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post #70561 of 114833

One thrift store today - a Valentino suit with the Neiman Marcus tag still in the pocket (not photographed because it fits),

 

a Zegna tie with the tag still on it from Off Saks:

 

 

 

 

And I think I'm a thrift junkie as I bought my first women's shoes.. these Salvatore Ferragamo shoes (is the lingo - pumps?) are brand new with the Neiman Marcus sticker still on the sole:

 

 

 

I must say.. it feels a little creepy to buy a suit, a tie and some pumps... :)

post #70562 of 114833
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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!

 

Forgo the pocket square. Unless your meeting is with a bunch of StyleForum users, nobody will care.

post #70563 of 114833
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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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Nice! And is that a fucking full corduroy suit????? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70564 of 114833
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Nice! And is that a fucking full corduroy suit????? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


It was Savile row if I recall (A&S?)

 

 

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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post

One thrift store today - a Valentino suit with the Neiman Marcus tag still in the pocket (not photographed because it fits),

 

Isn't that when we really REALLY need pics?

post #70565 of 114833
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Nice! And is that a fucking full corduroy suit????? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

No, it's a
F*CKING ANDERSON & SHEPPARD CORDUROY MOTHERF*CKING SUIT! AND IT F*CKING FITS!!

True story: One of my jobs is teaching lawschool with my brother. I wore this suit to class one night. I was late. He'd started the lecture. He stopped, mid-sentence, and said almost those exact same words: "Dude, are you wearing a corduroy suit?!"
post #70566 of 114833
Chiron, those PRL DB's are the shuweet! And ATLJohn, drool.gifworship.gifworship2.gif Just amazing!
post #70567 of 114833
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

No, it's a
F*CKING ANDERSON & SHEPPARD CORDUROY MOTHERF*CKING SUIT! AND IT F*CKING FITS!!

True story: One of my jobs is teaching lawschool with my brother. I wore this suit to class one night. I was late. He'd started the lecture. He stopped, mid-sentence, and said almost those exact same words: "Dude, are you wearing a corduroy suit?!"

Head Aspload...... Come to think of it, I do remember you posting it. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70568 of 114833
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

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.

Totally serious, and totally new at this... This was a gift a few years ago from the wife and I wore it to church once in a while. Other than that I had a suit for funerals and weddings. Have never tried to stick anything in the pocket so never knew it was sewn.

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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.

Lucy, are you reallllly gonna hold the football this time? Not sure if I am ready to do this before my meeting tomorrow smile.gif Nothing like going with my pocket ripped off shog[1].gif

 

A long long time ago I bought a jacket and it had a tag on the sleeve. I tried to razor it off and wound up with a small hole in the arm.

I thought it was a sign of quality that my new jackets from ebay didn't have the pockets sewn shut shog[1].gif.

 

I am trying though, I have purchased Flusser "Dressing the man" and Roetzel "Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion". Give me about 10 years and I may be able to speak intelligently on the subject.

post #70569 of 114833

lookngr8, I'm glad you got use out of what had been a regretted pick-up, but I am sorry to hear of your troubles.  Puts everything in perspective really, especially since feeling down a bit recently.  Shoeluv, good job on the squares!  Some nice ones in there, hopefully MZhammer is no longer jealous.

 

EDIT: GMMcL, crazy fit!

 

I did manage to get out a couple of times this weekend, and there's a strange coincidence of finds (interesting, not particularly good) but I'll get photos later in natural daylight.

 

 

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Thrift-ish Fits

Was excited about spring finally arriving, so took photos of fits from Thursday, Friday, Saturday last week.  First two were rare occasions that called for a tie, then a picnic.

 

Day 1:

 

Details:

Tie: Zegna, from Brianpore

PS: T&A, thrifted

Shirt: Brandini, $2 at Filene's going-out-of-business

Blazer: Andre Villard, thrifted

Khaki's: BB, from Tubs

Socks: Cole Haan, Marshalls

Shoes: Nettleton shell, e-thrifted

 

 

Day 2:

Detail photos: (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Details:

Tie: Ferragamo, thrifted

PS: Michelson's, C21

Shirt: CT, online introductory deal (below clearance prices)

Belt: Trafalgar, from Westling

Suit: Stafford, thrifted

Watch: from size38R

Shoes: C&J, consignment shop

 

 

Day 3:

 

Details:

Shirt: old BR (baggy, but cool), from barrelntrigger

Belt: Italian full-grain, from local discount store

Shorts: Dockers, thrifted

Flip-flops: Call it Spring, discontinued clearance

post #70570 of 114833
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

lookngr8, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm glad you got use out of what had been a regretted pick-up, but I am sorry to hear of your troubles.  Puts everything in perspective really, especially since feeling down a bit recently.  Shoeluv, good job on the squares!  Some nice ones in there, hopefully MZhammer is no longer jealous.

EDIT: GMMcL, crazy fit!

I did manage to get out a couple of times this weekend, and there's a strange coincidence of finds (interesting, not particularly good) but I'll get photos later in natural daylight.



Thrift-ish Fits
Was excited about spring finally arriving, so took photos of fits from Thursday, Friday, Saturday last week.  First two were rare occasions that called for a tie, then a picnic.

Day 1:




Details:
Tie: Zegna, from Brianpore
PS: T&A, thrifted
Shirt: Brandini, $2 at Filene's going-out-of-business
Blazer: Andre Villard, thrifted
Khaki's: BB, from Tubs
Socks: Cole Haan, Marshalls
Shoes: Nettleton shell, e-thrifted


Day 2:

Detail photos: (Click to show)











Details:
Tie: Ferragamo, thrifted
PS: Michelson's, C21
Shirt: CT, online introductory deal (below clearance prices)
Belt: Trafalgar, from Westling
Suit: Stafford, thrifted
Watch: from size38R
Shoes: C&J, consignment shop


Day 3:




Details:
Shirt: old BR (baggy, but cool), from barrelntrigger
Belt: Italian full-grain, from local discount store
Shorts: Dockers, thrifted
Flip-flops: Call it Spring, discontinued clearance

Thanks! I like day 3

But the fit above is from the winter. Here was today's thrift fit: It was cold again here, hence the flannel trou and cashmere SC.

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HF custom (for someone else; it's secondhand)
British Textiles (by Ascot Chang)
Some bespoke Neapolitain tiemaker I can't recall -- again, secondhand
Square unknown; silk
Trafalgar
Corneliani
Pantherella
Alden for Peal
post #70571 of 114833
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

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.

You can easily remove the basting in the breast pocket with a seam ripper. My girl used a pair of dull scissor once and it worked like a charm!

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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

Forgo the pocket square. Unless your meeting is with a bunch of StyleForum users, nobody will care.

Haha! So true!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


No, it's a
F*CKING ANDERSON & SHEPPARD CORDUROY MOTHERF*CKING SUIT! AND IT F*CKING FITS!!

True story: One of my jobs is teaching lawschool with my brother. I wore this suit to class one night. I was late. He'd started the lecture. He stopped, mid-sentence, and said almost those exact same words: "Dude, are you wearing a corduroy suit?!"

Fuck yeah! I was just going to ask you where's that bad ass Huntsman corduroy suit but here's my answer. How did you reply back to his ass?!

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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

lookngr8, I'm glad you got use out of what had been a regretted pick-up, but I am sorry to hear of your troubles.  Puts everything in perspective really, especially since feeling down a bit recently.  Shoeluv, good job on the squares!  Some nice ones in there, hopefully MZhammer is no longer jealous.

 

EDIT: GMMcL, crazy fit!

 

I did manage to get out a couple of times this weekend, and there's a strange coincidence of finds (interesting, not particularly good) but I'll get photos later in natural daylight.

 

 

----------------------------------------

 

Thrift-ish Fits

Was excited about spring finally arriving, so took photos of fits from Thursday, Friday, Saturday last week.  First two were rare occasions that called for a tie, then a picnic.

 

Day 1:

 

Details:

Tie: Zegna, from Brianpore

PS: T&A, thrifted

Shirt: Brandini, $2 at Filene's going-out-of-business

Blazer: Andre Villard, thrifted

Khaki's: BB, from Tubs

Socks: Cole Haan, Marshalls

Shoes: Nettleton shell, e-thrifted

 

 

Day 2:

Detail photos: (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Details:

Tie: Ferragamo, thrifted

PS: Michelson's, C21

Shirt: CT, online introductory deal (below clearance prices)

Belt: Trafalgar, from Westling

Suit: Stafford, thrifted

Watch: from size38R

Shoes: C&J, consignment shop

 

 

Day 3:

 

Details:

Shirt: old BR (baggy, but cool), from barrelntrigger

Belt: Italian full-grain, from local discount store

Shorts: Dockers, thrifted

Flip-flops: Call it Spring, discontinued clearance

 

 

Wow! Wicked fits, man! Nice shirt, too! Are you a size 36? I forget.

post #70572 of 114833
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Nope, Valentino and Versace are real, but ancient.

 

 

 Can you define ancient? Everything I'm finding online suggests 2000's (maybe 90s?). Is that actually ancient?

post #70573 of 114833
I can't even remember where I saw these. I passed on them, but took these pics so y'all could let me know if I blew it.

1. Borsalino makes suits? Pretty sure it was fused.


Then here I though, "that sounds like a name I heard on one o' them intertumblers", then I thought "Made In China", and passed. Are these any good?
post #70574 of 114833
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

A lady I work with is interested in thrifting, and she occasionally goes to thrift stores, so I told her anything she finds I will split the profit with her. Today I leave my office for a second and when I return there are 3 dress shirts on my chair - 1 RLPL, 1 Canali and a Talbott. I guess our CEO put them in the kitchen for anyone who wants them, something he does every once in a while. I also found an awesome purple label, short sleeve linen shirt in a size medium that I'm hoping fits me. Pics later.

RLPL
AppleMark

Canali
AppleMark

Talbott
AppleMark

My personal find for the day, linen:

AppleMark
post #70575 of 114833

Anyone has heard of Warrior footwear or own a pair? I grew up wearing those. I just bought a pair for myself and a pair for my girl at super cheap prices. They have surpassed my love for Converse All Stars! I've just found out they are importing them to Europe and US. Stoked!

 

http://warriorfootwear.com/store.html

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