I made my first MC-related thrift purchase yesterday (second thrift clothing purchase ever), so I was hoping you guys could tell me how I did. This thread had inspired me to wander into thrifts here and there and flip through the jackets, but I rarely see a label that's even worthy of mention in this thread.
Anyway, I saw this Hickey Freeman sport coat and it looked about my size so I tried it on. A closer look and I saw it was pure cashmere and a 38S, so I brought it home.
The only sport coats I have are a couple of slim fit blazers in corduroy, so I'll need some help judging the fit on this one, since it seems like a fuller cut and softer material. Thoughts?
I threw a dress shirt on just to compare the sleeve lengths. The jacket sleeves look a fraction of an inch too short to me; opinions?
The labels and the fact that it's double-vented are what convinced me to get it. I don't know much else about these things.
Is that shoulder basting thread I see? Could that mean the jacket's never been worn? Or does it just mean the previous owner didn't remove it? The vents were opened up.
The herringbone pattern has a bit of a warmer tone to it, like the picture below.