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Love it! Good fit and the shades are a great touch!
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post

Anyone know how to tell if a Prada jacket is real or not? I found this a while back at a thrift store and if its real I would like to try and sell it.
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Post a pic of the fabric content tag. Should be easy to tell from that. Also, hardware can be a dead giveaway. Are the zippers generic and cheap feeling, or something nice like Riri or YKK?
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I'm no expert but it looks pretty real, what size is it?

Very cool. Its a size medium. It fits me pretty well.
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Post a pic of the fabric content tag. Should be easy to tell from that. Also, hardware can be a dead giveaway. Are the zippers generic and cheap feeling, or something nice like Riri or YKK?

Ill get a picture of the tags and more details tomorrow. The zippers feel pretty nice. They all say Prada on them as well.


Any idea what something like this is worth if it is real?
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Here are some photos of the tags. I feel like it will come up fake but its better to know.

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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post

Any idea what something like this is worth if it is real?

I know little on resale value on clothes, but I do know a red label jacket like that would cost north of $800 full retail. At a pinch, an outlet Prada store or Off Fifth may have had that jacket sitting on their racks for around $400. Either way, it is a good find and you probably will clear $100 comfortably.

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FROM TAG PHOTOS, IT IS AUTHENTIC smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I know little on resale value on clothes, but I do know a red label jacket like that would cost north of $800 full retail. At a pinch, an outlet Prada store or Off Fifth may have had that jacket sitting on their racks for around $400. Either way, it is a good find and you probably will clear $100 comfortably.
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FROM TAG PHOTOS, IT IS AUTHENTIC smile.gif

How exactly can you tell?

Its funny because on one hand its pretty cool that may be able to get $100 for something that cost so little, but I tend to find cameras for less than $10 that Im able to resell for $100 so its not as crazy. I guess this is the only time I have ever really made a decent profit from clothing.

I only wish the color was a little nicer and I would probably think about keeping it.

I remember when I originally posted this jacket I also posted a photo of a Zegna sweater that was too big and someone made fun of it because it looked like a cosby sweater and I ended up selling it to a consignment store today for $40.
Edited by potemkin_city_limits - 11/12/11 at 6:21pm
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How exactly can you tell?
Its funny because on one hand its pretty cool that may be able to get $100 for something that cost so little, but I tend to find cameras for less than $10 that Im able to resell for $100 so its not as crazy. I guess this is the only time I have ever really made a decent profit from clothing.
I only wish the color was a little nicer and I would probably think about keeping it.
Funny I remember when I originally posted this jacket I also posted a photo of a Zegna sweater that was too big and someone made fun of it because it looked like a cosby sweater and I ended up selling it to a consignment store today for $40.

The tags, stitching, product tag font and material, its all 100% real. No question.
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If anyone is in Portland, OR, the William Temple House had quite a few Ermenegildo Zegna and other Italian dress shirts in sizes 16.5 and 17 this afternoon. Many had sweat stains around the neck or other wear, but some were in nice condition.
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post

How exactly can you tell?
Its funny because on one hand its pretty cool that may be able to get $100 for something that cost so little, but I tend to find cameras for less than $10 that Im able to resell for $100 so its not as crazy. I guess this is the only time I have ever really made a decent profit from clothing.
I only wish the color was a little nicer and I would probably think about keeping it.
I remember when I originally posted this jacket I also posted a photo of a Zegna sweater that was too big and someone made fun of it because it looked like a cosby sweater and I ended up selling it to a consignment store today for $40.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

The tags, stitching, product tag font and material, its all 100% real. No question.

this man knows. he's like the forum encyclopedia.
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Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 3:53pm
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If you post the Union label on www.thefedoralounge.com, I'm sure someone will be able to give you the age range.

Thanks for the tip. The Union label puts the make date sometime between 1949 and 1962.
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I went back for those four cashmere Oxxford sport coats I passed on the other day. I took a co-worker/thrifting buddy with me. All of the jackets were still there, and the two best-looking jackets fit my co-worker, so he ended up getting those. I bought one of the red sport coats that was apparently never worn. Who knows if it will sell, but I'm only out a few bucks if it doesn't.
I kind of regret not saving the glen plaid and houndstooth jackets for my dad, whom they would have fit. Hopefully my co-worker will return the favor when he finds something cool in my size.

Awesome. I like the pattern on the second jacket. Glad they found a good home. That red one doesn't look all that bad, actually. Judging by the brochure and the pattern of the first coat, they are likely from the early to mid 80's
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Here are some photos of the tags. I feel like it will come up fake but its better to know.
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+1 on everyone else's comments, it is definitely real. I've sold a simple sweater for $80 and button-up shirts for $40-$60 so I'd think at least $100-$150.
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

I was at a large mom n pop thrift store and a guy walked up and took this off and hung it back up. I snapped it up. It's a light brown wool herringbone db overcoat with some men's store label but no other identifying brands. Me no care.
Can you dig my lapels?
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Oh yeah. The Ray-Ban 4026 "Shots" were $7 from another store close by.

You like you came out of an ad. Fits like MTM
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post

How exactly can you tell?

This
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

The tags, stitching, product tag font and material, its all 100% real. No question.
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

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Dang, is it just me or is the pattern on that first sport coat super cool? That pattern is amazing.
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Edited by ChetB - 11/20/11 at 3:56pm
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