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used suits!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RobertE, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. RobertE

    RobertE Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    good morning gentlemen! i always get help here! simple question; used suits.

    OK, i own ONE Oxxford suit. i know the history, and quality. cannot afford them now. on this forum, and elsewhere, like "an affordable wardrobe" you can buy used suits. i am a simple size, should be easy enough.

    is there any reason i should not buy used suits? insect pests? could always dry clean. one favorite thing i have is a Lock fedora from around the 1940's i had it cleaned, came out like brand new.

    any advice would be great!! I am not a multi millionaire, used suits might be fantastic.

  2. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

    Oct 26, 2004
    New York City
    Nothing wrong with used clothing as long as it looks good.

    If you want to be fancy, the gussied-up term is "resale" or "vintage." Women have been buying "resale" and "vintage" for years.

    With the concerns about bedbugs you have to be careful. If you have a reputable resale store in your area, patronize it. In the big cities there are vintage shows. Otherwise, buy from eBay only from reputable dealers.

    Good luck.

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