Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.
It won't work, and will make you look ridiculous.
Start thrifting and find something that fits
Bah to the crowd. Do it and post a pic or four.
Thanks! I was just soooooooooooo excited to see a G&H jacket in a vintage store. I literally yelled out, "Oh wow!" Then the excitement wilted after I saw the made in HK tag. Then I became a bit confused...I'm going to try to hit up 20 or so vintage and thrift stores on Wednesday. Wish me luck!
Quote: colts87: "I'm gonna do it! I'm gonna jump! I'm gonna fuckin' jump! Don't come any closer!"
[the rest of us]: "Don't do it! Think about what you're doing. You don't have to do this!"
A Canucker: "Do it! Do it! Do it! (and take some pictures on the way down so I can watch)..."
I wouldn't, but if you don't care about ruining a "beautiful vintage glen plaid tweed in a unique green/blue/black"....
And if your tailor refuses to ruin it for you.
Wow, sharp eyes!
Really.....I mean REALLY.... of all the threads, or starting a brand new one, you thought the thrift bragging thread was the BEST place to ask this question (off my soap box) Why dont you take a few pictures and post it here...you will get a MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better response.
Yeah, I picked up a G&H SC a while back that was made in USA by Hickey Freeman, and I had trouble even selling it for $10. It was side-vented too. I received 3 or 4 messages by confused potential buyers who didn't understand how it was made in USA when G&H is a Saville Row tailor. After learning it was licensed, everyone lost interest. I could see a suit doing better though.
Sorry Brian, I didn't mean to sound snarky. It was meant to be a playful jab, no offense intended.
1) It was for me. It was a bit tight and a bit too ugly. It was cotton and wool. 2) It was $55. Not a bad price...
That's the thing, it has the tags but if feels vintage...did they simply sewn the patches back on there...That's another reason I passed it. I might go back and swoop it up just to flip it on ebay.
Only got $40 for my G&H by HF suit....but of course it wasn't made in HK either.
Did you post is as "Gieves & Hawkes made in the USA by Hickey Freeman Sportcoat"?
Do you have any pics? Was it from a thrift store or a vintage store?
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