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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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    C&J cardiff, my size and in good condition
     
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    Wasn't me, I was a draftsman by trade, I always write in ALL CAPS.
     
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    Deadstock/NOS vintage suit, 1939 union tag. Not available.

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    I took a peak in the box. Pretty sure I got three black t-shirts. Thanks Left Field. [​IMG]

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    That suit is something else. Looks like something @Tibor has dreams about.
     
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    I figured you didn't get up to Richmond Hill much anyways.
     
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    Congrats! I did the same thing about six years ago (0.86 carat, VS1, D, Ideal cut) and it was hell on my nerves waiting for that rock to be shipped from FL (ethrifted it).


    Thrift fit - too much burgundy?

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    Canali orphan
    Billy Reid shirt
    Vintage wool knit
    J Crew silk (discount)
    Suitsupply trou
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    That's just outside my thrifting territory.
     
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    LOL, I was just going to post the same picture. I saw that re-run about a week ago.
     
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    had a nice find yesterday.

    Ralph Lauren Black Label down vest XL but fits slim enough to fit me.

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    Nice!! But changing either the Tie or the P.S would really lift it.
     
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    Congrats! I got mine online last summer. 1.01, vs2, g, ideal. blue nile.

    since you have those stats in front of you, I assume you already have THE one picked out. however, if I can offer some unsolicited advice, if not for you then for anyone else thinking about taking the plunge.

    the main areas of the 4 C's you can skimp on are color and clarity. I saw 4 stones lined up next to each other, same size, cut and clarity, in colors d-g-h-j. you could only see that the j was slightly yellow and only in certain lights. the others looked exactly the same.

    with clarity, it all depends on the size of and where the inclusions are. something can be an S1 because it has one huge black spot right in the middle of the table, or because it has 50 tiny spots throughout, mostly invisible to the naked eye. if that huge black spot is on the edge and can be covered by a prong, it is still an s1 due to the size of the issue, but itll never be seen. also, remember, vs2 means nothing visible to the naked eye but easily visible under magnification. how often is it going to be under magnification?

    you could get a g or h and a vs2 or s1 and get a bigger stone for the same price. size isnt everything, but if you cant see the difference in the other areas, why pay for it? this is different than talking about the inner construction of a suit because that is taking into account longevity, fit, etc. downgrading the diamond stats is purely cosmetic and wont be seen unless you have a microscope.

    thats how I got mine, I saw the grading service mapping of the inclusions with a ton of little dots and decided to take a chance because there was a return policy. took it to my local jeweler for appraisal and he said he could barely make out a few of them under 10x, that he woukd have graded it vs1, and that I got a steal. the grading is subjective anyway.

    so I took the cash I saved on color and clarity and poured it into cut and carat. so my fiance, as declared by our group of friends (mostly engaged or married), has the biggest and brightest ring. that makes her happy haha.

    also, there is a website I used extensively where you put in the angles and measurements of the actual stone and it calculates how well it will reflect light (which makes it sparkle, otherwise known as fire, brilliance, and scintillation). you get this by light coming into the table, bouncing off the two bottom angles, and reflecting back out the table. if the angles arent perfect, the light wont reflect back at you, making it look dull. im trying to find the website I used, ill edit if I find it.

    regardless, congrats!

    Edit: Holloway Cut Advisor http://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca
     
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    I mostly agree. Cut is most important. That largely determines the sparkle/fire which is quite honestly the thing most people notice about diamonds. The other thing is the location and size of inclusion. You could easily find a VS2 that has inclusions away from facet edges and as a result the diamond is more brilliant than a near perfect. Color...to each his own. I chose D because I wanted my wife's diamond to be as clear as possible. I've seen G colored that look nearly as clear. Just my opinion and YMMV. Each stone is unique, so find the one you like the best, and that you think she'll like the best. That's all the really matters, not the grades.

    Thanks for the feedback, and I agree. I am still trying to get the hang of pocket squares/silks. For instance, I have a navy gingham cotton PS that I can never seem to be able to wear. I would love to be more adept at this, but I can't figure it out yet.
     
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    Barrel, save one of the 5 C's (Cash) by removing a D (Diamond) and adding a CZ. [​IMG]
     
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