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These kinds of posts are why the flag exists.  I use it liberally.  Get to work gents.

 

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Not here. Wrong thread.

 

 

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Judging from his posts it's not an accident
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Poof
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

Dudes here who are into exotic leathers might appreciate this. Guy on Reddit shows how he made an Alligator briefcase. http://imgur.com/a/y4iUC

Wow, that's incredible. From your description I was expecting a DIY-guide type thing, but that's not remotely DIY. Guy is a true artisan. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Heads up, fellow anti-retailers. Unless mine eyes do deceive me, Charles Tyrwhitt has true grenadine in a variety of styles and colors for $40 each (if you buy 2). The irony is they're not listed as gren, and (some of) the more expensive ones listed as gren aren't -- again, unless the pictures are misleading me.

http://www.ctshirts.com/men%27s-ties/Plain-royal-woven-tie-?q=usddefault||TW320RYL|||||||||||||

I had a coupon, so I used it to order 2. I will let everyone know whether they're true gren when they arrive.


I think your eyes are deceiving you. Those look like woven ties, not grenadines.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

Dudes here who are into exotic leathers might appreciate this. Guy on Reddit shows how he made an Alligator briefcase. http://imgur.com/a/y4iUC

Wow, that's incredible. From your description I was expecting a DIY-guide type thing, but that's not remotely DIY. Guy is a true artisan. smile.gif

Same. I really enjoyed seeing this—everyone should check it out. Made me wish I knew how to make something by hand.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Heads up, fellow anti-retailers. Unless mine eyes do deceive me, Charles Tyrwhitt has true grenadine in a variety of styles and colors for $40 each (if you buy 2). The irony is they're not listed as gren, and (some of) the more expensive ones listed as gren aren't -- again, unless the pictures are misleading me.

http://www.ctshirts.com/men%27s-ties/Plain-royal-woven-tie-?q=usddefault||TW320RYL|||||||||||||


I had a coupon, so I used it to order 2. I will let everyone know whether they're true gren when they arrive.


I think your eyes are deceiving you. Those look like woven ties, not grenadines.

+1. I got one of these on a buy-X-shirts-get-a-free-tie deal a while back. Definitely woven, though they do sell grenadines.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Heads up, fellow anti-retailers. Unless mine eyes do deceive me, Charles Tyrwhitt has true grenadine in a variety of styles and colors for $40 each (if you buy 2). The irony is they're not listed as gren, and (some of) the more expensive ones listed as gren aren't -- again, unless the pictures are misleading me.

http://www.ctshirts.com/men%27s-ties/Plain-royal-woven-tie-?q=usddefault||TW320RYL|||||||||||||

I had a coupon, so I used it to order 2. I will let everyone know whether they're true gren when they arrive.

Those are good widths....Most of the ones they advertise as Gren. are very narrow. I ended up ordering mine from Kent Wang.

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Gents, 

 

I'm a succor for patchwork shirts and I came across this one.

 

I'm not an expert on robert graham and know they've gone thru a couple of iterations on their logo, but no slogan on this one. 

 

Is this just one of their early incarnations or a diffusion line product?

 

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Originally Posted by tben View Post


I think your eyes are deceiving you. Those look like woven ties, not grenadines.

Could be. Let's see what I get. At some level, it's a question about how snobby you want to be. Grenadine is desirable because of the texture it adds to a solid color tie. Some wovens are boring. But these seem to have a good deal of visual interest, so I'm not sure I'm going to be all that fussy.
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Wow! These last few pages are some of the best we've seen in a while imho, good job fella's!
As for me, I had to pick up some fabric swatches for one of my classes, so naturally, I went to the thrift store.
I've been trying not to pick up stuff that's not for me, unless it's something like the Filson from Saturday. But I couldn't leave this, there are so many kinds of awesomeness going on here.
Made in England by Bladen, wool herringbone tweed. Triple flap pockets, with half Norfolk belt and action back, topped off with a rust colored windowpane. Size is marked 46, so I'm hoping one of you bigger gent's want's to step up his "English countryside pheasant hunting" game. Get at me.
AppleMark


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Also picked up this wild print tie for myself, reminds me of those Drake's pocket squares from a few seasons ago.
AppleMark

AppleMark
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Gents, 



Is this just one of their early incarnations or a diffusion line product?



Diffuse line
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Well, shit.
It's almost embaressing to follow this goodness, but 2 firsts for me, so...




My first RLBL anything.  Women's cash tneck


Some synergy




Except mine is for "The Timberdoodle Club"
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i know it probably depends, but how often is product turned over in GW to make repeat trips worthwhile?

i usually go 1x/week. for the thrifting veterans, is that too often?
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This past weekend I went to an auction and purchased a few things. My 2nd & 3rd Hermes Items and my first Louis Vuitton.



They didn't have much clothing wise but tons of jewelry and watches. Passed on some RLPL ties NWT for $100 each.
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

i know it probably depends, but how often is product turned over in GW to make repeat trips worthwhile?

i usually go 1x/week. for the thrifting veterans, is that too often?

i'm no veteran by any means, but I think it truly depends on your local thrifts. if you can find out a general schedule of when they put out new stuff that may help determine when to go and how often to go. 

 

there are some stores that stock so regularly that i go more often. others not so much. sometimes i'll hit the same store 3-4x a week but i'm sure it varies for everyone. in my area, i feel like some of the items are priced high, so sometimes i only go during the sale days, but thats just me. 

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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

i know it probably depends, but how often is product turned over in GW to make repeat trips worthwhile?

i usually go 1x/week. for the thrifting veterans, is that too often?
Definitely depends on store. One I go to puts out new stock all day. The more regular you go the easier it is. Will recognize what's been sitting on the rack forever and quickly scoop up new product.
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