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    The 11th auction of the year is for any three customized ties from Vanda Fine Clothing. Please bid often and generously here

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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leo Jay, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Leo Jay

    Leo Jay Senior Member

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    What's the highest quality non-prestige menswear item you've ever discovered?
     


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    Woven necktie from Cafe Coton in San Francisco, which came free with the purchase of a dress shirt.  The shirt is rather unremarkable, but the tie ties a perfect knot every time.
     


  3. VMan

    VMan Distinguished Member

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    I've had some good luck at Target:

    - Medium-brown leather belt, silver buckle, cool stitching detail on end. $3 on clearance

    - Two Italian Merino wool sweaters, very rich colors and nice fit, made in England, $3.75 on clearance.
     


  4. Ed13

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    Wool tie from a street vendor in NY for $1. Was selling lots of polyester and cheap silks with one gem mixed in. Still one of my favorites.
     


  5. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have some grey wool slacks and linen pants from a vendor named Bachrach, I think it may still be around on the East Coast and some parts of the midwest, but I love them to death.
     


  6. VMan

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    Bachrach is a 'mall store', and can be found in larger shopping malls - several in the city in which I live.

    Geared towards the 40+ crowd, the styles are conservative and nothing really for the younger guy. Once in a while they'll have something that looks on the trendier side, but I'm not in that store too often.

    Some suits, slacks, and knits are made in Italy. Some styles are similar to Jhane Barnes, but not as edgy.
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    yeah, the one in my hometown was closing down in the mid 90s and were blowing out stuff, I got like 4 pairs of nice wool slacks and the linen pants for $100, they seem to be quite good quality, very soft and comfortable.
     


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