So the nineties are now back again? If we keep our clothes long enough everything will come back into fashion again, as many here and elsewhere have observed. I keep whatever I like and ignore the vagaries of fashion -- too fickle for my taste, I suppose. All those ties with varying width, lapels that are slim and fat and possessed of bellies, trousers with or without pleats...and so on.If he likes it and can find an occasion or two to wear it, then it's a win for him but, like you said, probably not much of a brag to many of us. And the '90s are back with a vengeance! Haven't you heard?
In any case, I'm glad to be able to thrift again. Yesterday I picked up a striped tie from BB and a couple of Robert Talbott foulards, as well as an Irish Aran sweater that I may keep or may flip. I haven't decided yet since I already have more sweaters than I can wear during the short San Jose winter season. The day before, I found a really nice pair of Neiman Marcus house brand pants in medium blue Loro Piana wool that fit me perfectly.
I'm hitting a few thrifts later today and expect to bring in a nice haul.
I suppose when I posted my find, I wasn't paying too much attention to the "blues and brags" in the title, and that is my fault. My Zegna jacket is just a little find, it really isn't something to brag about, nor is it something to be blue about!
More importantly, @triklops55, your finds are very nice. I like Talbott foulards, have several myself, and I also have just one, beautiful Irish Aran sweater, big and bulky (and gezellig, as the Dutch say). Mine is the definitive cream colour (or at least, I think it's definitive because most of the ones I have seen are in that shade). What colour is the one you picked up? I see your point about flipping, though -- San Jose is a far cry from Wisconsin, where the cozy warmth of an Aran sweater is priceless. I too have too many sweaters, I'm taking a few more to Goodwill soon.
The best part of my thrifting in the last few weeks after shops opened up? First editions! I have added a pile of pristine modern firsts (first printings too) to my library, and now my flat looks even more like a bookshop, and the entire building is beginning to tilt a little.