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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.

Anyways, still managed to find a couple of goodies. Nothing spectacular though.


3 x Borrelli, Brioni, Loro Piana
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Commes des Garcon, Stefan Schneider (BLEW MY MIND), Etro, Dries Van Noten, Helmut Lang
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2 x Skeet Rags, Miller's Oath x Dockers, Miu Miu
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Luciano Barbera, Incotex
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NWT Selvedge Levis, Margaret Howell (BLEW MY MIND)
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Zegna Couture Shoes


Versace Classic V2 zipper blazer. It's coo.
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APC Jacket
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Engineered Garments jacket (WUT)
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NWT Engineered Garments "Bradford" jacket (WUT)
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Dooney and Brooke's duffle
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Some random hoodie that I thought was cool
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Oh wait, turns out it's Visvim. (WUT)
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lolol. oh yeah, if anyone wants one of those Miller's Oath x Docker shirts, lemme know. And if you want some legit SF SWD shirts like Taylor Stitch, Unionmade etc, also lemme know. There's a fuckton.

Forgot about some other stuff. Taylor Stitch. Undercover x Uniqlo. some Tom Ford sunglasses.

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post #67142 of 109365
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Went out on the hunt today to find a dark green Pal Zileri and a good looking Harris Tweed.

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post #67143 of 109365
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Went out on the hunt today to find a dark green Pal Zileri and a good looking Harris Tweed.



 

Hey everyone, quick: What's green, old and destined to live in the back of a closet for six months before being donated to the Salvation Army?

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I think I just burnt about 100 calories from LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rotflmao.gif

post #67145 of 109365
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Looks great, Eazye! Post a pic of the navy suit next time you wear it.

I've just got to say, again, how solidly Eazy has nailed this (and I would agree with whoever said that he doesn't need to lose the belt loops). The beauty, to my eye, is the simplicity. He doesn't let anything get in the way of a classic suit that fits. He doesn't make the mistake of a button-down with a suit (some might not consider that a mistake, but I do). He could add a white pocket square, television fold, but that's a purely personal choice--either way, it works. If it were me, I would have gone with black pebble grain longwings (Imperials), but, again, that's either six or a half-dozen, which goes back to the versatility that comes with simplicity. He could also add a fedora or a stingy brim. He could go with a bow tie. If he wanted to peacock it out, he could reach for the sock drawer, either a grey/charcoal argyle or a play on the maroon tie. So simple and yet so many possibilities.
post #67146 of 109365
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

Hey everyone, quick: What's green, old and destined to live in the back of a closet for six months before being donated to the Salvation Army?

Ouch.
post #67147 of 109365
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I've just got to say, again, how solidly Eazy has nailed this (and I would agree with whoever said that he doesn't need to lose the belt loops). The beauty, to my eye, is the simplicity. He doesn't let anything get in the way of a classic suit that fits. He doesn't make the mistake of a button-down with a suit (some might not consider that a mistake, but I do). He could add a white pocket square, television fold, but that's a purely personal choice--either way, it works. If it were me, I would have gone with black pebble grain longwings (Imperials), but, again, that's either six or a half-dozen, which goes back to the versatility that comes with simplicity. He could also add a fedora or a stingy brim. He could go with a bow tie. If he wanted to peacock it out, he could reach for the sock drawer, either a grey/charcoal argyle or a play on the maroon tie. So simple and yet so many possibilities.

 

If there is any suit in the world made to be worn with a button-down (and there is), it's a a gray flannel BB sack. A button-down couldn't be a mistake. That suit might as well have an OCBD sewn into it. 

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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

Looks great, Eazye! Post a pic of the navy suit next time you wear it.

I've just got to say, again, how solidly Eazy has nailed this (and I would agree with whoever said that he doesn't need to lose the belt loops). The beauty, to my eye, is the simplicity. He doesn't let anything get in the way of a classic suit that fits. He doesn't make the mistake of a button-down with a suit (some might not consider that a mistake, but I do). He could add a white pocket square, television fold, but that's a purely personal choice--either way, it works. If it were me, I would have gone with black pebble grain longwings (Imperials), but, again, that's either six or a half-dozen, which goes back to the versatility that comes with simplicity. He could also add a fedora or a stingy brim. He could go with a bow tie. If he wanted to peacock it out, he could reach for the sock drawer, either a grey/charcoal argyle or a play on the maroon tie. So simple and yet so many possibilities.

To my eye, it looks like Eazy is wearing a button down collar there. I'm with dexconstruct: OCBD is the way to go.

Never been a fan of black longwings. The formal color seems incongruous with the casual details—blucher construction, broguing, pebbled grain, double sole. Now that I think about it, though, perhaps it's no more incongruous than a button down collar with a suit.
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Hello gents, and the one or two ladies in here. Been lurking on this glorious thread for a few weeks and figured I should take some pics and join the fun. Much of what I've been finding isn't super brag worthy, evidently because I don't live in California, but my wardrobe needs some serious upgrading so I'm trying to kop semi-decent stuff even if it's not flip worthy.

 

Lands' End silk knit, J Crew, Charles Tyrwhitt pindot

 

 

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I leave almost all Alexander Julian on the rack, but I liked this one.

Does anybody know the significance of the lighter blue/gray background on the Ben Silver tag? Most of the ones I've seen have black backgrounds. Is it indicative of its approximate vintage, which maker they used, etc? The original price tag is cut on a diagonal, which might suggest it's a mfr second (?) but I didn't see any obvious defects.

 

 

 

 

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All BB Makers except the middle purple one, which is a NWT 346. The far left one is seriously rumpled, but since I'm kind of new to thrifting I figured it would be a good test case for what degree of wrinkling I can fix. I guess the learning experience was worth the $3, but it's not wearable and I'm not sure it's worth sending it to Tiecrafters. I'll ruminate on it.

 

 

 

 

 

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A few minty BB shirts in my size for $4 each, can't complain.

 

 

Ike Behar, Charles Tyrwhitt, John W. Nordstrom.

I debated spending the $4 on the Ike Behar, but it's minty and fits well so I kopped. My first Tyrwhitt, seems pretty nice, might have to buy some off their website in the future. The JWNs I've seen have varied a bit in quality but this one has nice fabric, split yoke, and real MOP buttons.

 

Last but not least... a bespoke Battistoni. While the "boutique" rack was populated with higher priced Chaps and Kenneth Cole, this was in with the ordinary stuff for $4. It was the first shirt on the end of a rack, label exposed for everyone to see, had to kop fast. Fits me well, nice ~3.8mm thick MOP buttons.

Out of curiosity I googled the name & phone number on the tag and it turns out its previous owner founded two venture capital companies. His net worth is not publicly known but is believed to be in the nine figures. There's nothing wrong with the shirt, but I guess when you have that much moolah you can just donate anything that no longer fits perfectly whenever you gain or lose a few pounds, then fly to Rome on your private jet and get measured again. One man's trash is another man's come-up.

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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?

 

 

Nice jacket. Unfortunately you've found the other, far less common way to look like a homeless person while wearing thrift store clothing.

 

 

Damn there's some nice there. Well done!


The jackets I bought are not anymore outdated than the ones presented here. 

 

To all the fashion whores out there in the Toronto.  Please donate your non two button, double vented jackets.  You do not want to be laughed at as being outdated?  I will be more than willing to pick them up.happy.gif

 

You want my advice?  I do not think so, but I will give it to you anyways.  A well dressed, well manned person comes makes the best impression on people.  A well dressed, ill mannered person make the worst.  (The remark you made on the gentleman with the beard is downright rude).  They come off as being arrogant. 

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Nice jacket. Unfortunately you've found the other, far less common way to look like a homeless person while wearing thrift store clothing.

You want my advice?  I do not think so, but I will give it to you anyways.  A well dressed, well manned person comes makes the best impression on people.  A well dressed, ill mannered person make the worst.  (The remark you made on the gentleman with the beard is downright rude).  They come off as being arrogant. 

Although I agree with you and think this was uncalled for and rude myself..... welcome to the internet socrates, and the thrift thread. If you dont have thick skin you're not going to last very long. fing02[1].gifPS

PS - Now that winters over and everyone isnt looking, if anyone finds a XS or Slim Small Toggle Duffle Coat, hit me up.

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Hey there thrift experts, when is it possible to un-orphan suit jackets and when is it not. where do you go to get trousers that match a jacket. Is it worth trying? thanks.

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The jackets I bought are not anymore outdated than the ones presented here. 

 

To all the fashion whores out there in the Toronto.  Please donate your non two button, double vented jackets.  You do not want to be laughed at as being outdated?  I will be more than willing to pick them up.happy.gif

 

You want my advice?  I do not think so, but I will give it to you anyways.  A well dressed, well manned person comes makes the best impression on people.  A well dressed, ill mannered person make the worst.  (The remark you made on the gentleman with the beard is downright rude).  They come off as being arrogant. 

 

As said gentleman with the beard, I will say I've heard much worse. And much better, mostly from the ladies. I appreciate where you are coming from, but even in the short time I've been here I've seen a bunch of people come into the thread to brag without having done their research and it gets tiresome. Giving advice to people who have put a LOT of time into this thread when you haven't is not going to be looked on fondly. Read a few hundred pages of the thread and then come back when you have something to really brag about. 

 

And grow a big fucking beard. Socrates did that shit and he was like the smartest dude ever to live. 

post #67154 of 109365
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Hey there thrift experts, when is it possible to un-orphan suit jackets and when is it not. where do you go to get trousers that match a jacket. Is it worth trying? thanks.

 

Usually I go to the men's pants rack at the thrift store where the jacket was found. Sometimes you gotta check the women's rack. And sometimes non-pants racks also. Sometimes the pants are at a different store. If you haven't found the pants in any of those places, it's   usually not possible to find them at all. 

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And grow a big fucking beard. Socrates did that shit and he was like the smartest dude ever to live. 

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