Originally Posted by razl
Oh, so you're the one who's always snagging them out from under me?
I saw one pair at NM that I absolutely loved but were ridiculously priced at almost $400. They didn't have them in my size and I'm still hunting for them to this day (1.5 years later!). The material was just -fantastic- ! At this point, they've achieved such a grail state in my mind, I'd probably pay full price, certainly I've wasted enough time looking to make it worth ponying up the cash
I have competition for the pants
. I dont buy them online or eBay, I just pop into one of the GA outlets outside LA and wait for a sale that makes buying 3/4 pairs worthwhile.
Aye, that is harsh when you see pants you like priced at $400. It just does not make it fun when having to shop at such a ludicrous price - unless of course those pants were some kind of escorial wool / cashmere type fabric that raises the price through the roof.
I have a similar regret when I saw a sportcoat in a wonderful purple / gray blend with faint windowpane. Nicest OTR sportcoat I ever saw, but the material was cashmere, and the price was $5K knocked down to $2.4K. I just could not come to a decision, so decided to get get a coffee and roll a cigarette to think about it. After about 15 minutes of mulling over it, I got decisive and walked back into the store with the notion of purchasing it once and for all. When I went to the rack, the damn sport coat was not there - some other guy purchased it while I was gone. They had nothing hidden in stock, and no other store from which I could order it from!
Im trying to hunt down the fabric and get a decent tailor to make me the coat I want. 1 Year later, I keep drawing blanks - the sales people have no clue what I am talking about, and without pictures of the jacket, it is long gone, long forgotten