Experimenting with a new picture-taking spot. Does the white brick background say hip and non-threatening or "come here, small child"? I'm still messing with lighting, so maybe I'll go with something like no. 2 and not have to worry about it.
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Anyway, my first good finds in a while.
Recent Corneliani. Tagged 52 L (US size). Silk/wool blend.
Recent Oxxford "Range 1" suit. Tagged 50 L.
This thing is really, really nice. Pad stitching, etc.
Looks like you're posting from prison. I would spring for the white paper roll from your local photography place. Really does wonders.
Great lighting makes a huge difference too. There's a long and ongoing discussion on lighting in the eBay thread.
The top-end lines in particular (Ventura and Royal Classic) are full canvas and often made with Holland & Sherry fabrics since both TJ and H&S are owned by the same company. I think because Tom James gets a bad rep in the menswear fora for being over-priced MTM with inexperienced sales reps, there isn't a lot of demand for their things second-hand from people who know a lot about clothes. They're not all great, and you have to depend on the specs of the original buyer for quality, but if you know your measurements and what you're looking for, used Tom James can give your wardrobe some really versatile, high quality pieces for not a lot of money. Here are a couple recent finds:
$55 Dark Navy Royal Classic with pick stitching, half-lining, and working cuffs
That pricing sucks big time, but as everyone has already pointed out, it's all relative. I've been seeing a lot of Tom James suits lately too, but I'm not in the market, and what with finding things like Prada for $19.99 it's hard to pull the trigger on a Tom James, unless it's perfect. Love that navy sport coat.