Originally Posted by Putonghua73
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:
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