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Chester Barrie, just bought on eBay - opinions?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by misterbowles, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    Stumbled upon this auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....MEWN:IT a few minutes ago and lucked out with the "lurk until the last second" method. Measurements are mine, exactly. How did I do? - John
     
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    Dakota rube Senior member

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    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
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    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    Handsome and well made. I like glen plaid too. You stole it.
     
  4. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    Yeah, I'm stoked. I didn't have any glen plaid suits, and I really wanted one, so to find a Chester Barrie at the last second on eBay was great...but I had no time to look into the exact details of its manufacture. I was just curious as to the quality of these "made in England for Barney's" CBs, and how they compare to the rest of the CB offerings.
     
  5. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    I think it is safe to say that you kicked butt, took names and got yourself a very nice item on the cheap.
     
  6. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    Thanks. I'm especially stoked because I found a new thrift/church store in the city today, but after sifting through everything, much to my chagrin, I had found a number of jewels (a few Oxxford, H-F, and Southwick sport coats and suits, a beautiful Burberry DB tan camel hair blazer, etc.) but none in my size. Good to make a score like this at home, glass of wine in hand, at the end of a fruitless thrift-shopping day. I really must start buying up all the nice stuff in this town that is NOT my size and sell it on eBay... Wish I wasn't so lazy.

    BTW, Carlo, I must agree with everyone else that those new formal ties (yes, especially the paisley.) are truly mouth-watering. Perhaps one day I can afford them.

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    You nailed this one. I would have bid on this auction had the measurements been for "L" rather than "R"

    Nice going. Chester Barrie auctions often fly a bit below the radar.
     
  8. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    Any advice on having my tailor add double vents? Is it fairly easy to do on a non-vented coat like this?
     
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    dietcookie Senior member

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    From what I have read on this board, it is only possible to close vents, not add them.
     

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