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The blog of multi-instrumentalist, Brazilophile and thrift-a-holic Mercedes Landazuri.
Today’s thrift gems:
raw silk tie: $1.03
Borrelli shirt: $3.06
A bit about Borrelli via the Sartorialist…
 As we all know Borrelli is famous for the handwork on their shirts: hand sewn buttonholes, interior collar band, yoke, etc. Apparently this work really is done by little old Italian ladies at their homes in the nearby countryside surrounding the Borrelli factory. When the ladies send the shirts back to the factory, the shirts have to be vigorously washed because they are covered in cigarette ash, dirt from the natural oil in the women’s hands, tiny drops of blood, and the shirts smell like food. 

Today’s thrift gems:

raw silk tie: $1.03

Borrelli shirt: $3.06

A bit about Borrelli via the Sartorialist…

 As we all know Borrelli is famous for the handwork on their shirts: hand sewn buttonholes, interior collar band, yoke, etc. Apparently this work really is done by little old Italian ladies at their homes in the nearby countryside surrounding the Borrelli factory. When the ladies send the shirts back to the factory, the shirts have to be vigorously washed because they are covered in cigarette ash, dirt from the natural oil in the women’s hands, tiny drops of blood, and the shirts smell like food. 

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