The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. Ace_Face

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    +1. Looks like it could be another inch longer, but not too bad. My jackets always hit right at the bottom of my cupped hand, but this obviously wouldn't work for those with chimp or t. rex arms.


    I will see the occasional Valentino or similar "fashion" brand at TJMaxx, but never for less than $75. Haven't seen any BB at all there in quite some time. I'll have to swing by my local to see what they have.
     


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    Thanks for the responses. I agree, perhaps it would ideally be a bit longer, but I think, all things considered, there's no real point messing with the length.
     


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    I've never had a jacket lengthened but my understanding is that one can, in fact, lengthen a jacket provided that there's extra fabric on the other side of the garment's bottom hem. Seems like a messy and probably pointless procedure, but I'm sure someone, somewhere has gotten it to work for them.
     


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    FTFY ....-jk,,,seriously though..
    The jacket is fine. You won't need to alter a thing. You got lucky! Congratulations and post us a nice photo of a complete ensomble using this jacket.
     
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    Nice to see an old Hathaway mint like this.
    Check your buttons...if memory serves, Hathaway shirt buttons have 3 holes instead of the generic standard of 4. Just a unique touch which I always liked.
    Olgilvy & Mather did that classic and award winning advertising campaign for Hathaway.
     


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    it doesnt look like that suit has a pocket for it to go in...
     


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    Filson warehouse sale today.
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    Filson/Levis trucker jacket, Shelter cloth outfitter coat, and button-on hood, Float plane nylon duffel, Ranger belt, Moleskin vest, Mackinaw wool vest, and two mackinaw caps. I'm feeling about as northwesty as you can get.
    Total discount - a hair over 80%. :slayer:
     


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    it does, i can just see it in the picture and it's getting drycleaned so i cant check in person, but i remember all 3 pockets being sown up still. I definitely have to just button the center button only, it does go really high up... but i'm 6'2, so theoretically i should be able to pull it off.
     


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    good luck with that, i am looking to get all my 3 buttons suits steamed into a 3 roll 2
     


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    All the 3 roll 2 jackets I've seen have the top button hole stitching reversed
     


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    surely that can only be noticed if you look really hard....
     


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    Wow - That's an amazing haul! Betcha can't wait for the cooler weather to roll around so you can break out some of those great pieces!


    Very nice! Wish my local BB carried Black Fleece.
     
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