Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
Thank you, friend.
The question is, did Beck get to take anything home ........Congrats on it all. Last time i hit a motherload like that things dried up for me for a couple of months. Hopefully the same fate will not befall you.
I bought a similar hat from Newt's in Waikiki a few years back at an obscene price. I'm afraid to see if it fits me anymore.
so the $20K hats are made in ecuador? I went and got a regular old panama hat, damn I could have made a killing...
Wow Nataku, what an amazing haul by you and Beck...unbelievable......Congrats!!
The $20k hats are few and far between, which is why they're $20k. As noted above there is only a couple of guys who are capable of that kind of work. Those hats are locked down by Americans (usually in Hawaii or Chicago). The hat bodies are brought to the US where they are blocked and finished.
As with anything else, you move into the realm of diminishing returns pretty quickly with Panamas. I have three, which are not of exceptionally fine weave, but were all blocked for me by Art Fawcett. To me the best price to value is to get an attractive hat body that's reasonably priced so that I wouldn't have a heart attack if something happened to it. But then have that body blocked and finished by someone who really knows what he's doing.
Optimo has a sterling reputation, especially when it comes to their work with straw. If you have a lot of money to drop, then go there. If you don't there are other options to explore.
Insane my good man. That is going to win the internet for a while to come!!!!!!
Damn Nataku, save some for the rest of us I think I'll take the next week off and let this town recharge.
And to think I was going to post my 2 BB and Alan Flusser jackets and NWT Vineyard Vines golf ball tie.
j/k. thrifting is shit here. But it has enabled me to upgrade my wardrobe exponentially.
nice work Nataku
Nothing for me this morning, BUT walking out I saw a brand new bin of wormans garments, asked if I could peak though and found this for 50 cents...should my g/f be excited? (I'm guessing it's fake) Measures approx 34"x34"
EDIT: Maybe not so fake after all....http://www.ebay.com/itm/FREE-SHIPPING-VINTAGE-CHANEL-100-SILK-SCARF-SCARVES-WOMAN-LADY-CHAIN-JEWELLERY-/320859174713?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab4b27739 & http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CHA...03132?pt=US_Scarves_Wraps&hash=item19ce11007c
Pretty good day for me. Shirts:
Nice BB forest green SC (right?), 85 wool/15 cashmere. 44L
I'm not sure how much I buy "limited edition"/collectible clothing, but the absolutely wild lining made this thing too good to pass up on. Also, my size, though the sleeves are surprisingly short so we'll have to see whether it's going to work for me or not after a trip from the tailor.
And the big winner of the day...Corneliani-made PRL SC. 65% camel/35% silk. Absolutely gorgeous in person, pristine condition...all the good stuff. Sorry dudes, already earmarked.
But there is both quality AND quantity here.
Everyone who's had a haul like this--or half like this, or even a quarter of this--raise hands. Good lord.
Thanks guys - it's definitely one of my best hauls to date. Can't wait to break out the Isaias. The fit is perfect, no alterations needed. On the way to a mirror across the store, I was wearing the peak lapel. A rather attractive middle-aged woman who was standing off to the side of the mirror stated "Wow! That fits you perfect...I mean perfect!"
That's pretty much how it happened, too!
Oh yeah. That whole second post was his stuff. He just asked me to take some pictures and keep the "haul" together since he was really busy last night. Yeah, I hope the streak continues!
Just goes to show that one donation is all it takes to make a day amazing. That was all from one store and donor - if he didn't donate that stuff yesterday would have been "meh".
I've never even SEEN an Isaia or RLPL, so... No.
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