The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    I went today at lunch... Nothing spectacular but I picked up a grey 44R Harris Tweed, a size large (fits huge) Brooks Brothers sport shirt in a purple plaid that looks like a shirt jacket to me, and a pair of 28 Paul Stuart khakis that are really nicely made. None of them fit me if anyone's interested, otherwise they're going up on the 'bay
     


  2. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    PM'd you on those 28 Paul Stuart's
     


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    Pics of the Luciano Barbera topcoat, EZ Taglio Esclusivo, and the PRL black/gold knit tie, as promised. All are up for grabs. Measurements below the fold.

    Luciano Barbero topcoat. As I mentioned before, some of the stitching is undone near the vent. It's very minor, and would probably be an easy fix.

    Tagged EU 52
    P2P = 24"
    Waist = 24"
    Arms = 23.75"
    BOC = 48"
    Shoulders = 24"

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    EZ Taglio Esclusivo. It feels like a 40R, maybe a small 42R. Nothing wrong with it, so far as I can see. It's a brown and navy houndstooth, all wool. Double vents.

    P2P = 22"
    Arms = 24.75" w/ 1" from the cuff to the lining
    BOC = 30"
    Shoulders = 19.75"
    Waist = 21.75"

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    PRL black/gold knit tie. Made in Italy. All silk. Again, only thing wrong is one of the stitches on the PRL label is off.

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    That Barbera is the hotness

     


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    Ha, thanks. I was bummed, because I didn't notice the stitching issue at the store. I'm not sure it would have deterred me, though.
     


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    How would I get lock/clasp repaired? Do LV have a service for repairs, lifetime warranties etc?

    My wife checked out authenticity via the item ID/Serial number.

    It could be fake if the counterfeiter reproduced the ID number inside, although many counterfeits do not have a serial number. I know these counterfeiters are talented tailors and leather workers, but surely make cheap and sell cheap is their motto. The bag is pretty good quality, not Hermes quality, but not a million miles off.

    I am quite excited by this find, but slightly pessamistic since I know duplicates are getting to the point only an expert could discern between them. I will have to take it into an LV store to be 100% sure, although right now, I am 80% sure it is authentic. Only doubt is if counterfeiters reproduce the same serial numbers as LV.
     


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    you can probably just snip the pulls out. get some tiny scissors or fingernail clippers and just cut them off, you would be surprised at how well this can work
     


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    Hmm. Perhaps I'll give this a shot and see how it works, thanks. At this point, I don't think it will make it any worse.

     


  9. MattR

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    It might be a little extreme if he's trying to get rid of it, but I've seen this device where it trims the pulls on wool.

    This thing, I think: http://www.amazon.com/As-Seen-TV-Pr...AGX2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322541707&sr=8-1

    I don't have any experience with it, myself. But if the scissors don't work, it's a really nice suit.
     


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    No prob! They are really nice hangers. Funny thing is, all the local Goodwills do the same thing with their plastic hangers. I never see any actual hangers. I wonder where they all go..... You'd think they'd use all their resources to keep costs down. Then again, with how fancy Goodwill has been getting, I'd imagine they want a nice, uniform look with their hangers.
    If it's the real deal, I'm sure they have some sort of restoration/repair service like Hermes does with their goods.
    +1. I've done this trick on everything from ties to suits.
     
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    saw the pics, how much you want?
     


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    that LB coat would be a cheap fix. If you plan on selling it i would get it fixed, you will get more money for it than it costs to fix it.
     


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    I definitely will if it's not picked up through here. I had a few people PM me earlier, so I wanted to gauge interest before I did anything to it. Thanks for the advice!
     


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    Do you have anything in the way of a decent navy suit in 42L/34-35 Waist? Alternatively, any 12.5D shoes? I'll take my exact measurements tomorrow (something I've taken unforgivably long to do) and let you know what I am exactly.

     
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    Found a charcoal, Southwick for Paul Stewart suit today. 2 btn. Measures out to a size 46. In really good condition, PM me if you have any interest.
     


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