1. Woofa

    Burberry trench - authentic or replica?

    Burberry is faked quite a bit and some fakes are quite good. If you are looking to flip there is a fake or real thread in classic menswear on tof. Check there as some of those guys resell and can be experts. If your not reselling then this looks real enough. Good luck.
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    New Member Intro

    Welcome to the forums. And yes, thrifting can become a part of your life.
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    Help me pair a pocket square with my tie

    So glad to help. Good luck on your big day.
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    Help me pair a pocket square with my tie

    Does the pocket stop short like that? Maybe a result of being custom but I am pretty sure my pockets are deeper to allow for a normal sized square. If so perhaps you need a very thin and/or small square for that jacket. I have attached three separate jackets by three different makers and the...
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    Help me pair a pocket square with my tie

    Are you saying that the pocket square is so large that it affects the closure of the jacket? Can you show us some pics with and without the square?
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    This button for this jacket?

    One of the things I love about shopping at thrift stores is an opportunity to buy items so cheaply that it can be worth purchasing just for the buttons. I have previously bought Oxxford pieces just to harvest the buttons. This is even better if you can also use the jacket. For <$10 a set you...
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    Help me pair a pocket square with my tie

    Hello and welcome to the forums and congrats on your wedding. For me the Chipp grenadine is nicer and will be much more versatile after the wedding. Also Paul Winston of Chipp neckties is a member here and always helpful. as for pocket square you might be best off with plain white linen. Show...
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    best store for stylish blazers? and where to find this blazer

    Hello huab and welcome to the forums. Unfortunately you would get less love on the Trad forums. The truth is that this website is generally not going to be of much help for items that are fashionable as opposed to stylish. perhaps stylish may be confused with conservative although it is not...
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    How does one use a trench coat throat latch?

    Welcome to the forums. Try and get us a picture of your coat but, the answer is that the throat latch is meant to be unbuttoned, reversed and then rebuttoned at which point is should be able to close a raised collar correctly in bad weather. It is reversed for storage out of the way under the...
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    PSA Allen Edmonds Shell Cordovan Wallet $105

    wasring time and stopped into an AE. Started discussing shell with the SA and she showed me an online deal. COLOR 8, Shell wallet from 350 to $150 and then 30% off with free delivery to my home. She set it up, can't beat this deal
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    Thinking of buying a Safari shirt/jacket.

    So I have been feeling like the site has become a little monotonous lately. Here is a new topic for discussion That I hope will recharge our batteries. I get to shop quite a bit at No Man Walks Alone with funds from my thrift finds. With most of my sartorial needs well satisfied and living in...
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    Thick, warm scarf for <$150?

    I think that as long as you stay away from cashmere and from what I call the ultra luxury brands (Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli, etc. Where prices can approach four figures for a scarf) you should have no problem at that priced point. A quick look at O’Connell’s website shows many options in...
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    Decoding Allen Edmonds markings

    8287 is shell cordovan #8 Grayson. i use google to find hunters guide to shell cordovan usually get a quick confirmation there.
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    I want to go to university lectures in a suit.

    I think your current outfit looks nice. I would guess that it is a little more dressy than the average college student in Germany although I admit I have no idea. Here in the states my experience is that you would be fine if slightly more dressy than most of the other students In some schools...
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    Isaia Suit - Real or Fake?

    this level suit or sport coat usually sold at a neiman Marcus level store, they often include the tailoring Sleeve length to your exact length post purchase along with other small details. More intensive alterations may come with a price tag. Who knows now everything may be an up charge.
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    Isaia Suit - Real or Fake?

    There is a flowing line between an obvious suit orphan on one end and an obvious sport coat on the other. This may be a suit orphan but imo it is wearable as a sport coat. Fabric is tough to gauge from the pics but looks rough enough and pattern is a little small to be called windowpane - but...
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    Isaia Suit - Real or Fake?

    From what I see, looks like the others I have handled. Inside tag pic when you have it is another factor. But my 2 cents is it is real. I don’t see much fake tailored clothing like this. i just don’t think there is enough market for something like this. Plus, is this from ebay? If seller...
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    Canali Shoes

    Not sure about Canali. Some RLPL was made by EG but most is not. Can you show is the exact shoes in some way?
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    Kiton quality and authenticity

    This is not a counterfeit. It has the same labeling etc that all my kitons and the ones I have handled have. Plus, while I never say never, I have yet to see definitive evidence of a counterfeit kiton sport coat. Other NWT items like leather jackets yes. my guess is that similar to many sport...