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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. Pierce R

    Pierce R Well-Known Member

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    Upon examination, I think the right shoe is wide and the left one isn't. They both say size 10.5, though.

    After a coat of neutral polish and a light buff, it appears that they're chili.

    I just swapped in my SOF Soles from my desert boots for the AE inserts, and now they fit very well.
     
  2. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Paul Stuart Grenson nubuck and leather saddle shoes. 13D... They're available. I'm in the process of cleaning the up for EBay...

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  3. sparrow

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    Ive found the fits to be good, for me anyway.
    at least before the whole JCP shakeup
     
  4. Digmenow

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    My ratio of Brooks Brothers to Stafford finds is something on the order of about 1:100. I guess I suck at meme generating. :(
     
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    I thought it was funny, once you explained it.
     
  6. SeaJen

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    From all my reading, Peal & Co for BB shoes are tagged with their US size, it I found these beauties (for a little more than thrift price) and I can get my 10/10.5 foot uncomfortably in them, and they are tagged 8.5 D. Have outsole length of 12.25" which also seems on the long side.
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  7. ChetB

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    A first for me: genuine alligator:

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    Barbour Beaufort + hood. Purchased with the funds from recently flipped Margiela and Isaia suits. To add another data point to the internet: I normally take a 42; 40 in the Beaufort fits me great.
     
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  8. Fueco

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    That sounds as long as my 9.5 AEs...
     
  9. pnutpug

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    My first thought is, I am an 8.5 D and those would look nice in my closet. However, I recently scored a fab pair of brand-new with bags Walkover wingtip boots on the Bay for south of $100, so I don't really need them.

    That said, a couple of things.

    One, if they don't fit, you should get rid of them. There is no way to make ill-fitting shoes or boots work, no matter how much you might like the look.

    Two--and this has been said a hundred million bazillion times--sole measurements mean nothing. Nada. Zero. Don't believe me? Go to your closet, pick out two different shoes that fit well, measure the soles and you'll find that the measurements are different. If this isn't clear, then let me say this: Measuring soles is an absolute, utter, complete waste of time. Legendary SF seller Steve Smith, who knows better than most what he's doing, refuses to measure soles because he knows a, it's a waste of time, b, most folks who ask for sole measurements are tire-kickers who never pull the trigger. At one time, he would measure soles for $5, with that cost applied toward the purchase if a deal was consummated. I do not believe that anyone ever took him up on that offer. I have sold exactly one pair of shoes after providing measurements to someone, and I usually won't do it because, again, it is a waste of everyone's time. I cannot figure out how or why anyone got the idea that you can judge whether shoes fit by measuring soles, but it is way up there in the all-time myths of secondhand fashion lore.
     
  10. SeaJen

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    I should have been more explicit. I wasn't hoping to make these work on me, I was more curious about whether they are really 8.5 or, as Fueco has speculated, perhaps 9.5. They are unworn C&J for Peal BB on the 240 last and I will be selling for hopefully large profits. Had they been 10s I would have been rocking them for sure.

    I also agree about the value of outsole measurements. My own shoes are all different lengths, but that doesn't mean I don't get badgered into providing them on listings. I make no claim to what the measurements translate to (because they don't translate to anything) but it stops me getting messages requesting them.
     
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  11. Fueco

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    Just measured three pairs of shoes...

    My Allen Edmonds are 12 1/8 long on the outsole. My Edward Greens and Mezlans are 11 7/8.

    All three are 9.5.
     
  12. Fueco

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    Okay, I'm making this killer suit available here before posting it up on the Bay...

    Tom James bespoke suit dated 4/24/96. It's in outstanding condition. All I've found are a couple of almost unnoticeable stains on the liner. The fabric itself is excellent.

    It appears to be a dark gray (depends on lighting) with light gray and red pinstriping. Three buttons.

    I estimate it as close to a 44R.

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    Measurements (measured laid out flat):
    Jacket:
    Chest (pit to pit): 23.5 inches
    Length (bottom of collar to bottom hem at back): 32.5 inches
    Sleeves (shoulder seam to end of sleeve): 25.5 inches
    Waist (across at middle button): 22.75 inches
    Shoulders (seam to seam): 20 inches

    Pants:
    Waist: 19.75 inches
    Inseam: 30.75 inches
    Outseam: 42.5 inches
    Rise: 12.5 inches



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  13. pnutpug

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    Congrats on the Barbour, and I think your assessment is accurate--the cut is roomy.
     
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    Awesome! :slayer:
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    Partial thrifted fit from this morning. It all began with thinking about how to use a cool Charvet tie I received in a trade from k4lnamja. I was going for a casual look today. Because of the sad state of modern dress a colleague came up to me and asked if I had an important off-site meeting. I guess wearing something other than a long-sleeve knit polo shirt means either an important meeting or a job interview or maybe a wedding or funeral.

    • Topman SC with black button and back stitching on the buttonholes. A bit fashion forward for me but worked with the trousers.
    • Charvet tie
    • CT "Casual" shirt
    • CT navy chinos
    • Church's Custom Grade

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  15. mrdeep2001

    mrdeep2001 Well-Known Member

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    Are Bellini ties any good? The "Made in Italy" label looks familiar, but can't put my finger on it...



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    Harry Rosen for Samuelsohn (Orphan?)

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    Messori Black Label - Limited info I could find, these pants could be in the $400+ range
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    Finally, I saw this coat


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    with some sexy ass MOP buttons

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    Hmm, who the hell makes this jacket?
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    Do bijan coats always have the "One Hundred % Bijan!" tag? I could not find the pants to this jacket for the life of me, how can I wear this pimp coat?
     
  16. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    You can absolutely stretch shoes to fit, and you can do it for cheap!. Sneakers and loafers, boots and combat boots -- one size, two sizes -- I've seen a million faces, and I've rocked them all. (You can't, however, shrink them. At least not yet. Stay tuned for developments).

    Nice white-buttoned double breastedness, GmmCL
     
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  17. IRKSM

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    can you send non barbour jackets to barbour to get waxed?
     
  18. ChetB

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    pnutpug Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with that.
     
  20. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    You can stretch for width in the front part - depending on construction - but certainly not for length.
     
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