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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Distinguished Member

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    I haven't done it myself, but I have inquired about it and it is an apparently expensive and possibly pants-ruining process as they have to drastically re-cut the pants.

    BTW - anyone know where I can get a cheap Kiton suit for horse's ass' dad?
     


  2. catside

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    Hmm. MikeDT from the AAAC forum lives in China. He says fake Kiton have been on the market there for a while now. :paranoia:
     
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    How did you clean these up so well? I thrifted a pair of Sanfords that are in slightly worse shape.
     


  4. Everett464

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    Quote: To start, I like to wear them for about an hour before I put shoe trees in - I feel like it warms the leather up, and prepares my footbed. Once I had trees in them, I hit them with Kiwi leather conditioner, concentrating on the creases. After they dried, I brushed the heck out of them. Then I used a black cream polish to antique the broguing and to hit the sole as well. Topped the whole thing off with a final brushing, and voila... These turned out well - I was lucky.

    I also bought a pair of Black AE Monk Straps that I have not had as much luck with. I am going to hit them with acetone tomorrow night, So I can get a clean slate. I will post pics when I'm done.
     


  5. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Take it to Arrow Fabricare on Troost. It's supposed to be one of the best leather cleaners in the country. They did a good job on the Bally jacket I took to them.
     


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    Thanks Alan. Mind if I ask how much that ran you? Gotta decide if it's worth it or not...
     


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    i had it done a couple of years back at a tailor in LA (Ki Tailor in Santa Monica). they turned out great, and i don't think it was more than $30-40 or so. i'm happy. if you find a pair of $5 tony soprano eight-pleat zanellas, give it a shot.
     
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    Mint Andrew Marc leather jacket in my size. 16 bucks!

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    Well, the Bally also had to have the knits replaced, so it was more expensive. I've just had a suede Harrington cleaned, but also a couple of buttons restitched. That came to around $42. You should be able to get out of there for under $40 with just a straight cleaning, I'd think. You'll be impressed with what a cleaning can do.
     


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    was this directed toward me? how do i tell if its fake? getting me worried now...
    On another note, what do you guys think of these Crockett and Jones Pembrokes? Any notes on cleaning/caring them is much appreciated. These are my first pair of higher end shoes that I would like to take good care of. Thanks!

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    I WILL GIVE YOU $500 FOR ONE!

     


  12. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    You'll get a better response here http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_50 and also read this http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashion...riders_shoe_care_guide_taken_from_styleforum/

    Nice shoes though!
     


  13. mrdeep2001

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    Awesome thanks Brian (if that's even your real name...).
    I think maybe the guy i found is karma paying back for shit luck I've had lately (someone broken into my house in Dec, and stole a bunch of things, i.e. watches, laptop, and camera to name a few, so I apologize for my shitty camera phone pictures. And a few weeks ago, this guy turned my car from this (not actual pic, only pics I had were on my camera[​IMG]):
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    To this:
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    Guy also said he has a ted baker suit as well. Should I kop?
     
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    Dude, forget the Kiton suits. Find out if he has a Mercedes and cop that for two grand. He owes you a car, not some frivolous suits!
     


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    Took a flier on these last night on the bay. Any one seen this brogue pattern before?

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