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    Ok, here's a picture of the tag. I notice that it has Harrod's name right on the tag. So I guess it's possible that this a special, more affordable line that was made for the store. If so, that would explain the lack of fine details of other raincoats on Aquascutum's website.


    http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5269/20120105233142.jpg


    FWIW, the same exact tag is on both the raincoat and the liner. One just covers the other up when the liner is attached.

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      I was thinking 1979 was just some sort of mark, but I'm now wondering if that's close to when it was actually made. The logo is completely different from today's, but it does jive with older ones. I can find references to my logo is late as the 90's, but I can't find exactly what year they changed it.


      LOL I guess I just have an old raincoat that used to be worth something. Well it stills fits, it's still in fantastic condition, and I still like it. :-)

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        Oh, it's still worth something for sure. Aquascutum is a great brand.

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          @JC:


          On another note, that BB sport coat sounds cool, but I'm hesitant about buying anything without actually trying it on for fit. I'm generally a 40R, but slim fits are commonly larger.


          That, and I've recently bought 3 (2 retail and one thrift) so I don't know how many more I need. Hck, one hasn't even gotten here in the mail yet! I don't have any like that one, though. :-)

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            Harrods is an upscale department store in the UK, with a history dating back to the early 19th century. Until recently (following an apparent personal falling-out with the then-owner), it held royal warrants from various members of the British royal family.


            The fact that your coat was made for Harrods is actually a good indicator that it is a high-quality piece.

            Ben

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              Lucky for me, raincoat style hasn't seemed to change much... ever. :-)

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                @BenR:


                I'm familiar with Harrod's reputation. That's what tipped me off in the first place. I just don't know anything about this particular raincoat, and I suspect that it's now too old to learn more. I suspect even a "discount" Aquascutum would be good so I suppose it was less of a complaint and more of an observation that it was sold at Harrod's.


                However, it shows I would never be able to sell it for enough to replace it with something newer, and this one (despite its age) is likely higher quality than a newer one, anyways. So I'm keeping it.

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                  @Alan, well, if you're interested in the BB let me know... Or if you are looking for anything else. I've got a camelhair SC and a chino blazer that both fit me that I'm probably going to get rid of because yellow-based colors just don't look good on me.

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                    Yeah, I'm not sure why you would want a newer one anyway. Clothing really isn't made like it used to be. I wouldn't trade my "vintage" (pre-2000) Burberry trench for a new one even if you paid me.

                    Ben

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                      Just for kicks, what do you want for the BB?

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                        Jason, did you ever sell or decide to keep either of those Scottish wool ties? Im more interested in the green and blue one. How much shipped if its still around?

                        "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                          How about $30 shipped? Email me at jcarreira @ gmail . com

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                            Is there any interest in the 11E Park Avenues seen here (first two pics) or, for that matter, the 9C Sheltons? http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Both are old-school Allen Edmonds, I believe.

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                              I actually need some black dress shoes and was looking at the Park Avenues. I wear an 11EEE in the Strands. So close.

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                                Not exactly thrift, but I was browsing at Marshalls when I came across a Brooks Brothers Madison Saxxon navy herringbone suit. 36R/W30 for $250. My initial reaction was "nice, it's in my size!" followed by "what the heck is Brooks Brothers doing at a Marshalls? Their outlets are too full?!" I was tempted to buy it, but I was planning on three-piece and grey for my next suit purchase. If anyone is interested, let me know fast so I can run and get it before someone else picks it up.


                                On the same vein, the reason why I was at Marshalls was I am looking for a small Brunella Gori V-neck merino wool sweater in burgundy or camel/khaki, which I've only been able to find at TJ Maxx/Marshalls. If any of you are near any TJ Maxx/Marshalls and find this sweater, I'll gladly pay cost, shipping, and finder's fee because so far, I've had no luck in the west suburbs of Chicago.


                                Also, if anyone runs across a Harris Tweed or Donegal Mist tweed sportcoat in 36R, I'm interested...

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