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post #28621 of 51088
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

 

What now?  Your original post said you checked ebay for resale and decided not to buy it.   You have never sold on ebay but are buying at thrift stores and checking prices for resale value? 

If I see something that is really valuable but doesn't fit I will buy it. When I get enough stuff I plan to send to Spoo for consign

 

Sorry, hope that makes sense. The more I think about it, you are right it was a mistake to pass on that. Anything that routinely sells for $100 + is worth the investment for sub 20 even if it is consigned


Edited by Spruce Moose - 2/3/16 at 10:42am
post #28622 of 51088

Thrift fit.

 

Jumbo coffee table (Repurposed kitchen table with legs shortened) - yard sale

Fire screen. Thrifted

Chairs, thrifted

Fire Tools, thrifted

Andirons, thrifted

Tin Candle holders, thrifted

VTG Wedgewood china set, thrifted

Milk Glass S/P, thrifted

Food, leftovers.

 

post #28623 of 51088
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

Picked this DB up yesterday, not bragging worthy at all. Just a vintage high street brand, but it's warm and fits well, no?

Sorry man, but this is like 2 sizes too small. It looks like you're going to bust out of it.
post #28624 of 51088
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

Picked this DB up yesterday, not bragging worthy at all. Just a vintage high street brand, but it's warm and fits well, no?

Excellent fit, especially around the chest and waist. Looks like the arms are a bit short, but you can probs let them out.

post #28625 of 51088
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Sorry man, but this is like 2 sizes too small. It looks like you're going to bust out of it.

What are you talking about, eazy? This is 38, and i am size 38. wink.gif Fits very well i think.
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

Excellent fit, especially around the chest and waist. Looks like the arms are a bit short, but you can probs let them out.

Thanks, squire! There's some material there I'm sure of it smile.gif
post #28626 of 51088
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

Picked this DB up yesterday, not bragging worthy at all. Just a vintage high street brand, but it's warm and fits well, no?

Sorry man, but this is like 2 sizes too small. It looks like you're going to bust out of it.

What makes you say that? There's hardly any pulling at all on the button, and there's almost always some on DBs. Chest looks okay, no bowing. Shoulders look fine. Again, the arms are short, and maybe the length is a bit short, but I can see that working on a young guy in decent shape. Were it me, I'd get the sleeves lengthened, though.

post #28627 of 51088
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

What are you talking about, eazy? This is 38, and i am size 38. wink.gif Fits very well i think.
Thanks, squire! There's some material there I'm sure of it smile.gif

It's definitely too short, both in terms of jacket length and sleeve length. From here it looks like a straight jacket. I mean, can you move comfortably in it?

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

What makes you say that? There's hardly any pulling at all on the button, and there's almost always some on DBs. Chest looks okay, no bowing. Shoulders look fine. Again, the arms are short, and maybe the length is a bit short, but I can see that working on a young guy in decent shape. Were it me, I'd get the sleeves lengthened, though.

Yea, but it's a static robo-pose. The pic makes it look lie he couldn't even sit down in that thing. Maybe it's just my personal preference of moving away from overly slim garments in the last year or so. IDK.

Purplelabel, if you like it and feel comfortable in it, work it. I'm just going by a picture on the internet. nod[1].gif

Edit: On second thought, I think it's just the length that's throwing the proportions off.
post #28628 of 51088
Hard to see from the angle, but it looks like the shoulders are too small. Looks like PL's deltoids are sticking out way beyond the end of the shoulder pads.
post #28629 of 51088
Just for shits and grins, here's one I posted last year. Everything is a little bit longer and looser. Again, that's just personal preference, though I can attest that this coat is very comfortable and easy to wear.
post #28630 of 51088
The sleeves are a bit shorter defiantly. I'm going to get my new Paul Smith trousers hemmed in this weekend, so I'll take the jacket in to get lengthened.

I can move comfortably in it and it hugs the body the way it should. Here's a shitty pic of the back, it's not perfect, but it has a nice curve.



It's not bad for a old blazer.

Edit: that looks awesome, eazy. Very nice!
post #28631 of 51088
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

 

Hickey Freeman Flip talk


  

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I don't know what it was priced at, but I have good luck with Hickey Freeman.  You won't get rich.  But, I have sold HF suits if they are in excellent condition for between $100-200 (and sometimes more).  But, I have been able to buy them for $10-15 OR LESS.   The suits sell for $1650 new (retail).  The sold listings are pretty good.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=hickey+freeman+suit&_sop=3

 

I'm not saying they are Kiton or Zegna, but if you buy them right, you can make decent money on them.

Maybe I'm not doing it right, but I wouldn't say HF flies off the rack even at very reasonably prices, even for their higher end production (<150). I've waited for at least three weeks on average to move at BIN/BO. Maybe that's just the game to play with suits in general...

post #28632 of 51088
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

 

 

Edit: definitely coming from someone envious that you can feel confident in DB's

post #28633 of 51088
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Just for shits and grins, here's one I posted last year. Everything is a little bit longer and looser. Again, that's just personal preference, though I can attest that this coat is very comfortable and easy to wear.

That look is a good throwback to the "golden age of hollywood" look of the 30's and 40's. You pull it off well.
post #28634 of 51088

Any Levi's peeps out there? Is this LVC?

 

 

 

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post #28635 of 51088
Lvc yes. Sunset shirt.
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