Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
Anyone going to watch the show "Thrift Wars" when it comes out?
I can stop by sometimes this weekend and see if it's still there... Not sure if it will be, someone was eyeing me down for it when i was holding it.
Haha, relax guys. Let's see if it's still there first.... I feel like being generous that day and passing it off to someone else. Mistake eh?
Already called dibs in PM.
Great stuff, highlifeman! That Turnbull and Asser is a beauty. Looking forward to seeing more of your finds.
Funny enough, a while ago I found a couple of Yardbirds LPs at a thrift. Another guy looking through the records was a big Yardbirds fan so I let him have them. He told me about Blow Up and made me write down "Stroll On" to look up on YouTube when I got home. Just finally got around to watching it. Pretty awesome.
Thanks, guys. Looking forward to participating on this thread.
Writes the same way too.
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Yeah. Hi Frenchy. Not that I care.
Back on topic.
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Found an Etro cotton linen safari jacket a while back. Funky sizing (tagged XXL but fits like 40S so I'll wear it as outerwear).
And a Polo sportcoat. 42 extra long!
Hickey Freeman sportcoat. 48R
Brioni cashmere overcoat. Sending this out to get a couple of holes rewoven since it fits quite well.
Oxxford dinner jacket. Could not find the trousers. 44L
They have to be made well, also and ...no.
It's been working so far. Here's the fake Clubmasters.
I picked up the Hickey Freeman Collection sportcoat from the tailor today. I double checked and it IS canvassed! Bonus!
I received this in trade from another member, but there is really no hope of it being altered to fit me. It's an Oxxford suit in solid brown, 42T and feels like it. I'm a pretty solid 38/40R, and I humored myself thinking it would work. The only flaw is on the pants, a multi part snag which has not yet developed into a series of holes. I think a tailor could really remedy a potential problem here.
Shoulder (seam to seam): 19"
Chest (pit to pit): 22"
Sleeve (shoulder seam to end of sleeve): 24.5"
Length (bottom of collar to hem): 32"
Waist (laid flat, doubled): 33"
Cuffs: 1 1/2"
Amount to let in waist/cuffs: 1.5"//2"
I'm looking for staple color (gray, navy, black) heavy wool pants in a 31/32 to wear with a blazer or SW&D stuff in a true 38/40.
This really looks sharp. Love it!
So, the other day I thrifted a mint condition Polo OCBD (real MOP buttons) in a madras fabric. First experience with madras and wore it for the first time out today. I must say, the fabric feels incredible and breathes really well in the hot Florida weather. I will be getting more when I find them.
Nice find, but one nitpick: if it's madras, it's not an OCBD. That stands for "Oxford Cloth Button Down". Your shirt is not made from oxford cloth, therefore it is not an OCBD. It's simply a madras shirt with a button down collar.
You're right - brainfart.
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