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This experience really has opened my eyes to the awesome world of fashion and slapped me across the head with the reality that there's another world out there besides the thrift scene. If anyone of you gents are near The City or are planning or thinking of coming here, please stop by The Missions and Castro to check out these awesome shops! You will be glad you did!

 

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great post, Denim can be really interesting. and small shops are always worth sharing.

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If you button the coat, lay it flat and pull the pits out to the max, you measure from edge of fabric just under the sleeve on one side to edge of fabric on the other, regardless of where the side seams fall and when you double it, it should be the coat size. If you got a 21" p2p, that roughly translates to a 42 which is usually in the 18 to 19" range.
I dunno. Maybe it's a slender cut?


 Yeah, that's pretty much what I did. I'll double-check again tonight. I'll try it on again for the heck of it. I think the sleeves were too short otherwise it might be OK if I lost about ten pounds or so.

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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


If you button the coat, lay it flat and pull the pits out to the max, you measure from edge of fabric just under the sleeve on one side to edge of fabric on the other, regardless of where the side seams fall and when you double it, it should be the coat size. If you got a 21" p2p, that roughly translates to a 42 which is usually in the 18 to 19" range.
I dunno. Maybe it's a slender cut?

 

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 Yeah, that's pretty much what I did. I'll double-check again tonight. I'll try it on again for the heck of it. I think the sleeves were too short otherwise it might be OK if I lost about ten pounds or so.

Actually....a 21" P2P would translate to more of a 40R. The normal shoulder widths of the 40R SCs I come across range from 17"-18.5"

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Just a heads up, NM Last Call is currently running an additional 50-65% off clearance sale. I check their website weekly and that's about as good as it gets, and doesn't happen that often (correct me if I'm wrong). Off Saks is also doing an additional 50% off clearance. Definitely a chance to get some nice stuff at a huge discount, and there's undoubtedly flip potential, too.
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Thrift fit from today





Suit by HF (GW)
Pal Zileri Sartoriale tie(Savers)
LE OCBD(SA)
Florsheim PTB's (beat to hell from SA)
Cole Haan socks (TJ Maxx)
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Quick Thrift(Clearance) fit

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Jacket: Joseph Abboud (When I worked at Nordys this was a commissioned MTM unlined jacket that was never picked up. Literally fit with no Alts for $20)

Shirt: Brooks Brother (Christmas Sale)

Tie: Hermes (Thrifted)

Pocket Square: No Name handrolled in Italy (Thrifted)

Pants: Nico & Luca (Zanella Modern Cut Brand, bought at discontinued price for 80% off retail)

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thanks for the heads up on the sale on NM and saks!lets see if I find myself some thing nice
 

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Quick Thrift(Clearance) fit Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Jacket: Joseph Abboud (When I worked at Nordys this was a commissioned MTM unlined jacket that was never picked up. Literally fit with no Alts for $20)
Shirt: Brooks Brother (Christmas Sale)
Tie: Hermes (Thrifted)
Pocket Square: No Name handrolled in Italy (Thrifted)
Pants: Nico & Luca (Zanella Modern Cut Brand, bought at discontinued price for 80% off retail)

Very nice jacket. Some -- SOME -- of Abboud's better stuff can have decent arm holes and cut. Most RTW stuff below black label, not so much. This looks like it fits well. And their fabric selection is usually pretty good.
I also like the square, but would encourage you to get shirts with collars that stay under the jacket lapels. I'm also not a fan of printed ties (esp yellow), but that's personal taste. I might have paired this color blue with something in the warm earthtone family -- brown or dark red, possibly even purple -- or a nice sage green or pink.
post #67059 of 124540
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Very nice jacket. Some -- SOME -- of Abboud's better stuff can have decent arm holes and cut. Most RTW stuff below black label, not so much. This looks like it fits well. And their fabric selection is usually pretty good.
I also like the square, but would encourage you to get shirts with collars that stay under the jacket lapels. I'm also not a fan of printed ties (esp yellow), but that's personal taste. I might have paired this color blue with something in the warm earthtone family -- brown or dark red, possibly even purple -- or a nice sage green or pink.


I'd be very interested in getting shirts that work better with my jackets but sadly the Brooks Non-irons fit my lifestyle. I am essentially a traveling salesman and the wrinkle free are a godsend on a day where you fly in, present, and fly out without sleeping.

 

I have one Canali that I like the collar on. Care to suggest any better shirts in a price range that is Thrift Thread acceptable? I found a few Etons a little while ago that were very slightly too small... killed me inside!

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A few items of note today.
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Pendleton Board shirt -1970s vintage
Pendleton shirt jac of some sort
Marmot soft shell 
North Face Mtn Light (I'm 80% sure it's legit and mid-90s. Need to research)





 

 

 

 The North Face Mountain Light jacket is indeed, genuine (from Spring 1999). This was the jacket I so badly wanted back in the day. It needs a DWR treatment, but otherwise is in excellent condition. The Marmot piece is a Tempo Jacket (made of a super-durable and abrasion-resistant fabric). 

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Nice jacket, MZHammer. I don't share GMMcL's aversion to printed foulards, but I do think the tie would pair better with a blue shirt.
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Man I'm totally exctied about a old London Fog "Hamton Row Checked" pattern trenchcoat.  Removeable liner, dang thing weighs about 5 pounds.  Great shape, needs a little smoothing out here and there, and I love the pattern.  40R which is about perfect on me.  They had another one, only with a blue on blue version of this pattern, that was a 44R.  Would have loved to snag em both.

 

Anyway, I don't have any coats that look good with formal clothes...course it's springtime, supposedly, so it probably won't get much use this year.  But I'll be cleaning it up, removing the liner, and rocking this tomorrow.  Pic snapped in the car back to work...focus wasn't so happy.

 

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Also forgot a mad shout out to S_allen_P, he found/proxied these killers for me

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Cole Haan...  Made in England.

 

 

Normally I'm a 12W but with some heel pads, these are going to do just fine.

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


I'd be very interested in getting shirts that work better with my jackets but sadly the Brooks Non-irons fit my lifestyle. I am essentially a traveling salesman and the wrinkle free are a godsend on a day where you fly in, present, and fly out without sleeping.

I have one Canali that I like the collar on. Care to suggest any better shirts in a price range that is Thrift Thread acceptable? I found a few Etons a little while ago that were very slightly too small... killed me inside!

That's a good question. Sadly, none come to mind. Many of the Jermyn Streeters do non-iron, but not the better ones like Harvie and T&A (at least that I'm aware). Some of my older Pink shirts have collars of acceptable length, and maybe one of my better Tyrwhitts. But mostly not. Nor am I aware of any Neapolitains who do non-iron. Others may know better. And I will keep my eyes peeled.

One solution would be to buy button down collars, but that's, again, a personal choice. Also, some of this is driven by the cut of those jacket lapels.

Side note: there was nothing better than when I (and other family members) used to work for Abboud's parent company, which also had the licenses to Valentino, Armani and others, and could get just tons of stuff -- including MTM -- at stupid low prices. A step down quality wise from what I find now, but being 17 and having a closet full of Italian suits, ties and shirts certainly lays a nice sartorial foundation.
post #67065 of 124540
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


That's a good question. Sadly, none come to mind. Many of the Jermyn Streeters do non-iron, but not the better ones like Harvie and T&A (at least that I'm aware). Some of my older Pink shirts have collars of acceptable length, and maybe one of my better Tyrwhitts. But mostly not. Nor am I aware of any Neapolitains who do non-iron. Others may know better. And I will keep my eyes peeled.

One solution would be to buy button down collars, but that's, again, a personal choice. Also, some of this is driven by the cut of those jacket lapels.

Side note: there was nothing better than when I (and other family members) used to work for Abboud's parent company, which also had the licenses to Valentino, Armani and others, and could get just tons of stuff -- including MTM -- at stupid low prices. A step down quality wise from what I find now, but being 17 and having a closet full of Italian suits, ties and shirts certainly lays a nice sartorial foundation.


You worked at J.W Childs? Nice.

 

The problem I run into with Pinks are that the bodies are way too short on me and come untucked easily. My Canali is probably the best mix for me but those are Thrift only finds. I can't pay the retail on those. I'd love to up my collar game but at least for now it's more important to stay tucked.

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