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post #15121 of 109418
Found a pair of Hickey Freeman Shoes, Size 12 D. They are Pebble Grain Leather, handcrafted in Italy. Anybody have any idea of the quality and who makes them? And how much to ask for? Thanks!
post #15122 of 109418
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post
Today I found a Recent label Isaia, 100% Cashmere Sport Coat with working buttons. It isnt my size and I was wondering what you think I should ask for it? I tried to do some research but couldnt find much. It is very similar to this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Isaia-Napoli-Pur...item43a71092eb

What size is it?
post #15123 of 109418
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
Someone will have to explain the signifigance of working button holes. What makes them desirable? Even the ten dollar ones at Old Navy have them...and yet you do not see people on menswear blogs waving Old Navy arms around with the same fervor as their Brionis. Odd.

i've never seen anything that isn't very high quality with surgeon cuffs. ten dollar old navy suits? Since when do they even sell suits?

It's just a nice little thing to have, not very useful or anything but you can usually tell if something is worth checking out if it has working buttons. nice finishing touch.
post #15124 of 109418
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post
I find etro things to run a bit small or I'd have you running back for that and make it worth your while!
Howcome you left it behind? No flipable value? Not your size?

I tried it on and it was tight in chest and waist. As far as flipping, which it would
be eventually, thought $50 was on the high side to buy at thrift. I dont like
spending $50 to sell something for $55-70. I might've been wrong on
what it would bring. I did give a heads up to Nataku when I got home, he
might be down there tomorrow.
post #15125 of 109418
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
I found a similar HS&M gold trumpeter as well. Nice brown w/ blue deco. But Was a 42 or 44...didn't grab it b/c I don't flip...but damn it was nice. Tried it on anyway to see if by a miracle it was sized wrong. No bueno.

Yeah, it was pretty incredible but there was no mistake that it was sized correctly. It was pretty tent-like for my 38r frame.
post #15126 of 109418
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Originally Posted by Navi View Post

It's just a nice little thing to have, not very useful or anything but you can usually tell if something is worth checking out if it has working buttons. nice finishing touch.

Yeah, that's the impression I got from reading this thread, but whenever I don't feel like spending an hour looking through suit labels, and instead just go by the buttons, the only ones I pull out are always cheap sportcoats from Old Navy, Izod, Mossimo, etc. I mean I know the schmancy stuff must be sewn on the thighs of heavenly virgins and whatnot, but I wonder: if everybody wants it, and Target's house brand can do it by machine, why doesn't, say, Oxxford?

/n00bstatus.

Today: 1st Brioni tie. Pure heavenly wonder. Coming apart at the small end, must sew back together.
post #15127 of 109418
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
...: if everybody wants it, and Target's house brand can do it by machine, why doesn't, say, Oxxford?

/n00bstatus.


Tailored RTW is made to be, well, tailored to fit the wearer. You want to have the sleeves adjusted to fit, then working buttonholes cut. Something with working buttonholes from Old Navy isn't meant to be tailored.

My understanding is that if you buy an Oxxford you can have the sleeves adjusted at the store then sent to Oxxford to have buttonholes cut and sewn.
post #15128 of 109418
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post
and in english?

Havent thought that far ahead, really
post #15129 of 109418
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post
Today I found a Recent label Isaia, 100% Cashmere Sport Coat with working buttons. It isnt my size and I was wondering what you think I should ask for it? I tried to do some research but couldnt find much. It is very similar to this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Isaia-Napoli-Pur...item43a71092eb


I know that guy on Ebay, he's always priced too high. I sold him 2 Brioni blazers last year
and they were for sale for months. I would start in the lower $100's to get bids, but Im
guessing. Isaia's pretty hot, I have 2 shirts for sale right now there.
post #15130 of 109418
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Originally Posted by Kitontini View Post
What size is it?

46/56 R

Thanks for the help!
post #15131 of 109418
Snagged this J Crew tie through their factory website. Came out to only about $10 after 30% discount.

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_ca...~~~~/25185.jsp
post #15132 of 109418
Came across a fantastic pair of RLPL charcoal pinstriped pants with what appeared to be a dried, crusty sh!t stain inside.
I refrained from pics and purchase.
post #15133 of 109418
That is hilarious and disgusting.
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Three knitted silk ties, one Ralph Lauren Polo, two department store own-brand, in good condition, £1 each from a charity shop in a small market town near me last weekend.
post #15135 of 109418
Found a few Corneliani items today, all in great shape.

-Grey Suit - 46R
-Orphaned Black Suit Jacket - 46R
-Grey nailhead Jacket - 48R
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