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First off, you guys are awesome! Some great finds lately. I just finished the Texas Bar Exam yesterday and reading this thread was one of the things that got my through all those long and painful days and nights of studying. Thank you all!!! Today I finally was able to go out into the field again. Felt great!! Got some NWT Uniqlo and Ralph Lauren sweaters, and also got a very nice Brooks Brothers wool pea coat (not really sure what it's called, it might be a trench coat but I'm not quite sure of the correct term). At my third and final stop, I popped my Kiton cherry!!! Have only been at this since March!!



Best part, it was only $1.50!!!!
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Zegna 15 mil
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Davide Cenci x Cantarelli
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Davide Cenci x ??? but this thing has hand stitching everywhere...
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Truzzi with hand-set sleeves
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Finamore for your female
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VV shirt
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If someone wants this, you have to promise you'll wear it better than most of the people in the odd vest thread...
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Derek Rose pajamas
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GIANT RL linen & silk FU shirt
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Burberry polo made in Great Britain
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Some sweet jeans. I bet Martinigirl would look great in these.
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Ducks
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Tommy Bahama tie for alcoholics
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So trad it hurts: Made in England madder for Andover Shop
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Same guy as the Davide Cenci - Milan bespoke shirts in a small size. Some have monograms, but it's just a small "SS" on the left in the gut area. Just tell people you're in the secret service.
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Three more



Now on to more cool shit that fits me:

Stephens Brothers shirt. Not the best quality shirt I own, but the fabric is nice and it's cut slim.
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It's no Gieves & Hawkes, but it is some obscure Italian company's interpretation of a Norfolk with the business card from the store and the extra buttons in the pocket icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I've been returning religiously to the store where I found that 1960s Chicago bespoke tux that fit me perfectly, and finally found another piece that also fits perfectly. It even goes well with the tux.

But the best part is, there is no way this can be any ordinary wool, or even a pedestrian cashmere. It's lighter than a Chinese gymnast and is so soft it makes you want to strip off your clothes and wear it inside out. I may be delusional, but I think it's at least part Vicuña, if not 100%. It has the same texture as the Vicuña blend coat I found the other day, but is so much softer. This George Mashbitz guy knew what he was doing--this and the tux are in the top 10 best constructed pieces I've picked up from any other name.

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And finally, a gift from a friend.

This guy was a great mentor to me while I was studying music in collegea couple of years ago. Amazing conductor, musician, and mentor. He mentored a few members of the Chicago Symphony, including a principal chair, and even conducted the Chicago Brass in Chicago a few times.

He is a fellow stereophile and had asked my opinion on upgrading his stereo about a year back. We ultimately decided on a set of Magnepan MG 3.7 and Mark Levinson amplifiers, and he would reuse some components. I took his Accoustats and Threshold power amp into the store as trades and installed his new equipment. Sick.

So he calls me a week or so ago and said he has a bunch of stuff he wants to sell, since he's retired now and wants more space.

I go today and most of it is stuff that wouldn't interest the forum, but some electronics. He upgraded a few components we'd talked about, including a new Marantz NA-11S1 and Audio Research tube Pre-amplifier.
Incredible stuff.


So I get to keep this...


Get your skeet rags ready...


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post #76683 of 124800
^^ so much awesome all up in there, CK.
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post #76685 of 124800
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And my favorite:
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Now, if I only had a turntable....

 

Whoa. My girlfriend thrifted this album last week. We also don't have a turntable though. She wants to use it as a creepy apartment decoration. 

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Lots of great stuff on that haul. I LOVE this bag though. I bet my girl would flip if I found that.

post #76687 of 124800
I've never heard of the brand and I can't find anything on da Bay. Does that mean it's MEGARARE WOW or shitty Chinese shit?



post #76688 of 124800
If I can't find anything on eBay I usually do a quick forums search here. Usually the item in question is crap but I've also picked up a few obscure yet highly desirable gems that way.
post #76689 of 124800
A few finds this morning:

Gant Rugger The Hugger (XL) and Jack Spade (L)



Spurr Cotton/Linen Jeans (36)



Vintage Cashmere Overcoat
post #76690 of 124800
Today's been a total waste of time... All I picked up was a pair of flip flops at 1/20th of retail price. Some pics for the scavenger hunt thing though...
post #76691 of 124800
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Whoa. My girlfriend thrifted this album last week. We also don't have a turntable though. She wants to use it as a creepy apartment decoration. 

A guy named Chris Bickel (any '90s punk/HC fans may remember him from In/Humanity and Guyana Punch Line) collects copies of Whipped Cream. He has hundreds.

post #76692 of 124800
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A guy named Chris Bickel (any '90s punk/HC fans may remember him from In/Humanity and Guyana Punch Line) collects copies of Whipped Cream. He has hundreds.

Wow there's 2 band names I haven't thought of since my early 2000s punk zine reading days
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a little project I worked on yesterday...

my mannequin didn't have a covering for the head and there was a bunch of staples and foam and stuff sticking out and it looked gross

so I cut a piece of wood (we don't have a band saw so I had to use a hand saw it sucked) used a wood burner to put my initials in it then treated it and glued it on, imho I think it looks pretty cool

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Not much out there today, but at least most of what I got was 1/2 off. 

 

Gitman, BB X Slim, Paul Stuart, Bill's

 

Barbour vest, RRL selvedge

 

Orvis down & feather filled (NA)

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a little project I worked on yesterday...


my mannequin didn't have a covering for the head and there was a bunch of staples and foam and stuff sticking out and it looked gross
so I cut a piece of wood (we don't have a band saw so I had to use a hand saw it sucked) used a wood burner to put my initials in it then treated it and glued it on, imho I think it looks pretty cool

Looks real good. And, it would a good deterrent for someone stealing your .jpg's.
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