Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
I'm clearly on the wrong side of the country when it comes to thrifting.
Ermenegildo Zegna ‘High Performance’ Suit – Navy, 2-Button, Pleated Pants
Jacket (2 button, pick-stitching , quality all-over)
Chest – 23.5in.
Length – 34in.
Shoulder Width – 21in.
Sleeve Length – 24in. with 1.5” to let out.
Pants (Double Pleated, Cuff, 1” to let out and keep cuffs)
Waist – 18in.
Inseam – 31in.
Handmade Sippy’s SC – (Gray Glen Plaid with subtle Red check, 2-Button) Photos Added 3.12.12
Chest – 24.5in
Sleeve Length – 24.5in
Length – 31.25in.
E Zegna Shirt (MOP Buttons, Purple/Navy/Red Check, Button down collar)
Neck – 16in
Sleeve – 36.5in
Pit-to-Pit – 36in
Brooks Brothers DB SC -
Sleeve Length - 25"
Shoulder Width @ Top Seam to Seam - 19"
Chest Width - 21.5"
Probably keeping the Harris Tweed for myself and find a chance to wear it one last time this season!
I thrift just as well in San Diego as I do in New Jersey
Got this Hickey Freeman suit on ebay. Now I'm putting back on ebay. 42r.
Most Likely Unworn, Size 12
Size? You are freaking killing it!
Width is 3.6", but it's probably going on the bay
OOPS I thought that was a shirt tag That unlined maroon Brioni is hot also. Not under 3.5" is it?
So today I go to one store. I was flipping through suits and sportcoats, seeing nothing but the usual Stafford, Cricketeer, and Jos A Bank. Finally, I get to the LAST sportcoat on the rack, which appears very nice. I open to look at the label and BAM...
Side vented, appears recent... By the pattern, I knew it was definitely a suit jacket, but the pants weren't with it. I look over the jacket a little closer, AND
I tell myself, "okay, only a couple small holes, easily reweavable. If I find the pants its still totally worth it." I frantically flipped through the pants rack, and ahead I see some gray nailhead pants in the same color. SCORE. I head over to the pants, and as I'm getting closer I see the purple label with cursive writing. FINALLY my luck has turned around. Then I actually read the writing on the label...
Talk about wanting to punch Ron Cherskin. I would like to take baseball bat to Mr. Flussers knee caps.
Obviously, I searched the whole store and never found the pants. Still, it felt wrong to pass on a $5 RLPL jacket, so I picked it up. Maybe there's some guy out there with gray nailhead RLPL pants that has been waiting for this jacket to come along...
I just want to express my gratitude for only 3 pages of stuff to read today.
...and Oscar De La Renta
...and that 500th Botany guy
Went to one of my regular stores today on sale day! Looks like everything had been picked out already except for this Christian Dior tie. Fabric woven in Italy! Available is anybody wants it.
This is a joke, right?
Yes and no. The old stuff is fab--I have a flannel suit found at GW that's the bomb, as well made as any mainline BB these days. I couldn't sell it for squirrel doo-doo, but, fortunately, it fits and is a staple in cool weather. Ebay fools notwithstanding, any 346 is a tough flip, even on AAAC, even the vintage stuff that's the equivalent of, I daresay, RLPL (yes, I think that a fair amount of old-school 346 is that good). There are too many label whores and too few aficionados. Vintage JAB is another example. It is well-made and thoughtful--and utterly worthless. I sob most every time I see it when it's not my size, I rejoice when it fits. That is, should be, the magic of thrifting: Finding unique stuff that works for you. Finding stuff to flip is only a bonus.
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