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used suits!

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

  1. RobertE

    RobertE Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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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