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Help with a Valentino 100% Vicuna Jacket - Size 42

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jbayrock, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. jbayrock

    jbayrock Member

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    I recently came across a 100% Vicuna Jacket by Valentino. I am looking at prices for Vicuna jackets online and realize this jacket is very valuable. Does anyone know how I can find a value for this?

    I have attached three pictures. [ATTACHMENT=4310]photo (1).JPG (708k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT][ATTACHMENT=4311][ATTACHMENT=4312]photo.JPG (701k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT]
     
  2. gsugsu

    gsugsu Well-Known Member

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    There is a recent thread discussing vicuña and prices. Use the search function and you should be able to find it. I also think Spoo has a good knowledge base.
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Valentino is the last brand I would associate with using 100% Vicuna. Wow.

    Whats the provenance on that piece?
     
  4. jbayrock

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    I can speak to its provenance. It was a lucky find for me.

    The jacket is in perfect condition. Unfortunately it isn't a great fit on me so ill likely sell it. What do you think a fair price is ?
     
  5. jbayrock

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    Typo. I can't speak to its provenance.
     
  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Lucky is right.

    Ive never heard of a Valentino vicuna, so nothing to base this on except professional experience - so just a guess - I would estimate $650.
     
  7. jbayrock

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    Why would you estimate such a low value?
    I just realized I forgot to include the main picture of the actual jacket!

    See attached photo here. [​IMG]
     
  8. Magnus357

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    Maybe because it's a mustard yellow used jacket?
     
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    :nodding:
     
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  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Why would you assume higher?
     
  11. jbayrock

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    About why I'd estimate a higher price. The material (100% Vicuna) and the designer (Valentino) would lead me to believe it's worth more. Also, while taking measurements earlier I flipped the label over an found the price tag. I have attached the image of the price tag of $7,500.


    [ATTACHMENT=4613]Price tag from Vicuna jacket (1,339k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]Here are the measurements I just took of the jacket.

    Chest pit to pit: 22.5"
    Shoulder 18.5" across
    Length 30.25"
    Sleeve shoulder to middle end point of cuff 23.5"
     
  12. chobochobo

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    You may or may not get more than 650 for it. The proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating - so take some good photos, including the fabric tags etc, and list it. Either here starting at your own price to gauge interest or put it on ebay and let the 'market' decide. Sleeves are painfully short for me, which is a good thing I guess as I was slightly tempted for a second :) Good luck with the sale.
     
  13. SpooPoker

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    I really wouldn't get your hopes up. I just sold an Anderson & Sheppard bespoke vicuna jacket, which likely cost 3x what yours did, for $721.
     
  14. BrooklynWeGoHard

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    god bless the seller. no one in their right mind would pay more than $500, max.

    Spoo - link to the A&S jacket please.
     
  15. jbayrock

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    I've noticed a recurring theme every time I ask for an opinion on here. I posted a pair of JM Weston's a while back and received very low opinions of value, some saying they were near worthless. A week later I posted them on eBay and got a very full price, far beyond any of the responses I got on here.

    I'm hoping for a similar outcome here with this piece. We'll know in a few days. I'll report back my results.
     
  16. WillyWonka

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    It's alpaca which is basiclly a domesticated vicuna. Most stuff labelled vicuna is really alpaca which sells for a fraction of the price. Alpaca is very nice but since vicunas are wild it's a lot more work catching them and shearing them. I doubt very much if vicuna is much superior to the top alpaca to justify the higher price.
    The value of something is what someone is willing to pay for it which may be nothing so it's just worth something to you to wear yourself.
    Value also depends on quality but especially condition. A Chippendale chest in mint condition may be worth $50K, assuming someone wants to buy it, while if it's in rotten, broken and damaged cond. it may be good for firewood.
     
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    Man, if that thing was llama I'd be all over it.
     
  18. BrooklynWeGoHard

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    The sleeves are VERY short at 23.5 inches. Most sleeves are 26 inches long and allow for shortening.

    The style of the jacket is outdated. Low gorge on the collar, low chest pocket, long distance between low chest pocket and low sitting hip pockets.

    Go ahead and post results from a few days. Spoo knows his auctions and pricing.
     
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    It's a fake tag.
     

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