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post #81451 of 125119

A BIG shoutout to TUBS and NATAKU for helping me identify my find! :cheers:

 

Here is a bit of history pertaining to HOLUBAR for those interested.

 

http://www.oregonphotos.com/Holubar1.html

 

 

post #81452 of 125119
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Nice thrift fit Wes, were you joking about having nothing to wear? I think you astounded everyone with that statement. Certainly pulled it off.
 

Nope. No joke.

 

That is my one suit, one shirt, one belt and one pair of shoes.  My question was more trying to get a feel if I should go with my one suit or my one sport coat.

 

Thanks everyone!  

post #81453 of 125119
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I'm very jealous! That's seriously a once-in-a-lifetime find right there Are you going to keep or sell? I'd hang onto it if you like the music. I've sold a lot of high $$ records that I now kick myself for doing. I'm a huge psych/prog rock fan so trust me when I say that you have struck gold.

The insane thing is that it was far from the only unbelievable find.
I also got this: http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=3815593&ev=rb
This: http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=3282331&ev=rb
This: http://www.discogs.com/Wigwam-Being/release/763391
This: http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=1889187&ev=rb (Mine is in EX condition sans a sticker.)

And a bunch of other more or less obscure prog rock from Norway, Denmark and Iceland. I think I've easily hauled expensive records worth three grand from that sale. And to top it off, I've got a bunch of good quality stuff that's worth two or three times what I paid. Taking those to the record shop next week.

As for keeping: I haven't really decided. The Svanfridur album is great, but I'm not sure I dare listen to it, heh.
Here's one of the songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGqCq2-4ZYA
I'm sort of kicking myself for not finding this record before my friend did (but better him than anyone else):


Edited by OliT - 10/5/13 at 3:49am
post #81454 of 125119
I found this cashmere blazer that has no maker's name on it. The label looked really familiar, but I don't seem to be able to place it compared to other Italian suits that I own. Does anybody recognise this one?

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post #81455 of 125119
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

My long anticipated Thrift Fit Pic



Brooks Brothers Birdseye, Made in Italy (Lardini) - Thrifted by me
Brioni French Cuff Shirt (trade from Dig)
Brooks Brothers Macclesfield Tie, Thrifted by me
Allen Edmonds Park Ave, Thrifted by me
Black Dress Socks, Thrifted (New) by me.
Mother of pearl cufflinks with blue celluloid trim, thrifted by me
White Linen Pocket Square, thrifted by me.
Hotel Stay in the Big Apple, thrifted by me
Ride back to the hotel....thrifted by Spoo





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What the other side of a Ferrari F430 looks like.


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post #81456 of 125119
frickin nataku stealing everyone's thunder smile.gif 18 second difference between those post!
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Woah, talk about synergy! I also thrifted 2 lee denim chore jackets today, they might even be the exact same models as your GP. Mine were from 2 different stores too. Weird. I'll try and get pics up after work.

I've got some 46s I can send your way if either of yours are a 40 lol.
post #81457 of 125119
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Originally Posted by 1ofTheCoolKids View Post
 

A BIG shoutout to TUBS and NATAKU for helping me identify my find! :cheers:

 

Here is a bit of history pertaining to HOLUBAR for those interested.

 

http://www.oregonphotos.com/Holubar1.html

 

 

thats a nice find,

would looks cool on someone who goes up to the mountains!

post #81458 of 125119
Been not getting out much for a few weeks while I try and get rid of what I got stacked up in the house. Did make a run out last night and also brought a few things home from a Wisconsin trip last weeked:

Cheaney Loafers, size 7


AE Westgate wholecuts, size 9 3E


Vintage cardigan (no tags at all no this so no idea of age. fits small)


A couple vintage Woolrich items from a small town thrift:

Wool pants, 36 (anyone got any idea of the age on these?)




Gray parka, Small


Other than that some sweaters for myself (Alan Paine and recent J Crew) not pictured
post #81459 of 125119
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Originally Posted by gerbilunit View Post

just curious for my own information. aside from the fact that you are separating pants from a jacket or vice versa, what are the issues with picking up orphans? is it considered poor practice to pair an orphan jacket with other pants? 
Generally, yes. The cut and details of most suit coats usually identify them as what they are, despite your efforts to disguise them. Buttons, pockets, flaps, etc. always tell the tale. Additionally, it is almost impossible to match odd pants based on color or material because even when close, the difference will be obvious and it will look like you are doing...well, exactly what you are doing.

There are rare occasions when a suit jacket has a bold pattern or patch pockets and you can swap out the buttons to make it appear to be a sport coat which can then be worn over odd pants. If you don't have experience in it, however, the results will likely be disappointing.

There are too many actual suits and great sport coats waiting out there for you to find instead of having to waste your funds and time trying to make something into what it isn't. Be patient and when you make the REAL scores, you'll be glad that orphan that you would have invested so much time, effort and money into ISN'T taking up closet space.

Ask me how I know. shog[1].gif


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Originally Posted by tben View Post

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Question for you guys, and not to derail, I rarely post anywhere but here anymore. I have to wear a jacket, shirt, and tie all day tomorrow, and it is supposed to be 82 degrees. Is it appropriate to break open the summer bag and rock a linen?

Do it! I wore a cotton suit to an outdoor wedding last week with high humidity and temps in the 80's. There were a few light sprinkles throughout the event and the wool guys looked uncomfortable while mine dried out almost instantly. I'm taking linen sport coats to a company gathering in Westchester, NY this week where the dress code is casual.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

My long anticipated Thrift Fit Pic

...Brioni French Cuff Shirt (trade from Dig)...


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post #81460 of 125119
Quote:
Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

My long anticipated Thrift Fit Pic

 

Brooks Brothers Birdseye, Made in Italy (Lardini) - Thrifted by me

Brioni French Cuff Shirt (trade from Dig)

Brooks Brothers Macclesfield Tie, Thrifted by me

Allen Edmonds Park Ave, Thrifted by me

Black Dress Socks, Thrifted (New) by me.

Mother of pearl cufflinks with blue celluloid trim, thrifted by me

White Linen Pocket Square, thrifted by me.

Hotel Stay in the Big Apple, thrifted by me

Ride back to the hotel....thrifted by Spoo

 


 

CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME DEETS!!!!!!! (Click to show)

 

 

 

What the other side of a Ferrari F430 looks like.

 

Looking great, both the fit pics and the ride!

  

Aside: Last night I dreamed that I thrifted a Lamborghini for $995 - the guy sold it cheap because it had an intermittent starting problem.  No idea what model - I'm not big on Lambo's - and the starter issue turned out to be a loose wire.  Really detailed dream - I found a compartment that had some cash in it, and a GoPro Hero HD camera NIB under the seat.  I woke up this morning still half-believing it really happened...I haven't checked the garage - maybe it did.

post #81461 of 125119
I wish my broke azz could afford these. frown.gif
post #81462 of 125119
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Originally Posted by wes 
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post #81463 of 125119
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

AE Westgate wholecuts, size 9 3E
Dang, those are beautiful.
post #81464 of 125119
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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post
 

I decided to play dress up with my mannequin and I solicit your critiques or suggestions on the thrifted outfit before I wear it on myself. Does it work?

 

You're venturing deep into clown territory with that one. Make two of those patterns solid.

 

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Originally Posted by Guitar Preacher View Post

This might have been a waste of $15. Picked it up for myself but not feeling very confident in my ability to pull it off.

 

What is it? Seems like the kind of thing that would look fine with jeans, brown boots or sneakers, and a plain T-shirt, terry sweatshirt, oxford or plaid shirt.

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

My long anticipated Thrift Fit Pic

 

Brooks Brothers Birdseye, Made in Italy (Lardini) - Thrifted by me

Brioni French Cuff Shirt (trade from Dig)

Brooks Brothers Macclesfield Tie, Thrifted by me

Allen Edmonds Park Ave, Thrifted by me

Black Dress Socks, Thrifted (New) by me.

Mother of pearl cufflinks with blue celluloid trim, thrifted by me

White Linen Pocket Square, thrifted by me.

Hotel Stay in the Big Apple, thrifted by me

Ride back to the hotel....thrifted by Spoo

 


 

CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME DEETS!!!!!!! (Click to show)

 

 

 

What the other side of a Ferrari F430 looks like.

 

Why were you ever asking us for advice?

post #81465 of 125119
Wisecracks aside, what is this? Tagged Dolce & Gabbana (genuine labels and hologram). Ittierre label. Denim has D&G buttons too.



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