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post #16 of 50
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Nope. No adjuster on the trousers, and I'll probably have to have them altered. Seller measured them as a 31" waist.
post #17 of 50
Brand new here. Please be gentle. This suit has me very excited. I'm a college professor who actually likes to dress like a professional (unlike my slobby colleagues).

I think this suit would look rather good in a wood-paneled lecture hall this fall in front of some of my fine undergraduates. Conveniently enough, I'm a 42L.
post #18 of 50
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I don't think you're going to find a much better deal. Three piece? Cashmere blend? Identifiable designer name? For under $275? I'm not a professor, but I think this would certainly work for that. Maybe not all three pieces in the classroom (it screams country). I pulled the trigger before someone else snatched it away.

Also, if it turns out it doesn't fit, you should have no problem selling the suit.
post #19 of 50
I think you did great and the suit is very nice.

My question is, How can sellers sell these Polo's at such a low price? They must get them very for very low wholesale prices to do this. There are many on Ebay selling RL, RLPL, and Polo at very deep discount. Anyone have any idea how they do it?
post #20 of 50
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Originally Posted by professor
Brand new here. Please be gentle. This suit has me very excited. I'm a college professor who actually likes to dress like a professional (unlike my slobby colleagues).

I think this suit would look rather good in a wood-paneled lecture hall this fall in front of some of my fine undergraduates. Conveniently enough, I'm a 42L.
Your are damn fucking skippy it would look good that way.
Granted, this is tweed and the Polo suit isn't, but it's the same idea:


I really wish more professors would dress like the learned, scholarly folk they're supposed to be.
post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by rnoldh
I think you did great and the suit is very nice.

My question is, How can sellers sell these Polo's at such a low price? They must get them very for very low wholesale prices to do this. There are many on Ebay selling RL, RLPL, and Polo at very deep discount. Anyone have any idea how they do it?

Outlet stores. These are professional sellers who cruise the outlets and the sales. I noticed, for example, that a bunch of the J.Crew merchandise from the recent sale ended up on ebay at much higher (though still decent) prices.
post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Your are damn fucking skippy it would look good that way.
Granted, this is tweed and the Polo suit isn't, but it's the same idea:


I really wish more professors would dress like the learned, scholarly folk they're supposed to be.
skippy?
post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
skippy?
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=skippy

Sometimes I get tired of saying damn straight.
post #24 of 50
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I hate you.




LOL
post #25 of 50
Ed: I don't think that's tweed. I think it's just a brown/grey fabric. The only person I've seen to wear tweed in the Indiana Jones trilogy thus far is Henry Jones Sr. Also, very nice suit. Cool vintage feel to it.
post #26 of 50
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Ed: I don't think that's tweed. I think it's just a brown/grey fabric. The only person I've seen to wear tweed in the Indiana Jones trilogy thus far is Henry Jones Sr.
The roll of the lapel and the dimpling around the vest buttons suggest a thick fabric to me.
post #27 of 50
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Originally Posted by rnoldh
I think you did great and the suit is very nice.

My question is, How can sellers sell these Polo's at such a low price? They must get them very for very low wholesale prices to do this. There are many on Ebay selling RL, RLPL, and Polo at very deep discount. Anyone have any idea how they do it?

The outlet in Denver has/had a couple of these suits for $150. FYI, It seems all suits, Blue or Purple Label go for $300 and all Sport Coats go for $200. Then it's a function of whether you get a 30% or 50% discount on top of that. Depends on their sale cycle. They have been at 50% for a while now.
post #28 of 50
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Originally Posted by ranchsooner
The outlet in Denver has/had a couple of these suits for $150. FYI, It seems all suits, Blue or Purple Label go for $300 and all Sport Coats go for $200. Then it's a function of whether you get a 30% or 50% discount on top of that. Depends on their sale cycle. They have been at 50% for a while now.
These are sale discounts given at the outlet off the "standard" outlet price of $300 or whatever?
post #29 of 50
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Originally Posted by ranchsooner
The outlet in Denver has/had a couple of these suits for $150. FYI, It seems all suits, Blue or Purple Label go for $300 and all Sport Coats go for $200. Then it's a function of whether you get a 30% or 50% discount on top of that. Depends on their sale cycle. They have been at 50% for a while now.
Wow. Are you telling me you can bet Purple Label suits for $150? Dude, if they have any good 40Rs, I'd be very interested if you could hook me up, for a finders fee of course.
post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Wow. Are you telling me you can bet Purple Label suits for $150? Dude, if they have any good 40Rs, I'd be very interested if you could hook me up, for a finders fee of course.

No Purple Label, but there was a stunning Blue Label fully canvassed suit in a charcoal/medium grey with blue and white pinstripes in the Jerome model. Let me know if you are interested.
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