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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

First things first. Call social services to apply for an orphan reuniting permit.

Once you have the proper credentials, simply find a fantastic suit jacket...such as the Hermes I was working on. Carry it around the store looking for its mate. Start in the men's, the most likely place. Don't overlook the potential for it to be improperly paired with another jacket or on the floor under the rack. Changing room racks. Womens racks.

Keep your fingers crossed and your hopes down. There is no match more often than not, especially at stores like goodwill who have a central distribution center.

This is pro advice.

The Huntsmans I found were orphan jackets at first and I was really really bummed -- not for the flippability or tradeability, but just when you find something nice like that you grieve in general that it was separated...if you're a clothes dork like me, and if you're poasting here, you'd better be hahahaha

...and there they were, 4-5 racks away, together, just like the coats were paired in the coat section. Was not as successful with a corneliani found same day, different stoar.
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Is there any point in picking up an amazing flannel Zegna sport coat with a tiny moth hole near the cuff and a label with vertically-stacked words, like so:



Z
ERMENEGILDO
ZEGNA


Because it's breaking my heart.
post #68253 of 124370
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Originally Posted by noob View Post

Is there any point in picking up an amazing flannel Zegna sport coat with a tiny moth hole near the cuff and a label with vertically-stacked words, like so:



Z
ERMENEGILDO
ZEGNA


Because it's breaking my heart.

 

I'm not an expert but I believe the "Z" line is one of their lower lines.  

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Thanks, but it's definitely mainline. There's just a little circled 'Z' atop the name. Driving me nuts. At the very least, the flannel is so nice, I'd like to use it for something, I just...don't know what. biggrin.gif
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Is the Z in a circle? Sounds like older mainline, noob. If you like it, grab it!

By the way: Anytime the word "Ermenegildo" appears, it is not the "Z" line. I was confused about this for a while, since some E. Zegna stuff has a big Z on the tag. Also, the Z Zegna stuff is actually pretty decent, I've found—despite the less than stellar rep on here.
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Picked up two things today.

 

NWT Vineyard Vines Golf Tie (available, not that anyone will want this):

 

 

VV golf tie (Click to show)

Apparently a custom order for a golf tournament in Binghamton (the Don Hengel Memorial Sports Classic).  I guess the player is supposed to be praying?  I'm not sure what the "S" on his shirt is all about, but I guess a Michigan State alum could claim it's for "Spartans"? lol8[1].gif  

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh Denim, Size 34.  Possibly available:

 

 

Raleigh Denim (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I own literally that exact same frostline kit but mine has velcro instead of snaps. if that measures to about a large I would be down for a trade my medium is too small

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Frostline kit 60/40 style orange parka. 

 

 

 

 

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Pro Tip: Better then learning labels is learning content tags. Anyone can remember a name brand (store employees included), but if you know the tags you know what you really have.
 

Both are not available.

 

Found in a higher end thrift store where BB ties are $8-10, Versace, Zegna, etc are $20+ The script RL tag is gone or this would have been 2-3x the price.

 

 

 

From a large store where they have an OK idea of what they have by name. Also had an OLD ugly Zegna at the same price which was left. I know these were talked about the other day, but first time finding one. What do the numbers 1-15 mean on the blade?

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


This one fits pretty well and was dirt cheap. It came from a menswear chain that closed a year or two ago. I find a bunch of their stuff NWT. Their house label isn't bad, but it's usually marked up pretty high. This is a wool/cashmere blend that I'll likely only wear once per year, but it was worth it at that price.

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This is pretty great. My wife's a Northwestern grad and she always gets after me for not having enough purple clothing. I'd pair this with the Bonobos purple cords I got for football games.

 

If you ever get tired of it ....

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post


This is pretty great. My wife's a Northwestern grad and she always gets after me for not having enough purple clothing. I'd pair this with the Bonobos purple cords I got for football games.

If you ever get tired of it ....

I wrote that down, but remind me next fall. If I haven't worn it by then, it's yours!

I actually found it on a women's rack. The woman working was watching as I tried it on and must have thought I was buying a purple women's jacket.
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Oh, and ATLjon: I know you were looking for German maps, but I wasn't sure which region. I passed a map of Frankfurt, though it wasn't terribly old (maybe 1930s?). Which area were you looking for again?
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Oh, and ATLjon: I know you were looking for German maps, but I wasn't sure which region. I passed a map of Frankfurt, though it wasn't terribly old (maybe 1930s?). Which area were you looking for again?


Freiburg-ish.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


What do the numbers 1-15 mean on the blade?

It's a Quindici, and it flips for quite a bit. There are 15 different colors screened onto the ties pattern, and the squares show exactly what colors are featured on the tie.
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Great hats! And man, that SC is a beauty.  Jealous! I would wear that all the time. If you ever tire of it, just send it my way...

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post
This one fits pretty well and was dirt cheap. It came from a menswear chain that closed a year or two ago. I find a bunch of their stuff NWT. Their house label isn't bad, but it's usually marked up pretty high. This is a wool/cashmere blend that I'll likely only wear once per year, but it was worth it at that price.

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If you ever get tired of it ....

 

 

UNAVAILABLE

 

NOS AE Fifth Ave, 8D

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These fit me very similarly to the Park Ave's GMMcL posted in his latest fit (tight across the bridge of the foot, lots of tongue showing), since I too have issues with the 5 last.  Been wanting semi-brogues in brown, so I think I'll keep these for now.

 

 

Thrift / Discount Fit

 

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Details:

jacket:  1970's BB Makers, from lookngr8

shoes:  1970's J&M Aristocraft lizard-skin, ebay

belt:  Coach, from Fueco

square:  no-name Made in Italy, from GMMcL

shirt:  CT, clearance

cords: Levi's 511, Marshalls clearance

watch:  no-name, from size38R

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Seen Huntsman discussed here but refused to believe it existed in the wild. Until
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Both owned by same dude. Not having measured I'm going to guess a 40R-ish. The pant legs are long. Must have been 6-0, 6-1ish

Whoa, not one but two! Nice!
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I found this yesterday at the Goodwill.  A Emilio Pucci by Ermenegildo Zegna Suit w/ Flat Front pants.  Everything looked great until I looked at the sleeve.  Aaargh!  I couldn't find a lot of information on this line.  Sold by Saks.  I might kop it and try a re-weaver that has been posted on this thread previously.
 
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Wow! That thing is $$$$. Must be insanely rare. Anything with Pucci's name and a crazy pattern is money, but coupled with the name Zegna too?! Even with the hole, it's worth grabbing at thrift prices.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


This one fits pretty well and was dirt cheap. It came from a menswear chain that closed a year or two ago. I find a bunch of their stuff NWT. Their house label isn't bad, but it's usually marked up pretty high. This is a wool/cashmere blend that I'll likely only wear once per year, but it was worth it at that price.

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Raleigh Denim, Size 34.  Possibly available:

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One of the 250 pairs made for Barney's Co-Op's 25th anniversary. Holy rare denim find Batman! Do want!! Prepared to fight[1].gif for them!
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From a large store where they have an OK idea of what they have by name. Also had an OLD ugly Zegna at the same price which was left. I know these were talked about the other day, but first time finding one. What do the numbers 1-15 mean on the blade?





MartiniGirl made a post about this a couple days ago. Not sure what the numbers mean but that is a Zegna Quindici tie. Super expensive and very desirable. Be prepared to bring on some $$ on the bay.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ermenegildo-zegna-quindici-print-silk-tie/3434108?origin=category&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=0

It's a shame to see that she may have left us. She really knew her stuff and I would have never known about these ties had she not mentioned them.
Edited by Nataku - 4/6/13 at 12:27pm
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