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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. Dirt

    Dirt Senior member

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    Yeah, I knew that. Just wasn't sure if they would explicitly say it on the content tag or just say cotton.
     
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  2. drlivingston

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    Velvet can also be made from silk, but it's rare.
     
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  3. jeradjames

    jeradjames Active Member

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    Been midcentury hunting lately; nothing special but cool stuff I think
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    Only good clothing item I've found lately. vintage smiths tee for $1.99. All not fs
     
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    Been working overtime at work and haven't been getting out much. Got off early today, hit a spot and this guy presented himself: [​IMG] [​IMG] That's a really beautiful piece of clothing. AHS
     
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    Unrelated but related...

    Was in Montreal recently, but did not go to Tim Hortons. Pretty sad.
     
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  6. Dirt

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    @AHS Thanks, I agree! Fits me very well too but I know my limits and definitely cannot pull this off. Was looking at it after placing on the mannequin and said aloud: "damn, that's sexy."

    @Jeradjames
    Awesome post, man. I've been slowly acquiring a taste for MCM over the last couple years. When I was in Chicago recently, I saw some incredible pieces at the Art Institute. Never find any good mid century, just really dated stuff from the era. Jealous when I see nice things posted here. Also, nice Smiths shirt!
     
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  7. Fueco

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    Where's the dislike button?
     
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  8. jeradjames

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    @Dirt thanks man! Yeah I love mcm stuff and surprisingly the suburbs of Seattle have been pretty good to me so far! Cheers
     
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    Some better pics of the brunello.

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    Yeah I love mcm stuff and surprisingly the suburbs of Seattle have been pretty good to me so far!

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  11. dad2bandm

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    Ties... Is the Dolce & Gabbana one legit? Seems like it. Weird pattern though. Lol. A couple nice Pal Zileri, and a Ted Baker tie that I actually really like. Usually the Ted Baker ones are loud. I'm probably keeping the ties for myself...maybe not the Dolce & Gabbana one.

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    Also found this working and good condition Nespresso Vertuoline coffee/expresso machine. I don't know what resale is for it but I'm going to try it out for myself... Still have a Tassimo.

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    You didn't miss out. Tim Hortons is kind of shit. The coffee isn't good and donuts aren't fresh, they're made from frozen.
     
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  13. timhortons

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    Why don't you like me?
     
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  14. div25sec9

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    ..because you're not fresh!
     
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  15. Jompso

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    Legit Check....100% Legit. Fee For Services: 2 Pal Zileri ties. Thank you.
     
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  16. Jompso

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    Not to split hairs like an asshole.... but I think that ship may have sailed, unintentionaly mind you, but full caste and far from sight..... so I though I kinda assumed I would actually slightly straighten this truth out for erryone regarding blazers

    quality brands or brands using a good quality material will more than likely have their Velvet comprised of 100% Cotton. Just like that Polo Italy piece by Catarelli I posted last week, I don't think it's a secret that older RLBL Caruso suits may have been nice suits, but by no means regarded as a high quality garments, thus receiving the standard good garment material type, 100% cotton makes perfect sense. However with that said, cotton does does not equal velvet, velvet is simply a fabric finish and composition....sythentics are just as often found in this stuff as cottonso it is not a definition of by composition, stating something is velvet is in 0 was equal to stating something 100% cashmere, Velvet can be anything that is able to develop that finish and hand. As perfectly stated by our resident smart man....that 100% Silk Velvet is out there....well sir if you come across it, I'd like a PM...... but anyways.

    Brands who spend more on their fabric, most recently I even saw a Boss actually with this fabric composition, Zegna has been doing this for well over a decade and so has Kiton and I believe Brioni too, all who have velvet blazers, 0 are 100% Cotton.

    Most commonly actually come across is a blend of about 91-92% Cotton and 8-9% Cashmere. This is the composition that makes up all those aforementioned garments Boss to Kiton. Zegna actually has a name for it, though obvious no legal standing regarding the composition aspect....which is strange......but the Brain Trust over there decided upon the ingenious.... CASHCO...yes I know crazy..

    But yea just for the sake of the fact I've owned many many velvet pieces.....the only Cotton only one I have ever owned, is the most recent one I posted, the cantarelli PRL Italy that is 100% cotton. Every other one in my possession, now or ever, have/are 100% of the time 91-92% Cotton, Remainder Cashmere. This is how most brands do these days.....I would love a 100% Silk velvet piece though. Your welcome........or ignore and just remember, Enyce? Instakop.
     
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  18. Thrift Vader

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    Enyce. Yassss!!!


    -anyone else just sit and watch @Dirt's Avatar??!
     
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    This.
    Coffee Time all day long.
    Worst locations best coffee.
     
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