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post #121 of 156

Just saw you were referring to the HF suits on RueLaLa, so I checked them out.  These are definitely Lindsey model or similar (I have a navy one I picked up from BlueFly). 

 

They are not mainline HF suits and do not retail for $1600, rather are made for discount sites and outlets.  Easy to tell from the white label, lack of an interior pock flap, and lack of a pen pocket among other things.  Other shortcuts are half-canvassing, plastic buttons, and lack of bemberg lining.  All that said it's a nice suit with a traditional slightly slimmer HF cut and decent fabric. I think you paid a good price for a solid color suit.

post #122 of 156
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Originally Posted by ckgs View Post

If you post a better picture of the inside label and pocket I can tell you for sure, but it looks like an white label and would be an "L" series, like a Lindsey model.  These are their made for discount suits and half-canvassed.  Not bad, but also not a mainline HF.  You can find these for $400-500 in the outlet stores and all over the web discount sites.  Unfortunately they advertise with a "retail" of 1495 which is the same price as a mainline suit and total BS.  I feel they are worth it for 400-500, especially for a hard to find on discount style like a solid navy or charcoal, but recommend not paying more. 


Here is the pocket in detail however I think the other poster is correct this is likely a half canvased suit. I found nearly the same suit on Bluefly for $799 I think, and it said the jacket was canvassed and fully lined, and the pants were half lined to the knees.

 

post #123 of 156
I've got the opportunity to purchase a HF suit from my recently opened Nordstrom Rack. Stopped in a few times to check the price on it for about 3 weeks now. Addison fit, confirmed to be from mainline (not the Ltd line), with HF for Nordstrom label, perfect size 38S, great Loro Piana Super 130's gray wool. Wondering what you guys thought of this for $699? Is it worth waiting for another drop? I don't yet own a gray suit and think this one would be great if the price is right.
post #124 of 156
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Originally Posted by warrenjl1 View Post

I've got the opportunity to purchase a HF suit from my recently opened Nordstrom Rack. Stopped in a few times to check the price on it for about 3 weeks now. Addison fit, confirmed to be from mainline (not the Ltd line), with HF for Nordstrom label, perfect size 38S, great Loro Piana Super 130's gray wool. Wondering what you guys thought of this for $699? Is it worth waiting for another drop? I don't yet own a gray suit and think this one would be great if the price is right.

$700 is a lot, but if you can't find anything else....
post #125 of 156
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Originally Posted by warrenjl1 View Post

I've got the opportunity to purchase a HF suit from my recently opened Nordstrom Rack. Stopped in a few times to check the price on it for about 3 weeks now. Addison fit, confirmed to be from mainline (not the Ltd line), with HF for Nordstrom label, perfect size 38S, great Loro Piana Super 130's gray wool. Wondering what you guys thought of this for $699? Is it worth waiting for another drop? I don't yet own a gray suit and think this one would be great if the price is right.

$700 seems a bit high, but if you're in love with it and it won't break the bank, go for it.
post #126 of 156

IMO $700 is an ok price for mainline HF, especially in a staple color.  The Addison actually does retail for $1500, and I've only seen weird colors or patterns or sizes on discount.  They're really nice suits.
 

post #127 of 156
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

$700 seems a bit high, but if you're in love with it and it won't break the bank, go for it.

It MIGHT break the bank, but I think I'm making it easier on myself by saying it will always be appropriate. Ha.
post #128 of 156

Can i ask for some suggestions at good online discounted outlets that would stock HF suits for as low as $300 - $400? 

post #129 of 156
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Can i ask for some suggestions at good online discounted outlets that would stock HF suits for as low as $300 - $400? 

eBay.
post #130 of 156
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Originally Posted by warrenjl1 View Post

It MIGHT break the bank, but I think I'm making it easier on myself by saying it will always be appropriate. Ha.

If you're looking for new mainline, you're best bet is eBay. Maybe B&S, but I doubt it.
post #131 of 156

Another vote for eBay.  Take the same care and make sure the seller posts a picture of the model name (addison, beacon, etc) because the half canvassed diffusion line suits (lindsey, milburn, etc) are often listed for the same prices.  Also the lack of an inside pocket flap (as illustrated in the picture above posted by JVXA) is a way to identify the discount line.  If you're patient NWT mainline suits come up. 
 

post #132 of 156
Hi, I just won a Hickey Freeman suit on eBay for $240 (BNWT). The style name provided is "Vanguard". A little research tells me that this is one of the slimmer fitting Hickey suits out there, although it is not listed on the HF webpage. Can anyone tell me if it is fully canvased and if it is from their main line? Many thanks!
post #133 of 156
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Originally Posted by ijung View Post

Hi, I just won a Hickey Freeman suit on eBay for $240 (BNWT). The style name provided is "Vanguard". A little research tells me that this is one of the slimmer fitting Hickey suits out there, although it is not listed on the HF webpage. Can anyone tell me if it is fully canvased and if it is from their main line? Many thanks!

extremely doubtful
post #134 of 156
Just purchased a Hickey Freeman suit on ebay which is the Andrews model sold by Neiman Marcus. It is gray glenplaid and has H F embroidered below one inside pocket on the jacket and Neiman Marcus on the other inside pocket. Do not see any inside pocket flaps.. A google search did not bring up the model so it might be an older model (also based on the low price paid).
post #135 of 156

I have seen sub $500 pricing on HF from sierratradingpost.com with one of their 30-40% off sale coupons.....

 

I have not pulled the trigger despite the prices.

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