Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
"The greatest trick a troll ever pulled...was to convince the world that HE SO SRS."
come on brah
gimme them measurements
i wanna turn that charvet shirt into an ascot
How short is short?
anybody thrifting within a 200 mile radius of me might want to close their eyes for my upcoming post
Quote:Yeah, totes kidding! High five for getting!
what say ye?
For me, I like to get them dry cleaned and then store them in a sealed suit bag with ceder blocks and ceder hangers. But they are so many natural fragrance that can keep moths away. If you don't want to take it to the cleaners, just use a suit brush to give the clothing a thorough brush. You can also use some wool safe spray cleaners. Or you can use a hand held vacuum to go over the clothes. I've yet to try that...try it out and share the results with us!
^^^ Wow!! I've never heard of them but they have the look to be something amazing.
So I was just minding my own business today... thrifting, finding nothing. The usual. And I was about to leave the store, but my friend texted me and wanted to make plans. Since it was hot, I decided to have the text conversation indoors, rather than roast in my car. So I sat down in one of the chairs for sale and texted him for 10 minutes to figure out what we were going to do.
Then I got up. And started to head for the exit, but I saw a new rack. What's this?! A new rack, emerging from the back room, with clothes I have not yet seen?! Alright, so I took a look. Half of it was crap, but the other half looked like this:
Hmm. This has potential, I thought.
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
So I looked at the first jacket. 2 button hickey freeman navy blazer, missing the second button. Eh, normally I would leave this, but it was cheap and despite the lack of fabric tag definitely felt like 100% cashmere. So I pulled it off the rack.
Next was another hickey freeman jacket, this one dual vent and tagged 100% camel hair. Sweet pattern, low price, so I grabbed it.
Now this one intrigued me. I could tell it was well made, and this is where i started to get excited. Sho nuff, saint andrews.
So I quickly yanked it and moved to the next jacket. Oxxford crest! Sweet. Orphaned suit jacket technically, but dual vent and ticket pocket, so should make a great sportcoat. On to the next!
This one got me really excited. Dark green, silk, dual vent, and what brand? Cifonelli? WTF.That was unexpected.
Then I felt something sick. Something so balla that I almost threw down the other jackets I was carrying to inspect it. Could it be... YES
Side vented and in perfect f'ing condition no less! How could this get any better?!?! Oh... like this
100% silk brioni sportcoat, mint and recent? yes please I think I'll take that too. And then there was one last thing at the end of the rack.
A lonely oxxford sovereign cashmere pair of pants and vest, without their comrade jacket. Alas, despite going in the back and looking through the rest of the clothes waiting to come out, I couldn't find it. But maybe it will turn up. Total cost: around 100 bucks.
Lol, I got it at Time Zone, I believe. I think this shirt reminds me of what My Chemical Romance wore on their The Black Parade album. I rare wear that thing though...
She's ok with you staying a long time or just go in for a quickie.
I'd make a stake-out there tomorrow to see if any more of this guy's donations float out. Usually when there's more than 2-3 jackets/suits, it means they cleaned house and this could be one of those motherlode finds!
This is also a prefect example of what makes thrifting so unpredictable. This was a case of perfect timing. If you would have left, this rack would have rolled out and you would have never known. I've had similar situations happen too. I'm checking out and as they're looking for a bag for my purchases, I see a rack roll out that has potential. Sure enough they did.
Who the hell's sending critical PMs about what someone does with their thrifted clothes? I WANT NAMES!.
Separate names with a comma.