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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. PointDexter2014

    PointDexter2014 Senior member

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    Why can't these stores have the same products you are finding. I live in Dallas, TX and can even find one of the labels you listed above.
     
  2. jobro

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    They are the maker.
     
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  3. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    to get the perfect fit, in a suit you want to wear is worth every dollar.
    especially if it is Canali.
     
  4. rayxlui

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    Looks like Chester Barrie.
     
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  5. Brianpore

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    you're doing it wrong
     
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  7. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    Unfortunately I didn't take too close a look - I just registered "too small", and moved on. I didn't recognize the name (which seems to garner mixed SF reviews, now that I look) so I assumed they wouldn't be of interest to anyone here. . If anyone reading this is near the Value Village in Bellingham, WA - go take a look. I won't be back there for a few months.
     
  8. DeadBoy

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    This.

    Not this.

    What you have there is a suit that's all around too big for you (except, it sounds like, at the shoulders). For the cost of all those alterations on top of what the suit already cost you, you'd be better off selling it and buying one on eBay or the Marketplace that's more in line with your measurements, or offering it up for a trade here.

    Pre-owned Canali suits on eBay cost anywhere from $70-200 on average. The cost of your suit + alterations would very likely be more than that.
     
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  9. silverwarebandit

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    :drool: I picked up a real cool Sulka triple button barrel cuff rounded collar with hand stitched holes for a tie pin, dated May 1980 [​IMG] And these linen pants badly in need of a pressing [​IMG] I don't think I've ever seen JPG on this thread so did I do a bad thing :embar: [​IMG]
     
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    Dupe
     
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    What DM7 said. I've seen people pull amazing stuff out of DFW. It's a big city with lots of money and a good number of shops selling high-end stuff. You just need to work harder.
     
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    Cross-posting from the Vintage Thread

    Found a tuxedo jacket the other night. It was custom made by Leopald Morse in Boston Massachusetts. It is dated 1/14/1941 and was made for Mayor Maurice Tobin, mayor of Boston from 1938-1945. I found a photo online of Tobin along side of Massachusetts Attorney General Paul Denver at the Democratic Inaugural Dinner. Paul Denver was in office from 1935-1941. By cross referencing the data with the years of the Democratic Inaugural Dinners for FDR, (1933, 1937, 1941, 1945), there is only one Inaugural Dinner where these two men would have been seen together while holding those offices. Just so happens, the Inaugural dinner is held January 19th (my birthday) the night before the actual Inauguration. While I can't say definitively, it would appear that the tuxedo I found was made for this event and delivered to Mayor Tobin just 5 days earlier. Wouldn't you wear your new suit to the big event? I would.

    I have tracked down the owner of a 1941 Inaugural Dinner Menu and Seating Chart and am awaiting a response to see if I can place these two at the table.

    Tobin is on the left.
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  14. Randomore

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    That is pretty awesome
     
  15. rayxlui

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    :drool:


    I don't think I've ever seen JPG on this thread so did I do a bad thing :embar:
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    I've found JPG along with some others. He used to be the creative director of Hermes. Considering that his stuff is meh IMO.
     
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    I don't pick up women's clothing often, but when I do (I think it's real but no size tag).......anyone know what size these measurements are if its real?

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    Chest (armpit to armpit) - 20.5"
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    Length BOC - 37.25"
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  17. SpooPoker

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    ^ that is the good stuff!

    Looks like a M/L to me.
     
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    +1. I had one like that a while back. Looks right. Size is like a 7 or 8.
     
  19. Brianpore

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    Sweet! A hair too small for me [​IMG] Just looked like reg Burberry London to me, nothing too special.
     
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    Meet the MR and MRS! Used once for a photo shoot. Fifty for the pair.


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    And while I am too damn tired and sore to thrift this weekend I did pick up a new shirt [​IMG]


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