Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by srmd22, Oct 19, 2012.
HansderHund beat me to it.
Normally when people post a link to an item on ebay as opposed to just a picture of the item it gets snapped up and the OP gets angry.
That hasn't happened in this case. I think that is the answer to your question.
(1) It's a related topic. I don't think two threads asking about sport coats on ebay is necessary. The OP has 5 responses telling him the jacket is bad, so it's not like I am preventing him from getting his answer. And I'm reasonably certain the OP would derive value from any analysis on any jacket on ebay, because ultimately he is trying to learn what he should be looking for in jackets on ebay.
(2) I have read the articles in styleforum101 and I have read the stickies. None of them talk about sport coats, none of them talk about finding stuff on ebay, and none of them are related to this thread. His post amounts to nothing more than piss off newbie. And yes, I have spent a lot of time reading the WAYWT threads as well.
He, he. So true.
It's not really related. You're asking opinions for your own personal gain, you aren't asking questions that can benefit anyone but yourself. You're simply seeking an opinion on a jacket you're considering. I don't know anyone that would see that as being helpful. There are thousands upon thousands of posts on SF and many of them relate to odd jackets and their construction. Was there something you wanted to know about each of these jackets or do you just want an opinion? If you want to know more about the construction process, do a quick search and take a look at what the tailors have to say in their threads. Want to know about a specific brand? The major brands are mentioned here often and a lot of them have their own threads. Do you want a quick opinion about something? There is the ask a question thread and a should I buy it thread. I don't mind whether you simply want a quick "yes" or "no" or you'd like a detailed description. The point is that you haven't asked anything specific and you don't like someone's response that you should do a bit of research before you post a number of auctions. I won't speculate whether he was just trying to piss off a noob or not as I'm not him. What I can tell you is that there is a large quantity of information available to you and a number of members that are willing to help you out. You would be far better off doing a bit of research on your own first and determine what you're actually after to buy. It's clear you haven't done a huge amount of research if you're showing us 6 different jackets ranging in color and style and size. Three of them are 40R, one a 40L and one a 42R. They range in length from 30.5" - 33.25". The chest measurements range from 20.5" - 25.25". However, 5/6 are from the same seller, so they do have that in common.
Here's the thing. My post gave him 3 jackets with comments that he can at least learn something from. Your contribution has been to start an internet slap fight. If you're so concerned about him getting value out of his thread, why didn't you take that time to tell him something useful?
Since I posted in this thread, I guess I shouldn't be one to talk, but broadly speaking, I think the MC forum would benefit from enforcing the same "no special-flower threads" policy that the SW&D guys have.
Lol, well said. This thread is more entertaining than I was expecting. I did consider that if it were any good it would get snapped up, but it was more a learning question for me, so I wasn't to concerned. Based on the advice, I did pass on this one!
In that price range I'd be shopping in the BS&T on this forum or other consignment shop. And whatever you buy needs to be altered by a tailor. Budget $100 for this.
Do you currently own a sport coat or suit? Do those garments fit? Tailor those garments (if you own them) instead of adding to your collection of ill-fitting dress clothes.
It looks like a 1980s type of sports coat. Not good.
That may be reasonable advice, but how do you know that 1) my current collection is ill-fitting (you seem to have asked and then answered the question, regardless of the fact), and 2) why is a random consignment shop better then ebay (aside from the virtual vs. brick and morter thing, which is negated by the BS&T alternative)? Also, what is different about tailoring a BS&T item versus the others? Are you saying there are no good deals on ebay? I'm not sure I am following your logic. Are you addressing my post, or just spouting off random aphorisms?
I do see the logic of the other criticisms in the thread though.
You can try the item on in a B&M shop.
Many ebayers do not know how to measure clothing. SF sellers usually do.
Is it bespoke? The jacket looks dated and worn out be honest.
How the hell do we get to two pages of thread about a crappy jacket on Ebay?
This is one of the reasons I like StyleForvm.
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