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The best clothing you ever bought on B&S?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. NachoBroadway

    NachoBroadway Senior member

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    Cashmere & Wool ties
     
  2. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    $300 combined for 2 pairs of barely worn burgundy shell : Florsheim longwings and AE Hinsdale loafers
     
  3. TintinATL

    TintinATL Senior member

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    My best buys are one but TWO pairs of Vass Budapester that fit like they were custom-made for me. Better still, they were a bargain and I just grin every time I wear them!

    Also an awesome pair of subtly colored seersucker pants by Coat by Boglioli. They look like classic seersucker but with a tiny bit of stretch and great slim cut.

    Plus several great sportscoats from various sellers that I would never have found, or afforded, shopping in the usual places.

    Of course, I've also had my share of mis-steps, many involving Mabitex bargains. Until I learned they just don't work for my build. [​IMG] Oh and those drop dead gorgeous suede loafers where I didn't pay attention to the AAA width marking.
     
  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    JLP Phillip IIs chestnut museum calf in a 9D UK. The most beautiful and best fitting shoes I have ever owned at 60% off retail.[​IMG]
     
  5. Eustace

    Eustace Senior member

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    BNWT Camelhair Polo SC (Corneliani) ~$130 (Holdfast)
    Shop worn Alden for BB straight-tip blucher in #8 for $160: I wore these today and they're amazing.
    BNWT 2 Lorenzini buttondowns (huge MOP buttons) for $60
    Hermes tie ~$15
    Charcoal with faint blue pinstripe Oxxford suit- $40: No alterations, fits like a glove. Best purchase evaaa
     
  6. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    John lobb towcesters, borrelli white shirt, and a load of jantzen shirts that just happened to be my exact size. It pains me to no end to pay retail now. I figure I'll just wait till someone here sells something similar. [​IMG]
     
  7. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    Best? I can't answer that.

    Most worn? That's easy:
    a pair of RRL denim that I wore till holes appeared,
    a pair of Rider shell cordovan chukka boots from Edmorel,
    and a brown barleycorn Polo hacking jacket from Doc Holliday that remains the cornerstone jacket of my collection.
     
  8. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    I don't know if best, but at least favorite, Gieves & Hawkes Chesterfield for $100 (pictured below). I also bought an Oxxford db dinner jacket for $100 (not pictured).

    [​IMG]
     
  9. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    The best purchase I ever made was a pair of seafoam green incotex from chorse. These were the most extreme nutflossers I've ever tried on. For kicks, I took them for my tailor to see if he thought there was anything to be done to make these work. When I came out of the fitting room with that raging mooseknuckle and my voice an octave higher, he was literally in tears. This from a guy who barely grunts at most of my jokes. Best 60 bucks I ever spent, even tho the pants went to goodwill.
     
  10. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    new sportcoat from Barney's -I love it- best thing I ever sold- black and white Allen Edmonds Broadstreets
     
  11. chasingred

    chasingred Senior member

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    The best purchase I ever made was a pair of seafoam green incotex from chorse. These were the most extreme nutflossers I've ever tried on. For kicks, I took them for my tailor to see if he thought there was anything to be done to make these work. When I came out of the fitting room with that raging mooseknuckle and my voice an octave higher, he was literally in tears. This from a guy who barely grunts at most of my jokes. Best 60 bucks I ever spent, even tho the pants went to goodwill.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. academe

    academe Senior member

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    Probably my best buys from B&S were a cashmere PRL blazer and also a Ravazzolo glenplaid suit. The handwork on the Ravazzolo is really splendid and it has a very nice, relaxed slouchy feel to it when worn. Also picked up some Macclesfield Holliday & Brown ties that I wear often.
     
  13. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Senior member

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    Tom Ford double breasted glen plaid sc.
     
  14. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Flannel Polo windowpane Prestons - $80 NWT
    Flannel PoloI suit - $350 NWT
    2 chunky Handknit Polo sweaters - $45
    RLPL MacKays - $350 - NIB
     

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