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Sportcoat help

Pink22m

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Gentlemen: I was browsing in a consignment shop today in San Francisco called Jeremy's, which carries out of season goods from many of the higher end makers. Â There was this particular sportcoat that caught my attention; I had actually seen it over Christmas and was somewhat astonished that it was still in the place. Â It is a size 36 (regular I think), charcoal grey, with side vents, a ticket pocket, and working sleeve buttons. Â I was looking inside the jacket for a make, but there were no labels. Â The Jeremy's tag on it said RLPL, so I figured it could perhaps be Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Â The price was marked down to $199, from $500 or so last time I saw it over Christmas time. Â What do you guys think? Â I know you don't have pictures of it, but it looked like it was in excellent condition, never worn. Â Is this something that you think could come from Purple Label? Â The working sleeve buttons have me thinking that it is definetely a higher end manufacturer, but I am not as good with sportcoats as I am with shirts, so I don't know as much (and this would be my first sportcoat if I purchase it). Â Do you think this sounds like a good find? Â Your comments and thoughts are appreciated. Â Thanks for your help gentlemen. Brian P.S Â If any of you know this place, please refrain from purchasing it if you happen to be a 36 like me.
 

johnnynorman3

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If I were you, I'd assume that this place knows what it's talking about and if you like it, purchase it (though $199 seems a little high for a consignment shop and I bet you could bargain them down 50 bucks or so at least). Then I'd take it to the Polo store in SF and ask them -- if you aren't too embarrassed to do this. If it happens to not be a Purple Label, take it back to Jeremy's. I'm sure they'd accept the return (legally, they would have to).
 

matadorpoeta

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pink,
check the inner left breast pocket. there is usually a tag inside with the size and it may have the maker's name.

for $199 i say who cares about the maker. if you like the fabric and cut and it fits you well buy it.
 

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