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post #79801 of 125405

Well, now that school is back in session, my thrifting has been limited to picked-over saturday afternoons at savers and goodwill.   The best of what i've found the past week:

 

Mainline Versace blazer:

 

 

 

 

 

Canali window payne check blazer:

 

 

 

Aquascutum sweater vest from saks fifth:

 

 

 

A couple pairs of Lucky Brand jeans

 

 

 

 

 

Nice Charvet:

 

 

 

Daks of London military style shirt:

 

 

 

Took a chance on this one; Robert Friedman button down:

 

 

 

Luciano Barbera for Louis Boston:

 

 

post #79802 of 125405
^
My torso manniquin had a tendency to lean too. But I think it gives the shots some cool, laid back swagger.

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post #79803 of 125405
Quote:
Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

^
My torso manniquin had a tendency to lean too. But I think it gives the shots some cool, laid back swagger.

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Haha, I can't stand the way it leans.  However, it was in the trash at the retail store I work at so I could not pass it up!

post #79804 of 125405

 

Brioni, Oxxford, Isaia, Unicorn

 

Brioni Cords

 

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Oxxford Suit

 

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Isaia Shirt

 

 

Unicorn Cords

 

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The rest:

 

Armani shirt

 

 

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Slim fit BB

 

 

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I didn't find this one, this was a gift from Ocooney when we ran into each other at the Goodwill. I had just pulled the Brioni and Zegna cords when I saw him and right after I pulled a Zegna Sport Chinos in his size. I let him have those, then he pointed me at the J Press suit below.

 

 

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Truzzi linen shirt

 

 

 

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J Press Presidential suit

 

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Zegna cords

 

 

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Zanella

 

 

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Zegna Tie

 

 

 

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47 T-Shirts @ 1/2 off .49¢ ($11.52) for my wife's dog toys (My puppy loves cloth and if he doesn't have one of these he chews everything.

 

 

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Dunhill pants that I posted about last week with no pictures

 

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Burberry

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Brooks Brothers Orphan pants (No tag, just name on button)

post #79805 of 125405

here's a few finds today. haven't posted here much so go easy on me guys. i know some of you guys haul these all of the time but i was pretty stoked to find these. anyone know if thats just a tag from a ferragmo store? i think that Hermes is real from what i've read on the thread. 

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also found something interesting today. a dunhill with valentino buttons. 

 

post #79806 of 125405
Opened up my closet and found a box I didn't know I had.

Inside? 2 Naked selvedge jeans, shipley halmos jeans, dries pants, zanella uni's, brioni suit.

LOL
post #79807 of 125405
Quote:
Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Opened up my closet and found a box I didn't know I had.

Inside? 2 Naked selvedge jeans, shipley halmos jeans, dries pants, zanella uni's, brioni suit.

LOL
That's a nice box to find.

(Yes, I see it.)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

Is this Blackwatch?
Yes.


TROUSER EXPERIMENT REPORT

Anyone who has ever thrifted used men's pants knows the shock, awe and disappointment of finding awesome light grat flannel flat fronts with an 8" leg opening only to find the lining stained like a kitty litter box. Frustrated, angry, and simply not going to take it anymore, I've been planning for some time to do a comparative analysis of the various detergent options to find one that is color safe and material safe on wools, but that cleans the lining.

In Phase 1, now complete, I tested the following:
Water (control)
Vinegar
Woolite regular
Woolite dark
Enzyme based detergent (Tide)
Non-enzyme based detergent (wisk)

In addition to straight soaks, I also ran one set of trou in each of the above soaks with a pre-treat of eachn of the following (each on different trou)
Zout
Lanolin based hand cleaner
Resolve

As a method, the pretreats soaked for 48 hours. For the soaks themselves (again, 48 hours), the trou were suspended from the left leg, dipping the right waistband only into the soak, allowing a comparison of unsoaked and soaked. I also assigned each lining a rating from 1-10 before the soak, with 10 being the most severely stained. I measured outseam and cuff width, to track shrinkage.

I was planning a full scientific writeup, but


Suffice it to say that most did nothing or very little. Enzyme/Tide was not color safe. Non-enzyme/Wisk seemed best. Damage to the wool seems to be minimal, if the proper steps are followed, including: Rigorous rinse soak to remove the residual detergent; slow, careful drying, NOT hanging the garment or otherwise putting it under stress or pressure (i,e, no wringing or strong agitation; dried laid flat). If followed, the results with Wisk can be quite dramatic. One pair went from a soil level of 8, I think, to a 1 or a 2.

Note that metal clasps rusted in the various soaks.

Results of Phase 1 can be viewed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhmD1FgVU3WDdC0zcjc0dzUzcVlJWEdZMzRQLVQyQkE&usp=sharing

Phase 2 will be to break all trou into piles of similar color. Then all trou will be soaked in wisk, full emersion. This will re-test color fastness (since I only ran wisk on a limited subset of colors).

No need to thank me; just send me your NWT E. Marinella and E.G. Cappelli ties and John Lobbs.
post #79808 of 125405

Been super busy but wanted to pop in and say nice work!

 

LI just got murdered. :lol:

 

Out in San Diego again but no thrifting time...right now...

post #79809 of 125405

I like the mannequin's attitude!

 

LEAN BACK!

 

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Originally Posted by dhazard View Post
 

Haha, I can't stand the way it leans.  However, it was in the trash at the retail store I work at so I could not pass it up!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

^
My torso manniquin had a tendency to lean too. But I think it gives the shots some cool, laid back swagger.

thumbs-up.gif
post #79810 of 125405
Quote:
Originally Posted by evolutionofRW View Post

Just found a slew of brioni, Kiton, sulka, Zegna, canali sport coats. They are all priced a little under 20.00. There are so many that I have to pass some up. They are all in good shape, some are 100% cashmere. I'm trying to decide if I should just buy them all. I think the color tag that they are might go on sale tomorrow. What do you guys think? Should I try to be greedy and wait or just cop??

WHAT???!!!

 

OH, just saw the update! Wow!!!!!!!!!!! :slayer:

 

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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post
 

Well I'm late and my post won't be as good but here are my ties from today. Still sorting out the clothing/shoes. Highlights are some Brioni suits in staple colors (navy, charcoal) and a few other things like HFs and Canalis. Some Ferragamo loafers, Bally shoes, etc.

 

Ties:

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Dunhill, Dunhill, Aquascutum, Aquascutum, BB Made in Italy (Any info on this tag or is it just another BB?)

 

 

Ben Silver, Ben Silver, RT 7 Fold, Zegna, Zegna, Zegna

 

 

 

Now a few questions. Still new and learning so hopefully I made the right choices.

 

 

Is this Blackwatch?

 

 

 

Is this a thing?

 

 

 

Are 7 folds always worth a pick up? This is Daniel De Fassin, some china made tie which I see tons of. But this was a 7 fold so I went for it.

 

 

Is this the correct Faconnable? Handmade in France.

 

 

 

 

 

I have few other PRL ties I'm keeping. These ties are available if anyones interested.

 

 

Blackwatch PRL FTW!!!

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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

 

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Brioni, Oxxford, Isaia, Unicorn

 

Brioni Cords

 

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Oxxford Suit

 

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Isaia Shirt

 

 

Unicorn Cords

 

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The rest:

 

Armani shirt

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Slim fit BB

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I didn't find this one, this was a gift from Ocooney when we ran into each other at the Goodwill. I had just pulled the Brioni and Zegna cords when I saw him and right after I pulled a Zegna Sport Chinos in his size. I let him have those, then he pointed me at the J Press suit below.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Truzzi linen shirt

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


J Press Presidential suit

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Zegna cords

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Zanella

 

 

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Zegna Tie

 

 

 

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47 T-Shirts @ 1/2 off .49¢ ($11.52) for my wife's dog toys (My puppy loves cloth and if he doesn't have one of these he chews everything.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Dunhill pants that I posted about last week with no pictures

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Burberry

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Brooks Brothers Orphan pants (No tag, just name on button)

 

 

:fonz:

post #79811 of 125405
Well I promised Atonement to you gents and today went a little way towards that. Everything is available.

Apologies re photo quality - learning to use my new camera.

Pringle of Scotland pure wool sweater, size L
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3 Zegna shirts size 40
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2 pairs of Zegna chinos. First is EU50, second is US33
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Anonymous pocket square
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Zegna Trofeo DB suit, guess EU56L
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Valentino reefer jacket, 38R
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Valentino blazer, 40R (anyone know the difference between these two Valentino labels?)
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Gianni Versace blazer, pre-death guess around 38R. Colour is black, not blue.
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Breuer tie
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Not shown: Paul Smith Jeans white cargo shorts, size 34
Edited by California Dreamer - 9/15/13 at 2:42am
post #79812 of 125405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Thanks Nat. I miss the good old days that I wasnt even around long enough to remember.
post #79813 of 125405
Found my first Sterlingwear pea coat today, black, wool, bad-ass, made in Bwo-ston. For a real enlisted man. Had that authentic feel.

Twenty-one bucks. Left it.
post #79814 of 125405
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

That's a nice box to find.

(Yes, I see it.)
Yes.


TROUSER EXPERIMENT REPORT
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyone who has ever thrifted used men's pants knows the shock, awe and disappointment of finding awesome light grat flannel flat fronts with an 8" leg opening only to find the lining stained like a kitty litter box. Frustrated, angry, and simply not going to take it anymore, I've been planning for some time to do a comparative analysis of the various detergent options to find one that is color safe and material safe on wools, but that cleans the lining.

In Phase 1, now complete, I tested the following:
Water (control)
Vinegar
Woolite regular
Woolite dark
Enzyme based detergent (Tide)
Non-enzyme based detergent (wisk)

In addition to straight soaks, I also ran one set of trou in each of the above soaks with a pre-treat of eachn of the following (each on different trou)
Zout
Lanolin based hand cleaner
Resolve

As a method, the pretreats soaked for 48 hours. For the soaks themselves (again, 48 hours), the trou were suspended from the left leg, dipping the right waistband only into the soak, allowing a comparison of unsoaked and soaked. I also assigned each lining a rating from 1-10 before the soak, with 10 being the most severely stained. I measured outseam and cuff width, to track shrinkage.

I was planning a full scientific writeup, but


Suffice it to say that most did nothing or very little. Enzyme/Tide was not color safe. Non-enzyme/Wisk seemed best. Damage to the wool seems to be minimal, if the proper steps are followed, including: Rigorous rinse soak to remove the residual detergent; slow, careful drying, NOT hanging the garment or otherwise putting it under stress or pressure (i,e, no wringing or strong agitation; dried laid flat). If followed, the results with Wisk can be quite dramatic. One pair went from a soil level of 8, I think, to a 1 or a 2.

Note that metal clasps rusted in the various soaks.

Results of Phase 1 can be viewed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhmD1FgVU3WDdC0zcjc0dzUzcVlJWEdZMzRQLVQyQkE&usp=sharing

Phase 2 will be to break all trou into piles of similar color. Then all trou will be soaked in wisk, full emersion. This will re-test color fastness (since I only ran wisk on a limited subset of colors).

No need to thank me; just send me your NWT E. Marinella and E.G. Cappelli ties and John Lobbs.

Last week for the hell of it I threw a pair with a stained crotch into the washer just to see what would happen. The stain came out. I had to take them to the dry cleaners to be pressed because the inside of the pants were so badly wrinkled.
post #79815 of 125405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Oh God.... drool.gif
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edit, looks like it's supposed to be that way...and I never even bothered to check the fabric content, it's wool, alpaca and cashmere. I was worried for a minute because I've never seen anything purple label, except for ties, at the outlet so I figured maybe some seamstress went on a gin binge and screwed this thing up and it consequently ended up at the outlet lol8[1].gif

Well, upon studying the jacket closer I noticed that one of the top pockets is at an angle, and the other isn't. It's actually at a pretty extreme angle compared to the other pocket, which leads me to believe that there's no way someone could have accidentally sewn it on that crooked, but rather it's an intentional design characteristic. I don't know - what do you guys think? Another way to tell would be to find another picture of this jacket, but I haven't had any luck in doing so. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



edit - found this image online

Edited by suited - 9/15/13 at 7:48am
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