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post #79171 of 102492
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

Good thing you are super into cm and especially tweed you have a package headed your way

lol, call me when you start finding devoa and schneider that you want to pass along at cost for some reason
post #79172 of 102492
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Y'all want to help me ID the dead animal these here things were made from?

They're Tony Lamas, there's an "8" stamped twice on each boot inside, but they sure as hell didn't look like 8's so I put them on and they fit perfect, I'm a 10.5, am I missing something?
Special cowboy shoe sizes?

Crocodile, but not sure why the sizing is so different. I wear a 9.5 in tennis shoes and a 10 in most boots, but I haven't heard about a two and half size difference.
post #79173 of 102492

OK Folks. Today I decided to channel my inner "Wes" and buy some tweed. 

 

This should also serve as a Trad Alert.

 

Vintage HSM Wool Herringbone Overcoat - Very Heavy. I'm guessing a 48L.

 

 

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And from the same owner, an HSM Houndstooth, quarter-lined sports coat. I'm guessing around a 46L

 

 

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An then there was this Polo University Club.

 

 

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And for the Ladies out there, this faux shearling tagged "Lauren: Ralph Lauren Original Dry Goods"

 

 

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And just because its my first, a nice condition Canali Dress shirt:

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I'm eventually going to have to sell some of this stuff I'm buying.........

post #79174 of 102492
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

A different thrift fit than you trads out there.

Kahala aloha shirt, Prana shorts and Sanuk sandals...

My kind of look on summer weekends for sure! Those Kahala's are my favorite pickup, most I have found are like yours. Good geometric patterns, Polynesian feel without the over the top typical Hawaiian shirt. 

post #79175 of 102492

Nice tweeds.

 

I'm desperately trying to find a tweed that fits for the fall/winter but not having any luck finding one that fits. I did run into a Brooks Brothers houndstooth but it looked very worn as the pattern just didn't look very sharp (like it was fuzzy and dirty).

 

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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

OK Folks. Today I decided to channel my inner "Wes" and buy some tweed. 

 

This should also serve as a Trad Alert.

 

Vintage HSM Wool Herringbone Overcoat - Very Heavy. I'm guessing a 48L.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

And from the same owner, an HSM Houndstooth, quarter-lined sports coat. I'm guessing around a 46L

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

An then there was this Polo University Club.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

post #79176 of 102492

Mazel tov!

 

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Didn't go thrifting yesterday, but I did pick up a new Paisley. L'shana tovah.

post #79177 of 102492

good info, I may be operating under a wishful delusion that it can be altered to look right.thanks

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post #79178 of 102492

Found me some Sorels, oddly enough mentioned a couple pages back, cleaning the inserts up:

 

Cool E. Bauer goose down vest:

 

 

Brooks Bro S/C wool 

 

post #79179 of 102492

I picked up a Euro size 56 Belvest for Damiani 2-button sport coat (at least, I think it's a sport coat - it has gold-trimmed black onyx-like buttons). Should I have left it, or is it at least good for a trade?

post #79180 of 102492

Heh... shog[1].gif

post #79181 of 102492

Curious how many people frequent consignment stores, I have thought about going to one in a town nearby that has a large section of men's clothes according to their website photos. Just not sure if it is a time waster or not, can you get any decent deals at them? Also my wife is helping tomorrow at a flea market, I can't imagine there would be much to interest clothing aficionados there though. My kids want to check it out so I guess I will find out.

post #79182 of 102492
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

WOW- that thing is awesome.  Is that a little metal tag at the tip?

 

Dang this thread moves fast. Thanks and yes, regarding the olympics tie, it's a little brass charm. Six-pointed ornament thingy with "alpi" in the center. Alpi Arseda is the maker, from West Germany. The tag on the back says the tie is made of "dralon" which according to the interwebs is a type of acrylic. For being synthetic, it still looks pretty darn silk-like to my eye and doesn't feel too cheap in the hand either.

post #79183 of 102492
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Curious how many people frequent consignment stores, I have thought about going to one in a town nearby that has a large section of men's clothes according to their website photos. Just not sure if it is a time waster or not, can you get any decent deals at them?

 

Totally depends on the store. Around me there's one that's only slightly higher priced than thrift stores. I've picked a handful of items there, but it has nowhere near the volume of stuff coming through so I only hit it about 1/3 of the times that I pass by it. Then there's another consignment where I saw a decent used Brioni suit, albeit with a price tag of "$250, goes for $2,000 on ebay!" Same shop also has a basement full of not-special household crap that they think is worth real money. It's also staffed by old women, one of whom followed me around as though she thought I was up to something, all the while failing miserably in her effort to look like she wasn't following me. So yeah, depends on the store. If they advertise a large selection of menswear I'd definitely go at least to scope it out and look for reasonably priced stuff in my size. Just don't be shocked if the prices are wildly optimistic and don't leave much meat on the bone for flipping.

post #79184 of 102492
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Originally Posted by hucklecat View Post
 

My kind of look on summer weekends for sure! Those Kahala's are my favorite pickup, most I have found are like yours. Good geometric patterns, Polynesian feel without the over the top typical Hawaiian shirt. 

 

 

 This was actually the first Kahala shirt I've found that I really like. The fabric is cotton lawn, which feels about the same as the fabric of Tori Richard's shirts. Hands down though, Reyn Spooner's Spooner Cloth is the best Hawaiian shirt material. Those are a bit harder to find in thrifts, but I do have a couple.

 

 I should have added that the shirt was thrifted last week. The shorts and sandals came from a used gear sale at REI.

post #79185 of 102492
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

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