And for kicks, a shot of the fiction section... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by Fueco - 3/18/13 at 4:41pm
The pics makes it hard to see the details. But from here, it looks like one of those fake selvedge they sometimes put on for fack with people.
Sure looks like it. You get to use the trifecta in your title too - Tom Ford for Gucci by Zegna.
Theres two ways that I can thrift, with out without my wife (who loves thrifting, bless her heart, the reason the ring is on the finger).
SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 1 (solo) :
Blood pressure decreases, I really take my time and turn every corner and relax in the place(s), no need to feel rushed. Enjoying the sport for what it is - a hunt. Like Elmer Fudd hiding with the shotgun in the bushes, a sniper covered in camoflage, waiting to take my prey out with laser precision and focus. Often times, the soloSpoothrift produces the best and most well edited hauls. Moth holes and piss stains are discovered in store, yes motherfucker, you should put back that LL Bean, its not worth it. Ill take myself out to lunch afterwards, have a giant honking chimichanga and a Corona, virtually high five myself and go home content.
SPOOTHRIFT VERSION 2 (with wife, and kid - never apart) :
Blood pressure increases, I know that this has to be a 20 minute tear before the 3.5 year old gets cranky/has meltdown/actually succeeds in hiding in the pants. Wife has fun thrifting, but when thrifting with a wife and kid, focus is lost. Like a sniper without the Diazepam, my aim is all over the place. Im throwing fucking Dior and YSL ties in the cart like they are going to end global warming. eBay titles fly through my head with each pass of the hanger. Im grateful that I have a babysitter and someone who likes to do it with me - though I have to give the "oh shit awesome! wait, ah, damnit, not that one" face everytime she pulls out a Nino Cerruti across the way and holds it up "Honey is this good??" (note, she did find a pair of Alden shell PTB's and said "Isnt this the horse butt stuff?" bless her heart).
So, theres two ways you can look at that.
My girl used to go thrifting with me. She will pull everything with the "made in Italy", "made in England", and "made in __________ (insert first world country)" labels off the shelf and show them to me. Now, she's so sick of it when she sees me trying to sneak out the house, she would ask where I'm going and would have that sparkle of hope in her eyes as she were saying, "Can I please come with you?" After she finds out that I'm going thrifting, she would snicker and sometimes say, "Pffttt, good luck."
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You can get them on sale at Neimans for cheaper than that. Base retail is around $600. I've seen some that retail north of $1,000.
Lots of nice stuff in that list, Mainy! I'd like to chime in about J. Hilburn trousers, though. Very under-rated. There's a local gentleman that shops here a lot and is my waist size. I find a couple pair every few months at the local shop. Every pair has had really nice fabric, made in Portugal, split curtain waistband and really cool lining.
So for the terrible road conditions this morning, there were an awful lot of people at the stores today. My guess is that if a tornado was 3 blocks away they'd still be digging through the racks. I've done it before.
Found a few odd-ball things today.
KWO Christmas pyramid. Came w/ original box. Mint condition. Picked it up on a hunch. Priced at $2. Figured why not. Had no idea these things retailed for $500! Check out the spoiler photos. The attention to detail is quite something.
High contrast fades FTW.
Looks good (though possibly a bit big in the shoulders?), although once again I submit it would look much better without the square. Especially considering how dark this one is and how nothing-y the fold is.
Depends what you're wearing them with.