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Originally Posted by akatsuki
I think that is the point of this thread, nobody is buying anything on B&S anymore no matter what the deal is. I let go of some Lattanzis at $200 and that was so low I was more tempted to just give them to goodwill.
One of the previously mentioned problems is that the marketplace doesn't operate efficiently: browsing is like finding the right insect trapped in a massive spiderweb. It also doesn't operate congenially
: offering items below value/group participation has shifted to threads in MC/SW&D. Perhaps with a better organized web with spid
...; I'll end this analogy for everyone's sake.
A consequence is that price cuts don't work to generate sales like they did before - it's mostly a negotiation against yourself until the right buyer comes along. Some sellers may drop and see a sale, but others may end up dropping the price well below "market value" - making the selling process somewhat frustrating.
But the takeaway for me is that the B&S will start to do better once buyers start to remember the benefits of having a labyrinthine market. There is such a culture of finding interesting items in the thrift thread/general forum and the B&S items are from people who spend time on a site learning and conversing about clothing. Maybe the outlet clearance deals aren't there, but there are still Lattanzis for $200, MTO shoes, custom made SCs, and ties from makers you would have never seen. You can't simply browse #menswear or #sw&d on commercial websites/affiliate threads without relying on a specific selection curated by an individual or company - or a preset search limited by your own knowledge. I've stumbled across so many nice items and brands that I may have never known about had it not been for the B&S.
That experience is a good enough reason to keep me posting and shopping.
Originally Posted by razl
+1 to Marblehouse for doing an excellent tumblr like culling of B&S.
Those were all posted/renewed within ~ 5 days. These were all within ~ month:
2 outrageously nice La Vera items for a song: Blue Gray SC US 46
& Navy overcoat/rain jacketEG Galways in one of my favorite rustic elegant makeups - 10/10.5 82Pure Cash Borrelli - 42Vass megathreadHoward Yount Summer Hopsack - 36Panta Navy 6 FoldG&G Hayes - 7/7.5Stuart's Choice Cap Toes - 9.5EG Suede Chukkas withvarnished RLPL trees 10/10.5 - $375Isaia Donegal Wool/Cash/Silk - 40EGs - 10/10.5RLPL Camel Hair Vest - MAlden Shell Cord
and Vass 43.5/10.5Attolini per Domenico Vacca Grey Suit ~42EG Loafers 11.5/12Panta shantung and grenadineMarshall Anthony (U.S. handmade) Sand Linen
and Navy Plaid Wool
TiesMarinella Ties from $89W+H Service Boots ~10.5Corthay Vendome 8.5