Originally Posted by socrates
The only labels on the jackets are the Harry Rosen label and the union made in Canada labels. When I do the pinch test above the breast pocket, I am able to grab a thin layer of fabric. These jackets are in good condition but the style is not new. Maybe they changed their construction method over the years? Maybe I do not know how to properly do the pinch test? I am sure you know more about this subject than I do. If you say they are not canvassed, then I will not dispute it.
But getting back to the subject of this thread. For Canada thrifters a Harry Rosen store brand that fits is a good find. If anybody is looking for higher end products, that fit you, in a style that you like, they can be found. But you need time and patience.
Do the pinch test just below the bottom buttonhole. Feel for three distinct, separate layers.
Also yes, to all you newbie Toronto thrifters out there, please buy up all the Harry Rosen house label stuff you see. And the older the better, because vintage is in don't ya know?
Originally Posted by dexconstruct
I RARELY find suits or sports coat is my own size, but last night I got lucky. Found two bespoke jackets made in the 80s by a tailor in New York. Fully canvassed, handsewn, Surgeon's cuffs, double vents. And they fit me nearly perfectly. Unfortunately, they look to have been packed up for like 20 years, and one ended up having a bunch of holes. It was a SWEET purple/blue/black tweedy silk. The one I ended up keeping is gonna go down the street to Rave Fabricare for cleaning and pressing.
Nice jacket. Unfortunately you've found the other, far less common way to look like a homeless person while wearing thrift store clothing.
Originally Posted by rayxlui
Went home for a couple of days. Man, I just realized how shitty thrifting is during the spring/summer. All the Goodwills in San Francisco stop putting out suits/jackets and focus on shirts.
BLAH BLAH BLAH CDG SS DVN EG VISfuckingVIM
Damn there's some nice there. Well done!