The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I suspect it means the maker did it for kicks, or made a mistake. IIRC, they put that stamp every yard or so. My understanding is that makers just put it on the backside of fabric underneath the lining where, barring somebody completely disassembling a jacket, it will never be seen.
     
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    Well, That makes perfect sense to me. I have run across many Harris tweeds and this is the first I have seen like this. I figured there were probably more behind linings and inside sleeves.
     
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    Do you mind me asking how you came to that conclusion?
     
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    You can fix that! Take a new razor knife and trim away any torn edges that are sticking up and then begin to work black Kiwi polish over the area in small amounts with a drop of water each time. You can use a hair drier to speed the process along but eventually, you will build a small mound of polish over the tear and with buffing, you can make it look like new. There's a thread on the whole process if you care to search for it. I used it to restore a pair of AE Parks.

    Nice find!
     
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    It would be better to not trim those flaps but take to a cobbler and have him use cobblers glue to fasten them back down. If you remove those shards you'll never be able to fill those gouges.
     
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    If memory serves, that mark is placed once per metre (or 3 metres) on the bolt of cloth by the Harris Tweed Authority as proof that it has passed inspection. This is a great bonus to actually see this marking. Congratulations!
     
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    OK, I posted all today's thrifting pics. The shoes (8 1/2 D C&J Chelsea and 8 1/2 D Florsheim pebble gunboat) are awesome, but so is the pick stitching on the 40R (I think) Hardy Amies SC. I was willing this one to fit, but no matter how I look at it, it's too long. I also put up better pics of the crazy Zanella SC. Oh, and the shirts are up for grabs too.

    http:[email protected]/sets/
     
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    I stumbled upon this forum while looking at suits, and somehow worked my way to this thread. After reading the past hundred pages or so I decided to try and see if I could find anything at my local salvation army. I live in a small 'blue collar' city so I really didn't expect anything at all, but after 10 minutes I found a brand new Faconnable shirt and a pair of very lightly worn Sebago Handsewn Classics (no pictures). Nothing special, but not too bad.

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    Oh yeah, if anyone's interested in the 39R Brooks Brothers wool overcoat, that's definitely for sale (too long for me).
     
  10. darkmatter7

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    Lots of ties!

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    Zegna, Z, Z, Fendi, Barneys, B, B

    And a Zegna shirt

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    16.5 42


    All great condition

    All for sale in B&S
     
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    Paul Stuart three-piece; single vent; forward pleats with side tabs, size 42

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    Oxxford silk and cashmere SC; double-vented; size 43

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    Nicola Blasi SC; double-vented; size 38

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    Dude, deets on that Oxxford, and is it available? If so, diiiiiiiiiiibs!

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    Good finds there Xenos, now if I were a smaller size .......
     
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    Damn do I want that 3 piece.................
     
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    Found a few solid DKNY dress shirts, but I left them. Is DKNY anything worth picking up? They looked like older ones; the tags were black with gray, block lettering.
     
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