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post #6886 of 136731
I just picked up a navy Canali 3B sport coat for $7 in excellent condition, almost looks brand new. I'm a 41L for the most part and the jacket is probably a 40R. It almost fits but I'm afraid it may be a little too small to make work. I may take it to my tailor anyway just to see what he thinks.
post #6887 of 136731
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Originally Posted by Lustre View Post
Has anyone here checked out Out of the Closet in San Francisco? Is it worth visiting? I'm thinking of hitting it up for a thrift run, but not sure if there's any decent menswear there.

It's generally not the best. Try Town School Clothes Closet or the cluster on Fillmore.
post #6888 of 136731
I found a Louis Dell'Olio made in Italy light olive-ish suit for 2.00. It seemed relatively decent and just needs the pants hemmed. It's a 3 button, side vents, flat front pants, with a nice fit. Another thrift had a pair of Aldens that looked barely worn for $50.00 in my size but wasnt sure they were worth picking up although I might go back and grab them.
post #6889 of 136731
Found a Brioni sportcoat in a light brown herringbone tweed. It's beautiful and in perfect condition -- never knew tweed could look so sharp. It's a 36, and I typically take a 38, so the shoulders fit great but it may be hair tight in the chest (even if I have the back seam let out). I'll see what my tailor says.
post #6890 of 136731
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
Found a Brioni sportcoat in a light brown herringbone tweed. It's beautiful and in perfect condition -- never knew tweed could look so sharp. It's a 36, and I typically take a 38, so the shoulders fit great but it may be hair tight in the chest (even if I have the back seam let out). I'll see what my tailor says.
If its too small for you, you could always send it to me.
post #6891 of 136731
Found a pair of vintage Nettletons with orginal soles and only minor bumps and bruises. Unfortunately, these are size 7, but given my recent dry-spell, I have to consider this a win.
post #6892 of 136731
^^^^^ wow those look rlly nice, where'd u find/ how much?
post #6893 of 136731
A nice minty Orvis 3/2 jacket, 44R, back from shortening the sleeves 1/2 inch or so and dry cleaning.

"Tailored in USA" of imported fabric.

Nice hand, with classic styling, and 100% wool.
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post #6894 of 136731
Found a custom mtm/bespoke black pinstripe 3 piece HSM Gold Trumpeter that was made in 2006. 44s, 2 button, non-vented, flat front pants with the longest rise i've ever seen in my life.
post #6895 of 136731
The problem is, you can never really tell if the trousers were even donated in the first place. The only sure way is when thrifts mark the tag as 1 of 2 pieces. They rarely do this and this only means that they were together at one point in the store. It's sad. The Sally I visted today had a good 40 jackets hanging up. Only one suit out of the whole rack
post #6896 of 136731
I found 2 Norman Hilton, 2 Southwick, 1 Brooks Brothers and 1 H Freeman & Sons in a GW today........all orphan suit coats. This GW had none of the jackets matched up with trousers, not one suit in the store. I carried all 6 of these looking for the matching pants, but none were there. I know that most thrifters have encountered this before, but have to vent.
post #6897 of 136731
^^^That's getting to be a real problem with the GW's around here. I haven't seen a nested suit at one in a while. A store manager told me they are all now separated at the central warehouse. I'm not sure if that's always true but it seems to be the case recently. Sad, very sad.
post #6898 of 136731
The thing that really gets me is when you see a suit at the thrift store that over time becomes a one piece and the pants, jacket, and/or vest go missing. My local Goodwill had a Dunhill 3 piece navy DB suit with gold buttons and over the course of a couple months the pants and vest both ended up disappearing by time the jacket was finally sold.
post #6899 of 136731
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
I found 2 Norman Hilton.......all orphan suit coats.

Oh, the humanity!
post #6900 of 136731
Part of the problem is that the GW organization doesn't seem to understand that a suit jacket isn't a sport coat and suit trousers aren't just another pair of pants. Another part seems to be laziness or lack of motivation. You know it would be a little bit more difficult to keep a suit together when processing in, and then you must have the right kind of hanger.

The 2 Norman Hiltons and the two Southwicks were all the same size and came from a store 300 miles away. They were almost certainly donated by the same person. It is highly unlikely that this guy tore up all his suit pants while the jackets were in great condition. And like I mentioned before, there was not a single matched up suit in this entire GW. Another GW 25 miles away had many suits.
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