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Polo IV with ticket pocket - keep it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by onespeed, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. onespeed

    onespeed Member

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    Hi everyone, first time poster long time lurker [​IMG] I just picked up an italian 3 button Polo by Ralph Lauren suit. Model type is: 7J54 9 2 POLO IV and it's 100% virgin wool - very soft. The materials and quality seem to be fairly good, fits fairly well but we'll see what my tailor says since I'm a bit rusty on fit. I'm trying to see if I should keep it? It has a ticket pocket, and I'll be honest I'm a bit behind on current fashion trends. This will be the first new suit I've bought in several years. Keep the ticket pocket or return? Would appreciate your candid opinions! Oh, it was $380 at Off 5th, buried in the back of the store. A quick scan of ebay shows I might have gotten a decent deal? thanks in advance!
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  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    munchausen Senior member

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    It's terrible. If it's a 38 or 39r, don't even return it. Send it to me and I will see it's properly disposed of.
     
  4. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Arg its a 40.

    Any in size 38?
     
  5. saint

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    All Polo IVs come with a ticket pocket, and its a favorite RL cut on SF. I personally like a ticket pocket on my jackets, but it depends on how you feel about the suit. If you like it keep it, its a classic cut; if you don't like it flip it or return it.
     
  6. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Extra virgin wool? Like EVOO?
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You got it for a good price. But you need to decide if it fits you well in the shoulders. Not too big and not overly tight. If it fits in the shoulders then a good tailor can usually make the rest work for you.

    The suit is classic, what's not to like?
     
  8. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    I think a ticket pocket adds a nice touch to the suit. I don't see it often so something different always looks good.
     
  9. stu00a

    stu00a Senior member

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    sell it to me.
     
  10. mack11211

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    "Extra virgin" is for olive oil, not wool.

    Unless you know sheep better than I do.
     
  11. randob300

    randob300 Senior member

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    Keep it. I just picked up a Polo IV linen jacket and love it. It's classic suit that will never go out of style.
     
  12. malefic

    malefic Senior member

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    I love ticket pockets. Whether to keep it is obviously up to you, but you definitely shouldn't return it over the ticket pocket -- that's a great detail.
     
  13. onespeed

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    thanks for the feedback, you guys are great - appreciate it! Glad to know it was a good deal. It's so rare to see quality pieces at the Saks outlets in my area so I was pleasantly surprised to find it.

    I really like it and it does fit well. The shoulders are a bit more narrow which fits my smaller shoulder width very well. The girl thought it looked sharp so it's a winner.

    Off to the tailor tomorrow for hemming and whatever else he feels is needed.
     
  14. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    The ticket pocket has become really popular in the past year, I can't say that it will stay that way but is certain no reason to return the jacket.
     
  15. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    "Extra virgin" is for olive oil, not wool.

    Unless you know sheep better than I do.


    Or for SF members [​IMG]
     
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    If the only question is the ticket pocket you should keep it, the price is fantastic...well done!
     
  17. onespeed

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    "Extra virgin" is for olive oil, not wool. Unless you know sheep better than I do.
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  18. I. Gentantithesis

    I. Gentantithesis Senior member

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    Is there an original Saks retail tag under the lapel or adhered to the blue hang tag on the front? 'Extrafine' is a term which would indicate 100s or 120s grade wool. (Superfine is 80s, if one recalls correctly). Sans price tag, $1500 or up should be a decent ball park guess on the current price of a similar suit.
     

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