finally, i didnt want to be the guy that started this thread but it is essential.
i gotta give a shout out to Lee at Off the Cuff at Broadway and Young.
i've picked up some really really great pieces there for a fraction of retail and could blow thousands without regret. i passed on a crazy staple unlined, unstructured cashmere/silk Loro Piana sport jacket last time I was in that will haunt me for life.
sometimes it's hard to drop several hundo on a consigment piece but...