Yeah, I get the feeling like many folks here consider SW&D to be synonymous with hipster wear or simply anything people under 30 wear that's not tailored clothing.
There's nothing wrong with not caring about those styles, especially if it's not something you wear. But to not bother learning about it and then post thrifted items here saying "This is SW&D right?" is the same thing we chastise people for when they come here bragging about their London Fog raincoats and Lauren Ralph Lauren suits.
And my apologies to Noob.
I think you nailed it. It is completely different and many of the brands are so rare and so new (not like good old Zegna going back to the 70s) that it's probably not worth it to try and memorize countless Japanese names on the one in a million chance of finding it at a thrift. But it probably doesn't hurt to keep up to date on the basics, especially considering how out of touch with the real world this thread's groupthink can sometimes be.
Re: the bowtie though... I think in my initial comment I suggested looking at the eBay completed listings. If you paid like $30 or less for it, you could still make some cash. Or if you like it and wear bowties often enough to have two, wear it and who cares what the Internet has to say about the label.
That is amazingly cool.
I watched Argo last night. Those lapels kind of remind me of the ones on Ben Affleck's jackets in that film. What else intrigues you about the jacket?
I second this.
I am going to offer him $12 and see what happens...