Originally Posted by jebarne
Yes. I actually looked him up in the thrift store. Until 2008, he was a managing director at Goldman's and left to run the Nature conservancy.
I don't know what a custom Kiton cost in the mid-2000's, but I'm guessing in the $15,000 range.
Your comment about him donating more than suits? I actually found these suits at the end of my visit, which drives me nuts because it convinces me that I've missed a bunch of good stuff and I need to go back and take a closer look at everything. I'd already done shoes, coats and a quick look at pants and shirts and had found the pants to the paul stuart suit, so I was thinking if there were pants, there might be something else nice. The way I'm wired is that once I find anything....a zegna, canali, brioni, anything from bergdorf or from niemans, I start looking at every single label of everything. And there were a lot desirable brands, but they all had flaws. Once I found the Kiton jackets, it was all over for me. I had to go back and try to reunite the orphans and ended up matching four, but only 1 of the Kiton's. The store was closing so I had to leave. That combination of happy you found something, coupled with the "dang it" factor of not finding everything
By the time I leave, my cart looks like this:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I went back last night on my way back to Raleigh from DC, and I was able to find the other two pair of pants to the gray and the blue suits. So a total of 6 suits reunited. Makes it my best thrift 2 days ever. Plus, monday, everything was 30% off, and last night, it was 25% off.
Of interest to you might be a cool vintage Schott bomber jacket I picked up. I haven't had time to photo. Got home at 12:30AM and took almost an hour just to hang stuff up.