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Ebay Find Question and Subforum Suggestion

Mr.Perdition

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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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Originally Posted by AlanC
The style and number (3 rather than 4) of buttons would probably indicate sport coat. Looks nice.
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Do you mean sleeve buttons, and if so, what's the significance of 3 as opposed to 4?
 

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Originally Posted by Roger
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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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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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Isn't it weird that that's a mainline blazer with Z Zegna buttons?
 

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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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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
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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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
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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When would you guys date this jacket as being made, early/mid 90s?
 

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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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