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post #70486 of 125269
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Found my first Duchamp but passed because it was a total clown tie (and in not that good shape)

Whoops.....that was probably a bad pass. How bad is "not that good of shape"? Show him the evidence Spoo...

post #70487 of 125269
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Originally Posted by jgeldner View Post

Big thanks to los_face for the Balderessini jacket (among other things). Just picked up from the tailor. Will post a fit pic asap (wearing it to a wedding this weekend).

Right back at you! Great jacket going to a great home...hope it worked out well at the wedding

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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

This.


Not this.

What you have there is a suit that's all around too big for you (except, it sounds like, at the shoulders). For the cost of all those alterations on top of what the suit already cost you, you'd be better off selling it and buying one on eBay or the Marketplace that's more in line with your measurements, or offering it up for a trade here.

Pre-owned Canali suits on eBay cost anywhere from $70-200 on average. The cost of your suit + alterations would very likely be more than that.

+1. I learned this the hard way a while back and dumped way more $$$ into a thrifted suit to make it look just ok when i should have just flipped it and picked up a better fitting suit which needed less alterations in the first place (trying to make a 41L into a 40R/S was an expensive mistake)

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Originally Posted by messenger309 View Post

Meet the MR and MRS! Used once for a photo shoot. Fifty for the pair.

And while I am too damn tired and sore to thrift this weekend I did pick up a new shirt smile.gif


AppleMark

Thrift/mudder synergy is strong...i earned my shirt on Saturday as well...
AppleMark

I thrifted and posted this old barbour (pre-liddesdale?) about 6 months ago but thought it deserved a re-post...it was in rough shape when i og picked it up. 60% of the quilting coming undone, patch hanging on by one side but it was a barbour and i couldn't pass it up. Wore it for a few weeks in the fall then called Barbour CS to see if i could pay to rescue the piece.

Long story short I shipped my jacket to Barbour and they re-quilted the entire thing for FREE (re-wax is a different story from what i hear)...a bit weak on the CS communication but all in all i was shocked and happy that they stood behind their product. Will definitely be picking up any and all barbour i see no matter the condition

AppleMark
AppleMark

Still recovering from the mudder but a quick casual 100% thrift fit from mother's day
AppleMark
AppleMark
Barney's coop knit cardigan Made in Italy
BB v neck
private member summer chinos
John Varvatos USA suede chukka boots
post #70488 of 125269
Damn it. Stitching in the middle was kind of pulling apart.
post #70489 of 125269

So...does this qualify as a suitable wedding tie?

 

 

 

post #70490 of 125269
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So...does this qualify as a suitable wedding tie?











I have the same tie!
post #70491 of 125269

Was sad to let some of these blazers go, but they were purchased in poor condition only for their buttons. The golden fleece was the hardest to do.

 

 

The harvest.....

 

Golden Fleece                                                                     BB Makers

 

Wimbledon                                                                       Order of the Garter

post #70492 of 125269
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

Sad that you still knew where they came from, $20 each...gotta love pricing people who don't have a clue.
i am a ninja. yeah, surprisingly good find for right now, these are seriously the dog days, basically a waste of gas a lot of the time


OH AND SHAMELESS PLUG:
matt and i have a huge thread in B&S selling all the venanzi we got when he was in town, for seriously thrifty prices. I will hook you up if you want some of it.
post #70493 of 125269

I bought a few for the buttons but haven't had the heart to harvest them yet.  I know that they are set for my dog's crate when the buttons come off...  He has amazing taste in clothing... :)

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Was sad to let some of these blazers go, but they were purchased in poor condition only for their buttons. The golden fleece was the hardest to do.

 

 

The harvest.....

 

Golden Fleece                                                                     BB Makers

 

Wimbledon                                                                       Order of the Garter

post #70494 of 125269
Los_Face, I thrifted that same barbour a few months ago, it has since become one of my most used articles of clothing. Perfect for that transition weather. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70495 of 125269


Lovely if for sale I would be interested. PM me.
post #70496 of 125269
So many awesome finds, way too many to comment on so I will just say this: keep it up, guys! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

you're doing it wrong

+1. Dallas is a goldmine, If you're not finding the good stuff, you're not doing it right.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

^ you done left 50 bucks on the table.

+1. Definitely would have grabbed at thrift prices.
post #70497 of 125269
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So...does this qualify as a suitable wedding tie?

 

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post #70498 of 125269
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

This.


Not this.

What you have there is a suit that's all around too big for you (except, it sounds like, at the shoulders). For the cost of all those alterations on top of what the suit already cost you, you'd be better off selling it and buying one on eBay or the Marketplace that's more in line with your measurements, or offering it up for a trade here.

Pre-owned Canali suits on eBay cost anywhere from $70-200 on average. The cost of your suit + alterations would very likely be more than that.

Thanks for the feedback, as much as I have wanted a canali for a while I belive that there is just 2 much to do and as I am just starting out in trying to build a nice wardrobe on a budget any tailor I would use I cannot even be sure of the quality of the work .

Oh well onto Ebay it goes

Thanks again guys
post #70499 of 125269
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

...I'd give $50 for the man if I could find one within a 2 hour drive.


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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

can we also give silverwarebandit a prize for the best groomed nails ive seen ever in this thread?
I had pretty much the same thought!
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