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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
I put them in boxes and store them in the loft. I guess I'll start selling them on ebay at some point.

KB: After all the times that you have referred to "another overpriced Ebay item", I think you ought to consider selling on SF's sales forum first.

I have viewed your blog and would be ready to bid on 44R's and 11D's.

Any you want to sell currently? It might be time to switch from kitonbrioni to SavileBespoke!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by rnoldh
KB: After all the times that you have referred to "another overpriced Ebay item", I think you ought to consider selling on SF's sales forum first.

I have viewed your blog and would be ready to bid on 44R's and 11D's.

Any you want to sell currently? It might be time to switch from kitonbrioni to SavileBespoke!

Since he thinks eBay is pricey, it makes sense for him to want to offload his stuff there.

Just make sure to post the links here too kitonbrioni.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by EL72
Since he thinks eBay is pricey, it makes sense for him to want to offload his stuff there.

Just make sure to post the links here too kitonbrioni.

Agreed, and when he posts those Kitons and Brioni's on Ebay for about 10% of their retail value, you EL72, can say "just another Ebay overpriced item!", and I'll bid on them.

And all of kb's many Alligator shoes and belts would go for 5% of retail, but I'd be a nice guy and pay a BIN price if they were my size!
post #19 of 22
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Ok.. I really do not give away .. litterally .. litterally brand new Brioni suit to charity. That would be just too nuts on my part. I got this suit altered, but only worn like 3 times.. less than 2 hrs in each event.
post #20 of 22
I'm about to have a suit altered for the second time, and I'm not worried about it looking "too altered." I don't know why you feel that way, a good tailor should be able to do that for you, unless I'm missing something.
post #21 of 22
1. A good consignment shop will accept only suits that are gently worn and have not had many alterations.

2. A thriftshop is a good idea in that you help a charity. They need good clothes, especially designer items, which can be sold at a higher price.

3. eBay is OK only if the clothes are either new or almost new. Otherwise, who wants to deal with the hassle of returns, negative feedback, unrealistic customers, etc.?

4. Don't hang onto the clothes. It's 99% likely that once you fit into them again you won't like them. The general rule is that if you haven't worn something for 2 years, you are not going to wear it again.
post #22 of 22
My wife has informed me that I misspoke in my early post.

While I have sold many of my old pants and shirts at the consignment shop, she reminds me that I donated my suits to charity.

Specifically, the public high school at which she works has a clothing bank that is always looking for business attire for students who need it for job interviews or work. She reminds me that she took at least four of my old suits and about 30 of my old ties to this group.

I would assume that high schools or school districts in other parts of the country have these type of clothing banks and it is one way to ensure that your old clothing actually gets to young people who can use it.
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