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    JC, deets on the 2 37s, would you by any chance know the waist and possible inseam on the slacks, pleated non pleated, any signs of sgnificant wear on the jacket particularly around the arms? How are the arm holes on the BB? sorry, but those are some dope suits particualrly the BB, i been looking for a plaid suit for a while to no avail...

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      Also, if possible would you mind taking pics of the pieces together and seperatley please? Thanks man!

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        What sizes are you looking for for waist and inseam? I'd rather not have to make multiple trips, if possible, because I have to go at lunch and it's a bit of a drive... Give me the parameters you'd be okay with (waist size, absolutely no pleats, or one pleat okay, etc) and I'll look when I get back over there

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          no pleats. waist 31, inseam 32. no worries if you cant make it.

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            Went to 2 Savers tonight since it's 50% off for savers club card members... Didn't find anything at the first one, but at the 2nd I got 3 shirts, one Brooks Brothers pale green check, one Polo RL casual blue mini houndstooth, and one Joseph Abboud pink...


            But the best thing I got was a red plaid Pendleton Woolen Mills driving cap:








            The best part was that all 4 came to just over $13

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              I just had a very successful thrift outing. Very excited about a few of the garments. If I can get that cord for my phone tonight I'll post some pics this weekend.

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                Red camel hair blazer from a few weeks ago.


                After tailoring:




                Larger view here: http://oi40.tinypic.com/3588gf5.jpg


                Also the Zara shirt is in there.


                It still fits a little big on me, but nothing bad and certainly a lot better than your run of the mill suit jacket. I'm afraid if I ask to get it taken in anymore it will throw off the structure of the jacket (I don't entirely trust either one of my tailors yet).


                Really the only drawback now is that is still smells a little like the thrift store even after dry cleaning. Not sure what to do about that.








                Sorry for the shotty photo quality. It's from a circa 2009 cameraphone. Also I guess I need to wash my bathroom mirror.

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                  A perfectly fitting woolen shirt from Pendleton's? Don't mind if I do.













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                    Pics aren't working in here... If I copy the URLs and open by themselves they work though. Nice looking shirt.

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                      Hmm. They show up on mine. I used the method from scriptgenerator.net. If anyone has a better way let me know.

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                        nice shirt. pics don't work on mine either, I just right clicked and had to open picture in new tab

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                          OT: Ben, is that your car? Reminds me of this post from Primer. This is certainly years down the road, but I think I'll look into it when I need to buy a car.


                          http://www.primermagazine.com/2011/s...you-should-too

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                            Finally had some shoe luck today, and it was buy a pair get a pair free. I think I'm just gonna post my stuff on a flickr page. It's probably easier for y'all to click.


                            **FIRST PAIR: Florsheim.**


                            Most similar to this style on their site: http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/17066.html


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...57628129950122

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...7628129950122/

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...7628129950122/

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_jackson/6345242997/in/set-72157628129950122/


                            Size 9.5 E. They feel a little big, but this is pretty good quality, right?


                            **SECOND PAIR: AE**


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...57628129950122

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...7628129950122/

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...7628129950122/

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...7628129950122/

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_jackson/6345243195/in/set-72157628129950122


                            You should be able to notice a red mark in the last few photos. I'm guessing that's why they were at the thrift store because otherwise they're almost perfect. Do you think this is something a cobbler can fix? It felt like the surface was scuffed as opposed to a stain or something like that. Can I still wear these out with the mark? Also, I'm not sure about the style. It seems like the toe sticks out unnecessarily.


                            What do y'all think? I really don't know that much about shoes. I seriously wore flip flops almost everyday until this past year. Any help is greatly appreciated.


                            Oh yeah, craziest thing about the Florsheim was that there was another identical pair there. Exact same shoe in exact same size, just a little bit older and worn. See below:


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_ja...7628129950122/

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                              Pretty successful trip today:


                              C&A brown goatskin leather jacket. Excellent condition. I don't know anything about this brand, but it looks good and for $20 I won't be too sad if it falls apart in a few years.


                              Christian Dior trench coat. Sort of a very light camel color. $7. Good condition, missing a button and pretty dirty. I figured it would be worth a trip to the dry cleaners for that price, then remembered i can just take a hose to it since it is rain-wear. Probably give it to my dad for his birthday if it cleans up well.


                              Cheapo unstructured navy blazer with gold colored buttons. 100% wool, but not the best quality IMHO. Still, it looks good and I felt comfortable in it, which is a rarity for me and sport coats (I spend a good amount of time working out and have a broad back that rarely fits in jackets) $4


                              Anyone have a recommendation about changing buttons on a navy blazer? Gold isn't my style. Black? Where is a good place to get them?

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                                Great finds! I'm very jealous.


                                Take the AE's to a cobbler. I think they should be able to dye them, hopefully. It's possible that just polishing them with creme polish would be enough, but it's worth talking to the cobbler.

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