Originally Posted by Xenos
At GW today, found a single-breasted, double-vented (against the rules, I know) dinner jacket with peak lapels. Purple Label. $12.99.
Sadly, the pants were nowhere to be found. Searched high and low, including in all women's sections. Nothing. Will try back at the same store in a few days. Of course, this pursuit assumes the jacket and pants were both donated.
Karma. There may be something to it.
Few days ago at another GW, tried on the jacket to a Romeo Gigli six-button (all six buttoned, not four or two) with weird lapels. Wanted to see if it fit better than it looked. Returned to the same GW today and saw the jacket hanging by itself. With my dinner jacket experience still fresh in my mind, I was annoyed. Looked over at the pants section and found the matching pants and returned them to the jacket to complete the suit.
At lunch, went back to the GW where I bought the DJ last week and, trolling through the women's pants for the umpteenth time, I found the matching pants!
Still can't believe it. A Purple Label tuxedo in almost excellent condition for $18.98!