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Manhattan Sales Alert!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Picked up a nice blue windowpane for $199, 95% cashmere, 5% silk and unfinished and from Bergdorf's. Those seemed to be the best deals, as long as it was not 100% cashmere, they were $199. They seemed to think the markdowns would be slight if any today. I guess the early reports will be in an hour or so.

    Nice, Beckwith. That sounds like the one I have. I love it. You got a great bargain.


    ...there was 1 "large' (44R I'd guess ) 100% cashmere light gray herringbone 1/2 lined BJ sport coat for 66% off 600. This thing must have been 2 grand retail.

    Well, since it was a Bobbie Jones sportcoat, they were actually selling them for $100. I bought two. [​IMG] It's quarter lined, three open patch pockets, with working sleeve buttonholes. It's 1/4" too long in the sleeves for me, but it's a beauty. MSRP was $1350 each. A small is a 38. Also picked up some linen double reverse pleat with side ring adjuster trousers for $60. Had them split all my pieces = no tax. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. Beckwith

    Beckwith Senior member

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    Thanks chorse. They told me it was a spring/summer/fall type coat, what is your opinion? Is that a little warm for the summer or could I get away with it?
     


  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I think you could wear it on cool spring days as it's not very heavy, but I think it's too warm for even a day like today. That cashmere will keep you toasty.
     


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    billiebob Senior member

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    The BJ cashmere sportcoat was selling for 600 yesterday afternoon, and was marked down to around 200 this morning. It was also made in italy and marked "Large", in the outerwear section.

    Yesterday I got two sportcoats for 99. One was a BJ navy silk windowpane and the other...was a bright pink linen HF with mother of pearl buttons. This I will wear to a wedding where the dress code is either solid pink or solid black.
     


  5. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    They might have made an error in ringing mine up, but they most certainly charged me $100 per. I'm wearing it now, and it's the same one you describe.

    I saw both those sportcoats yesterday. Very very nice.
     


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    You are a lucky guy. The sample sale price tag clearly said 599. I wonder why this garment was in the outerwear section. It's a fantastic jacket, no doubt.
     


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    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    You guys are just killing me.
     


  8. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    Well I came away from HF empty-handed. Nothing for the little guys (36R).

    I really don't understand the logic behind the Hickey brand not being manufactured in smaller than a 38. Who's brilliant idea is that?

    At least some very poorly dressed older men were walking away with plenty of merchandise.

    Dan
     


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    chorse123 Senior member

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    I really don't understand the logic behind the Hickey brand not being manufactured in smaller than a 38. Who's brilliant idea is that?

    Did you try a of the "Hickey" 38 regular? I thought it was very small for a 38, much more like a 36. Then again, it was a madras print, so...

    The one thing I didn't get, which I greatly debated, was a double breasted navy blazer. Very nice, high quality, looked great on me, but.... I'd spent a lot, and I don't know how often I'd wear it. For $100, I would have bit, but at $200 on my budget it's a little much for a once or twice a month jacket.

    I called Soiffer-Haskin and they said there will be no more markdowns. I think it's a shame they didn't mark down their suits and ties at the same rate as sportcoats.
     


  10. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    Did you try a of the "Hickey" 38 regular? I thought it was very small for a 38, much more like a 36. Then again, it was a madras print, so...

    The one thing I didn't get, which I greatly debated, was a double breasted navy blazer. Very nice, high quality, looked great on me, but.... I'd spent a lot, and I don't know how often I'd wear it. For $100, I would have bit, but at $200 on my budget it's a little much for a once or twice a month jacket.

    I called Soiffer-Haskin and they said there will be no more markdowns. I think it's a shame they didn't mark down their suits and ties at the same rate as sportcoats.


    I did try the 38, and while it was smaller than their normal 38s, it was nowhere near a 36. My real qualm is that the line is geared towards the people that tend to be those small size and are super skinny (look at their models). No one wants to see a size 44 in a skin tight blazer (no offense to you 44s, or larger). But alas. I really liked that madras print too (the blue and red one). Just saved myself some money.

    Glad to hear some others found some stuff there.

    Dan
     


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    TSE Cashmeres sweaters starting at $50.

    72 Greene St., nr. Spring St. (917-606-6795)
    5/9-5/13 (10-7)


    Paper Denim & Cloth

    230 W. 39th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fourth fl. (212-398-5010)
    5/8 (8:30-7); 5/9-5/12 (9-6)
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    How's the quality of TSE cashmere?
     


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    How's the quality of TSE cashmere?

    Middling dah. I put it several steps below the bestter Scottish and Italian makers. I have a few pieces from Bergdorf and they have not held up well in comaprison to the others.
     


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    Thanks, Andrew. With the frequency of cashmere sample sales in NYC, I see no reason to spring for the lower-quality stuff.

    dan
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks, Andrew. With the frequency of cashmere sample sales in NYC, I see no reason to spring for the lower-quality stuff.

    dan


    Very true. About a year or two ago Filene's had a huge allotment of Avon Cellis. These were the full range of thoe line. Everything form 12 ply cashmere, Millionaire cashmere and super 150s Tasmanian.

    I must have picked 20+ sweaters ranging in price from $25-$99.

    It's defintiely worth the wait until soemthing better comes along.
     


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