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I have a feeling Martini is going to be posting some Chanel/Louboutin/Gucci steez thrift fits in the near future smile.gif
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


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

 

 

I'm counting down the hours until I can head to Turner Field for tonight's game. Believe it or not, I could actually do a ballpark thrift pic, but I won't.

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


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

Hehe...

 

Thanks for the comments. Was definitely more of a tongue-in-cheek outfit to make my wife smile. She loves when I look ridiculous. The jacket is definitely too short, but I like how the sleeves fell. I struggle to find sleeves short enough on a 44R. As for the boxy look, a barrel body fits best in a box...lol. Got to trim down some now that the warmer weather is almost here, with a larger gut and no ass, I can't get the pants to stay up high enough to look correct with any sport coat. When I was picking a shirt, I suddenly realized I had nothing that was white with barrel cuffs, only french cuffs. Found one in inventory though, about 30 minutes later. Agreed on the kilties smile.gif

 

 

 

 

LL

 

I like it MartiniGirl, you have my wife's style.


Edited by capnwes - 4/1/13 at 5:03am
post #67579 of 109345
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


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

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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.

 

Holy shit! Another greyhound lover on the thread!!! We are getting our first one in a few months. We'll start with one and see how many we come up...You know what they say about greyhound and potato chips...You can't just have one!

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Hehe...

 

Thanks for the comments. Was definitely more of a tongue-in-cheek outfit to make my wife smile. She loves when I look ridiculous. The jacket is definitely too short, but I like how the sleeves fell. I struggle to find sleeves short enough on a 44R. As for the boxy look, a barrel body fits best in a box...lol. Got to trim down some now that the warmer weather is almost here, with a larger gut and no ass, I can't get the pants to stay up high enough to look correct with any sport coat. When I was picking a shirt, I suddenly realized I had nothing that was white with barrel cuffs, only french cuffs. Found one in inventory though, about 30 minutes later. Agreed on the kilties smile.gif

Bwahahahahahaha! Don't mean to laugh at you, Wes but that threw me off guard!!! rotflmao.gif

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SCULPTED BEARD TEAM '13
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SCULPTED BEARD TEAM '13
The membership grows... devil.gif

Charter member here, I haven't had a bare chin since 1997

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I have a feeling Martini is going to be posting some Chanel/Louboutin/Gucci steez thrift fits in the near future smile.gif
Who knew that LuxeSwap had a pro bono division? lurker[1].gif



I saw this in another thread and now I understand WHY Man of Lint uses his No Purchase Club months to spend his weekends attending to his footwear "collection"! Click his spoiler at your own risk.
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Welcome to Styleforum laughtr. I have the same problem.
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I would love to see how Aportnoy organizes his shoes, which I understand exceeds 2,000 pairs.
At a paltry 160 pairs (not all are shown), I am at the limits of space over here.
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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!

It would depend in part on the cut of the blazer and how it fits you.  Also depends on what it's made of.  Pic?

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Holy shit! Another greyhound lover on the thread!!! We are getting our first one in a few months. We'll start with one and see how many we come up...You know what they say about greyhound and potato chips...You can't just have one!

We started with one in 1998. At one point we had 5. Then kids arrived. Down to 3 now and may be 2 as they age out, it's a lot of work, kids AND greyhounds. PM if you have any general questions--we've gone through it all and my wife and I are pretty active in helping our local adoption agency, it is very rewarding/satisfying for the soul...tip: Don't foster dogs without going into it knowing that really, there's no such thing, it's more like pre-adoption tryouts hahahahaah. Lesson we learned!
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

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Awesome Find!

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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

LONG day of thrifting. 

Sports Coats, Vests (Click to show)
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. 































 
I think I just died and went to Goat Suede heaven... worship.gif
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SCULPTED BEARD TEAM '13
The membership grows... devil.gif

Count me in as a member!
Edited by MZhammer - 4/1/13 at 2:46pm
post #67586 of 109345
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


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.

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.

The jersey is a Reebok Braylon Edwards...who hasn't played for the Browns for a few seasons.

My plan is to make it a Sipe jersey. The Edwards is sewn on the back plackard then that is sewn on. Remove the placard and either leave it off or put a new one on.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Who knew that LuxeSwap had a pro bono division? lurker[1].gif



I saw this in another thread and now I understand WHY Man of Lint uses his No Purchase Club months to spend his weekends attending to his footwear "collection"! Click his spoiler at your own risk.
wow.gif

I'm going to show that to my wife the next time she says I have too many dress shoes (8 pair)

Speaking of the missus, she's in the field and kopped these:





Good kop?
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

You have a Harley? I would not have imagined. You seem more a foreign make. And I say that as someone who disdains Harleys.

I started riding a couple years ago, and my beginner bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan 500. It got plastered in the parking lot, and I found a good deal on my Sportster (04 XL883), so I've been riding that for a year and a half. I do occasionally get the itch for something else and I wouldn't be at all surprised if I end up selling the Sporty for a foreign bike before too long. I love Triumph steez; every time I see a Bonneville or a Street Triple I get the itch.
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Amazing deal...I just ordered 5 pair. 

 

Get on it guys, limited supply

 

http://bit.ly/YNC4Qj

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Amazing deal...I just ordered 5 pair. 

 

Get on it guys, limited supply

 

http://bit.ly/YNC4Qj


Pfftt, I was wearing shit like this back in 2005! Nut huggers FTW!!!

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