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post #53866 of 117842

Yeah, I guess that would make sense.  I just could never discern why some labels - that were otherwise identical - had the tiny MG and others did not, so I went with what seemed to be the most obvious, but apparently incorrect answer. 

 

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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

I suppose this is worth figuring out.  Given the size of and stitching around the label, wouldn't they both be from the same manufacturer regardless of the MG monogram?

 

Edit:  Thanks master Spoo.  Is that Ver Say See tie I posted above worth a damn?

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Weeeellllp 

 

I did exactly what I said I wouldn't and bought something not my size.... on the first time out, and probably made a mistake, because it was literally just a whim.  But that doesn't mean I won't post them and make an ass of myself.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Barker Brown Leather Brogues 8.5:

 

 

700

 

700

 

 

So,  how bad did I do?  Also they will most likely be available pending one friends thoughts on them.  

 

 

 

definitely not a mistake!

 

edit: woops i thought they were "barker black" which retail in the Crockett and Jones 600-700$ neighborhood, i assume these are an uncle :)


Edited by concealed - 11/14/12 at 9:56pm
post #53868 of 117842
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post


You could have done far worse. They won't flip for much, but the quality is okay--better than any mall brand.

Works fine for me, I wasn't looking for huge profit or something :)

 

If anyone on here wants them PM me, I can do the $10 I paid + shipping - if not I'll just ebay them for something similar :)

 

Thank you for the reply!  It's appreciated, I am so new to everything here! 

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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Came home empty handed today, but had some near misses: Pendleton navy blazer (a little too small), BB cotton sweater (didn't like the color) and a Loro Piana half zip pullover (not my size). Oh well.

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One of my earliest posts and mentioned that I left a Loro Piana Roadster pullover behind. shog[1].gif
Nataku set me straight though and I picked it up and traded to him for a great Brioni jacket.
post #53870 of 117842
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

Works fine for me, I wasn't looking for huge profit or something smile.gif

If anyone on here wants them PM me, I can do the $10 I paid + shipping - if not I'll just ebay them for something similar smile.gif

Thank you for the reply!  It's appreciated, I am so new to everything here! 

Anytime. Very generous of you, but be careful about posting prices in the thread as it's a touchy subject around these parts.
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Anytime. Very generous of you, but be careful about posting prices in the thread as it's a touchy subject around these parts.

Ooooo that I did not know.... noted for the future :)

 

Alright.. here's a ridiculous question.  Sizing on the Shoe shows 8.5, presumably a UK8.5, as they are made in England?  

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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

Works fine for me, I wasn't looking for huge profit or something smile.gif

If anyone on here wants them PM me, I can do the $10 I paid + shipping - if not I'll just ebay them for something similar smile.gif

Thank you for the reply!  It's appreciated, I am so new to everything here! 

Anytime. Very generous of you, but be careful about posting prices in the thread as it's a touchy subject around these parts.

I think he's trying to offer it at cost ($10) + shipping fing02[1].gif which has never been a problem here IMO. Only a problem when people try to use this thread as advertising to make a profit, hence you better not ask for $11

 

 

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Are you sure that's Martin Greenfield?  I was under the impression that MG didn't do all BBGF...only the ones where there's a small "MG" present on the label, as below:

His is 100% MG

Still trying to figure this one out....first though was MG but as Andro org said, no MG but only time I've ever seen this kind of label is for MG and it is a Loro Piana Storm System tailored for Neiman Marcus

 

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post #53873 of 117842
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

*Sigh*
Wherefore art thou, pin cite?

Damn, excellent point. And I should've tied the page reference to the post # to make it funnier. Funnier being a relative term.
post #53874 of 117842

See the few posts above this one - I'm trying to figure out the same as well.  Seems like others are saying that ALL BBGF with that tag are Greenfield - "MG" or not.  What led me astray was an ebay listing I saw quite some time ago with the same scenario where 2 labels were the same, one with MG the other without, and pointing to the "MG" as the difference indicating that it was a Martin Greenfield piece and the identical label lacking the MG was not.  So at this point I have no idea. 

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I think he's trying to offer it at cost ($10) + shipping fing02%5B1%5D.gif which has never been a problem here IMO. Only a problem when people try to use this thread as advertising to make a profit, hence you better not ask for $11

 

 

Still trying to figure this one out....first though was MG but as Andro org said, no MG but only time I've ever seen this kind of label is for MG and it is a Loro Piana Storm System tailored for Neiman Marcus

 

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post #53875 of 117842
So what is the deal with Orvis, anyway?



post #53876 of 117842
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I think he's trying to offer it at cost ($10) + shipping fing02%5B1%5D.gif which has never been a problem here IMO. Only a problem when people try to use this thread as advertising to make a profit, hence you better not ask for $11
I agree with all that's been said: very generous, and the way to do it is say "cost plus shipping" then take it to PM. As a new guy, though, I'll warn you: There are a few sharps who will take advantage of that so they can flip on ebay.

I HAVE NO INTEREST IN DEVOLVING INTO A "WHAT HAS THIS THREAD BECOME" OR "MORALITY OF THRIFTING" WASTE OF TIME DEBATE

So just save it.

I'm just trying to alert a seemingly very broseph-y new guy to some of the hazards. 90% of us are on the same page; a few are not.
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So what is the deal with Orvis, anyway? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Tweed anything is money; Orvis anything is money; Orvis tweed is easy money.
post #53878 of 117842
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Tweed anything is money; Orvis anything is money; Orvis tweed is easy money.

Yes.
post #53879 of 117842
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I agree with all that's been said: very generous, and the way to do it is say "cost plus shipping" then take it to PM. As a new guy, though, I'll warn you: There are a few sharps who will take advantage of that so they can flip on ebay.
I HAVE NO INTEREST IN DEVOLVING INTO A "WHAT HAS THIS THREAD BECOME" OR "MORALITY OF THRIFTING" WASTE OF TIME DEBATE
So just save it.
I'm just trying to alert a seemingly very broseph-y new guy to some of the hazards. 90% of us are on the same page; a few are not.

To be quite honest - the big thing I've learned over the years of being parts of various forums for goods - getting a reputation is worth more than some cash early on.  So I would rather be a bit generous now, and have people see I am not some tool than just come out the gates trying to make every penny I can.

 

Now, that's not to say I have some objection to making some extra money, I am just getting into this all myself and have an all-but-empty wardrobe, so the cash will help, and hopefully will come later.  

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^^^Too honest! smile.gif
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