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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I came across a black DB trench coat in a thrift yesterday with no label other than the size (40R) and the fabric content/care instructions. No country of origin and no maker's label. It had a blue felt liner that buttoned in instead of zipping. It also had a detachable blue felt collar that buttoned on above the real collar. There were two inside buttons for the db and the belt had additional strapping to hole it in place in the belt loops. All of the buckles on the straps were black but the color was wearing off to show some ivory underneath.

    It looked like this, exactly except for the color of the lining and there was no coat hook chain.

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    Honestly, it looked 30 years old if a day but was in very good condition. The thing that jumps out, though, is that the raincoat's main lining was in a Burberry print! Would an older model not have a label? I can't even see where it may have been removed. The whole thing was probably the highest quality piece of rainwear I've ever tried on.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Probably Burberry. Mighta been removed, or they might not have bothered at that point. A lot of high quality menswear prides itself on staying discrete, burberry very well might have been one of those at one point.

    Also, let this be a lesson to you: if it's high quality and you like it, buy it regardless of the brand. Odds are that coat isn't there anymore.
     
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    +1

    It might even be by a brand which doesn't exist anymore, but if it's good quality and looks good then who cares who made it...
     
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    curzon Senior member

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    I was able to purchase four sweaters at the normal two-for $499 price x 2 and using discount code 11FRIEND I obtained the 25% discount also - 09FRIEND didn't work for me. I recall reading on the BB site that one can't bundle the corporate and friends & family discounts, but you know it's always worth a go.
     
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  5. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    You guys are probably right since it's been raining torrents this morning. I drove by on the way to somewhere else but didn't stop back in to check. As good as it looked on me, it seems that somewhere in the past two months, I've become a size 38 and I'm trying to be more selective in my thrifting. It either fits, is extremely flippable or it goes back on the rack.

    My question was more informational than anything else, I guess.
     
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    Looking for a recommendation for suit hangers. Not looking to win any awards for quality but want something decent and good value. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Look on Buy and Sell, there are several people trying to sell theirs.
     
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    My new black Kenneth cole suit has pee stains on it, what do I do?
     
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    Depends...
     
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    omg
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    I just bought a pair of Varvatos shoes, after wearing them for a couple hours I realized they're too tight in the right foot (left is fine). They only come in length sizes, not width. It's hard to say by how much they're too tight, but I can't imagine it's by much (i've never had shoes that were too tight before). They were a one-off, half price at the Rack, so I can't size up... should I just return them or will they stretch? They're suede, and I'm pretty sad I might have to bring them back.
     
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    You can stretch leather shoes a little in the width, just be careful that you do it only a little at a time so you don't do it too much. Either buy a shoe stretcher or take them to a cobbler.
     
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    Is the cut of this suit on me just wrong or is it simply the wrong size?
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