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post #68626 of 119020
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


ALSO...

I found a pair of Ralph Lauren Polo Country mocs for SWMBO that were only slightly down at the heels, which I usually leave behind. No pics since she grabbed them and put them on before I could even shoot some Lysol up inside them.

Here's a photo of the label I snagged off the web.



Is 'Polo Country' good stuff?

It's pretty hit or miss and seems to depend on some deep love of Ralph Lauren I don't have.

http://www.rlvintage.com/shop#

I forget what they were charging on these but they sold out.
post #68627 of 119020
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Dude, if you think this at all elevates your risk of exposure to something, next time you use a restroom - any restroom- google the phrase "fecal veneer".

I figure after a couple of years of thrifting, I've built up a certain level of immunity!
I never miss a chance to give myself a booster shot via MOP to the upper lip! (Click to show)
post #68628 of 119020
^^ Holy crap, that's terrible Dig. NSFL.
post #68629 of 119020
Discount store brag. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifdevil.gif
post #68630 of 119020
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


I'm going to go throw up now....
post #68631 of 119020
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Yesterday.

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SC is PRL/Corneliani, tie is Zegna, belt is Trafalgar, socks are Pantherella, trou are HF (soon to be replaced by better cut current label Zegna I found yesterday and/or the LPs Dex sold me icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif ), shoes are Florsheim, shirt and sq are unremarkable and/or unknown.
SC, square and belt from Spoo. Shoes from Easy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Rest is me.

Today's fit would not be approved, and in any event, I didn't have time for shots.

Great collection of thrifted stuff! I really like everything, except perhaps the pants are too close in tone to the jacket. I'm not sure exactly, but they don't quite look right.
But great color and texture combos with the shirt/jacket/PS/tie!
post #68632 of 119020
Let me make sure I have this right based on the responses to my post.

Step 1. Get really good at golf.

Step 2. Dress like a Capn bad ass.

Step 3. Go to a cosplay convention and look for the golfer groupies.


Alternatively, disregard all of the above as long as you intend on having fun while playing a game.

Either way...

post #68633 of 119020
Any 46L in need of a charcoal staple? Just ran across a recent Hickey Freeman, exclusive Loro Piana 150s....
post #68634 of 119020
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Any 46L in need of a charcoal staple? Just ran across a recent Hickey Freeman, exclusive Loro Piana 150s....

my father depending on measurements :)

post #68635 of 119020

Picked up: sick brown suede 12d Alden Chukka boots, available

 

 

 

Passed up: some Oxxford suits that were a little pricey for the 90s looking fabric they were made of


Edited by ShoutOutsFoMyBo - 4/10/13 at 8:34pm
post #68636 of 119020

Picked up three coats today:

 

My first Battistoni (from Barneys) - EU 56 - working cuffs, dual vent.  Sleeves may be just a little long for me, but not sure how much they can be shortened..

 

 

 

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Also picked up the oldest Canali tag I've ever seen.. May have overpaid at $4, but it was my size...

 

 

 

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And finally, not really my style, but people seem to dig Orvis and they seem to dig Harris Tweed.. Maybe they'll dig them together.. like peanut butter and chocolate?  Seems to be about a 42R.

 

 

 

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post #68637 of 119020
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Whoa, go away for a bit and stuff starts getting real around here. LA thrifts have been pretty dry for me, probably because of some of you.

 

Great fits and hauls posted (2 Hunstman, Lookngr8!), and some excellent non-standard posts, especially by Andro,DanM and BNT on SF denim heavens.

 

Thrift fit from yesterday:

 

AppleMark

 

Nice fit, pants look like they might be a bit snug in the crotchal region though. And I like it better without the square.

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Yesterday.

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Also very nice, especially digging the tie! You know what I'm going to say about the square. Is there a different fold you could try maybe?

 

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Originally Posted by messenger309 View Post

Almost forgot about this. Remember the link to the gold Fay blazer a few zillion posts back? It turned out to be this:

 

 

AppleMark

 

Brooks Brothers Linen just in time for Summer! (If that ever happens here)

 

Very nice. I've been on the hunt for one of those for some time.

 

One of these days I'll get out of work before 9 and will actually be able to go to a thrift. One day...

post #68638 of 119020
I don't often check the ties but when I do I find a cotton Paul Stewart. And I threw in a Lacoste polo (which I think is actually NWOT) for myself, all for spring/summer.




I also picked up some NWT BR cotton pants for ebay.




It's only been the last year that I have introduced pleated pants into my wardrobe - single pleats, generally reversed, but not always. The next rubicon to cross for me is double breasted. I picked up a project jacket for myself. The only tag it has says it was made in Guatemala! It's a lightweight gabardine in what could probably be some sort of blend. It fits me perfectly and has patch pockets and peak lapels. It's missing some buttons so I need to work on those and get the sleeves lengthened. But it's something I'm looking forward to playing with. Fit pics later this spring. If this works out I'll probably invest in something quality.



post #68639 of 119020
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post


It's only been the last year that I have introduced pleated pants into my wardrobe - single pleats, generally reversed, but not always. The next rubicon to cross for me is double breasted. I picked up a project jacket for myself. The only tag it has says it was made in Guatemala! It's a lightweight gabardine in what could probably be some sort of blend. It fits me perfectly and has patch pockets and peak lapels. It's missing some buttons so I need to work on those and get the sleeves lengthened. But it's something I'm looking forward to playing with. Fit pics later this spring. If this works out I'll probably invest in something quality.
 

 

Good for you!  I've always loved double breasted suits.. Probably a throwback to some old Sinatra movies, but I'm glad to see more of them out and about nowadays.

post #68640 of 119020
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Indeed. Your eye is keener than mine. I don't think it's severe, but on reflection I do see the effect you're referencing and revise my previous comments that it is, indeed, a tad snugger than is ideal.

Los_Face: Sorry if this ended up being more than you bargained for. Looking back, your post seems to have been pics only, without requesting feedback. And I think the Hans Der Hund Rule of 2013 states that feedback (other than complements) shall be provided where specifically requested (e.g., "What do you guys think of the fit?"), to avoid deterring the fun/bragging spirit in which the thrift fit was originally intended.

And maybe this reopens the question whether there should be a separate thrift fit thread to comment on fits (a la the new Thrift Fit Formalwear thread). Then again, there are more than enough threads on SF proper that focus on honing fit and soliciting feedback, so not sure what the "thrift" aspect would add.

It's all good...pretty hilarious that this was an issue in the first place. And it's not like I am going to go and donate my chino blazer because somebody on the internet thought it didn't fit me in a pic i posted.

For the record, the jacket does in fact fit in real life, shoulders are good and the lapels lay flat against my chest. I do see the pulling happening in the pic and attribute that to the 9 pounds of "insulation" i am carrying for the Canadian winter. Will definitely be losing that over the next few months as i get ready for beach season and tuff mudder in a month.

On to more exciting news...

Found a label that I've never seen before
AppleMark

A bit loose around the waist and 32" inseam so available (midnight navy)
AppleMark

Was walking past the women's blazers when this caught my eye...
AppleMark

Label was right...
AppleMark

details were on point...turned out to be a random present for my mom
AppleMark

The BR I'm looking for...
AppleMark

On a pretty awesome vest
AppleMark
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