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Haven't thrifted much this week as I was saving available cash for a local online estate auction ending tonight.... which went way out of my range, and probably out of profitability.  Still, that vintage Brooks suede and shearling coat would have been awesome... and my size.... frown.gif

 

 

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Ooohhhh props to Toledo, oh

My parents dressed me in clothes from the Lion store at the westgate and southwyck malls.

My home town. Sadly, neither of the those malls are there anymore. Southwyck is just a big open area.
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Crazy ass PRL slicker, any idea on the age? It's feels like a life raft.


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Allusions to China in the context of the so-called free market are apt, not because of China's political and economic innerworkings (e.g. how industry works within the country) but, instead, in relation how the country positions its domestic production relative to the rest of world. This is where the notion that the free market, somehow, has the ability to self-legislate comes apart. If costs are indeed the driver of self-correction (and lets not kid ourselves, they are), there's no viable mechanism to protect dramatic economic inequities (and all the problematic things that accompany them, like complete climate destruction) that emerge on a global level. People who run countries like China have no interest in allowing development - they capitalize on our naive belief that markets fix things without allowing things to actually be fixed (e.g. labor, ecological practice, political culture, whatever) for obvious and self-serving reasons. I'm not arguing for what you call a "planned economy," just pointing out that this continued ideological reverence for the free-market's seemingly magical (and wholly unobservable, I might add) power to create systems of stability and growth skirts the fact that people working collectively, not markets, fix things. Capitalism exists by necessity and it's a fine enough system provided we break away from the black & white narrative that it needs to exist without limitation.

If I keep staring at this, will I see a sailboat? puzzled.gif
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Crazy ass PRL slicker, any idea on the age? It's feels like a life raft.



Best guess? Late '70s, early '80s, likely the latter part of that. A really cool find!
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If I keep staring at this, will I see a sailboat? puzzled.gif

Close, a lion. Stare at the middle and let your eyes go blurry. See it??
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Yo, anybody got some cool tweed lying around?

Maybe a coat that has nice fabric, but is otherwise unwearable due to holes or dimensions?

Anyone know how to sew?

Let's get together and make a bunch of these.
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Yo, anybody got some cool tweed lying around? Maybe a coat that has nice fabric, but is otherwise unwearable due to holes or dimensions? Anyone know how to sew? Let's get together and make a bunch of these.

Sadly I've got some I'm getting ready to redonate due to missed holes.
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Don't do it...make a crazy coat instead! (I just saw a vest like this...for $250 plain.gif )
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Quick question...does anyone have any madras (bleeding or otherwise) ties laying around? I'm about to buy one, but if someone here has something, I'd rather pay you.
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Dudes, I found a Crombie Chesterfield today. Double breasted, peak lapel, charcoal herringbone with a velvet collar, in a 38R. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Fits like a fucking glove. The wife's out of town with the computer again so no pics until Sunday night, but let me tell you, it's awesome! nod[1].gif
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who cares if people sell shit on ebay.....they put in the work to find it, its their prerogative.

 

Yeah, I mean, some people here are lawyers. No way thrifting Robert Graham is worse than that.

 

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if by "glorious" you mean rapidly facilitating fractious and irreparable geopolitical strife while encouraging the wanton and complete destruction of our environment, then yes, i agree, the free market is indeed glorious.


My initial thought when I saw this post was, "Oh hey look, this is happening." But man, I couldn't have prepared for the torrent that came afterward. But that's OK, it's not like it's a men's clothing forum or anything. And now, after scrolling (notice I didn't say "reading") all however many useless pages of this debate, all I can think is:

 

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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

My home town. Sadly, neither of the those malls are there anymore. Southwyck is just a big open area.

Jkidd, if you make it up here, lemme know. We'll hit the thrifts and record stores!
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Dudes, I found a Crombie Chesterfield today. Double breasted, peak lapel, charcoal herringbone with a velvet collar, in a 38R. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Fits like a fucking glove. The wife's out of town with the computer again so no pics until Sunday night, but let me tell you, it's awesome! nod[1].gif

Nice....I think Crombie is highly underrated.
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you see environmental degradation and human rights abuses - i see people eating in a country where decades earlier mao starved 40 million. it might not be fast enough progress for you, or as aesthetically pleasing as some would prefer, but it is nonetheless progress. fact of the matter is china is full of millions of unskilled workers that have jobs thanks to our ipads. if you want real answers, look at the chinese government and the undisclosed remninbi basket, lol.

2. gilded age america, some of the SEZ's in china you could argue for, singapore to an extent, america still to a certain degree, australia isn't bad depending on the angle you're coming at it from, i mean a true free market has really never been tried for an extended period of time. esp. since in the global economy you are dealing with massive impediments to free trade every where you look, and barriers masquerading as "free trade" laws / pacts, so there is a lot of market distortion. obviously there are many differing views on this

Well, when Nixon took us of the gold standard in 1972....ah, fuck it! Here's my finds.

Everything is available except for the Kiton. I wish all my posts here would have that sentence nod[1].gif

PRL Made in Italy FF pants. A little lighter than charcoal? 35Wx 31.

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Samuelson Medium Bwn Suit. 43S. Tag sez waist is 37 and it feels like it but haven't manually measured.


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RLPL L/S shirt, tagged 16.5 x 36. Made in England. Sorry about the pix but it's a greyish check with some purple stripes in there.

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Brioni and J Press tiez. Cherry popped on the Brioni. That hanging gold chain stay is cool. I had passed on a brioni tie once before with a run right down the middle. I remember that day well baldy[1].gif


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Brioni shirt with french cuffs. tagged 16.5 L. white w/faintish stripes.



Remember when I said I was passing on all full cut shirts for myself. I lied. I made an exception for this one. Slight bit of fraying on cuffs so I will try the reverse cuffs trick. Not that dire yet, though.


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Nice Mops. Check out those handsewn buttonholes!
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