The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Tailor Dan

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    I picked up a Burberry coat today. If someone wouldn't mind, will you critique the sleeve length for me? I think they are a little short.

    Also, if anyone in Atlanta is interested there is a 48R Samualsohn Tuxedo at the Sandy Spring Historical Society Sale for $15.00. It had a ripped lining though.


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    seem OK to me. What am I missing?
     


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    Sleeve length looks good, but I'd say the shoulders are wayyy to wide.
     


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    As someone else said, there's too much going on in the background. Everything in the background does look nice, but it's distracting from the item you're trying to showcase.
     
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    Agreed. It has a pseduo-Newton Street Vintage vibe (and I mean that in the best possible way - no snark intended), but it's missing the fact that NSV has only minor accoutrements. I'd pair it way down. But I think the general idea is there.
     


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    please dont wake the sleeping bear,if i was Frenchy of course that is...this thread would already be peppered with a couple of "cunts' (TM) [​IMG]
    Frenchy will be back in May im sure he would appreciate a signal
     
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    ^^^ It's a valid point. I think that I will change the background to something in between a blank wall and the desk and shelves. I might try something to the side of the fireplace and clear the mantle. Then I'll see which setup seems to attract the most positive buyer interest. My setup will probably vary here in the beginning while I track the results.

    Thanks for your input!
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    see if you can get a nice wall panel of rosewood or walnut off your local craigslist.adds class and you can move it when done taking pics.
     


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    ^^^ Somewhat true. I've met the guy IRL who runs NSV - he lives just across the river from me and we run into each other every now and again at the local spots and talk about clothes, [​IMG]. Cool guy. I've also had the opportunity to meet a couple of local brick 'n' mortar vintage / resale shop owners like Bobby from Boston (if you're not familiar with him, you should Google him) and a few others that I'm friends with. I was actually aiming for more of a Bobby from Boston aesthetic. The menswear he carries in his shop is un-FUCKIN'-believable.

    ^^^ This is a great idea. I was thinking about getting some dark brown wainscoting and hanging it on a wall to give the illusion of class, lol.

    Also, there are space limitations involved with my setup. My wife and I don't have a "spare room" per se and I only have a limited number of interior background choices - blank white wall (too clinical in my opinion), shelves & desk wall (too busy seems to be the general consensus), and edge of antique fireplace with cleared mantle area (this is what I will try next and compare with today's attempts).

    Thanks again everyone!
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    Didn't thrift much today

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    Every time I see DarkMatter as the newest poster, I prepare myself for jealousy.

    I'm quite envious of that Safari jacket. Pretty sure it is an MMM piece. Zegna Couture Limited Edition? Wonder what the deal is there. Any cool details on that one to set it apart from regular Couture stuff?
     
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    Haven't looked to hard at the zegna, but I'm pretty sure that safari jacket is mmm. =)
     


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    Can I get a fake check on some things please?

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    The trench is missing the two buttons to hold the pockets closed and the wraps around the wrist, but otherwise good shape. That's the only tag I could find on it and it's crooked so I'm pretty sure it's fake. :embar:

    And then there is this...

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    Had some other finds today that I'll post up once I get some rest.
     


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