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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Hmm I think the best deal I got was about 70% off asking price. This seller sounds like he might be a little crazy though. Some sellers just don't want to make deals I guess.

    This summer I made an offer through messaging for a linen SC. She was asking $100, I offered $60. She said she could not go lower than $90. I was disappointed, but pointed out that dealing through paypal would at least save her that much in fees. She said it would sell fine regardless, so I wished her luck. I kept an eye on the item and it is now at a lower price than I offered before.

    I guess if there's a point here, it's to be patient and keep an eye on the item you want.
     
  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    I have this same jacket and it's really nice/I get compliments galore every time I wear it. That said I paid less than this for it NWT...
     
  3. 518aata

    518aata Senior member

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    Wow. Just Wow. They were a bit too big for me, too, which I why I didn't bid on them. Seeing the pictures, I'm having non-bidder's regret. Not that I would have worn them. I just would have opened the drawer every so often to admire them. Sigh. . .

    Enjoy!
     
  4. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  5. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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  6. Man of Wealth and Taste

    Man of Wealth and Taste Senior member

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    Any seller who knows what they are doing puts up an auto-decline so they don't even have to vet what they consider insultingly low. I wouldn't bother with an explanation, just submit what you think is fair and they'll reply as they see fit.

    I think BIN OBO tends to have inflated prices as they expect lowballers.
     
  7. SimonC

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    Brand new black bridle leather folio - these are the same as Pickett sell for £200+
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Bridle-English-Leather-A4-Black-Folio-/110743016934

    Seller has 40 and 42 NWT / deadstock Byford wool sweaters
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-B...-NECK-PURE-WOOL-JUMPER-40-CHEST-/290610393658

    'Real' Peal for Huntsman Sam Browne belt
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-OFFICERS-SAM-BROWNE-BELT-HUNTSMANS-SAVILE-ROW-LONDON-/150663420183

    Reasonable BIN for a Cifonelli sweater - wondering if this is made by John Smedley?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cifonelli-cardigan-sweater-Crewneck-L-Large-/120779233128

    Lovely Maxwell Vine bespoke covert coat
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-bespoke-overcoat-Maxwell-Vine-/270816352829

    Low opening bid for a Smalto RTW suit
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRANCESCO-SMALTO-HANDMADE-SUIT-LORO-PIANA-SUPER-120s-UK-42-R-/220853317048

    Nice looking Dunhill card wallet
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-D...w-hide-Goat-Skin-lining-Quality-/200653219933

    Good BIN for two Hermes ties
    http://cgi.ebay.fr/NEUF-LOT-DE-2-CRAVATES-HERMES-758771-T-SOIE-SILK-TIES-/190577129006

    And another two
    http://cgi.ebay.fr/LOT-DE-2-CRAVATES-HERMES-7209-UA-7470-HA-SOIE-SILK-TIES-/190577184066

    Bespoke Huntsman tweed jacket
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MENS-VINT...ILE-ROW-LONDON-TWEED-JACKET-42R-/280740022734

    Slightly odd RLPL faux (?) shooting sweater
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BNWT-Ralp...mere-large-purple-label-565-new-/120779969495

    Pleasant but aggressively priced Mappin & Webb men's travel toiletry kit
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare...her-Vanity-Travel-Case-COMPLETE-/230673283428

    Slim Brigg umbrella
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gentlemens-Vintage-Swaine-Adeney-Briggs-Black-Umbrella-/330614743722
     
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  8. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    The black folios are an awesome find ^^
     
  9. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Harris is a very under-rated shoemaker. Thick & strong leather along with tough & rugged construction. Comparatively, at their $600 retail (as Barney's "House Brand"), I think they are better made than Ferragamo (including Tramezza), Testoni, and the rest of the "mainstream" Italian makers--- at a much lower cost.
     
  10. isshinryu101

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  11. LatinStyleLover

    LatinStyleLover Senior member

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  12. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    PM sent - happy to help.
     
  13. hugeevilrobot

    hugeevilrobot Well-Known Member

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    Whoever bought that Gieves & Hawkes, I hate you :)
     
  14. vinouspleasure

    vinouspleasure Senior member

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    let me guess, you just got a job as the captain of the love boat?
     
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  16. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    hahah!!

     

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