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This suit is very nice, but I think the bidding has gotten a bit out of hand.  Unfortunately, this seems to be a pattern.  Many men who wear 40R + few good offerings on eBay = no steals.  
post #2 of 19
Back off my 40Rs, or I will put the smack... down. On the other hand, being a nearly perfect 40R means that sample sales are usually goldmines.
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If you have seen photographs of Ralph Lauren perhaps standing along side of his $10,000,000. Bugatti automobile you may have noticed how impeccably dressed he was this is no coincidence he has always commissioned the finest tailors in the world to make his clothing from his own designs.
That seller was writing a novel with all that copy. Yeesh. Is the Bugatti he was referring to a Bugatti Royalle? At any rate, I wish I was a 40R. Try finding stuff in 48L. Even in stores I face a smaller selection than my shorter and less bulkier peers.
post #4 of 19
That auction is out of hand, considering I bought a RLPL suit NWT for $580 a few months ago. True mine wasn't cashmere, but it had 1% cashmere in it.
post #5 of 19
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Wow.  Bidding is at $641 with more than three hours to go.  
post #6 of 19
absurd
post #7 of 19
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This suit is very nice, but I think the bidding has gotten a bit out of hand.  Unfortunately, this seems to be a pattern.  Many men who wear 40R + few good offerings on eBay = no steals.  
At least you've got some offerings; try being a 38S, bucko. I have no sympathy for you.  
post #8 of 19
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At least you've got some offerings; try being a 38S, bucko. I have no sympathy for you.  
i was going to say - i'm a 40s and it's 10 times harder to find things than a 40r.
post #9 of 19
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That seller was writing a novel with all that copy. Yeesh. Is the Bugatti he was referring to a Bugatti Royalle?
He has many, including a Type 59, #59122: The one they are refering to is his Type 57 Atlantic Coupe one of three built: Parts of his collection will be exhibited at MFA in Boston in 2005: http://www.mfa.org/_archiv....ase.pdf Of much greater interest to me, he also owns Ferraris. Among others: 1954 375 Plus s/n 0398 TF 1957 250 TR s/n 0734 TR 1960 250 SWB California s/n 2167 GT 1961 250 TRI/61 s/n 0792TR 1962 250 GTO s/n 3987 GT 1965 365 P2/3 s/n 0826 1973 365 GTS/4 NART s/n 17063 The last car he bought was an Alfa Romeo 8C, for over $10mm
post #10 of 19
Ya'll are a tough crowd... Even if it goes for $700, that's still 1/3rd of retail. Not the best deal on ebay, but still a good deal. It's going this high because of the fabric - it is very unique.
post #11 of 19
I'm also a 40R (average). When I was on eBay in 1999 and 2000 I could get brand new Kiton and Brioni suits in 40R for US$300. Now everyone seems to have cottoned on and unfortuntaely 40R is one of the most popular sizes. Bargains are few and far between nowadays. I blame boards like this.  
post #12 of 19
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At least you've got some offerings; try being a 38S, bucko. I have no sympathy for you.  
"Düde, you need to pump some iohln." -the big Arnold looking guy in Weekend at Bernie's So, I am not alone in thinking that a 40 chest 32 waist seems to be the most common size of the style conscious 20s-30s male. Those are always the racks in the discount stores that seem to be cleared out of anything good before I get there. I wondered if it was just me or Seattle, land of the scrawny level-5 vegan. (Who doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow.)
post #13 of 19
"I wondered if it was just me or Seattle, land of the scrawny level-5 vegan. (Who doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow.)" What if we're talking tall grasses, or tree bark, that's still on the tree...?
post #14 of 19
Not to sound totally crass... but this nugget came from an old co-worker, a twenty-something Jewish girl from the UES, responding to a Vegan argument offered by our Assistant Principal: "How can you eat anything with a face?  I would feel terrible knowing what I had just done,"stated the AP. "Sucks to be your wife," stated co-worker.  (My mouth dropped to the floor, followed by laughter in the rec-room).
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"I wondered if it was just me or Seattle, land of the scrawny level-5 vegan. (Who doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow.)" What if we're talking tall grasses, or tree bark, that's still on the tree...?
If tree bark casts a shadow in the forest, and no level five vegan is there to cry over it, does it still deserve a hug? NCT: hilarious.
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