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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. HansderHund

    HansderHund Well-Known Member

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    I thought I'd make this available here before it goes to the "winter closet." It will make its way to eBay.de in the fall. It's a vintage Togs Unlimited down coat by Chevignon. It's definitely older and not one of the remakes. It's in great condition with leather around shoulders/back. The sleeves zip off to make it into a vest. Size M.

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  2. grendel

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  3. mexicutioner

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    yeah this isn't even a case of "you, good sir, have gone beyond the unspoken rules of tailored clothing." this is just straight up tacky. dark colored dress shirt and sneakers with suit just scream "I DON'T KNOW WTF I'M DOING." the fact that this outfit had a high-dollar original MSRP doesn't save it from being 100% corny.
     
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  4. mexicutioner

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  5. Evil Abed

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    Eh, personally I kinda dig the shirt/tie combo, but that's just me (more of a similar blue in the tie, or a more purple shirt woulda helped). Did the best with what he had on hand given the last minute oh shit circumstances. That suit is a trip to the tailor away from looking really good, but there was probably no way DM could get a fast turnaround on narrowing the legs / trying to bring in the under arm area of the jacket.

    Would have liked to have seen darker sneakers when going this route. Sure it has some blue that matches, but at the cost of the lighter surrounds, it just doesn't properly jive in my eyes. I thought about doing it when I went to prom, but never found shoes that would work so I went with the crappy rental shoes that came with my tux. Ugh remember that whole rental racket?

    Most important of all, however, was that he enjoyed himself.
     
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  6. mexicutioner

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    ^ agreed, the suit itself was the best part, even more impressive given the short timeline. everything else just ruined it though, and kind of prevented any sort of appreciation of the suit. it's like a nice BMW 5 series that has been outfitted with garish rims, a giant spoiler, and huge decals. unless you're an expert AND have mastered the basics AND have the appropriate amount of swag in reserve (that LabelKing guy, Lapo Elkann, Luca Rubinacci) go tasteful or go home.
     
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  7. Jpmorris

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    I also sorta like the shirt tie combo. I like the shoes too, but just not with the suit. But then again im partial to funky shoes. Bottom line you tried something a bit different, that takes balls, props. (Says the man in silk slacks and ostrich boots).
     
  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    So, as it seems, old habits are hard to break. Went and did my old GW circuit today for shits n giggles. There was koppage.
    More later, but can anyone help with this logo? This (3) piece has no labels, is seemingly bespoke, and is lined all with this:
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  9. matty long legs

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    Went back to my college town for a wedding. Snagged a bridesmaid for both nights. :slayer: I was a groomsman and we wore paisley ties from tiebar.com. If you're looking for cheap ties, definitely head there. I was a really impressed with them. Hit up the outlets nearby, but didn't purchase anything. Decided to hit a thrift and found my best tie haul to date, including picking up a brand I never, ever thought I would find. Imagine if I had read this in college :brick:. Left a Southwick for Paul Stuart suit my size and shirts: Hickey Freeman linen, Viyella, Huntsman, and Carroll & Co.

    Sorry but all ties below are unavailable.

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  10. SpooPoker

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    Yessir, its good to go. This tie came out in 1994, just after the release of the Rosenthal/Versace home collection pattern called "Medusa Red". The 10" vase was Gianni's favorite, and made this and a silk shirt out of it. Heres a pic of the vase : [​IMG]
    PM if you want to let it go at cost-ish, Id be willing to take a gamble.
     
  11. ChetB

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    Nice ties, matty long legs. What was wrong with the Huntsman shirt that you passed on?
     
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    matty long legs Well-Known Member

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    Huntsman was in fine shape. I was in a rush and without looking at it I could tell it was too big for me so I passed. Looking back, probably a mistake.
     
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    Without even seeing any other pics......I WANT. (Can't offer any info on the label though :puzzled:)


    Below is my best Zegna find to date. NWOT Cashmere/Silk (feels like 100% cashmere) "Travel" SC. I've never seen a tailored garment with zippered inner pockets, pretty cool IMO. Super bummed this doesn't fit me. Tentatively unavailable while I figure out what to do with it.

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  15. SpooPoker

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    It. Is. Ridonkulous.

    Would fit you perfectly, btw :devil:
     
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    No, no, no, and no. This attitude is the root cause of the current sartorial malaise afflicting our country. Just like all good cooks follow a recipe to the smallest teaspoon until they learn the trade and what works, all men seeking to develop a style must adhere to the basics of fabrics, color combinations, tone, proportion and, for the love of all that is holy, propriety. He was at a formal event and he wore those terrible, garish shoes? It would take courage to wear sweat pants and a wife beater to prom, not a suit, dress shirt, tie and those monstrosities.

    Nothing about that outfit took balls and it should not be encouraged.
     
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    I think it's his first foray into MC, so be kind. At least it was a nice suit, even if the fit was a bit off. I too would suggest not mixing the MC and SWD worlds like this, and I don't like dark shirts with suits, but it's a first step. Hopefully he'll get into it and start wearing MC and trading with the rest of us [​IMG]
     
  19. dblb48

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    Picked up these RRL Ralph Lauren Selvedge Denim at a consignment shop for $25...they seem to be hardly worn or NWOT. DId I do allright or should I have passed?
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  20. vexco

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    Awesome.
     
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