Well done. You've gotta love it- a ladies jacket with "uomo" in the label. The seller also says that Kiton jackets retail for up to $350 in exclusive men's stores.
A great seller but a little naive about labels. He's got another incorrectly posted Kiton super 180's coming up (too big for me). --- Just be sure to give a good rating since we're getting such a deal.
Excellent find, summej2. I really like the large scale pattern of the cloth and the way it's matched up. The store Russo Uomo/Russo Capri seems to have an incredibly high sense of style and taste--the few goods that I've seen from there (I have a few thrifted shirts from Fray and Borrelli) have been better and more interesting than goods from those same makers bearing the humble eponymous tags.
I've had a couple of interesting ebay finds myself lately.
Alan, I've tried to research the Marcus/Greenfield tailored clothing myself but haven't been able to learn much. It seems to be a real bargain when you can find it. A couple of months back I turned up a 3/2 double vented jacket in a really amazing linen-cashmere tweed at a trendy used clothing store in my neighborhood. Go figure.
I finally decided I should have a pink shirt, so started looking more carefully for them in thrifting. Found a Turnbull and Asser for $3. That'll work.
Some other finds include a winter weight charcoal Zanella shirt for $6. New with tags from NM some burgundy Loro Piana cords in a jeans style cut for $8, originally $265. I got some Energie jeans for $10.
At a Salvation Army I found a box of mostly pretty decent ties for $1 each but they were fairly crumpled up. I got a Brooks Brothers that was pretty heavy and looked fairly recent and a really beautiful John W. Nordstrom. The Nordstrom tie had some nasty wrinkles that I was hoping to steam out. After a few days of it just hanging there most of the wrinkles came out on their own and a little steam got the rest.
I reunited the pants and jacket of a pretty recent Hickey-Freeman suit, which always tickles me to no end. The jacket had a very minor hole (probably fixable) in the back and I figured I didn't need a fourth navy suit even if it did have different color pin stripes from the others, so I left it behind.
I got some black tassle loafers made by Brass Boot for $5. I am not familiar with that brand, but they seemed nice enough. I found a Jhane Barnes Platinum Collection shirt for $5. It is quite remarkable.
Yes, they say "Made in Spain" on them. They have a nifty little brass plate on the bottom near the heel so it doesn't touch the ground.
Originally Posted by AlanC
The rarest of thrift finds is to come across what you're actually looking for. Congratulations!
Thanks, and those are the most exciting too. I also got a casual wool winter coat recently for $12. It is just a Murano (dept. store brand) and nothing special, but I have been looking for something like that for several years.
Can you tell if this is shell cordovan? Are there any definitive tests? These are a pair of Walk Overs I got for $7. They are indeed stamped "Genuine Cordovan" on the waist, but I swear these looked like corrected grain monstrosities until I saw that stamp on the bottom.