Ahhhh, I just saw a Ben Silver Jacket with Penn Buttons.
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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).
I would LOVE to see what those Valentini pants look like! They sound absolutely gorgeous! Are they a size 40 by chance??
Thank you for your kind words! I'm very open to trading with you all. I mean, if I find something that's my husbands size, chances are he'll take it. But if I find something that's not his size, you all will get the dibs. I'm not gonna leave a high end sportcoat on the rack! That would be completely dumb of me! I'm not too concerned about getting women's clothes in return. I'm quite picky when it comes to my style, lol. I wear unique shirts. I could always use jeans though! If you find those jeans that have that "bedazzled" look on the back pockets AND in a size 5, please let me know!
If you find kid sized 36S stuff, dont even bother posting, just send them to BRIANPORE in NJ (no one has to know)
Picked up a mess of ties, on Sunday, although nothing seriously brag worthy. Handful of Polo handmade ties:
Bunch of BB vintage ties, last one on the right is a silk/Sea Island cotton blend.
Couple of Talbott ancient madders.
And then there was this one. Ebay search turned up nothing, but the pattern was neat and I hadn't seen anything totally in German before. By Laco for Herbert Stock. Anyone familiar with them? Hansderhund?
You got it! It'll be our little secret! Sounds like a a tough size to find though. I'll be on the lookout!
One of the jackets in my Etsy shop got featured on Ivy Style today!
Oh wow! How does that make you feel?! At first glance, I didn't realize those were golf clubs.... I thought it was Gianni Campagna's scissors from his label!
Well, I would wear this.... but...
I have a few finds that I have some questions on. I picked up two suits that I thought, initially, fit me. Unfortunately, one is a 40L that would cost about $155 to tailor to me. The coat on the other suit fit, but the pants needed some letting out. Unfortunately, when I was at my tailor, we found a patched hole that would be exposed. I'm still considering getting suit #1 done, but wanted to get some advice from the forum here. Also picked up a supposed "Christian Dior" shirt, but I'm not sure it's real. Hoping I can get some tag expertise if possible. Thanks in advance for the help.
Suit #1, 40L and too long for me unless I want to spend $155. Anyone ever hear of Britches of Georgetown? Seems like an old local NoVA department store, perhaps?
Legit Loro Piana tag?
40R I believe (coat fit me well and I'm about a 40R), but the pants were too tight for my 33-34 waist. Plenty of room to let them out, until I noticed the patch job. Anyone ever heard of the brand?
Christian Dior shirt, real or no?
Anyone here of this brand of shirt?
So much in that last post...
Everything everyone else said plus I'm not sure a coat of that length is a flattering look for you. Makes you look kinda tiny.
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 always assumed it was because those brands are made for the big fat Italian dudes who can afford them.
Was in town for a pair of grey/black selvedge to mis-match my Big E Levi's type III. Finally gave in and bought a pair of Unbranded tapered for $50.
Always thought these were made in China. But they are made in Macau. I guess that's kind of better cuz APC makes their stuff in Macau. Was expecting lower quality but to my surprise, the fit is right on and feels durable at 14.5 oz. Now, I have 8 pairs of selvedge with 0 pairs being broken in.
For what it's worth, I've heard nothing but good things about Unbranded, especially at the price point. A local store is selling them for $50 right now and I'm seriously considering getting a pair, even though I already have a denim backlog.
You could probably stand to get a below the knee taper on those, though. There's something weird going on on the right leg in that pic.
Britches made some seriously nice stuff, but it's under-appreciated and nigh impossible to flip if that's your goal. I snap up whatever I find that fits me, though. They went out of business a long time ago--mid 90s, if I'm not mistaken, but don't hold me to it.
Isaia summer SC under $400 for the big boys.
High end gelato salesman?