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hmm.. 12 is my size but d is my width. I wonder if I could squeeze in?
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Originally Posted by texas_jack
hmm.. 12 is my size but d is my width. I wonder if I could squeeze in?
I think I have those exact shoes. If they are marked 12 C that's 12UK and narrow. They run a bit small in the first place, so it's like a 12.4-B/C US.
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I feel like kitonbrioni!!!

$1425 for a used sport coat! "Another overpriced Ebay deal"!


Well, I wouldn't be surprised if that jacket cost the guy who ordered it close to 10K, so if you look at it that way...

I think that for the money, they should unbutton the bottom button for free though.
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Hmm, will these C&Js fit like a true 12 or more like a 11.5?
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Hmm, will these C&Js fit like a true 12 or more like a 11.5?

from my limited experience, C&Js fit fairly true to size.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Almost bid on some boots from that seller, but was afraid they'd come in too small. They went for $136, I think it was.

The EU8s work out about right to a US9D on those Paraboots. I bought a pair, but they were too wide so I resold them. I wish they'd fit; they were nice.
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I'm not as practiced with C&J sizing as a lot of the guys here, but I think a UK 11F from C&J fits like a US 12E.
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Originally Posted by A Harris
Well, I wouldn't be surprised if that jacket cost the guy who ordered it close to 10K, so if you look at it that way...

I think that for the money, they should unbutton the bottom button for free though.

Hello A Harris, I would agree that the retail cost was close to 10K if it was a sport coat. If it was an orphaned suit coat that changes the equation. And I don't want to start up the very old thread of "What is a sport coat vs. a suit coat"

But, if in fact this was the jacket from a suit, then it fetched a very good price for the seller of 15% of retail. You, yourself, have some of the nicest and best quality stuff on Ebay. How often do you get 15% of retail for an orphaned suit coat? And by that, I mean something that makes some sort of sense. Like a solid Black Oxxford coat that is the coat from a Black suit. Say, it was a nice Oxxford suit. Like a Super 150's that retailed for $4000. Then the orphaned(and used) Black coat would have to fetch $600 to get 15% of retail. Possible but difficult!

Having said all that. Do you remember the SF member(I forget his name) that was buying orphaned suit coats at Barney's Warehouse Sale, and selling them on Ebay. I seem to remember him getting about $1500 for an orphaned pin-striped Kiton Cashmere suit coat.

I guess that is what makes Ebay interesting as a seller. You just never know!
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I see your point, but in this case I don't think it makes a difference. Whether it was a suitcoat or blazer originally, it is a solid navy jacket so there is absolutely nothing the precludes it being worn as a blazer. I'd probably have asked at least 1K for it myself.
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Originally Posted by A Harris
I see your point, but in this case I don't think it makes a difference. Whether it was a suitcoat or blazer originally, it is a solid navy jacket so there is absolutely nothing the precludes it being worn as a blazer. I'd probably have asked at least 1K for it myself.

Yeah, I see your point. Vicuna(even 10%) is quite rare, and the super 200's are not very common with Oxxford either. The price was very fair to the buyer.

BTW: Would you know if Oxxford( and Kiton and Brioni for that matter) are still offering Vicuna? I thought it might be endangered by now. And surely if it is offered, it's for Bespoke and MTM garments. I'b be real surprised if there's much Vicuna RTW.
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Well, it was illegal for the past 30yrs? or thereabouts. I thought I read something within the past year or two about it being legal again. Which means it would just be a matter of how much you want to pay...

This reminds me of a suit I sold back in 01. It was a Zegna Napoli that I bought on ebay. When I recieved it, I knew there was something special about the fabric as soon as I touched it. It had special black label - "Zegna Trophy Winners" and was made for Mitchell's/Richards in CT. I called the store and inquired about the suit. Turns out that the winning bale of wool from Zegna's wool competition every year is woven into the "Trophy Winner's" fabric. The suit I had, back then, retailed for $4500, which was a $3000 upcharge for the fabric! It had been made for one of the top guys at Microsoft. The salesman was telling me that they sometimes do MTM suits in super rare fabrics that cost 20-25k!! Fabric can be expensive...
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