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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    The zegna isn't a PS... It's a scarf! It's 53" x 9.5" with fringed ends. It's the kind of thing you see fancy Italian men (or Spoo) wearing tucked under the lapels of their €4000 Kiton suits [​IMG]

    The tartan tie is lined through most of it but the tip is unlined and just has the edge rolled
     
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    Do you have a tiny body and long arms?? Nothing I find ever fits you!! :laugh:
     


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    went to three different spots with the wife today, no major finds.


    • canali blue dress shirt with white windowpane
    • "Innocenti Oro" sportcoat, which said "Hand Tailored by Tom James" on the label. it seems like ok quality, and fit me pretty pretty well. the pattern is a brown/gold with a dark brown windowpane. quality seems to be about on par with HSM gold trumpeter, but it was super cheap so whatev.
    • j crew wool coat for the wife
    • j crew velvet blazer for the wife
     
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  4. Bartlebooth

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    I've seen several brands that give drops for sport coats. I've thrifted a Canali velvet blazer with a drop listed on the tag, and no one was waltzing around in an olive velvet suit.


    I once found three—yes THREE—Luciano Barbera shirts, in my size, with the front pocket ripped off them: one with the pocket completely gone and seam holes in a pocket shape, two with the chest of the shirt actually torn where the pocket would be. WTF indeed.
     


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    Bartlebooth Senior member

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    That Pendleton sweater looks lovely, Bytor. The hipsters in San Francisco snatch up anything remotely fair-isle-ish as soon as it hits the shelves, unless it's exceptionally ugly, so I get never come across anything like that.
     


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    Went to two stores this morning, came out with

    - A theory button down and a Ralph Lauren made in Italy silk blouse for my girlfriend
    - XL John Varvatos mainline button down in a blue striped thin cotton with nice MOP buttons.
    - Ermenegildo Zegna button down in an awesome white, blue and purple stripe, really unique. Silver label, 17'' neck.

    Both will be going to my dad, who never wears a damn thing I buy for him, unless someone wants them. Way too big for me.

    Then my favorite liquidation store was running a buy one get one free promo for clearance priced women's shoes. Ended up walking out with $1500 (retail) worth of Jerome C. Rousseau heels for her for $60 with tax [​IMG]

    Pretty good day, or so I thought: got in a hit and run accident on the way home. Took the cops an hour and 45 minutes to show up and ask me 5 questions. But maybe that belonged in the Things That Are Pissing You Off thread. [​IMG]
     


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    Tell me you aren't finding this stuff in Denver...I haven't seen a single stitch of Kiton in the 60 or so store visits I've done so far in the area. I guess I can imagine the rich folk of the Springs buying Kiton, but from the constant Stanley Korshack Dallas tags I see, maybe it's more the wealthy Texan tourists who always come through here in the summer.

    Also, I'm interested in that J Press tie...too bad on the Kiton SC, those sleeves are hella short.
     
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    Those flight coats are very cool. I have no need for them and I'm not really sure what they are, but I kinda feel like I need to have one...
     


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    Holy shit, if this would fit a 39-40 chest would you grab it for me? I'll throw you some dollars and even swag you out in shiny ties. :inlove:

    (Krizia -- unless I'm thinking of a brand with a similar spelling -- has some Made in Italy shirts no one seems to give two shits about. I've found a couple, and they're both really nice).
     
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    Thanks for finishing the tale! I'd have loved to been a part of that study. :nodding:
     
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    Hello. I'm the guy who found the Lattanzis, lol. However, don't feel bad about the Brunello Cucinelli with the holes. I have a reweaving shop here in Boston (run by Russians) who re-weave for $9.00 a hole if it's smaller than a dime. BUT they insist on dry cleaning the sweaters for $4.95 before they do the work. I've had them fix J. Press Shaggy Dogs with moth holes to flip and you can't even tell (even from CLOSE examination). PM and I can give you their telephone number. -M-
     


  12. SpooPoker

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    Not so tiny! :laugh: I used to be a 38, more like a 40 now, but I need a 26-26.5" sleeve most of the time. I have monkey arms.
     


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    Looks like I'm not the only person with monkey arms in a 38.
     


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    Huh, I just assumed it was a PS. Ladies' scarves are generally where I see them. In any case, it is still really cool!

    And that tie is deceiving, haha.


    I really enjoy going with my lady. She's a good sport about me taking the time to check through everything, but I can usually pull some good stuff for her to make the process worth it. I think the last time we went, she was able to get some women's BB jackets. And in any case, the company is nice.
     


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    :D
     


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