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>> Martin Greenfield Golden Fleece for BROOKS BROTHERS Custom 40R 3-Piece Suit >>

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by tarheel, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. tarheel

    tarheel Active Member

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    ** SOLD - THANKS GUYS **

    I thought I'd put something up about this AMAZING Golden Fleece suit that I've got in 40R before I list it on eBay. It was made by Martin Greenfield in New York (google him if you don't know - he's the "Tailor to Presidents") as a display suit but it doesn't appear to have even been pinned to a mannequin (the trousers aren't even creased).

    It has many custom touches but the size is a standard 40R - perfect! I've got the actual production ticket from his facility that shows all of the specifications.

    I have included a few pictures of it below. It is exceedingly difficult to capture the beauty of a suit like this in a couple of pictures. If you take a look at those and would like some more information, let me know and I can give you all measurements, specs, etc.

    A few of the basics are:




    Super 130s wool
    Navy herringbone
    40R
    34W trousers
    Matching vest
    Custom awning stripe interior lining to vest and sleeves of jacket
    Hand-stitched edges of lapels and pockets, etc.
    Side vents in rear
    Unfinished sleeves
    All button holes are hand-finished
    Prong loop on trousers
    and more and more...





    If you're interested, let me know. I will be posting it tonight on eBay if I don't get a taker this afternoon but I'll give you first chance at it.

    >> I don't know if I've every seen a Brooks Brothers suit that I personally like better than this one - I don't say that lightly <<

    Since it was custom produced as a display, it doesn't have a retail price. My educated guess (you can check with your local BB) would be $2300+ as new off-the rack Golden Fleece suiting ranges up to $1900 and this one is a 3-piece.

    I'll be posting it on eBay for $340 but would be willing to do $270 (including shipping) if I can save the listing fees/hassle and find a good home for it with an SF member...



    http://www.brooksbuyers.com/GFSuit.jpg
    http://www.brooksbuyers.com/GFSuit2.jpg
    http://www.brooksbuyers.com/GFSuit3.jpg
    http://www.brooksbuyers.com/GFSuit4.jpg
    http://www.brooksbuyers.com/GFSuit5.jpg
     


  2. gefinzi

    gefinzi Senior member

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    I will buy it for $270 if the measurements work for me. I sent you a PM.
     


  3. kali77

    kali77 Senior member

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    If it does not work for gefinzi, I will take it measurements permitting. Just PM me with the measurements if it does not work out.

    Thanks, Gene
     


  4. tarheel

    tarheel Active Member

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    A few measurements that might be helpful (all should be standard for GF 40R):

    Shoulder seam-to-seam: 19.5 inches
    Top of collar to bottom of jacket: 32 inches
    Sleeves are unfinished
    Trousers are uncuffed with fabric to 37.5 inches
    Trousers are pleated
    Full set of horn buttons are included for finishing

    I hope that helps!
     


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    kali77 Senior member

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    Unfortunately the shoulders are to big for me.. What a shame[​IMG]
     


  6. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Why wouldn't you sell it to the first person who responded to your listing?
     


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    thinman Senior member

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    Beautiful suit and unfortunately not my size. But for future reference, you omitted several measurements that I would need to know before buying a suit:

    sleeve length from shoulder seam
    chest
    waist
     


  8. tarheel

    tarheel Active Member

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    thinman- thanks for your input. those are measurements that would be useful for someone else looking at it - thanks.

    Sleeves are unfinished, but shoulder seam to bottom is: 24 inches with 1.5 inches to be let out.
    Chest: 45
    Waist: 42
     


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