Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman
I bought a late 60's Kilgour tweed sportcoat on ebay a few months ago. I had the arms taken up at the shoulder and it fits very nicely. The measurements, except for the arm length was nearly exact for my best fitting jackets, so I thought it worth the gamble. I have only worn it at home as the season hasn't matched a tweed jacket, but I think it worked out well. I asked for a few additional photos, including the inside lining.
I think I sold you that one. The interesting thing about it, date-wise, is that the label was faded so the make date could not be read. But the coat proportions were so well balanced that the coat did not belong to any particular time.
Originally Posted by upnorth
The danger to me, is not buying vintage clothes but buying them on ebay. Anything item of clothing more than 10 years old would best be bought in person. You can check for damage (moth or otherwise), stench, and any undesirable traits that will not show up in the photos or ebay descriptions. This is on top of potential issues such as fit.
The issue is not the age of the item, the issue is the honesty and professionalism of the seller.