Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
Burgundy on burgundy. Not shell, unfortunately.
Oh, almost forgot...super nice Alan Paine Made in England Shetland sweater. Love the colors and *should* fit me (though I shamefully haven't tried it on yet). Probably nothing mindblowing, but it seems nice...and can't go wrong with a nice English made Shetland.
Is there a little "R" in the corner? If so, probably 1962-1976, if not 49-62.
Looks great, Grendel! Nice job.
A circled "R" as in "registered trademark"? If so, yes there is....interesting, another member suggested a date in the same date range, so that seems to settle it. Thanks a ton, you guys here are infinitely wise!!! It's in AMAZING shape for its age. Not a errant thread on it. And because it's from a time quality forgot, it just *feels* so much better/heftier than most of the stuff I find now. I'm not really a trad kinda guy, but this thing might have made me a convert.
4 zegna ties
tom james corporate image suit, dbl vent, dbl chest, d blue, 26 chest, 21 shoulder
southwick navy canvassed 21 chest 18 shoulder
recent hsm gold trump (cashmere maybe)
nice grey/blue windowpane
22 ch 20 sh
Austin Reed, Made in england, dbl vented, dark blue, 42L
50R Zegna for Barneys suit, windowpane blue
Brioni for deLisi 41r, super 150s, blue pins, surgeons, dbl vent
2 x Pendleton 100% shetland wool, green/blue s
PS Paul Smith shirt L
Gianfranco Ferre Studio for NM black pins, 42
grey oxxford for nm 32
Armani Black Label, Brown, 32
Christian dior gray pants, 30
"clovers" pants 32
Gianni Versace Black pants 50
Deets on the Brioni? I may be interested. Suit/SC? Measurements? Dibs for now, if available.
she tried it on. this thing
also: there was a size tag inside of the front pocket all along!
You have stumbled onto the single best thrifting secret that there is for the man with a wife/girlfriend/significant other who lives with him. As long as the ratio of purchases for you to them does not exceed 10:1, you will NEVER hear a complaint about the time/money you spend thrifting and all of the stuff you bring home.
My wife wears a size 8 shoe and will not deviate into a 7.5 or 8.5. I make sure that I cruise the women's footwear selection and pick up every size 8 Etienne Aigner (made in Spain) or Talbots (made in Italy) pair that I find. These brands were expensive enough so that they are almost always in excellent condition. E.A seems to be higher quality in women's than it does in men's. Whenever she hears that I have brought her a pair of $70 to $200 pair of shoes for $6, the rest of the contents of the bag could be igneous rocks for all she could care. I also try to find her the occasional top, pants or jeans, in her size.
Knowing all of her sizes is just good financial thrift policy AFAIC!
BTW, when you handle enough quality women's footwear, it gets easier to spot some of the other brands that are Italian (score!) or Spanish/Brazilian (always buy worthy). There's SO much more women's stuff that it can be intimidating but it increases your chance for a daily score. Just make sure you bring home something that doesn't look outlandish and is in excellent condition. Mama don't want nothing that's gotta be 'reconditioned'.
What? Since when are you a 41R? Dibs after it doesn't fit you
Details on what to look for? This would definitely be helpful on the homefront.
This discussion re:"picking up a few things for her" has been great. I wish I could get my wife interested in shoes. She just doesn't have the disease like we do, ha! She's immensely enjoys cashmere sweaters...I have to find something else now that she has a dozen, ha.
Even if you don't have a ratio in mind of items-for-you to items-for-her...bringing home occasional pieces for her:
a) shows her you know what you're doing and actually are looking out for the household (i.e. you have these expensive tastes but you're finding a clever/thrifty way to scratch that itch) and
b) you're thinking of her when you're away from home (never, ever underestimate the value of that)
My GF likes shoes but it drives me nuts that she doesn't take care of them... She's been wearing a pair of suede driving loafers around outside during the winter and just ruining them.
That is an amazing looking Southwick but is definitely vintage. That is one of Southwick's older tags which I'm actually kind of shocked you haven't seen before. Generally the only Southwick I find has that tag.
41 fits me better than 42, and I've summoned the thrifting gods to request an adequate BOC & sleeve length.
Jk it's gonna be too small and you'll get dibs anyway.
Interesting. How vintage? All the older Southwick tags I've seen haven't been "printed" like that, and this one looks super clean so I assumed it was more recent.
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