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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. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Here's a link I've found searching "do cedar kill moths" on SF. So according to SF user sfbloom, they do not and the only way to kill and prevent moths is to dry clean your wollens before you store them.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/210236/do-cedar-blocks-hangers-work-for-moths/0_100

    I just bought a bunch of cedar shavings. The wifey is sewing me some cedar pillow from old t shirts. Will report back with results. I think I'm going to refreeze all of my wollens for up to 2 weeks...
     
  2. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Ahhh shit, I think I'm just going to replace my entire wardrobe with denim! You never hear any bugs eat denim for a living! [​IMG]
     
  3. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    The trick is to use a piece of decoy wool to distract the mutter moths.


    There is another, collegiate use for decoy wool, but I will pretend I am too mature to mention that here...
     
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  4. DeadBoy

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    Hope it went well, man. Since I couldn't help you before you left, my only advice is when you get back home, a slight shift in clothing priorities might be in order.

    There are several problems with this logic:

    - This is a runway shot.
    - It is a model wearing the outfit... he could be wearing a potato sack and he'd look good.
    - Wes's clothes are almost certainly not fashion-forward enough for this. The crew necks he alluded to are probably neck-huggers, which look bad with blazers.
    - Even if Wes had the clothes and the goods, dressing like a fashion-forward runway model is generally not a good idea when meeting business associates for the first time.
    - This outfit doesn't even look that good on the model.
     
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  5. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Just read, routine cleaning and vacuuming kill moths and their larvas. BRB...
     
  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Vacuuming what, your suits? That's where they lay the eggs, not the carpet. :confused:

    Get yourself some decoy wool before its too late.
     
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    size 38R Senior member

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    Nice! Enjoy your gardening. :)
     
  8. ejay1

    ejay1 Senior member

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    Some thrift finds today:
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    Ferragamo brogue tassel loafers

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    nwt Paul & Shark
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    Talbott 7 Fold, Paul Smith, EZ
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    nwt Bill's linen
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    Zegna Trofeo flat front trou
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    nwt Brooks Bros flat front trou
     
  9. barrelntrigger

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    [​IMG] Naw, I vacuumed the closet and the bedroom floor. I don't think I'm facing an infestation. The clothes moth or at least that's what I THINK I saw was from an article of clothing from my "Ebay folder". I just rechecked my mainline and they are fine.

    Thanks for the info but I think I'll just refreeze everything I have in the freezer then seal everything away with some cedar. Will report back. If all fails, I can always go with my all denim back up plan! [​IMG]
     
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    Randy, quick, photo-shop me into a Nautica ad! :D
     
  11. OliT

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    I find a $1000 record for $3.50 and all I get is one reply. Tough audience!

    On another totally unrelated note, I'm heading to Denver, CO, in a few weeks and was planning to hit up the Avalance - Hurricanes game. Anyone want to grab a brew before or after, give me a hollar!
     
  12. Fueco

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    Hockey game sounds fun! I was just in the car listening to the Sharks' game on the radio.... With two Canucks fans in the back seat!
     
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    That suit is beautiful! :drool:



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    Finding a suit owned by Matt Daemon is pretty crazy! Wow!


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    Synergy! :slayer:


    Nice haul! Fay is damn nice stuff and pricey too. Sold at Barneys. That Sulka jacket..... :drool:


    Wow!! Score!


    That Leaf Hound LP is near the top of my vinyl want list (OG press, of course). If I ever thrift one, I think I'll forever be content with my collection.

    Here's a quick pic of my current outfit.

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    Sugar Cane, J.Press short-sleeve and Cobot Mills socks. (Missing: J.Crew x Chippewa Homestead Boots)
     
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    Anybody on this one???

    Passed it up this evening. MOP buttons so figured it might be decent, but can't find any info anywhere.

    Will post the haul later.

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    So this is the haul this evening from the GW near my house that I only had 20 minutes the prior day to go through. I still didn't finish and left some potential nice items after looking them up that I'm going back for.

    Anyway here they are:

    Yves Saint Laurent Tweed Jacket - maybe 38-40R
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    Donegal Magee Tweed - again 38-40R (haven't measured either yet - just eyeball sizing)

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    Patagonia Organic Chinos, 36

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    Brooks Brothers tan Chinos, 33/34

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    Orvis Hiking Pants? size 32

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    Bespoke Shirt with MOP buttons. Size 16.5 slim-extra slim. This one is mine and fits absolutely perfect.

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    Similar bespoke with MOP. 16-16.5 slim to extra slim. French Cuff. Initials RL on cuff. Think I can pawn this off as a Ralph Lauren, lol. Fits perfect as well, but not sure I use FC shirts much.

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    There were 2 other bespoke, MOP french cuffs I left behind from the same donor. Might go back and grab them, but not sure if they are worth it to flip with no label.

    Lorenzini. 16 32/33

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    Thomas Pink

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    Ted Baker. Looks unworn. 16 32/33

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    Orvis Super heavy Flanel like shirt. Size M

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    Left behind a similiar Viyella that I'm going back for tomorrow.

    Also ran across 4 Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Label Chinos. Are these worth picking up?
     
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    I decided to play dress up with my mannequin and I solicit your critiques or suggestions on the thrifted outfit before I wear it on myself. Does it work?

    In particular- pattern scale (shirt & coat), fiber textures (silk square ok?) and of course, colors. TIA
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    All thrifted except for sport coat (nSuited flash sale)
    coat: Belvest (wool,mohair,cashmere)
    shirt: Loro piana (cotton)
    tie: Borrelli (cashmere/silk)
    square: Santorelli (silk)
     
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    I'd much rather see it with a plain blue shirt rather than what you currently have. It's a but busy at the moment, but the colors do say fall. Give it a shot with blue and see what you think.
     
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    Oh, and i love that jacket, I just think it gets a bit lost when you have 4 different patterns.
     
  19. ejay1

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    I was sort of attempting to emulate Stanley Korshak's presentations and if you notice, the green lines in the shirt almost exactly match the subtle green in the coat. But I do see now that it does look quite busy with the number of varying patterns. Thanks for the input.
     
  20. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Made in Italy, yes. Made in USA, maybe. Made in anywhere else, no. But YMMV.
     
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