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ebay suits, sportcoats, and other clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drizzt3117, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    If it's actually from Paul Stuart (he doesn't post a picture of the label, and I'll be damned if I read through his absurd listing), it's not the Gianluca line. Isaia, according to Aportnoy, makes the Stuart's Choice line suits. Would be top quality, full canvas. For the price, a steal.

    The Gianluca line is fine, but the fusing I've seen is a little thick. Varies by garment, it seems. Not always worth the price it commands, in my opinion.


    See my response above - I bit on two of them, and it appears to be the real deal. Paul Stuart labels on the lining. Very stiff canvas, though. Will have to take them to Will Field to see what he thinks.
     
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    I got two of the Isaia's with the Paul Stuart labels on them from Nitr-o. about 3/8 or 1/2 lined, appears to full canvassed, but it appears to be a hell of a lot stiffer than my Oxxford, Belvest, or Paul Stuart Made in Canada (Samuelsohn) suits. Does Isaia use a stiff canvas?

    Also, how do you check for a suit being full-canvassed again?

    Very small arm-holes as well. It feels smaller than the Oxxford.


    The Isaia I picked up did not have a stiff canvas at all. Nice drape. But, also this was not from the current batch. I agree re: arm holes. It is not an Oxxford.
     
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    Beautiful Kiton DB tuxedo, 40L. Inseam is too short for me. It's used and has functional sleeve buttons, so caveat emptor:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/very-nice-Kiton-...QQcmdZViewItem

    He's been relisting that thing for ever. I keep thinking the price will come down, but it doesn't.
     
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  5. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry to disappoint guys, but Isaia made/makes suits for Paul Stuart to both the Gianluca Napoli (fused) spec and the better canvassed spec. Only the Stuarts Choice suits are canvassed and from what little info there is in the auction I do not think Nitro's suit is from the Stuart's Choice line.
     
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    Nitro had indicated to me in e-mails in no uncertain terms that the Gianluca/Paul Stuart suits are fused.
     
  7. rnoldh

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    Since people wanted the shoe thread to only be about shoes, I figured I would start this off with a nice Oxxford navy blazer with a current bid at $79.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Solid-navy-Oxxfo...QQcmdZViewItem


    First Thanks to drizzt3117 for starting this thread. I'm sure it's going to be useful and fun.

    But then I thought of something. Would you(or I) post an Ebay item that you plan to bid on? Especially at the end of the auction(say with 24 hours or less to go).

    I, would not. I don't think of myself as a greedy or crass person, but I don't see why I would invite competitive bids on something that I hoped to win for myself.

    I don't think it will be a big problem and I think this thread will thrive. But, I'd like to see some SF members feelings on the issue of posting an item that you hope to win!

    Here's a possible good deal on a nice Loro Piana 120's SB 3Bttn suit:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    2 & 1/2 days to go, no bids, and a $29.99 start price. I had interest, but the sleeves are too short for me. I always hold off if I would need to lengthen sleeves(too much chance of a problem)!

    Like I said, if I were really serious about bidding and winning this suit, I would not post it here! What about the rest of you? If you were serious about bidding and winning an Ebay item, would you post it here?[​IMG]
     
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    Absolutely not, and I hope none of you post items I hope to win either.
     
  9. A Harris

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    You know that's going to happen regularly though [​IMG] I was sort of hoping this thread wouldn't take off, but now that it has we'll have to make the best of it [​IMG]
     
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    The only thing I'd like to add is that it is almost counterproductive to list an item that has 6 days to go, especially if the price is low. I like to wait until there is a day or less left, so that someone on the board has a legitmate chance of winning rather than advertising it way in advance for the whole world to see. I have it on good authority that we have been "infiltrated". There are lurkers who come here just to get the auction links.


    Also, a bit of a self-serving plug. I just posted new Incotex light weight flannels and wools[​IMG]
     
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    First Thanks to drizzt3117 for starting this thread. I'm sure it's going to be useful and fun.

    But then I thought of something. Would you(or I) post an Ebay item that you plan to bid on? Especially at the end of the auction(say with 24 hours or less to go).

    I, would not. I don't think of myself as a greedy or crass person, but I don't see why I would invite competitive bids on something that I hoped to win for myself.

    I don't think it will be a big problem and I think this thread will thrive. But, I'd like to see some SF members feelings on the issue of posting an item that you hope to win!

    Here's a possible good deal on a nice Loro Piana 120's SB 3Bttn suit:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    2 & 1/2 days to go, no bids, and a $29.99 start price. I had interest, but the sleeves are too short for me. I always hold off if I would need to lengthen sleeves(too much chance of a problem)!

    Like I said, if I were really serious about bidding and winning this suit, I would not post it here! What about the rest of you? If you were serious about bidding and winning an Ebay item, would you post it here?[​IMG]


    Nah I wouldn't post anything that I really wanted, but you often see things that aren't in your size, or that you already have in your wardrobe but think are a good value.
     
  14. chorse123

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    Sorry to disappoint guys, but Isaia made/makes suits for Paul Stuart to both the Gianluca Napoli (fused) spec and the better canvassed spec. Only the Stuarts Choice suits are canvassed and from what little info there is in the auction I do not think Nitro's suit is from the Stuart's Choice line.

    I don't doubt A Harris, but I'm really surprised that Paul Stuart would sell fused suits. I'm sure they are nice for what they are, but I'm still surprised.
     
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    I don't doubt A Harris, but I'm really surprised that Paul Stuart would sell fused suits. I'm sure they are nice for what they are, but I'm still surprised.

    They're definitely from the main Paul Stuart Line.

    I think the stiffness I noticed in mine is the fusing - they're less stiff than my cheap suits, but nowhere near as comfortable as my Belvest and Oxxfords, which are clearly full canvassed. So, it looks like a fairly decent fusing. I did some sort of pinch test (I still don't know if I did the test right), and it appears that the outer layer of fabric on the chest area is just slightly thicker than the fabric in the back portion or lower waist portion - I think that indicates that the wool has been glued to the canvas rather than stitched.

    I am considering returning them, although they do have nice styling. The only negative is that Nitro does not offer full returns. So I might just sell them and eat the difference. And Nitro did indicate that these were made to the lower Gianluca specs, which are fused, and the price is acceptable for a discounted fuse suit. I was just surprised as well that Paul Stuart would go fused.

    Other than the fusing, it appears to be a fairly well made suit. Narrow arm holes, well made trousers, nice lapels. sleeves are built to have functional buttonholes if desired. But now that I've started wearing canvassed suits, I have to wonder whether I'll get any use out of the fused suit.
     
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    The goggles, they do nothing!
     
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