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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

yeah, I thought we were talking about a $40-50 experiment here... $125? I'd probably pass at that price, but that's just me. I'd rather put the $100 towards a great new SC I loved but was a bit more expensive than I wanted to pay.

That's what I'm doing, hehe.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

I don't know if it dates it, but I don't really care for the bellied lapels. 

 

I do like the leather buttons. I wouldn't change them. The thing I'd be concerned about is how low the armholes might be. That's the usual RTW dealbreaker for me.

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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

^^ respect your opinion but I wouldn't draw any conclusions about armholes from that pic. THe lapels and the 'quarters' are the 2 drawbacks I see.


I think the idea is that because the SC looks fairly old, it is likely to have lower armholes rather than higher ones. I would think it is a fair assumption even though that particular picture doesn't reveal the cut of the armholes. Are you sure you like the envelope pockets?
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

At the risk of getting castrated, I ask, how much worse do the lapels look than this ?  

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Looks OK to me. The only thing I don't like is the very steeply slanted pocket flaps. Would be better with open patch pockets, no flaps.
post #34 of 46
I think it looks like a standard USA made tweed coat from the mid or late 70s. The wide lapels and proportional pocket flaps mark it as a period product.

Woven leather buttons are fine with tweeds.

Workmanship may be fine. Hard to know more without seeing the label.

Again, without knowing the label, it's hard to say if price is high for ebay.

But if you want it, buy it.
Edited by mack11211 - 8/11/11 at 8:34pm
post #35 of 46
Agree.
post #36 of 46
Thread Starter 
It's from Lands End. I have no idea how good / bad LE was at that time
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

It's from Lands End. I have no idea how good / bad LE was at that time

LE was pretty good, actually.
post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

I don't know if it dates it, but I don't really care for the bellied lapels. 

 

I do like the leather buttons. I wouldn't change them. The thing I'd be concerned about is how low the armholes might be. That's the usual RTW dealbreaker for me.

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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

^^ respect your opinion but I wouldn't draw any conclusions about armholes from that pic. THe lapels and the 'quarters' are the 2 drawbacks I see.


I think the idea is that because the SC looks fairly old, it is likely to have lower armholes rather than higher ones. I would think it is a fair assumption even though that particular picture doesn't reveal the cut of the armholes. Are you sure you like the envelope pockets?

Ok, thanks for your reply.

I will yield to you and Parkers knowledge regarding armholes.

But is a small armhole a relatively new concept in RTW ?

I like the flapped patch pockets. I wanted to get the design as close to the classic BB sack SC which has 2 flapped patch pockets and a patch breast pocket
post #39 of 46
between the buttons and the styling of the coat I would say yes. it is very late 80/early 90's. Reminds me of something a college professor would have worn around this time.
post #40 of 46
Thread Starter 

What do you thin about this one ?

 

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post #41 of 46
Its marginal, but if pressed to choose, I would go with dated. Might require some work to make it fit modern, definitely a button swap, but the lapels are not terrible. Quarters are a bit too closed for me, and the gorge is a little low.
post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 
So, in your opinion, the one on the first page looks better than the one n the second page
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

So, in your opinion, the one on the first page looks better than the one n the second page

No, neither actually. If I had to pick between the two, Id take this newer one, but I suggest neither.
post #44 of 46
Thread Starter 
What's wrong with the second one ?
post #45 of 46
I've bought quite a few sportcoats on ebay lately. Some have been fantastic, some have been meh, and one was absolutely miserable.

I say your first step is to measure a well fitting jacket that you have and find a jacket that has similar measurements. Having to tailor an already overpriced sportcoat sucks.

I have found some really nice, high quality stuff for under $40.

For example:

$(KGrHqYOKkYE3RnBYMZ1BN9E5n4z6w~~0_3.JPG (some of the softest camelhair I've felt)
$(KGrHqF,!hUE3uEIpPh9BOB-d!Z)-Q~~0_3.JPG Got beat up on the lapels, but I love it
$(KGrHqV,!jcE4oUFBQ2WBOWqc3eBNg~~60_3.JPG
$(KGrHqR,!lwE5ZuWMF((BOYiEgLIig~~60_59.JPG


I'd be cautious before dropping $125 for a blazer.
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