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gorgekko

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Spotted this eBay auction: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws....8163836 I'm not familiar with Burberry suits as they don't sell them up in northern Ontario. I'm not a big fan of the lapels but the price is nice and it's hard to find good 48L suits on eBay.
 

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Take a pass -- this suit is almost certainly completely fused and stiff as a board. It likely is an older Burberry model, not one of the newer ones which are decently half-fused by Hickey.
 

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it's hard to find good 48L suits on eBay.
you are telling me. I have been looking for a sportcoat for 2 months now and I have yet to see any that are decent and a reasonable price.
 

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Are you sure, Johnny? I wish I could see the label in that jacket. There are older "Burberry's" jackets that say "Prorsum" on the label, but the newer Burberry Prorsum is beautiful.

The low rise (isn't 17" really low? that's at most 8.5" in the front) makes me think that it could be from the newer line.
 

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The fact that the auction describes it as "Burberrys" instead of "Burberry" gives me pause -- that's an older model.  Moreover, that button stance is too low to be one of the newer models, which while made by Hickey have a lot of modern styling elements to them (picking, higher button stance, many with double vents).  I also doubt that a consignment shop flipper (which this person undoubtedly is) would come across a newer Burberry model -- people that buy Burberry HF suits are likely younger, and unlikely to suddenly clean out their closet or die.  

I said it is "likely" an older model, which I know from experience are not worth even $75.  They are stiff and very sack like.  There is a chance it is a newer model, but I'd ask to see the tag first to make sure.

Also, the 17.5" rise is incorrect. I assume she was trying to give the front rise, not total rise. A total of 17.5 rise would seriously be like a 7" front rise. Anything under 10" is really not good for a pair of dress pants. Obviously she measured way incorrectly.
 

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The fact that the auction describes it as "Burberrys" instead of "Burberry" gives me pause -- that's an older model. Moreover, that button stance is too low to be one of the newer models, which while made by Hickey have a lot of modern styling elements to them (picking, higher button stance, many with double vents). I also doubt that a consignment shop flipper (which this person undoubtedly is) would come across a newer Burberry model -- people that buy Burberry HF suits are likely younger, and unlikely to suddenly clean out their closet or die.

I said it is "likely" an older model, which I know from experience are not worth even $75. They are stiff and very sack like. There is a chance it is a newer model, but I'd ask to see the tag first to make sure.

Also, the 17.5" rise is incorrect. I assume she was trying to give the front rise, not total rise. A total of 17.5 rise would seriously be like a 7" front rise. Anything under 10" is really not good for a pair of dress pants. Obviously she measured way incorrectly.
Thanks for clarification.
 

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I would email her and ask for a picture of the interior label(s). That will tell you quite a bit.
 

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you are telling me. I have been looking for a sportcoat for 2 months now and I have yet to see any that are decent and a reasonable price.
Yeah, I've been on that quest myself of late. Pity I didn't wear zoot suits because that's all I seem to see when searching for 48L, ha ha.

Well, I emailed her and asked for pictures of the inside labels so hopefully we'll learn more shortly.
 

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(topcatny @ Feb. 15 2005,16:34) you are telling me. Â I have been looking for a sportcoat for 2 months now and I have yet to see any that are decent and a reasonable price.
Yeah, I've been on that quest myself of late. Pity I didn't wear zoot suits because that's all I seem to see when searching for 48L, ha ha. Well, I emailed her and asked for pictures of the inside labels so hopefully we'll learn more shortly.
I have seen those zoot suits too. What the hell is up with that?
 

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A rather good question. I realize that at 33 I am no longer wired into the culture as I was just a few short years ago but I still think I would have received notice a long time ago that zoot suits were making a comeback. I mean, if they barely made an impression during the short-lived swing revival of the late 90s (how I miss those days), I can't see them coming back now. I guess someone got screwed into buying them and figured eBay was the place to go to sell them
 

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(gorgekko @ Feb. 15 2005,20:11)
Originally Posted by topcatny,Feb. 15 2005,16:34
you are telling me. Â I have been looking for a sportcoat for 2 months now and I have yet to see any that are decent and a reasonable price.
Yeah, I've been on that quest myself of late. Pity I didn't wear zoot suits because that's all I seem to see when searching for 48L, ha ha. Well, I emailed her and asked for pictures of the inside labels so hopefully we'll learn more shortly.
I have seen those zoot suits too. Â What the hell is up with that?
What is a zoot suit?
 

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generally longer coat, of a bright color, 10+ buttons on the front, wide, peaked lapels.
 

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here is one of the zoot suits we are referring to. zoot suit I particularly like the faux animal stripes on this one.
 

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Oh - get the zoot suit..

Just kidding. I too have noticed that there a several manufacturers currently selling these brand new suits on Ebay. They're all man-made fabrics and I think they are the same suits that you often see in small ethnic stores in LA or New York retailing for about $100. I've even seen a booth carrying these suits at "The Indoor Swap Meet" here in Phoenix.

Bradford
 

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