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post #151 of 156
I have both the BB Regent and a HF B series, and a bit on the heavier side. The B-series is definitely a much fuller cut, as my tailor took in quite a bit on the HF coat (and could probably still go in a bit). However, the BB Regent on me is darn near perfect fit on me. I don't know how the C series fits, but if it's even trimmer then it'd probably be good.
post #152 of 156

I just picked up this HF suit from ebay for $60. It's on it's way in the mail right now, so these are just pictures from the listing. Can anyone tell what kind of line this is? Just hoping it's fully canvassed, like the description says. Can anyone confirm that it's NOT one of the cheaper lines? Hoping I scored a bargain!

 

Thanks in advance. I'm really new to this. This would be my first canvassed suit, my first 3 being fused. 

 

 

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post #153 of 156
My guess is fully canvassed - I've never seen a half-canvassed one with Sak's name on it. Probably from the 90's based on the lapels.
post #154 of 156

I just bought 2 Hickey Freeman Suits. The first one I found at Burlington Coat Factory. It was labeled as a 42L but the fit was almost perfect except for the sleeves being too long. It was made from Loro Piana Super 150's and is charcoal with gold pinstripes. It is a mainline suit that had an MSRP of $1,695. I got it for $175. I will pick it up from the tailor on Friday. I had the sleeves shortened and the pants hemmed. They are flat front trousers and I had them hemmed with no cuff. Total tailoring costs, $37. Total investment in suit, $212. I feel like that was a GREAT deal. 

 

The second suit I picked up today at a thrift store near me. They always have some really nice stuff and a local clothier, Guffey's, donates new custom, MTM, and bespoke garments that were never picked up. Some are AMAZING. I got a Hickey Freeman Jacobson's Boardroom in 42R that looks brand new, I guess it may have been worn once. Here are some pics:

 

A close-up of the pattern. 

 

 

I got this second suit for $6.50. Does anyone know how old this suit is? I had to have the sleeves let out, the trousers were too short, and I asked my tailor to remove the pleats in the pants. The total was $110 and I will pick it up on 1/4/14. $55 of the alteration costs were for the pleat removal. 


Edited by Magician Shaun - 12/28/13 at 11:35am
post #155 of 156

Those gorges look old.

post #156 of 156
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Originally Posted by Magician Shaun View Post

I just bought 2 Hickey Freeman Suits. The first one I found at Burlington Coat Factory. It was labeled as a 42L but the fit was almost perfect except for the sleeves being too long. It was made from Loro Piana Super 150's and is charcoal with gold pinstripes. It is a mainline suit that had an MSRP of $1,695. I got it for $175. I will pick it up from the tailor on Friday. I had the sleeves shortened and the pants hemmed. They are flat front trousers and I had them hemmed with no cuff. Total tailoring costs, $37. Total investment in suit, $212. I feel like that was a GREAT deal. 

The second suit I picked up today at a thrift store near me. They always have some really nice stuff and a local clothier, Guffey's, donates new custom, MTM, and bespoke garments that were never picked up. Some are AMAZING. I got a Hickey Freeman Jacobson's Boardroom in 42R that looks brand new, I guess it may have been worn once. Here are some pics:




A close-up of the pattern. 




I got this second suit for $6.50. Does anyone know how old this suit is? I had to have the sleeves let out, the trousers were too short, and I asked my tailor to remove the pleats in the pants. The total was $110 and I will pick it up on 1/4/14. $55 of the alteration costs were for the pleat removal. 

It is probably a mid 90s suit based on the lapels/gorge.
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