Been kaput for the last couple of days, a quick refresher please on activity in the thread.
To those who took time to PM me, I will get back to you in a couple of hours.
Man, I have been busy this weekend, am bushed! Thrifted the morning of Saturday, picked up a fascinating Ralph Lauren Polo suit and a very interesting pair of shoes. For information purposes, give me the lowdown on these pieces.Ralph Lauren Polo Suit:
- Made in USA by Hickey Freeman
- Fully Canvassed
- Double Vented
- Pants tapered
- Horn Buttons
Question is, since when did Ralph Lauren Polo ever have a quality suit like this? It is way better than the Made in Italy stuff, the tailoring is up there with Hickey Freeman's best line and not far off Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I would argue it is better than Ralph Lauren Black Label given the hand made features on the jacket.
Ignore the fact the suit is a 44L and a size too small (yanking at the button), pictures are to show the shape of suit, in particular the lapels. Date wise? Last 10 years perhaps? I did not know Ralph Lauren got Hickey Freeman to make their suits.Stefanobi Loafers
- Lightly used
- Appears mostly handmade
- Goodyear welted
- High quality, perhaps between John Lobbs and Ferragamo in terms of quality.
- Size and info of shoe handwritten inside shoe (Bespoke?)
- Google search gives limited information, appears to retail up to $1.5K on some models.
Never heard of this brand, information please. I spend $39.99 on them, I took a gamble. Condition was the major factor in selecting, and I know a good well made pair of shoes when I see them regardless of brand. These appear close to, but perhaps not quite equal to a good pair of Lobbs. I would say quality wise, at least as good as Louis Vuitton. I heard that Sefanobi used to make shoes for Borrelli Napoli.