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post #946 of 113078
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
Came across this Luciano Barbera suit:





Had to pay an outrageous $35 for it, but I bit the bullet. It needs some alterations, but ought to work for me, I think.


Wow, I love this LB suit. Nicely done!
post #947 of 113078
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
Also came across the first T&A shirt I've found that fit me. I love that it has the three button cuffs:

I think they all have those, unless they are french cuffs. Every T&A shirt I have has 3 button cuffs. I do like the fit though, pity they are so god-awful expensive or I'd haev more.
post #948 of 113078
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Originally Posted by A Guy from Shanghai View Post
Wow, I love this LB suit. Nicely done!


Where are you finding all fo this great stuff? Certainly not the Goodwill?!?!?
post #949 of 113078
Great find on the Barbera suit, Alan. I really like the dark red stripe--makes it both somber and playful. According to the A Harris guide, I believe the maker would be Partenopea.
btw, I think this is a good example of how to do pattern matching on stripes. It's just careful enough to match at the key points (such as where the arm comes next to the body) without boxing you in with the kind of rigid symmetry that can never be pleasing.
post #950 of 113078
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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
Great find on the Barbera suit, Alan. I really like the dark red stripe--makes it both somber and playful. According to the A Harris guide, I believe the maker would be Partenopea.

Thanks, pejsek. I was really pleased with this one.

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post
Where are you finding all fo this great stuff? Certainly not the Goodwill?!?!?

It did not come from Goodwill (some things do!), but rather an 'off-brand' thrift shop on one of my recent travels. The shop also yielded a vintage silk paisley cummerbund from Brooks, but really nothing else of value in the whole place. Who knows how that suit got there, but despite their exhorbitant pricing I was glad to take it off their hands.
post #951 of 113078
From an actual Goodwill (in honor of MrDaniels) for $5, a 'Marcus' sportcoat by Martin Greenfield. It's a winter weight, so won't see use for a few months. Anybody know what these things went for?



post #952 of 113078
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post
Where are you finding all fo this great stuff? Certainly not the Goodwill?!?!?

I have a close friend who is in wholesale/brokage business. Besides, I have Off fifth, rack, basement, and Marshall's stores that are close to my home.
post #953 of 113078
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post


The ultimate go-to-hell/miserly trad tie from Chipp.

I'm an idiot, I looked at that for about a minute and thought "Humbug, Bah?".
post #954 of 113078
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
From an actual Goodwill (in honor of MrDaniels) for $5, a 'Marcus' sportcoat by Martin Greenfield. It's a winter weight, so won't see use for a few months. Anybody know what these things went for?

Sometimes one can have good luck at the Upper East Side thrift shops here in NYC....those 10021 folks just do not have a concept of selling top-quality on eBay!
post #955 of 113078
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
I think they all have those, unless they are french cuffs. Every T&A shirt I have has 3 button cuffs. I do like the fit though, pity they are so god-awful expensive or I'd haev more.

I have a few single button cuffs
post #956 of 113078
Yes. The three-button cuff is certainly one of the signature details of a T&A rtw shirt. But I have seen (and worn) one and two as well (but never four or more). I'll admit to liking the three-button model--even when it seems fairly determined to announce its pedigree (as is the case with Alan's shirt in that bold and flamboyant check). I don't recognize the authority or jurisdiction of the good taste police (always struggling in the direction of a crushing and mean austerity).
post #957 of 113078
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Came across this Luciano Barbera suit:

Yep, Partenopea, so of very recent make. Good job!
post #958 of 113078
I have been doing OK over the last few weeks. I have found: Pure cashmere Paul Smith crew-neck sweater Canali jacket Joseph Abboud silk/linen slacks Arthur Galan jacket that fits my son real well (AG is an Australian label, fused stuff, but nice enough for a teenager) Sterling silver Art Deco cufflinks with Egyptian design Vintage MOP stud and cufflink set Hugo Boss jacket Gant shirt - again for my son Geoffrey Beene casual shirt - son again. CCC rugby top Two plain blue Ermenegildo Zegna business shirts. All that would have cost me about $A90. I also bought a fake Cartier ladies' watch. Oh well.
post #959 of 113078
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
I have been doing OK over the last few weeks. I have found:

Canali jacket

Canali jacket! What a great find...
post #960 of 113078
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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
Yes. The three-button cuff is certainly one of the signature details of a T&A rtw shirt. But I have seen (and worn) one and two as well (but never four or more). I'll admit to liking the three-button model--even when it seems fairly determined to announce its pedigree (as is the case with Alan's shirt in that bold and flamboyant check). I don't recognize the authority or jurisdiction of the good taste police (always struggling in the direction of a crushing and mean austerity).

Interesting, I have never seen those. I think I would actually prefer the single or two button closure, but have never seen them at NM here in Atlanta. Maybe I am not looking hard enough. Thanks!
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