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This is what I used, also thrifted. biggrin.gif

It's uncanny, I asked my wife whether we had a steamer to do a couple of ties. She responded by laughing, so I take that to mean I need to get one. You did a great job with them!
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Originally Posted by danne888 View Post

My girlfriend is visisting a friend this weekend. So I opened a bottle of red wine and started taking pictures of my jackets and suits which I found the last couple of months. They may be avaliable for trade if I get a good offer. Im on the lookout for a grey staple suit. Pm me if you are interested in anything.


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Canali (Orphan?), it will most defiently work as a sc anyway.  Its mid/ligh grey Flanell.








Im sure this is an orphan and im not really sure why i even bought it but i guess it wil work as an sc aswell. Mid/dark grey












This one im in love with, its 100 % Cashmere from Zegna, fully canvassed and SUPER soft. 














This isnt a great quality suit, its glued but i love the cut and colour. Its also a perfect fit off the rack without any alterations. Do you guys have any idea who the maker is? Guabello is just the cloth, right?














orphan once again but i just couldnt leave a Ravazollo, im still hoping i will find the pants smile.gif








Perfect fit of the rack, replaced the buttons with horn buttons. Rose and Born is a swedish brand which are semi-canvassed. Loving this one as well smile.gif







Im gonna change the plastic buttons to gold ones










I have never heard of Zegna Heritage before and couldnt find super much info about when i tried to google it. How is the line quality wise?










Zegna SC. need to have the waist supressed.






Z-Zegna suit, brown/greyish, pretty hard to describe the colour but i think its a pretty nice colour.



Some nice things in there! I hope you continue to participate as 1) I need some Europe based trading partners, and 2) someone in my time zone so I don't feel strange drinking in the evening while the rest of everyone here works biggrin.gif
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Maybe I'm an idiot, but I can't get multi to work on my sister in laws iPad.

I always have trouble multi-quoting on my iPad. Try changing it to the desktop version at the bottom to see if that helps. I think it's because of the double clicking.
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With the otter pic: why? Rlpl for embroidery? Is that a hipster thing?

I was also curious, when I first read it I thought it was a joke biggrin.gif No hate.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

And as for foo, why did I detect a note of terror in hans's description of him? Yes, he's a major contributor, and has a very strongly held view based on lots of experience. But he's also highly caustic, and not a little intolerant of difference. I'm sure that will get me banned, but so what; live free or die.

Not so much terror, but I do really respect his detailed descriptions of things. He has sound logic, though he's a bit abrasive at times. I have to say that what he does, he (generally) does right. There are a number of 5k+ posters that still miss the mark with fit and colors. I am off base often, but he is pretty consistent and has a lot of good, sound information/logic to pass along. I also like a lot of the other big posters here, they've refined a lot of what they do into an efficient process.
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Who's the resident furniture expert? Is this anything? I need a sewing machine table anyways.

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I've seen 2 in the wild just like this one.  They were laughably terrible. 

 

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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Very solid day today. Left 4 multistripe Zegnas at a Savers. Nice condition, but not my size and wasn't hopeful I could resell as they were funky. Also a HSM Gold suit, wished it was my size but no. FInally, left the most hilariously bad Hermes fake I've ever seen. Fabric felt so cheap, the 2nd Hermes tag (with what looks like a fake price) on the wrong side... Just silly.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Who's the resident furniture expert? Is this anything? I need a sewing machine table anyways.


That. Is. The sehchs.

Don't know value, but look at that wood! (Yes, I see it.)
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tie wrinkles
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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post

I always go with hanging them over a towel bar in the bathroom for a couple of weeks of hot showers.  Has done a really good job with ties.  Marginal success with coats.  

Make sure you keep them away from direct spray (shower or elsewhere... ) smile.gif

I have ruined a bunch of ties, ha! What I have learned:

Steamer does get some wrinkles out

Press too hard with iron and blades flatten/points go crooked irreparably

Iron too hot = acetate flambe if that's what's on the other side

If you get the wrinkles half out, hang ties for a couple weeks and the rest might straighten itself out

Some just won't ever come out without lethal force/heat

Careful with steam, overuse sometimes causes colors to run/bleed
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Hit up 12 stores today, but this was all that I grabbed.  Orphans as far as the eye could see, though.

 

PRL, US Made, Gray Flannel DB Suit.  Got it for myself, but the shoulders are just too big.  Fits around a 40R.  34x30~ish double forward pleated pants.  Unfortunately, AVAILABLE.

 

2X Limited Edition Skeet Blankets

 

 

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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

Hit up 12 stores today, but this was all that I grabbed.  Orphans as far as the eye could see, though.

 

PRL, US Made, Gray Flannel DB Suit.  Got it for myself, but the shoulders are just too big.  Fits around a 40R.  34x30~ish double forward pleated pants.  Unfortunately, AVAILABLE.

 

 

2X Limited Edition Skeet Blankets

 

 

 

Anyone else want to admit that they like the skeet blankets?  Sometimes its fun to be loud.

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2X Limited Edition Skeet Blankets










I've never seen/found one, nor do I think they're sold here, but from what I've learned in this thread, these should make you an insane amount of money.
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Anyone else want to admit that they like the skeet blankets?  Sometimes its fun to be loud.

No offense intended, but there are much better examples of "being loud" in this thread without the use of such shirt:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/309785/waywrn-peacock-edition/0_30

Again, no offense, do what you enjoy!
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A couple recent highlights - 1) Hermes tie in NWOT condition - I don't think this has ever been knotted. 2) Super recent Zegna SC in my size and in an incredible color/pattern. Keeping both.

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Beautiful tie! A lot of the good vintage stuff around me is from that store, which was located in the DuPont building (notice that much of the wealthy-people stuff in Delaware is associated with that name).  It's interesting to see something from around here made it all the way out there! Cool find, and lovely tie.

Awesome! Always interesting to hear a little bit of the back story on some of these company's who are no longer with us.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Who's the resident furniture expert? Is this anything? I need a sewing machine table anyways.


That's really cool, any markings on it?

Also, I would never wear it, but that first RG is pretty hot. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

That's really cool, any markings on it?

I don't know. It's $30 on craigslist. Worth it? What should I look for on it? Metal feet has me thinking it may be a little later than true mcm stuff.
post #63357 of 124803
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

I don't know. It's $30 on craigslist. Worth it? What should I look for on it? Metal feet has me thinking it may be a little later than true mcm stuff.

Honestly hard to tell from the photo. I see/pass a number of stuff as pictured. There were a number of makers that utilized veneer in this manner between the late 1940s and early 1960s. A lot of it is interesting, but worthless. I have a Kommode (help with the English) that is great and I won't part with, but is likely worth nothing. Similar pattern of the blonde veneer that was very common at the time.

On the other hand, it could be worth thousands. I have no clue. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Kommode (help with the English)

Kommode = commode = toilet puzzled.gif

Or "chest of drawers" lol8[1].gif
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommode&prev=/search%3Fq%3DKommode%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1C1_____enUS477US477&sa=X&ei=AC0gUf-tG8f1igLm-4GoAQ&ved=0CFsQ7gEwBA

Probably nothing then, thanks. They have enough sense to call it mid century, so if it was something special it would be priced as such.
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Very solid day today. Left 4 multistripe Zegnas at a Savers. Nice condition, but not my size and wasn't hopeful I could resell as they were funky. Also a HSM Gold suit, wished it was my size but no. FInally, left the most hilariously bad Hermes fake I've ever seen. Fabric felt so cheap, the 2nd Hermes tag (with what looks like a fake price) on the wrong side... Just silly.

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Anyways, popped my Salvatore Ferragamo cherry... Right alongside buying my first pair of thrift shoes!



Shirts (top-bottom, all available): RLPL, Canali, Zegna, Zegna Sport, Ascot Chang, Faconnable
Ties: Sulka x2 (not available), BB Makers (with a very VV pattern, possibly available)
Shoes (available): Salvatore Ferragamo single-monks, 9.5D
Other (not available): 2x set of shoe trees and a pair of Calvin Klein socks Shirts (Click to show)
RLPL (Click to show)
Tagged L/G, measures 15.5x34





Canali (Click to show)
Tagged 17, measures 16.5x34



Zegna (Click to show)
Tagged 17, measures 16.5x34




Zegna Sport (Click to show)
Measures 16x36







Ascot Chang (Click to show)
Measures 15x34




Faconnable (Click to show)
Measures 15x34




Shoes (Click to show)








Ties (Click to show)


Normally don't go anywhere near the socks, but the glancing paid off here. Grabbed the socks for a quarter as t:nodding:hey were like new and super soft.

You take some good detail pix nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Kommode = commode = toilet puzzled.gif

Or "chest of drawers" lol8[1].gif
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommode&prev=/search%3Fq%3DKommode%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1C1_____enUS477US477&sa=X&ei=AC0gUf-tG8f1igLm-4GoAQ&ved=0CFsQ7gEwBA

Probably nothing then, thanks. They have enough sense to call it mid century, so if it was something special it would be priced as such.

Google translate failed me on this one, I always call it a "Kommode" whether in German or English. Google said "chest of drawers," but I knew that wasn't right. I believe "sideboard" would be more accurate.

I would hate to dissuade you if you like it and sew. You're right though, if they know how to market it, they might know it's not worth it. Like I said, I'm happy to buy furniture that lacks value but is well made/interesting, but if it's for a flip, be wary.
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