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    My First! It's a women's trench, though.




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      score! Hickey Freeman Navy Pinstripe 42r suit, near mint $10. I'm officially hooked on thrifting.

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        here's a pic of the hickey freeman jacket. A little strange is that it doesn't have tags, just some manufacturing tags and the clues I have that it is HF, is the HF on the trousers clasp and the Made in USA



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          The HF trouser clasp doesn't mean Hickey Freeman, I don't think. Those are the only tags in the jacket?

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            hey jonatl..yes, that's it...no tags anywhere, and no indication that anything has been removed.

            so, the mystery continues. it fits great, and is nicely made..i'll try to post a couple of more pics so some clues may reveal themselves . thanks, t

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              I'd add this to my post but can't figure out how..so here's more.

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                Sorry, but that interior tag doesn't look like any Hickey Freeman I've ever seen.


                But all that really matters is that you like the suit.

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                  Nice find, jonATL. It even has the most recent-styled patch. That should be worth something.

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                    Confused here..jonatl says no...Alan says yes?

                    I agree with the most important part, I got a near new suit that fits almost perfect(needs to be tailored just a bit) for 10 dollars.

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                      Alan,


                      My wife now has a nice trench. That should keep her off my back about how many thrifted things are in our second bedroom right now ... at least for a bit.

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                        @Black: Perhaps you misunderstood me. I was talking to jonATL about his Burberry trench coat. I've got direct no advice on the suit you found. But if it's wool and it fits, then $10 is a fine find. I've bought unspecial thrifted suits before just because they fit well. In fact, one of them is the suit I wear more often than any other now because it does fit so well.

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                          @jonATL: That's how to do it. I recently bought my wife a nice coat to offset the purchases I've been making. She wore it tonight and got compliments on it. And she told me how much she loves it so I think I did ok. It's not Burberry, but it's better than nothing. :-)

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                            I was in NYC this past weekend and hit up a couple higher-end thrift/consignment stores in East Village for the first time. I was pretty impressed with the higher-end brands available (e.g., Thom Browne, Zegna, Prada, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Marc Jacobs, Theory, etc..), but I was taken aback by how high the prices were. I mean, they were still killer deals compared to retail - most things were between $100 and $1000, but they were definitely not the sub-$40 finds I'm used to seeing while thrifting at home (Denver). Then again, I never see the top-end brands mentioned above.


                            With that said, I found a suit that I could not pass up. Ralph Lauren Purple Label, light gray, three button, notch lapel, double vent, that fit like it was tailored for me. It's the first canvassed suit I have ever found while thrifting, and I was thrilled when the "pinch test" actually revealed the presence of a third layer. The pants were about 1 inch too tight in the waist (with plenty of material available to be let out), but without question it is the best fitting suit I have ever tried on (the upper end of my experience with suits has been Brooks Brothers). I ended up paying $240 for the suit, and while I love it, I'm wondering if it was a little too high for such a find. What do you more experienced thrifters think? I'll try and post pictures shortly.

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                              90Shilling! Let's see the suit!


                              $240 is a little under ebay prices, I think, and since you got to try it on before you bought it ... and you really like it ... I think it's worth it.


                              Here's one recent pickup of mine, which I grabbed for $3.12:





                              A lot more recent, but no less aquatic, than a vintage Gucci pickup from this spring:




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                                Did I brag about this yet? 100 percent alpaca Luciano Barbera sportcoat made in Italy by Saint Andrews (Ralph Lauren Purple Label)? No? It's probably the most expensive jacket I've thrifted.

                                http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...xPZcROfLAg.jpg

                                And here's a full-body shot of the Burberry Trench:

                                http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Authentic-Burberry-London-Black-trench-coat-size-6-med-Nova-check-No-Reserve-/00/s/MTYwMFg4MDg=/$T2eC16h,!y0E9s2S9KJLBQoHmO2QZQ~~60_57.JPG

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