Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
Any ideas or info on this Italian tailor?
Pretty good day today:
The Henry Poole is very clean and is from 2003. Not sure if it's an orphan, as there's no drop listed on the tag and I find it hard to believe that anyone would wear such a loud pattern as a suit. Fucking awesome, I can see why people are stoked on Saville Row after handling this.
The T&A requires the method, but was an otherwise solid pickup. The Roderick Charles was one that I passed on a few times before someone posted the same shirt in this thread and someone commented on it being better in quality than many Tyrwhitts.
The Shipley and Halmos pants are some crazy weave that I'm going to have tailored and wear to a wedding later this summer. It's the first I've seen of the brand in a thrift and am glad to have found something unusual and wearable.
That's a women's blazer as evidenced by the size 42 tag. I just went to a rad boutique here in Denver (Lawrence Covell) yesterday and drooled over lots of women's Jil Sander stuff. No men's pieces would ever be tagged 42 as they receive EU sizing designations.
Yeah, I know it's not quality, but it looks fashion-forwardy, so it'll do. This Dude might think it was pretty cool.
I'm pretty sure the Cornelliani is a 40 R, leaning toward a 38/39. I thought I could hack a bit off and make it usable for me, but that probably won't happen. I can get measurements on it tomorrow.
Yes, the J Press is available; I'd rather it go to a finance-type than have me wear it pretentiously. It has a few marks that will probably come out with a Tide Pen or something.
Can't believe how quick stuff moves at one of my stops.
Monday: 13 Corneliani dress shirts and like 5 Eton and 2-3 Bruli shirts, all from the same donor were put out. Every single one was gone today! Insane. You'd think one or two would be left.
Yesterday: Old (70's) Oxxford "Pears of the Realm" suit with a few moth holes put out for $20. Gone today.....
Now it kinda makes sense why I never find anything here anymore......
Did have some good finds at a store I seldom stop at.
- Hickey Freeman bespoke suit. Dark green. Recent. 42 R (no weird proportioning as is common with most bespoke stuff I see).
- Brand new Porta Brace blue cordura professional camera case. Made in N. Bennintgon, Vermont. Retail is $300+. Got it for $10.
BB Mini Check SC 46R
Giuseppe Reale SC Brown heavy Flannel ....39R
HSM Plaid Wool Pants ...32/29
One for us big guys, HT 44L
Crazy Plaid SC, unknown maker... Measures 36R Dibs'ed for Eazye
Southwick Flannel 40R
Southwick Herringbone Tweed Suit 40R 36/32
Another pair of H.S. Trask , this time made in Italy, 11 D
Brooks Brothers Cotton Tie NWT
^^What's the size on that "Crazy Plaid SC - Unknown Maker"?
Like to see more of the T&A
Why didn't you pick up at least the Corneliani on Monday? I'm not familiar with Bruli?
Its not tagged, but measures like a 36R
But of course. At once, thank you and balls.
So today I picked up my first item that didn't fit me, with the intent to resell: Robert Graham shirt NWT (sorry for the poor cell phone pics)
It's available for reasonable offers. Otherwise, I am thinking about throwing it up on the bay with a starting bid of like $25. What do the experts think? It looks like it retailed for ~200, but sold at discount for ~100. From my non-expert search of ebay it seems as if people have been trying to get around 90-100 for these shirts, but often unsuccessfully.
Didn't seem to really be worth it. They were priced at $6.99 and are only worth $20-$25. They didn't really feel all that nice either.
I've been trying to cut back on picking up stuff that I will have a tougher time moving or stuff that I like but can't see myself wearing.
Bruli is a swiss maker. Decent stuff, retail is around $230-ish if I remember right. There was a super recent spread collar beige twill dress shirt by Bruli there that I left, the only shirt I really regret leaving.
$75+ easily, I'd say.
no need to offer that shirt to anyone here. buy it, brag about it (in a "look everyone, i found a $70 bill today" sense), ebay it.
Got a few quick games for a friday night on the threak:
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