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post #736 of 2263
Still on the hunt for a navy sports coat: 40R, Chest: 20", BOC: 30", Shoulders: 18" and Sleeves: 25".

Must have:
  • notch lapels
  • 2 buttons
  • traditional button stance and gorge
  • patch pockets
  • horn or MOP buttons (no metallic ones)
  • fabric not linen or polyester

The nearest I found was Ermenegildo Zegna, full-canvas for almost $600 on eBay. Lovely jacket but I don't require full-canvass, and girlfriend thought a little too formal /sigh.

Retail in London has been a complete bust. Online not much better - save for Malford of London. Alas, sizing on 40R has stopped me pulling the trigger several times.

If I could compromise on patch pockets, I'd have a ton of options. As it is, pockets must be patch.

The search continues ...
Edited by Putonghua73 - 2/15/13 at 9:47am
post #737 of 2263
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Originally Posted by Putonghua73 View Post

Still on the hunt for a navy sports coat: 40R, BOC: 30, Shoulders: 18 and Sleeves: 25.

Must have: notch lapels, 2 buttons, low button stance, low gorge, patch pockets, horn or MOP buttons (no metallic ones). Not linen.

 

Really? uhoh.gif

 

Are you extremely tall?

post #738 of 2263
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post


Really? uhoh.gif

Are you extremely tall?

No, 6 ft. However, not keen on relatively high button position on a lot of suits / sports coats. So, traditional button position and gorge, as opposed to what appears to be in vogue.

Now I've switched to my Macbook, I can embed images to demonstrate what I am looking for:
Gieves & Hawkes - Malford of London - with patch pockets as opposed to flap.
Edited by Putonghua73 - 2/15/13 at 4:04am
post #739 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Putonghua73 View Post

No, 6 ft. However, not keen on relatively high button position on a lot of suits / sports coats. So, traditional button position and gorge, as opposed to what appears to be in vogue.

Now I've switched to my Macbook, I can embed images to demonstrate what I am looking for:
Gieves & Hawkes - Malford of London - with patch pockets as opposed to flap.

This is a classic example of remember your audience. When you talk to this crowd, who sift through stuff older than we are on a daily basis, "low gorge" means this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOVELY-vintage-OXXFORD-CASHMERE-Jacket-Sport-Coat-40R-houndstooth-STYLE-/321071194033?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item4ac1559fb1

The gorge here points to the armpit, not the shoulder. You want it pointing to the shoulder. And you want the gorge position at the clavicle, not above it, as in some Attolini and other more continental pieces, nor below it as in this Oxxford piece. I'd call what you want "classic", not low..

Your criteria are quite specific, which is good in the sense we'll know what you want when we find it. But bad in the sense that it's fairly unlikely any of us will find all elements on the checklist in one single item (since we're buying secondhand, and not at stores that stock multiple variants of similar items). I, for one, will look, as I'm sure we all will. But in the interim, I would recommend continuing with your ebay searches. You can save searches once you design them. I'd do search "blazer patch (horn or mop) 40" in men's clothing. If the parenthetical doesn't register in Ebay's crappy search function, then break it into two searches, save both and have them emailed to you daily. I'd also recommend adding searches for "oxxford blazer" and " J Press blazer", each in men's clothing, blazers and sport coats. Each makes excellent clothes (though Oxxford is generally more handmade, and therefore technically better quality) and are trad enough that you might begin to hit your wish list. J Press commands some ebay value, while Oxxford are significantly undervalued on Ebay. Then be prepared to pay when your item comes up, because it will be months if not years before you see it again.

You should also try AskAndy's trad forum. Don't recall the link, but there is a similar thread to this one over there. And several others at other websites.

Be sure to update us if you find something, because I don't want to find that one perfect item only to have you say "thanks, but I'm all set" and I'm stuck holding something I can't use, trade or sell.
Edited by GMMcL - 2/15/13 at 6:34am
post #740 of 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Putonghua73 View Post


No, 6 ft. However, not keen on relatively high button position on a lot of suits / sports coats. So, traditional button position and gorge, as opposed to what appears to be in vogue.

Now I've switched to my Macbook, I can embed images to demonstrate what I am looking for:
Gieves & Hawkes - Malford of London - with patch pockets as opposed to flap.

So...something like this? except without the flaps?

 

VTG Brooks Brothers Yacht Club Blazer Sport Coat 46L Classic Blue Brass 3 Roll 2

post #741 of 2263
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

So...something like this? except without the flaps?

VTG Brooks Brothers Yacht Club Blazer Sport Coat 46L Classic Blue Brass 3 Roll 2

Ixnay on the Assbray Uttonsbay.
post #742 of 2263
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


Ixnay on the Assbray Uttonsbay.

Ah...missed that part.

post #743 of 2263

Buttons can always be traded out, so feel free to strike that criterion off your list teacha.gif

post #744 of 2263

Thank you for the advice, particularly GMMcL. When I initially begun my search (prompted by Manton's "You are not well dressed if .." thread), I naively thought 40R navy sports coat should be a doddle to find rolleyes.gif

 

Malford has lovely sports coats for sale, and I've nearly been so very close to purchasing, but it has either been flap pockets or sizing that has prevented me (I can live with a jacket a little too long e.g. 1/2 inch, but not short).

 

I have an eBay search set-up, although I need to amend to include J Press. I will of course, update this thread if I find what I require on eBay or if I find the elusive jacket on Malford's site.

 

Cheers!

post #745 of 2263
I'm on the hunt for a nice tuxedo: 40/41R, shoulders 18.5", chest 21", sleeves 25"

It must have a peak or shawl lapel

Waist is 32", inseam 32"


If anyone has anything, let me know...
Edited by jrobertson427 - 2/18/13 at 7:34pm
post #746 of 2263

Anyone need a Drakes white FC shirt?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121065251505?ssPageName=STRK:MEUSX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649

 

I'd love to trade for something.

post #747 of 2263

I'm looking for something like this. Light blue/windowpaned

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390541714379?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

Unfortunately, I missed this by a day.

post #748 of 2263

Few random things

 

1) Hawes and Curtis 15 - 35, slightly older but great condition $12 shipped (not going international)

 

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J.Crew Lambswool 1/4 Zip Neck Sweater - Large - Great condition, purchased at retail a few years back, but doesn't fit me $13 shipped

 

 

 

TM Lewin - pink poplin dress shirt, FCs, mint $12 shipped

 

 

 

 

Ben Silver - Aqua Solid Tie, good shape, except it is starting to come apart on the back near the keeper, not a problem when worn.  could probably be fixed easily $14 shipped

 

 

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Facconable by Breuer Brown Striped Tie, very thick and surprisingly nice, just have no need for it $11 shipped

 

 

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Polo regent, cool purple and blue stripes, 16 x 34/35 - mint condition $12 shipped

 

 

 

 

 

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Staple Charles Tyrwhitt Blue poplin 16 x 34, FCs, a little fraying on cuffs $10 shipped

 

 

 

 

 

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Cedar shoe trees - Large - $15 shipped

 

 

 

give me a shout if you are interested in any of this stuff

post #749 of 2263
To my Connecticut Brethren:

I picked up a pair of reverse orphans at our most infamous locale. Zegna, recent waistband, light gray glenplaid with light blue overcheck. Tagged 52L EU, so presumably their other half will be similarly tagged.

Be advised that the suspect is believed to be armed (get it?) and dangerously awesome.

Hoping you can help me reunite a family.

That is all.
post #750 of 2263
I've got to go to the post office to send some stuff tomorrow. Anybody interested in a trade for this one? If not, how about $13, shipped.
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Originally Posted by jguyette View Post

I've got a Pendleton wool shirt/jacket/board shirt that is too small for me. It is tagged a medium, and fits pretty slim.
When buttoned, pit to pit is 21".
Two pockets on the front.
It is in great condition, except for a small cut on the back. It could easily be fixed with a few stitches, or leave it alone and call it character.
Pictures were taken with flash, but the pattern is much more subdued in real light. It is a really, really cool pattern.
Shoot me a trade offer. Just looking for something that fits...






I've also got a Colombo cashmere/silk sweater in size 38/48. New with tags! Huge MOP buttons. Retail was north of $400. Send me a message if you are interested. Make me an offer. I promise I won't get offended.

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