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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    +1. Using a sniper such as Gixen is much better than manually entering a bid, or bids, for a few reasons:

    - you don't have to stay up until the early hours of the morning for overseas auctions;
    - you don't become tempted to place further bids and get involved in a bidding war in the last few minutes of an auction; and
    - since it places your bid at the last minute, it avoids the unpleasant side-effect of the "place maximum bid early" strategy, which is that eBay noobs then often place multiple bids in a short period of time, driving up the price dramatically, in an attempt to find out (and beat) your maximum bid.
     
  2. elvish

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    surely the younger will have come across metal in garments before? or maybe only me. think McQ, Dior Homme, Damir Doma, Song for the Mute or CoN. The last two are Aussie but SW&D so probably not known. I've only ever seen it used to provide a sheen (very light chain mail style running through) for skinny jeans and jackets.

    Song has dressed Lupe Fiasco and Kanye before.
     
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  3. elvish

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    well you bought quality.
    below are my "dress" shoes. although i'm yet to wear jesus sandals in a suit. yet. brands range completely from lower shelf to top.
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    Also, if you put in a bid via Gixen and you get second thoughts before the auction ends, you can always withdraw it.
     
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    joiji Senior member

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    Seeing as you just posted all your shoes Gerry, have you looked into Vass at all? Something mentioned them recently in this thread, too, if I remember right.
     
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    It was probably me who mentioned them. I was planning on getting some Vass. I contacted them about it and got them to give me all the pricing and shipping details. I've been a bit busy and didn't get around to ordering, running the risk of being deemed a sartorial tyre kicker.

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    You might be able to turn up my post. From memory it was 4-6 weeks from order, direct bank transfer only, and runs about $500 in our money for any catalog range shoes in calf including shipping (via FedEx) and lasted trees.

    Price list. Contact info.
     
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    Oh, woops, sorry. Keep me in the loop, I'll be keen to see what you get. [​IMG]
     
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    I've given into gixen, cunt beat me 2s b4 auction T_T
     
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    What kind of ties are these called... just skinny ties? Anyone have a fit pic?
     
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    I never looked into them because I'd always assumed they were in the Edward Green, G & G and John Lobb price range.
    Sorry to hear that - it might have also happened with gixen but far less likely. The one good thing is that Barbour jackets are not rare items so you *will* find one.
    They're not skinny, The photo makes them look that way.
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Some us grew up with the Jestons, Apollo and Jules Vern or is it William Gibson so its just natural to us over 30 types.:D
     
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    Spewing. This is why I stay away from Ebay. Only heartbreak ensures.
     
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    This is a partial list of what I've gotten off eBay over the last year:

    John Lobb shoes
    Borelli shirts
    Barbour Beaufort jacket
    C&J Marlow wingtips and plain toe bluchers
    Gloverall duffle coats
    Drakes ties
    Lorenzini linen jacket
    John Smedley merino v-neck jumpers

    All were below *overseas* retail prices (some significantly).

    Keep saving your money, be patient and pounce when the time is right (watch the regular eBay roundup on Put This On). I've lost or pulled out of lots of auctions but the gains far outweigh any losses. I don't even remember the losses now.
     
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