The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I'm pretty pleased with this find, $19.88 at the Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, Va. The fit seems uncanny -- I honestly can't think of a measurement that I'd change -- but I'm open to any advice before I start using this as a template for sending measurements to Thick as Thieves or something. (Maybe the sleeves are a teensy bit long, but the lack of shirt-cuff exposure is mainly a flaw in the shirt, whose too-long cuffs I folded over.) I'm also curious to learn how old the suit might be. The (precariously attached) label looks rather '40s or '50s, for what it's worth, but I'm finding no hits for that name online. And I'm assuming it's wool, but absent a fabric-content label I'm not sure how to be sure. More miscellany: The jacket is unvented (unfortunately -- a double vent would have been nice), and the pants have the world's longest zipper. [​IMG]
    Jacket is 1 1/2" - 2" too long on you.
     
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    [​IMG]

    That is a ridiculously awesome shoe score...what are the odds that you would find them AND they would fit?
     
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    After a long fairly dry spell, it appears that I've simply been saving up my luck. These cost $10 (shoe trees actually included), and fit me better than any of the shoes I own. They do need a resoling which I'll take care of this weekend though. Insole looks pretty good in person actually, not molded in a foot-shape yet. And man do these things shine nicely, I barely touched them and they looked like this.


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    and a Brooks Brothers 1818 tie

    and a pair of silk braces from CAS West Germany


    Also $1 each
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    I found something kinda cool and unusual today, a Bugatchi Uomo french cuff shirt
    with Bugatchi cuff links. XXL so I put it on Ebay along with a whole bunch of other
    recent finds; Brioni, Eton, Zanella, W&G, Kuhlman, Burberrys, Canali, Peter Millar,
    Hickey Freeman, and some others.

    Dahl5yankees
     
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    Found a Holland & Sherry - Snowy River - Jacket today.

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    Are these always MTM or Bespoke, because there is not any other tags identifying a tailor?
     
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    Dang! Why can't it be a 44R!? Aaah! That jacket looks amazing, though!
     
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    HELL?

    No, I think they actually leave O'hare.
     
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    Dang! Why can't it be a 44R!? Aaah! That jacket looks amazing, though!

    No why cant it be a 40R, haha.
     
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    €1 [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    ^not even worth that. The thing looks trashed.
     
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    That's its charm.
     
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