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post #67636 of 118025
Ok guys I have some really cool Summer blazer/sport coat options for you guys. Everything is available to thread regulars at, what I'm given to understand, is the Thrift thread hook up price (IE half ebay value based on sold listings).

First up is a staple, an excellent Polo by Ralph Lauren Made in Italy by Corneliani 3/2 Cotton Blazer in Khaki. 1/2 lined and center vented. No shoulder padding. Tagged 46R but please check the measurements.
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Measurements
Shoulders: 19.75
P2P: 23.25
Waist: 22.75
Sleeve: 24.25
BOC Length: 30.25

Second an awesome Brooks Brothers 1818 3/2 Linen Blazer in green with blue, brown, and orange checks. 1/4 Lined and center vented. no shoulder padding. Tagged 44R but please check the measurements. (I really wish this was my size I love this thing)

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Measurements
Shoulders: 19.25
P2P: 23.25
Waist: 22.25
Sleeve: 24.75
BOC Length: 30.75

Next a Haspel Linen Blazer in Light blue with white stripes (reminiscent of seersucker but not quite). 1/2 lined and side vented. No shoulder padding. Unfortunately my camera can't really capture how vibrant the color is on this, it's a very pleasant fabric. Tagged 44R but please check the measurements.

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Measurements
Shoulders: 19.5
P2P: 23
Waist: 22.25
Sleeve: 23.75
BOC Length: 30.5
Vintage Corbin 2btn Sport Coat in what feels like a really rough raw silk/wool blend (No content tag), cream with pink and pale blue over check. Fully lined and center vented. Untagged size.

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Measurements
Shoulders: 18
P2P: 20.75
Waist: 19.25
Sleeve: 24.75
BOC Length: 31.75

Hickey Freeman Collection Boardroom Sil/Linen/Wool 2btn Sport Coat. Fully lined and center vented. Tagged 42R but please check measurements.

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Measurements
Shoulders: 19.25
P2P: 22
Waist: 21
Sleeve: 23
BOC Length: 30.5
post #67637 of 118025
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Yes, Triumphs are gorgeous bikes. But I've always been a bit skittish on anything mechanical made in England (with the exception of Raleigh bicycles, so long as they are full Campy). The Sportster is a fine bike, actually, and you will, eventually, feel the need to go up to 1200 or even beyond

WHy do a lot of my biker-dude friends start on sportsters? They get one, they like it, then someone says to them at a weak moment "That's a ladies' HArley" and then they move on to a Softail or whatever. Me no understand. Rode a sporty once 100 or so miles, it was cool.

If I bought a Sporty new I'd ride the wheels off the thing and love it.

Started myself on a V-Star Classic 650, moved up to a Kawi Concours which was flipping AWESOME, just too tall of a bike for me (I am not Brianpore size, but damn those are made for people 5-9 and above, which I ain't) and I finally settled on an ancient Honda Shadow Spirit, which, Goldilocks, is just right. Except it can't take saddlebags because of the high exhaust and people mistake it for a Harley sometimes and look at me like the Mississippi townspeople looked at PEter Fonda and Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper in that famous Easy Rider sequence even though it's a Japanese bike. Damn thing is 15 years old, runs like a top, needs no maintenance past proper wintering (bought on Craigslist when it was 10 in proper thrifter style) and...a buddy who is a journeyman mechanic is trying to talk me into buying his ancient Softail whose engine he rebuilt from scratch...when I have the just-right bike that is cheap, depreciated, running well, and perfectly sized/powered for me. He will need to sell me on moar than the Harley Mystique...

Long story short: When motorcycling...grass is greener where you are, most likely. "Stepping up" is only needed if the bike is underpowered on the highway or doesn't meet your needs (i.e. you can't do long trips on your SPortster...but do you WANT to take long trips? Really? or daytrips, tops?)
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I've had good luck with jerseys.....love flipping jerseys because you don't have to measure them, they're cheap, easy to mail and you can get ten times or more what you've paid if you pick right. But if you pick wrong, they won't move at all. Now that I have a smartphone, I hope to do a better job of figuring out which ones to buy.

This is exactly how to make money off jerseys. Do not look at them with condition, age of player depicted, sentimentality toward a sport or team or player in mind, or any of that...excellent cold/hard/mafioso way of looking at it. Excellent post.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

In other news, I had to pass on two J Press suits and a Hickey Freeman for Tripler suit because the previous owner apparently rode a stegosaurus with a sandpaper saddle to work everyday.

I hate hate hate hate when I find a nice canali/B B/h-f wool suit and the damn thing has "ass shine" on the pants. It's like a combo of wear + bad care. Can that be reversed?

PS Brianpore: No offense...heh. I have Cheaney BB shoes coming to you...for no reason whatsoever except that I eff'd up buying them for me and I cannot possibly rethrift them because they need a loving home that can appreciate them. Watch yo mailbox.
post #67638 of 118025
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Originally Posted by bpa View Post

Ok guys I have some really cool Summer blazer/sport coat options for you guys. Everything is available to thread regulars at, what I'm given to understand, is the Thrift thread hook up price (IE half ebay value based on sold listings).

I'll be moving back to cleveland at the end of the month, and will be finding you for some new fits!
post #67639 of 118025
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Also, somebody coped their tan leather belt with solid brass buckle!

I almost bought the belt as a birthday gift for my brother, since he's been wearing a white polyurethane belt I got at Ross 5 years ago for the past few years, but I think I'll get him one of Zissou's belts when the time comes. Only thing is, he's not really into workwear/heritage stuff, but he's not really into fashion at all, anyway.
post #67640 of 118025
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Originally Posted by Friskydingo View Post


A friend of mine just e-thrifted a NWT quindici tie for $20. I hadn't even head of them before, but he sold it for a good sum after listing it properly.

 

That's amazing! $20?! Might I ask how much he sold it for? The retail on the Zegna Quindici ties are $265! wow.gif

post #67641 of 118025
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Originally Posted by bpa View Post

Ok guys I have some really cool Summer blazer/sport coat options for you guys.
Vintage Corbin 2btn Sport Coat in what feels like a really rough raw silk/wool blend (No content tag), cream with pink and pale blue over check. Fully lined and center vented. Untagged size.

That Corbin! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Must resist...
Have 2 light coloured windowpane blazers already...
If another one comes to the house, wife will make me sleep in shed or, worse, make me store my wardrobe there...
cry.gif

Maybe you could send it to my neighbour's?
post #67642 of 118025
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Originally Posted by MartiniGirl View Post

That's amazing! $20?! Might I ask how much he sold it for? The retail on the Zegna Quindici ties are $265! wow.gif

Mind you, he had to sift through TONS of poorly listed Zegnas before he found this one. He found a Napoli couture XXX one as well for $10, that he kept for himself.

He sold the Quindici for $127.
post #67643 of 118025
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Originally Posted by Friskydingo View Post


Mind you, he had to sift through TONS of poorly listed Zegnas before he found this one. He found a Napoli couture XXX one as well for $10, that he kept for himself.

He sold the Quindici for $127.

 

Sounds like he's got a good eye for ties. Zegna Couture ties are quite easy to e-thrift. Most people just look and see the Ermenegildo Zegna and think it's a regular Zegna. If it's not labeled with "Napoli Couture", then they have no idea. It's great! $127?! That's almost half of retail! Props to him! cheers.gif

post #67644 of 118025
Down day today...

Uniqlo puffer down hoodie. W's small -available
Eddie Bauer vintage down jacket. Anyone know how to date these things?



post #67645 of 118025
PS to all u western mass people like Concealed et al....nice job picking clean NoHo GW and Hadley SA (leaving me only the corneliani beautiful blue jacket...that upon closer inspection had the scuff-rip in the front, ugh!!!!)

I did find a nice T&A blue repp stripe tie...but I gotta asusme they put it out 5min before I came in. ...that I will wear tomorrow but damn! Was expecting at least something!
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Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Eazy, awesome vinyl haul. Don't worry about what you missed. Comparison is the thief of joy.

Thrift Thread wisdom for the ages. Amen
post #67646 of 118025
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


WHy do a lot of my biker-dude friends start on sportsters? They get one, they like it, then someone says to them at a weak moment "That's a ladies' HArley" and then they move on to a Softail or whatever. Me no understand. Rode a sporty once 100 or so miles, it was cool.

If I bought a Sporty new I'd ride the wheels off the thing and love it.

Started myself on a V-Star Classic 650, moved up to a Kawi Concours which was flipping AWESOME, just too tall of a bike for me (I am not Brianpore size, but damn those are made for people 5-9 and above, which I ain't) and I finally settled on an ancient Honda Shadow Spirit, which, Goldilocks, is just right. Except it can't take saddlebags because of the high exhaust and people mistake it for a Harley sometimes and look at me like the Mississippi townspeople looked at PEter Fonda and Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper in that famous Easy Rider sequence even though it's a Japanese bike. Damn thing is 15 years old, runs like a top, needs no maintenance past proper wintering (bought on Craigslist when it was 10 in proper thrifter style) and...a buddy who is a journeyman mechanic is trying to talk me into buying his ancient Softail whose engine he rebuilt from scratch...when I have the just-right bike that is cheap, depreciated, running well, and perfectly sized/powered for me. He will need to sell me on moar than the Harley Mystique...

Long story short: When motorcycling...grass is greener where you are, most likely. "Stepping up" is only needed if the bike is underpowered on the highway or doesn't meet your needs (i.e. you can't do long trips on your SPortster...but do you WANT to take long trips? Really? or daytrips, tops?)
This is exactly how to make money off jerseys. Do not look at them with condition, age of player depicted, sentimentality toward a sport or team or player in mind, or any of that...excellent cold/hard/mafioso way of looking at it. Excellent post.
I hate hate hate hate when I find a nice canali/B B/h-f wool suit and the damn thing has "ass shine" on the pants. It's like a combo of wear + bad care. Can that be reversed?

PS Brianpore: No offense...heh. I have Cheaney BB shoes coming to you...for no reason whatsoever except that I eff'd up buying them for me and I cannot possibly rethrift them because they need a loving home that can appreciate them. Watch yo mailbox.

 

Iv'e owned a Sportster, V-Star 1100 (my avatar) and two Harley touring bikes.  I currently have a Touring bike because I like to ride 300-500 miles in a day then get up and do it again the next day.  What I've learned is if the bike fits the way a person likes to ride then it doesn't matter if it's a cruiser, touring or sport bike.  The important thing is to enjoy the ride and keep it shiny side up.  The one caveat I would add is if you want to ride two up then you may need a little more horsepower than a sporty can provide.

post #67647 of 118025
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post



I hate hate hate hate when I find a nice canali/B B/h-f wool suit and the damn thing has "ass shine" on the pants. It's like a combo of wear + bad care. Can that be reversed?

 

Worse still, these things looked like shredded wheat. Not sure why they were even on the rack. I could almost fit my whole hand through the holes.

post #67648 of 118025
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Remember when Gustin had that successful $400,000 kickstarter campaign in which a few of our members backed it?

Well, they relaunched their web store today at 8 am. PST! I was sitting in front of my laptop clicking refresh frantically and when 8 am. hit, I zipped through all the info filling, hopping to take that #1 spot! Took me about less than a minute to fill out all the info and clicked order! It turned out I was #16...WTF!!!

Oh yeah, somebody coped on their early bird, heavy American, 16.25 oz. slim fit blue jeans with White Oak selvedge! Oh yeah, they launched the site with a new slim fit with slight leg tapering. Also, somebody coped their tan leather belt with solid brass buckle!

Ship in May!!!

From what I can gather, you've bought like 10 pairs of jeans over the last couple months, conceivably made from high quality materials and constructed for the purposes of heavy wear. Are any of them broken in? I mean, I've never had more than one or two (max) pairs of high quality denimz in rotation -- their value, to me anyway, are the characteristics that emerge over significant periods of wear.
post #67649 of 118025
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

PS to all u western mass people like Concealed et al....nice job picking clean NoHo GW and Hadley SA (leaving me only the corneliani beautiful blue jacket...that upon closer inspection had the scuff-rip in the front, ugh!!!!)

I did find a nice T&A blue repp stripe tie...but I gotta asusme they put it out 5min before I came in. ...that I will wear tomorrow but damn! Was expecting at least something!
Thrift Thread wisdom for the ages. Amen

I have a friend who lives in that area. I go thrifting there when I visit her. It just dawned on me that you guys are the reason those thrifts are always so dry
post #67650 of 118025
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

WHy do a lot of my biker-dude friends start on sportsters? They get one, they like it, then someone says to them at a weak moment "That's a ladies' HArley" and then they move on to a Softail or whatever. Me no understand. Rode a sporty once 100 or so miles, it was cool.

If I bought a Sporty new I'd ride the wheels off the thing and love it.

Started myself on a V-Star Classic 650, moved up to a Kawi Concours which was flipping AWESOME, just too tall of a bike for me (I am not Brianpore size, but damn those are made for people 5-9 and above, which I ain't) and I finally settled on an ancient Honda Shadow Spirit, which, Goldilocks, is just right. Except it can't take saddlebags because of the high exhaust and people mistake it for a Harley sometimes and look at me like the Mississippi townspeople looked at PEter Fonda and Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper in that famous Easy Rider sequence even though it's a Japanese bike. Damn thing is 15 years old, runs like a top, needs no maintenance past proper wintering (bought on Craigslist when it was 10 in proper thrifter style) and...a buddy who is a journeyman mechanic is trying to talk me into buying his ancient Softail whose engine he rebuilt from scratch...when I have the just-right bike that is cheap, depreciated, running well, and perfectly sized/powered for me. He will need to sell me on moar than the Harley Mystique...

Long story short: When motorcycling...grass is greener where you are, most likely. "Stepping up" is only needed if the bike is underpowered on the highway or doesn't meet your needs (i.e. you can't do long trips on your SPortster...but do you WANT to take long trips? Really? or daytrips, tops?)
This is exactly how to make money off jerseys. Do not look at them with condition, age of player depicted, sentimentality toward a sport or team or player in mind, or any of that...excellent cold/hard/mafioso way of looking at it. Excellent post.
I hate hate hate hate when I find a nice canali/B B/h-f wool suit and the damn thing has "ass shine" on the pants. It's like a combo of wear + bad care. Can that be reversed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raist View Post

Iv'e owned a Sportster, V-Star 1100 (my avatar) and two Harley touring bikes.  I currently have a Touring bike because I like to ride 300-500 miles in a day then get up and do it again the next day.  What I've learned is if the bike fits the way a person likes to ride then it doesn't matter if it's a cruiser, touring or sport bike.  The important thing is to enjoy the ride and keep it shiny side up.  The one caveat I would add is if you want to ride two up then you may need a little more horsepower than a sporty can provide.

I like the Sportster, and have zero issues with people thinking it's a girl's bike. In my experience, 80% of people who feel passionately about Harleys are morons, whether they are pro- or anti-Harley. I like the Sportster because the size is right for me and it fits my riding style at the moment - mostly commuting, very few long rides. I do see that it's a bit underpowered and handles poorly compared to other bikes of similar size and setup, so I might try out something different at some point in the future. But I'm not in a hurry. What I've got suits me just fine for now.
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