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New polo suit? What do you think?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I think you did great and the suit is very nice.

    My question is, How can sellers sell these Polo's at such a low price? They must get them very for very low wholesale prices to do this. There are many on Ebay selling RL, RLPL, and Polo at very deep discount. Anyone have any idea how they do it?


    Outlet stores. These are professional sellers who cruise the outlets and the sales. I noticed, for example, that a bunch of the J.Crew merchandise from the recent sale ended up on ebay at much higher (though still decent) prices.
     
  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Your are damn fucking skippy it would look good that way.
    Granted, this is tweed and the Polo suit isn't, but it's the same idea:
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    I really wish more professors would dress like the learned, scholarly folk they're supposed to be.

    skippy?
     
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    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I hate you.



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    LOL [​IMG]
     
  5. Jovan

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    Ed: I don't think that's tweed. I think it's just a brown/grey fabric. The only person I've seen to wear tweed in the Indiana Jones trilogy thus far is Henry Jones Sr.

    Also, very nice suit. Cool vintage feel to it.
     
  6. Edward Appleby

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    Ed: I don't think that's tweed. I think it's just a brown/grey fabric. The only person I've seen to wear tweed in the Indiana Jones trilogy thus far is Henry Jones Sr.
    The roll of the lapel and the dimpling around the vest buttons suggest a thick fabric to me.
     
  7. ranchsooner

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    I think you did great and the suit is very nice.

    My question is, How can sellers sell these Polo's at such a low price? They must get them very for very low wholesale prices to do this. There are many on Ebay selling RL, RLPL, and Polo at very deep discount. Anyone have any idea how they do it?


    The outlet in Denver has/had a couple of these suits for $150. FYI, It seems all suits, Blue or Purple Label go for $300 and all Sport Coats go for $200. Then it's a function of whether you get a 30% or 50% discount on top of that. Depends on their sale cycle. They have been at 50% for a while now.
     
  8. lawyerdad

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    The outlet in Denver has/had a couple of these suits for $150. FYI, It seems all suits, Blue or Purple Label go for $300 and all Sport Coats go for $200. Then it's a function of whether you get a 30% or 50% discount on top of that. Depends on their sale cycle. They have been at 50% for a while now.
    These are sale discounts given at the outlet off the "standard" outlet price of $300 or whatever?
     
  9. Edward Appleby

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    The outlet in Denver has/had a couple of these suits for $150. FYI, It seems all suits, Blue or Purple Label go for $300 and all Sport Coats go for $200. Then it's a function of whether you get a 30% or 50% discount on top of that. Depends on their sale cycle. They have been at 50% for a while now.
    Wow. Are you telling me you can bet Purple Label suits for $150? Dude, if they have any good 40Rs, I'd be very interested if you could hook me up, for a finders fee of course.
     
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    Wow. Are you telling me you can bet Purple Label suits for $150? Dude, if they have any good 40Rs, I'd be very interested if you could hook me up, for a finders fee of course.

    No Purple Label, but there was a stunning Blue Label fully canvassed suit in a charcoal/medium grey with blue and white pinstripes in the Jerome model. Let me know if you are interested.
     
  11. Edward Appleby

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    No Purple Label, but there was a stunning Blue Label fully canvassed suit in a charcoal/medium grey with blue and white pinstripes in the Jerome model. Let me know if you are interested.
    Thanks for the heads up, but the PL is what I'm really after. So it is possible, though, to get RLPL for $150, they just didn't have any in stock when you were last there?
     
  12. chorse123

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    No Purple Label, but there was a stunning Blue Label fully canvassed suit in a charcoal/medium grey with blue and white pinstripes in the Jerome model. Let me know if you are interested.

    Anything in 38R? [​IMG]
     
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    Anything in 38R? [​IMG]

    I will look the next time I am there. Won't be until Fri though. They had the same suit I described to Edward in a 38, but it was a short I think. Edward, PL is the same price, but those pieces show up much less frequently. I will keep my eyes open though. I am friends with the manager, so I get to go in the stockroom for my "private showing" before they are put on the floor.
     
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    Thanks! I would probably buy any 38R suit in that price range.
     
  15. Edward Appleby

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    I will look the next time I am there. Won't be until Fri though. They had the same suit I described to Edward in a 38, but it was a short I think. Edward, PL is the same price, but those pieces show up much less frequently. I will keep my eyes open though. I am friends with the manager, so I get to go in the stockroom for my "private showing" before they are put on the floor.
    Thanks a lot man. If you see any Purple Label in a 40r in that range, please do let me know, and we'll work something out.
     
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    The roll of the lapel and the dimpling around the vest buttons suggest a thick fabric to me.
    That doesn't make it tweed. A lot of fabrics in the '30s were thick.
     
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    It's a nice suit at an ok price. Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
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    I love the suit. I think you did good at that price.
     
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    Love it, except for the flat front trousers.

    I know they are popular now but I think they wil cause the suit to look dated soon. A lot more than pleated trousers would, IMHO.
     

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