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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. DerekS

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  2. dukedishin

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    Wait did I miss something? This is not gren...
     
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    it is. see the leno twists in that weave? (look at the white yarns)

    gren. it's not garza fina but it's some close variant.
     
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  4. dukedishin

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    is that piccola? i feel like i've never seen a good close-up of that. but it more resembles this from vanda which is not gren.

    http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/products/blue-block-grenadine
     
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    the pics aren't close up enough to tell for certain but i think the vanda and that pink tyrwhitt are the same fabric. if that's not gren then it's not gren. if it is then it is.

    i really didn't mean to open this can of worms again because i'm not sure how constructive it really is, but for my purposes any tie that incorporates a leno weave and results in an open, textural, gauzy (garza = gauze = leno look it up) fabric is grenadine. idgaf about como. i don't care about fiber content. it's loomcraft. ymmv.

    those vandas are really sweet ties. i'd consider them a bootleg gren which is frankly more exciting to me than dogma. i suspect the only reason they qualify them with air quotes is because they're loomed in japan.
     
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    What about Brioni's cut don't you like? Serious question; not being sarcastic.

    They have multiple cuts, including their traditional "Roman shoulder" models and a soft shoulder model.

    Also, has anybody seen Arbitrage with Richard Gere? Brioni did his suits for the movie, and did an amazing job in the process. Beats out TF for Bond in my opinion.

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  9. impuntura

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    Linen
     
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    That's how you do a traditional cut, IMHO.
     
  11. impuntura

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    You guys give way too many shits about grenadine.thats why ISIS is winning.
     
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  12. kbadgley84

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    The rock bottom prices of Cartier glasses is actually the reason why ISIS is winning, has nothing to do with ties
     
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  13. impuntura

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    Lol
     
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  14. My Main Man

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    I like that there's a debate about whether or not people would get MTM Brioni in a thread where people consistently say stuff like "If it's under $100, I'd buy that Zegna/Canali/etc coat. Any more and I'd pass."
     
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  15. GMMcL

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    LOL. Exactly.

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    Great finds lately.

    Dadjeans: Glad you like it; happy to return the favor.

    McRib Oops ; meant MainMan: Congrats on the new house.
     
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  16. 330CK

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    Speaking of tacky yet expensive

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    Verrrry nice!
     
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    Frenchy...let me triple...no...octatriple your money on those Cartiers right now!
     
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    This is exactly where Id expect to see "thrift funded Brioni MTM!!!"
     
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    Frenchy - take the deal. Octatriple is 8 to the 3rd, which is 512. 6.99 x 512 = $3,578.
     
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