I liked the shot of the singer wearing it - it's nice to see if there's another connection or some reference around an item. Nothing quite like the shot of Vox wearing a similar RLPL jacket to one Mainy found, but still... Also, RLPL is always good to see - if that shirt was 1/2 inch larger in the neck, I would be PMing you right now! I suspect there's several guys on here who are interested in size 17 RLPL though.
Anyway, I picked this up today - the only thing I picked up in two stores, and it's a keeper for myself. I normally wouldn't post a photo of this, but given the recent Brooks Brothers discussion (and those NWT's that I didn't pick up) I wanted to make a point: this is the kind of thing that's very nice, made well (albeit in HK, but it's of Italian wool) and extremely recent - no more than a couple of years old - and yet is often difficult to sell. In this case, I suspect if I posted this particular sweater to Ebay it would actually sell, likely for $15-20 (shipping included) - minus fees, I'd probably get $12-17 for it and spend about $5-6 bucks shipping it, meaning I'd have $6-$12 left over. Keep in mind that's a best case - this item is somewhat more desirable than most, being half zip and lambswool. In cashmere, such a sweater would be a grail for me; in cotton I pass them by regularly (though I happen to be wearing one today myself!)
Bottom line: often such sweaters are priced $6.99-9.99 around here, so normally I would be looking at BARELY eking out a profit, if not taking a loss, on such an item. Thus, if I pick something like that up, it's for one of three reasons: a) I'll wear it myself, b) someone I know will want it (but this is rare for BB) or c) it's an unusual item that might sell well, like a recent mainline Fun Shirt button-down. That's one reason if you're looking for something, speak up - you never know what someone has or might run across!
As far as the cost of this sweater: the original Brooks Brothers retail was approximately $148, with the usual sales available, so if I were to purchase such a sweater new I'd probably pay something just over a hundred bucks for it. My price today on discount day: $1.59 out the door and into my sweater drawer (after cleaning).
I got a Brooks Brothers crewneck sweater at thrift shop for around $5 or so. It's 92% Merino Wool and 8% cashmere. I was thinking of selling it on ebay and I figured I couldn't get much for it. It seemed like something that could sell for $15-20. I'm very careful though. I want to make sure their aren't any holes or anything. I want make sure what I'm buying is in good condition.