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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. dadjeans

    dadjeans Senior Member

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    That jacket is glorious. Congrats @impuntura on the insane find(s) and thanks @SpooPoker for the (on-point as always) fit pic. This really made my morning.
     


  2. Bahljs

    Bahljs Distinguished Member

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    My question @SpooPoker , how the always perfect tie knot/dimple? I allllways have to re-do my four in hands.
     


  3. SpooPoker

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

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    I literally never fuss about my knots. I do them once and that's it. Takes all of 20 seconds lol. Just practice.
     


  4. impuntura

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    It should be added that thing is 100% cashmere
     


  5. FENWAY

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    POP on Kapital denim
     


  6. TexJake

    TexJake Senior Member

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    Good start.

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  7. Letric

    Letric Distinguished Member

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    Also helps to have high quality ties... Sometimes when I try to tie Talbotts, HF, BB ties... they sorta "fight me" and end up looking crappy. Then I grab a Zegna, Isaia, or Kiton... and they just knot so beautifully right away. There really is a difference.
     


  8. Takai

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    @Cj52racers Sometime this December Val and I will be taking a drive up to Indy proper; and I'd love to get some snow under her tires. So I'll likely abandon the wonderful family togetherness time at some point and take a little drive, and shoot for a meet

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    I call this look "Mortuary Casual to the tune of 'it's raining outside"

    Shades: Persol
    Jacket: Hickey Freeman by Caruso; unstructured Linen with LP Storm System
    Shirt: Jack Spade MIA line
    Tie: Charles Hill for Kilgour
    Pants: Billy Reid
    Shoes: Heschung Rhus
    Errything but the shades were thrifted.

    Car: Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas

    Oddly enough, I was the only person not working for the funeral home in both jacket and tie; basketball jerseys and cargo shorts were very popular.
     
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  9. jdrizzy

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    Hoosiers.
     


  12. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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  13. HansderHund

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    I was asked by a fellow member about umbrellas, specifically from Kirchtag in Salzburg. I happened to hit on one that is 50% off and wondered whether there would be any interest on a group buy? I could order them here and send them to someone in N. America that could then distribute. Not completely cheap (€119 each), but not bad for a high quality umbrella. I do NOT own one of these (so no personal experience), but have a couple of very nice umbrellas. I can honestly say that a nice umbrella is a world of difference between a cheap one.

    Here is the link: http://www.servusmarktplatz.at/ser/handgefertigter-regenschirm-SVSM109660-9.html

    The description is in German, but here are the basics:

    Robust umbrella from Kirchtag, genuinely handmade in a traditional manufacturing style in Salzburg. The wooden thing (what's it called again?) is rubbed with linseed oil, dried for a long period of time, hand sanded and assembled. The 8 piece canopy is made from a high quality synthetic material. Diameter is 100cm.

    Let me know if there's any interest!

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    Here is a photo, but watch the video in the link. It's in German, but you'll get the idea.

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  14. AlexJ1100

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    As originally from Indiana, this is pretty accurate. Ill fitting short sleeve button up shirts are about as formal as it gets.
     


  15. Cj52racers

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    Fashion died here sometime around 1975. If I wear a jacket over a t shirt people ask if I'm dressed up for something.
     


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