The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Rayx, I have a three piece samuelsohn suit that has a ton of pick stitching and soft shoulders, I like it as much as a lot of my Isaia stuff. Especially this time of year, a tweed would do well on ebay or here on SF I would think. Obviously make sure the lapels are normal and that the shoulders are softer, but I always look for samuelsohn stuff :)
     
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    I pick this up yesterday, it's a cashmere/wool. But a 40S, ugh
     
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    The lapel roll on that thing is incredible.
     
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    So here's what I've been up to the last couple days. Yesterday I picked up some stuff that I need some help / feedback on. First the easy stuff:

    TM Lewin, Thomas Pink, and Vineyard Vines shirts

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    Some Versace Jeans Couture jeans (these are real, right? Spoo?)


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    Next, a first for me and I don't think I've seen this in here before. A Lubiam suit... I've heard a lot of good things about LBM 1911 from Lubiam, but how desireable is something like this? Not sure if I should try to flip it or return it. I'm guessing it's around a 44-46 US.


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    Next is one of my mysteries for you guys. I found these pants... they seemed nice, had no belt loops, and had side adjusters, so I figured they were from a suit. I couldn't find anything on them that told the maker, though, until I looked at the metal of the slide clasp. It had the characteristic HF logo, so I figured I was looking for a HF coat... Here's what I found instead.


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    Anyone know anything about Giorgio Sant'Angelo? I mostly got it because it was an interesting mystery, and it'll go back on Tuesday unless anyone wants it at cost.

    Next is my other mystery. I found this great DB peak lapel sportcoat but there's no tags in it at all except the "Man in Wool" tag. There's not even a fabric content tag, although it says 100% wool on the "Man in Wool" tag... It feels really soft like a wool/cashmere blend though.


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    Only half lined and the construction of the seams seems really nice to me
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    It fits really well in the shoulders, chest, and sleeves and is just a bit tight around the belly, so I'm going to take it to the tailor. I really like it so I'm keeping it for myself, but any thoughts on where it came from would be appreciated. Maybe it's from HF's factory store since it's here in town? Dunno.

    I also got a pair of LL Bean boots w/ 3 eyelets, size 11E

    Today I went to my favorite place and got there right as they opened. I'm thinking that was a good choice. I started at the shoes and got a pair of Florsheim Imperial longwings, size 6E. Maybe not that many guys with feet that small, but we'll see.

    Next I went to the suits. Hickey Freeman... Hickey Freeman... Hickey Freeman... I think more than half were HF.

    This one is a 42R that fits me very nicely and will be my spring / summer more casual suit


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    The rest of these are much too big and available


    This one is a 46L and is the nicest of the black-tagged HF's I've found. The fabric is really nice and it's in great condition.
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    This one is a 46R and doesn't have the Hickey Freeman tag in it, but it is one... Probably from the factory store here in town. It feels very nice as well.
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    I also got a couple nice Sportcoats which don't fit me. One is a 48L Joseph Abboud Wool / Silk / Linen blend that feels and looks really nice, and the other is a HF in a nice pattern (44R)


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    Oh... and one other thing... an Oxxford size 44L (I think)


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    The one bit of damage is this seam in at the gorge is coming apart... Should be an easy fix
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    It's got cool accordion pockets behind the outside flap pockets:
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    After this I went to 3 other places and only found some little stuff for me that's not brag-worthy, but still a successful day. All of these are available except the khaki HF.
     
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    Grendel...what's the. size on that TM Lewin sleeve wise? If you aren't keeping it I'd be interested.
     
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    Just realized I passed up about 3 pairs of Zanella pants the other day. Wasn't aware. Staple colors, too (brown/gray from what I remember). And I'm headed out of town tomorrow! :fu:
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yesssssir. About 1999.
     
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    It's a 17 / 36. I'm not keeping it. I wear a 15.5 - 16 / 34
     
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    Don't sweat it. Zanellas are very common and most are triple or quadra-pleated.
     
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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    I saw a pair of Zanella plain front khakis yesterday. There appeared to be some stains on them so I passed. I've only ever found double pleats, which work fine for me.
     
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    + 1, been my observation.

    I used to get Zanella flat front pants quite often paying north of $100 for them in discount / outlet stores. They always came with an MSRP of $325 or more. So question is: Are Zanella a high end brand or just mediocre garbage? They are frightfully common in thrift stores, for every Kirkland I see a Zanella.

    The Zanella pairs I have are quite good quality, not too far off of the highly revered tailored brands. It seems like I answered my own question, but in context, I rarely see such fine Zanella's in thrift stores, so what gives and why the ugly pleats?
     
  13. mainy

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    I have found that double pleat zanella's will sell for $20-30 on Ebay assuming the size is decent, the inseam is long (at least 30"), and especially if they are khaki / tan. Also, make sure there is no sheen from wear / dry cleaning. Otherwise I typically don't pick them up unless they're cheap or like new, or one of their premium fabrics.

    Ultimately I think they are nice pants. There are better pants out there with fancier details, but Zanella makes a pretty good daily driver. The ones with Loro Piana fabrics are nice. You see them so much because they are basically the default go-to nice dress pant for the business professional who is not a clothing fanatic. A sales person at our local high end department store told me he typically sells them 5-8 pairs at a time when they go on sale. A while back I picked up a pair of Zanella Sartoriale which appear to not be made any more. They are a step up the foodchain and more on par w/ Incotex.

    I think you don't see the flat front ones because the guys that buy them (typically middle aged to older) prefer pleats. I've definitely found more flat fronts in the past 6 months than the past 2 years though.
     
  14. jkidd41011

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    I think Zanella is like Dockers for guys who shop at Saks, Nordstrom, and the other high end department stores.
     
  15. MattR

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    Thanks for the tips. I had read on here they are pretty good quality. I was looking at them for myself, but I was unsure at the time. They may have been double pleated, which would be okay for my personal wear. Might have to stop in before leaving tomorrow, just to peak. Thrifting isn't so great where I'm headed, haha, so I might be jonesing if I'm out for 2 weeks.
     
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