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quality doesn't blow me away, but nice photographs sir!

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Nice! I like the lining!

 

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Rue La La has Brooks Brothers today - most prices are along the lines of outlets but some deals (i.e.: suede jacket down to $180 from $600) to be had.  

 

Spoilered invite link since it's kinda spammy:

 

 

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It'll always be the Sears Tower to me.  I need to get back to Chicago one day - been too long, though I'd probably be disappointed with the changes to my old neighborhoods.  Only positive change might be that the planetarium is correct again after Pluto was deemed no longer planet-worthy. 

 

 

I want to party with you guys.

You're not missing much.  What neighborhoods?  I still love Chicago but my backyard is getting a little too rowdy.

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Wilay,  so Glad you like it, made another Seiko lover! they rock, and you rock!   thanks for posting it up.

 

Snoogz, that cray cray tweed?  i would move mountains for that.

 

Dig, you are the sole reason i am going to watch the whole show. awesome.

 

i love you guyz.      :spew:

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Belted back jacket is cool. From the brief late '60s/early '70s period where '30s styles became popular again and several makers did some almost-but-not-quite-accurate repros of early styles.
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You're not missing much.  What neighborhoods?  I still love Chicago but my backyard is getting a little too rowdy.

 

In chronological order: Rogers Park, East Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, Lakeview East.  Bucktown was still a wasteland when I moved there...and I moved out right around when they were filming The Real World in Wicker Park (got out just in time - darn falootin' yuppies starting moving in).  East Lakeview was my favorite bar none.  Probably the best big city in America, Chicago is.

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In chronological order: Rogers Park, East Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, Lakeview East.  Bucktown was still a wasteland when I moved there...and I moved out right around when they were filming The Real World in Wicker Park (got out just in time - darn falootin' yuppies starting moving in).  East Lakeview was my favorite bar none.  Probably the best big city in America, Chicago is.

 



Justin Townes Earle does a fantastic song called Rogers Park.
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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post

Waterfield muzetto outback waxed canvas bag





Waterfield bags are great! I found several nylon bags in different styles a few years ago. Sadly I sold them all as I didn't really have a use for them but they were built like tanks. Good stuff! Probably would have kept one if I had found a waxed canvas one like you found.
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Has paisley fallen out of favor lately? I like paisley ties second only to argyles/plaids. Perhaps that's just me...

+1. Some of my favorite ties are paisley. I do prefer the large paisley prints though, like the Talbott BOC I found (pictured below).

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

In chronological order: Rogers Park, East Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, Lakeview East.  Bucktown was still a wasteland when I moved there...and I moved out right around when they were filming The Real World in Wicker Park (got out just in time - darn falootin' yuppies starting moving in).  East Lakeview was my favorite bar none.  Probably the best big city in America, Chicago is.

Bucktown is a hipster hangout lol.   You mention many other nice neighborhoods.  Unfortunately for me the South Side hasn't caught up.  I moved out of Bridgeport right as it started to blow up to invest in Bronzeville in 2006 and that hasn't worked out well for me so I'm in the process of trying to get out.  My work keeps me out in the south burbs so I think it's time I got out of the city as a resident anyway.  They've built up a lot along the south side lake front, a new harbor and Hyde Park beach will be missed but not being able to walk around at night won't be.  All in all I do love this city but just not where I'm at.  

 

Back on topic slighty:  There are many good thrift shops :lol:

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SHOUT OUT TO @jgill79 FOR AN AWESOME OUTWEAR TRADE! 

 

GOOD DUDE, AWESOME STUFF!

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SHOUT OUT TO @jgill79 FOR AN AWESOME OUTWEAR TRADE! 

 

GOOD DUDE, AWESOME STUFF!

I came out pretty darn well on my end too! Thanks, Snoogz!

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That thing looks interesting.  And nice find - hardly ever see it.  Hope you post a link on the "what I'm selling" thread if you end up parting with it.

 

 

 

 

 

Some decent grabs but might be time for a new camera, unless you live on Saturn and everything is always that yellow.  Or maybe I have jaundice.  Oh my God, do I have jaundice guys?!  Great, I have jaundice.

  

 

  

 

I snapped them with my iPhone in a hurry in a poorly lit room. Is this a fine photography thread or something?

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... The other advice I'll give to folks here is to expand your horizons. Don't be stuck looking only in certain parts of the store. I've found awesome pieces in everything from the book section (I once found a friend's senior year high school year book at a GW! She was quite shocked when I took a picture of her portrait and sent it to her through FB) to the small appliances section (I thrifted a CCrane Radio+ in perfect condition for something like 1/30th of retail price).

I agree that many good finds are to be had in other parts of the store, but one thing that limits me is time. I don't have a huge amount of time to spend thrifting, so I have to make strategic decisions on how to best spend that time. I often use the first couple areas (suits, outerwear, shirts) to determine if it might be better to just move on to another store. I wish my area gave me more reasons to thrift the other sections.
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Originally Posted by "SpooPoker" View Post

Something that old cant really be considered "the good", even though its well made.

To be frank, the only real "good" Lanvin pieces - speaking to flip, I mean - are the ones that look like they belong in SWD instead of CM.

And, because Im tired and cranky, Ill rant for a sec - while label hunting is worthwhile obviously, some of you need to start looking more at quality and construction and shopping with taste. Finding a 3x2" label on an ugly garment that says Rubinacci is one thing - but finding no label on a 100% cashmere, hand applied collar, tailored full canvas sport coat could be even better than that.

Its much harder to thrift this way, because its not the math of learning encyclopedic knowledge of what a label looks like. Just saying. Ive found some stellar pieces that are made by nobodies, that sell for more than the "good" Lanvin. And almost certainly, Id wear something that fits and looks nice and is anon - as opposed to wearing a 20 year old "good" Canali.

(note, Im not by any means knocking the post above me - just something to open some narrow eyes a bit and teach you what I have learned)


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Originally Posted by "capnwes" View Post

Thrift Prediction......

By this time tomorrow night, someone here will be enveloped in beaver. 

For a good time call.....


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Originally Posted by "330CK" View Post

Been having excellent luck thrifting on eBay lately. This stack includes Bottega Veneta, Sulka w/ 14ct gold corners, and Swaine Adeney & Brigg w/ 9ct gold corners. Less than $10/each with shipping included. smile.gif
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This is nuts!!!

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