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post #79816 of 116108
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

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)





My guess is that the pocket is canted a bit for ease of use. It's much easier to slide your hand into a breast pocket that is slightly turned. Try it yourself; put the jacket on and see how much easier the canted pocket is to use over the other pocket.

Perhaps the jacket didn't come that way, and the gent who owned it had it custom tailored to fit his needs. Maybe that's the pocket he put his shotgun shells in, or his compass, or something like that. Something that he needed to be able to easily access. Anyway, that's my speculation.

This is my first post here, and I reckon I'll be posting quite a bit more. I find this thread fascinating.

Cordially,
Lysander
post #79817 of 116108
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

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.

+1

You'll find this layout on various outdoors outerwear jackets and even some Belstaff-type motorcycle jackets.


Now about this new experiment for treating stains...

What I've done is take them to the cleaners, explain that I sell used clothing (i.e. these aren't mine) then open the pants and say "Can you give it an extra dose of something special down here?"

They come back clean. I've done this three times already.
post #79818 of 116108
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Is Altea flippable? I didn't think so - I passed on 2 today. Nice, thick babies with wild patterns.

No flip value, but good for yourself if you can find in a pattern that isn't eye-scorching. I have several and they knot well and seem quite durable.
post #79819 of 116108
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

+1

You'll find this layout on various outdoors outerwear jackets and even some Belstaff-type motorcycle jackets.


Now about this new experiment for treating stains...

What I've done is take them to the cleaners, explain that I sell used clothing (i.e. these aren't mine) then open the pants and say "Can you give it an extra dose of something special down here?"

They come back clean. I've done this three times already.

My inclination with dry cleaners is usually to restrain them, since pants so often come back from them shinier than Honey Boo Boo's contest outfit. So unleashing them would be my last instinct.

That said, my local guy and I are pretty tight, and I would usually trust him.

To be clear: This method attempted to address stains to the waistband, not necessarily the wool. But hopefully it will work there too. Also, this is a long, slow soak for deep stains, a la the oxy method. Due to the delicateness of wool when wet, I would be hesitant with any method that agitated them while wet, but that's just me.
post #79820 of 116108
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One is much older than the other.

post #79821 of 116108
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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Thanks Nat. I miss the good old days that I wasnt even around long enough to remember.

Yeah, things have definitely changed. However, speaking as someone who remembers the thread during those days, this thread wasn't really anything special. Just another thread. Sometimes 3-4 days would pass before someone posted up something and it was usually only 1 post. Nobody talked about sw&d, records, art or furniture. I think I was the only one who knew something about or cared about sw&d at the time since this thread is in the Men's Clothing section. Sure, I miss Pejsek's mind-blowing finds every time he went out and I could really do without the giant photos of ancient Jos. A Bank suits and such, but there was no sense of community then. This thread has become a sub-community in it's own and I love it. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Sadly though, some don't think the same way I do or just faded away for other reasons, but it seems many of the early heavy-hitters from this thread have since disappeared.

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Originally Posted by Lysander View Post

My guess is that the pocket is canted a bit for ease of use. It's much easier to slide your hand into a breast pocket that is slightly turned. Try it yourself; put the jacket on and see how much easier the canted pocket is to use over the other pocket.

This would be my guess. I think it's the same reason the old Vietnam-era jackets had slanted breast pockets, and in recent years our military jackets have went back to that style

Shoutouts to:

Atlnoob - Thanks much for the Tractor double LP! Not only are the tunes amazing but it's a 180 gram press on RED vinyl! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Capn' - Thanks for the super cool Isaia for Paul Stuart herringbone blazer. Fits perfect minus a little shortening in the sleeves. Unstructured too! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Randomore - Got the J. Crew tweed! Love it! Thanks again man for an awesome trade!
post #79822 of 116108

Got around to going through my modest stash yesterday

 

Pile of blazers, Southwick and Brooks Bros, a pair of trousers on top

 

 

Pile of Pink

 

 

Here's a little ditty I was able to reunite.  23 3/4" sleeve length (doh!)

 

 

 

(Photobomb by 1 year old!)

post #79823 of 116108
Shoeluv: Stop pulling Isaia and Brioni out of my territory! JK...thanks again for passing over the Zegna pants.

Anybody know anything about Fenestrier shoes? Picked up apair of NWOB black suede chelsea boots that fit me like a glove. Made in France. Seem very good quality, but I cannot find much online about them.
post #79824 of 116108
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This is a test..Trying to see if spoilers will work for me. A preview..Enrico Isaia Napoli. Tagged as a size 42 by the thrift store, inside tag says 52 (European)

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Fingers crossed for more in this size!! You'll have a buyer in me 

:slayer:

 

Nothing much around here although I did find this. Gonna make it work so N/A

 

post #79825 of 116108

I haven't been thrifting in 4 days...its killin me!

Keep up these amazing finds!

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An FYI to you guys since you might be interested. Allen Edmonds just posted a 25% discount on all clearance shoes (to be taken off at checkout). Figured some of you might be interested.

post #79827 of 116108

Pickups from this weekend-

 

Almost new Florsheim Royal Imperial 5 nail V-Cleat....I believe this is shell cordovan too....the model # is not

on the AAAC list (kind of hard to read in the photo but 97624), but I found a pair online w/ the same # for shell....leather is in such good condition though

made me think they could have been corrected grain, but after finding one online w/  the same model # I think they are shell

(also have the green stitching on inside logo).. Can any experts confirm or not?

(Where is the capnwes signal when you need it? :D)

 

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BB Gingham Check  SC, partically lined, keeping (tagged 41 IIR)

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This thing is crazy....pale green (color did not come out very good in photo) 100% silk partially lined Zegna SC/Jacket ??, patch pockets, no sleeve buttons...

 

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Kids XL Robert Graham......

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NWT XL Polo Plaid Flannel

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BB short sleeve rugby, XL

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Zanella Flat Front Cotton Blend Pants, 36 (keeping)

 

 

 

Gucci tan long sleeve, size 17

 

 

 

NWT Fall colors BB Paisley Tie

 


 

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BB Madison Fit 46 XL Silk /Wool /Linen Blend SC

shoulders-20.5, pit to pit 25, sleeve 27, length from BOC- 34.5

 

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That BB Paisley tie is beautiful!
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Lysander: Welcome! I like your username.

 

DanM: You ever venture up to Dayton? I tried my luck up there yesterday. Here's what I found:

 

Would love to trade some of this stuff btw. Otherwise it'll end up on eBay. I'm like slightly larger than Brianpore in everything. 

 

Ferragamo Women's Shoes. Fit the girlfriend perfectly. Can anyone tell me about the leather? I'd love to hear that it's real gator or croc or something and not just embossed. Close up in the spoiler.

 

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AE Waldens 9.5C

 

Some decent outerwear. Keeping the LL Bean. Women's, but I'm gonna rock it anyway.

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Polo Large

 

Dat throat latch

 

LL Bean for me.

 

 

Vintage Woolrich Large.

 

 

 

 

NWT Spiewak Shell. Makes me want to get back into skiing as this would be perfect. Lots of vents and hidden pockets and stuff. Small but without the zip in liner it would fit a medium pretty well. 

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BB Fleece XL, Dunhill for me, Orvis short sleeve Large

 

 

Haven't picked up a bragworthy suit in ages. Cherry popped here.

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Dat purple overcheck.

 

 

 

 

 

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SB PRL^^ = :drool:

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