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Been busy and haven't hit too many stores up in the past week... All I've come home with was a skeet jacket. Interested in seeing how that does. 

 

Food/bread comments: Tell me about it. I wish more places sold "bachelor" amounts of staple items such as bread/eggs. There's a Fogo de Chao down the street I've been planning on hitting up when I get a few bigger jobs going. I look forward to leaving there properly meat drunk.

 

Yesterday on set, a crew member also happened to own a Columbian style hotdog cart. 

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All beef dog, crushed potato chips, bacon, catsup, mustard, pineapple sauce, cilantro sauce, pink sauce, and there's some mozzarella in there as well. Crikey. It was good. They also had a variant with chili but I just couldn't after two of the above. Oh and also had turkey and veggie dog options, but come on, really?

 

Ghost story:

 

I remember how this experience felt like it was yesterday. Once when I was young, probably six or seven max, my parents attended a trade show at the Queen Mary (a ship converted into a hotel/event center with a well documented history of being haunted). My dad's company was an exhibitor there, so we got a nice room to stay in during the show. My parents had a few events they had to attend without me, so they had my babysitter come watch me in the room for a few hours here and there. One evening, we were watching tv and I got up to go grab a drink from across the room. I actually remember putting skittles in something like club soda to see if it'd make the drink tolerable to my young sensibilities. As I walked back across the room, I recall passing through a spot that was both much cooler and more dense. It felt strange and made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Like walking through something or someone. I got to the bed and my babysitter asked if I felt alright, I guess I went pale. I recall being pretty freaked out the rest of my stay there.

 

Tonight's location for the shoot I'm on is a really nice, really big used book/record shop. I feel this may end poorly for my wallet, thank god the shop will be closed.

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+ 1 on the seasonal wardrobe change. Started doing it last year and I'm already getting excited to break my long lost madras jacket.

 

Some recent finds, all AVAILABLE other than the sweater:

 

Harris Tweed Cap:

 

AppleMark

 

Hackett Sweater:

 

AppleMark

 

Shirts - Etro (40) and Steven Alan Madras Popover (S)

 

AppleMark

 

 

Ties:

 

BB Makers x7

BB Silver Label, Vtg. BB Wool/Silk x2, BB Madder, BB Knit

 

AppleMark

 

Talbott, Coach Madder, Polo x3, Zegna x2 (2nd is wool/silk/cashmere)

Boss, Lands End Linen, Crombie, T&A, Cusom made Navy Grenadine

 

AppleMark

 

Jackets:

 

Crombie Overcoat (40ish)

 

AppleMark

 

PRL Jacket (L)

 

AppleMark

 

Hilfiger Made in Italy (ticket pocket, throat latch, NWOT, 38)

 

AppleMark

 

BB Blazer w/ Gold Buttons (42)

 

AppleMark

 

Paul Stuart Unlined Navy Blazer (42)

 

AppleMark

 

Canali (56 EU)

 

AppleMark

 

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AppleMark

 

Zegna Trofeo Cashmere (56 EU)

 

AppleMark

 

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AppleMark

AppleMark

 

Sulka by St. Andrews (56 EU) 

 

AppleMark

 

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AppleMark

AppleMark

 

Suit:

 

BB Charcoal, 3/2 Roll, Sack Cut, Un-Darted, Flat Front Pants (41)

 

AppleMark

 

And big thanks to Orgetrix on a great deal on a pair of those opera pumps (fingers crossed they work out!)

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Picked up a really cool 1970s Seiko 5 Speed Timer today
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Been busy and haven't hit too many stores up in the past week... All I've come home with was a skeet jacket. Interested in seeing how that does. 

 

Food/bread comments: Tell me about it. I wish more places sold "bachelor" amounts of staple items such as bread/eggs. There's a Fogo de Chao down the street I've been planning on hitting up when I get a few bigger jobs going. I look forward to leaving there properly meat drunk.

Fogo de Chao is absolutely the best. The one I went to had $25 lunches -- still a punch in the face, but a more gentle one than the full price.

 

As for paring down the wardrobe, that's what I've been doing. I went into Goodwill with a full bag, and came out with a single surcingle belt. My big problem, of course, is that loads of stuff I have is nice enough that I'd rather see it go to somebody who'll appreciate it, but that means I need to set up a Paypal, take pictures, take measurements, and I'm just a touch too lazy for that.

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I have a pants rack in my closet that holds 18 pairs of trousers. I switch it out for the season, but if it fills, then I know I probably have too many trousers.
 

 

Would love to see your pants rack.  Not sure I have a good picture in my head as to what that looks like.

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I played clarinet for a couple of years back in the day, and the guy who was my best man is a master of all thing woodwind. I'm going to visit him in the next couple of days to see what he thinks of it. I can return for store credit if it's worthless. It seems good to me though.

It's good to have an escape plan with this.

Even if it is in good playing condition, if you plan on keeping it to play, it's still not the greatest solution. Student models are generally purposely pitched higher to compensate for beginners' tendency to overblow.
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Half price weekend in Vancouver, BC at Salvation Army and Value Village. Hit 3 Sally's to restock and found multiples of Zara, Banana Republic and Mexx, this Zegna Soft and tons of shoes. Have no idea what I will do with the grey Pierre Cardin's but just couldn't help myself. Vintage ties but nothing worth mentioning. The Tommy and Banana Republic are in the photo.

 

 

Bacco Bucci, Bacco Bucci, Grenshons, Cesare Paciotti, B2, Florsheim Imperials

 

 

Todd's, Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin, B2, Massimo Dutti, Bally of Switzerland

 

 

Kenneth Cole, Too Boot NY, Cole Haan, Dior

 

 

 

The pants have a 3 inch hem, putting the past owner at about 5'6.

 

Shoes less than 5 bux per pair. A little bit of something for everyone.

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Would love to see your pants rack.  Not sure I have a good picture in my head as to what that looks like.

Not sure why but that sounds dirty to me lol.
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Some recent finds

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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post

Would love to see your pants rack.  

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beginners' tendency to overblow.

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We had 50% off here this weekend. I think I'm getting more picky, or sensible... I only came out with a nice Canali SC and a Barbour quilted jacket to flip and a white western shirt with pearl button snaps and sheafs of wheat across the top.

In other news, I haven't had too much time to thrift because I've been engaged in a little renovation project on my laundry room for the last week-and-a-half. Seventeen years in this house and only now am I getting to it - it's the last room in the house to be tackled. I had dreams of making it my ebay man cave (i.e. having a dedicated space to store and photograph inventory). But space was at a premium. I'm posting photos here because some of what I used was "thrifted". The wood cabinet (and a mate I have for another project) are from kijiji - $40. The lower cabinets are from an architectural salvage place - $60. The countertop was in our kitchen before we renovated it a few years ago - $0. The whole project came in for a bit less than $750.

I just ordered some multi-bin laundry baskets on Amazon last night and I have some finishing and plumbing to do, but that's all minor.

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^^ Very nice!!


Forgot the Oscars were on tonight (not that I care). ffffuuuu.gifbaldy[1].gifffffuuuu.gifbaldy[1].gif

Wowniceshirt just made about $300 off of me this evening.
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^ Really nice job, FaceOfBoh. Looks awesome.
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In other news, I haven't had too much time to thrift because I've been engaged in a little renovation project on my laundry room for the last week-and-a-half. Seventeen years in this house and only now am I getting to it - it's the last room in the house to be tackled. I had dreams of making it my ebay man cave (i.e. having a dedicated space to store and photograph inventory). But space was at a premium. I'm posting photos here because some of what I used was "thrifted". The wood cabinet (and a mate I have for another project) are from kijiji - $40. The lower cabinets are from an architectural salvage place - $60. The countertop was in our kitchen before we renovated it a few years ago - $0. The whole project came in for a bit less than $750.

I just ordered some multi-bin laundry baskets on Amazon last night and I have some finishing and plumbing to do, but that's all minor.

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That's awesome. Been dreaming of putting in a room like that in our open basement laundry corner
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Wowniceshirt just made about $300 off of me this evening.

LOL he won an auction of mine too
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