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post #38536 of 115906
Lookingr8, I'm pretty sure that is LP made but wait for one of the veterans to come through and confirm.

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.
post #38537 of 115906
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Yup, Spoo is the man

Thank you both for your kind words shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

Take the return and do the refund. eBay isn't going to side with you if the buyer is claiming the item is fake....ever.
If you're sure it is real...add that buyer to your blocked list and resell.

This, and only this.

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Originally Posted by hyakku View Post

Lookingr8, I'm pretty sure that is LP made but wait for one of the veterans to come through and confirm.
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.

I think I am a good contributor. colgate.gif

However, that is definitely not made by LP.
post #38538 of 115906
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Originally Posted by hyakku View Post

Lookingr8, I'm pretty sure that is LP made but wait for one of the veterans to come through and confirm.
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.

Dibs?

post #38539 of 115906
Hey Grendel, type faster next time. Gotcha by 22 seconds icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #38540 of 115906
A quick stop at lunch turned out quite well. Two fairly recent Zegna SC. Both 56 R and both in excellent condition (save a pressing). The first is a brown-tan 51% silk/49% cashmere. The second is 100% wool and a Roma cut gray/white/black minihoundstooth. Both are two button, double vented and available.

Also passed on a Lubiam orphaned navy jacket in the same size. Too dated.

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post #38541 of 115906
The bottom one is recent, the top one, maybe a decade old. Both nice though.
post #38542 of 115906

I can tell by teh pixels that the bottom one is from tax day, 2006.

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

The bottom one is recent, the top one, maybe a decade old. Both nice though.
post #38543 of 115906
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

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.
post #38544 of 115906
As long as the buyer doesn't take the liberty of sending an actually fake one back...
post #38545 of 115906
At least ask him to point out (in photographs) the troubling parts, with references to some sort of authenticity guide. I'm sure there are many online.
post #38546 of 115906
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post #38547 of 115906
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

As long as the buyer doesn't take the liberty of sending an actually fake one back...

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?

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

The only things I'll think about paying retail for are things I know I can't find on eBay or B&S, like my Oakstreet Bootmakers navy suede trail oxfords. Sometimes you just want a particular thing and have to bite the bullet. 
This.

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 angry.gif

 

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Originally Posted by madmacs View Post

Basted pockets does not equal an unworn coat... I dont think I have ever opened the pockets on a suit or sport coat... If I open them they'll just end up with stuff in them, which will ruin the hang of the coat...

I can't be the only one... right???

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?

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Another day, another sweet blazer not in my size.

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! fing02[1].gif

 

PS - We need a thumbs down smiley face...who do I talk to about that

post #38548 of 115906
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

At least ask him to point out (in photographs) the troubling parts, with references to some sort of authenticity guide. I'm sure there are many online.

+1

 

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
post #38549 of 115906
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post


I never open the front jacket pockets. What's the point?

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)

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

However, that is definitely not made by LP.

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.
post #38550 of 115906
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post

I put business cards and Field Notes in my pockets.


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These look cool, but I hope that guy's paying Wes Anderson some royalties or something... smile.gif
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