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post #64861 of 102794
Popped my Charvet shirt cherry today. Body of the shirt was like mint, but the cuffs and collar are blasted to hell. I'll see what they want to put a fresh collar and cuffs on, and I'll flip with the notice that that's what it is.

Also, my e-thrifted Canali in my size arrived. It's olive (so not a wardrobe staple) and a 3-roll-2, but I finally have a nice, wearable suit in my size that isn't JOS.
post #64862 of 102794
GMMcL, your looks have been great, keep it up!

Re: ebay

I know that most people flip here, but I'm perfectly happy keeping those conversations out of the thread. I'm also happy with side discussions, even when I'm not a part of them. I get entertainment value out of it and occasionally learn something from it.

What does annoy me to a degree are people that just jump in the middle of things and think nothing of it. There is obviously precedent set in the way in which things are handled, whether it's blatant sales or flipping advice. When you have 1 post and demand information or are violating these rules, everyone jumps on it. Then, said poster gets upset at the "irrational" responses. Guess what? Lots of people here break the rules. I know I (and many others) have. We'll slyly ask about value or whether it's the "right" label, quickly brag about our ebay sale or ask if our find was "worth" it. These people aren't yelled at immediately. What's the difference? They have credibility. They're helping others out by passing along info, offering critiques, trading things, etc. All of that goes a long way here whether we like to admit it or not.

It's sort of like the government of a small town. Do you often volunteer to set up the big tent for the town festival? Do you shovel your neighbor's walk when it snows? Well, in that case, I'll look the other way when you don't get a permit to build your new fence.

Like I said, I'm not singling out any particular new members or veterans. I don't mind if you guys talk about things that don't interest me. However, I'm happy to avoid discussing certain topics like ebay or at least using the spoiler for things that aren't pertinent to the thread.
post #64863 of 102794
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

maybe i was a bit too harsh, so welcome to the thread. It's just that finding the eBay value of an item is relatively easy to do, and I'd rather hear about your impressive feats of thrifting anyway. My contribution - somehow this tweed Southwick jacket went unnoticed until 30 minutes ago, when I bought it off the 99 cent rack.
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Dude...size on this bad boy? I heart it.
post #64864 of 102794
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I'm assuming this is a made in USA one? From the make tag it looks to be the older ones. PRL were made in their own US factories from 70's to 90's until Corn. picked up the invoice. Just yesterday, Orgetorix posted the union make tags to their corresponding years.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/328632/the-official-vintage-clothing-and-accessories-thread/200_100#post_6172860

Scroll down to the bottom for those info.

Regarding your over sized pants, I soooooooooooo regret not picking up some recent MTM Sammy pants for bigger boys, size 50. facepalm.gif

I should say (and I need to put this over on the other thread) union tags are helpful, but they are only a general guide. Earlier tags were sometimes used after their replacements had been introduced if a particular tailor or factory had a bunch of the old ones laying around. The only thing a union tag will tell you for sure is that the garment wasn't made prior to when they started using that label.

In other words, you can use a union tag to establish a not-earlier-than date of manufacture, but not a precise date or a not-later-than date.
post #64865 of 102794
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Popped my Charvet shirt cherry today. Body of the shirt was like mint, but the cuffs and collar are blasted to hell. I'll see what they want to put a fresh collar and cuffs on, and I'll flip with the notice that that's what it is.


Found three Charvet recently...were you in Western CT?
post #64866 of 102794
Brag only. My single best find to date (I know it isn't crazy like some others but I'm new and in MN struggling against Nataku)

Mint Zegna suit. Single pleat and cuff, my size. Needs a little taking in in the body but otherwise perfect! Navy with brown stripe (much less obvious than in pic) in light flannel.




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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Brag only. My single best find to date (I know it isn't crazy like some others but I'm new and in MN struggling against Nataku)

Mint Zegna suit. Single pleat and cuff, my size. Needs a little taking in in the body but otherwise perfect! Navy with brown stripe (much less obvious than in pic) in light flannel.

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Nice

 

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Originally Posted by woodchuck312 View Post

ugh should have went with my gut and stayed away from LVC Vente Privee deal.  They screwed up all the orders yesterday by mixing up the length and waist.  So they are going to ship your oder if you don't contact them.  So now i gotta call them up to cancel because of course everything is sold out now.  Will probably be on the phone for 30 minutes dealing with this crap.

Sorry man. Where did you learn about the mix up? That would actually work out in my favor if all my 34x36s are actually 36x34.

Why didnt someone ask me to join and you could have gotten $20.

 

Just grabbed the last pair in 28x32!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifhttps://us.venteprivee.com/main/#/product/10727/1053798

I like the really dark wash, trying to figure out why the 1947 and 1954 are more expensive?? Dont know much about jeans, can someone give me a quick 2 line overview?
 

post #64869 of 102794
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I like the really dark wash, trying to figure out why the 1947 and 1954 are more expensive?? Dont know much about jeans, can someone give me a quick 2 line overview?

I don't know anything about LVC, but I only ever see bloggers/forum posters talk about the 1947 and 1954 models, so they're probably more in demand.

edit - http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/07/a-rough-guide-to-levis-501-vintage-jeans-1873-to-1944/
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post #64871 of 102794
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Popped my Charvet shirt cherry today. Body of the shirt was like mint, but the cuffs and collar are blasted to hell. I'll see what they want to put a fresh collar and cuffs on, and I'll flip with the notice that that's what it is.


Found three Charvet recently...were you in Western CT?

Manchester
post #64872 of 102794
eBay pro tip: Don't post pictures where the clothes don't fit the model.

Exhibit A
post #64873 of 102794
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

eBay pro tip: Don't post pictures where the clothes don't fit the model.

Exhibit A

They couldn't even find a shirt that closely matched his size. Either he's a dwarf or they just grabbed the closest things at hand.
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eBay pro tip: Don't post pictures where the clothes don't fit the model.

Exhibit A

 

But it's a Giorgio Cerruti! You just don't see those everyday. Especially one made of 65% polyester.

post #64875 of 102794
Any 38x33 denimheads out for a cheap pair of selvage by Dravus?

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