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Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

I saw this when I was out the other day, does anyone recognize it? I have no idea beyond Hermes and Charvet who makes ties in France.

Leonard Paris. (Not that that's a Leonard Paris, idk).
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Not ALWAYS, but usually.... hence http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/Main-street-bakery-reopens-now-serving-Starbucks

And I'll add, just in general, not directed at anyone.

95% of the items in the store are still at Thrift Prices! The person who is going in to look for a coat to keep them warm in the winter could care less about the 5% of the items that are now priced higher. Only here where people are looking for top name brands and care just as much about the label then as to what the item actually is are concerned with a thrift store marking up prices. Is $65 for a used tie too much, maybe but the other 50 ties they have at $2.99 or whatever will work just fine for the person who needs a tie for an interview. They are only increasing prices on a small fraction of the items which they have every right to do.

$2.99 for a tie? Greedheads.
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

okay, cross post from another thread. but thought i should post here. to upset the "traditionalists".

a thrift fit.........

 

Jeans : nudie slims. black stone wash.

Belt : Mont Blanc.  Black/ silver Charriol buckle.

t-shirt : a cheap plain grey one.

Shoes : converse all-stars ,Black leather.

Jacket : Isaia napoli , grey / red pinstripe.

socks : charcaol with red toe/heels.

cap : a cheap grey herringbone.

watch : vintage seiko marvel,  (1958) black band.

 

mostly thrifted, total cost..... $300.   sorry about the bad picture. and jean crinkle.lol8[1].gif

 

Wow, are those the slim jims? If so I'm glad I didn't kop when looking for skinnyish jeans a while back. No offense at all to you, the outfit looks good apart from the cap, but man those jeans don't look very slim.

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Who was it that was making their own pocket squares recently?

 

I have an out of commission blazer with the buttons already harvested. The silk lining is a thing of beauty, and it would be a shame to waste it,

 

I made one a while back out of a linen shirt but purposely kept the edges unrolled. Turned out pretty well. If I were you, I'd just detach the lining at the back and go for it. There are a couple of AskAndy threads about making a PS that are pretty helpful.

 

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Another one bites the dust. One of my better stops now has someone googling just about every brand they get in as a donation. They had a couple of ferragamo ties and one Hermes tie separated from the other ties. They were priced at $65.

 

At least they separated them. What really gets my goat is when you're wading through a stuffed rack full of crap only to finally find something good, and discover it's been marked up exorbitantly. If you're going to charge eBay prices, at least don't make me slog for it.

 

Having said that, guys the people who work at these stores are generally pretty clueless about menswear and in many cases about retail as well. Nine times out of then it works in our favour.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Not ALWAYS, but usually.... hence http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/Main-street-bakery-reopens-now-serving-Starbucks

 

And I'll add, just in general, not directed at anyone.

 

95% of the items in the store are still at Thrift Prices! The person who is going in to look for a coat to keep them warm in the winter could care less about the 5% of the items that are now priced higher. Only here where people are looking for top name brands and care just as much about the label then as to what the item actually is are concerned with a thrift store marking up prices. Is $65 for a used tie too much, maybe but the other 50 ties they have at $2.99 or whatever will work just fine for the person who needs a tie for an interview. They are only increasing prices on a small fraction of the items which they have every right to do.

Wait? So Walt is alive? The bold above is part of my point, he is probably rolling over in his grave. But I agree with your statement, so carry on.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


 Nice finds on the Craft jackets... And that Patagonia is as sweet as a Tim Horton's Canadian Maple donut (sorry, I've got Canada on my mind as I plan our trip from Boston to Nova Scotia)!

Thank you, sir. I've never been to Canaduh, so I can't say I really understand that reference. I'd love to check out Whistler, though... Always exciting to find vintage outdoorsy stuff like the Patagonia, as that stuff is pretty uncommon in Florida--for obvious reasons. Hopefully it'll get cool enough to wear it at least a couple times this year.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I think I speak for everyone when I say....more pics of that lining please.

Will do.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Damn 330! Kilt it once again! Everything is drool-worthy, but that chesterfield........ your size? shog[1].gif

No. frown.gif I'd rock the shit out of it this winter, but it should bring some good coin, which is always good, too.
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Found this Barney's jacket.

jacket felt really nice.so i bought it

is good?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also found this nice repro pant

the store is now defunct

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^^

That Barney's jacket is good if you're running an orphanage.
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Deadboy, they could be straight leg. which is why i like them. but checking them online led me to believe they were slim jims.  happy with them, they are super comfortable.

thanks for the fit compliments.

also i will never!!!   wear "skinny jeans"  as i need some room for my junk.  lol8[1].gif     nothing like sitting down or kneeling and the seam apparently kicks you in the balls..ffffuuuu.gif

being able to get my wallet/cellphone out of the pockets is a plus too.

 

 

 

i'm sure somebody would adopt that Barney's jacket, the fabric is too nice to be homeless.

it would look great if tailored to fit the next owner.

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

Deadboy, they could be straight leg. which is why i like them. but checking them online led me to believe they were slim jims.  happy with them, they are super comfortable.

thanks for the fit compliments.

also i will never!!!   wear "skinny jeans"  as i need some room for my junk.  lol8[1].gif     nothing like sitting down or kneeling and the seam apparently kicks you in the balls..ffffuuuu.gif

being able to get my wallet/cellphone out of the pockets is a plus too.

Seriously! I can't fit my iphone in some of my jeans and need to only bring cash and a cc card - no wallet.

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Anyone have a clue on these? Found in the baptistry of an old church my uncle was working on. And yes, they said he could take them biggrin.gif All they say is LIberty Designed Trousers and were worn by one tall, skinny sumbich, They measure around a 28x33 cuffed! Are they Navy issue perhaps?





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I had to pass on my first ever Brioni today. Not my size, and I just don't know how much demand there is for a double breasted suit with rose colored pinstripes and egregiously pee-stained trousers. Also, is "Roman Style" legit, or some kind of diffusion?

PASS.

This Corneliani was more interesting, with the less usual 4 buttons and more traditional colors, but was equally pee stained.

PASS
I almost took pictures of the trouser lining to make my point, but I hope that wasn't really necessary.
1OTCK: let me know if you want to try having them cleaned, and I'll tell you where to find them.

Luckily, I also found my SECOND ever Brioni today, and while it is also quite well-worn, the stains look more like age and sweat than anything nastier. I bought it to flip, but the lining is tearing at the armpits, and it is pretty aged, and, lo and behold, it pretty-near fits me, has cool MOP buttons and will fit great after a visit to a tailor. I think. Opinions?


Label wizards - this doesn't look like the other Brioni tags I've seen. Is it just an old version?
Edited by Tyrone MacStiophain - 7/2/13 at 4:44pm
post #74322 of 113225
So today was one of those days where I only found one thing (probably due to the fact that it seemed everyone had the day off from work and was at the thrift stores), but it felt like I had a crazy huge haul with just one item. It's one of my favorite thrift finds to date.

A vintage, possibly unworn (mint, no signs of wear at all) 1940's red/black plaid wool shirt. Has cool two-hole buttons, longer point collar and collar tab. Fits me like a glove! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

It was made in Duluth, Minn. which has become a major tourist town in the past 20 or so years but prior to that it was a big hub for manufacturing and such. The label says Zenith on it (one of many nicknames for the city is The Zenith City) and features the iconic lift bridge which is still there today and is a big attraction. Really cool because not only is it a really neat shirt in my size, but it ties to one of my favorite places in Minnesota to visit.

I've figured it's definitely pre-1946 as according to this online document from the U of M, it says the Minnesota Woolen Company acquired Mendenhall Graham Co. and operated it as the Minnesota Manufacturing Co.

http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemhc/guides/s3758.htm






Edited by Nataku - 7/2/13 at 4:37pm
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Brioni is legit, just very old.
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Yay!
So looking closer at this tag, am I correct in believing it's from 1973?
post #74325 of 113225
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

I am picturing this, with a nice Hermes tie of course and some Luciano Barbera pants. The collar should be cut from a Brioni spread collar and the shoes I am thinking barefoot.

No need to post my own photos now that pretty much nails my body type
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