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post #63571 of 110256
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I imagine many of us get this reaction. It's actually a principal reason why I sell on eBay - my wife can't complain at anything I keep (or pick up from you guys or the bay) if I'm net positive, which I am by a descent margin. I also placate by saying it's merely fun money for babysitting, etc. and that seems to work. I just have to ensure that she doesnt start to see it is income, and thus want to save it or use it for the mundane.

Oh, and awesome outfit!

I'm afraid that this might be the story of most of us here...every once in a while my thrifting has to fund a household purchase to keep the wife off my back about the time I spend on clothes or the piles of packages going in and out.
post #63572 of 110256
"All Business" thrift fit. I usually wear a pocket square but I’ve got some outside meetings today and wanted it to tone it down. Please excuse crappy phone pix.


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Suit: wwchan thrifted by me, VBC fabric inlove.gif
Shirt: BB slim fit thrifted by me
Tie: L. Barbera thrifted by me
Belt: PRL blue pony man black leather thrifted by me
Shoes: AE Hales, bought new on sale
Sox: Nordstrom brand probably sale, mostly cotton
Cufflinks: probably paid retail, can’t remember. Not too flashy.
post #63573 of 110256
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Thrift fit:
Barbour
PRL glen plaid lambswool scarf
Paul Stuart check button down shirt
BB tie
Vintage SS tie bar
Incotex trousers
AE Townley
Made in Italy silk hand rolled paisley PS. I don't usually wear them, but I though I'd give it a try today.
Vintage Campus Shop sport coat.
Everything thrifted by me except the SC, that came from Catside. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark
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This is absolutely awesome Eazy, fantastic fit.. That SC is the goods.
post #63574 of 110256
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I imagine many of us get this reaction. It's actually a principal reason why I sell on eBay - my wife can't complain at anything I keep (or pick up from you guys or the bay) if I'm net positive, which I am by a descent margin. I also placate by saying it's merely fun money for babysitting, etc. and that seems to work. I just have to ensure that she doesnt start to see it is income, and thus want to save it or use it for the mundane.

+10000000 That's pretty much how I put it too. Of course, if I occasionally give her a vintage Burberry trench or Hermes scarf, that usually helps the cause 100 fold. On another note, I picked a nice rounded out stack of LPs today. Dylan, the soundtrack to Peter Sellars "The Party" icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif , Simple Minds, The Kinks, The Time, Chic, The English Beat, The Cure, Hall & Oats, Queen and Judas Priest.....LIVE!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Yeah, please don't put shoe cream on shell, and you in all probability don't need any wax either.  Some Venetian Cream or other conditioner of choice (maybe Saphir Renovateur, but not straight mink oil) first, until you are confident the shell is not dried out, then see below.  Shell can and does dry out, but it's nice to slowly develop deep patina by not adding color.  Some of that lightness could be just because it needs some nourishment.

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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post
shell baby! florsheim imperials in my size. they need some polishing and some color loving but i should be able to clean them up
NO POLISH. NO COLOR. BRUSH. THEN KEEP BRUSHING.
Carry on.

 

Originally I thought Wes' comment read, "That's like ordering waffles at waffle house," and I erupted.  I was going to add another crack before I read your post....  Outfit looks great, though, that's just the color tie I had in mind, looks sweet.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

LOL, who would order a steak from a Waffle House? That's like ordering waffles at a steak house.

 

They have a special "menu" for VDay. I was pressured by the waiter into ordering something from it.

 

If you've never had the pleasure of dining at a Waffle House on Valentine's Day, you're in for a crazy time. My wife loves Waffle House, so it's become a tradition. Valentine's dinner that costs $16 all in? Fine with me.

 

http://www.wafflehouse.com/in-the-news/33-waffle-house-the-ultimate-valentines-day-experience

post #63576 of 110256
I got back home from a business trip last night, and had half an hour in a store before it closed. Oregon must have missed me, because I found a couple of firsts.








post #63577 of 110256
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


+10000000 That's pretty much how I put it too. Of course, if I occasionally give her a vintage Burberry trench or Hermes scarf, that usually helps the cause 100 fold. On another note, I picked a nice rounded out stack of LPs today. Dylan, the soundtrack to Peter Sellars "The Party" icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif , Simple Minds, The Kinks, The Time, Chic, The English Beat, The Cure, Hall & Oats, Queen and Judas Priest.....LIVE!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

so are you.... "breaking the law,"? happy.gif

post #63578 of 110256
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so are you.... "breaking the law,"? happy.gif

As we speak! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #63579 of 110256
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Yeah, please don't put shoe cream on shell, and you in all probability don't need any wax either.  Some Venetian Cream or other conditioner of choice (maybe Saphir Renovateur, but not straight mink oil) first, until you are confident the shell is not dried out, then see below.  Shell can and does dry out, but it's nice to slowly develop deep patina by not adding color.  Some of that lightness could be just because it needs some nourishment.

+1

post #63580 of 110256
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

That logic doesn't really work on my wife.
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She thinks I buy way too many things, but I justify it by saying a) that's not really true b) the vast majority of it is purchased at thrift, or slightly higher, prices and c) I didn't spend any money at all on clothes (well, that's an exaggeration, but you get my point) until about two or three years ago.

When those lines of reasoning don't work, I just blame Cotton Dockers.

And speaking of Mr. Dockers...

Thrift fit in the wild from the ever-romantic, ever-Valentinesy Waffle House:





Here's a tip. NEVER get the steak. It tasted like a salt lick. A cold salt lick.

Literally everything about this post is awesome.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Thrift fit: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Barbour
PRL glen plaid lambswool scarf
Paul Stuart check button down shirt
BB tie
Vintage SS tie bar
Incotex trousers
AE Townley
Made in Italy silk hand rolled paisley PS. I don't usually wear them, but I though I'd give it a try today.
Vintage Campus Shop sport coat.
Everything thrifted by me except the SC, that came from Catside. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

I love this. There's a lot going on in that outfit, but I really, really like how it comes together.
post #63581 of 110256
Thrift stores never cease to amaze me...

Shirts by Etro (41), Hickey Freeman (L), and Burberry London (16.5/34). Sharks hoodie (mine!).

post #63582 of 110256
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Yeah, please don't put shoe cream on shell, and you in all probability don't need any wax either.  Some Venetian Cream or other conditioner of choice (maybe Saphir Renovateur, but not straight mink oil) first, until you are confident the shell is not dried out, then see below.  Shell can and does dry out, but it's nice to slowly develop deep patina by not adding color.  Some of that lightness could be just because it needs some nourishment.

I used a SLIGHT amount of Allen Edmonds cordovan care cream. the discoloration was from abraisions and i had already tried to brush them out or an hour or so. they look a million times better now.
post #63583 of 110256
Holy shit my local BE has pretty much every selvedge denim in NWOT. Picked up a couple but I was a little overwhelmed. Might go back and just get it all.
post #63584 of 110256
^ please do! I'm in need of a slim pair with 32 waist.
post #63585 of 110256
excuse my Excited post up there. But when you see Raleigh, Simon Miller, ACNE, NF, etc all back to back without stopping its pretty exciting.
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