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This is the funniest thing I have read in my entire life! 

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Dude, how did you know I exclusively wear J. Crew togas?

 

Also, this is brilliant. 

 

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Hehehehe, quite funny actually. I guess some folks are more passionate about their brands than others. Mix in some natural rebellion for elitism and we have a drama classic waiting to unfold. Bottom line though, who really gives a shit. This is just a hobby.

Since my wife knows sign language and tactile signing, we took a deaf and blind fellow to his railway club. Despite his severe disability, he was actively involved in model railways. It was interesting to note the other members pursued exclusively the top of the line train sets and landscapes, leaving no dime unturned spending north on 100K on some of these sets. I could not believe that some of these railway sets exceeded the value of their residence in some cases. Now, why did these fellows invest so much dime in these sets? Too me, if you have a hobby, go for it, enjoy it, and if you have the money to afford the hobby, power to you. Is it elitism? Depends on attitude but these guys just loved their hobby - it was their passion. Passion and elitism do not necessarily belong together at all. I believe most of us are passionate about our clothing hobby to varying degrees, if we did not have that passion then we would probably not be members here.

Even when we live paycheck by paycheck maybe with a little tucked away, we still cling onto this ideal notion of high quality. Anyone that sees a problem in that are fucking crazy - it is not elitist at all. It is perhaps a shame to poo poo a brand because a person "considers himself above the brand", but skipping over a brand to get something higher quality at the same / less price is pure common sense. Most of us fall in the latter category. So called elitist arguments gets no change from me, those people can go get a life first before making stupid generalizations.
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Hehehehe, quite funny actually. I guess some folks are more passionate about their brands than others. Mix in some natural rebellion for elitism and we have a drama classic waiting to unfold. Bottom line though, who really gives a shit. This is just a hobby.

Since my wife knows sign language and tactile signing, we took a deaf and blind fellow to his railway club. Despite his severe disability, he was actively involved in model railways. It was interesting to note the other members pursued exclusively the top of the line train sets and landscapes, leaving no dime unturned spending north on 100K on some of these sets. I could not believe that some of these railway sets exceeded the value of their residence in some cases. Now, why did these fellows invest so much dime in these sets? Too me, if you have a hobby, go for it, enjoy it, and if you have the money to afford the hobby, power to you. Is it elitism? Depends on attitude but these guys just loved their hobby - it was their passion. Passion and elitism do not necessarily belong together at all. I believe most of us are passionate about our clothing hobby to varying degrees, if we did not have that passion then we would probably not be members here.

Even when we live paycheck by paycheck maybe with a little tucked away, we still cling onto this ideal notion of high quality. Anyone that sees a problem in that are fucking crazy - it is not elitist at all. It is perhaps a shame to poo poo a brand because a person "considers himself above the brand", but skipping over a brand to get something higher quality at the same / less price is pure common sense. Most of us fall in the latter category. So called elitist arguments gets no change from me, those people can go get a life first before making stupid generalizations.

 

 

 Well put...

 

 I know a photographer who has spent more money on his gear than on his home, and he lives near Lake Tahoe. Of course, that's his job. I knew another dude who spent three times as much on his Hasselblad camera system than on his car. That was his hobby.

 

 My hobbies include finding well-made clothing that fits me. The stuff that doesn't fit that will sell, I sell. I do this essentially to break even and build my wardrobe. I'm hoping that my other hobbies (cycling, hiking/mountaineering, triathlon, photography) lead me to a career that will allow me to thoroughly enjoy my life. I could care less about what clothing other people think is cool. I wear what I like. 

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I think the bigger issue here is that that peacoat looked awesome on Ian and we should be concerned that he didn't think so. Perhaps he has a brain tumor? lol8[1].gif

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I think the bigger issue here is that that peacoat looked awesome on Ian and we should be concerned that he didn't think so. Perhaps he has a brain tumor? lol8[1].gif

Well that and the fact that he thought he could leave... Maybe a temporary bell's palsy of the common sense region?

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Boom! Wedding pic? Check! Exotic local? Check! Completely thfirted outfit? Check! Wedding photo from Thailand bitches!

Great pictures!
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Zegna Sport chinos(I know sport is crap, but they fit me and were cheap)

Wait, Zegna Sport is crap? The few pieces I've found were fine. Nothing spectacular but nice enough.
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Anyways, I totally saw some wannabe hip hop Eminem type steal a pair of jeans today at the Goodwill. Right next to me. I thought he was acting weird cause he kept walking behind me. I he was gonna try to swipe my wallet. He kept talking to the employees, probably cause he was nervous. I came back around to check the rest of the dress pants, He stood right next to me, opened his jacket, popped the jeans in and bounced. Saw that shit out of the corner of my eye.

I bet they were Phat Farm or Sean John's.
If they were Iron Heart's, then thumbs up for being a smart thief.

It's always shocking to watch a crime committed in front of you. I was in Pisa and passed a group of German tourists on the empty sidewalk. Under a map and right next to them, a gypsy had a hand in one of the women's purse. I yelled at them, but it was still a shock.


I have the day off from work tomorrow, so I'm going to head over to Vienna. My question, though, is should I hit the same stores that I did last time or should I pick out a new route? I don't know what their turnover is like, but I did watch people walk in with donations and it's immediately put on the shelf. The last route had stores that regularly produce (and are cheap), but I don't normally hit them up within weeks apart. Should I gamble with new stores and different stock or stick with what works?!
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Is this Styleforum or did I somehow stumble into a 7th grade classroom?



Pretty good day, with a couple of minor exceptions.

Santoni's- 10D



AE Delray's 10.5 D Freshly recrafted-



BB unstructured jacketish thing Xl (46ish)

AppleMark

Brioni SC, Windowpane, 45L, WIN. A couple of small moth holes, LOSE.

AppleMark

Paul Stuart 'Stuarts Choice' POW shadow-plaid navy suit 44 S (These are made by Isaia, right?)-


AppleMark

Robert Talbot shirt NWT 16 x 35/36

AppleMark

All of it's headed to the 'Bay. The damage to the Brioni makes me sad, but I'm pretty sure it'll still sell for a profit.
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With all of this talk about J.Crew and Varatos... here are my finds from yesterday...

 

From top: Hickey, Zanella, VV, PRL Linen

 

Canali Linen

 

 

Belvest (First for me) Unvented but really nice wool SC.

 

 

 

 

Really nice recent Armani rain coat, small stain on front that should wipe right off.

 

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I know not many fans here, but figured those on the bay might want this. Large Ben Sherman, vents still sewn shut cord jacket.

 

 

For my J. Crew fans.. vintage waxed cotton jacket. Couple of flaws that I missed as I was in a rush.

 

 

Annoyed this is big on me. French Connection navy Linen Jacket peak lapel tagged 44

 

 

 

NWT Hickey Rain jacket

 

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From Left to right: Sperry 11, John Varatos by Converse (size tag removed, no idea how to estimate size with my big feet), AE loafers 11B, AE Clifton 9.5D

 

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Have been skipping over the coats lately, but I do take a quick look looking for leather and down filled. Thankfully, because I found this yesterday (headed to eBay to help finance a trip to Arizona for spring training next month). Thrift store had it marked at $40, but it was half off day.

 

 

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Oh WOW. You did amazingly well.. Great pickups.

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Have been skipping over the coats lately, but I do take a quick look looking for leather and down filled. Thankfully, because I found this yesterday (headed to eBay to help finance a trip to Arizona for spring training next month). Thrift store had it marked at $40, but it was half off day.

 

 

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Awesome find!

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Live post should I grab these? Martin greenfielel and bb bespoke for Ed Koch.

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^ Whoa!, You in NYC?
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Yeah. Should I grab? Sc is 15 suit 25. Def show some wear.
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