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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
- 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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I found navy Polo suit very similar, with the same quality features. Mine was from the mid-90s or so. Crazy thing was it still had the tag in the pocket, and MSRP was under $1000.
I think Berluti has made Stefanobi shoes before. You made a good purchase, though. I don't think Stefanobi has low end models.