Also, a surprise for someone who's hooked it up or just been generally a good contributor later tonight or tomorrow in the AM. Someone won't be disappointed, trust.
The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 2570
Styleforum Top Picks
Guy has got to go with Spoo. Spoo offered pretty damn well, $85 + $40 = $125. Even if it did not fit Spoo, his magic wand of auctioning will guarantee $250+ for that jacket. To another seller on eBay, that jacket would be worth squat, at best $130 - $150. I reckon it works out win win both ways.
Thank you both for your kind words
This, and only this.
I think I am a good contributor.
However, that is definitely not made by LP.
Also passed on a Lubiam orphaned navy jacket in the same size. Too dated.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Assistance please ....
It's not fake. And if it was an instant tell, why couldn't he tell from the pictures?
I had a bad feeling about this one from the beginning. Here's the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120918645814&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123
Sure looks like you said no refunds but it's more than likely a good idea to take the other poster's advice and block the guy. For 90 bucks it looked like a decent deal.
Take the refund...if you dont ebay will favor with them and tell them to "destroy the item" as they do not want a "fake" item returned/resold. You've all read about the "fake" guitar, right?
I'm going to JAB today to pick up enough black OCBD dress shirts in my size to wear to work (stupid dress code!) without having to wash my inventory every 4 days. They're advertising them on the radio for $25/per.
I'm always looking out for black shirts in your size, but never seem to find any
I never open the front jacket pockets. What's the point? Now if you find basting on the vent, or the (2 or 4) thread stitching on the end of the sleeve that is there to hold on the tag, that is when I consider the item NWOT and only then will I say NWOT. Who wears a jacket without taking the basting out of the vent or removing the random thread from the cuff?
Nice find. Likely an orphan, though. See if you can find the trousers in the ladies section. Should be easy to spot in that pattern, and with "Paul Smith" on the waistband.
A few things to know about Paul Smith: First, generally considered a "fashion" house, though I think the Mainline suits (just say "Paul Smith", not "London") get some respect around here. Same with their Japan stuff, I think. Half canvas at best (and that's Mainline), iirc. "PS" is their bottom rung diffusion line.
Also, different suit models have different cuts. All are, in my experience, slimmer than normal. But Westbourne and Byard are particularly slim, iirc. I found a nice 42R Westbourne navy pinstripe once -- actually the only pair of trousers I've ever reunited with a jacket at a Goodwill. But alas, I looked like Chris Farley from Tommy Boy in it.
+1 Paul Smith mainline does not say "London", as that is the more fashion line PS is the lowest line. I have found most anything from Paul Smith flips on ebay well though!
PS - We need a thumbs down smiley face...who do I talk to about that
In the photos it appears to be real. I cannot see anything that would convince me that it is fake. I have had a lot of Coach leather, and it all looks like the real stuff to me; Hardware, color, pockets. . . Looks pretty nice for $100.
Edited by mjt73106 - 6/12/12 at 8:22pm
I put business cards and Field Notes in my pockets. Always cut the basting. I would imagine 50% of the jackets I get are uncut (and they are all used except for the 346 business travel warhorses I bought new on deep discount sale...and they have been super, BTW, can't give them higher ratings for value in the staple dept)
so how do I determine who made it? No maker tag, not even one removed (no telltale stitch holes). I was hoping someone in our gang here had the esoteric wisdom/thrifting eyes for this.