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Oxxford suit on Ebay...what do you think?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by witwar, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    I just looked at the listing closer. The pants are flat front and they don't have cuffs. In my experience, the Oxxfords on Ebay with flat front pants are generally very old. Usually 20 to 30 years old! As Chuck F. has pointed out, Oxxford is a timeless garment, and if you like the classic style, then the age should not matter. But this suit is probably an oldie but goodie! And I would certainly inquire if there were some fabric to add cuffs. Unless, you are OK with that too.

    I'm OK with uncuffed flat fronts. In fact, I think with flat fronts I'd prefer it. My greater concern is whether I could let out enough of the hem to avoid looking like Thom Brown. 29" is pretty short.
     
  2. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

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    There are no red flags about Neiman Marcus Oxxford's in general. However, that particular suit is way vintage. Also, I don't like the seller cause they stole their copy from my auctions, but I guess that is more of a personal issue [​IMG]
     
  3. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    Why on earth would you want cuffs on flat front pants?
     
  4. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    Oops. Forgot to buy that vintage oxxford suit on ebay today. @#$@#% work, getting in the way of my shopping... [​IMG]
     
  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Note that the suit that is the subject of this thread is single-vented. Not that that's the end of the world - I have some single-vented suits I'm quite fond of. But it's neither au courant nor, I gather, the preference of most posters here.
    Just FWIW.
     
  6. grimslade

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    Note that the suit that is the subject of this thread is single-vented. Not that that's the end of the world - I have some single-vented suits I'm quite fond of. But it's neither au courant nor, I gather, the preference of most posters here.
    Just FWIW.



    Do you mean the original $600 suit, or my thread-jacking suit?

    Have side-vented suits really become the style? Maybe then it is time to start a center-vent rebellion...
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean the original $600 suit, or my thread-jacking suit?

    Have side-vented suits really become the style? Maybe then it is time to start a center-vent rebellion...

    The $600 one - didn't notice one way or the other on the one you let get away. [​IMG]
     

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