The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. mrdeep2001

    mrdeep2001 Senior member

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    And my first Canali in the wild. Orphan jacket, couldnt find the pants...

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    But alas


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    I left it, but It did feel real nice though...
     


  2. eazye

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    You are the man!!!!!! :cheers: I will definitely post a fit pic when it arrives.
     


  3. mack11211

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    The address on this label is that of Armani's flagship store. This signifies the highest level of Armani tailoring.

    Armani is famous for innovations in textiles. Strange, complex fabric mixtures with some synthetic elements are nothing to be afraid of if you like the Armani silhouette and style.
     
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    thanks :fistbump:
     


  5. barrelntrigger

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    Yeah, I figured as much as someone mentioned this might be their mainline. I really dig the patch pockets. TBH, I don't mind if it's an orphan. I like having odd jackets. I've actually ran into a few BB with older labels during thrifts. For the price, I might just buy it so I can use it as a reference for my future BB buys. Thanks again!
     


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    ^^^ That was me! [​IMG]

    I did a bit of research and came to the conclusion that the above solid blue square label with "BROOKS BROTHERS" in script over "ESTABLISHED 1818" is pretty common in a lot of mainline suiting from 2003 (when Del Vecchio / Luxxotica Group acquired BB) to whenever they introduced the 1818 / Fitzgerald / Madison / Regent lines. The question associated with those pictures was: "Who was the Italian suit maker for BB suits during the 2003-2005 changeover?" I found a thread as well as some articles online that said something about Canali (mainline suits) and even Isaia (Golden Fleece, but not up to the quality of Isaia's own branded suits) doing the work. Either way, that particular suit was one of the finest current Brooks Brothers suits I've ever come across and it did really well on eBay.

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    +1

    I see a bit of persistence and some know how finally paid off for you. [​IMG]
     


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    It is hard to leave them hanging. . . But better there than hanging in your closet with the rest of your collection of useless orphan suit jackets. . . What is troubling is the fact that a lot of the thrifts separate the pants and jackets - [​IMG]

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    Alright fellas, I've got another mystery suit and any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated. Made in Italy, 3 button (horn) 4 button surgeon cuffs, single vented, pick stitching all over as well a 2 patch pockets. It also has a weird strip of fabric on the inside of the hem, any idea what this is for? This one might be a keeper as it fits well. Thank you in advance. :slayer:
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    ding! ding! ding!
    
    corneliani?
     


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    Looks like it to me.

    Those things on the hem of the pants are to protect the pants from the heel of your shoes.
     


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    Thanks!
    Just to be clear, does this work for first class international as well?
    Can you just stick it in the drop box afterhours when done?
     


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    +2...99% sure it's Corneliani and the fabric inside the pant leg is to protect the pants. It also adds a small amount of weight that helps the pants drape. They come with a lot of pants that I buy new and I have my tailor sew them in when they're hemmed.
     


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    Thanks!
    Just to be clear, does this work for first class international as well?
    Can you just stick it in the drop box afterhours when done?


    Yes, for a while first class international did not work online, but it does again for the last year or so now. It's good for packages up to 4 lbs. It doesn't print on the standard 4 half sheet customs form, it is just one half sheet about the same size as a domestic label. You could drop it in an after hours box if it fits.
     
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