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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    No.

    Nothing worse than NEW looking clothes.

    And many desirable items aren't made, or made well, any more.

    Where do you get your Florsheim Royal Imperials with V cleat?
     
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    umm, never done this sort of thrifting before :D

    re tehbunny, if you are hitting just salvos and vinnies, in my experience, their shelves are stocked with crap. try anglicare or smith family.

    and patience. lots of it. get to know the staff is also handy. i've gotten to know the ladies in the thrift shop close to my work. they tell me if they've put any nice shirts or ties out. hell, one of them directed me to a bnwt Kenzo shirt this week. picked it up for my old man for $3. the bloke my age who walked into the store was gobsmacked. that's right; don't hate the player, hate the game.
     
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    So, thrifting isn't just about getting something at a low price, it is about getting something that can't be bought anywhere else? An exlusive market.

    I had always thought of 'second hand' as something strange. Take a computer for instance. People rarely buy computers second hand because you can buy the same parts brand new. No one would ever want the old parts, because the new parts are simply better.

    Clothing must be in a world of its own.
     
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    How do you find out the prices? I had a look at their website at http://www.vass-cipo.hu and couldn't find anything.
     
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    Not surprising - expect to only find something 20% of the time. After awhile you'll get better at spotting the good stuff.
     
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    Here. I don't think its actually linked on their site, but it shows up in Google. I've checked with them that it's still correct. Those prices have VAT, but no trees (about $30 AUD more). You might also want to cross-reference the catalog posted in the Vass thread.
     
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    ditto - id be interested in some Vass for a trial - Gerald @ Vanda speaks highly of them.

    So did Massimo @ HB get the sack or he quit? Where has he gone I wonder? Their MTM program was pretty ordinary tbh ..

    Ive never been a fan of R&B ... quality was never quite there
     
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    Work there, have previously worked there or know people that still work there!

    But yeah not good news really.
     
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    {wink}

    You need to know your brands, materials and what quality is without a label - me and Cal Dreamer can a big opshop over in 5 minutes.
     
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    Where would you buy a 50- 60s Brooks Brothers or LL Bean, shirt or soft shoulder, lapped/swelled seams jacket, or a 3" repp tie, or a paisley silk tie for $2, or a proper pig bristle clothes brush for $2 or a Harris Tweed jacket for $20, or, early Levis American made 501s, or Churches barely used Brogues for $30, or a Cloverall Duffle* coat (http://www.gloverall.com/heritage-sub?id=9) or a Harrington Jacket?

    *btw if anyone in Melb wants a camel coloured genuine hooded Gloverall duffle as in above link let me know** - its a size v large maybe 44 I'd say and as heavy as 2 x Clive Palmers - you'd need to be keen and living in Canberra or a collector nerd - but its cheap.

    ** as they say in the swingers adverts classics - no timewasters, you'll need to convince me you know what it is and want it. Or make me feel sorry for you.
     
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    Premiered my new orange knit tie today.

    Tie and pocket square by Henry Carter
    Shirt by Pal Zileri
    Suit by Cerutti 1881

    Thanks Jason, and a HUGE thank you to meister for the suit.

    [​IMG]

    Amusingly , one of my team members asked me today where I'm from. She didn't believe anyone from round here would dress so colourfully. :)
     
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    Thats not the 3 piece is it?
     
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    Word is... He got the sack.

    And while the MTM program was/ is quite a crock, it was enjoyable talking to someone on the same wavelength.

    I understand that there are business concerns, but having seen the brand at its best in yesteryears, I can't help but feel we've lost something of value with Van Laack's insistence on turning Herringbone into something modeled after its own operations.

    More and more, Herringbone is morphing into something I don't recognize.

    Some troubling observations:

    1) Lapels are getting annoyingly skinny;

    2) The lovely 3 roll 2.5 button stance is disappearing from the shelves to be replaced by 2 button jackets;

    2) Quality of ties is poor and noticeably so since they shifted ops to Tunisia;

    3) Clip on braces from England at $145????

    While there are still some gems (a very nice silk and linen powder blue jacket and matching pants with side fasteners) I'm afraid they're now few and far between...
     
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    Actually Herringbone does do size 36 jackets but they run out quick.

    And yes, the same mob.
     
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    what's your favorite thrift item?
     
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