I know that nice suit jackets have canvas under their lining, but this strange thing which I just got seems to have the lining hanging out... it's a name designer jacket, but surely this can't be done on purpose?
No that can't be on purpose. Looks like something got ripped or came undone.
OTOH it shouldn't take a master tailor to fix it. Just a bit of sewing.
With buying used shoes, espeically vintage it is always a gamble. You never know how they were cared for over time. A resole is easy, but it is likely going to cost more than the shoe. My advice to you is buy them if you like them and get a good deal, but condiiton them, polish them and wear them a while to see how the uppers are holding up. If the uppers are holding up nicely then get a resole and they will feel brand new.
Recently came across this Hickey Freeman suit. It's from 2009, but is only $60 shipped. I am kind of like the suit but am unsure of the colored stripes on the suit. What do all of you think? Should I buy it, or pass? Thanks for the help!
Why does it look like it has spots all over it? The stripes look like they could be cool to play around with. Those colors are inviting to purple or rust accents. However, if you're looking tor a staple suit I say pass.
Also, have you tried it on? If not, do you know your measurements and are confident that it will fit? At $60 it's not that big of a decision, but if you're buying a $60 suit to pour $150 of alterations into it I say pass. You seem too unsure to me.