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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    hmm i've never seen that brioni tag! that's interesting. maybe it's brioni then but i didn't know they made for other people. i feel inept
     
  2. zachl

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    Is that a Koch brother's brioni?! David and Charles Koch. Weird.
     
  3. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    That Brioni tag is from the in-between period of the old square tag with the Old English B and the current label. This is where their model names (Augusto, Palatino, Nomentano....)first came into play, IIRC.
     
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    Thus giving a more literal meaning to the 'deconstructed' description, I suppose. Perhaps that makes it worth more. :slayer:
     
  5. TheWGP

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    Interesting... any thoughts on the label of the one I found? :devil: Here's a link to my post on the ID-a-label thread:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/h...-secrets-to-id-the-maker/500_100#post_5085871

    Mainy, I'm not convinced... I haven't seen a Saint Andrews tag that looks anything like that - not that I've seen anything from them in person so I'm no expert. Really don't think it's Brioni. I really can't shake the feeling I should know it, or have seen something similar somewhere before.

    It's obviously something nice - it was part of the leftovers from what looks like it must have been a really nice donation that was picked over by flippers - I also left a Aquascutum made in England cashmere sportcoat with multiple holes, a Freedberg for Nordstrom jacket and saw plenty of NM and Saks house-label stuff, several Hamilton for Barneys shirts, etc, etc... guessing they were just looking for the label.
     
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    And you thought YOU were about to get pedantic. The "near" is an adj, miss is a noun. The item wasn't picked up, so the experience remains a miss, but it was close - you thought about it, you were going to until you noticed the dried fluids, the vulgar monogram, the infestation of moth eggs. By contrast, a 60/40 Arrow button down shirt in lime green with yellow pit stains, that would be a wide miss.

    You'd be right if miss were a verb, but then we'd be insisting that everyone say they nearly missed, and explain why they bought the Bironi suit.

    [/grammar BS]
     
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  7. noob in 89

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    Arsenal Dan. Man, I would never pay retail, but they are quality shoes, and I'd crap myself if I found these in a thrift. :slayer:

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    Those Common Projects are nice, but I don't understand why they retail for $385. But then again, there is a lot I don't understand about SW&D.
     
  9. eddievddr10

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    i love cps been wearing them for over 4 years cant wear anything else, clean cool design, comfortable and no big logos but the "right" ppl know your cool :nodding: of course ive never spent over 175 a pair :devil:
     
  10. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    You tell me where! :fu: :worship2::foo::devil:

    Yeah, Ace, I've been here one year, and I still haven't met the right person to explain pricing on certain items without a mountain of defensiveness (or anger) setting in. A conspicuous lack of branding seems to be what people are after; probably the cheapest thing for a company to accomplish, yet....none do. I stil don't understand it.
     
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    The Forum Shops at Ceasers in Las Vegas (formerly owned by Kirk Kerkorian) carries the Kerkorian line of clothes: http://www.insidervlv.com/forumshops.html

    From Wikipedia about Kirk Kerkorian:

    "He has a penchant for expensive clothes (especially custom-made outfits by Italian designer Brioni)"

    So it's very possible it is a Brioni.

    The Kerkorian label has the Roman Chariot mark of Ceasers Palace.
     
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    Saw this Ben Sherman at GW, couldn't find the matching pants, so I left it behind.

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  14. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    lol, wut...

    Thrift thread's first troll?

    :happy:
     
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    :rotflmao:


    Nah, we've had trolls before (and lastdonb isn't one, I don't think, just abusive to the eyes). I know I've reported several trolling posts that the good mods have removed. :nodding:
     
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    Here are a couple things I did pick up:

    First Charles Tyrwhitt in a real nice blue:

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    A NWT LRL 100% Australian cotton zip pullover for $6, though it's going to be 79-80 degrees here, have to wait for it too cool off again:

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    A couple of ties, (L) Bill Blass BlackLabel, (R) Daniel Criemux limited edition made in Italy:
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    They just look like $48 Stan Smiths, but what do I know?

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    Oooh, interesting stuff... so that's where the Kerkorian brand came from. I see a couple of Kerkorian ties on the bay with labels reminiscent of old Brionis. The plot thickens, though - apparently "abla fashion for men" is the brand - and jefferyd thought it was a RTW project of Angelo Blasi... who's a Neapolitan tailor mentioned quite a bit in the same breath as Attolini. I doubt one of his projects would have used a substandard maker. http://www.styleforum.net/t/277061/...you-tell-me-about-this-neapolitan-brand/0_100 http://www.styleforum.net/t/199575/abla-fashions-for-men/0_100
     
  20. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Keep this and burn the rest with fire. :devil:
     
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