Heard back from both parties involved, so I'm going to go ahead and tell that story for you guys. It might not compare with winning the Mega Millions, but I think the odds are pretty close!
Back in December, I saw a post from Shiny that he left a Brioni suit and Kiton pants for a larger guy at a thrift. Of course, being a larger guy, I immediately PM'd him asking if he'd mind picking them up. He was more than happy to take a look, but of course, the thrift gods being fickle, when he returned a few days later the suit was gone... but the Kiton pants were still there! Imagine that - Kiton pants just hanging out for awhile!
Shiny was kind enough to send me photos from the store and make sure I wanted them even with a couple of minor flaws (a bar tack on a pocket needed to be resewn, and the fly button flap needed reinforcing). He was then generous enough to send the pants along at cost+shipping+a small proxy fee.
I got the pants, they fit better than I'm comfortable acknowledging in public... and I put them on my "to mend" pile. Don't hate, you know you have one too!
Fast forward to early March... and I get a PM from toscano_adottato that he has a Kiton sport coat for a larger guy that he tried to sell, even listed it up on Ebay and didn't sell. He was kind enough to send the coat along in trade just in consideration of future finds... my jaw dropped, put it that way.
The coat arrived this past week; and as you've probably guessed... they match the pants! It's a reunited suit! Orphans found separately over a good period of time by two guys who both happened to be SF members who both happened to deal with me and the coat happened to not sell on Ebay? Pretty amazing in my book.
Some of you may remember a long time ago two guys reunited a RLPL suit they'd each thrifted part of locally... take that, throw in the Internet, and it's still happening!
It's a Kiton Super 150's suit - unvented with pleated pants, but you can't have it all - tagged Italian 66, which is about a US 52 (via a couple of conversion methods) fits huge on me (usually a US 48-50) - going to see what kind of magic the tailor can work. It was sold from Saks (with their label that looks like this: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2011/01/gyi0056905545.jpg ) so I gather it isn't super-recent, which would have the script label, but I had no idea Saks actually sold Kiton. I almost didn't believe it was really a match till I compared the size tags & the style of Kiton tag from the pants and jacket.
I really appreciate the kindness of both Shiny and toscano_adottato, and am trying to pay them both back in kind - I just mailed Toscano a NWOT recent Oxxford suit.
And because this story is useless without pics... here you go:
Wow what a great story