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

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

  1. vexco

    vexco Senior member

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    I thought that's what he meant but I'm not so sure. I may have jumped the gun there!
     
  2. sashae

    sashae Senior member

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    That's super.
     
  3. Spruce Moose

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    Do you have a secret to cleaning white shoes? I have my Stan Smith still but I don't wear them because they are dirty. Soap and water didn't work that great for me.
     
  4. GMMcL

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    While I was there, the mainline tailored stuff (suits, SCs) was made exclusively in the Rhode Island plant -- all USA made. Periodically a garment or two would be sourced out of GFT's Italy plant, or maybe out of Canada, but it was super rare.

    GFT eventually broke up and Abboud went solo. I think they stayed USA made for a while but I think that changed -- definitely by the time of the MWhouse purchase.

    Her name was Sonia, and that's all I remember. Tall, rail thin, dark hair, delicate but strikingly beautiful Italian features. Stunning.

    That whole company was a fool's paradise of hot women.
     
  5. vexco

    vexco Senior member

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    Regardless of if it's her or another person doing the fabric purchasing, they still do a hell of a job. How long ago were you there?
     
  6. Cj52racers

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    The briefcase? It was elephant
     
  7. Chotii

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    Wow. I seriously thought that was an exaggeration. How thick IS elephant leather? Bison runs about 3/8", maybe.
     
  8. TheNeedMachine

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    Posted this earlier this week but just now checked the size tag...a big boy, no doubt. Name tag inside one pocket - dude's a director of something or the other at Hilton.

    Remind me - "C" length is short, correct?

    And once we get above - say - IT 60 it's not a straight "subtract 10 = US" - - so IT 66 is more like a US 58, would y'all say? I'll still measure but wasn't sure if there was a hard and fast rule.

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  9. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    C is short, yes.
     
  10. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Senior member

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    Quote: Thank you!
     
  11. dukedishin

    dukedishin Senior member

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    I have a fantastic solid charcoal suit by Zegna that's a 50C (40S)...looking to trade for a suit of similar quality in a 50R/40R. If you're interested, shoot me a PM.
     
  12. eazye

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    Patrick Ervell navy lambskin bomber, e-thrift
    H&M t-shirt
    Etro trousers, trade
    Vintage USA made Johnston and Murphy black ptb’s, thrifted, from back when they still made a quality shoe.
     
  13. jdrizzy

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    That ervell everytime
     
  14. kbadgley84

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    Didn't someone thrift a Rolex? Did I miss the pictures?
     
  15. Ken P

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    That's so good @eazye
     

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