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The (Un)Official Thrift Buy /Sell / Trade / Want Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jkidd41011, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I'll check. I might have one.
     
  2. jdrizzy

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    Located in toronto?
     
  3. roquesoon

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    I have a pair of RLPL linen trousers in cream, 38w. Will check inseam tomorrow, but pretty sure it's at least 30.
     
  4. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Hey guys. Anyone sitting on any size 32 Incotex wool flat front trousers they'd like to move? Not the mega slim kind, but the moderately slim ones? I need a 30 inseam. They are far and away my best fitting pants and I'd like to score a few more pairs if I can. Thanks.
     
  5. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    looking for some shirts for work. 16.5-17" neck. 35" sleeve. 19" shoulder.

    slimmer cuts work best.
     
  6. irish56

    irish56 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a solid charcoal suit that I could use for work? My measurements are below. I leave room on some measurements for measuring errors. Mine just got destroyed by my tailor. He is giving me a $200 credit, which I had to fight him to get (was a Martin Greenfield). As high of quality as you are willing to part with, please.


    P2P: 20-21
    Shoulder: 18-18.5
    Sleeve: 24-25
    BOC: 30-31


    Waist: 32-34
    Inseam: 29 and up.
     
  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    What the hell happened?

    I had a tailor alter my navy blazer a few weeks ago and it's pretty messed up. They wouldn't do anything about it though. I was livid.
     
  8. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Damn, I've learned if it doesn't fit right, don't take it to a tailor. Trade it or sell it. The only alteration I would allow a tailor make is hemming and taking in/letting out the waist. Anything else, forget about it!
     
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  9. irish56

    irish56 Well-Known Member

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    Basically, the tailor put a hole in the leg when trying to taper. Lesson learned.
     
  10. thefastlife

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    starting to feel this way more and more. even for a simple slimming of a work dress shirt it costs $20+

    with the amount of good fellowship on these boards it should be virtually no issue picking up items that fit well as-is (especially if you're a bit patient)
     
  11. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Yes and no.

    I can do basic stuff myself: slimming shirts, slimming trou (without having to redo hem), sleeves.

    And now that my closet is filled out, I can be more choosy. But even then, I would def. not pass up a choice piece (Kiton, Attolini, etc.) that filled a need in my wardrobe based on $50 worth of tailoring. Remember how much these things cost retail, and $50 in tailoring is a no brainer.

    I 100% don't regret most of the tailoring I've done, since I got great use out of those items and was then able to trade/sell them up down the line. You just need to take that cost into your analysis.

    Edit: Think of it this way: Add up the purchase price plus the alterations/repair cost, and ask yourself "Would I pay that total amount for this item if it fit perfectly?" If yes, do it and don't regret it. If not, then try to find someone it works for (and try to give them a good deal on it).
     
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  12. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Or take it to someone who knows what they are doing. Not a "Tailor" for f@cks sake. A good tailor is as hard to find as a good coffee maker. But they will all tell you they know better. really check their work from other customers. here is an example, bad lighting and pose i know..... but this suit was a 40R, i had it made to fit. and the "Award winning" Custom wedding dress maker who fixed it up did an amazing job. - no, it was not cheap.
    [​IMG]

    she Narrowed the shoulders, and the waist, shortened the length of the jacket, left the arm length alone(thankfully), brought in the waist on the pants, relocated the pants pockets, and set the pants just how i like them, with cuffs(not too short). - for the price of a polyester suit on a original $50 investment. about $300 in, i am happy with my Isaia suit, in grey with red pinstripe.
     
  13. ethanm

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    This looks so fucking terrible I don't know where to begin.
     
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  14. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    YOU would say that, but it's exactly as i wanted. - why am i explaining myself to a troll?
     
  15. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Oh, my bad. I didn't know you were trying to look awful.
     
  16. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Which is better than you will ever look. eat it.
     
  17. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Andddd we're back.
     
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  18. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Given how often we have advice on tailoring, "the method", and other diy tips, we really ought to have The Official Thrift Reclamation Thread. A repository of all the piss stain removal methods, ways to rehydrate ancient shell, slim shirts and pants, and suggestions for reweaving.
     
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  19. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    That's a cool idea. [​IMG]
     
  20. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    You can be in the OP for what not to do!
     

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