Peak and Pine

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Update:

Today, I went to the same thrift shop and discovered one more bargain, a beautiful, never-worn Lands' End sportcoat (label inside), for $3.00. This jacket is, again, a precise fit for me. It's made of chocolate brown pinwale corduroy, and has the same red piping on the inside seam edges like the suit I picked up last week, so it is added support that the suit might also be Lands' End -- circumstantial evidence, as attorneys might say, LOL. The sportcoat has a very crisp hand to the fabric, and is also fully lined, and made in the USA. The cut of the jacket is identical to the jacket of the suit I described above. It seems as though someone dropped off a bunch of Lands' End clothes at my local St Vinnie's, in my measurements -- a doppelgänger , perhaps?
Good finds.

Am not familiar with St. Vincent's, if that's what you're referring to. Or referrring to any Saint with a cutsie nick name.
 

drpeter

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Good finds.

Am not familiar with St. Vincent's, if that's what you're referring to. Or referrring to any Saint with a cutsie nick name.
Yes, it is St Vincent de Paul, I believe. Up here in the Midwest, people do abbreviate the Saints' names. It is common to hear Wisconsinites -- very religious ones included -- refer to St Joe, St Vinnie, St Mike, and so forth. Personally, I prefer entire first names rather than diminutives -- for regular (non-saint) people, that is. I don't care that much how Saints' names are spoken, not being of any specific religious persuasion, or even a belief in any god. I think St Vincent de Paul charities and thrift stores are nation-wide, although I am not certain. Ours actually changed their name recently to something like Community Thrift Store. But they still operate a food pantry and other helpful services for those in need. In addition to buying things from them, especially books and clothes, I also make contributions as often as possible to their general fund.
 

drpeter

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