Nice shirt haul! Reminds me a little of the Turnbull & Asser cache I ran into a few months back. So awesome when you find great things every other shirt in the rack.
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I love the print on that tie, gorgeous! I have never found BBBF in a thrift, but I like their OCBDs better than any other brand and they can be found for surprisingly reasonable prices on the Bay - I don't think I have paid more than $40 for one. Not sure why they are so under the radar for the level of quality...
Almost forgot about this guy, by far the nicest shirt I've ever found for myself. At least as much handwork as the Kiton I just posted. Hand attached waterfall sleeves, placket, collar, yoke and cuffs with hand-stitched button holes and fat mother of pearl buttons.
Anybody else ever find stuff from this brand? Retail doesn't look too crazy considering the amount of handwork.
Nothing on this jacket. I just let this one sit, which was a smarter move in this case.
On the other two I had the waist and chest brought in a little. Now they're a bit too tight on my shoulders. If I lift up my arms they pull super hard. I'll live with it for this season, but I'll likely have to have them altered again next fall before I start wearing them again.
I think I'm going to start using a different tailor as well as this one has taken 3-4 tries to get a pair of pants done and another issue always seems to pop up. It wasn't like they went, "Oh, you need this this and this done," which is something I wanted. I.e. treat me like a fool and tell me all the alterations I need to have the pants fit me properly. I don't need that suit for a bit, so I'll be fine, but it's annoying. At the rate I'm 'growing', I have a feeling that the jacket will be too small by the time I need it! Hahaha.
Is it a tailor or alterations person? I have two reliable people. One is cheap and does simple jobs like hemming trousers. I will take the measurements/pin things and bring them to her. She does the work pretty cheap. Anything more than that and I go to a proper tailor. They charge quite a bit, but they (especially the father) knows proper fit. He'll allow me to override, but I trust him enough to talk me out of some things.
If you're using a tailor and they're answering questions with "Well, whatever you want," they've likely been conditioned by their clients. At one point, the tailor was the trusted keeper of information and clients would rely on them. I don't think that's quite the case today.
Nah, she's a dress maker, but she does mens alterations and recuts jackets etc. When I asked her to hem pants she did it with the traditional 1 inch break from the floor and I told her I wanted close to no break so we brought it up.
The other guy is supposed to be good. It was a rec from @Giuseppe Timore though I know he has an even better tailor that he sometimes uses that's more costly. I'll ask him for that rec when the time comes. That reminds me that I need to go drop by his store soon!
Just curious, at what price point will u guys not grab a turnbull &asser shirt at the thrifts
Wow! That HK is clean. Can't beat vintage electronics that come with the original owner's manual!
So wish this was a couple sizes larger! I love these obscure Neapolitan shirt makers.
Today was slow.
Isaia winter weight SC. 42 L. No vent. Surgeon's cuffs.
Same donor as my Isaia suit haul back in February of 2008. Sadly it seems he's found an over-priced local consignment store to dispose of his wares instead of donating them. The jacket had half of a consignment store label attached. I think the consignment shop dumped off a bunch of unsold stuff as there were other pieces as well with the same store's tags.
A bit of luck today at the Salvation Army. I was about to leave when a worker pushed a rack of suits out of the back. Within that rack I pulled out three Gianluca Isaia pieces. Two had the original Isaia Napoli hangers. Two are suits, and one appears to be perhaps an orphaned suit coat, though I'm not sure....maybe someone can help me out there. It was the only one without an Isaia hanger and the tag was missing (got it for $6 because the tag was gone), which leads me to believe the trousers are floating about somewhere. I'm going back tomorrow to look more, as I was with a friend who seemed to be getting bored. Despite the ridiculous prices (not ridiculous for Isaia, but ridiculous for a thrift store, a Salvation Army no less) I bought all three for $72. All are failry recent - two are 2006 and one is 2003. They appear to be mtm, as there is no size tag or anythign like that.
AE Madison Ave. Brown. 9 1/2 D
Mint Armani Collezioni women's leather jacket. Can't figure out of it's a Euro or Italian size. If Euro then it's a US 10, if Italian then it's a US 6.