Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
Now a size/measurements would help with the Rubinacci.
Yes, a very good price if new.
Hit this store hard for the next few weeks!
Hit me up if any of that is a 38R and you want to pass it along...
I almost didn't find my best score today... I didn't see the pathetic selection of men's shoes on my way into the store (they have two aisles of women's shoes and about 8 square feet of men's). I found a couple of nice casual shirts (nothing that would interest people here, I'm sure), and a pair of capris for my wife (Prana and in like-new condition).
When I headed up to checkout, I spotted a few pairs of men's shoes. I checked the ones that appeared to be in my size and found a pair of Prada dress shoes with buckle. They're a touch scuffed up, but I think they just need some polish and they'll be fine for normal wear. These do appear to be 100% genuine, and are just like the ones in the following Ebay listing:
Found a pair of Imperials today with the original sole, v-cleat and all. These things probably haven't been worn for the last 25 years.
Assuming this isn't one of us trolling as a beginner, what an outstanding first post. Thrifting based on quality, followed by doing your own research, followed by a haul good enough that that's what makes me wonder if you're real, followed by a question worthy of the attention of the group. Not that I can answer it, I'll leave that to whoever is the resident Brioni expert. But I had to congratulate the post. Also the haul!
Yes, outstanding first post... It certainly pays to have at least a passing familiarity with good brands when you walk into a thrift shop.
I still base a lot on how it feels though and at how worn it is.
8.5C. I'll post before/after pictures once I'm done working with them.
Sorry for the but if anyone was interested in the damaged double breasted Gieves & Hawkes I posted yesterday, I just measured it and, despite the tag reading "40 Regular," it has a 46" chest and 20" shoulders. So if any of you bigger guys are interested in a unique project suit, get at me and it's yours for cheap.
Well, it's good to hear they actually exist. This was the second winter I earmarked some money, only to find they can't be bought online, or apparently anywhere, save NY or London.
Also, WELCOME TO STYLE FORUM!
Ugh, all near misses today. Had to drop off a friend at the airport so checked out a nearby place I'd only been to once before really quickly..
First jacket on the rack: Gorgeous recent (pristine tag) Canali grey with red plaid (definitely an SC not an orpha). Moth holes in one sleeve.
Further down the racek: gorgeous black Corneliani 3 button jacket - orphan
Super vintage wild colored 100% linen (it had to be) Brooks Bros red, blue, tan plaid SC. This thing was pretty wild...70s colors, but not 70s styling, reasonable width lapels: too many pulls in the linen
Recent Ted Baker London grey with pinstripe jacket: stains and orphaned
Nice cream colored Hugo Boss suit: hole in the sleeve
Versace sport casual button down shirt with Medusa head embroidery on the breast pocket and awesome Medusa head metal buttons: 1 sleeve button missing, one front button missing (considered getting this one, but finding replacement buttons would be expensive/not worth it probably, and with all Versace, there's a distinct possibility it was fake too) .
So, walked out totally empty handed. Lame.
I definitely will be.
Bummed to be heading out of town most of this week!
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