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post #67561 of 121761

What's the closure on that sweater - zip?  I would unhesitatingly rock that shit.  Also, female thrift fit - this has to be a first.  'grats.

 

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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

 

Wow! I like that tie! You pull it off very well! Looking good!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

OH! I finally got a "fit pic" together. The only thing I thrifted was the jeans, unfortunately....

 

 

 

Fit Pic.... (Click to show)

 

 

First one is without flash, second one is with. Please be kind! This is my first "fit pic"

 

Rag & Bone "Sweater Blazer". Got it on sale for a steal! Originally $535, got it for $160!

Bling Bling long sleeve t-shirt. Red shirt with white sleeves (Sleeves on pictured)

YMI Premium Jeans

 

 

 

 

In a previous life, I rolled with those noobs.  Please, for the love of god, don't encourage them.

 


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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


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Lol. It's like a preschool full of noobs.

The capitalist in me believes there may be a market for shitty CD ties in that room.
 
post #67562 of 121761
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

What's the closure on that sweater - zip?  I would unhesitatingly rock that shit.  Also, female thrift fit - this has to be a first.  'grats.

 

Thank you! I've been quite nervous about doing it. It's a 2 button closure and single vented. I rock that shit everywhere I go! It's unbelievably comfortable too!

post #67563 of 121761
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I don't do this a lot, mostly because I hate photos of myself....but hey, it's Easter.

Thrift Fit




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Spectacular Noname Madras Sport Coat - traded madras for madras with Dustinhimself
Brooks Brothers French Cuff - thrifted by me
Swank Cuff links - thrifted by me
Orvis Seersucker Check pants - thrifted by me
Martin Dingman Calfskin Fauxgator belt - thrifted by me
Cole Haan Bragano Leather and Canvas Loafers - thrifted by me
Old socks....shog[1].gif
....I have zero dress socks, other than black. 










Awesome to see you post a fit, Wes. For me, it's much cooler to see pics of people wearing their finds.

I dig the colors. Not sure if you are seeking feedback, but a few ideas: the very short jacket and the wide-leg trousers cut a boxy figure; two or three more inches on the jacket and a gently tapered leg would flatter you. The white french cuff spread collar (super formal) is incongruous with the rest of the fit (casual); try a button down collar and barrel cuffs. And just say no to kilties smile.gif
post #67564 of 121761
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

Thank you! I've been quite nervous about doing it. It's a 2 button closure and single vented. I rock that shit everywhere I go! It's unbelievably comfortable too!

That is a pretty cool sweater.
Got one question though, you post a thrift fit pic in which you don't show us the only thing technically thrifted?

I'm just giving you a hard time. nod[1].gif
post #67565 of 121761
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Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post


That is a pretty cool sweater.
Got one question though, you post a thrift fit pic in which you don't show us the only thing technically thrifted?

I'm just giving you a hard time. nod[1].gif

 

Lol I figured nobody would want to see jeans in the Classic Menswear section. Isn't jeans more suited to SW&D? Thought I'd show off the sweater blazer, as it's something that isn't seen as often. shog[1].gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Raist
 
I'm diggin the sweater blazer. The shirt reminds me of Affliction.  Nice fit pic!

 

Thank you! I actually didn't realize it looked like Affliction til you mentioned that! Lol. 

post #67566 of 121761
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

 

Wow! I like that tie! You pull it off very well! Looking good!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

OH! I finally got a "fit pic" together. The only thing I thrifted was the jeans, unfortunately....

 

 

 

Fit Pic.... (Click to show)

 

 

First one is without flash, second one is with. Please be kind! This is my first "fit pic"

 

Rag & Bone "Sweater Blazer". Got it on sale for a steal! Originally $535, got it for $160!

Bling Bling long sleeve t-shirt. Red shirt with white sleeves (Sleeves on pictured)

YMI Premium Jeans

 

I'm diggin the sweater blazer. The shirt reminds me of Affliction.  Nice fit pic!

post #67567 of 121761
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post




Fit Pic.... (Click to show)






First one is without flash, second one is with. Please be kind! This is my first "fit pic"

Rag & Bone "Sweater Blazer". Got it on sale for a steal! Originally $535, got it for $160!
Bling Bling long sleeve t-shirt. Red shirt with white sleeves (Sleeves on pictured)
YMI Premium Jeans

Love the sweater! I agree with Raist about the t-shirt, though. Too Affliction-y for my tastes and doesn't really fit the vibe of the R&B. I think a solid white shirt (button down or t-shirt) and perhaps some black leggings or slim black jeans would go a lot better.

Really glad to see you're sticking around and comfortable enough to do a fit pic. Took me a good 7 years to do that. laugh.gif
post #67568 of 121761
^ Solid suggestions from Nataku, MartiniGirl. I think I recognize that Rag and Bone—Nordstrom Rack?
post #67569 of 121761
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Love the sweater! I agree with Raist about the t-shirt, though. Too Affliction-y for my tastes and doesn't really fit the vibe of the R&B. I think a solid white shirt (button down or t-shirt) and perhaps some black leggings or slim black jeans would go a lot better.

Really glad to see you're sticking around and comfortable enough to do a fit pic. Took me a good 7 years to do that. laugh.gif

 

Awe! Thank you! I can't do plain shirts, not enough character. You just want to see my ass in leggings! Lol, I kid! tounge.gif I will try better though. Also, got a question... I have a Theory white blazer (actual blazer, not a sweater blazer) with black pinstripes.... What would be the best outfit for that? I have a pair of gray slacks. Would that be too much? I bought a pair of white and black heels to go with it. But would like some opinions, in case any of you awesome guys have a white blazer!

post #67570 of 121761
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

^ Solid suggestions from Nataku, MartiniGirl. I think I recognize that Rag and Bone—Nordstrom Rack?

 

Yeah, it was a great suggestion! I do have a pair of black jeans too! I didn't get it from Nordstrom Rack either. Try again... laugh.gif

post #67571 of 121761
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes
Lol. It's like a preschool full of noobs.

The capitalist in me believes there may be a market for shitty CD ties in that room.

lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

 

Awe! Thank you! I can't do plain shirts, not enough character. You just want to see my ass in leggings! Lol, I kid! tounge.gif I will try better though. Also, got a question... I have a Theory white blazer (actual blazer, not a sweater blazer) with black pinstripes.... What would be the best outfit for that? I have a pair of gray slacks. Would that be too much? I bought a pair of white and black heels to go with it. But would like some opinions, in case any of you awesome guys have a white blazer!

mwink[1].gif shog[1].gif

 

I think it's hard to pull off pinstripes blazers...My take on rocking those is to make it as casual and over the top as you can. I would rock it with some red pants or red leggings...

post #67572 of 121761

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Originally Posted by capnwes

 

Originally Posted by Randy 

Speaking of kits, I came across this yesterday. It's hard to believe that folks in the 1960s/70s spent time assembling this stuff, presumably for the cost savings...


Nice!!!

There was a Holubar store here in the Twin Cities. Opened summer (July, I think) on '77 and closed in 1982 if I recall correctly when they were bought out by The North Face and the store turned into a North Face store. Very nice stuff.

 

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Originally Posted by acosbysweater 

There simply wasn't an outdoor goods industry then.  There was a cottage industry developing, but often the quickest way to have a piece was to order a kit and make it yourself.  They were pre-cut and accompanied by a pattern, so if you were competent at using a sewing machine, it wasn't a big deal.

Actually there was, but nothing to the extent that we have today. REI, EMS, North Face, Bugaboo, Kelty, Wilderness Experience, Class 5, Gerry and lots of lesser-known labels that have since then disappeared were out there back in the 70's. Finding out about them was a different story if your local mountaineering shop didn't carry them. You found out about new companies and such from reading magazines like Wilderness Camping and Backpacker. Nothing like that we have now with internet access and nation-wide marketing. Some of the lesser-known labels from Calif and Colorado had a hard time reaching customers on the other side of the country and simply didn't last. Others gained momentum and got bigger and bigger. Class 5 was based in Berkeley and had started in the early 70's. By the late 1970's Daytons Department store here in Minnesota carried a few of their outerwear offerings. I have no clue why they went under, though.

 

All very interesting! teacha.gif Had no idea. Thanks, Wes and Cos!

Randy


Edited by Randy - 4/1/13 at 12:31am
post #67573 of 121761

First post peeps.. so go easy on me!

long time lurker, decided to take the plunge today and start posting...

 

Anyways... a few purchases from the last week...

 

 

Barker Black Loafers..

 

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Brioni Shirts

 

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Isaia Shirts

 

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A couple of Pal Zileri Cerimonia suits - I'm planning on wearing one for my wedding, (I'm getting married on a beach!), not sure which (if either) yet though.. the price was so good I bought them both anyway...

 

Silk / Wool - 1 btn Tuxedo suit:

 

 

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Gray Shawl 1 button with Silk vest:

 

 

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post #67574 of 121761
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Originally Posted by Dolfan954 View Post


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.

Doubt it's fake based on there I found it. The brown trim around the numbers is faded a bit from being laundered. But I still figured it was worth $5.00
post #67575 of 121761
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

A lovely family! What? Family brag! No dogs?! San Jose, CA or SJ Mexico?

CA, and can't take our 3 greyhounds to Easter services. The kids make enough noise, ha.

Love the football talk on baseball's opening day. Show us where our minds are.

On the jerseys -- there's a lot of "gray market" stuff made for Asian markets that creeps back into the U.S. I am a Washington fan and I get all my stuff unlicensed off eBay because it costs way less. Made by diff companies, not licensed by the NFL for sale in U.S. If I am done with it (like, say after I got the Deion Sanders jersey) I'd donate to local thrift stores. I don't care if I have the Reebok replica of what the players wear or the Chow Foon. Replicas is replicas. If I wanted to buy an actual team jersey and had forked over $300 for that with all the patches, etc and it was faked, then I'd be mad. But a vast majority of stuff you see at foot locker, olympia sports, are replicas anyway, properly licensed for US market.

What if it isn't? Oh darn, my replica jersey is a replica of a licensed replica. So who cares except for the player's agent. As for saleability check eBay but in general most jerseys are unsaleable except for the team-issued game jersey and half the things from Mitchell & Ness because they re-create game jerseys no longer in use. I have a Mitchell & Ness 1975 Yaz like this,



which isn't worth anything because there's a million of them out there new that people are still trying to move 5-6 years later for $20 a piece. They must have way overestimated demand for that one, ha.

At the same time I got it, my local discount store AJ Wright (RIP, the chain's gone now, it was a really low end TJ Maxx sister store) had Mitchell & Ness Braves jerseys from when Hank hit #755. I bought three and flipped them on eBay pretty handily at the time. Lesson: Check on eBay if the M&N jersey you see in front of you is selling for anything. Otherwise, if you want it for yourself, and might get your pals laughing at the good old days...OK you can still get it but get the dollar signs out of your eyes.

This is all my experience. I'm sure other thrifters have different paths to turning a buck or two with sports jerseys & have things to add to this. And of course, brags about their own jerseys (I have a nylon 1972 Gordie Howe!!!! that still looks new from when I was a kid!!!! Heh.)

Bet your Sipe is gray market if it looks "off" from the official. No one would fake a Sipe jersey. No money in it. However, "throwback" jerseys were the rage for a time (in some places they still are, i.e. where the current team is weak and the only way the team can boost jersey sales is to remind fans of better days = retired players)....and I am guessing that's what's happening here. The throwback phenomena, BTW, killed the market almost completely for old jerseys that weren't actually worn by the players themselves or team issued/unworn.
Edited by LooknGr8 - 4/1/13 at 4:36am
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