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post #65701 of 110262
You can stretch for width in the front part - depending on construction - but certainly not for length.
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also does anyone have a set of extra long golf clubs they are willing to part with peepwall[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

also does anyone have a set of extra long golf clubs they are willing to part with peepwall[1].gif

How long?

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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post

Are Bellini ties any good? The "Made in Italy" label looks familiar, but can't put my finger on it...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Rosen for Samuelsohn (Orphan?)

 

 

Given the stripes, I'd say orphan. Samuelsohn doesn't really do anything fashion-forward. And just a heads up, Harry Rosen is a menswear store here in Canada. So if anything, it's Samuelsohn for Harry Rosen. Should be under the moniker 'J.P. Tilford.'

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

How long?

well I am 6' 4 so pretty long but I can get the shafts lengthened if need be

post #65706 of 110262

also wtf my friends girlfriends dad gave him like 20 isaia shirts, a bunch of brioni shirts and brioni pajamas censored.gifcloud.gifffffuuuu.gif

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

can you send non barbour jackets to barbour to get waxed?

Orvis does it for $30.00. I'm going to try mine this summer. I have a can of the wax.
Edited by jkidd41011 - 3/12/13 at 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

Given the stripes, I'd say orphan. Samuelsohn doesn't really do anything fashion-forward. And just a heads up, Harry Rosen is a menswear store here in Canada. So if anything, it's Samuelsohn for Harry Rosen. Should be under the moniker 'J.P. Tilford.'

 

heh whoopsie... Samuelsohn's the maker... But you are correct my Canadian brother, JP Tilford it is.

post #65709 of 110262
No need for luck, mr pnut, I have, as i've said, had several styles of shoes stretched (for instep space, and in one case, a bit of length). I doubt my cobbleress is a magician, so if your pair's coming up a bit short, it doesn't hurt to ask.
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

A first for me: genuine alligator: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The recent Barbour finds here pushed me over the edge: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Barbour Beaufort + hood. Purchased with the funds from recently flipped Margiela and Isaia suits. To add another data point to the internet: I normally take a 42; 40 in the Beaufort fits me great.

Jelly!
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Two--and this has been said a hundred million bazillion times--sole measurements mean nothing. Nada. Zero. Don't believe me? Go to your closet, pick out two different shoes that fit well, measure the soles and you'll find that the measurements are different. If this isn't clear, then let me say this: Measuring soles is an absolute, utter, complete waste of time. Legendary SF seller Steve Smith, who knows better than most what he's doing, refuses to measure soles because he knows a, it's a waste of time, b, most folks who ask for sole measurements are tire-kickers who never pull the trigger. At one time, he would measure soles for $5, with that cost applied toward the purchase if a deal was consummated. I do not believe that anyone ever took him up on that offer. I have sold exactly one pair of shoes after providing measurements to someone, and I usually won't do it because, again, it is a waste of everyone's time. I cannot figure out how or why anyone got the idea that you can judge whether shoes fit by measuring soles, but it is way up there in the all-time myths of secondhand fashion lore.

+1
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I should have been more explicit. I wasn't hoping to make these work on me, I was more curious about whether they are really 8.5 or, as Fueco has speculated, perhaps 9.5. They are unworn C&J for Peal BB on the 240 last and I will be selling for hopefully large profits. Had they been 10s I would have been rocking them for sure.

I also agree about the value of outsole measurements. My own shoes are all different lengths, but that doesn't mean I don't get badgered into providing them on listings. I make no claim to what the measurements translate to (because they don't translate to anything) but it stops me getting messages requesting them.

If they are Peals, they are US sizing. If they were C&J-branded, they might be UK sizing, but those should be a pretty TTS US 8.5.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Okay, I'm making this killer suit available here before posting it up on the Bay...

Tom James bespoke suit dated 4/24/96. It's in outstanding condition. All I've found are a couple of almost unnoticeable stains on the liner. The fabric itself is excellent.

It appears to be a dark gray (depends on lighting) with light gray and red pinstriping. Three buttons.

I estimate it as close to a 44R.

Pics and measurements in the spoiler...

No offense, but that doesn't look like anything special. Once in a while you'll come across a high-end Tom James made by Oxxford to a similar level of quality, but most Tom James stuff is a dime a dozen.
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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post

Finally, I saw this coat

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 
with some sexy ass MOP buttons
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Hmm, who the hell makes this jacket? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Was mulling over it, didn't know who made it, but those buttons Then I looked a little closer at the lining. (Click to show)


Do bijan coats always have the "One Hundred % Bijan!" tag? I could not find the pants to this jacket for the life of me, how can I wear this pimp coat?




Very nice! Is it black or navy? If navy, just wear it like a summer blazer.

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Originally Posted by noob View Post

Bro's:

You can absolutely stretch shoes to fit, and you can do it for cheap!. Sneakers and loafers, boots and combat boots -- one size, two sizes -- I've seen a million faces, and I've rocked them all. (You can't, however, shrink them. At least not yet. Stay tuned for developments).

Width, yes. Length, no.
post #65711 of 110262
Not sure how old these are, but it's a screaming deal for a vintage pair of Florsheim gunboats.
post #65712 of 110262
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

well I am 6' 4 so pretty long but I can get the shafts lengthened if need be

It's easy to get them stretched.
post #65713 of 110262
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Originally Posted by noob View Post

No need for luck, mr pnut, I have, as i've said, had several styles of shoes stretched (for instep space, and in one case, a bit of length). I doubt my cobbleress is a magician, so if your pair's coming up a bit short, it doesn't hurt to ask.

If your cobbler can stretch two sizes, say, a size 8 into a size 10, as you say that your cobbler can, then you must be speaking of the famed Elasti-Leather from the Horweeeeeeeen Company of Chicaaaaago. I don't truck with Elasti-Leather. The leather my shoes are made of has certain qualities that make the material swell and contract with the weather, and with the degree and conditions of use (which explains why I use shoe trees, but that's another story). You see, the inferior materials of which my shoes are made precludes the streeeeetchiiiiing that is possible with Elasti-Leather. And so I do something really silly.

I buy shoes that fit.

Perhaps, someday, I will have a cobbler as gifted as yours and enough coin to afford Elasti-Leather so that the size of shoes that I buy becomes inconsequential. Until then, I'll stick with the old-fashioned method that has served me well for so very long and pay careful attention to size when I purchase shoes. I guess that's just me.
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

A first for me: genuine alligator: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The recent Barbour finds here pushed me over the edge: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Barbour Beaufort + hood. Purchased with the funds from recently flipped Margiela and Isaia suits. To add another data point to the internet: I normally take a 42; 40 in the Beaufort fits me great.

Jelly!
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Two--and this has been said a hundred million bazillion times--sole measurements mean nothing. Nada. Zero. Don't believe me? Go to your closet, pick out two different shoes that fit well, measure the soles and you'll find that the measurements are different. If this isn't clear, then let me say this: Measuring soles is an absolute, utter, complete waste of time. Legendary SF seller Steve Smith, who knows better than most what he's doing, refuses to measure soles because he knows a, it's a waste of time, b, most folks who ask for sole measurements are tire-kickers who never pull the trigger. At one time, he would measure soles for $5, with that cost applied toward the purchase if a deal was consummated. I do not believe that anyone ever took him up on that offer. I have sold exactly one pair of shoes after providing measurements to someone, and I usually won't do it because, again, it is a waste of everyone's time. I cannot figure out how or why anyone got the idea that you can judge whether shoes fit by measuring soles, but it is way up there in the all-time myths of secondhand fashion lore.

+1
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I should have been more explicit. I wasn't hoping to make these work on me, I was more curious about whether they are really 8.5 or, as Fueco has speculated, perhaps 9.5. They are unworn C&J for Peal BB on the 240 last and I will be selling for hopefully large profits. Had they been 10s I would have been rocking them for sure.

I also agree about the value of outsole measurements. My own shoes are all different lengths, but that doesn't mean I don't get badgered into providing them on listings. I make no claim to what the measurements translate to (because they don't translate to anything) but it stops me getting messages requesting them.

If they are Peals, they are US sizing. If they were C&J-branded, they might be UK sizing, but those should be a pretty TTS US 8.5.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Okay, I'm making this killer suit available here before posting it up on the Bay...

Tom James bespoke suit dated 4/24/96. It's in outstanding condition. All I've found are a couple of almost unnoticeable stains on the liner. The fabric itself is excellent.

It appears to be a dark gray (depends on lighting) with light gray and red pinstriping. Three buttons.

I estimate it as close to a 44R.

Pics and measurements in the spoiler...

No offense, but that doesn't look like anything special. Once in a while you'll come across a high-end Tom James made by Oxxford to a similar level of quality, but most Tom James stuff is a dime a dozen.

None taken. No offence, but how the fuck do you tell the difference? This suit is better constructed than anything I've found except the Barbera sport coat I found a few weeks ago. How is this crap? What makes other stuff better? From what I've seen, the stuff people rave about in this forum is poorly constructed crap that sells for $20 on EBay.
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Had a fairly decent day today.  

 

NWT PRL Golf Tie - On eBay, but I can take it off if anyone is interested

 

 

NWT Black PRL Crewneck Sweater L x2 and a M - on eBay but can make available 

 

 

NWT Green PRL Crewneck Sweater Lx2 - Same

 

 

Nothing amazing, just in case anyone is interested - 42L

 

Mani Navy Pinstripe DB (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may be a Proposta but is quite a nice suit 42R - On eBay but available 

 

Canali 3Btn (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRL Half Zip Sweater L- Available

 

 

Got some size 10 AE shoes that are receiving the treatment.  Hardly any creasing or scuffs.  If anyone is interested, sent me a PM and I can send the photos when they are ready.  Also got a ton of PRL shirts for myself.  Someone around here let go of a lot of their PRL stuff.. 

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