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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

Anyone interested in a Loro Piana down vest? Reversible. One side is quilted, the other is plain. One side is ivory, other is off white. XXL, but closer to a XL/L.



HIT ME UP.

Sounds sweet...probably too rich for my short funds right now frown.gif
post #70547 of 110316
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post



And for the Dunhill..it is correct as well.


Hmmm, I did some googling around and it turned out they use to dot their i's.

post #70548 of 110316
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

I think the Dunhill might be the fake in the group. The main tag says 100% cotton, but there's a second tag that says 70% polyester. Guess its going back to Savers!

Hmm...They do use that logo, maybe just not on shirts, seen it on pipes, and lighters...just ancient ones tho...
post #70549 of 110316
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post


Hmm...They do use that logo, maybe just not on shirts, seen it on pipes, and lighters...just ancient ones tho...

 

They were always know for pipes, lighters and smokes.  I don't know why the clothing is a big deal?

post #70550 of 110316

I am ready for my richly deserved ridicule...

 

So since I now have to dress like an adult with my new position, I went out and bought or thrifted a bunch of new clothes. I hadn't gotten around to any pocket squares though, so today while driving from Massachusetts to New Jersey I arranged my drive so I could stop at some Savers in Connecticut. Anyway, to make a long story a little shorter, I picked up 8 square things that may be pocket squares...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So did I wind up with a bunch of women's scarves and a napkin??? lookaround.gif

post #70551 of 110316
^ If theyre 12"-17" wide, you done just fine. those macclesfield ones in the middle are nice.

The bottom one looks like a napkin.
post #70552 of 110316
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

^ If theyre 12"-17" wide, you done just fine. those macclesfield ones in the middle are nice.

The bottom one looks like a napkin.

 

rotflmao.gif

 

Lucky it was only 2 dollars. I guess I will break down and buy a couple white linen pocket squares... I just can't tell the difference.

 

Also is there a thread somewhere that would explain macclesfield?

post #70553 of 110316
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

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Lucky it was only 2 dollars. I guess I will break down and buy a couple white linen pocket squares... I just can't tell the difference.

Also is there a thread somewhere that would explain macclesfield?

Look for hand rolled edges as your indicator of quality and something you would put in your pocket. They dont roll napkin edges like that (unless youre coming over for dinner).


Macclesfield is a parish in the north of England where French Hugenot weavers settled after Louis XIV revoked the Edit of Nantes and kicked them out of France. Â It has been a center of woven silk manufacture for many years. When refering to ties, "Macclesfield" refers first to a tie made from silk woven in that parish. Â It has also come to mean any similiarly woven silk, no matter where it is made. Â Traditioanally, Macclesfield silk is made in tight woven patterns, with relatively small designs. Â The most common Macclesfields are indeed black and white or black and silver, but that's not a requirement. Â They are perhaps the most common because in England and a lot of Europe these are (or used to be) considered the "correct" wedding tie for wear with a morning suit (turn down collar shirt only) or dark lounge suit. Â This practice of having all groomsmen dress identically is a fairly recent American invention. Â So a well-dressed Englishman or European used to have a few such ties for weddings, christenings, and other "happy" formal occasions. There is another parish called Spitalsfield, which is in East London, where they make (or used to make) a similar kind of woven silk. Â Traditionally, a Spitalsfield design has a larger scale than a Macclesfield.
post #70554 of 110316
Since I am incompetent with iPad multi quote, I will say thanks for the well wishes and leave it at that.

Nice Peals, Wes.

Who hasn't bought a white napkin and rocked the TV Fold in a pinch?

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

My heart dropped when I saw this... pros in my midst!  That store is huge, I have yet to hit it though, there's so many in Austin.

I was just passing through for a couple days. Ur thrifting grounds are safe. Didn't find much to keep but there's much potential in those racks!!!!

I would imagine that the closer you get to Round Rock the better the racks get? Just a theory, observing the tech capitols of the US and the way the thrifting works

As for being a pro...snort! Eye of the beholder.
post #70555 of 110316

Looking at the white square again, it is way to thin to be a napkin. It does have machine edges though, so maybe a handkerchief?

 

Anyway, drove the 4 hour trip in 9 hours due to a few stops at Savers and finally reached my hotel and realized I brought my dress shirts, my jackets, and 2 pair of jeans facepalm.gif. Forgot all of my dress pants for my first meeting with my customer! Hmmm first impression will be highly polished AE 5th Aves, sharply pressed BB shirt, navy blue blazer with a white napkin rotflmao.gifin the breast pocket, and a pair of dark blue jeans... baldy[1].gif. After this, I am keeping an entire set of clothes in a garment bag in my car for emergencies.

post #70556 of 110316
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

^ If theyre 12"-17" wide, you done just fine. those macclesfield ones in the middle are nice.

The bottom one looks like a napkin.

 

Great new thrifting game: "Square or Napkin?"©®™

 

If I can ever get caught up, I'll post some pics of stuff from this weekend.  Nothing compared to the stuff posted the last couple days - which just makes me want to get out there that much more...

post #70557 of 110316

AAAAHHHHHH I am feeling like Charlie Brown here... I went to stick the white napkin in my Lands End Blue Blazer (My new Isaia blazer I bought on EBay arrived today in the mail too late to take with me) has the F****** pocket sewn shut!

 

I am ready to chuck it all and wear some shorts and black socks with sandals to this meeting!

 

 

Sorry enough ranting, I am going to bed and dream of finding a beautiful Brioni SC in my size with a Sam Hober White Linen pocket square at the next thrift I hit instead of another crappy Lauren with chewing gum in the pockets.

post #70558 of 110316
not sure if serious? new jackets always come with the pockets stitched up. carefully remove the stitching and insert your napkin. now you are ready for a nice spaghetti dinner.
post #70559 of 110316
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

AAAAHHHHHH I am feeling like Charlie Brown here... I went to stick the white napkin in my Lands End Blue Blazer (My new Isaia blazer I bought on EBay arrived today in the mail too late to take with me) has the F****** pocket sewn shut!

I am ready to chuck it all and wear some shorts and black socks with sandals to this meeting!




Sorry enough ranting, I am going to bed and dream of finding a beautiful Brioni SC in my size with a Sam Hober White Linen pocket square at the next thrift I hit instead of another crappy Lauren with chewing gum in the pockets.

Opening the pockets is eazy enough. nod[1].gif
post #70560 of 110316
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I 3rd that tux Wes found for cheapie of the year so far. Outstanding! For me today, something I've been looking for for quite a long time. They are slightly too big but I'm going to grab some inserts and see if that can remedy the situation. Otherwise, they will sadly be available. cloud.gif Vintage J&M Crown Aristocraft jodphurs. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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This is me rocking LITERALLY the same model vintage J&Ms, in cigar. COOL! IIRC, Dig was looking for a pair, so get at him.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Not a thrift find, but snagged off the bay for a ridiculously low BIN price. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Brooks Brothers/Peal & Co. Double Monk Leather and Canvas Spectators.
I believe these are the Cooper Monk by Alfred Sargent.

That sidewall script is Alfred Sargent...right?




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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

AAAAHHHHHH I am feeling like Charlie Brown here... I went to stick the white napkin in my Lands End Blue Blazer (My new Isaia blazer I bought on EBay arrived today in the mail too late to take with me) has the F****** pocket sewn shut!

That's basting and it's totally normal. It will feel wrong, but just grab the two parts firmly and pull. Don't try to cut it or you're likely to slice the jacket itself. Just trust that the cotton thread is weaker than the wool.

A few finds today:
Pendleton Schacket
Skeet Jeans
T&A ties x2 (slight stains on both, but nothing major; possibly removable)
Ascot Chang shirt
AT Oreleans suede bucks, Vibram sole. 8.5D, iirc. Needs some TLC, but no cracks.

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