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Here's why I was asking about the Kiton suit price

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    DROOL. I wish I had the balls to bid on this sucker. This seller did a perfectly awful selling job.
     


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    well he obviously doesn't sell a lot of high end menswear, but at least he gave complete measurements..

    Someone should absolutely snap that up.
     


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    God I could buy that to flip it.
     


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    Ahh, makes me feel better -- I wasn't willing to shell out $1200 (I could get the Attolini that I like better for that). Did someone here buy that?
     


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    Too late now, how much do you think it would have gone for properly listed? I didn't see any Kitons that much higher in the completed listings.
     


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    Figure another 100-150 for alterations, and you're all in at a pretty hefty sum.
    Also, he says it's brown - it's really hard the tell the shade of the color from the pics.

    All that said, you will have a Kiton suit for around $1200... not bad at all.
    I don't know... I'm just so reluctant to spend big bucks on RTW these days unless it really fits me perfectly.
     


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    Well, I made the flipping point before the auction ended. Some guy swooped in and got it for just under what I think it could've fetched if it were run properly.

    FWIW, I emailed the seller several days ago asking (1) what weight the fabric was, (2) what color brown it was, (3) what color the subtle stripes were, and (3) to post some pics of the jacket hanging.

    He answered: "More of a three season weight vice winter weight." I had no clue what that meant and had to look up vice in the dictionary. "Brown." He never specified the shade, even though that's what I asked him to do. "Brown pinstripes." I can clearly see some blue pins in there. "I'll send you more pics in the morning." He never did.
     


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    Very professional. By vice, he meant "as opposed to", right? I once had to look that up as well; it is heavily used in military writing, but almost nonexistent elsewhere.
     


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    Yes, vice means "as opposed to" or "rather than." But did he mean that it was a Fall, Winter, Spring suit or a Spring, Summer, Fall suit. [​IMG] I loved the color answer. My question was literally, "You state that it is brown, but could you better describe the shade of brown (i.e. light, dark, coffee colored, etc.)?"
     


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