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Thanks for the info. I will look for some selvedge stuff next time out.

Good plan. Me too.

Will likely keep my eyes peeled for Vass, Lobb and Kiton -- just in case.
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Sorry, dude. Just busting balls. We're ALL looking for selvedge. Not that it's nearly as rare as the above, but still.
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Good plan. Me too.

Will likely keep my eyes peeled for Vass, Lobb and Kiton -- just in case. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sorry, dude. Just busting balls. We're ALL looking for selvedge. Not that it's nearly as rare as the above, but still.


Is all selvedge worth a pickup (priced reasonably)? Texas definitely is denim friendly, and I pass on loads of Levi 501XX, Gap 1969, etc that are selvedge but due to how common it is, I tend to skip them. Could I become selvedge king of the internet?

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38r and I agree on how awesome YSL menswear can be (though I think the only stuff made "in house" (ie, at the atelier) was couture, with the Rive Gauche made under pretty intense supervision, and the OTR stuff licensed but approved).

 

However it's done, it's nice if you like strong shoulders and clean chests, and in 36R with workable lapels I'm kinda-sorta always interested.

 

EDIT: The purpose of this edit is to brag about my new PRL cashmere (made-in-China) sweater, which falls into a similar "not what SF loves, but what yours truly is into" niche.

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Is all selvedge worth a pickup (priced reasonably)? Texas definitely is denim friendly, and I pass on loads of Levi 501XX, Gap 1969, etc that are selvedge but due to how common it is, I tend to skip them. Could I become selvedge king of the internet?

I know so, so little about selvedge, but I do know 3 things:
1. Not all selvedge is created equal. For true afficionados, it's not just the material, it's the cut, construction, etc. But since selvedge is more expensive, it tends to be a proxy for the companies that pay attention to such things. Sort of like finding a suit with LP super 130s wool: It's one indicator among many that the suit could be well made.
2. Selvedge can't be faked, so long as you know what true selvedge is. So it's literally the only denim I buy these days.
3. I've never lost money selling selvedge.
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Yes..I see all the selvedge talk...Japan...whatnot, just finding out that selling jeans is a real learning curve. I list something that seems pretty decent and it sits there on the Ebay shelf. Will keep my eyes peeled for Kiton in the mean time as well.
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Hurray for discount days at the SA!

Ties by BBM and Ferragamo.



Pendleton Fireside shirt



Magli loafers. They might be black, but they were cheap...

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Did you pick up the Dunhill for yourself or for resale? I passed on an orphan jacket the other day and wonder if I should pick it up the next time around?
Resale. It was: a) half price, b) more reasonably priced than this particular store usually does, and c) at least arguably SC-able. Left two pinstripe orphans. All made by Zegna. This one is dual vented.

+1 most Dunhill is made by Zegna.

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Nothing, because if the store was picked while that was there, it probably wouldn't have been left behind.

 

Eh, unvented but really, for the price you can't NOT pick it up. It's in great condition, though, outside of some seems coming apart in the lining at the bottom, so for less than $5, why not?

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I know so, so little about selvedge, but I do know 3 things:
1. Not all selvedge is created equal. For true afficionados, it's not just the material, it's the cut, construction, etc. But since selvedge is more expensive, it tends to be a proxy for the companies that pay attention to such things. Sort of like finding a suit with LP super 130s wool: It's one indicator among many that the suit could be well made.
2. Selvedge can't be faked, so long as you know what true selvedge is. So it's literally the only denim I buy these days.
3. I've never lost money selling selvedge.

Selvedge can't be faked, but you can still find counterfeits made of selvedge.
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Yay the naked and famous are here. Also found a pair of indigo cords by then at the same price.

Found Armani collezioni black jeans for 30. Worth it for resale or a pass at that price?
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Found this skeet for 39.99... Spiral buttons

I have a 30% off card.

I'll definitely make my money back won't I.


You need to learn the same lesson that haunts rookie Poker players; Bankroll management. If your bankroll is $5K than yeah you can buy something like that which might take a few months to sell at a nice profit. If your bankroll is a few hundred than absolutely not, and especially don't buy it if it would interfere in paying your bills. I have noticed interest in Skeet seems to be declining, so while I think you will easily sell it for a profit, whether tying up your money for however long it takes to sell is worth it you is something else. I don't know your financial situation, but there are many on here who are starving college students who probably shouldn't swing it.

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Is all selvedge worth a pickup (priced reasonably)? Texas definitely is denim friendly, and I pass on loads of Levi 501XX, Gap 1969, etc that are selvedge but due to how common it is, I tend to skip them. Could I become selvedge king of the internet?

Gap selvedge is hard to even give away, but I wouldn't be passing up Levis 501 selvedge. Sold a few pre-owned pairs for $80+.
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You need to learn the same lesson that haunts rookie Poker players; Bankroll management. If your bankroll is $5K than yeah you can buy something like that which might take a few months to sell at a nice profit. If your bankroll is a few hundred than absolutely not, and especially don't buy it if it would interfere in paying your bills. I have noticed interest in Skeet seems to be declining, so while I think you will easily sell it for a profit, whether tying up your money for however long it takes to sell is worth it you is something else. I don't know your financial situation, but there are many on here who are starving college students who probably shouldn't swing it.

 

SO ALL IN BEFORE THE FLOP?

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Selvedge can't be faked, but you can still find counterfeits made of selvedge.

Damn, really? I just assumed the material itself was sufficiently expensive to make counterfeiting unprofitable. I may need to rethink my approach.

Edit: This has more to do with me not wanting to traffic in fake stuff than in making oodles of money, btw. Just trying to say that I've been assuming that all selvedge was the genuine article, and now Fueco has me doubting myself.

As to the statement that interest in x or y is declining, and at the risk of prolonging what could arguably be called a flip talk derail, I remember one time when this thread lamented the fact that ebay prices were declining on things like Kiton and Isaia. My thought then is the same as it was now: This is bad because why? To be sure, I don't care much for Robert Graham. But the fact that prices are coming down on things we get excited about buying is a GOOD thing. A future of $100 Kiton is hardly dystopic.
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