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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

I've actually been surprised about the low prices that remain here in Denver.  I'd imagine LA and NYC are quite inflated, but I've yet to see the the adventurous Googler pricing here.

 

Ditto for ATL.  Sure, their "special price" section is stocked full of non-USA made 7FAMK/True Religion/Citizens of Humanity jeans, PRL, NWT Hilfiger and Nautica - that sort of thing - but the gold is still in the racks, man.  IN THE RACKS.  

post #74357 of 121826
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

You're such a mature adult.  Tell me how being unadventurous has made you a morally superior person.

 

Ouch. Why the venom, friend? I never claimed to be a morally superior person, or a mature adult, for that matter. That said, I recall seeing somewhere a quote, I think it might be from PJ O'Rourke but not sure, about what piercings and extensive tattoos say to the larger world. It goes something like this: "When I see someone with body piercings or extensive tattoos, I know instantly that there is absolutely nothing interesting or unique about that individual."

Now, that may be overstating things, but it has the ring of truth, at least to me. And those who care about what they wear, moreso than most folks, should, I think, be attuned to the notion that appearances, if they don't matter, at least say something to the larger world. In my opinion, and at last check I was entitled to one, putting a stickpin through your nose or Frisbees through your earlobes or tattoos on your neck doesn't make one adventurous. Quite the opposite. That sort of thing, I think, tells the world that you are a lemming, or perhaps a sheep. Now, if there weren't a kazillion other people doing the same thing, that might possibly be another matter, but there are a kazillion other people doing the same thing. And a lot of those folks end up one day concluding that they were not being adventurous, they were being stupid, and they end up paying way more to cover up all traces of these bodily alterations than they paid for the alterations in the first place. Don't take my word for it. Have a chat with a plastic surgeon or tattoo removal specialist who has profited handsomely from de-adventuring the allegedly adventurous.

Now, if you want to be adventurous, wear an emblematic tie that reads "Capitalist Tool" to the next meeting with your asshole boss. Or ride a motorcycle way faster than the law allows. Or climb a mountain. Or steal a kiss on the first date. Or drive through Mexico with no road map, schedule or destination. That, my friend, is being adventurous, or at least I think so. Do I feel morally superior because I've done that? No, but I do feel richer for it, much richer than I think I'd feel if I had to put up with a fair percentage of the population staring at my ears every day and thinking WTF.

That's just my opinion. You, of course, are entitled to your own.
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PJ O'Rourke is awesome.
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Only came away with two things I liked myself, and one Brooks Brothers that had a tag I didn't recognize but the lady found quite a few things she liked and wants to dabble in.

 

 

Zanella Shirt XL

 

 

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Burberry Shirt

 

 

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BB Red Fleece? Shirt. The sizing is weird. It doesn't seem to be a size 20

 

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The lady had a lot more success than I did though. I know this is a menswear forum but she was super excited and really wanted me to share it with "the guys on that clothes forum that actually know shit".

 

 

Zanella jacket blazer thing

 

 

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Juicy Couture thing. Grabbed purely cause of the name. No idea on resell value if any.

 

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Brooks Brothers Brown Cotton blazer jacket thing

 

 

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Brooks Brothers orphan from the looks of it. Maybe a blazer. I dunno womans stuff. Gray. 95% Wool 5% Span

 

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Brooks Brothers navy blazer with golden logo buttons. Seems NWOT. Loro Piana as well.

 

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First time she tagged along on a more wide-spread thrift hunt. It was quite fun and I'm sure she'll have a blast baying things, even if she makes a loss.

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

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.
Will do.
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.

I don't want to rain on your parade, but don't come to Canada expecting to find lots of great outdoorswear. I can't speak for Vancouver, but from thrifting in other locations across Canada, quality outdoors wear is hard to find. When it does turn up, it is often worn right out. Also, any fleece or clothing for colder weather is mostly hidden in the back until the colder weather hits.

That being said, Vancouver is one of our largest cities with some large incomes; so you might come away with some nice finds. It might be far easier to flip a nice suit find and just buy whatever patagonia item you're thinking of.
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I'm thinking this is a child's size rather than an adult's?

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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

Only came away with two things I liked myself, and one Brooks Brothers that had a tag I didn't recognize

 

BB Red Fleece? Shirt. The sizing is weird. It doesn't seem to be a size 20

 

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Some gw finds from over the past weekend

A first for me, Charvet x3. A little underwhelmed. At the price point they retail for, I'd say Kiton/Borrelli/Isaia/Loro Piana shirts are a much better choice for quality and hand work

Borrelli, Rag Bone, Corneliani

Zegna x2, Isaia

Vineyard, jpress,RG

faconnable light cotton fits perfect, dunhill linen, bill's khakis

Linen EZ with working cuffs, HF, nordstrom loro piana, Polo corduroy

Italian ostrich Louis Boston

a neat netherlands olympic team shirt, 49ers on field jersey

allen iverson throwback

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My first time posting and my finds over the weekend

Varvatos and Rag & Bone

A few ties

 

A couple of summer weight Oxxfords(First one feels like cotton and the second like silk)

A silk and wool blend Canali

And finally a wool sweater NWT 

It was a pretty good weekend

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Originally Posted by Centuar View Post

My first time posting and my finds over the weekend

good work!!    welcome to the thread.fing02[1].gif

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Excellent finds Centuar. You are now on the road to being crowded out of house and home by thrifted gear you can't bear to part with. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Excellent finds Centuar. You are now on the road to being crowded out of house and home by thrifted gear you can't bear to part with. smile.gif

 

this...sigh...

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Just wondering, and I know this is a very long shot.

I took the Cartier tweed suit I found last weekend to a tailor today. He pointed out that the inner lining has been hand-sewn. That got me wondering who might have made this. Apart from the Cartier label, the only label there is an ACTWU Made in USA label. I don't know much about US makers (can only think of Oxxford and Hickey off the top of my head). Any thoughts on who might have made such a suit for Cartier?
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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

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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

I had to pass on my first ever Brioni today. (Click to show)
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?
There is a forum member, STUBLOOM, (I have no affiliation) who owns a fabric care establishment somewhere in Arizona or New Mexico (I forget which) who can WASH a wool suit in a special process that does not destroy the finish. Not cheap but for those suits, I'd consider it!


Meanwhile, I found this Hermes tie...


...with this attempt to remove a stain that is very noticeable in size and location. (Click to show)

I'll be back that way this morning. At less than $5, should I cop and consign?

Also saw this but I have no clue as to Armani genuine-ity. Also under a fiver. Cop?

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Found this cool Orvis field/safari jacket today. Pretty dope.
post #74370 of 121826
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Just wondering, and I know this is a very long shot.

I took the Cartier tweed suit I found last weekend to a tailor today. He pointed out that the inner lining has been hand-sewn. That got me wondering who might have made this. Apart from the Cartier label, the only label there is an ACTWU Made in USA label. I don't know much about US makers (can only think of Oxxford and Hickey off the top of my head). Any thoughts on who might have made such a suit for Cartier?

There is a sportcoat on Ebay right now with a combo label from Botany 500.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exquisite-VTG-Tweed-Botany-500-Cartier-Plaid-Men-Sport-Jacket-Blazer-38-L-/281128100779?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item41748a63ab

Perhaps whoever made the Botany pieces back then made yours, but to a higher level. Most of the Botany things I see are pretty terrible, save for the early Daroff pieces.
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