Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
Try washing and drying first (the hotter, the better). The holes very well may close right up.
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
Here's the before:
Here's after I took the pen marks off with some rubbing alcohol and a xylene blender pen
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
It all looks like the bottom right... some shine on the rest of it makes it look lighter
A little bit of discoloration where I took out the ink, but not terrible
Turned out pretty well I think. Thanks Drew!
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.
That's really beautiful. Nice work.
great work. makes me want to start a few projects like that!
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...?
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!
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
I've still got some waiting for you
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).
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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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". -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". -Castangia Shirt. Sz 17. (Keeping, but here's proof..) -Robert Talbott Estate Shirt. Sz XL. -Filson Cotton Jeans. Sz 36/33.5. Rise: 11.25".
I dig that Talbott estate shirt but I have a feeling it runs true to size. Please tell me it fits slim.
Unfortunately, it does fit true to size. Its not slim. Chest: 25", Shoulders: 20", Sleeves: 25.5", Length: 31" to prove it to you.
Figured as much as Talbott stuff usually does. Oh well, still a gorgeous shirt and you should have no problem finding it a home.
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.
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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