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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

i havent even seen socks at a thrift store yet!

I have seen socks. And pajamas. And underwear. I've never bought them. I've said it before: I do not buy unmentionables secondhand.

These were new at TJ Maxx.

Cap: Those shamorcks would have been PERFECT.

I'm thinking what I want are brass colored buttons that look like actual buttons. I think that would look killer, esp with maybe a slightly contrast colored stitching on some or all of the buttons.

Brag for me. Hit my local over the weekend and picked up some trafalgars. As part of their $2 per bag special. Along with this killer waistcoat (that's too small and available)
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But that's not the best part. Found out that they were putting out brand new inventory today. Here's what I found:
Daks 6 over 2 double breast, dual vent, ticket pocket blazer. Available.
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St. Laurie glenplaid jacket. I say jacket because I'm pretty sure it's an orphan. Now, why would I mention this here? As an object lesson on what happens when you thrift in a rush. My eyes saw "St. Laurie." My brain read "San Andrea" or St. Andrews. Oops.
It fits me well. I will likely troll the store for a couple of weeks looking for the trou. Failing that, I will try to swap the buttons for some brown horn, hoping to make it a SC, but I think the pattern is too muted to pull off.
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But this is the gem of the day. Noname tweed suit, ticket pocket, dual vent, flat front, reasonably proportioned trousers.
NOT MY FREAKING SIZE, DAMMIT!!
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Now, if I only knew someone who was a 40L and could rock the everloving hell out of a suit like this......

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I do however get bothered by the removed tag thing. especially if I don't even realize it is missing and I look the asshole who removed it when I get to the register.
What I hate is when the tag rips itself off when I'm in the process of shopping. Especially at this one notorious 'Will that literally refuses to sell anything without a tag. They won't even price for you. They take it to the back and won't put it out again until the next day.
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I do however get bothered by the removed tag thing. especially if I don't even realize it is missing and I look the asshole who removed it when I get to the register.
What I hate is when the tag rips itself off when I'm in the process of shopping. Especially at this one notorious 'Will that literally refuses to sell anything without a tag. They won't even price for you. They take it to the back and won't put it out again until the next day.

I've more then one put tags back into things like a tweed jacket or sweater where they have fallen out of. uhoh.gif

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Oh yeah and there was this thing.

 







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OK no one has commented on this...I've seen guys go ape shit over old A S and this one is still recent as far as these go. I say.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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OK no one has commented on this...I've seen guys go ape shit over old A S and this one is still recent as far as these go. I say.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

This may sound dumb but I'm pretty sure I passed a few vintage Anderson & Sheppard Saville Row blazers or suits today without knowing their value. Is there any specific kind or tag that I need to look for? Is anything Saville Row valuable? (for reselling on e-bay?)

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This may sound dumb but I'm pretty sure I passed a few vintage Anderson & Sheppard Saville Row blazers or suits today without knowing their value. Is there any specific kind or tag that I need to look for? Is anything Saville Row valuable? (for reselling on e-bay?)

GO.

BACK.

NOW.

Wait outside. Or break in.

Tehy do well resale but more importantly, they're sartorial history. Tehy're museum pieces. They're works of art.

Insta kop grail level stuff.

Only reason I didn't comment here is because I already PMed him.

Asn for your other question, "Is everything Savile Row valuable," that's a harder one to answer. Some SR houses now do crap ready to wear stuff. Even that tends to have decent resale, but it's less grail level. Anderson has never sold out; still do true bespoke -- as in, no template, cut to your exact proportions, not just custom/mtm stuff. Huntsman and Poole are also legendary. Gieves gets a lot of airtime, but they have TONS of licensed stuff, so you have to be careful. Do your homework; read up -- especially the early portions of this thread. (Yes, all of it).
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Do excuse the poor images, I'm on vacation with the missus and had a look around in a large (well, with Swedish numbers) city close to her parents (who we are visiting before heading over the pond on Wednesday).

Most everything was overpriced crap, but I did manage to find a nice french vintage knit by Armor-Lux. Very tight weave, heavy and sauna hot.
I thought it fit me, but I didn't get much approval. Gave it to her dad (granted, it does look better on him), besides, he hunts quite a bit and I figure he'll probably use it more than I will.


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Also found first ever Oxxford. Stuff like this never shows up in Sweden (on the other hand, I didn't think RMFB would turn up either)

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However, much too small for me. Sloppy patch on a hole, and someone has stripped out the lining. GAAAAAAAH.

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Left it at the store.

Anyone heard of this brand?


Nice fabric, weird double buttoning on collar. A bit too tight in the cuffs, so no cop. Edit: I just found this. I hope this David Mason isn't the same as that David Mason. In which case, I might have made a boo-boo. http://www.londoncollections.co.uk/men/designers_profile.aspx?DesignerID=2077

Edit 2: Probably is. Just found this: "Anthony Sinclair operates under the creative control of British designer David Mason. His career began as a shirtmaker in his native home of Manchester in North West England from where, in the early 1990's, he was making regular trips to London, Paris and New York, furnishing private clients with handmade bespoke shirts and neckties.".
Guess bespoke explains the tight cuffs.
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oops, double
Edited by GMMcL - 8/13/13 at 4:45am
post #77363 of 102654
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Originally Posted by OliT View Post

However, much too small for me. Sloppy patch on a hole, and someone has stripped out the lining. GAAAAAAAH.
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That lining wasn't stripped. that's just how Oxxofrd half lined jackets (and most were; the wool they generally used was very heavy and warm) look, with all the handwork visible for the world to see.
post #77364 of 102654
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That lining wasn't stripped. that's just how Oxxofrd half lined jackets (and most were; the wool they generally used was very heavy and warm) look, with all the handwork visible for the world to see.

I was contemplating if that could be the case, however, I found some loose threads and visible pinholes on the edges of the lining, which made me think it could be the case. Good to know that it wasn't so.
Also, the poorly mended hole makes me feel less bad for leaving it.
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Vintage Florsheim shoes. Are these flip worthy?

700

Depends on your tolerance for smaller sales.  I still have no prob making a few bucks off shirts/pants, so for me Florsheim is worth it.  Plus those are pretty sweet looking IMO.  Also spent a whole day Sunday cleaning up 16pr or shoes for flip.  Already paying off.  Hoping to sell the Lobb soon.biggrin.gif

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found a wonderful vintage harrods of london top hat in dallas at b4 downtown vintage shop in dallas,will post pics later 

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I only had time for one stop today... I'd had my eye on these Tori Richard shirts for a few weeks. They certainly aren't my size, but someone out there will love them.

 

2X Tori Richard long-sleeve shirts (green one is cotton lawn, the other is 70%silk/30% cotton). Both are XXL

 

 

 

 

Brooks Brothers seersucker pants -34x32

 

 

post #77368 of 102654
since it won't let me quote right now, I'm just going to say:

I admit I made a rookie mistake (by poorly hiding something/leaving it)

But the cord jacket wasn't even my size and probably would have ended up being traded to Wes anyway.

Wes always finds the good stuff.

I know Wes has some goodies in my size & I have some goodies to trade smile.gif


what's with all these meet ups? There needs to be huge east coast get together.
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Not much...but here it is! Boss suede belt

 

 

Cotton/hemp NWT t-shirt

 

 

And Michele Negri linen SC, didn't know the brand but it fits great. Looks like a lot of hand stitching, working cuffs, got a nice "washed" look

 

 

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post #77370 of 102654
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I have seen socks. And pajamas. And underwear. I've never bought them. I've said it before: I do not buy unmentionables secondhand.

I've never bought socks or underwear, but have definitely bought pajamas. I don't put them in the same category. And the pajamas I bought were bespoke Ascot Chang. Hehe
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