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post #46 of 79
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Free shipping?

like $15 in shipping. Now that I think about it, probably not a good idea to buy things like that. If you need a refund they will only return the purchase price, i.e. 1 cent
post #47 of 79
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What color and pattern was the RLBL suit, and how did you get such a huge discount at and RL store?

It is dark brown with a slight pinstripe. It's a very nice fabric and I can pretty much wear it anywhere, since it's a dark muted color. This was during Friends and Family two years ago in Philadelphia. I was just really lucky since it was the first thing I looked at, I wanted a suit under $400 and it was my size.
post #48 of 79
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One more item, this cashmere sports coat from a Austria. Made by Kiton. Won it on Ebay but it had a terrible picture by comparison with the jacket. $100, and $29 postage. Great grey color that goes with just about everything (maybe not shorts, but this is the picture I had handy).



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Great jacket.
post #49 of 79
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I ask this because I recently hit my own jackpot when I purchased 8 pairs of limited edition Santoni Norvegese and Bentivegna shoes for around $100.00 a piece. To say they were well taken care of is an understatement. Each pair looks like they were worn no more than 5 times. I still can't believe it! I woke up early one Saturday morning and found a 15 minute old ebay auction for 5 pairs for $400 "buy it now" with some bad cell phone pics. Figured i'd take a risk, and a week later I was nearly floored when they arrived.

Here are some quick pic's of 4 of the pairs. The 4 pairs on the right of pic #1. The pair on the left is a Santoni Goodyear captoe size 8D... that one's for sale.


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All shoes came with original box, bags, pamphlets & trees.

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post #50 of 79
NWT Ralph Lauren Polo suit made by Corneliani on Ebay. MSRP was $1700, BIN was $475, I put in a snipe for $320 figuring I'd get outbid and awoke to find I had snared it for $200.



Also, a green candy stripe cotton/linen Battistoni shirt for $40 at Filene's.
post #51 of 79
this thread is depressing. my best deal was 3 harry rosen bespoke sports coats made of supersoft wool/cashmere for 12.99 (one) and 40 (each for the other two)
post #52 of 79
Hmm tough call. Probably a nice tan & cream glen plaid, 100% cashmere RLPL suit from the RL store for $600 (tag was $4K). The best part is the SA called me to tell me about it. I had just purchased a MTM SC and some pants from her the month before and she calls me one day to tell me that she's got this awesome suit at an amazing price that I have to buy and she'll hold it for me until I can make it in a few days.
post #53 of 79
I am no big timer, but I have manages to pick up some good deals through the years, nothing like Spoo's haul

RL polo blue label suit in my hard to find size used 48xl = $30
Edward Green unlined loafers damn near new= $125
RL polo crockett jones shell tassel's = $7
post #54 of 79
Virtually *unworn* bespoke Anthony Sinclair sportcoat for under $300 shipped. Just went to the tailor's for a couple of tune-ups. Couldn't have been more surprised at the fit & condition when I received it.
post #55 of 79
For clothes it would be a navy blue, pickstitched, RLBL sportcoat for 100 bucks
A 3 piece tweed suit by RLPL for 400 (best suit i own so far)

For other things however...
I collect and sell comics and antique violins.

Usually I find violins that are worth about 500-1000 for about 150-300 dollars in price at estate/garage sales/charity auctions. My best find, however, was a pristine condition Pietro Varini Violin, dated circa early 20th century, which ended up going to a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 5400 dollars. I paid 950 dollars for it as the winning bid at an estate sale.

Comic books have much smaller margins, but have relatively low purchase prices. I found an issue of Spiderman number 300, 122 and 238 at a garage sale (each worth from 150-350 dollars depending on timing) and I bought them for a dollar each. Their son, an avid collector, had died in an accident and they needed to get rid of anything that reminded them of him. Those comics found a good home though.
post #56 of 79
I actually found an awesome deal for a friend.

He told me he had been looking for a good navy suit, with wide chalkstripes if possible, for a reasonable price. I know he's a 38s so I kept an eye out. I was at a thrift shop and happened to find a gorgeous mint condition PRL (I believe Corneliani made) navy suit with wide pinstripes. 38s, double vented, flant front pants, but with surgeon cuffs which made it a gamble. It was only $40 so I figured what the heck, if it doesn't work for him I could always put it up on B&S.

My friend tried it on and it literally fit like a glove. No alterations required at all, we were both really impressed with the fit. He now wears it as his "big time meeting" suit and receives compliments every time he wears it; he still thanks me for finding that suit.
post #57 of 79
After seeing PG with the Samsonite anniversary briefcase (only 100 made and only distributed in Asia) I decided to check out Ebay to see if there were any original vintage pieces available. My Dad had one back in the day but my brother and I destroyed it. I loved playing with the locks.

I ended up bidding on a perfect example (with keys), but some other bidder (probably an SFer or a person buying tv props for Mad Men kept bidding me up. It eventually went for $242.50. Outrageous considering the briefcase retailed for $29.95 in the late 60's.

A week later another briefcase of better condition (and 2 keys) came up on Ebay and I waited till the auction was almost over before bidding. I won the bid for a purchase price of $50.

It wasn't the best deal I've ever found as far as price is concerned. What made the deal so good was the absolute perfect condition the briefcase was in. It may not be Goyard, but I use the briefcase every day and I get nods and the occasional smile from the older crew who recognize a classic.
post #58 of 79
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28 practically new MTM Hermes shirts with wooden hanger for about $75 each. Also 20 RLPL polo shirts with hangers for $20 each. Also picked up 2 MTM Hermes sport Jackets and 1 MTM Hermes suit for about $450 each. He had to fly to Paris 3 times to get fitted, and pick up the clothes. $ shirts in the back were PLRL for the same price.

Very nice guy about 63 years old who just married a 26 year old wife. She wanted half the closet space.

WOW. What's his shoe size and phone number?
post #59 of 79
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Here are some quick pic's of 4 of the pairs. The 4 pairs on the right of pic #1. The pair on the left is a Santoni Goodyear captoe size 8D... that one's for sale.

What a score! My compliments on these gorgeous shoes.
post #60 of 79
Hmm I have been pretty fortunate in this department, but then again I am also an ebay addict and have friends in fashion and retail. Most recently picked up a new shawl collar tuxedo by Sartoria Castigiani for Bergdorf for about $280 shipped down from retail north of $3,000.
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