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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. Nobleprofessor

    Nobleprofessor Senior member

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    I'm wearing a pair of Alden Shell Tassel Loafers right now. They are 11.5C if that helps you figure out the size. They measure 12 5/8" (on the bottom of the outsole from toe to back of heel) and 4.25" wide at the widest point.

    Nice shoes too. Alden shell even with some slight interior wear is still a brag! If they measure the same as mine, hit me up! [​IMG]
     
  2. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    This is fun, interesting, and what most of the rest of StyFo is all about. But I'm not sure this is the right place for this level of depth of discussion on this topic. I enjoy thrift fits, and the odd "I'd tweak this" or "This looks great" I think is totally appropriate. But what's happening here is we're straying into a more fundamental discussion about CM aesthetics, and it is often unresolvable. Each of PLs and Eazy's fits hit the mark on a different aesthetic. PL's jacket is definitely more fitted, but the hems make an even line, and the verticals are vertical. Leave the sleeves alone. The hem is below his ass and at the top of his inseam. All of the same is true of Eazy's fit. They just aim for a slightly different aesthetic. Neither is wrong, neither right. Some like one more than another. Personally, I'm not a fan of pants hems that hit above the shoe top. Others wear their pants that way exclusively. Fortunately, there's room in the sartorial world for variety. Even more fortunately, there are a bazillion threads here on StyFo where people yell at each other about these tiny, minute differences until they're blue in the face so we don't have to. Because this isn't one of them. Anyway, just my two cents.
    HOLY SHIT MORELIKETHIS
     
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  3. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    I dunno if you are quoting me with the fashion forward part, but if so, to be clear, I said fast fashion/trendy clothing, stuff places like Zara sell, much much different than fashion forward. And a size 38 chest means your a size 38 chest, jackets are cut differently, silhouettes differ, shapes, proportions, structure, etc.. from brand to brand, gotta buy what fits well and allows for some comfort although I do understand sometimes this comfort can be forfeited a little in efforts of achieving a certain look, I'm certainly vain enough to have made that choice a tremendous amount of times, nothing against that at all. If you like it rock that shit, is it classically styled? No. Is it your style? Yes? Than fuck it. I was saying that I agree w/ a fellow thread members original feelings and just pointing out how that in the classical frame, that would not be considered a well fitting garment.

    Edit: Never mind, you were not quoting me with the fast fashion thing, my mistake.
     
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  4. ATLjon

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    These are more like 12 1/4 and a shade more than 4 1/4
     
  5. Principle

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    [​IMG] translation anyone?
     
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  6. Nobleprofessor

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    Sounds like 10.5D. That's the best size to find for resale IMO. 11.5C is the worst size to find. They aren't worth anything, just send them to me.
     
  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You look like if Gordon Ramsay and Niall Horan had a kid.

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  8. Purplelabel

    Purplelabel Senior member

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    I have no words.... Thanks, @SpooPoker. I guess!
     
  9. capnwes

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    Damn you good hair people, you make me sick. [​IMG]
     
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  10. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    If this was at me, I'm keeping it, sorry! And yeah, I'm in the US.
     
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    [​IMG] first encounter with mainline cashmete
     
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  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    :)
     
  13. Nobleprofessor

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    This is a brag thread. But, sometimes with the good also comes the bad.

    I went to an estate sale in what is by far the most expensive neighborhood in Wichita. Most of the homes are $1 Million PLUS. This particular home was 11,000 Sg. Ft. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, indoor pool, owned by a former Oil Man who was known to spend crazy sums of money. I had high expectations.

    I continued to have high expectations and got pretty excited when the first thing I see is this:

    [​IMG]

    It was a massive ornate antique clock. I know nothing about clocks, except it looked expensive and look in the background. Lots of interesting stuff.

    That's where the fun ended. The old man died a few years ago and the wife must have gotten rid of nearly everything. No suits, no ties, no shirts, nothing. There was one pair of very nice Lucchese boots, but they were priced at $200 and an old shitty pair of Bostonian shoes for $32!

    A huge disapointment.

    I did find two bronze sculptures that looked like Remington's. They were signed by Coustou. I asked about the price and they said they were waiting on an appraisal. She thought maybe they were $400 each. I left her a bid for much lower than that.

    Here are the same sculptures sold recently on ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AFTER-GUILL...124126?hash=item2ee71fea5e:g:gYwAAOSwhcJWI0qz

    The pair they had was the exact same pair.

    For the stereo electronics guys, they had this. I did not kop because I don't know much about these. I can proxy if someone really wants it.

    [​IMG]


    I did get an Apres Ski coat that is pretty cool. I don't know yet if its brag or if my 15 year old stepdaughter is going to claim it.
     
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  14. Purplelabel

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    At least you can grow a beard, I try and it looks like i haven't washed in a week.


    Gordon's a boss, so that's alright.
     
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  15. barrelntrigger

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    Since everyone is throwing their comments, I'll do, too. I think this looks good if you were a model or a mannequin or if you are going for that Thom Browne look with those high waters pants. I really really really like double breasted blazers! Too bad I can't pull this off...Another reason why I stopped wearing CM is because the fit has to be on point or you wouldn't look your best.

    HOLY SHIT! I literally fucking yelled when I saw this!!! Is it a true 42? If it fits me, I'll hook you up! You don't have to eBay this nomo!!!

    Something something tree. Sorry, it's too cursivey for me to read. I've passed on them before. lol
     
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  16. impuntura

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    Is it just me or does that look like Nataku
     
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  17. Guitar Preacher

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    Not sure what it might say but it's the Kauro Betto shirt as worn in The Bug Lebowski
     
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    I haven't jaw dropped in this thread in a while. That Flat Head jacket though.
     
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  19. Principle

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    Of course, the only Coen brothers movie I haven't seen.
     
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    ...why? I mean, seriously. WHY?!?!
     
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