this is a thank you to my thread brethren for teaching me what is good, what looks like crap, what is a bargain, what isn't.
My family takes a cellphone portrait every Easter. It seems to be the only time when we all are dressed up at the same time, and we mark the years here. Practically all the clothes in this shot were thrifted/outlet/flea market. Posted on FB, 15 likes in a few hours (excellent for me, hah).
THat's a canali jacket for me. H-F tie. Florsheim 2-tone brown loafers. My son's clothes...damn beanpole. I buy him RL stuff and he grows out of it in 5 minutes. She did get him dress socks for the pic but he grabbed white ankle socks at last minute hahahahaha killing the pic.
But otherwise...it's pretty good (her skirt came from my crazee San Jose run last spring...and that's a cashmere sweater under the jacket...)
BEAUTIFUL Oxxford navy blue staple orphan. Came from a newly opened Goodwill, so I'll be hunting for the pants. I think it can easily be blazerized if I can't find them.
BB boys blazer w/ LORO PIANA for some spoiled ass kid. Or maybe one of the tiny dudes might be interested.
Dunn and Co. Harris Tweed.
Belvest wool/cashmere jacket with cool buttons.
The highlight of the day. PRL made in Italy CRAZY suede sportscoat. It's got Surgeon's cuffs, hacking pockets + ticket pocket, pick-stitching everywhere, throat latch, dual vents, slim lapels, and it is HEAVY as fuck. 100% goat suede. Only available if you have something awesome.
Which leads me to this question: What is the consensus on Hackett? At one point I thought it was up there with the Savile Row/nicer Jermyn Street stuff, but it doesn't seem to do great on the bay. Jackets seem to be fused too, so what's the deal?
Originally Posted by ilikethelights
Is this real? It was an ugly 4 button front thing. The 0% Polyester / 100% wool part made me wonder.
Fakety fake fake fake. Been seeing quite a few of those things popping up lately for some reason.
Originally Posted by Brianpore
Be careful with 'NWOT' if you are thinking that due to the basted vent....I laugh when I see it but I would say 10% of people don't take out the vent basting especially if it is a dark or matching color thread.
No joke, until I came to SF I had the back vent of my (Banana Republic) overcoat still basted shut for about a year.
Originally Posted by capnwes
Not sure if this Lanvin is any good, but it is definitely not as bad at the other stuff I have come across, they always have said New York on them.
Wool/Cash blend, fully canvassed, lined pants, made in Italy.
I'd say real but really old. Don't super ancient Canali tags like that?
Not a big fan of Kosar as a person (I went to school with his kids for a brief period), but definitely a fan of his creation and contribution to the Dolphins known famously as the "fake spike":
Q: I was wondering if you could give your account of the famous “Fake-spike” play from the Dolphins game against the Jets in 1994 as I know you suggested the play. I was in attendance that day and seeing the Dolphins shut up those Jets fans was one of my all-time favorite sports moments. Darryl Jacobsen, Hazlet, NJ
A: “What’s interesting with that . . . not to be cocky but I have an NFL record with 489 yards passing in a playoff game and it was against the Jets in 1986. That was the first time we had run the clock play. But they ended up having it covered. Then for it to come back 10 years later was something special. I basically carried it with me in Cleveland, Dallas and then explaining it to Coach [ Don] Shulaand Gary Stevens in Miami. They put it in the Dolphins’ system. Dan Marino, myself and Gary Stevens had worked and practiced it all year during our two-minute drills. The timing for it was just perfect during that game. That was the first year, I think, that teams used headsets. So I was wired in on the headset to Marino during the game and we saw that Mark Ingram was on a rookie cornerback. So I called it in. It’s one thing to call it . . . I’m kind of proud for conceptually coming up with it years ago, but nobody throws that fade pass any better than Marino.”
Also, I am not positive, but that Brown jersey may not be authentic. They are faked CONSTANTLY, and those numbers look just a bit off. I am not familiar with the browns gear though, so I am nowhere near qualified to make a call.
I know I have been absent lately. Lots of stuff to do. Did find a few average finds, and will post pics when more time presents itself.
Easter thrift-fit, and a special one at that: this morn was the first time in two months I was able to wear "nice" clothes. It's been sweat pants or shorts and sneakers a full size too big with elastic laces since my accident
Ben Silver Blazer
Old School BB Makers
Vintage Cole Haan Captoes
Wow! I like that tie! You pull it off very well! Looking good!
Originally Posted by Nataku
Excellent finds, as always! Love Breuer stuff. very under-rated. That Breuer shirt is beautiful!
I will agree with you. Breuer doesn't get enough love on this thread. I purchased that shirt specifically to point that out! Lol. Oh, and I knew someone would want it!
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I like your presence on here, really. Breath of fresh air.
Do you ever look for clothes for yourself? I find tons of womens stuff... PM me if you need anything and (i know, ordinarily uncouth to ask, but) your size.
Praise again, eh? First my Campagna comment, now this?! Wow! I must be doing something right! Lol. I sometimes look for clothes in thrifts, but alot of times, it's mainly "granny" styles I find. Quite depressing. No 29 year old wants to wear granny clothes! Bah! I'll take you up on your offer. PM you soon!