Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inimitable, Dec 27, 2013.
Thanks for the mention(s), @razl .
Prices Dropped: BNWT LBM 1911 Suits in Size 36/38 Navy Donegal and Minicheck
Corneliani Trend two pieces suit. Size 50 8R
RLBL Anthony Suit Solid Navy BNWT 36S
LBM 1911 Grey Flannel Sport Coat 54 EUR size
10 Pair NWT Pants from Incotex and Canali - Sizes 30 - 38 - Wool and Cotton
Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. Suede Wingtip Brown 8.5D US
Isaia Wool-Cashmere SC 40 US
the oft-sold-out bitter chocolate hober grenadine. Good deal.
Vass U Last - Antic Cognac - Split Toe - Size 42 - PM for more styles
4.12 DROPS! Shirts: Borrelli, S. Piccolo, Vincenzo di Ruggiero, Muscariello...
FS: Panerai PAM27BT, silver arrow, tritium dial, complete set.
Barker Black Burgandy Brogue Cap Toe Oxfords - sz 10UK/11US
Alden NST Tanker Boot Natural CXL 11.5D
Stunning New Pratesi Brunelleschi Leather Lawyer's Briefcase
E.MARINELLA NAPOLI Tie
New Brooks Brothers Peal & Co Cordovan Boots by Crockett & Jones
*PRICE DROP* Herring Knightsbridge Oxfords Chestnut: Size 9.5G UK
4/22 $ Drop: Helmut Lang Silk Indigo Blazer, Size 50
FS: Kiton double monk strap two tone shoes (sz 8eu)
Asprey leather folio
Faconnable cashmere blazer. Navy blue. 40R
Oxxford blue mini-check. Wool/cashmere. 40R.
Boglioli Size 52L Jacket (fits like a R) "Coat" cut
Bespoke Napoli Su MIsura Shirts Size 16
**Drop & New PIX** Lodger Black Captoe Oxfords 10.5UK
NSM Bespoke Sportcoat
(ANOTHER price drop) Handwelted Shell Cordovan Galway Reproduction by Rozsnyai 10/10.5 US
BRAND NEW - DI MELLA NAPOLI BLUE CAPTOES - HUGE DROPS
NWT New SIMONNOT GODARD Pocket Squares 100% Cotton Made In France MSRP $75.00
NWT Stile Latino Napoli - Chambray Blue DB Jacket 54 IT
FS: new brown MTO Meermin galosh oxfords, size 43EU, calf and suede
9UK Crockett & Jones Whiskey Shell Cordovan Harlech
NWT ETRO Cashmere Blazer light brown size M 38R
Stephan Schneider - AW12 Rugs to Riches scarf
More Drops!: BNWT Luigi Borrelli Dress Shirts 15, 15.5, 15.75, 16, 17.5 (Price includes shipping within US)
Cleverley, Saint Crispins, Bemer, Trickers, Sargent, Vauk, Sanders
and great job, razl
NIB Meermin boot in 6.5, $250
pre-owned stuart's choice in 9.5,$99
both are nice look,and very very great price
Not everyone's cup of tea, but for the right person it will be
JOHN LOBB AINTREE PRESTIGE LABEL 10.5 E 1105 last, US 11.5 $500
Friendly reminder to anyone purchasing used goods off of B&S to always ask for detailed measurements, no matter how low the price is compared to retail. Got (what I thought was) a great deal on a shirt that was tagged as 16/34, but it arrived and--through either tailoring or intentional shrinkage--is more like a 16/32 and completely un-wearable.
+1, absolutely required with used clothing (from anywhere, not just B&S).
Tailoring, shrinkage, adjustments, etc. all add up to the chance that it might not still be what the label says or even "standard" for what it would be like if you bought it new. Measurements on all your critical areas are necessary for success.
Oh, and keep in mind that not everyone is a good measurer and sometimes fabrics can or construction can make accuracy difficult; be explicit in how you want the seller to measure and know that pictures as guides are helpful. Google shirt/suit/pants "measurement diagram" to find images of such things and/or keep some handy that match the strategy that you use.
Good luck out there!
That would definitely trigger a return if it were me.
A 16/34 should be 16.25 (if fused) or 16.5 (if not) and 34.5-35 out of the box to allow for shrinkage. But it's impossible to rely even on manufacturers measurements for shirts. The oddest one I've found is the Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Full Dress (I.e. White Tie) shirt. Usually BB ears on the side of being big, but the collar on this one is 1/2 inch smaller than the tag size (purchased new from BB).
agreed. i might add that while vast majority of sellers/buyers are super friendly and flexible, it is often better to discuss terms of return ahead of time to avoid potential embarrassments, especially if the item/shipping is quite expensive. i bought a shirt advertised with a P2P of 19.5 which turned out to be about 18ish (with other defects that were not disclosed at the sale) and had to pay for the shipping both ways because we never discussed the terms of return prior. learned my lesson...
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