home, but I think its dirty not stained. Is this a good Dior pickup? I'm not a fan of the cufflink look so it's available if someone wants it- it's 17 1/2, 34 inch sleeve.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also got these Sperry's in my size. Decent enough shape.
The second pair, the brown one--- are the ones I bought yesterday that others said weren't worth thrifting. I had soles laying around, and polished them up. I think they look good.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
THIS SECTION IS FOR TRADE, or For Sale- which ever you prefer. I need a decent pair of black dress shoes in a 10.5 E or 11 E, and could use a coat in a 48 or XL. I also need a good watch but I'm not holding my breath.
This Giorgio Armani Coat I bought to trade or sell, if someone wants it and wants to make an offer. Its a 44R but I'll double check if someone is interested. It looks good, but it could use a dry clean and the bottom hem finished up again. Might have been new and unfinished, because I have no clue what that button holder sticker is on it.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I saw these Stuart Mcguires while the Haitian Sensation was knocking all the shoes off the rack into her cart at the end. The dirty look she gave me when I grabbed the right when her arm went up to knock another row of dress shoes was priceless. I did that three more times....to hell with her. Anyone know what size they are--- size 7?
I'd like to trade these for a size 10.5 E or 11 E in a black dress shoe, I'd like Allen Edmonds but beggers can't be choosers. Maybe someone is down for a swap.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I picked up these Brooks Brothers shirts too- one is made in USA I believe in a Slim Fit- the tags are pictured. For trade. I'm a 17 1/2 - 18 33/34 shirt.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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This coat I have no clue about, it's for trade also. I could use a regular jacket or another coat in a 48 or XL. Anyone recognize the brand? This coat measures about 21-22 from under one arm to the other. I believe that would make this a 42-44.
This Ralph Lauren Jacket I bought to match a week ago, but found the black suit today so it's not needed. Someone wants it it's yours for not much. It's a 48R, in a dark charcoal. I could trade it for another coat if your inclined, I could use something white or khaki.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sorry man, but I have to agree with the other gents. Everything is crap except for your interesting story. I got a kick out of that! Thanks!
On second thought, I prolly would pick up the Burberry...Nah, on third thought, I would prolly just stared on it for about 10 seconds and pass. But nice try though! Keep trucking!
Also, the only Ralph Lauren you should pick up from now on is RLPL (some by St. Andrews), RLBL (Some by Caruso), RRL, and some PRL (made in Italy by Corn. while the older made in USA is by ?). I'm thinking the Italian made ones > USA made? Some Rugby stuff is pretty cool if you like to beat them around town. Also, if you find some made in England RLPL shoes those are made by Edward Green! Yeeehhhhh!
Anyhow, use google and SF. Most likely, all the answers to your "who made what" questions are on there!
Forgot to mention, LRL isn't RL so avoid at all cost.
Update: Looked around on SF and found some information on the made in USA Polo. From the 70's to 90's the line was made in RL factories before sourcing them to Corn.
Update #2: I have way too much time on my hands...Anyhow, did a quick search and found out Peerless Clothing make for Lauren Ralph Lauren (owned by Jones, NY), also make for Calvin Klein, Sean John, DKNY, and Donald J. Trump Signature Collection...Yikes!
Edited by barrelntrigger - 2/2/13 at 12:25am