wow, that was unnecessary. Â i'm not so concerned about capitalization on forums or in instant messages--this isn't my senior thesis. Â do you never make typos?? Â i was just in barney's recently and saw kiton suits breaking the 5k mark, so that's not a number i made up. Â if you find your stuff on ebay or on sale, that's cool and that's another discussion. Â i was simply wondering why someone who has the ability and desire to spend so much on a suit wouldn't opt for the bespoke. Â i would think that would be a valid question in a place like this, tom.
Ebay is definitely a skill. Many are very hesitant to use it, because they are not comfortable in buying something sight-unseen, sending money to the seller before receiving the item, and hoping it doesn't get lost in the mail. You really need to take a month or two, check ebay frequently and make note of the good sellers, make note of which items are frequently faked, and learn how to use all the features. Once you do all of those things, it can be a great experience, and you can get some amazing deals. I've bought (and sold) many things on ebay, and my only bad experiences have been getting charged extra for shipping, having a few non-paying buyers, and having a shirt take 3 weeks for delivery. To me, that's worth it in order to get some excellent deals. Two tips: Make sure to ask for extra measurments if they aren't provided. Many sellers, for example, just list neck and sleeve sizes for shirts. I always email and ask for chest size, and total length. Also, it helps to shop around at stores where you can't afford the items at full retail, and make a mental note of what items you really like. Chances are, you will be able to find some of those items on ebay after the season is over, and you'll already know what they look like in person. Also, it's great to know the fit of certain designers, and if they tend to run large/small.