Interest in paul stuart items...

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  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    along the same lines as the potential JM Weston question, there's a good chance i could get Paul Stuart's 45th and Madison inventory but i'm unfamiliar with PS's popularity. anyone know or is it worth gambling and taking 200K or so of items?
     


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    FIHTies Senior member

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    200K as in Dollars?

    I dunno...I think that 200K of merchandise that for whatever reason didnt sell and they are now being resold is quite a large amount.

    Just one Man's Opinion.

    JJF
     


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    TCN Senior member

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    Depends. I'm a big Paul Stuart fan, but there are still things in the store that make me cringe. If it's largely their classic items, then I'm sure it would move well . . . if the price is right.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    I'm a huge Paul Stuart fan. Now..., now that I've discovered the world of really good s**t men's clothes, I realize Paul Stuart isn't quite the bee's knees that I used to think. Nevertheless, they've got some great stuff. My wife's a fan of the women's wear.

    I have a 30-35 year old Sea Island PS shirt (something I got from my father about 10 years ago after he outgrew it) that I still wear about once every 2 weeks. Still good as new, somehow. I also have a lamb suede belt that I bought at PS when I went to NYC in college for a job interview and forgot to bring a black belt for my then-brand new suit. I still wear that belt several times a week and it still shows virtually no signs of wear. I'm confident I'll be able to wear it for another 15+ years.

    Plus, have you seen their catalogs? A little over the top sometimes in their use of pink and purple, but they are still fun to look at. Always many an item I desire.

    PS -- Paul Stuart's underwear is the best I've ever found. Check it out.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    By the way, what do you mean by "getting their 45th and Madison inventory." The store's not closing, is it?
     


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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Aside from the good selection of Grenson shoes and other nice accoutrements, I was mightily disappointed with Paul Stuart.

    koji
     


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    jrh Well-Known Member

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    In 1975 Paul Struart provided me my first grown-up suit. In the 1980s they provided most of my wardrobe. As I learned more about threads, I realized PS is more about their updated classics then quality. Not that they sell junk, but for the money you can do better. Sylewise, I think PS is very classy.
     


  8. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    a few points:
    1. 200K in unsold isn't all that uncommon. it sounds like a lot, but 200K is actually on the low end i get from other stores.
    2. i LOVE color but find most men won't wear an orange sweater or something like that, so i like seeing color whereas most men don't
    3. i think there's a really good chance, basically mine if i want it, but wanted some input. would probably be in october or november
    4. not closing, just excess, keep in mind they also have a store in chicago that would contribtue a little to the inventory
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like the others, I think it really depends on what the specific items are. Anything labelled Stuart's Choice is pretty good stuff, and I particularly like their Stuart's Choice shoes (wore a pair today, as a matter of fact). I also like their socks, ties, pocket squares, outerware, and a lot of their casual stuff. I'm not particularly a fan of most of their dress shirts. The Stuart's Choice line of suits are pretty good, the rest merely okay.
     


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    Dan G Senior member

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    Go for it. I like the stuff quite a bit, and wouldn't mind picking up a suit and a pair of shoes if the price was right.
     


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    I would think you'd do much better with the leathergood, accessories, ties, and shoes than the suits and sportcoats. I'd be interested; their sweaters (in addition to above items) are pretty great, as well.
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    dan, if you could guarantee a sale for about 20K, that'd help a lot [​IMG]
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the socks, pocket squares, belts and some of the ties. That leaves $199,500....

    Will
     


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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd skip it if I were you. Paul Stuart does not sell well on ebay. Some of their really premier items would probably go, but overall you would lose your shirt, IMO.
     


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