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post #73186 of 110835
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

But once I got down there, got my first taste of Waffle House (and the entire waffle house experience), rode in a pickup with Tim McGraw on blast, and witnessed the people of WalMart with my own eyes, I fell in love.

Having been in Walmarts in about 20 states, I wholeheartedly endorse that statement. Nothing beats walking through a Walmart Superstore at 2:00AM in the middle of nowhere. Well, perhaps Dollar Stores in small town West Virginia... That beats all!
post #73187 of 110835
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Re: Harris Tweed, I only pick them up anymore when they have a size tag...and a lot of them do not.  Then of course weeding out the ones with any moth damage, I end up buying 1 out of 15 or 20 I come across.  They tend to crop up around here (the South) in batches - see them in spades then gone for 6 or 8 months.

 

You must be near the south as well, to scare up a Muses shirt.  I buy Gitman for myself when I see it and it fits; only Gitman Vintage to flip. 

 

The red tag Tyrwhitt is probably the Sea Island Quality Cotton or whatever they call it now - typically among the more expensive of any of their shirts, and a nice find for CT stuff.  Bonus if it includes the brass collar stays, which they usually do not, even though they all include them when bought new - people keep them when donating.

 

Atlanta as well, but don't worry I'm not really any competition for flippers.  I go once a week for a few hours Saturday mornings on different routes close to home, mostly as a stress reliever.  Yeah the GB for Muses I thought was a neat quasi-historic thing to have - as mentioned it has some weird fabric damage on the back right at the bottom (and on the *back* of the shirt, not the front), so it won't show when worn.  I was thinking purchasing non-my-size-items strictly to potentially start trading on here as there are some items that I know are going to be very difficult to find in my size and so trading through this community will be easier.

 

Only one shirt in this particular batch still had the collar stays, one of the Brooks Brothers and they are only plastic (but with a nice silver BB logo bored.gif)

post #73188 of 110835

Last-minute tips for Berlin?

 

I remember someone saying the thrifting was terrible.

post #73189 of 110835
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Barbera 100% cashmere check 

 

 

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PM me when this goes on eBay!!

post #73190 of 110835
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Had a massive haul when I went down to LA this past week for pleasure and work. My haul came from my clients and some consignment stores.
The great thing about this trip was not only the haul but also that I won $2500 playing cards, which covered my new Stoptech brakes and everything else with some $ leftover icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Will try to post pics when I can but brands such as:

Dsquared2 (3 shirts and 1 of the most awesome cardigan/coat/sweater thing), Kiton, 3 Brioni suits and 1 Brioni unstructured SC, Diana Von Furstenberg, Loub's, Sutor's, RLPL, Gant Michael Bastian, Isaia, MMM, Gucci, 5 pairs of women shoes, 1 womens handbag, Finamore, and more I can't remember.

Pretty much all is available and will be up on B&S or ebay unless if something is worked out.

Cheers


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post #73191 of 110835
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Originally Posted by Pupatl View Post

Bought 8 shirts on Saturday.  I think that's the most I've ever bought in one trip - normally I buy like one or two items total.  It's like someone close enough to my size forgot to pick up their dry cleaning.  Did see what I think was a real Gianni Versace jacket/orphaned suit coat, but sadly the word most likely to have followed "real" in this particular case was "outdated".

Still only buying for myself as not confident yet in my ability to find anything someone besides me would want.  But - I saw more Harris Tweed than usual - I am not a huge fan but I know some guys on here are - are they always worth picking up in terms of interest on here, or are they relatively common?  Not yet ready to start acquiring stock for trading but inching towards it.
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Armani Exchange, vintage Banana Republic (2nd safari-esque in a week -it's more ivory than yellow), 2x Brooks Brothers Makers.  Both the A|X and the Banana Republic have some condition issues - the BR is missing a button (from the middle of the sleeve which is why I didn't see it in the store - I couldn't figure out at first why the spare button was sewn into the middle of the sleeve and then realized it was missing a button on the other sleeve) and has been starched by a dry cleaner to the point of being able to stand on its own.  The A|X has a tear that I did not see until I got home right at the bottom buttonhole, which should go unnoticed when I wear it since I tuck my shirt in.  Yeah I know, A|X, but I like it.

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Charles Tyrwhitt (french cuffs); Canali, Gitman Brothers (for Muses) and Lorenzini (with insane thick MOP buttons).  The GB has some weird sort of pulls, way down at the bottom of the buttons and will not show when the shirt is tucked in.  I may have to move the collar button on the Canali & Lorenzini a touch though I don't wear a tie that often so it may not matter or might use a collar extender rather than messing with moving the buttons.  The blue/silver Lorenzini is my favorite (and was the first shirt I found at this particular store, prompting me to have to get a cart which was good as I racked up the other 7!).  

You're doing it right. Just aim for things that fit you and fill a hole in your wardrobe (or are just too fantastic to leave). It probably won't take long to collect many more shirts and SCs than you need, then you'll have a better eye can start being more discriminating, and you'll surely re-donate some of this stuff. As you learn what you like, and what people on this thread like, you'll get a better sense of what's worth buying to flip.
post #73192 of 110835
So I leave for a few months to get all lawyerly and we've got people in Ferrari's now?? Damn, I shouldn't have fallen off the wagon, I might've had a Bugatti had I stuck with it.

Good to be back though guys, glad to see people are still killing it and doing their thing. Back in NY this summer so I'll probably be doing a bit of thrifting here and there, but also gonna be looking to pick up some staples and maybe some new shoes/shirts. Ended up going through with my plan and finally gained a little weight and mass; the young man is getting grown icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Hope everyone has been doing well, love seeing the posts up here again.
post #73193 of 110835
Some finds:
I’ve found 2 staple navy blazers w/gold buttons in 2 weeks. Both in my size (!) One is a Pal Zileri one that will probably need liner repair. The other is a BB Brooksease that is 3 roll 2 with LP fabric. Because of this, I’ll make available another BB brooksease navy blazer that has served as a major workhorse for me in the trade thread (apolgies for the bad pix, but when I get something for me, I usually take a backseat pix then it goes to the dry cleaners)
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Prada jeans, I think they are 36wx34.
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Nice construction on this shirt and it may be a SWD fave, but not sure.
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Older charcoal E Zegna suit. 48Rish, but untagged.
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BB 1818 pin stripe navy suit with LP fabric. Tagged 48XL.
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Best personal find in a long time: One of you dudes posted a Tincati suit recently. However, the one that was posted was made by Caruso, I think. This Tincati is made by St. Andrews. Maybe Tincati is like R. Lauren that gets several makers to do their stuff. Regardless, this is a great piece. Fully canvassed, 3 roll 2, coveted light grey color, split vents. My size! It did have a small hole in the back but I’m gonna get this reweaved because this is a color I really need.

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post #73194 of 110835
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Mezlans. Gator or Croc. Real or fake?

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I'm no Spoo but I'll say real and gator, since it's missing the iso pores that croc skin has.

post #73196 of 110835
So has anyone found JS homestead for the thread yet?
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Where would a NWOT, drop crotch, twisty legged pair of these rate on the rarity scale (in the US at least)?

post #73198 of 110835
I was like ...







Made in China.

I felt a bit like the Anti-Foo. I left it.

This was five bux. Should I have kopped it? Andhurst. 40R. Cotton. A variety of alternating pastel stripes.

What would I wear it with?


post #73199 of 110835

^^ Dig, what you are wearing right there is fine with that jacket. I dig! COP IT! fing02[1].gif

post #73200 of 110835
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Some finds:
I’ve found 2 staple navy blazers w/gold buttons in 2 weeks. Both in my size (!) One is a Pal Zileri one that will probably need liner repair. The other is a BB Brooksease that is 3 roll 2 with LP fabric. Because of this, I’ll make available another BB brooksease navy blazer that has served as a major workhorse for me in the trade thread (apolgies for the bad pix, but when I get something for me, I usually take a backseat pix then it goes to the dry cleaners)

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Prada jeans, I think they are 36wx34.
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Nice construction on this shirt and it may be a SWD fave, but not sure.
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Older charcoal E Zegna suit. 48Rish, but untagged.
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BB 1818 pin stripe navy suit with LP fabric. Tagged 48XL.
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Best personal find in a long time: One of you dudes posted a Tincati suit recently. However, the one that was posted was made by Caruso, I think. This Tincati is made by St. Andrews. Maybe Tincati is like R. Lauren that gets several makers to do their stuff. Regardless, this is a great piece. Fully canvassed, 3 roll 2, coveted light grey color, split vents. My size! It did have a small hole in the back but I’m gonna get this reweaved because this is a color I really need.

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I've passed on these shirts before due to not my size. If they were, I would cop.

 

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