oops double post
Edited by Ian Erickson - 2/2/13 at 10:17am
Keep: BB jacket and white shirt provided they fit you perfectly (and I mean really perfectly, not 'they were cheap and hurray I found something at a thrift store so that's good enough!' perfectly), CK suit provided it also fits you perfectly and is not actually black (looks more grey in the second photo) and shoes if they're in fact Stuart McGuire (kinda looks like it)
Return: everything else. And congrats on popping your Christian Dior Monsiour cherry.
Then go back to the drawing board. Go read 500 (recent) pages of this thread and 500 pages of WAYWRN, and Oregotrix's wicked thrift guide. And then go to the thrift shop and leave behind anything that isn't awesome and a great fit for you.
The BB jacket and white shirt fit really well, same as the CK suit (I had flash on but it's black). The shoes I can't fit, so someone else here can enjoy them if they want.
Was the Burrberry's trench/coat not worth the pick up?
The other stuff--although it sucks to realize I didn't do as well as I thought I know friends that can and will wear them. Someone here might have made the same newb mistake and may want them in a straight up trade. I thought the brown jacket I know nothing about looked sharp. I take it that Dior is crap?
Where's Oregotrix's guide by the way?
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!
FYI, black was the traditional color for funerals. Lately, it's acceptable to wear grey, charcoal, and even navy suits to funerals. Black is a very formal color. I would own a tux for all the black tie, formal events before I would own a black suit. But that's just me and this is coming from a guy who own nothing but loud SCs...
Hmm, I got married in a black suit... Wanted to get something that wasn't a one-time use thing.
Now that suit doesn't fit me. I now own suits by Burberrys (gray), Brooks Brothers (charcoal), and whatever that cheapo one I got married in was (bought at retail too, the horror!). I'm still working on a navy one. The thing is, that I don't really need another one. In my industry, if I show up for an interview in any sort of suit, I will stand out above everyone else!
Just a couple Pan socks from TJX 5 bucks a pop on clearance. I did see a ton of Versace ties on clearance for 40 a piece that I passed on and a Tumi wallet marked down from 200 to 25, didnt like it so I passed. I also saw a couple dozen super skinny ties from BB that were marked as irregular, I could not for the life of me find a fault to them, they wanted 6 each. Zero suits, coats or anything worth a damn.
By looking at your haul you are looking in the wrong part of Miami.
Also, check this thread out "What I'm Selling on eBay" - member auctions".
If its worth selling its worth wearing.
PLEASE try to read the old pages and learn a little before posting more hauls. You're going to find that you will get less and less "help" in this thread the longer you keep posting crap. The 1st few times people will help, but they they will start to ignore you if it continues. Someone comes around every few weeks like this. Some pan out (DM7) but most leave quickly. As you'll note, this is the bragging thread not the "teach me how to thrift thread"
I write this off to the downward spiral of communication. I have no doubt that Ian is a smart guy who can write well, but for people not to far removed from my age, I think text speak (and I get that this isn't really text speak, but it is a close sibling) rules the day when in informal settings.
But maybe I'm just full of it.
I'm feeling old this morning.