Originally Posted by HansderHund
You're right, more people leads to more/better finds. Naturally we get desensitized to certain labels
, though I'd certainly be excited to find any number of them. I think I know the jacket you're talking about - I saw it on my phone and thought it would be quoted 5 times, but nothing else had been mentioned!
Man, you don't eve know! My friends or co-workers would tell me they got a certain piece _______ (insert brand name) at a certain store at a certain discount. I feel the urge to brag about my super high end mens wear pieces I've found on the cheap.
Originally Posted by MZhammer
Gap selvedge worth picking up to proxy? You guys like that stuff?
Also this Massimo Bizzocchi tie unfamiliar, seems nice but $7.99
Folks on here don't give it love but I'm sure lurkers will drop you PMs regarding those. Currently, I have 5 pairs of selvedge. Had this been a few months ago, I would totally be all over your Gap selvedge!
Originally Posted by rayxlui
hide yo Kitons, hide yo Brioni, hide yo Attolini cause DM7
and rayxlui invading LA.
I knew it! How long was he in retirement?
Originally Posted by mexicutioner
if only others were as good as you at doing your research. i (and i know a lot of others) have stopped PM'ing people about their "available" finds due to the stupid prices being asked. i'm not even talking about "oh he wants ebay prices for his finds." i'm talking about "this guy have no idea how much that thing is worth on ebay, he hasn't even done his homework" type of prices. i got tired of "sure that sportcoat is available, how does $150 sound?" for something that only goes for $75 on ebay. worse still is when someone is going to CONSIGN their finds. after ebay, consignment fees, etc, a lot of times the price i was happy to pay would actually exceed the person's likely take-home.
I've yet to experience this cuz most of the time, the measurements don't work on me to get to price negotiation.
Originally Posted by Klobber
The voice of reason!
I have numerous times run into this problem here.
Me: Hi nice jacket, interested in trades or how much?
Answer: I need to cover some bills, hows $300.
Me: Wahahaha that is only worth $150 on open market. I tell you what, I will offer you full amount - 150 beans.
Answer: I prefer to send it on eBay.I bid on eBay using my wife's account and pick up for $70.
Thanks for your business
! Oh yeah got to love this - I get a PM here saying my offer of $150 is acceptable!
Consignment is another funny one. Offer $250 for a used piece, fellow says his consigner can get him $450 on eBay. I tell him that if there is a 50/50 split, he would still be making more off my $250. Nope he is not interested. Then....... Badabing ....... it sells on eBay for $320. 320 was too much change for me to go bidding, but after eBay fees and postage costs deducted and the 50/50 split, he probably took home $140 for this. My $250 straight up vs $140, I wonder..........
People here should be more open to offers. It is far easier to deal with a homey on this thread versus dealing with the unknown on eBay..............
Lol, do you always turn down their second offer just to show you are a man of principels? I would be like, "HA! BITCH! GOT YOU!"
Originally Posted by GMMcL
EDIT: Oh, yeah. Having now handled my first Kiton shirt, I feel qualified to weigh in on the Great Shirt Debate of 2013. I've now handled most of what I think of as the major biggies: Kiton, Charvet, Borrelli, Barba, Isaia, Finamore, Cucinelli, Barbera, T&A, etc. etc I would say, the one I was most impressed with was Charvet
, but it wasn't a runaway. And that may have been influenced by how NEW it was. Thing was brand new. What did I like? The feel was great, construction was excellent (though less of the handwork flourishes like stitching at the terminus of the cuff slit or at random spots along the button line). Nor was the gusset nearly as elaborate. But it just struck me as one of the nicest, most impressively professional shirts I'd ever held. Now, for workmanship, the Neopolitains have it hands down. The Kiton is at least on a par with the Barba and the Finamore, and only a hair above the Cucinelli and some of the better Borrellis. Fabric selection depends on the shirt, but is a fair match across the board. Cut is hard to judge because today's Kitten is too small for me (Sadly). To answer Klobber's question more directly, the biggest difference between these titans and Thomas Pink or other less revered brands is collar cut (well, and button materials, of course). The Neapolitains -- and T&A, unlike many of its Jermyn Street brethren -- cuts their collars full enough, even in a spread collar, that the collar can extend under the jacket lapels. While that's not what you see on TV these days, it looks a LOT better. Anyway, just my random observations.
Originally Posted by Ian Erickson
I mean I love hooking up homeys on the thread and love trades, but I rack up items so quickly, it is often easier sending in bulk to a consigner I will make a modest return off of even if I won't get top dollar. also it is annoying to get 300000 pms on things most from lurkers I prefer to do business just in my small network of trusted trade partners.
Or, you can do what I do...Hoard all this stuff in the bedroom to the point, we've now moved out of there and I have no idea what I have in there...
Originally Posted by Klobber Trades have slowly fell off the radar
- mainly because of one simple fact: There is a huge discrepancy between the finds of the few and the finds of the many. Only a few here actually strike it big time with desirable goods, most of us find stuff very occasionally and thus would be unable to have a significant trade list in the first place.
Bro, I swear I'll take a look to see what I have. I SWEAR!!!
Originally Posted by Randomore
Is this the style? Reminds me of the MMM boots that were hand painted.
I want to keep it but I don't want that on it. Think I could remove the paint? Would the treatment work? 100% cotton.
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It's tag 42, but fits more like a 37.5.
Originally Posted by sparrow
This. I justify my spending by saying I wont do stupid X so Ill get this.
Like spending hundreds of monies on hookers and blow!