Ebay Find Question and Subforum Suggestion

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.Perdition, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Mr.Perdition

    Mr.Perdition Well-Known Member

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    In the grand tradition of asking for advice before making a bid, what do you folks think of the following jacket:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=017

    My eye isn't quite trained to tell the difference between an orphaned suit jacket a standalone blazer or the vintage of either.

    What would be a good pants/shirt combo. From my reading in the forum charcoal is more versatile than black.

    I would also like to suggest a sub-forum for those like myself who are asking for Ebay pre-purchase advice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I think it's a great deal for that price, if the measurements look right. It's not an orphaned suit coat.

    WRT your suggestion, I think you will get more traffic and advice on your ebay questions by posting them in the clothing forum than you would if it were a separate forum (which many would ignore), and this sort of threads often provoke interesting discussion anyway.
     
  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The style and number (3 rather than 4) of buttons would probably indicate sport coat. Looks nice.
     
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    Roger Senior member

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    The style and number (3 rather than 4) of buttons would probably indicate sport coat. Looks nice.
    ?

    Do you mean sleeve buttons, and if so, what's the significance of 3 as opposed to 4?
     
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    NoVaguy Senior member

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    ?

    Do you mean sleeve buttons, and if so, what's the significance of 3 as opposed to 4?


    yeas, he clearly meant sleeve buttons, especially because if you follow the link to the ebay auction, the pictures shows a 2 button jacket with 3 sleeve buttons.

    as for the significance, nearly all suits come with 4 sleeve buttons on the jacket sleeves. but blazers and jackets can have 3 buttons.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    as for the significance, nearly all suits come with 4 sleeve buttons on the jacket sleeves. but blazers and jackets can have 3 buttons.

    I'm not sure I'd apply this rule of thumb to items on eBay. It seems a relatively recent development.
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I think the brass buttons give it away.

    Anyway, in the case of newer garments, suit jackets overwhelmingly have 4 sleeve buttons while three-buttoned jackets are usually odd jackets. But yeah, no guarantees.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Isn't it weird that that's a mainline blazer with Z Zegna buttons?
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I don't know if he meant it has buttons from a Z Zegna suit - more likely they are buttons that have a Z on them.
     
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    Roger Senior member

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    yeas, he clearly meant sleeve buttons, especially because if you follow the link to the ebay auction, the pictures shows a 2 button jacket with 3 sleeve buttons.

    as for the significance, nearly all suits come with 4 sleeve buttons on the jacket sleeves. but blazers and jackets can have 3 buttons.

    That's news to me. Didn't know that. Interestingly, 2 of my 3 suits have 3 sleeve buttons, and 2 of my most recent sports jacket purchases (a Kiton and a Brioni) each have 4.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    What do you guys think of this Armani blazer (i.e. how much should I bid)? Thanks.

    That's way too expensive at its current price. It's Mani, which is a crappy diffusion line of Armani.
     
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    Isn't it weird that that's a mainline blazer with Z Zegna buttons?

    They're not Z Zegna buttons. That is the old Ermenegildo Zegna logo you can still see on some older items (some sweaters used to have the Z embroidered on the chest).
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    When would you guys date this jacket as being made, early/mid 90s?
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Yeah, sometime 90s, but aside from the button spacing (which is no big deal for 99% of observers) it doesn't look too dated to my eye. Reasonably classic cut.
     

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