The J Press suit and the Edward Green shoes have bids, so they will sell absolutely... do you want to let them get away?
The list of this week's auctions follows. Note that the 40+ auctions are barely a fifth of the nearly 200 items I have listed (the remainder are fixed-price Buy It Now listings that may sell at any time).
So, this week's auctions:
HUGO BOSS Italy ICE BLUE WOVEN SILK TIE 3.5"
POLO Ralph Lauren usa SUMMER YELLOW SILK TIE 3.75"
HILDITCH & KEY PARIS rare BURGUNDY SHIRT 15.5 in 39 cm
Let's call him James. Jimmy to his friends. An informal guy who dressed himself up a little when he decided he wanted to be a writer.
We can't know his name for certain, but we do know a couple other things: he bought a herringbone coat at Gorsart Co., a little place on Broadway that started in 1921 and served Manhattan's financial district; and he carried a notebook with him, tucked into the coat's breast pocket.
Wool herringbone, 3/4 lined
Three-roll two button stance
Front flap pockets, breast pocket
Two interior pockets (one contains Jimmy's notebook)
(note: I'm no expert, but it feels like the jacket's canvassed, not fused)
Shoulder (seam to seam, across the back): 19"
Chest (armpit to armpit): 23.5"
Back (bottom of collar to hem): 31.5"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff): 26"
Was our Jimmy a banker? Maybe, but it's not what he wanted to be. From this coat and his little, well-loved notebook, it's clear he wanted something more. Maybe you do, too. Maybe this coat's just the thing to start that journey.