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Recent Zegna linen pants.
Do. Want. Must. Resist.
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Taking our dog to Baltimore right now to have her eye removed and replaced with a prosthetic. Would appreciate some prayer for my wife who is on the verge of a meltdown.
Done. Find some joy today, wherever you can.
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First thrift fit post. Be brutal, I can handle it. Haha.
Thrift thread may not really be the right venue for this. But since it's here, those interested can click to see my fairly uninformed, still learning noob eval (Click to show)
I'll echo what MarkThomas said, but start with: This isn't all that bad for a first post. There have certainly been many worse. At the very least, featuring the non-thrifted girlfriend will win you many points.
The SF wisdom is that black suits are for funerals only. While we're on the SF viewpoint, the knot should be a four-in-hand and the collar should be longer. Not a wider spread, the actual collar lapels should be long enough to go and stay under your jacket lapels.
From my perspective, I enjoy the odd single windsor. But when the tie is this skinny, the knot and blade get out of balance, so I probably would have gone four in hand or double four in hand to fill up that wide collar space.
I also don't go much for flowers or tie bars, but many use them to great effect. Tie bars should not be directly horizontal and generally avoid tie bar plus PS plus lapel pin -- it all makes the chest look cluttered. Especially if you're going to use a PS fold that's so ambitious.
It's hard to discern the fit from the size, distance and stance in the photo, but I fear your lapels collar may be gapping around your collar. This is a separate phenomenon from your collar points showing, which has to do with the length of your collar. Instead, gapping has to do with the cut of the jacket and lapels -- first, they must fit, but second, they must be beefy enough to sit and rest on your collar. Look at ANY Spoo picture if you want to see this done well.
Charcoal and black suits generally get black shoes, though a brown shoe in or incorporating a darker hue can be used with charcoal (think cordovan, oxblood or antiqued walnut with darkened toe box)
The fit itself is also fairly monochromatic: Dark suit, white shirt, solid gray tie. If I wanted to keep it solid, I probably would have gone navy or brown tie, just to add some color. But I probably also would have put at least one pattern into something -- the shirt, the tie, etc.
That's just my perspective, and I'm far from an expert yet. Keep having fun!

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Oh, yeah. Thrift fit. Nearly all of this came in awesome trades or hookups from other thread members.
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post #80027 of 113199
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I just thrifted my first Borrelli Napoli blazer. The content tag says 80% cam, 15% li, 5% si. Am I right in assuming that's cashmere linen silk?

 

If my rusty italian doesn't fail me, I think cachemere, lino, and seta are the italian versions of Cashmere, Linen and Silk. Don't know how that aligns to cam. 

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Wes- Glad to hear your pup made it through. Give her a big hug for me when she gets back.

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Wes- Glad to hear your pup made it through. Give her a big hug for me when she gets back.

 

+1

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If my rusty italian doesn't fail me, I think cachemere, lino, and seta are the italian versions of Cashmere, Linen and Silk. Don't know how that aligns to cam. 

 

Camel maybe?

post #80031 of 113199
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

I just thrifted my first Borrelli Napoli blazer. The content tag says 80% cam, 15% li, 5% si. Am I right in assuming that's cashmere linen silk?

I would guess 80% camel hair.

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Wes- Glad to hear your pup made it through. Give her a big hug for me when she gets back.

 

 

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+1

 

Thanks fellas. I just hope she at least gives her tail a little wag when we pick her up. That will be what my wife needs to see.

post #80033 of 113199
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

 

Camel maybe?

 

that would be cammello so that would work. 

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Cameras out on loan so only got crappy phone pics, sorry.

 

 

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Camel maybe?

I'm thinking camel as well...
post #80036 of 113199
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Thanks my thrifting brothers. Just this second, as I was hitting the multiquote buttons, got the email from my wife. Mia is out of surgery and it went well. She is still asleep, but we may be taking her home tonight instead of tomorrow night. Ughh, I am not ready to fight that traffic twice in one day. City people are nuts to do that everyday.

 

AWESOME!

post #80037 of 113199
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First thrift fit post. Be brutal, I can handle it. Haha.

Suit: HSM (thrifted)
Shirt: Local MTM
Shoes: Cole Haan (Nordstrom Rack)
Belt: Gap (thrifted)
Square: Izod linen (thrifted)
Tie: J. Crew Factory sale
Lapel Flower: cut it off a little girl's ponytail band I found in the toy section at a thrift.
Girlfriend: not thrifted.

Holy shit, man! Just how tall are you and how short is she? The jacket looks a tad too short on you.

post #80038 of 113199
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Thanks fellas. I just hope she at least gives her tail a little wag when we pick her up. That will be what my wife needs to see.

 

glad to hear all is well with the fur kid!

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Super off topic and just taking a shot in the dark here: Anyone reading this have any experience setting up Counter-Strike servers or generating/configuring CS mods?
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A motherload of turnbull and asser, 9 to be exact all white. Stock special, available for now. All NWOT
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