The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    Couple things available. Both mostly fit me, but I've accumulated too much into the "needs tailoring" pile and, frankly speaking, I need to get realistic about things.

    Zanella 40R. Subtle blue weave. Given the material and my experience with Zanella jackets, I do not think this is an orphan. Tagged 40. Silk/wool blend. Double vented, 3/2 roll (could be converted back really easily). Fairly soft shoulders.

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    Unmarked blazer, likely made by Tom James. The guy it was made for owned the only golf course that hosts a PGA tournament in the state of Oklahoma. Fits like a 40R. Single vented. 100% wool. Baller pattern. Half-canvassed.

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  2. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith Senior member

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    I'm in if it has pants!
     


  3. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Digging that zanella, fabric looks nice :)
     


  4. Jpmorris

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    I checked, no such luck but I also don't think it had a drop listed either. It was model SB Austin.
     


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    Measurements on these beauts? Great finds, the second one is definitely awesome.
     
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  6. tonylamer

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    Cool vintage '70s Sulka tie. 100% silk, from Mort Wallin's shop in Vegas. I bought this because I know that someone here might dig it, if only for a costume party. It's available.

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    Zanella is AWESOME!
     


  8. acosbysweater

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    They look awfully similar to selvage denim, the identifying characteristic being the white "self edge" on the outside of the material intersection. Often it will be finished halfway with a red stitch as seen below....I don't know exactly what separates the ones you have from true selvage, but it's awfully close. Trust me, you snagged a good pair of jeans, they just don't have the same prestige as other brands. APCs are mostly made in Macau these days; I have no idea if that is a detraction from the quality of the product from the French made ones from a decade ago. I do know that people often shit on APC for using inferior denim, where the Uniqlos you purchased use Japanese and brands like Rag and Bone and imogene + willie use Cone Mills denim from North Carolina.

    APC's selvage finishing:

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  9. VLSI

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    PC denim isn't great, it's true. Fit and fades man :)
     


  10. Jpmorris

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    "The guy it was made for owned the only golf course that hosts a PGA tournament in the state of Oklahoma." uhhh southern hills has hosted more PGA championships than any other course, anywhere, if im not mistaken, [​IMG]
     


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    Gotcha, still, I would think dept. stores would be more careful, but I guess they don't give a shit since it's just being donated. I'm glad this was just a collar tag and not on the chest, otherwise I'd have a big hole to patch.


    It actually needs a few small tweaks, otherwise it fits incredibly! I'll post a fit pic when I get it back from the tailors.
     


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    yeah thats not selvedge, levis 501 have the same seam just the outseam butted together.

    thats marc jacobs mainline, if they fit they're a good basic.

    i havea few pairs of the uniqlo S002 jeans

    those are also not selvedge, but they're Raw (some) if it matters to you
    straight leg and they stack well.

    i actually paid about $50 each for the Uniqlo ones in japan + had to drag them over here
     
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  13. acosbysweater

    acosbysweater Senior member

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    NOOBIZOR STYLE TROLL-ESQE POST TIME:


    A TALE OF TWO CITIES....NAPOLI

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    AND...SOMEWHERE IN INDIA

    BOTH EXPORT EXPENSIVE WARES FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET

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    BOTH COME WITH MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS

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    BUT ONLY ONE

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    HAS COLLAR


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    CUFF

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    FRAYS

    But who doesn't love a slim fitting Borrelli shirt as a beater?

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    I ended up paying $10 for the Robert Graham and $2.50 for the Borrelli, so I guess eBay will have to sweep away the pain.

    Also picked up this Bullock and Jones tie after someone talked their quality up. It's made in England, natch.

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    And if anyone is looking for AE Park Ave. captoes in a 9 1/2...very good condtion.

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    This is cool.
     


  15. caseyfud

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    Is the Zanella jacket double or triple-pleated?
     


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