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I just looked in a Zegna Couture suit i picked up thrifting in London.. it belonged to Stephen Alden
Could it be the same guy as this:
As Chief Executive of The Maybourne Hotel Group, Stephen Alden is responsible for stewardship of three of London’s most iconic hotels, Claridges, The Connaught, and The Berkeley, overseeing owner Quinlan Private’s investment in its luxury hotels. Now, the company is also looking to expand beyond the UK, as Catherine Chetwynd finds out.
In any event, I got a bold blue and white striped GANT blazer, cotton and unstructured, size 50 (perfect fitting), functional cuffs, perfect condition: $22.
I also got a purplish (kind of interesting plum color, which seemed occassional but also kind of rock-and-roll) blazer from Crosby Hallen and Cobb. I know NOTHING about what this brand typically sold for (and if anyone has any input, let me know), but it felt much nicer constructed than anything else they were selling. Regardless, it was interesting and $20. It had a few white (don't want to know) blotches on it, that I think will come out.
So two blazers: $42 total. Not a super steal, but surprising (I thought the shop would have priced these higher, being trendy/hip/etc).
I passed on a pinstripe Theory suit for $40. The blazer fit ok, but the pants were hilarious. Whoever previously owned these things tailored them to super-flare at the bottom. Imagine a grey pinstripe suit, with pants that have a 16" knee and 24+" opening. I can only imagine what this guy looked like when (if) he wore this to work.
I wish I got more stuff up faster, it takes a ton of time (as you know). Bought 37 items on Saturday and got 27 of them listed already. Need to take the photos, edit the photos, take the measurements, upload the photos and then post everything. The new forum being a lot slower since the update hasn't helped. I really enjoy doing it though and the few extra bucks don't hurt. I've only been thrifting for 2 or 3 months, and half the people don't leave feedback (and a bunch sells here on the forum) which is why its still pretty low. I've had eBay since 16? and just bought stuff here and there for the first 8 years lol. I just wish more people would make offers on things I have listed and I need a damn mannequin.
Here's a teaser for tomorrow :)
PS - Spoo, what is a realistic price for this Saint Andrews Spa Sportcoat I have? Don't usually deal with that high end of items. Can you PM if you get a sec. Thanks
Spoo, what is a realistic price for this Saint Andrews Spa Sportcoat I have? Don't usually deal with that high end of items. Can you PM if you get a sec. Thanks
Thats a really nice coat. I had a SA 100% cashmere SC last year in a gorgeous gun club. I think I sold it for $125ish.
Couple pairs of Allen Edmonds loafers - a nice pair of Woodstocks (11D) and a pair of Enfields (11D). Also found a pair of Church's driving mocs (10.5) and some black Polo tassel mocs (10.5D).
Also found a Joseph Abboud Plaid "American Soft" blazer (42S) that's still being sold for full price ($495) at Nordstrom. Finally, i swung by TJ Maxx. No Black Fleece or Golden Fleece, but got a really nice Polo madras tie for 10 bucks.
I'll probably keep the Enfields and the Church's and probably the Polo tie, but hit me up if you're interested in any of the other items.
Also, a question:
I found Corneliani DB, roughly a size 41/42. 85% wool, 15% cashmere. It had some pretty pronounced peak lapels and was ventless, so I passed. Is there any value here? The suit was 10 bucks.