The Best of B&S - Someone should buy this!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inimitable, Dec 27, 2013.

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    I think that is the point of this thread, nobody is buying anything on B&S anymore no matter what the deal is. I let go of some Lattanzis at $200 and that was so low I was more tempted to just give them to goodwill.
     


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    One of the previously mentioned problems is that the marketplace doesn't operate efficiently: browsing is like finding the right insect trapped in a massive spiderweb. It also doesn't operate congenially: offering items below value/group participation has shifted to threads in MC/SW&D. Perhaps with a better organized web with spid...; I'll end this analogy for everyone's sake.

    A consequence is that price cuts don't work to generate sales like they did before - it's mostly a negotiation against yourself until the right buyer comes along. Some sellers may drop and see a sale, but others may end up dropping the price well below "market value" - making the selling process somewhat frustrating.

    But the takeaway for me is that the B&S will start to do better once buyers start to remember the benefits of having a labyrinthine market. There is such a culture of finding interesting items in the thrift thread/general forum and the B&S items are from people who spend time on a site learning and conversing about clothing. Maybe the outlet clearance deals aren't there, but there are still Lattanzis for $200, MTO shoes, custom made SCs, and ties from makers you would have never seen. You can't simply browse #menswear or #sw&d on commercial websites/affiliate threads without relying on a specific selection curated by an individual or company - or a preset search limited by your own knowledge. I've stumbled across so many nice items and brands that I may have never known about had it not been for the B&S.

    That experience is a good enough reason to keep me posting and shopping.


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    2 outrageously nice La Vera items for a song: Blue Gray SC US 46 & Navy overcoat/rain jacket

    EG Galways in one of my favorite rustic elegant makeups - 10/10.5 82

    Pure Cash Borrelli - 42

    Vass megathread

    Howard Yount Summer Hopsack - 36

    Panta Navy 6 Fold

    G&G Hayes - 7/7.5

    Stuart's Choice Cap Toes - 9.5

    EG Suede Chukkas withvarnished RLPL trees 10/10.5 - $375

    Isaia Donegal Wool/Cash/Silk - 40

    EGs - 10/10.5

    RLPL Camel Hair Vest - M

    Alden Shell Cord and Vass 43.5/10.5

    Attolini per Domenico Vacca Grey Suit ~42

    EG Loafers 11.5/12

    Panta shantung and grenadine

    Marshall Anthony (U.S. handmade) Sand Linen and Navy Plaid Wool Ties

    Marinella Ties from $89

    W+H Service Boots ~10.5

    Corthay Vendome 8.5
     


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    Kopped! Thanks Gentlemen.

     


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    I'm starting to contemplate the smartness of my decision to subscribe to this thread.
     


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