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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....21&rd=1
post #2 of 11
Nope, it's a beautiful sportcoat.
post #3 of 11
It looks like a sport coat (odd jacket) to me. How do we all feel about German Ebayers? Should we be wary of the reverse halo effect from folks like Brandmaniac?
post #4 of 11
I know that this seller, "Stilmacher", used to sell under a different name ("Lauenborg" or something like that). He had impeccable feedback under the prior name and has been selling on EBay for at least four years. He sold the same upscale goods under the prior name. But I have never bought anything from him (lost two auctions).
post #5 of 11
What a "reverse halo effect"? B
post #6 of 11
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For a 44R, this coat seemed to have a brief shoulder-to-shoulder measure (18.5"). I wrote to the seller; he replied nearly immediately, saying the coat is nearer to 19" for this measure. My shoulder-to-shoulder measure is 20". Would this coat fit?
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What a "reverse halo effect"? B
"Halo effect" in this case would mean that a company's brand and reputation would overshadow shortcomings in their products or services. Or, that consumers would perceive them as something they are not, simply by the firm's brand strength. It would be like Prada being perceived as "well made," for example. "Reverse halo effect" I guess I just made up, which would be the opposite--a brand's bad reputation clouding something good it makes or provides. In this case, Brandmaniac's unethical business practices casting a shadow on Ebayers from that region who sell like product.
post #8 of 11
I would love to get this coat but 2 problems: 1. Surgent cuffs - meaning I need to take shoulders apart for alteration that I do not like to do. 2. Jacket length - 33 inches are too long for me. I like 31" at most. Other than that .. this coat looks so pretty. Just look at those lapels.. ahhhhhh ...
post #9 of 11
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For a 44R, this coat seemed to have a brief shoulder-to-shoulder measure (18.5").  I wrote to the seller; he replied nearly immediately, saying the coat is nearer to 19" for this measure. My shoulder-to-shoulder measure is 20".  Would this coat fit?
Is he measuring the top of the shoulders or middle of the shoulder seams?
post #10 of 11
I would guess that his shoulder measurements are off. On a gamble, I bought a suit from him listed the shoulder at a 17.75 or something. Turned out fitting fine.
post #11 of 11
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Nope, it's a beautiful sportcoat.
Agreed. Material is not the type Kiton would generally make a suit would. Unconventional and more textured material like this are much more often used for odd jackets.
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