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post #91051 of 112448
Noob regarding the shoe mod I would use this as a cheap (hopefully) lesson that if you are trying to do an outside the box mod if you involve someone who does not get your true vision it usually will leave you fuct. I read this thread pretty much every single day. Get tons of good ideas and knowledge from all of you.

I mod or have modded most of the new or vintage items I get. I have had my vision butchered by so called professionals many times. I understand your frustration. Good luck moving forward. Next time bring pics or an actual shoe and try going to someone who gets what you want to do and possibly has done it before.
post #91052 of 112448
Found my first Kiton (other than a tie) tonight, and it just happened to be a cashmere 2/3 SC with working cuffs. And it was sitting right next to the softest chocolate brown Canali SC I have ever felt. Film tomorrow, as long as @txwoodworker doesn't shank me for the Kiton before I get the chance smile.gif .
post #91053 of 112448

Found a Canali harry rosen lana cashmere blazer, than proceeded to find two big ass moth holes on the arm (feelsbad)

 

But found an a.p.c grey blazer atleast.

post #91054 of 112448

Hey guys, I figure this is relevant to the thread, and I'd like to tell you all what you helped to kick off in my life...

For the most part, when stuff doesn't fit my roommate (it always doesn't fit me XD) we bay it, but we also started selling stuff on our campus via a Facebook group.

Anyways, about two months ago, we got a message from the student government. They asked us to run a collection for their annual fashion show as a featured retailer.There are like half a dozen "boutique" secondhand stores (read: victims) nearby that normally supply clothing for the collections, and they wanted to add us to the mix. Naturally, we were like "When the hell else would we get a chance to do this?" So we said yes, providing that we were dressing our own people. Anyways, we got the green light and it's happening. 

Last year, the showing for the guys was exactly what you'd expect from these stores, which is, to say, abysmal. 

We're lining up ten thrift fits to educate them a little bit :) 

We can't tailor everything, but we've got enough to work with (and we handpicked the models based on eyeballing their sizes), that I think we stand a great chance of putting together something really cool. 

We finally get started tomorrow. Models are coming in for their first fittings. So excited. I'll keep you all updated!

Anyways, this is mostly due to all of the excellent advice I've gotten here. Thanks guys!




 

post #91055 of 112448
Nice fish!
post #91056 of 112448
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post
 

Hey guys, I figure this is relevant to the thread, and I'd like to tell you all what you helped to kick off in my life...

For the most part, when stuff doesn't fit my roommate (it always doesn't fit me XD) we bay it, but we also started selling stuff on our campus via a Facebook group.

Anyways, about two months ago, we got a message from the student government. They asked us to run a collection for their annual fashion show as a featured retailer.There are like half a dozen "boutique" secondhand stores (read: victims) nearby that normally supply clothing for the collections, and they wanted to add us to the mix. Naturally, we were like "When the hell else would we get a chance to do this?" So we said yes, providing that we were dressing our own people. Anyways, we got the green light and it's happening. 

Last year, the showing for the guys was exactly what you'd expect from these stores, which is, to say, abysmal. 

We're lining up ten thrift fits to educate them a little bit :) 

We can't tailor everything, but we've got enough to work with (and we handpicked the models based on eyeballing their sizes), that I think we stand a great chance of putting together something really cool. 

We finally get started tomorrow. Models are coming in for their first fittings. So excited. I'll keep you all updated!

Anyways, this is mostly due to all of the excellent advice I've gotten here. Thanks guys!

Very cool. Im guessing fit/style is going to be more important then quality of the items?  Keep us up to date and some pics!

 

ALSO - Thanks to everyone for all the PM's for keeping an eye out for the J Crew Gingham check shirts  :fistbump:


Edited by Brianpore - 1/9/14 at 9:52pm
post #91057 of 112448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Very cool. Im guessing fit/style is going to important then quality of the items?  Keep us up to date and some pics!


You're right that fit is going to take top priority, but we're going to do berserk quality too :) we're trying to run as many grails as we can! As for the style itself, fashion can go die in a fire. We're gonna do it SF approved. 

post #91058 of 112448

Cool Fishy. Please post updates as you go.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post
 

As for the style itself, fashion can go die in a fire. We're gonna do it SF approved. 

 

 

This, though, makes me sad. Really?

post #91059 of 112448

Crazy nice finds recently guys.

 

My girlfriend is out of town, so I finally got around to photographing the items I've picked up over the past month.  Figured I'd share since my entire knowledge base is attributable to this thread. Everything that isn't staying in my closet is hopefully going to supplement my upcoming major life events savings account, but I'd be willing to discuss trades if there is something you need!

Warning: CRAZY amount of pics including vintage Levi's porn (Click to show)

 

I posted some pics of a pair of deadstock vintage Levi's 501 big 'E' selvedge that I found a few days before Christmas.  Thanks to @Stewie and @MJMcRibb for their insight via PM.  I actually kopped five pairs of deadstock Levi's 501s - three pairs of STF non-selvedge, one pair of little 'e' selvedge, and the aforementioned big 'E'. 

 

A pair of the non-selvedge:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Selvedge little 'e' - I'm guessing late 70s?

 

AppleMark

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selvedge big 'E'.  Some rusting on the buttons and a few loose threads.  Otherwise fucking pristine :nodding:

 

I think I let out an audible yelp in GW when I realized what these were.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest:

 

Skeet (and egregious plagiarism of Spoo's photos...)

 

 

 

 

Pendleton

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

Zegna, Barbour, Eton

 

 

 

Orvis

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Rag & Bone

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark

 

Cabela's

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Kilkenny

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

John Molloy

 

AppleMark

 

 

Incotex, Luciano Barbera

 

 

 

Brunello Cucinelli

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

Corneliani

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

BB Hand Tailored

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Samuelsohn

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

Couple of crazy bespoke pieces:

 

SC

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suit with Loro Piana S 130s and Silk 600

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

William Barry

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

Penfield - I posted this before but ima post it again

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Goose (missing the coyote fur hood lining)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

annnnd finally this crazy PRL belted trench

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

post #91060 of 112448
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

 

This, though, makes me sad. Really?

Just because it's SF approved doesn't mean it needs to be drab. We're talking blue and green cashmere attolini jackets and loud tartans for days :D Sure a few will be more somber, but we want to show off the cool side of menswear!
 

post #91061 of 112448
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

The two jackets I picked up the other day.

Theory. Staple grey blazer. 38R Slim fit.







Paul stuart dual vented jacket 44L. Super 150's.






Both available.


Think the PS was a good pickup?

Both look pretty dated. I would return them if possible and try again.
post #91062 of 112448

Bespoke SCs are Adrian Jules.  Nice finds. 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by COtoKS View Post
 

Crazy nice finds recently guys.

 

My girlfriend is out of town, so I finally got around to photographing the items I've picked up over the past month.  Figured I'd share since my entire knowledge base is attributable to this thread. Everything that isn't staying in my closet is hopefully going to supplement my upcoming major life events savings account, but I'd be willing to discuss trades if there is something you need!

Warning: CRAZY amount of pics including vintage Levi's porn (Click to show)

 

I posted some pics of a pair of deadstock vintage Levi's 501 big 'E' selvedge that I found a few days before Christmas.  Thanks to @Stewie and @MJMcRibb for their insight via PM.  I actually kopped five pairs of deadstock Levi's 501s - three pairs of STF non-selvedge, one pair of little 'e' selvedge, and the aforementioned big 'E'. 

 

A pair of the non-selvedge:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Selvedge little 'e' - I'm guessing late 70s?

 

AppleMark

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selvedge big 'E'.  Some rusting on the buttons and a few loose threads.  Otherwise fucking pristine :nodding:

 

I think I let out an audible yelp in GW when I realized what these were.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest:

 

Skeet (and egregious plagiarism of Spoo's photos...)

 

 

 

 

Pendleton

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

Zegna, Barbour, Eton

 

 

 

Orvis

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Rag & Bone

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark

 

Cabela's

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Kilkenny

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

John Molloy

 

AppleMark

 

 

Incotex, Luciano Barbera

 

 

 

Brunello Cucinelli

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

Corneliani

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

BB Hand Tailored

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Samuelsohn

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

Couple of crazy bespoke pieces:

 

SC

 

AppleMark

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suit with Loro Piana S 130s and Silk 600

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

William Barry

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

Penfield - I posted this before but ima post it again

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Goose (missing the coyote fur hood lining)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

annnnd finally this crazy PRL belted trench

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

post #91063 of 112448

Thank you sir...I thought I had seen those labels before.

post #91064 of 112448

They're not *necessarily* that dated.  PS tends toward wider-ish lapels if that's what's throwing you off, from the many fairly recent instances I've seen.  NY-Chicago-Tokyo label means it dates at least post-1995.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stewie View Post


Both look pretty dated. I would return them if possible and try again.
post #91065 of 112448
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post
 

Just because it's SF approved doesn't mean it needs to be drab. We're talking blue and green cashmere attolini jackets and loud tartans for days :D Sure a few will be more somber, but we want to show off the cool side of menswear!
 

 

Maybe I misunderstood. You said "fashion can go die in a fire," which seemed odd for someone putting on a fashion show.

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