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post #66526 of 118070
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thought you were a 32

 

 

I am, but I'd have gotten them taken in....if they were linen. 

 

At first glance they looked linen, now I see the content tag...silk is lovely though. 

post #66527 of 118070
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post

 

 

I am, but I'd have gotten them taken in....if they were linen. 

 

At first glance they looked linen, now I see the content tag...silk is lovely though. 

I actually thought they were linen when I first grabbed them, that was the reason I picked them from the rack in the first place.

post #66528 of 118070
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Originally Posted by FillW View Post


 A lady at a cleaning/alterations place said she'd look at it and might be able to do the job. I have to take the jacket to her. I asked her on the way to work this morning.

Make sure, if you can, that she has experience with actual reweaving. It's a specialized skill that not many people have anymore. I have seen a lot of botched repair jobs in thrift stores.

In fact, here's what the underarm of my thrifted Attolini jacket looks like. I have no idea what the damage was or what they were trying to do when they "fixed" it, but you can see for yourself how well that turned out. It's not very visible when worn, given the location, so I still wear it sometimes.

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post #66529 of 118070
Anyone intereste in a Canali jacket that's probably a 46L ish size? Thing is massive I could go swimming in it but if interested I can pick up and pass on at cost plus shipping. I have pics but won't upload, also found an ugly Armani exchange blue shirt if anyone's interested.
Edit: 16.5 neck 45cm? That's all the label said
Edited by aglose - 3/21/13 at 1:32pm
post #66530 of 118070
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Make sure, if you can, that she has experience with actual reweaving. It's a specialized skill that not many people have anymore. I have seen a lot of botched repair jobs in thrift stores.

+1

Be sure to question her very specifically, too. I've had a hole fixed in a pair of trousers and it was NOT rewoven, contrary to the description I got of what would be done. I found a cleaners in town that actually still lists it in their advertising as something available. When I took something in to ask about it, the owner told me they hadn't done that in 10-20 years, there was one place in Chicago that still did it, but the cost was outrageous unless you were dealing with truly high end stuff - I think he quoted me around $80 for what was a tiny hole.
post #66531 of 118070
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


In fact, here's what the underarm of my thrifted Attolini jacket looks like.
I have no idea what the damage was or what they were trying to do when they "fixed" it, but you can see for yourself how well that turned out. It's not very visible when worn, given the location, so I still wear it sometimes. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Why not go with it and man up that jacket further by having someone sew tufts of Yak hair to both armpits. Then raise your hand to answer as many questions as possible at boardroom meetings.
post #66532 of 118070
thrift-ish fit


Deets (Click to show)
Jacket- Uniqlo on super-deep sale
Shirt - random $5 t-shirt
Jeans - Levis selvedge via Marshalls
Boots- J. Crew, thrifted
post #66533 of 118070

I swear I did my research on this before posting :). I can't for the life of me figure out if this is fake or not. It certainly doesn't feel fake.

 

 

 

 

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post #66534 of 118070
eBay brag: http://www.ebay.com/itm/310594932132

$21 cucinelli cashmere for the gf
post #66535 of 118070
^Not sure why someone would fake a Lacoste shirt. I would also leave those behind, unless you really love the brand for some reason.
post #66536 of 118070
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

^Not sure why someone would fake a Lacoste shirt. I would also leave those behind, unless you really love the brand for some reason.

Lacoste is one of the most faked brands in the world.
post #66537 of 118070
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Lacoste is one of the most faked brands in the world.

I figured the brand new stuff directly from the store was cheap enough that buyers wouldn't be attracted to lower-priced, possible fakes, negating the demand for fakes to be produced in the first place.
post #66538 of 118070
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

how da heck did you even find that image?


If you think that is bad, that is one of his more tasteful suits.  Do a google image search for Don Cherry's suits.  Warning!!!!  Not for the faint of heart.  Looking at his suits may cause blindnesssmile.gif

post #66539 of 118070
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I figured the brand new stuff directly from the store was cheap enough that buyers wouldn't be attracted to lower-priced, possible fakes, negating the demand for fakes to be produced in the first place.

You make an excellent point, full of logic and sound judgement. Therein lies the problem
post #66540 of 118070
Anyone want this for proxy? HF bespoke SC no size tag but around a 44ish.


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