Quadruple Pleated Back 1930s Sportcoat

Discussion in 'Vintage Finds and Deals' started by resortes805, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. resortes805

    resortes805 Call Me a Cab

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  2. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    ... and i bought it from Baron, and sold it to the seller on ebay !

    one day it will find a home.
     
  3. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Why didn't you keep it? It's great! Wrong size?
     

  4. It's the 'Flying Dutchman' of sportcoats.
     
  5. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    no, size was spot on.
    for me the fabric -brown gabardine- said 'rockabilly' too strongly. but for someone who likes rockabilly and 30s belt-backs, this is the jacket !
     
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    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    the seller (who i know well, and has an amazing collection of clothing... but who refuses to join in conversations on here) also has an immaculate American suit up for sale in a 38L.
     
  7. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    That very same jacket was up for sale two or three weeks ago and I can remember that someone bought it. Now when found it again a few days ago I was amazed to see it back on the circuit. Another buyer didn't pay, obviously. There seems to be some strange kind of fatum connected with this jacket. I think Marc is right... :eeek:
     

  8. I can't blame him.
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Sounds quite.... [video=youtube;NzlG28B-R8Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y[/video]
     
  10. Ok, now what does that mean?:confused:
     
  11. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    We are not worthy!
     
  12. The problem is that there's nowhere else to really go. Sure, one can start a blog FWIW. But other forums? "The London Lounge" isn't interested in vintage. Nor are "Style Forum", "Ask Andy About Clothes", and "Film Noir Buff". They look at 1930s 'Esquire' and 'Apparel Arts' drawings by Laurence Fellowes and either slavishly worship or rapidly disparage them. That's as far as their interest in vintage menswear goes, and no amount of encouragement can expand their horizons.


    What's left? To launch a members-only forum where participants are screened for their expertise in vintage menswear. It will be a tiny, fratricidal pond, with no room for potential up-and-comers (if any even exist these days).
     
  13. And that is not only the bottom line but the place where we came in. :p
     
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    Well, Wildroot/Forgotten Man, The Wingnut, etc. are stronger than I am. They left the Lounge (or at least the vintage menswear sections) and never came back. They've said that they're happy with that decision, and I'm sure they're wondering why I haven't been able to follow their lead for good.
     
  15. People come and people go. It is the nature of all web forums.
     
  16. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    The coat has CURSED the thread, we're turning against each other, its like that pink slime from Ghostbusters!
     
  17. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    Marc, your frustration with this forum is so palpable that it might need its own user name and avatar soon.

    i have a feeling that you need to move into new areas (away from the computer screen) where your hunger for uncovering new vintage clothing knowledge can be satisfied. here's an idea:
    'Belt Back Heaven'; you track down and photograph the greatest examples of belted back sports jackets and suits on earth and publish them into one coffee table size hardback book that will become an instant classic and must-have book among vintage enthusiasts.

    i have a vested interest in this book being made.
     
  18. Hah, this bloody jacket again!

    It was too big (long) for me or i would never have sold it. Story of my [vintage] life.

    bk
     

  19. Sure, that'll work. How about this? A minimum number of Fedora Loungers (a hundred? five hundred?) can agree to finance the book's 'vanity production' costs by paying for copies in advance. (For a book like that, expect to pay $100.)


    Yeah, right. That'll happen.
     
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