There is so. much. going. on. I don't even know where to start to reply, it's like the thread is over-stressed and having a breakdown. Probably just angst from post-January windfall.
Anyway, GMMcL, that doesn't seem to be a crazy pattern mashup, very tasteful. That loden coat is seriously awesome, too. As for my 2 cents on the thread's periodic philosophical introspection on what "available" means, I try to help out people who contribute without incurring too much of a loss to myself (I'm including karma points as worthy investment). I'm not into flipping, so if something I picked up for someone doesn't work out I'm pretty generous, but if a lurker wants a solid deal they're going to get eBay prices. Of course for items that are hard to come by, it's tougher to determine what "eBay prices" are. This is especially true of staples in hard-to-thrift sizes.
Picked up some stuff that I'm sure I'll be delinquent in posting, but have had a major headache from a pair of black shell Hanover PTB's that I e-thrifted (wasn't listed as shell, didn't list width). It appears that the seller doused shell in quick-dry liquid polish to make it shiny for selling, which has been a nightmare to remove. I at first thought it was just caked wax, but no, it is MUCH worse. I only have so much Renovateur to spend on one pair of shoes!
PSA for small-shoulder guys (16.5"-17') who want nice wooden jacket hangers -- I picked up a set of 30 on ebay (1.5" width) for about $2.65 each after shipping. Not Hanger Project width, but if you need that many hangers I doubt you want that width anyway. Wood is solid hardwood with a nice varnish. Not affiliated with seller, btw.