The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    I've been looking for a flight coat in my size for a reasonable price for three-freaking-years.
     


  2. barrelntrigger

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    Was this a suit or an orphan?

    I would kop on that flight coat at $25. All others, good pass unless those Bespoke suits fit you.

    Have you ever thought about getting the jacket shortened? I know lots of folks on here are against it but I had good experiences with jacket shortening just under 1 inch. You really NEED a good tailor for that though. Good luck!
     


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    I think that would emphasize the rise on the pants, it doesn't look bad as is, just more 'distinguished' in the cut than what I would typically wear, I'm not worried.
     
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    [​IMG]Men of official thrift/discount store bragging thread, I copped two identical, unworn, pairs of the these Harold's wool trousers today at GW for $1.50 each. I know they're nothing particularly spectacular, but they seem to be very well made, the wool is substantial for cooler weather, and they fit me, or at least I think they do. I like them quite a bit. What do you guys think?
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    Also, really enjoying voraciously scouring these threads the past month.
     


  5. SpooPoker

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    Enjoy your pants, but please - all fit pics must require shoes from this post forth. :)
     


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    Noted!
     


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    You guys ever pick up "Riviera" pants? I've seen them around and never really inspected them. Then I saw an real nice pair of wool flat front slacks made by our neighbors to the north with decent construction and they ended up being riviera. I picked them up for like 5 bucks and they fit fairly slim (no pics, getting hemmed now). Just wondering if anyone had experience with them.

    (Not flipping but wearing)
     
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  8. AlanC

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    Breuer can be quite good, at least their made in France stuff. I have a few, but none of their more recent made in Italy. Faconnable was made by Breuer, don't know if they still are. I don't know if resale is particularly strong for them, but they're solid additions to your own closet.
     


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    wow, breuer and faconnable are two of my go-to labels, especially for shirts. never knew that they were related.
     


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    I am also interested in this my pinstripe orphan could use a little shortening, how much did that cost you? also what tailor do you use since we live sort of close to one another I go to this guy in berkeley currently
     


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    It was $30. Not as expensive as I thought since she did a pretty good job. I shortened a DB SC that I got for $4. This was my very first thrifted jacket. I got lucky and ended up with a Samuelsohn. It looks pretty good now. I'll PM you my tailor.

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    So..whats the dealio with this jacket? Any ideas?

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