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post #70921 of 125348
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I know, I think this is my first time seeing an AC suit.

They're pretty damn nice! I found about 10 of them last summer. I wonder what base retail price for a suit is from them.....
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post

Under the heading of cool rather than remunerative, I found a guy at a local flea market with probably 1,000+ belts heaped on several tables. He had a lot of true vintage '60s/'70s stuff, and also some nice western hand-tooled belts from the same era. Probably some '50s stuff, too, but I'm not an expert at dating leather. Before buying them all, I wanted to pick up a few and check out the market. Here are the six that I came away with today. $3 each, and a signed Al Stohlman at the bottom:



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Very cool. I've always been a fan of these old tooled leather belts. I figure at $3 a piece you could easily get $15-$20 base price on the bay. Of course the cooler and more desirable pieces would be way more.
post #70922 of 125348
Not too much today

Some versace headed to Spoo


An EZ 1/4 lined, unpadded, patch pocketed, dual vented, 3/2 rolled, washed cotton jacket. In my size biggrin.gif. I've been trying to thrift a jacket like this for over a year. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Hans that looks like real croc for sure
post #70924 of 125348
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Hans that looks like real croc for sure

Thanks, that was my thought as well.
post #70925 of 125348

Shirts

 

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Carrot and Gibbs grosgrain bowtie. 

 

 

Awesome Zegna linen shacket for summertime. 

 

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Bonkers PRL suede pants w/ button fly, cargo pants, button strap in cuffs. Heavy. 

 

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post #70926 of 125348
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

Not too much today

An EZ 1/4 lined, unpadded, patch pocketed, dual vented, 3/2 rolled, washed cotton jacket. In my size biggrin.gif. I've been trying to thrift a jacket like this for over a year. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Daaaaaaaaannnnng!
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duplicate.
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@Nat re: that tent, It's an A-Frame with just 2 poles. I'm taking it to up north Wisconsin this coming weekend to test it out before it comes out west with us. I'll snap some photos. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70929 of 125348
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


They're pretty damn nice! I found about 10 of them last summer. I wonder what base retail price for a suit is from them.....

 

huh I wouldn't think their suits would be nice given that it is very hard to find a tailor that does both suits and shirt equally well (also the ls button down popovers ascot chang made for the armory give me a boner)

anyway I took a little bit better pictures of my black tie rig, hopefully more than one person will respond this time... shog[1].gif

 

 

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I am getting slightly better at tying bow-ties...

also I really freaking love this shirt, spread collar french cuff covered placket is super versatile I would be happy only owning this and a light blue button down collar shirt

 

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no fucking clue about this brand but I love the 60s looking geometric patterns in the lining

the roped and slightly extended shoulders really add some weight to my silhouette (not everything can be soft shouldered and Italian right?)

also I love the lower button stance that buttons right at my belly button

some of you might like dual vents on a tux but I am glad this is ventless

overall the only things I would change about this jacket would be to give it red Dracula esque lining, turnback cuffs and slightly wider lapels, but I honestly don't think anyone at my senior ball would notice these details anyways...

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I swapped out to fabric covered buttons I sourced on the bay

this is also probably the most accurate photo of the actual color of the suit...

 

 

 

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(still haven't pressed the shirtshog[1].gif)

 

 

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wtf is this weave called? 

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these shoes don't polish any brighter and it is annoying :( also I like the subtle brougeing it elevate the shoe above a normal boring old plain-toe (note to myself I need some real socks that are not from uniqlo)

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I thought you anal retentive clothing nerds would appreciate how well I matched my metals and leathers in my accessories 

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now that the photos have finally loaded i am going out into the field to find some kiton :)

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Damn, everybody is killing it!  Ian, be sure to post in the Thrift Thread Fits: Formal Wear thread, the outfit looks solid.  suited, I've had to deal with snakes many times, but only once with a poisonous one (cottonmouth) -- it's all about keeping a cool head and staying calm and collected.  Looks like you took care of it, but it looks pretty gross.

 

 

UNAVAILABLE

 

Ok, this one isn't a thrift purchase, but was at 50% sidewalk sale and I know some of you are into woodworking.  Have been looking for a cufflink box for a while, and the purple heart won me over even though I feel guilty buying it.

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Look at that craftmanship!

 

Hickey Freeman tie (one was just posted like this, in monochrome, also from Marshalls)

 

Academic institution ties

 

Ann Taylor silk blouses for the GF

 

wooden massager for the plantar fascia (Fueco knows what I'm talking about)

 

3x silk Trafalgar, 1 cloth made in W. Germany

 

 

Available (unless otherwise marked)

 

2 cloth Trafalgar, 1 cloth Liberty of London

issue with the middle one: (Click to show)

I later realized the adjustor clasp is missing, but this can easily be swapped from another. The Liberty of London one is wearing out, so maybe could swap from that one or one of the uglier ones below.

 

1 no-name, 2 made in Germany

 

Faconnable made in Italy, size M

 

 

Anybody into hunting & fishing? I have 3 things for you... (all from different places, btw)

 

NWT Wathne made in USA silk vest, fishing themed

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Mallory & Church woolen tie

 

Woolrich chamois, size L (measures a little smaller)

 

 

Thrift Fit

 

Wore this to a daytime reception with lots of big-wigs who've met me before, but I knew everyone else was going to be above my pay-grade but without any real authority over me, so F it.

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Details:

jacket: no-name 1970's washable seersucker, from capnwes

shirt: Lord & Taylor, going out of business sale

PS: made in Italy silk, from GMMcL

belt: Coach, from Fueco

pants: BB, from tubs

socks: Pantherella green merino, Marshalls

shoes: 1970's J&M Aristocraft lizard-skin, eBay

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Of course, like everyone else, I have my eye on what Spoo is collecting....

 

For a 6'2", 40L kinda guy, you gotta couple there that caught my eye even more than usual!

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Hi - just wanted to thank everyone for all of the fantastic information in this thread, which I have been reading now for 3 weeks (I'm through early December).   I have found a number of items that I would not have known to pick up over those last weeks and have become very much interested in thrifting as a hobby; as soon as most of my good finds are back from the tailor I will post pictures.    I seem to have had more luck with trousers that require hemming *shrug*.  For the time being I'm just buying items in my size, so that has also kept a lid on the purchases.  At least for now.   Look for a more graphic/picture-filled post soon (though the pictures will not be as professional as many of you guys!)

post #70933 of 125348
Ian - you are a string bean man. lol. Looks good from the ankles up. Blue socks are a serious no and the shoes are far too casual for the tux. Otherwise very nice.

Cesar - thats some volume in that fit man. smile.gif

Whats the story with all the suspenders from Germany? I find them too all the time. Lederhosen?
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Originally Posted by Garasaki View Post

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Of course, like everyone else, I have my eye on what Spoo is collecting....

For a 6'2", 40L kinda guy, you gotta couple there that caught my eye even more than usual!

Thats my size...but im kind of..um.. broke this week. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Pupatl View Post

Hi - just wanted to thank everyone for all of the fantastic information in this thread, which I have been reading now for 3 weeks (I'm through early December).   I have found a number of items that I would not have known to pick up over those last weeks and have become very much interested in thrifting as a hobby; as soon as most of my good finds are back from the tailor I will post pictures.    I seem to have had more luck with trousers that require hemming *shrug*.  For the time being I'm just buying items in my size, so that has also kept a lid on the purchases.  At least for now.   Look for a more graphic/picture-filled post soon (though the pictures will not be as professional as many of you guys!)

Welcome to the thread and looking forward!
post #70934 of 125348
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Ian - you are a string bean man. lol. Looks good from the ankles up. Blue socks are a serious no and the shoes are far too casual for the tux. Otherwise very nice
Hey I am finally within the "normal" weight range for my height for the first time in my life so be nice
I am stealing a pair of actual socks that are black from my dad for ball the blue socks were just what I was wearing that day. I literally have no other options for formalish shoes besides a pair of black shell Alden tassels and black Alden captoe brogues both of which are even more casual. I don't really want to buy tuxedo slippers or patent leather oxfords that I would only wear a couple times I found a couple pairs under 50 I kept talking myself out of pulling the trigger frown.gif
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Forgive me for being late, but I wanted to congratulate Mr Spoo on his spectacular thrift and amazing story ! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

My thrifting bux pay for my son's daycare. Small steps....

 

Congrats again Spoo. And be careful! Very fast car as I'm sure you know now.

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