Originally Posted by eazye
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.
Originally Posted by MartiniGirl
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!
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).