The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Try washing and drying first (the hotter, the better). The holes very well may close right up.
     


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    Picked up some stuff today that I'll put up tomorrow, but this is a follow up on the Coach bag I got from 46n2 after some TLC

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    Here's after I took the pen marks off with some rubbing alcohol and a xylene blender pen

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    Here's after some Lexol, Venetian Cream, a coat of dark brown Meltonian cream polish (to get some color back in) and some Obenauf's LP

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    It all looks like the bottom right... some shine on the rest of it makes it look lighter

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    A little bit of discoloration where I took out the ink, but not terrible

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    Turned out pretty well I think. Thanks Drew!
     


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    Thanks everyone! Really glad I read this before I started in with the seam ripper. I was literally just sitting down with shirt in hand do remove the buttons.

    Btw, definitely MOP. I did the cold test at the store and at home. I just wasn't sure how accurate it was.
     
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  4. darkmatter7

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    That's really beautiful. Nice work.
     


  5. Samuel Smith

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    great work. makes me want to start a few projects like that!
     


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    Oh good god no.... I spit out my drink when I read this! I feel your pain! Why donate a Kiton like that?!


    What if that wasn't mud...? :uhoh:

    Some decent scores today. Hit a few stores and came away with these: (all are available. Pics and measurements upon request)

    -2 Linen Borrelli Shirts. One Luxury Vintage. One is Light Green, the L V is purplish pink. (Nice Easter/Spring colors!) Both are size Large
    -2 Brunello Cucinelli button down shirts. One is 100% Cotton, size XL, very light pink. The Second is 100% Linen, size XXL, light blue.
    -Robert Talbott Estate COLORFUL Shirt. Linen/Cotton blend, I think. Size XL.
    -Castangia Shirt! Size 17, Solid Blue. MY FIRST EVER FIND! I didn't know they made shirts... ?!
    -Filson 100% cotton Jeans. Possibly NWOT. Size 36, olive green. Very Unique Looking!

    OH! and a NWT Filson henley Shirt.... When I got home, I found out that it said WOMEN'S SHIRT!!! FUUU!!!!! Anybody want to give their wife a Filson shirt? Solid white, size Large. It can be yours/hers for $20!
     
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  7. Klobber

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    Tax return maybe? Deduct a $5K suit, keep original retail receipt, get receipt from GW, uncle sam may throw a few bucks your way.



    Borrelli shirts will raise some pms for you. I on the other hand are looking at the Cucinelli shirts. Pics and measurements please - that is if you do not keep for yourself. I only have 3 linen shirts in my wardrobe :(
     


  8. grendel

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    I've still got some waiting for you [​IMG]
     


  9. Nataku

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    This. It's worked 85% of the time for me when I had holes from either staples or those stupid plastic tags (which IMO are worse than staples when put through fabric).
     


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    From today's consignment haul: Stefano Ricci 100% Silk Formal Shirt: Anybody planning on attending any black tie events this upcoming St. Patrick's Day?

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  11. Kitontini

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    Hm, good point. Still... a desheveled Kiton? Pure torture for those who find it. Pics and measurements of my haul stated above are below.... -Borrelli Luxury Vintage Linen Shirt. Sz Large. Chest: 26', Shoulders: 20", Sleeves: 24.25", Length: 35". -Borrelli Shirt. Sz Large. Chest: 24", Shoulders: 19.5", Sleeves: 23.25", Length: 33". [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] -Brunello Cucinelli Linen Shirt. Sz XXL. Chest: 24", Shoulders: 19", Sleeves: 24", Length: 31". -Brunello Cucinelli Cotton Shirt. Sz XL. Chest: 23.25", Shoulders: 19", Sleeves: 24", Length: 32.5". [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] -Castangia Shirt. Sz 17. (Keeping, but here's proof..) [​IMG] [​IMG] -Robert Talbott Estate Shirt. Sz XL. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] -Filson Cotton Jeans. Sz 36/33.5. Rise: 11.25". [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I dig that Talbott estate shirt but I have a feeling it runs true to size. Please tell me it fits slim.
     


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    Unfortunately, it does fit true to size. Its not slim. Chest: 25", Shoulders: 20", Sleeves: 25.5", Length: 31" to prove it to you.
     


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    Figured as much as Talbott stuff usually does. Oh well, still a gorgeous shirt and you should have no problem finding it a home.
     
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    I was just going to say I found my first Craig Taylor shirt the other day. I'm not too keen on double cuffs, but I like how this brand handles it: using a linked pair of slightly over-sized MOP buttons for cufflinks, the same kind found elsewhere on the shirt. You could probably make your own pretty easily. :slayer:

    Nice shirt, too. Made in the US, nice fabric, and a hidden placket, which is always a plus. I'm just not sure about their sizing. I wear a medium, but their XS was a good slim fit (though I couldn't get the collar buttoned).
     
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