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post #66421 of 124383
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

I have sneezy allergies and they make me miserable, but I'm so glad I don't have gut allergies.

Ugh Allergies. I've dealt with "sneezy allergies" my whole life, and eventually found out that I was allergic to pretty much everything the allergist tested for outdoors. What drove me to him though was trying to track down a food allergy. Found out that (among some other minors) the food allergies that were causing the troublesome reaction were

Barley, and
Malt.

I'll let you dwell on what you make out of malt and barley for a while.
post #66422 of 124383
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

COMMENTS


All wool PS from Hansderhund's neck of the woods.
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Funny to see that! I see their ties every day and have actually picked up a few. They had a terrible '60s-'80s polyester phase, but a lot of the wool ones are great. Really cool pocket square!
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Originally Posted by ShoutOutsFoMyBo View Post

Passed up a pristine, hella long schneider salzburg cashmere coat. It was like fifty bucks, I think I'm gonna go back and see if I can pick it up. At the very least I can get my money back

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I find Schneiders of Salzburg coats from time to time. Really nice stuff. Trouble is, there isn't enough name recognition so I couldn't even give them away. Both pieces I had were really nice, recent wool or wool/cashmere coats. Both went for $20 or less. Nobody even wanted them on here. I now pass unless they fit me and they're super crazy nice.

...and a second name I see fairly often. They do have some nice stuff, though I've never actually bought any thing (I don't think).
post #66423 of 124383
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

Nice suit. Shame about the 6x1.

 

 

I know. Couldn't pass it up though. But that's why it'll be going to eBay. :)

post #66424 of 124383
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Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Ugh Allergies. I've dealt with "sneezy allergies" my whole life, and eventually found out that I was allergic to pretty much everything the allergist tested for outdoors. What drove me to him though was trying to track down a food allergy. Found out that (among some other minors) the food allergies that were causing the troublesome reaction were

Barley, and
Malt.

I'll let you dwell on what you make out of malt and barley for a while.


Yeah, I've been getting shots for a couple of years, and it helps hugely. I was allergic to just about everything, too.

Glad I'm not allergic to beer, though!
post #66425 of 124383
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Yeah, I've been getting shots for a couple of years, and it helps hugely. I was allergic to just about everything, too.

Glad I'm not allergic to beer, though!

Seriously, and living in Milwaukee too?!? That's like living at the Playboy mansion and being allergic to women.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Sugary Yummy Bakery goods (outside of breads)? Cannot eat them because everything has fucking eggs. No Donuts, No Danishes, No Cakes, No Pancakes, No Waffles.
This rant reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from the Simpsons.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EHsbIcV-6I
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

Walking away from a rack of sportcoats with 2 Kiton 50% Cashmere, 50% silk sportcoats for $5 each (no joke!) really changes a person
Wait, wut?
Pics or it didn't happen.
(Dibs 42R)
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

We need a Thrifting sub forum!!!!
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With threads like...

The Thrift Fit

Flip it or Not?

The Mystery Stain

Ebay KOP

ect...
I don't disagree, but ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ci44G8j1F0

Thrift fit. Another day, another feckless sock choice. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

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Kiton
Eton
Isaia (via Eddieveddr)
Talbott, maybe?
Trafalgar (via Spoo)
Pantherellas
AEs (via Rayxliu)

EDIT: And thanks to all who commented/complemented yesterday
Edited by GMMcL - 3/20/13 at 10:47am
post #66427 of 124383
I'm back from the field but I found this Clubroom (Macy's house brand) Made in England charcoal(?) herringbone chesterfield with the velvet collar. It was marked $30 but it's Sr. Citizen day so I could get it for $22.50 or wait until the last Saturday of the month and maybe get it for $15.

Is this appropriate for Formal evening wear or is it too daytime business like? It's a 40R and I went over it with a fine toothed comb looking for flaws and found none. Not even pocket lint! I'd have instakopped it but I don't want another overcoat if it's not for my specific purpose (formal wear), especially if it's not a more desirable name/better construction/whatever. I forgot to check for canvassing so I can't speak to that.




I'm wearing it over a sweater AND a cotton sport coat.




Should I go back before the day is over? Temps are close to 60F so I doubt anybody is going to drop 30 bucks just to sleep in the streets tonight.
Edited by Digmenow - 3/20/13 at 11:00am
post #66428 of 124383
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I'm back from the field but I found this Clubroom (Macy's house brand) Made in England charcoal(?) herringbone chesterfield with the velvet collar. It was marked $30 but it's Sr. Citizen day so I could get it for $22.50 or wait until the last Saturday of the month and maybe get it for $15.

Is this appropriate for Formal evening wear or is it too daytime business like? It's a 40R and I went over it with a fine toothed comb looking for flaws and found none. Not even pocket lint! I'd have instakopped it but I don't want another overcoat if it's not for my specific purpose (formal wear), especially if it's not a more desirable name/better construction/whatever. I forgot to check for canvassing so I can't speak to that.




I'm wearing it over a sweater AND a cotton sport coat.


Should I go back before the day is over? Temps are close to 60F so I doubt anybody is going to drop 30 bucks just to sleep in the streets tonight.
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I, personally, would not wear that as formal wear--I think that, generally speaking, you're looking for something a bit darker in color and without the obvious herringbone weave. I also wonder about the fit. Hard to tell with your arms lifted, but those shoulders look like they might be a bit wide. And I don't mean to pick on you, really.
post #66429 of 124383
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I'm back from the field but I found this Clubroom (Macy's house brand) Made in England charcoal(?) herringbone chesterfield with the velvet collar. It was marked $30 but it's Sr. Citizen day so I could get it for $22.50 or wait until the last Saturday of the month and maybe get it for $15. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Is this appropriate for Formal evening wear or is it too daytime business like? It's a 40R and I went over it with a fine toothed comb looking for flaws and found none. Not even pocket lint! I'd have instakopped it but I don't want another overcoat if it's not for my specific purpose (formal wear), especially if it's not a more desirable name/better construction/whatever. I forgot to check for canvassing so I can't speak to that.




I'm wearing it over a sweater AND a cotton sport coat.


Should I go back before the day is over? Temps are close to 60F so I doubt anybody is going to drop 30 bucks just to sleep in the streets tonight.
If by "formalwear" you mean black tie, I think the answer is no. I think it would need to be solid charcoal or dark navy. But eeeeerrrrrybody disagreed with the last thing I had to say about formal wear.....
Plus, to my eye, that looks a hair large on you. In formal wear you'd have the jacket but not the sweater. Which I think will make the jacket swim even more than it does now. I'd wait and see if someone here can turn you up something in the cashmere family.

Edit: Jinx, Pnutpug!
post #66430 of 124383
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

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I, personally, would not wear that as formal wear--I think that, generally speaking, you're looking for something a bit darker in color and without the obvious herringbone weave. I also wonder about the fit. Hard to tell with your arms lifted, but those shoulders look like they might be a bit wide. And I don't mean to pick on you, really.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

If by "formalwear" you mean black tie, I think the answer is no. I think it would need to be solid charcoal or dark navy. But eeeeerrrrrybody disagreed with the last thing I had to say about formal wear.....
Plus, to my eye, that looks a hair large on you. In formal wear you'd have the jacket but not the sweater. Which I think will make the jacket swim even more than it does now. I'd wait and see if someone here can turn you up something in the cashmere family.

Edit: Jinx, Pnutpug!
I think you guys are right about the fit AND the color. That's why I left it to give it some time and review buy y'all. I found a midnight navy Brooks Brothers Makers cashmere overcoat that DID fit at Savers but the mothies had eaten up about a quarter of an acre. ffffuuuu.gif

Thanks for the opinions! Money saved is money available to spend on something else!
post #66431 of 124383
Dig....accessorize that chesterfield with a fedora and you would bear a startling resemblance to former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.





Perhaps pick up some acting work on the side. I mean this as a compliment.
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So...I couple weeks ago I found a Zegna Blazer with neat University of Virginia buttons on it. Totally forgot about it until I found it last night.

 

Here are the same buttons....

Original Box Of 7 University Of Virginia, UVA, Gold Plated Buttons, Blazer, Old.

I think I will be removing them and selling separately. Lucky for me, I just so happen to have a few sets of white MOP buttons waiting in line to live on a Zegna Blazer. 

post #66433 of 124383
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Dig....accessorize that chesterfield with a fedora and you would bear a startling resemblance to former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.





Perhaps pick up some acting work on the side. I mean this as a compliment.

And I take it as such! Much appreciated however FDR was more patrician than I can ever hope to be...with a stronger jaw line. lol8[1].gif

post #66434 of 124383
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Also, Eton, Truzzi, Brioni, Zegna , Pink and fuck if I don't love me some Gitman, wearing one right now as a matter of fact. Never held Kiton before so I can't comment on that, but I did find a Fray a couple weeks ago and it makes everything that came before it look like 90's Nautica. Well, not really, but you get the jist.

Yeah those are all good brands. Never was into Thomas Pink.

Fray are super high end. My only bugbear with them and so many shirting brands is fit. I primarily dig the fashion brands for shirts mainly because they fit so dang well. Tom Ford Prada Gucci etc just nail their fits. The two Fray shirts I have found were a 17 collar but still fit me like a tent - where I am an 18 collar by and large so was expecting a 17 shirt to be on the smaller side. Even Charvet are guilty as charged for producing shirts that fit like a tent.

As for my build, those that have met me can attest I am certainly not on the skinny or thin side. I am a big tall lump of a man but cannot stand wearing stuff that balloons out to the point I feel like a 1700's aristocrat.

I would love to be able to wear some fine American shirts. Brooks Brothers, Ben Silver, Gitman, and various outdoors apparel but cannot get anything to fit. You are in good shape so what is your secret to fitting all this stuff? Is your wife (or yourself) well versed in the art of sewing so you can take your own stuff in? I refuse to take my items to a tailor - it is just too much money particularly if I only invested 10bucks into a thrifted shirt.

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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

Hey Klobber! Valentini pants are VERY underrated. They make some damn fine pants, that I would put WAY above Zanella Platinum. Granted, Valentini are VERY hard to sell as nobody really knows who they are. I say, if you find Valentini in your size (or trade them to another fine gentleman on here), you best keep them. Valentini is sorely underrated and needs to be more recognizable to this fine community. Find it, buy it!

cheers.gif The Valentini pants I picked up were new and had cross stitching all over. Quality wise, very nice indeed in a wonderful beige pink prince of wales pattern. I wish they fitted me but if your husband needs pants I would be glad to pass them on.

You have hit the ground running and I am impressed that you have taken to thrifting like a duck to water. How open are you to trading with us lot? Only a few of us pick up woman's apparel although I have a feeling you could change all that. Most of us thrift the woman's section only to pick up misplaced men's clothing, but if you and a couple more ladies hit this thread, our thrifting habits could be changed. I do thrift for my wife, finding her all kinds of name brand clothing, including a Chanel dress. I often notice some pretty high dollar dresses/suits/jeans and shoes but would not have a clue what to do with them. If they fit my wife I take, if they do not, I leave behind.... Purses / handbags are different, I pick them up anyway and if my wife likes, she keeps although I have scaled this down because quite a bit of stuff is clearly counterfeit (i.e. Givenchy handbag recently picked must have been fake due to no "made in" tab).
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Talk about thrift synergy

 

MINT BBGF Chesterfield Tagged 42R (peak lapel, no content tag but it feels like part cashmere)  Available

Anyone know who made it?

 

AppleMark

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AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

The rest is just bright/douchey stuff for myself 

NWOT Theory L/S shirt

 

AppleMark

 

GTH Polo pants

AppleMark

 

Super cool Dartmouth sweat

AppleMark

 

Random Fred Perry

AppleMark

 

VV shep shirt

AppleMark

 

SFA wool and cashmere tie

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