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post #37561 of 102762
As in the "type-of-item-I'm-always-looking-for-and-never-find" category, I spotted in one of our better vintage stores a men's fedora with the full "Lock & Co." logo inside. It was just with many American-made hats and priced similarly - $20. I haven't purchased it yet so - no photo. But I can say it is a fairly simple fedora - doesn't seem as complexly made as my Borsalino fedora, for example - with a dark gray, lightweight-velour fabric, and minimal brim. Reminds me of late '60s - '70s, maybe? Fairly thin black band. Looks totally authentic, anyway - just like the florid branding I always see with Lock hats, with the Jermyn Street addess and curlicues. Actually, are they on both St. James's and Jermyn? As I sometimes do, I'm so stunned to see something I actually pointed out to the owner how low the price is for a hat from such an illustrious establishment.

Now, a few questions: Condition seems excellent, without my studying every detail (yet). There was a (cardboard?) label inside the interior rim that had numbers, including a "4/81"; could that be the date of manufacture? Second - hat had "57" size as well as "7." Normally I wear at least a 7 1/8, and used to have a Borsalino flat cap labeled 57 that was plenty roomy. Is the "7" a mislabel and it's larger? I'm wondering if the hat was made to be sold in the U.S. The lady showed me several other hats that came from the same house - they were American and at least one had a local store name in it. I certainly wouldn't call the hat "roomy" but I think it probably fits well enough.

Since the hat has such a shallow brim, not exactly "classic" though a lot like the hats many young guys seem to be buying today, if I get it I might wear it as sort of a funky thing - not as a "serious" fedora (sort of like a baseball cap). Can't say yet. Maybe some of you guys are in the UK and see these hats a lot but for me, in my Midwestern cityl, its a very special thing to come across one fo these. Anyway, the usual big question: what do think of the price? Isn't this a steal? Thanks!happy.gif
Edited by Lafont - 6/4/12 at 7:03am
post #37562 of 102762
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Awesome finds as of late guys!
If anyone needs a proxy for some of the finest Sean John, Stafford, and Nautica goods, please let me know. Omaha is peppered with such treasures.
K - back to my lurking.
Steve

+1,000,000

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I'll throw in VanHeusen and Croft and Barrow in there too.

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post #37563 of 102762
I got chaps and haggar covered out here
post #37564 of 102762
Bullock and Jones Navy Summerweight suit. Available. Tagged 42R, but fits more like a 42L. Split vented, 2 button,Made in Italy. 98% cotton; 2% elasten. Has a nice euro cut.
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Measuremnts: 22" pit to pit (layed flat) 31.5 length bottom of collar to end of coat 25" sleeve length (shoulder seam to end of sleeve) 19.5" shoulder 35" pants waist (you have 1.5 more to let out.) 29" pants inseam, crotch to end of cuff; (you have 1 to 1.5" more to let out). I seriously thought about keeping this suit, but I would have to shorten it, which I understand is an expensive alteration with mixed results.
post #37565 of 102762
Shit, I guess I can provide all the arrow shirts one could ever need too.
post #37566 of 102762
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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

Samuelsohn Sport coats
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Made in 2004 - 50% silk, 50% linen
Double vented
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100% Silk, with the more recent Samuelsohn tag
Double vented, tagged 45R
467
sorry for crappy Iphone pics.

 

These are awesome. Wish they were my size. Probably better that they're not lol8[1].gif

 

Went away for the weekend and had to go through like 6 pages of stuff.

post #37567 of 102762
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

PSA:  Mainy just listed a ton of my backlogged items.

And by a ton, I mean like 100 items, mostly at 99 cent auctions, or reasonably BINs

Damn DM7, those Bastian pants should be gone quick.
post #37568 of 102762
I'd say hat looks a lot like this current Lock offering:

http://www.lockhatters.co.uk/Chester-details.aspx
post #37569 of 102762
Wording on hat probably says "St. James's Street." I was thinking Jermyn because I know St. James's is near Jermyn and I was privileged in being able to walk around Jermyn in 2007.
post #37570 of 102762
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post

I'd say hat looks a lot like this current Lock offering:

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Go to her...

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post #37571 of 102762
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post

Wording on hat probably says "St. James's Street." I was thinking Jermyn because I know St. James's is near Jermyn and I was privileged in being able to walk around Jermyn in 2007.

 

Seriously, if you're obsessing about it this much, is $20 really that big a deal? Does what we say it's worth or what eBay listings show for resale value really matter if it's something you really want? 

post #37572 of 102762
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Shit, I guess I can provide all the arrow shirts one could ever need too.

i picked up a light blue gingahm cotton-polyester blend short sleeve for $5 frown.gif
post #37573 of 102762
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Awesome finds as of late guys!
If anyone needs a proxy for some of the finest Sean John, Stafford, and Nautica goods, please let me know. Omaha is peppered with such treasures.
K - back to my lurking.
Steve

+1,000,000

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I'll throw in VanHeusen and Croft and Barrow in there too.

shog[1].gif

 

 

I actually really really want a lighter color (light light gray / dark tan?) 36S suit if anyone comes across a cheap decent quality one. Any of the above mentioned brands would be fine if OK looking. Shoulders 17" or smaller. Have a beach wedding and dont really want to wear my solid dark gray or dark navy if I dont have to.

post #37574 of 102762
Brian. see if Uniqlo still offers their summer linen suits...

A hundred bucks, slim cut, and in your size. ( You can also just grab the coat if you've already got the matching pants biggrin.gif ) proxy it through Suddenlee or a couple dudes in SW&D B&S.
post #37575 of 102762
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Brian. see if Uniqlo still offers their summer linen suits...

A hundred bucks, slim cut, and in your size. ( You can also just grab the coat if you've already got the matching pants biggrin.gif ) proxy it through Suddenlee or a couple dudes in SW&D B&S.

 

Awesome idea!! Thanks fistbump.gif


Edited by Brianpore - 6/4/12 at 9:41am
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