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Is this a nice sports coat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by srmd22, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. timr

    timr Member

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    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?
     
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  2. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    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.


    http://www.styleforum.net/t/120807/attention-re-starting-new-threads-you-are-not-a-special-flower
     
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  3. srmd22

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    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!
     
  4. AbeFroeman

    AbeFroeman Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. connor09

    connor09 Senior member

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    It looks like a 1980s type of sports coat. Not good.
     
  6. srmd22

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    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.
     
  7. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    You can try the item on in a B&M shop.

    Many ebayers do not know how to measure clothing. SF sellers usually do.
     
  8. sullivan025

    sullivan025 Senior member

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    Is it bespoke? The jacket looks dated and worn out be honest.
     
  9. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    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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  10. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    :rotflmao:
     
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