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Irrational exuberance

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

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    This suit is very nice, but I think the bidding has gotten a bit out of hand. Â Unfortunately, this seems to be a pattern. Â Many men who wear 40R + few good offerings on eBay = no steals. Â [​IMG]
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Back off my 40Rs, or I will put the smack... down.

    On the other hand, being a nearly perfect 40R means that sample sales are usually goldmines.
     
  3. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    That seller was writing a novel with all that copy. Yeesh. Is the Bugatti he was referring to a Bugatti Royalle?

    At any rate, I wish I was a 40R. Try finding stuff in 48L. Even in stores I face a smaller selection than my shorter and less bulkier peers.
     
  4. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    That auction is out of hand, considering I bought a RLPL suit NWT for $580 a few months ago. True mine wasn't cashmere, but it had 1% cashmere in it.
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Wow. Â Bidding is at $641 with more than three hours to go. Â [​IMG]
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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  7. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    At least you've got some offerings; try being a 38S, bucko. I have no sympathy for you. [​IMG] Â [​IMG]
     
  8. housemaidsknee

    housemaidsknee Senior member

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    i was going to say - i'm a 40s and it's 10 times harder to find things than a 40r.
     
  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    He has many, including a Type 59, #59122: [​IMG] The one they are refering to is his Type 57 Atlantic Coupe one of three built: [​IMG] Parts of his collection will be exhibited at MFA in Boston in 2005: http://www.mfa.org/_archiv....ase.pdf Of much greater interest to me, he also owns Ferraris. Among others: 1954 375 Plus s/n 0398 TF 1957 250 TR s/n 0734 TR 1960 250 SWB California s/n 2167 GT 1961 250 TRI/61 s/n 0792TR 1962 250 GTO s/n 3987 GT 1965 365 P2/3 s/n 0826 1973 365 GTS/4 NART s/n 17063 The last car he bought was an Alfa Romeo 8C, for over $10mm
     
  10. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] Ya'll are a tough crowd... Even if it goes for $700, that's still 1/3rd of retail. Not the best deal on ebay, but still a good deal. It's going this high because of the fabric - it is very unique.
     
  11. Zubberah

    Zubberah Senior member

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    I'm also a 40R (average). When I was on eBay in 1999 and 2000 I could get brand new Kiton and Brioni suits in 40R for US$300. Now everyone seems to have cottoned on and unfortuntaely 40R is one of the most popular sizes. Bargains are few and far between nowadays. I blame boards like this. Â [​IMG]
     
  12. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    "Düde, you need to pump some iohln." -the big Arnold looking guy in Weekend at Bernie's So, I am not alone in thinking that a 40 chest 32 waist seems to be the most common size of the style conscious 20s-30s male. Those are always the racks in the discount stores that seem to be cleared out of anything good before I get there. I wondered if it was just me or Seattle, land of the scrawny level-5 vegan. (Who doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow.)
     
  13. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    "I wondered if it was just me or Seattle, land of the scrawny level-5 vegan. (Who doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow.)" What if we're talking tall grasses, or tree bark, that's still on the tree...?
     
  14. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Not to sound totally crass... but this nugget came from an old co-worker, a twenty-something Jewish girl from the UES, responding to a Vegan argument offered by our Assistant Principal: "How can you eat anything with a face? Â I would feel terrible knowing what I had just done,"stated the AP. "Sucks to be your wife," stated co-worker. Â (My mouth dropped to the floor, followed by laughter in the rec-room).
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    If tree bark casts a shadow in the forest, and no level five vegan is there to cry over it, does it still deserve a hug? NCT: hilarious. [​IMG]
     
  16. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Level five vegan--I've never heard this before, but then I'm from Boston where we think nothing of boiling a helpless 2 lb. lobster alive in its own shell while listening to its almost human screams of agony.

    What is a level five vegan allowed to eat-- sustainable insect feces?
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Okay, I admit to my plagiarism, it's a joke from a Simpsons episode. One of the very few that I found funny in the last few years, I might add.

    I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there were levels of veganism, though.
     
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    AJL Senior member

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    Actually I wasn't calling you out--I thought you all had something special going on in Seattle that I was unaware of. Fact is I feel a bit cheated, cause I thought it was pretty damn funny, particularly in the context in which you applied it. I suppose its still funny, it's just not...real. Damnit. [​IMG]
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Sorry, man, didn't mean to harsh your mellow there. [​IMG] I think we do have something special going on here in Seattle, and I'm really hoping the secession thing goes through. Incidentally, so do all the surrounding communities. [​IMG]
     

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