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Shoulder buttons, wot.

 

Thanks borbor, but i'm good!

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Few things from the past week:

 

 

Actually this one's a couple weeks old.

 

 

 

 

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Found some interesting stuff.  Could I get an authenticity check on this Gucci suit?  Also, how would I determine whether it's Tom Ford era (and if not, what is it?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zegna tags = authentic (and sexy AF). I always wondered whether the "jacket" tag meant it was definitely an SC. Thanks for clearing that up!

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nvm
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ChetB this ones for you...pre Knoll,Gavina made in Italy.

 

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Nashville buds, in town for a couple days over the holidays. Would love any recommendations on areas/locations to hit.

Thanks!
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Nashville buds, in town for a couple days over the holidays. Would love any recommendations on areas/locations to hit.

Thanks!

Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
Crema Coffee
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Thanks! Did you happen to see the coat in the link? My call is that it doesn't succumb to the worst of the issues that usually plague darker gray odd jackets. But I'll acknowledge that it's something on which people can disagree.

And I know it's your (great) tumblr. I was just having a bit of fun.

I did.

Agree to disagree on the jacket.

Appreciate the compliment on my Tumblr.
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Saint Andrews Navy Herringbone suit jacket... Looked everywhere for the pants. Cop for $20? Size 42R. Exc condish.

I'm not familiar with St. Andrews, but I know they're good.

St. Andrews (branded St. Andrews, as opposed to St. Andrews for RLPL, where RLPL is the selling point) is extremely high quality but doesn't command the price it should -- sort of like Oxxford except that it doesn't have a weird gorge that would explain it.
Every once in a while you get lucky, but even on non orphans you have to be careful.

If the herringbone is more of a worsted texture -- flat pile -- then it's an orphan and at that price I'd leave it. If it's closer to a tweed or shetland texture, then you may have a separate on your hands. In that case, I'd probably buy it but that's really only on principle to avoid a separate of that quality from going to the Great Ragmaker in the Sky. From an ROI perspective, it's a dicegame, even on a separate.
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post
 

ChetB this ones for you...pre Knoll,Gavina made in Italy.

 

 

Dude you're killing me. :drool: So jealous.

 

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Nashville buds, in town for a couple days over the holidays. Would love any recommendations on areas/locations to hit.

Thanks!

If you want to grab coffee or some such feel free to hit me up.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I did.

Agree to disagree on the jacket.

Appreciate the compliment on my Tumblr.
St. Andrews (branded St. Andrews, as opposed to St. Andrews for RLPL, where RLPL is the selling point) is extremely high quality but doesn't command the price it should -- sort of like Oxxford except that it doesn't have a weird gorge that would explain it.
Every once in a while you get lucky, but even on non orphans you have to be careful.

If the herringbone is more of a worsted texture -- flat pile -- then it's an orphan and at that price I'd leave it. If it's closer to a tweed or shetland texture, then you may have a separate on your hands. In that case, I'd probably buy it but that's really only on principle to avoid a separate of that quality from going to the Great Ragmaker in the Sky. From an ROI perspective, it's a dicegame, even on a separate.

All that info is useful but with St. Andrews, you can just look at the tag, blazers have the internal fabric composition, usually cupro listed, whereas Suit Jackets, will have a line for the jacket lining which again, is usually cupro, and then under it will have a line stating the pants lining, which is always cotton. Saves some time, but good advice on not picking up either way, I used to pick it up because of RLPL but it has zero secondary market value despite quality. It's like Chester Barrie to a certain extent except CB will sell, just not for what it should or what its worth....and I will also never pass on a CB piece regardless, unless if its an orphan obviously.

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Originally Posted by DanM View Post
 

Found some interesting stuff.  Could I get an authenticity check on this Gucci suit?  Also, how would I determine whether it's Tom Ford era (and if not, what is it?)

 

 

 

 

 

What you have there my friend is a dope 100% authentic Gucci suit (even though the tag says Jacket weirdly, but the pants obviously go...whatever regardless..)

Zegna has been manufacturing for Gucci forever, they have also done/do Rive Gauche, Tom Ford, Gianni Versace, and others..

 

What you don't have, although details may dictate otherwise, is a Tom Ford piece. Zegna started using those plasticy type tags post 2004, Ford left in 2004. If it has that tag, it ain't his.

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Originally Posted by LetsGetWeird View Post
 

Zegna tags = authentic (and sexy AF). I always wondered whether the "jacket" tag meant it was definitely an SC. Thanks for clearing that up!

If the Zegna tag says Jacket, it's an SC 100% of the time. This must have been a factory error when printing, I've never seen this error before and the amount of Zegna tags I've looked at is absurd.

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Not clothes, but look at this remarkable pair of Rosemeade salt and pepper shakers. The only flaw is a tiny chip under the hoof of the bull. True thrift pricing, because...it's just little cheapo salt shakers, right?

 

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

If the Zegna tag says Jacket, it's an SC 100% of the time. This must have been a factory error when printing, I've never seen this error before and the amount of Zegna tags I've looked at is absurd.

Unless the jacket and the pants were sold separately as separates….
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