I had a busy week and only managed to make one stop, but it was a pretty successful one. I found another Hermes tie (1.95), a solid turquoise Brooks tie (2.50), two white linen pocket squares (30 cents each) and a pair of suede Ferragamo balmorals.
The fact that they were Ferragamo was unfortunate since that jacked up the price to 12.95 and the construction isn't very good, but, hey, 13 dollars. I wore them to church on Sunday with some linen trousers and felt very...seasonal.
I think I was channeling my inner pejsek today. A Kilgour, French & Stanbury DB jacket, 4/2. This is the bespoke stuff, not the US licensee. Swaggering lapels, as it's from 1976. Fits very well, even in the sleeves. There was also a strange Brioni coat from the 70s. Nice rust colored open weave wool plaid, but mega lapels, and besom pockets on each hip and on each breast. Plus moth holes; I left it. Elsewhere, two Lesley & Roberts tweed overcoats. This is a firm now incorporated into Welsh & Jeffries. L&R was the maker of suits that Sebastian Flyte filched from his friends in Brideshead Revisited, and seems to have been one of the most famous London tailors in the interwar years. These coats were from the mid 70s, both in thornproof tweeds with colorful windowpane plaids. How nice to have an overcoat with a lapel loop for the stem of one's boutonniere. Pictures to come.
Found a Donna Karan Couture sport coat. Reading old threads here I'm guessing it's MTM from Martin Greenfeld. Its a wool/linen/ramie blend with full canvas construction, 3roll2. Very light and suprisingly nice. $14
So after reading this thread I took the initiative and went thrifting for the first time. I went to 3 stores without really finding much and was about to give up but at the third I came upon a dark Valentino UOMO Neimas Marcus Designer Collection suit jacket that fit me like a glove. The best part... it cost me $3.50!! Any thoughts about the quality of this?