The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. catside

    catside Senior member

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    ^^Fits you so well, you gotta keep it! Find another tailor.
    It can't be 44 BTW
     
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  2. D.B.Cooper

    D.B.Cooper Senior member

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    I stopped at GW over lunch and picked up a Hickey Freeman suit. It's the Boardroom line which I know isn't their best stuff, but it's a decent score for me. It's a 42L in bluish-gray with a light blue pinstripe. It doesn't fit me so it's available if anyone is interested. PM me for measurements or more photos.

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  3. valium

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    defiintely not a 44,although the tag says 44L im a 42 regular fits me perfect,already have 2 Brionis in pinstripe ENOUGH!!! lol

     


  4. TheWGP

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    BTW, that seller meesterfancypants on Ebay with the Corallorosso suit linked a bit back that was supposedly a 48 US size but the pit to pit measurement looked too small?
    He rejected my $150 offer, but took $175 apparently, just now. Was it anyone here?

    I'm more pissed because I sent him a question about the pit to pit measurement and he never even bothered responding. It's not like I was asking the world or anything, he was clearly active, just chose not to respond. I dunno about you guys, but when someone asks a question about an auction, I jump right to it if at all possible! Ah, well, maybe I'm just bitter. :lol:

    Found nada today... got a JW Nordstrom shirt for a friend, they're pretty nice.
     


  5. valium

    valium Senior member

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    you are correct sir,shoulders are 20

     


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    Yeah those measurements were interesting.

    Was it egyptian cotton with MOP buttons? I have one like that and really like it! Fit isn't great, but fabric is very nice.
     


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    Only if the seller has a second account though, right. (I'm actually willing to believe that auction was legit - especially with a new ebayer bidding.)
     


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    Maybe a designer to copy. No other way. Palm Beach was not very high quality even in its heyday.
     


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    Yeah, it was, actually... I have one of those still in my closet, too. If I found a nicer brand in a similar pattern I'd let it go, but it's hanging on tenaciously in there. I think my friend is going to be really impressed with this one and another I found, he just got a promotion at work and wants to move up from J. Crew shirts but isn't ready to go whole hog just yet.
     


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    That is the effing hotness. Same length problems as Klobber, otherwise I'd be "bout it bout it", as they say in common parlance.

     
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    I can only hope that happens to me. I missed that auction, what was it?
     


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    But it was for Belk!
     


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    Alright guys, I'd love some help with this. It *was* a thrift find awhile back and now I'm just trying to categorize it, but I trust the minds here better than anywhere else.

    I have this Gieves & Hawkes suit:

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    But I can't help but shake the feeling that this is a Hickey-Freeman label:

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    It even has the "USA Union made" shit. Wtf is going on? Does G&H not make all of their pieces on SR, or is this a "tailored in the USA" label? Sorry if this seems like a dumb question, but I can't make sense of it. Thanks.



    EDIT: Welp, shit, found my answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gieves_&_Hawkes#Timeline

    "2008 - gives Hickey Freeman new licence to produce version of its clothes for distribution in North America"

    Looks like G&H licenses to HF for their stuff :-/. Qustion for anyone in the know: how does this affect the quality/value of G&H stuff? Is the American HF made stuff considered "lesser" (my gut tells me this is a resounding "yes").
     
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    Yup, Made in Rochester.
     


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