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Yet another eBay question from me today

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Does anyone care to weigh in on the quality and value (at this price) of the suit linked to below? Thanks. Mid grey striped Zegna suit
     
  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Hard to say what the retail is without knowing the fabric. It's going to run between $1700 and $2400, and in that cut in that particular fabric color/pattern I think $500 is a very good deal.
     
  3. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I picked up an Oxxford sport coat from the seller. Fine transaction.

    On a side note, I found the reference to "faux functiuonal buttons" amusing. Possibly, non-functioning buttons might have been better?
     
  4. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Age appropriate for someone in their early twenties?
     
  5. Mr Checks

    Mr Checks Senior member

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    You'll be wearing a white coat for 40 years after you graduate, so get the sweet Italian suit now [​IMG]
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Age appropriate? Yes, of course. This might be a tropical wool fabric; you might want to ask. Not a good fabric for year round wear (too light). Also, some Zegna pants are very tapered, which you may want to ask about as well.
     
  7. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I'd be up for a tropical wool, as I'll be in LA next year. Also, the Zegna pants that I have are pretty tapered and I love them. Thanks for all of your advice. Also, in case my eyes are deceiving me, this looks like a mid-grey w/ stripe not a charcoal w/ stripe right?
     
  8. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Doesn't look like it has a stripe at all. Looks like a subtle prince of wales weave.
     
  9. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I was looking at the pants, and the pants look to definitely have a stripe, but I could be out of my mind.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    HS,

    Just a heads up, but no one except for entertainment lawyers wears suits in LA. Even the financial people are by and large business casual. And everyone else is casual casual. I know I'm biased, but ask pretty much anyone else on the board in the LA area, and I'm sure the answers will be theme and variation.
     
  11. kabert

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    I've bought Oxxford items from this seller - all positive experiences.
     
  12. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I think you're right, my monitor made it look like a stripe. How does a Prince of Wales weave differ from a glen plaid?
     
  13. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Not much -- just the fashion in which the lines intersect. My first good suit resembled the Zegna you are showing. I liked it a lot.
     
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    Carlo Senior member

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    Hopkins - I know the seller quite well. Brian is your kind of people and he's honest and a nice guy. I've been to his place and he has good stuff. And if the ad format looks vaguely familiar that's okay, he bought and paid for the consulting from another seller, lol

    If you have questions on it give him a call and say Chuck told you that he'd take good care of you.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Does that look like a long to anyone else?
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    (johnnynorman3 @ April 27 2005,14:34) Doesn't look like it has a stripe at all. Â Looks like a subtle prince of wales weave.
    I think you're right, my monitor made it look like a stripe. Â How does a Prince of Wales weave differ from a glen plaid?
    from the ben silver site:
     
  17. spatten

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    My recent experience with Zegna OTR is that the suits run about 1" longer than most other makers. It does look a touch long in the picture.

    I can wear a R in Zegna, but have to wear L in most.
     
  18. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I'd disagree with that. I actually find Zegna run true to length, if not a dab short. Normally the pants are hiked up the mannequin, which might give the illusion of extra length in the coat.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure these are the measurements for a 58R.
     
  20. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Hold on. The measurement is 32" from the bottom of the collar. Definitely a long.
     

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