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post #67066 of 102548
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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 #67067 of 102548
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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.

post #67068 of 102548
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


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.

Nope. GFT. This was a while back.

PM me your neck size, and I'll keep an eye out for shirts that would work.
post #67069 of 102548

I forgot that it's the last Wednesday of the month. Value Village was crazy.

 

I picked up one suit for $5.63. It needs some a few fixes -- sewing up a seam rip on the neck, a new second button, and cleaning out a pocket that was the final resting place for some Halls -- and a general cleaning, but I've never seen a Hickey Freeman like this.

 

Quality. Mid 60s.

 

 

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Hallmarks of quality ...

 

 

Kurlnot waistband construction! Whatever the hell that is.

 

 

 

post #67070 of 102548
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I've had decent luck with my guy getting stuff out of silk ties like this, though I'm always careful to instruct his team NEVER to pres

Thrift fit:
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Huntsman (SULLY)
Borrelli (DOCKERS)
HF wool/silk blend tie
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Trafalgar (SPOO)
Zegna
Pantherella
Florsheim Royal Imperial (EASYE)
That db is just the coolest thing ever where did you source the mops though? I have wanting to swap out the horn buttons on my linen prl for mop and put the horn on a silk olive blazer. Also +1 on how it doesn't hurt to have a nice business ready wardrobe when you are young I only own one suit a couple of blazers and handful of ties and odd trousers and I assume you had more when you were my age but I still light years ahead most 18 year olds
post #67071 of 102548
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Originally Posted by mistermidwester View Post

If you haven't read this piece in GQ about Buzz Bussinger, I would recommend it. It's not about Thrifting, but the levels of opulence (mostly Gucci) and addiction are absolutely crazy. http://m.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201304/buzz-bissinger-shopaholic-gucci-addiction

Requoted because everyone needs to read this. If you think you have a problem, it is nothing compared to this guy. An excerpt:

It wasn't until the preparation of this story that I actually took a detailed look at the items I have purchased from 2010 through 2012. I was afraid, quite candidly, although a total of a quarter of a million dollars would not have fazed me.

I was somewhat off:
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$587,412.97.

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Mr. Bussinger, then and now:
post #67072 of 102548
Thrift fit, just got this vintage BB mid gray flannel sack back from the tailors, courtesy of Tubs. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Everything else is also vintage BB including the braces and shoes. And before you guys jump on me for wearing braces with belt loops, I'll be taking those off myself later tonight. nod[1].gif Still getting used to the whole high waist trouser thing though.
AppleMark
AppleMark
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What am I looking at here?
post #67074 of 102548

A Van Heusen shirt.

post #67075 of 102548
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Originally Posted by TheBurnOut View Post



What am I looking at here?

I saw one of those in Vienna and asked about it. It had royal warrants on it and made me pause.
post #67076 of 102548
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Thrift fit, just got this vintage BB mid gray flannel sack back from the tailors, courtesy of Tubs. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Everything else is also vintage BB including the braces and shoes. And before you guys jump on me for wearing braces with belt loops, I'll be taking those off myself later tonight. nod[1].gif Still getting used to the whole high waist trouser thing though.
AppleMark
AppleMark


Nice, reminds me of
747753

Also, Supreme does really well...

747754

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151009471929
post #67077 of 102548
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

That db is just the coolest thing ever where did you source the mops though?

Chance, really. I found an old DB PRL seersucker from the early era, and it had white MOPs. I waffled for a while, since I didn't want to denigrate the noble beast I'd found by stripping it of buttons, even if it was an orphan. Luckily, I found a sh*t seersucker with plastic buttons that were pretty convincing. So I swallowed hard and did the swaperoo. (The jacket itself is Huntsman and came from John Sullivan, who I can't say enough good things about. The jacket is AWESOME and he was very generous to have traded it to me. I've sent him some free stuff to make up for it, but am still firmly in his debt).
post #67078 of 102548
One of my coolest Eddie Bauer finds.

A vintage corduroy Norfolk shooting suit. That's right. It's a suit! 4 Button jacket. Single vent. Suede throat latch, elbow and shooting patches. Trousers are flat front with no cuffs. Size 39 L. Mint. Perhaps even unworn. Sadly it doesn't fit me, but I know someone here wants this!

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Jacket -

Chest: 21"
Shoulders: 17"
Sleeves: 25 3/4" with 1 1/4" to let out
Length (from top of collar) 32 1/2"


Trousers -

Waist: 16 1/2" with 1 1/2" to let out
Inseam: 33" with 2" to let out
Leg Opening: 8 1/2"










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post #67079 of 102548
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

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Nice, reminds me of
747753

Also, Supreme does really well...

747754

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151009471929

I used to have those glasses.
post #67080 of 102548
Hey Nat, I'm feeling the vintage sportswear synergy.

This is from what I've seen elsewhere on the interwebs a 1950s A&F shooting jacket. Badass, super heavy wool.


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