well what about the price. she says that with pleats on the back when she brings the sides in she also needs to alter the back.
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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 5664post #84946 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:01pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #84947 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:04pmQuote:
I've always thought of tailors like I think of auto mechanics. Once you find one you like, stick with 'em, and never howl about price.post #84948 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:06pmpost #84949 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:07pmpost #84950 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:10pmQuote:Originally Posted by thefastlife
so guys, a bit off topic but still pertains to thrifting...my tailor has been chastising me lately for bringing in shirts with pleats on the back. saying how hard it is to tailor and how much it costs (would have costed like $30/shirt to tailor to fit me).
is this typical? or should i find a new tailor?
He may just be looking out for you and recommending that, if you want a slim fit, you buy shirts without pleats in the first place to save yourself the trouble/cost. If he knew you were paying 5 bucks a shirt and the tailoring cost is worth it to you, he might change his tune.
If you're having darts added to a shirt that has pleats, he may just think it looks bad, since the darts and pleats are working at cross purposes. I'd agree with that.post #84951 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:12pmWelp, I'll get lost in the post-Andro shuffle (awesome haul, BTW), but my meager finds. Burned some time in a GW yesterday, got the itch, so went out today.
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Minty fresh pink striped Gitman Bros (16 neck, so available), 2x recent Zegna, old Dunhillpost #84952 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:12pmQuote:
yea. i did just move and found this one through yelp. she gets outstanding reviews and has done some work with which i was pleased. but $30+ for tailoring a shirt seems a bit high - pleats or not.post #84953 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:16pmpost #84954 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:24pm^ https://www.google.com/search?q=site:styleforum.net+nataku%20camo%20guide
Andro: They just looked a little shiny/wide for my tastes, but maybe the pic is deceiving.post #84955 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:24pmQuote:Originally Posted by AndroFan
Alright, here's the shit. Spoilered because it's a billion pics.
Ferragamo Kilties, mint Brother Wright (cool old (probably pre-1960s) USA made shoes), Ferragamo suede women's flats.
NWT recent Armani, NWT recent Canli, recent Stefano Ricci (probably the nicest, most wearable, and softest tie I've thrifted), Hermes, Vineyard Vines Bulls & Bears
BB Golden Fleece, VV, Ricci, good Lanvin
Ted Baker, Talbott BOC x2
Someone unloaded their entire collection of infinitely wearable CT ties x7
Marmot goose down puffer for the GF
Harris Tweed full length overcoat
SC-able Isaia, Harris Tweed, BB hopsack, Oxxford
Paul Frederick (don't care..it's the sickest SC of theirs I've seen. Triple patch pockets), WM Fox & Co. true madras, recent Canali, recent PRL corneliani (3/2, side vent)
Berle (for me, sick pattern), FF Zanella, Zanella
FF Zanella, FF Santorelli, Burberry flannel
FF BB Madison linen, Oxxford, Belvest
Zegna, current label Zegna, recent Samuelsohn x2
One of the sickest Oxxfords I've picked up(ticket pocket, working cuffs, heavyweight flannel, FF pants)
1959 Wealeson & Legate bespoke suit (Sackville, off-row)
Tommy Nutter SR (RTW, not bespoke...still, first Nutter I've seen in person), James & James bespoke tux jacket (Old Burlington street, off-row), recent Canali, BB Loro Piana
PRL lambswool card with MOP buttons, BB pure cashmere v-neck, Peter Millar cashmere blend 1/4 zip
Zegna merino wool, BB made in England lambswool
Recent-ish HF full belted topcoat
Jeff Rose, Paul & Shark, Bills Khaki
Canali, Graham x2
Nicest CT slim fit I've seen, Ben Silver, Ben Silver, Zegna
Peter Millar x3
Versace, Barbour, Dunhill
Eton, Etro, Luciano Barbera
Pendleton lightweight shacket, NWT Pendleton, Vintage Woolrich shacket
Sulka (the oldest date-confirmed shirt I've found...dated July 1959. Gorgeous), Ferragamo, RLPL
RLPL x3 (last is linen, SS)
Talbott Estate Bespoke, Willis & Geiger Poplin/Safari shirt
Sidenote on the Talbott: this is the nicest shirt I've ever handled. Blows Fray/Kiton/Charvet et al. away. Everything is hand done. The MOP buttons are fucking massive, and they are attached like SC buttons. See pics below. I was blown away...amazing shirt.
BB Cable knit tennis sweater
Awesome tank of a BB sweater, made in Denmark
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Is this something cool, and any idea on the age?
USA made, real MOP buttons, split side gusset. Just seemed well made overall.
Also, is this something cool and how old? Because it seems super cool. It weighs exactly 47.2 trillion pounds, button fly, looks unique. Is that "9/63" the year?
I must say, those are some sexy nutters.post #84956 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:29pmQuote:Originally Posted by AndroFan
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Haha, love it! That is an amazing haul! Well done! I don't think that particular shirt is anything special. I'd say early to mid 70's. Those pants look awesome. Unfortunately I don't know very much when it comes to foreign military stuff. I think someone mentioned they were from the UK. I sold a similar pair of swedish wool military pants that also weighed in close to 47.2 trillion pounds and had a button fly. Got $35-ish I think. Not terribly valuable but very cool nonetheless.Quote:
Here ya go!
The Camo Guide
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)My knowledge is pretty limited to stuff that is either Vietnam era or US camo stuff. I still thought a visual aid might be helpful for those of you who may come across this stuff and wonder if it's worth a pick up. Here are some patterns that are very desirable.
HBT camo. Used in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The pattern is strikingly similar to the "duck hunter" pattern used since the end of WWII throughout the 80's for commercial sportswear and hunting clothing. The duck hunter pattern was also used by the ARVN and US Special Forces in Vietnam. The HBT pattern is different though. It is printed on Herringbone Twill cotton. The garments have two sides (reversible); a fall side and a spring/summer side. Very rare and sought after. This pattern was also used to make packs and bags as well.
I've only once found a HBT camo piece in my thrifting career and it was this past spring. It was a cover-all suit in near mint condition. It was also taken from my cart when I wasn't looking.
Mitchell Camo. Super easy to spot but insanely rare. I've never seen any in person before. Developed during Korea. Some leftovers were used early on in Vietnam.
Tiger stripe. This can be tricky as it is kind of popular and has been reissued. If it has a green label that looks like this, pass. Also notice how the colors are darker. This is a later issue style that was used by US Special Forces in the 80's. Not very desirable.
The good tiger stripe will look like this (brighter colors)
And most good ones will not have any markings/tags at all or will have a stamp that looks like this (however there are exceptions):
A-M stands for Asian Medium. The US ones will say US-M (for US Medium).
ERDL camo. Use started in 1968. This is easier to find than Tiger Stripe, but still is scarce these days. Most were issued standard OD-Green poplin stuff.
This is easily mistaken for the modern day Woodland, especially the brown dominant pattern. Notice in the ERDL that the printing was different. The colors are a little more blured together. The Woodland (Shown below) has crisp borders of each color. Woodland is basically worthless.
A non camo item worth looking at are Vietnam era jungle pants. They are OD green and made of rip-stop cotton poplin. If you were to get lucky and find any Vietnam era jungle fatigues, you'd likely find a jacket. The pants were usually worn into the ground and trashed so they're pretty scarce. The jackets don't have much demand since there are still a bunch out there but these pants bring in some $$.
Edited by Nataku - 11/17/13 at 2:52pmpost #84957 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:30pm
Ahh, gotcha. Yeah, I had the flash on for all the pics in the dark basement, so everything has a bit more sheen than in person. They're standard, 3.5" wide.
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Andro: They just looked a little shiny/wide for my tastes, but maybe the pic is deceiving.post #84958 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:47pmpost #84959 of 13872811/17/13 at 2:57pmQuote:
I believe this is 70s-80s era. They're German, actually, atleast every pair I was able to find online while researching was. That blacked out bar is probably hiding a German name. Mine are in minty condition, but they're bid at around $50 right now on the bay.
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