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post #70936 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

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

Cant you get a pair of AE Park Aves and polish the shit out of them in the meantime as a stopgap?
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Originally Posted by 46n2 View Post

Forgive me for being late, but I wanted to congratulate Mr Spoo on his spectacular thrift and amazing story ! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.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.

Thanks buddy! And yes, its wicked fast.
post #70937 of 110792
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Originally Posted by 46n2 View Post


My thrifting bux pay for my son's daycare. Small steps....
My thrifting bux pay for my Mexican food addiction, golf, furniture, clothes furniture and vintage advertising I don't need, and tuition
Also take a gander at this thing I just bought on ebay

Also I just thrifted an almost full set of cobra golf clubs with extra long shafts and the original bag they had only a little bit of use and are less than 5 years old I have been looking for a set for forever thank god of thrift stores carrying things other than clothes especially sets of golf clubs for 29.99
I will post pics when I get home I am busy playing halo right now at a friends house
post #70938 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I will post pics when I get home I am busy playing halo right now at a friends house

 

God damnit I miss high school. 

post #70939 of 110792
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Cant you get a pair of AE Park Aves and polish the shit out of them in the meantime as a stopgap?
Thanks buddy! And yes, its wicked fast.
In my opinion it is more of a sin to wear captoes with a tux than non shiny plaintoes but I do have a pair of Bostonian captoes that are corrected grain but polish to a mirror shine if you think those are a better option?
post #70940 of 110792
Found these Brooks Brothers opera pumps in my size...but check out that scrape. Are they beyond help?

AppleMark



At $20, I could live with the flaw being noticeable, as long as they turned out somewhat decent after a little TLC. Just wasn't sure what could be done with the patent leather, so I passed on them.
post #70941 of 110792
CONGRATULATIONS SPOO!!!!!
post #70942 of 110792

Had the best luck I've ever had thrifting today. Hit up a new VV that opened on the other end of the city.

 

Pair of Florsheim Imperial penny loafers, I think they're cordovan. 9D, available.

 

 

 

 

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Allen Edmonds "Wendell" size 8.5 E, available

 

 

 

 

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A few ties:

 

Canali

 

 

 

 

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Robert Talbott "Best Of Class"

 

 

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Anyone need an ascot?

 

 

 

 

 

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Versace (hope it's legit)

 

 

 

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Cool patchwork madras driving cap

 

 

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Shirts & sweater:

old Polo shortsleeve for summer

 

 

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Eton Contemporary Fit 17/43 (available)

 

 

 

 

 

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Old-school Lacoste polo, made in France

 

 

 

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Neiman Marcus (is their house-brand Made In China stuff worth anything, or should I exchange this?)

 

 

 

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Ballantyne sweater

 

 

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And a few jackets:

 

Arnold Brant bamboo 46R (nothing special but pretty much new), available

 

 

 

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Samuelsohn cashmere blazer, included polyester square in pic fistbump.gif needs a bit of cleanup but nice on the whole. 41L, available after I get it cleaned

 

 

 

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And the single biggest thrift score I've ever had...

 

Good looking coat, hacking pockets, ticket pocket, nice pick stitching, 3 roll 2

 

 

Hey, a little boutonniere loop and some surgeon cuffs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man, this thing is soft... is it cashmere too? Who made it?

 

 

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In my size to boot. Not sure if it's an orphan, searched high and low for trousers to no avail. 

Regardless, I was all

 

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post #70943 of 110792

Yeah shog[1].gif. I do feel self-conscious wearing that jacket. I've pretty much stopped wearing all of the too-big jackets I have unless they fit well with a sweater underneath; this is the only exception as it's one of only 3 summer-weight sport coats that I have.  I try to convince myself that it's less important when it's seersucker, but I guess I'm not fooling anyone. As for the pants, well, that's a different story.  Slim-fitting pants are almost always too tight in the seat and pull at the pockets.  I've mostly stopped buying stuff now, and will slowly add funds to the "let me finally get this thing tailored" coffer, but of course I always fluctuate in weight +/- a size so it's even harder for me to convince myself of that...  I don't know what the deal is with the suspenders, but they seem, unsurprisingly, very well made, some of them obviously dating to before '91 (W. Germany).  I guess the lederhosen hypothesis makes sense.

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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?

 

I was thinking the same.  I kind of like the ones you're wearing in the photo, if they would polish up nicely, but failing that captoe would be fine.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Cant you get a pair of AE Park Aves and polish the shit out of them in the meantime as a stopgap?

 

Ha, I know what you mean.  When I was growing up, every time I got a sports physical the first thing they would do is reach for my thyroid, which annoyed the hell out of me.  Now I'm finally within a normal BMI range, but unfortunately for me that's probably not all muscle....

Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post
Hey I am finally within the "normal" weight range for my height for the first time in my life so be nice

 

 

Oh, and I neglected to say it since I'd be just one more in the sea of praise, but congrats on the car, Spoo!  Now your Versace will look more at home in an Italian ride.

post #70944 of 110792
[/quote] Now I'm finally within a normal BMI range, but unfortunately for me that's probably not all muscle....
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Yeah I am 5% body fat and deceptively strong I actually have started hustling people in arm wrestling to add some cash to my thrifting coffers
post #70945 of 110792

NWT Pal Zileri x 2? Sure! Not pictured is similar but navy and went to my brother. This one has a teeny pull so keeping.

 

post #70946 of 110792
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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

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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.


That is an awesome find. Love the Mercury Dime cuff links also. One of these days I am going to break down and buy a pair.
post #70947 of 110792
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

 

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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... shog%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

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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AppleMark

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...

AppleMark

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...

 

 

 

AppleMark

(still haven't pressed the shirtshog%5B1%5D.gif)

 

 

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wtf is this weave called? 

AppleMark

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)

AppleMark

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

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

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

Make sure to bring a box of condoms with you to the ball.

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Originally Posted by CesarC View Post

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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

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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

You are clear for take off with those lapels! biggrin.gif

post #70948 of 110792
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post


And the single biggest thrift score I've ever had...

Good looking coat, hacking pockets, ticket pocket, nice pick stitching, 3 roll 2
 



Hey, a little boutonniere loop and some surgeon cuffs!






Man, this thing is soft... is it cashmere too? Who made it?

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SCORE! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70949 of 110792
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post #70950 of 110792
Ran across a really neat Ferragamo tie.



Saw this hat and it felt incredibly substantial when I picked it up.



Not really my style, but I flipped it over and looked at the inside of the brim. Whoot.



Also wished I still played tennis, as I found a minty Head Flexpoint 6.
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