Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
In the shape of a half-hexagon, half on each side of the rear seam?
This does me no good without at least sizes so I can call dibs!
Do you thrift in NoVa? That looks identical to the tie I've passed by the last few times.
If that JPress is 15 or 15.5 w/ a 32....dibsdibsdibs
Bah. If you don't need the money, get a thicker insole or put 2 and walk around like a million bucks. Those shoes are
Sizes and Pictures:
Brooks Brothers Alligator Belt, Size 38
J Press Shirt, Size L, Fits like a small M
RL Shirt, 16.5 33
2 x Charles Tyrwhitt, 18 37
2 x Montagut Paris, Fits like XS
NWOT PRL, XL
3 x NWOT Holland & Sherry, I'm assuming they are custom, so I will take measurements later
Willis & Geiger sweater, XL
Tom James, Innocenti Oro
Tom James, Corporate Image, Possibly Cashmere
Tom James, Possibly Cashmere
I have a little extra time. Would you guys like any more info?
I'll take Mainy's word on the value. Those are gorgeous shoes.
Argh! The problem with thrifting is you can't just pick out something you want when you want it... And eBay isn't being too helpful either. If anyone sees a solid navy tie from a decent maker that you'll flip to me for not too much it would be much appreciated.
edit: shit, forgot to hit submit on my post... those lattanzis are really cool looking though. 12 inches by 4.25... too small for me
also, thanks for the comments guys re the auction. I know, usually I do put the mannequin shot first - this case I wanted to show the vintage label but that's really duplicated with the 1964 in the title. The reason I didn't start at 9.99 or something is because I do free shipping for the search boost and auto-5-star-DSR, and if stuff goes for 9.99 I'll only get like 8 bucks, have to pay 12 bucks to ship it, and eat whatever I paid for it.
...... Wow! I mean seriously, wow. Nice shoes are likely the most elusive thrift find. I'm not talking Allen Edmonds or even C&J, Polo, etc. I'm reffering to stuff like this ; uber expensive high-end stuff. Lobbs, G&G, Lattanzi, Harris, etc.
This is a grail-level score here.
So here are some pics and descriptions of the haul, all from today. Sorry for the pic quality; terrible lighting and terrible camera.
Ties (in order of appearahce)
Vtg Darien Sport Shiop tie in excellent shape and relatively narrow (not that anyone wants it, but, DIBS)
Turnbull & Asser blue stripe on red
Brooks Brothers Maklers red/blue horizontal stripe
Hickey Freeman Collection purple with yellow and green stripe (bit on the wide side but the colors are amazing) DIBS
John W Nordstrom charcoal glenplaid with purple overcheck, feels cashmere or cashmere blend; I left several similar ties -- Nordstrom, Nautica, Behar -- in numerous designs that I was just a bit too cheap to pick up DIBS (I think)
Talbott for Ed Mitchell black/gray/white box weave
Ferrucci bespoke suit in charcoal gray with red overcheck, 38R x 33x30. Tons of handwork. This is spoken for as a gift to a good friend.
Brooks Brothers 1818 khakis 36x30 (NWOT?). These beuties sung to me but when I mtried them on at home I realized they're a tad on the narrow side for my athletic frame.
Brooks Brothers merino sweathers in green (with collar, 100% merino) , dark navy (v neck, blend), and eggplant (v neck, blend). All size L, likeyt same donor.
Dunhill gray glenplaid with red overcheck suit. 2 btn, side vented. Trousers have 2 pleats. Size 43R x 37x31. Needs a cleaning. Still deciding if I've got dibs.
And the shirts (also in order of appearance)
Behar orange, 16.5 x 35). available
Brooks Bros 346 lightgreen and blue windowpane/plaid: Large
Abboud blkue on blue micro houndstoth. (Yeah yeah, but the price was good and the size was right and the collar stance wasn't too bad) 17 x 35
Orvis multicolor check plaid. Size L
Joseph turner blue POW with blue overcheck. 16.5 x 36.
Brioni grayish/brownish nailhead. Size 17x35. Note: some instances of fray, but mat seams, so possibly repairable.
E. Zegna black gingham, size L (fits like 16.5/17
(And the coup de grace) Loro Piana blue with dark blue and white stripoes , Linen, size L
No? Even though it says "Prorsum" on the label? I don't really understand how Burberry's lines work.
Prorsum is a relatively recent innovation by Burberry. Many argue that it turned the brand around. I used to like their stuff very much and the majority of my wardrobe was by Prorsum before I discovered SF.
What is pictured in the OPs is just an old Burberry label, which used to include the flag with their motto on it. The label for modern Prorsum is black and gold.
Ever come across this label? Looks like a Kiton logo knockoff. It had a lot of the details of a nice suit, but looked low quality and poorly done. Felt really cheap, also. Too bad, as it fit me really well.
I've never found them in stores; I'd love to see fit pics of both.
The only thing I wear in defiance of teh ladies are absurd tennis shoes, something I never ever wanted before reading SW&D. Shirts, not so much.
I' have found a handful of shirts that fit really well length-wise, which, even at 5'9, is immediately suspect. Brooks Bros, PRL, and the like. Whenever I think there's a chance they might be a women's or kid's shrit, I just rock 'em under the safety of a chunky knit. Maybe this is the fate of Miyake.
Same here. Not living in a baller area or anything, I just pass on the odd Loro Piana item that tumbles my way; it pays for the rest, and it's fun to swag someone else out with something that actually fits.
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