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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    Anyone know anything about Marco Azzali Gruppo Forall line? Found a suit, fully canvassed, Loro Piana fabric, but all machine stitching. Quality seems okay, but they want a lot of money for it. Worth it?
     


  2. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Well, I won this Canali tux with Loro Piana Super 120's for cheap, so I'm not complaining:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/25101591957...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1180

    I think the seller is a member here... Just put what I thought was a lowball snipe on it and won, so that's cool
     


  3. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    ^^ Yup. He's one of the TC thrifters on here.
     


  4. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Never heard of it but Gruppo Forall makes the regular line Pal Zilri stuff. Probably around Canali-level stuff.
     


  5. 330CK

    330CK Affiliate Vendor

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    I thought it might have a connection to the zileri stuff. They wanted $25 after discount so I left it.
     


  6. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

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    Very happy today, for $1.99

    [​IMG]
     


  7. applky

    applky Senior member

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    You're fine, man. Don't worry.

    Wish I knew what Canali was when I was in college -- most likely would have thought it was an overrated Italian pastry.
     
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  8. RebelWithACause

    RebelWithACause Senior member

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    The Hemrajani shirts seems to be around size 16, they are just a bit snug for me. Everything is Available.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Hes a good gent. I have nothing but good experiences with TC igents!
     


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    Thanks for the info. I had tried to find something on it but google blanked on me. Two bills!!!? It does feel like teh sechs when I put it on!! I wish I could have found the other pants as well.
     


  11. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    [​IMG]Nice find. I'll double your money in minutes if your selling it [​IMG]

    My only find today was this...should at least cover my gas and time for going out...crappy day [​IMG]

    Corneliani Solid Gray Flannel Wool Suit! STAPLE!! - 40R

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Size: Tagged EU 50 R = US 40/41 R (See Measurements)
    Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 22.25"
    Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 19.75"
    Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 24.25"
    Overall Length (bottom of collar to bottom): 31.5"
    Waist (waist laying flat): 18.5"
    Inseam (inseam to cuff): 30.5"
    Cuff width (width at cuff): 8.75
    Cuff (height of cuff): 1.5
    Few loose threads right armpit lining
    Superb quality suit
    Wool / flannel
    Unvented
    Fully Lined
    Fully Canvassed
    Peak Lapel
    STAPLE SUIT!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  12. hmmurdock

    hmmurdock Senior member

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    I want that so badly....but those shoulders...so wide for a 40R. :censored:
     


  13. Jettison

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    Had a quiet week, so decided to do some serious thrifting. During the week in my town I found a few useful, but not particularly braggable stuff, and this:[​IMG]

    I've not worn a scarf since I was about 6 years old. So I'm still debating whether to start doing so with this, or stick it on ebay.

    The aforementioned nice but not bragworthy things being some very comfy (but don't think SF-approved) Hackett trousers and an Eton shirt (on the far right, below), both for me. I'm really liking Eton; interesting design and well fitting.

    Free long weekend, so yesterday and today I took the time to hit up every shop in the town, village and city nearest to where I live. That's 30+ shops. What did I find?


    Absolutely. Goddamn. Nothing.

    Well, maybe 5 or so Jeremyn Street shirts (Thomas Pink, Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin) but too big for me and not worth flipping. Man!

    So after that incredible haul, I went through another suburb with a couple of shops and saw that magic number on the shirt rack: 14 1/2. [​IMG].

    [​IMG]

    Checked out the labels. James Brooks(?)/TM Lewin/Harvie and Hudson. [​IMG] They're not exactly Brionis, but after hitting zilch for an entire day, it was a [​IMG]. Tried them on... [​IMG]Perfect!

    ....But with the arms for a dwarf. [​IMG]. Still grabbed them anyway, as they were cheap and I always roll the sleeves up in summer anyway.


    So still without anything actually bragworthy, I took another detour (this is all walking, btw. Thrifting and exercise in one fell swoop!) to go to one last shop. And found....

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I'll post up the details a little later, for I shall need some SF expertise.
     


  14. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Just an FYI - Not really Zegna...just cloth manufactured by Zegna. Too bad your in the UK...I am 14.5 AND have short arms (31" sleeves work perfect)

    I know! Just double checked the shoulders...yup, a hair under 19.75" but wide. It seems to measure out to more of a 42R then a 40. Tagged EU 50... so thats more like a 41 if you do the math I think?
     
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  15. Jettison

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    Yup, I was aware that that was just the cloth label. The reason I didn't post the maker label is...[​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    It's gone! Two suits, nicely made, nice fabric, but the maker label gone and name tag stripped.

    They don't have the usual details tag either, so does that 'Custom Tailored' mean bespoke? And if so, by whom? I can almost see the imprint of that label above, just not quite.

    Clearly nice suits though: working cuffs, beautiful lining, etc.

    Zegna cloth:


    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Gone a bit shiny, the pants too, unfortunately.


    Loro Piana cloth:


    [​IMG][​IMG]


    Size 44 if the shop tag is to be believed (no tag with info), and I've yet to measure them.
     


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