Zegna (didn't see the wear until I got home)
Dolce & Gabbana
Church's custom grade. Less than perfect condition.
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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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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...
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...
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...
(still haven't pressed the shirt)
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wtf is this weave called?
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)
I thought you anal retentive clothing nerds would appreciate how well I matched my metals and leathers in my accessories
now that the photos have finally loaded i am going out into the field to find some kiton :)
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.
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.More details: (Click to show)
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 Londonissue 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 themedMore detail: (Click to show)
Mallory & Church woolen tie
Woolrich chamois, size L (measures a little smaller)
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.Details: (Click to show)
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!)