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post #64276 of 110244
Thanks for the bread tips fellows!

I do not have a haunted story but have a couple of fright stories.

Wake up at 2:00am needing an urgent pee. Open my eyes, my room is pitch back, cannot even see my hand close up. Not wanting to get up, I rolled on my side thinking I could maybe sleep through it. My sphincter can hold. Within 5 minutes I knew I had to get up for a pee. Open my eyes again. This time I feel something is wrong. I sense a something looking right at me. Well, I do not believe in Ghosts but there was definitely something amiss here. I could feel it. Now I started shitting bricks – I am positive there is a presence in my room, and this presence has to be demonic in nature. My hairs are standing up on end,. While all this was going on, one inescapable fact was my urgent need to pee. Which will is stronger? My will to stay in bed and shut my eyes pretending nothing is in my room or the will of my steaming bladder full of piss? Eventually the pee won the battle. I had to get up. However, I could not get up without a parting punch. I figured this demon was looking at me perhaps a yard away. I clenched my fist and punched with all my might in the general direction. I hear a yelp and suddenly realized it was my dog. She was being a good dog and was trained to never pee or poop in the house. She was waiting for me to get up to take her outside. I patted my dog said my sorries and let her outside to do her business.


It is not good to give your Mother a fright. We had a washing machine and tumble dryer in a shed outdoors. Getting there involving a fairly long walk to the bottom of the garden. This was a dark night, around 1:00am. I am 16 years old at the time and was smoking in the back to avoid any possibility of been caught. Kitchen light goes on, fuck. It is mom! She would always get up at some crazy hour at night to get munchies. Oh well, she will only be 10 minutes max but I will hide in the shed just in case she sees the red glow of my ciggie. I heard the back door open and shut, oh shit, shit oh shit. Dump the cigarette on the floor and stamp on it to put it out. Scratching my head I realized that this was the worst hiding place because she was probably coming out to get the washing. Well got to milk this now that I am in this predicament. She opened the shed door and I said in a deep voice “Hello There”. I have never ever in my whole life ever seen a person get such a big fright!


I noticed that my youngest brother always looked under the bed to see if there were any monsters there. So one fine evening I duly obliged. Put on a gorilla mask, rolled under the bed and waited for him to come. Naturally when he looked under the bed I made a complementary growl sound and he screamed the house down.
post #64277 of 110244
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

Rubbish. Send immediately to me for disposal.

Hah. If I find another to "dispose of" I will let you know.

 

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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post
So, these are the in between super awesome vintage and SF-despised International Meh Florsheims. As far as I can tell.

If you're like me, you'll find these will look good, feel good, and you can wear 'em when it's damp out or other hard service when you'd rather preserve your better finds (i.e. when you're out with pals who'll spill beer on them). I even have some recent International Meh Florsheims, Topy'd, for all-day trade show tromping where I routinely log 12,000+ steps on the Fitbit. Won't run into judgmental SF'ers there, and I'm still out-dressing all but the richest doctors and CEO's in the room. Just my 2 cents, go for it

Thanks a lot for the advice and the information; it's good to know where these fit on the spectrum--wore them out to the bar tonight.

post #64278 of 110244
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


LL Bean Norwegian sweater
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First I bought this sweater last week from Pnutpug of AAAC (XL)

Today I actually found the same one in a large...available if anyone needs one.
post #64279 of 110244
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Thanks for the bread tips fellows!

I do not have a haunted story but have a couple of fright stories.

Wake up at 2:00am needing an urgent pee. Open my eyes, my room is pitch back, cannot even see my hand close up. Not wanting to get up, I rolled on my side thinking I could maybe sleep through it. My sphincter can hold. Within 5 minutes I knew I had to get up for a pee. Open my eyes again. This time I feel something is wrong. I sense a something looking right at me. Well, I do not believe in Ghosts but there was definitely something amiss here. I could feel it. Now I started shitting bricks – I am positive there is a presence in my room, and this presence has to be demonic in nature. My hairs are standing up on end,. While all this was going on, one inescapable fact was my urgent need to pee. Which will is stronger? My will to stay in bed and shut my eyes pretending nothing is in my room or the will of my steaming bladder full of piss? Eventually the pee won the battle. I had to get up. However, I could not get up without a parting punch. I figured this demon was looking at me perhaps a yard away. I clenched my fist and punched with all my might in the general direction. I hear a yelp and suddenly realized it was my dog. She was being a good dog and was trained to never pee or poop in the house. She was waiting for me to get up to take her outside. I patted my dog said my sorries and let her outside to do her business.


It is not good to give your Mother a fright. We had a washing machine and tumble dryer in a shed outdoors. Getting there involving a fairly long walk to the bottom of the garden. This was a dark night, around 1:00am. I am 16 years old at the time and was smoking in the back to avoid any possibility of been caught. Kitchen light goes on, fuck. It is mom! She would always get up at some crazy hour at night to get munchies. Oh well, she will only be 10 minutes max but I will hide in the shed just in case she sees the red glow of my ciggie. I heard the back door open and shut, oh shit, shit oh shit. Dump the cigarette on the floor and stamp on it to put it out. Scratching my head I realized that this was the worst hiding place because she was probably coming out to get the washing. Well got to milk this now that I am in this predicament. She opened the shed door and I said in a deep voice “Hello There”. I have never ever in my whole life ever seen a person get such a big fright!


I noticed that my youngest brother always looked under the bed to see if there were any monsters there. So one fine evening I duly obliged. Put on a gorilla mask, rolled under the bed and waited for him to come. Naturally when he looked under the bed I made a complementary growl sound and he screamed the house down.

Who is first to start a Klobber appreciation thread?
post #64280 of 110244
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Stayed outta your territory! smile.gif I checked out Columbus today. Not trying that again.

Side note, any Columbus Ohio members - if you're interested in a dozen Holland & Sherry shirts, and a couple of Astor & Black (sorry, I didn't note the sizes) PM me. Took notes on the few things I passed on while visiting your fair city.

We were actually is Columbus today. My wife picked up a Louis Vuitton monogram purse. It was marked up, but she checked the numbers on her iPhone and it checked out. Much cheaper than to $1,000 plus retail.
post #64281 of 110244
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NWT Deadstock (from 90's I believe) Linen BB SC, Made in USA, Tagged 43 L
Is there an acceptableed definition of deadstock? Presumably most of the things we find are deadstock -- that is, no longer for sale until we sell it. Is it the NWT aspect that makes it deadstock as opposed to just something we found and are now selling?

Edit. sorry, minor grammatical brainfart.

Deadstock is basically "Old With Tag." Same thing as "New Old Stock." Stuff that was removed from a store's inventory unsold and/or sat around untouched somewhere for years, tags still attached.
post #64282 of 110244
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Originally Posted by joshuasaussey View Post

Brought these for $1 at the local Salvation Army. TLC and a press later I have brought them back to life.

 

Anybody know how old these may be, judging by the label?

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Not sure how old these pants are but Marks $ Spencer make a mean pair of pants. I have 2 pairs. They don't seem to get love on here.

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Thanks for the bread tips fellows!

I do not have a haunted story but have a couple of fright stories.

Wake up at 2:00am needing an urgent pee. Open my eyes, my room is pitch back, cannot even see my hand close up. Not wanting to get up, I rolled on my side thinking I could maybe sleep through it. My sphincter can hold. Within 5 minutes I knew I had to get up for a pee. Open my eyes again. This time I feel something is wrong. I sense a something looking right at me. Well, I do not believe in Ghosts but there was definitely something amiss here. I could feel it. Now I started shitting bricks – I am positive there is a presence in my room, and this presence has to be demonic in nature. My hairs are standing up on end,. While all this was going on, one inescapable fact was my urgent need to pee. Which will is stronger? My will to stay in bed and shut my eyes pretending nothing is in my room or the will of my steaming bladder full of piss? Eventually the pee won the battle. I had to get up. However, I could not get up without a parting punch. I figured this demon was looking at me perhaps a yard away. I clenched my fist and punched with all my might in the general direction. I hear a yelp and suddenly realized it was my dog. She was being a good dog and was trained to never pee or poop in the house. She was waiting for me to get up to take her outside. I patted my dog said my sorries and let her outside to do her business.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

It is not good to give your Mother a fright. We had a washing machine and tumble dryer in a shed outdoors. Getting there involving a fairly long walk to the bottom of the garden. This was a dark night, around 1:00am. I am 16 years old at the time and was smoking in the back to avoid any possibility of been caught. Kitchen light goes on, fuck. It is mom! She would always get up at some crazy hour at night to get munchies. Oh well, she will only be 10 minutes max but I will hide in the shed just in case she sees the red glow of my ciggie. I heard the back door open and shut, oh shit, shit oh shit. Dump the cigarette on the floor and stamp on it to put it out. Scratching my head I realized that this was the worst hiding place because she was probably coming out to get the washing. Well got to milk this now that I am in this predicament. She opened the shed door and I said in a deep voice “Hello There”. I have never ever in my whole life ever seen a person get such a big fright!


I noticed that my youngest brother always looked under the bed to see if there were any monsters there. So one fine evening I duly obliged. Put on a gorilla mask, rolled under the bed and waited for him to come. Naturally when he looked under the bed I made a complementary growl sound and he screamed the house down.

 

I'm sure this isn't that funny but circumstances had me laughing my fart out! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA crackup[1].gif

post #64283 of 110244
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I once again welcome you to the thread. Your Ferragamos and maybe -- maybe -- the HF are brag-worthy. Evan Piccone and London Fog are decidedly not. This is going to sound rude but trust that I'm trying to help you pass the crap and pick up the good stuff. Now, anything is fine for personal use. But that toesnt mean you should brag about it here, nor should you be surprised if folks here aren't interested in buying or trading it.
Again, welcome to the community and enjoy.

Thanks for the welcome and no offense. I fully realize the Evan Piccone is nothing to brag on, was just showing what ended up in my bag - but point taken will stick to the quality items as this is a bragging thread. I also hear you on the London Fog although that coat is old and just cool and I dig it regardless.. I have made a few good connections here, have sold a few suits and have a line on some tweed for myself. Also learning quite a bit.

Curious what you think about older Brooks Brothers suits? A pretty common brand I know but I keep passing on an older checked suit at a local thrift shop. Cheers.
post #64284 of 110244
Headed to Rhode Island for the day to look at Brown. Decided to hit a few shops after. Found absolutely nothing. Saw some radic prices



I did pick up a pair of dad jeans for funsies


And a Cotten knit tie


Was pretty bummed that I hadn't found really anything, but heading home I stopped at one last store. And found this

From 2011. Linen. My size.
post #64285 of 110244
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Originally Posted by Koppelmann View Post

Curious what you think about older Brooks Brothers suits?

The older stuff, particularly Golden Fleece, is very high quality. Spoo started a vintage clothing thread -- for the exceptionally rare, high vintage quality; sort of like the various shoe/tie/shirt "porn" threads on SF, but for vintage clothing (and different from this thread the same way the various What Are You Wearing threads are different from the "porn" threads) -- where I proudly boasted about two vintage Brooks Brothers items of truly impressive quality. Check out the thread here -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/328632/the-official-vintage-clothing-and-accessories-thread/0_100 -- and for learning, there's really nothing better than reading this thread, both going forward and looking back at the years worth of brags (and misfires) that have come before.
post #64286 of 110244
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Spoke on a Sports Law panel today, realized most of my outfit was thrifted:

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Suit: Corneliani (thrifted)

Shirt: Zegna (thrifted)

Tie: BB Grenadine (Ebay)

Belt: Martin Dingman (thrifted)

Socks: Falke (STP)
Shoes: AE (Nordstrom sale)

 

Tailoring/Fit/Style suggestions are welcome, pics of my latest finds tomorrow...

looks great! did you get the waist taken in on the suit because if so it looks like one side was taken in more than the other hence one pocket being further back towards your ass than the other. or maybe it is just the picture or your stance....

post #64287 of 110244
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Originally Posted by Koppelmann View Post


Curious what you think about older Brooks Brothers suits? A pretty common brand I know but I keep passing on an older checked suit at a local thrift shop. Cheers.

I wear vintage Brooks Brothers often (80s and before, some early 90s). If you are into the American trad style—natural shoulder, sack cut—Brooks Brothers, from the right era and with the right styling, is the gold standard. In any case, it's usually decent quality and is relatively easy to find.
post #64288 of 110244
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Spoke on a Sports Law panel today, realized most of my outfit was thrifted:

 

 

AppleMark


Tailoring/Fit/Style suggestions are welcome, pics of my latest finds tomorrow...

 

Since you asked...

 

Top half looks great. but I'd go with a less aggressive taper on the pants. Right now it looks like you're too different people attached at the waist.

post #64289 of 110244
Highlights from the past couple weeks:

NOS Amazeballs shoes. Never heard of Montilla, but the quality is some of the best I've handled. No size anywhere, so I can only assume bespoke? Pirelli heels icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Carroll & Co. tweed
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English lambswool cardigan
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NWT BB "346" (not the good old stuff, but it was $3...)
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Old silk DJ
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Sick but giant Brioni staple charcoal suit (slight damage)
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Burberry coat w/wool liner
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BB x Lardini SC
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Recent HF
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NOS Burberrys lambswool polo shirt sweater
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Some o dat Willis & G
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Charvet staple white shirt 17. Collar will need some cleaning.
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Some ties
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post #64290 of 110244

Ok, got tired of taking pics...this is about 3/4s of it.

Sizing deets to follow in the next day or so.

 

Vintage Harris Tweed

 

 

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Harris Tweed

 

 

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Banana Republic

 

 

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Had to pick it up....I just love the rediculous

 

 

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Brooks Brothers Poplin SC

 

 

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Brooks Brothers - Linen, silk, wool blend

 

 

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Brooks Brothers Italy SC

 

 

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Brooks Brothers Blue Brass Sc

 

 

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Jack Victor SC

 

 

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Andover Shop - Heavy Linen SC

 

 

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Lanvin Camel SC

 

 

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J Press, Pressidential, Donegal Magee Tweed

 

 

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Vintage Tweed

 

 

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J Press SC

 

 

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Brooks Brothers POW Camel SC

 

 

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Vintage Stanley Blacker Tweed

 

 

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Brooks Brothers Italy Linen SC

 

 

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Maus Hoffman SC - Wool/Cashmere

 

 

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Summerweight SC

 

 

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Vintage Bally Castle Tweed

 

 

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J Press Birdseye Suit

 

 

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H Freeman Chalk stripe Suit

 

 

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J Press Beige Pin stripe Suit

 

 

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H Freeman POW Suit

 

 

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Hickey Freeman Loro Piana Suit

 

 

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Hickey Freeman Glen Plaid Suit

 

 

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Hickey Freeman Windowpane Suit

 

 

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Hickey Freeman Wool/cashmere Suit

 

 

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Hickey Freeman Gray Suit

 

 

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Flannel Glen Plaid 3 Piece

 

 

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Samuelsohn Pin Stripe Suit

 

 

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Samuelsohn Pin Stripe Suit

 

 

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Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Loro Piana Orphan....was incorrectly paired with a pair of Incotex pants....to be photo'd later

 

 

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NOS Carolina Boots - 7D

 

 

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Vintage Hanover Spade Cap Toes 11

 

 

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Hanover Longwings - 11D

 

 

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Allen Edmonds Park Aves - 9.5B - thin soles

 

 

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