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Sold - Costume National City suit, solid grey, like new, 38, trades ok

post #1 of 12
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As the subject says, I have a solid mid-grey Costume National City suit for sale. I really wanted this suit to fit but my tailor told me it was going to cost more than I wanted to pay to make it work. I bought this suit as very lightly used and, other than a faint mark on the inside of the right cuff (see pics for detail), it looks to be as-new and without any other signs of wear.

Made in Italy, of course, with lots of handwork throughout, great waist suppression, and very cool pockets. I've heard varying opinions as to whether these City suits are full or half-canvas and I don't have the skill to claim one way or the other. All horn buttons, 100% wool, lining material is not specified.

I've sold a number of items through this forum and have perfect eBay feedback with the same user name. Please contact with any questions. I'm always willing to look at reasonable offers. I'm also willing to trade for a comparable staple suit. I wear a slim 38R (basically the jacket I'm selling with shorter sleeves) and as close to a 15.5(flat)x31.5" trouser as I can get.

Jacket Measurements:
Two-button, dual vents, minimally padded shoulder
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the back: 17.5"
BOC to hem: 30"
Sleeve: 27"
Pit to pit: 20.5"
Waist: 19"

Trouser Measurements:
Inseam: 31.5" plus 1.5" under<-Actually, it's doubled over and then some so you could let these out close to 3" with tailor's tape
From waist: 40.25"
Waist: 16.5" with room to let out
Leg opening: 8"

Retail in the neighborhood of $1500-1600. Asking $485>>Sold (Paypal personal) boxed and shipped CONUS by tracked USPS priority. Overseas at cost.

Faint mark is on the bottom right of the image. It can't be seen when the cuffs are buttoned and if your dry cleaner can't get this out, you should probably find a new one.

post #2 of 12
if only the sleeves were shorter...
post #3 of 12
Nice suit, monkey arms
post #4 of 12
Those are indeed some crazy long sleeves...
post #5 of 12
If only the inseam was longer. Those jacket arms would fit me perfectly, but I need at least 35" on the inseam. Who has arms that long and legs that short?
post #6 of 12
My CN City suit is in storage at the moment, and I can't remember about the canvassing but it is a well made suit - I think made by one of the big makers, possibly Zegna but don't hold me to that. Not just a 'trendy' suit.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yes, for whatever reason Costume National makes jackets with working button cuffs and long sleeves. I'd be wearing this thing right now if that wasn't the case. A little closer inspection of the trousers shows that they are actually doubled under and a bit more at 1.5" so you could get a 34.5" inseam / 43.25" outseam with tailors tape. Thanks for the bumps. Remember, I"m open to offers and trades. Drop to $460.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Drop to $435
post #9 of 12
CN is famous for its really long sleeves. I think Ennio Capasa intends it to be a "trademark," but it really just looks awful. I've gotten rid of most of my CN jackets for the same reason. Nevertheless, the fit and fabric are generally quite interesting on athletic/skinnier body types. Good luck with the sale!
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Dropped to $410. Offers? It's getting close to ebay time and I'd rather give someone here a good deal than pay their commission.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
... now just $375 shipped!
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
... and a final drop to $350 shipped.
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