Looks like these live eBay postings reveal the selfish side of some Loungers.
Pretend that you owe me nothing and all the world is green.
Like I said in the beginning of this thread, if it was my size I would had bid too!! I just love those wide lapel DB plaid suits!
Hopefully you can show us some pics of you wearing the suit.
I am really of two minds regarding the Fedora Lounge.
On one hand, it is great that there is an on-line community where people can go and share as well as educate themselves about vintage clothing and vintage styles.
On the other hand, The Fedora Lounge is a free and open public website, viewed globally and visited by thousands. So, when you share your excitement about certain styles, you build excitement about those very styles and drum up interest in something that may otherwise gone unnoticed to the outside world. This is great if you are interested in selling something, but if you are more of a collector, and especially a novice collector, it creates competition in an already crowded pool.
For example, I love cable knit t-shirts. Absolutely adore them. I have a collection of about 40-50 of them. Outside of the Rockabilly and Lindy hop world, nobody knows what they are nor do they care. People know what fedoras are, people know what three piece double breasted suits are, people know what spectator shoes are. These items are familiar to folks, and if some random person wants a hat, a suit, or some shoes from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, they know where to look (ebay) because they know what they are looking for.
Now, if some newbie to vintage clothing has no idea what cable knit t-shirt are, than why should I post about how cool cable knit t-shirtscan look, knowing that I am just creating competition for myself in the long run? (Keep in mind, that I actually did start a cable knit thread that went nowhere). For sure, I am looking out for my own self interest, but at least I know I can trust myself to take care of and preserve these garments for future generations; I cannot necessarily say the same about others.
The way I see it; the items being posted are far from hidden treasures, so post away to your hearts content.
If we have a "Hidden Treasure" section I think it would have many of Marc's fine and rare Treasures!
Marc I still can't get over that rare green 1930s tweed blazer you sold. That was awesome! (To me.)