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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by PTWilliams View Post

Is this a good deal at <$200 used? I'd have fun wearing it, its a cotton and Hickey Freeman, not one of my brands, and I've bought Brioni for less than that.

Listen, I'm from the South and thus may be a bit biased as I am partial to Seersucker coats and pants for fun summer wear. I hear you on the brands, I tend to like Hickey Freeman as I personally own several sports coats and a couple HF suits. I think Hickey Freeman offers great quality but Brioni is shade superior. I think how much south of $200 the HF Seersucker is, whether Brioni offers something similiar at a similar price, and your individual needs have to be taken into considertaion to determine whether it is actually a good deal. Nevertheless, I have found it difficult to find seersucker Suits and SCs in that particular color. I have both brown and blue, so I might be tempted to pull the trigger on this is if I were you. Hope this helps.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Seersucker/pincord is one of those items you may pull out 1 time each year. Considering that, I wouldn't pay more than $100 on a seersucker coat. New.
A few years back I found a PRL blue/white seersucker jacket at Marshalls my wife loved when I tried on. It was my size, was side vented and was only $49. New.
I wore it around the store then put it back, cause, when am I really gonna wear this?

Granted my wife is Southern by birth but I have to say...if you've got the complexion for it and the right attitude, the ladies love a man in seersucker. I think it's the texture....ribbed for her enjoyment. devil.gif

That said...don't ever pay more than $200 for it. wink.gif
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rich0116 View Post

Granted my wife is Southern by birth but I have to say...if you've got the complexion for it and the right attitude, the ladies love a man in seersucker. I think it's the texture....ribbed for her enjoyment. devil.gif
That said...don't ever pay more than $200 for it. wink.gif

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post #19 of 27
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Well women certainly love confidence and I think it takes a confident man to tackle a Seersucker SC or a bowtie. When you combine the two ala this you end up winning like this
post #20 of 27
I’m not sure I have the flamboyant personality required for a bow tie, I'll stick with the ascot. Im thinking dark denim jeans with white shirt and blue ascot, very light beige jeans with blue shirt and paisley ascot,
post #21 of 27
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Don't sell yourself short, an ascot requires a certain degree of personality. While I own a few bow ties I have not taken the leap and purchased an ascot yet. The fact that it is always 95+ around these parts may account for that fact. I can only imagine how an ascot in this weather would cut off air circulation around my chest and neck region. Although, you can never go wrong with your dark denim/sport coat combination.
post #22 of 27
"Good Deal" is highly subjective. We purchase "dreams" not items when we buy something. We're buying the way the item will make us feel - not necessarily what it will do, so that plays a major factor into someone's decision to purchase. We all have different dreams and emotions so therefore it's hard to generalize whether something is a "good deal". Another thing to consider is a person's accessibility to the items they want to purchase - be it accessible financially or accessible physically/geographically. So for instance; if a great pair of new English-made chocolate-brown suede cap toe oxfords would cost me $300 plus $30 shipping plus $30 taxes plus $40 in duties and brokerage fees ($400) I might find this unaccessable - both financially and because the shoes are physically across the Atlantic ocean. But if an opportunity arises to purchase these same shoes lightly used on SF for $80 from a North American seller, then in my mind that is a GREAT DEAL!

(and then my dreams have all come true....well, maybe not....but I feel good and I've got an awesome pair of oxfords and $320 left in my pocket to chase other dreams and emotions around the SF sales forum!) biggrin.gif
post #23 of 27
...and yeah, the chick in the picture above is hot! Wear seersucker!
post #24 of 27
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rcoreytaylor,

Excellent analysis and explanation of the subjectivity of "a good deal." Again I think a good deal is the perfect combination of the following: (1) Need for an item; (2) Quality of the item (which to a degree can be subjective); (3) Personal desire; (3) Accessibility to like/similar items; and (4) Cost. Ultimately, while there is some subjectivity, I believe one could discern a good deal by always looking @ quality + need + cost of a purchase. Thoughts?
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by balla25 View Post

rcoreytaylor,
Excellent analysis and explanation of the subjectivity of "a good deal." Again I think a good deal is the perfect combination of the following: (1) Need for an item; (2) Quality of the item (which to a degree can be subjective); (3) Personal desire; (3) Accessibility to like/similar items; and (4) Cost. Ultimately, while there is some subjectivity, I believe one could discern a good deal by always looking @ quality + need + cost of a purchase. Thoughts?

Maybe something like:

DESIRE + (QUALITY: $$$) = PURCHASE DECISION
and potential "good deal" as a result
post #26 of 27
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Again Corey, I think "need" should be a primary consideration in whether to purchase an item. For example, I recently ran across a decently priced pair of black Gravati shoes that I elected not to purchase. Did I desire them? You better believe I did? But I already have to many black shoes as it is so I did not pull the trigger. If you have to many of particular item (style, color, etc) no matter your desire it still will not equate to a good deal. Another factor to consider is actual wear. Although, I have a lot of black shoes my style evolution has limited my use for them. If I already have a ton of black shoes that I do not wear will the new pair even make it into my already limited black shoe rotation? If a shoe is never worn was it really a good deal? IMHO, the need for an item (desire) + quality product (reduced/discounted price) + actual use = a good deal. Just my thoughts.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by balla25 View Post

Again Corey, I think "need" should be a primary consideration in whether to purchase an item. For example, I recently ran across a decently priced pair of black Gravati shoes that I elected not to purchase. Did I desire them? You better believe I did? But I already have to many black shoes as it is so I did not pull the trigger. If you have to many of particular item (style, color, etc) no matter your desire it still will not equate to a good deal. Another factor to consider is actual wear. Although, I have a lot of black shoes my style evolution has limited my use for them. If I already have a ton of black shoes that I do not wear will the new pair even make it into my already limited black shoe rotation? If a shoe is never worn was it really a good deal? IMHO, the need for an item (desire) + quality product (reduced/discounted price) + actual use = a good deal. Just my thoughts.

Sure, that's reasonable. I simply remember all of the times that I convinced myself that I "needed" something - hell, I continue to do just that! Ultimately it's emotions. It drives us all and we build a case around them to justify our needs....human nature.
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