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I'd be inclined to say good Balmain, but someone who knows more should weigh in. Also, there is no 'good' Balmain. Only crap Balmain and oh-my-god-I'm-going-to-sell-this-and-be-rich Balmain.

 

Im leaning towards not the good Balmain.  Still a kinda cool suit though.

 

this is the Balmain type of shit you are looking for : http://www.mrporter.com/product/373053 http://www.mrporter.com/product/373051

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

R is probably Rayon, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out what the T is.

 

Both have me stumped - used google to translate every fabric i could think of, from english to italian (even tho balmain is french - tag looked italian), with no luck finding something that started with "T".

 

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I'd be inclined to say good Balmain, but someone who knows more should weigh in. Also, there is no 'good' Balmain. Only crap Balmain and oh-my-god-I'm-going-to-sell-this-and-be-rich Balmain.

 

I've seen the old/crap Balmain, before they bought their licenses back, and the tag on this one appears to be S12 (summer 2012) - if so it would be post-buyback.  And i've never seen a junk suit include spare thread - only better stuff - but I dunno.  ...then there's the dressier Balmain vs. the ripped t-shirts and jeans Balmain.   

 

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Would the T be triacetate?

 

Wow - good suggestion!  No clue.  the fabric really does feel like wool though it's obviously a blend and not wool as that would likely be an L (Laine / Lana).  I guess I have a mystery suit.

 

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post
 

 

Im leaning towards not the good Balmain.  Still a kinda cool suit though.

 

this is the Balmain type of shit you are looking for : http://www.mrporter.com/product/373053 http://www.mrporter.com/product/373051

 

Yeah, that's the hyper-street-couture stuff I see, and Pierre Balmain, and old diffusion Balmain / Balmain Paris...can't seem to find a comparable to this labeling.  

 

Thanks all for weighing in!  

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what if the shirt itself is in good shape, but one or a few prominent MOP buttons are chipped? does that make it a pass? if you have flipping in mind

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My brother texted me and said there was a rummage sale at a church a few blocks away. He said, "Nick! There are clothes here! You're gonna score big!" because he likes to make fun of my hobbies. The clothes there really sucked. But I found someone's collection of belts.






Those belts aren't worth anything. Send them down I-71 so I can dispose of them properly biggrin.gif
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what if the shirt itself is in good shape, but one or a few prominent MOP buttons are chipped? does that make it a pass? if you have flipping in mind

 

Not an automatic pass for me - I've flipped a few shirts with chipped MOP buttons, 1 or 2 with a button missing but the spares still intact.  These days I'll ask the lady who does alterations at the dry cleaners to replace / move buttons when dropping off a load and she usually does it free.  If you're going to make a habit of it, search sewing & crafts on eBay for "mother of pearl buttons" and you'll find you can buy a few hundred for 5 or 10 bucks - not like they're expensive or rare but folks like to tout them when selling.  

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"T" could be "tencel"
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Originally Posted by freshnewbeats View Post
 

what if the shirt itself is in good shape, but one or a few prominent MOP buttons are chipped? does that make it a pass? if you have flipping in mind

 

Not an automatic pass for me - I've flipped a few shirts with chipped MOP buttons, 1 or 2 with a button missing but the spares still intact.  These days I'll ask the lady who does alterations at the dry cleaners to replace / move buttons when dropping off a load and she usually does it free.  If you're going to make a habit of it, search sewing & crafts on eBay for "mother of pearl buttons" and you'll find you can buy a few hundred for 5 or 10 bucks - not like they're expensive or rare but folks like to tout them when selling.

 

amazing, thanks!

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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

"T" could be "tencel"

 

THAT, good sir, is a possibility - thank you! 

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Edited by That1Kid - 10/19/13 at 6:46am
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Nice little find on the way home from work.

 

Old 42R Brooks Brothers 346 triple patch pocket 3/2 roll blazer:

 

AppleMark

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Thrift pic:

Braemar made in Scotland cashmere cardigan.
Brooks Brothers gold button navy blazer.



Thanks for your patience with me yesterday gents. It did not go unnoticed.
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Hey noobs, stop flooding the thread with your "should I kop?" bullshit. It is getting annoying.
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Someone make one of those graphs where the frequency of which you should pick something up from a given label decreases with the frequency of how often you stumble across said label.
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Originally Posted by That1Kid View Post


Help!!!

In the field. Cop or leave it? $15 nwt.

100% cotton made in Hong Kong. Has a logo with a bird and golf club.

Get the ebay app.
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Someone make one of those graphs where the frequency of which you should pick something up from a given label decreases with the frequency of how often you stumble across said label.

 

Something like this, but for flipping?

 

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