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post #77461 of 102799
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post

Just finished playing it through a couple months ago... moving on to FFVII (for the first time, embarrassingly)

Oh dear, prepare to have a few months of your life tied up in that one. nod[1].gif Part III for SNES is still my favorite though.
post #77462 of 102799
My first Corneliani:


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And a very cool HT for $1 at the GW outlet store--I don't think it was ever worn. I don't even care that it's LE, but I do wish that it fit:


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post #77463 of 102799

My firm is in the process of opening an office in LA, seriously considering applying for the same role that I do here... wouldn't particularly help my career, but the thrifting and being close to the beach................................................................

 

Am I nuts?  How much is reasonable rent/price for a condo in West LA??

post #77464 of 102799
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post

 

Just finished playing it through a couple months ago... moving on to FFVII (for the first time, embarrassingly)

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


Oh dear, prepare to have a few months of your life tied up in that one. nod[1].gif Part III for SNES is still my favorite though.


Not quite as embarrassing as me liking FFVIII more than VII

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You guys got nothin' on my GunBlades

post #77465 of 102799
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Originally Posted by amadar View Post

Anybody order any of the Drakes grenadines from Gilt? Received mine in the mail today - definitely NOT grenadine. Not advertised as grenadine, but the picture on the site does not match what I received. Bummed.

Edit: I'm specifically referring to the solid silver ones.

I got mine. It wasn't called grenadine on the site but I recognized it as gren. Blue with red stripes. It is gren, but JESUS it's narrow.


Today. The usual stips (100% thrifted or discounted)

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photo c896aa3f-c6ed-485f-8185-8d73814102a7_zpsf1349ef6.jpg(Keep in mind I'm squatting here; hence the rumpled shoulder)
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Paul Stuart, traded from one of you awesome dudes
Borrelli from Nat
Tie is vintage Made in England; that's all I know
Links are enameled sixpence
Belt trafalgar
Trou Borrelli from Rando
Socks Panthy (TJX, PEOPLE!!!)
Shoes are AEs, also from oe of you awesome dudes. (I can feel your collective distaste like a disturbance in the Force....)
post #77466 of 102799
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I got mine. It wasn't called grenadine on the site but I recognized it as gren. Blue with red stripes. It is gren, but JESUS it's narrow.


Today. The usual stips (100% thrifted or discounted) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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photo c896aa3f-c6ed-485f-8185-8d73814102a7_zpsf1349ef6.jpg(Keep in mind I'm squatting here; hence the rumpled shoulder)
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Paul Stuart, traded from one of you awesome dudes
Borrelli from Nat
Tie is vintage Made in England; that's all I know
Links are enameled sixpence
Belt trafalgar
Trou Borrelli from Rando
Socks Panthy (TJX, PEOPLE!!!)
Shoes are AEs, also from oe of you awesome dudes. (I can feel your collective distaste like a disturbance in the Force....)

 

Very nice combination. A lot of material in those jacket sleeves, though.

post #77467 of 102799
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Interesting stuff on how long it takes to go through stores. Keeping track of color tags is helpful, but I'm careful about that. Just today, found my first-ever Corneliani sport coat, blend of lambswool and cashmere in a perfect autumn hue, mint condition. It was half-off, so it had been in the same store I visit daily for a month or so. It must have been stashed in the women's section or something and finally moved to its proper place--no way that I could have missed it if it had been where it was supposed to have been, which is where I found it. At another store, I found a vintage LL Bean Norwegian sweater, the birdseye pattern in navy-and-purple, for 25-percent off, which means it was set to go to half-off next week. Can't explain how that one got through, either, although stuff like this bolsters my belief that there isn't much flipper pressure around here.

Not to totally derail again, but I wonder how it is that Savers and VV have so much more stuff than SA or GW. I would never donate to anything other than a non-profit because I want the tax deduction, but I've seen the same thing in larger towns that have VV's and Savers (there are none around here). The for-profits always have tons more stuff than the stores run by tax-exempt charities.

For the uninitiated (me), what is VV? Also don't know savers. Must be a northeast thing.
post #77468 of 102799

Only hit one store in the past week because I have been super busy packing up for college.

 

 

Polo Made In Italy (8.5D) available

AppleMark

 

C&J for Polo (8.5D) available

AppleMark

 

 

eBay Brag: Pretty much NWOT Barbour for $100 and new Tom Ford Henry for $98

 

 

Also just sent Spoo 45 Pounds of stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by GM-H - 8/14/13 at 8:26am
post #77469 of 102799
I actually made my first visit (as a shopper) to goodwill this week. Am vacationing with my kids at myrtle beach and my daughter (graduate school at UNC with 4 kids who actually shops frequently at GW) and thought I would try to see what you guys see.

First observation, you guys would starve. Almost no ties (an oxxford for two very noticeable pulls), tons of dockers, haggar, and club room slacks, nicest shirts were a few Tom James, and a couple vineyard vines. I think there were 4 suits in the store, and maybe 100 jackets, mostly orphans. Maybe 700 polo shirts with business or golf course logos.

.. There were a few Tom James and Joseph aboud orphans, along with 5-6 tailored jackets from the 70s by tailors I never heard of. None mentioned on this site.

I bought a bb 1818 Madison blazer with the brass sheep logo buttons, 3/2 roll, Loro piana fabric.. I picked up the 2 vineyard vines dress shirts 17/34 for my son and She bought a prl grey flannel red/black tattersall shirt and a long sleeve nwot daniel cremieux polo shirt, size xxl for her husband.

Total outlay, $20.50.


Now my question. I am having a couple suits made and am looking for horn buttons to give the tailor. He has them available, but they are fairly plain. Wondering how you can tell if buttons are real horn vs plastic. An older niño cerruti jacket had pristine buttons with the amount of color variation I want and for 4.80, I could buy the jacket and have my buttons. However, I'm not experienced enough to know if they were horn, though I believe they are. I would also think that HSM, JA and Tom James would be horn buttons, plus the tailored jackets.

Any clues on discerning horn vs imitation?
post #77470 of 102799
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

I actually made my first visit (as a shopper) to goodwill this week. Am vacationing with my kids at myrtle beach and my daughter (graduate school at UNC with 4 kids who actually shops frequently at GW) and thought I would try to see what you guys see.

First observation, you guys would starve. Almost no ties (an oxxford for two very noticeable pulls), tons of dockers, haggar, and club room slacks, nicest shirts were a few Tom James, and a couple vineyard vines. I think there were 4 suits in the store, and maybe 100 jackets, mostly orphans. Maybe 700 polo shirts with business or golf course logos.

.. There were a few Tom James and Joseph aboud orphans, along with 5-6 tailored jackets from the 70s by tailors I never heard of. None mentioned on this site.

I bought a bb 1818 Madison blazer with the brass sheep logo buttons, 3/2 roll, Loro piana fabric.. I picked up the 2 vineyard vines dress shirts 17/34 for my son and She bought a prl grey flannel red/black tattersall shirt and a long sleeve nwot daniel cremieux polo shirt, size xxl for her husband.

Total outlay, $20.50.


Now my question. I am having a couple suits made and am looking for horn buttons to give the tailor. He has them available, but they are fairly plain. Wondering how you can tell if buttons are real horn vs plastic. An older niño cerruti jacket had pristine buttons with the amount of color variation I want and for 4.80, I could buy the jacket and have my buttons. However, I'm not experienced enough to know if they were horn, though I believe they are. I would also think that HSM, JA and Tom James would be horn buttons, plus the tailored jackets.

Any clues on discerning horn vs imitation?


you did pretty good jaberme!

the brass logo buttoned jacket is definitly a good find I think. I ahvent seen them in the wild.

A lot of it is digging to find the 1 in 700 item.

a lot of times you dont find anything at all especially if someone else got there before.

post #77471 of 102799
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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

Only hit one store in the past week because I have been super busy packing up for college.


Polo Made In Italy (8.5D) available
AppleMark



C&J for Polo (8.5D) available
AppleMark



eBay Brag: Pretty much NWOT Barbour for $100 and new Tom Ford Henry for $98




Also just sent Spoo 45 Pounds of stuff!
AppleMark






Looks a nice jacket. I'm presuming you know the difference, but there have been a ton of fake Barbours on eBay. Some guy on AAAC got burned awhile back. Just saying, and for the good of the order, caution is your friend.
post #77472 of 102799
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Now my question. I am having a couple suits made and am looking for horn buttons to give the tailor. He has them available, but they are fairly plain. Wondering how you can tell if buttons are real horn vs plastic. An older niño cerruti jacket had pristine buttons with the amount of color variation I want and for 4.80, I could buy the jacket and have my buttons. However, I'm not experienced enough to know if they were horn, though I believe they are. I would also think that HSM, JA and Tom James would be horn buttons, plus the tailored jackets.

Any clues on discerning horn vs imitation?

I'd like to know this, too.

OTOH, if those buttons from the NC jacket are just what you're looking for, why not go ahead and use them, especially at that price, if the suit is for you and no one else? I have a Sawyer shearling coat with horn buttons and, while they're lovely, they're not necessarily the prettiest buttons in my closet.
post #77473 of 102799
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Looks a nice jacket. I'm presuming you know the difference, but there have been a ton of fake Barbours on eBay. Some guy on AAAC got burned awhile back. Just saying, and for the good of the order, caution is your friend.

I know a good amount about Barbours (this will be my third one) and this one matches everything on my old one that I bought from the barbour store on madison ave.

post #77474 of 102799
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Now my question. I am having a couple suits made and am looking for horn buttons to give the tailor. He has them available, but they are fairly plain. Wondering how you can tell if buttons are real horn vs plastic. An older niño cerruti jacket had pristine buttons with the amount of color variation I want and for 4.80, I could buy the jacket and have my buttons. However, I'm not experienced enough to know if they were horn, though I believe they are. I would also think that HSM, JA and Tom James would be horn buttons, plus the tailored jackets.

Any clues on discerning horn vs imitation?

 

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I'd like to know this, too.

OTOH, if those buttons from the NC jacket are just what you're looking for, why not go ahead and use them, especially at that price, if the suit is for you and no one else? I have a Sawyer shearling coat with horn buttons and, while they're lovely, they're not necessarily the prettiest buttons in my closet.

It get's pretty easy to tell horn from plastic after a while but there are some sure ways to tell

1. Check for a seam on the button edge, if there's a seam it's plastic

2. Check the grain, if there's repeating grain across multiple buttons they're likely plastic.

3. taste the buttons. If they are cold they are horn (or Elephant Plant for Pal Zileri) if they are warmer then they're plastic.

4. Burn the back with a hot pin, horn will burn and smell like hair/nails. Plastic will melt.

post #77475 of 102799
I guess I didn't buy because wasn't sure they were horn and then my depression era parents voice in my ear telling me not to ruin the perfectly good jacket. Same reason I have 500 shirts in my attic.

I still fix my own electronics when they break. Just kills me to throw anything out.

But of course you're right. She wants to go to the other one here tomorrow and I'll see. If I find a set I like, for under $5, that's the way to go.
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