Well, I struck gold yesterday at Goodwill. It was a random Goodwill, that usually yields nothing. I had a half hour to kill, so I stuck my head in the door. As expected, I didn’t find anything until I was walking out, and there was a rolling rack that was filled with clothes and about to be put out. I saw a really nice burgundy jacket, and grabbed it. I’ve been looking for a burgundy jacket for a while, and this one looked good. Then I noticed the tag:
I thought to myself ‘I really hope this fits…’. And it does. It does need some minor alterations, but I believe I can afford to invest in this jacket, considering I’m in for $7.83 so far, and the retail is a bit higher than that (roughly * 1000). I’m planning on taking it down to Sid Mashburn this weekend and let them get to work…I’ll let you know how it goes.
Here are the pre-alteration images:
The jacket is in really good shape. There are no real signs of wear. It’s a 3-button jacket, but is worn as a 3/2 roll. The fabric is a very nice 100% cashmere burgundy herringbone with a very faint blue and red windowpane. The jacket is fully lined, has working button holes on the cuffs, and has soft shoulders. It is not a dated jacket at all.
The work I need to get done is relatively simple. I think the sleeves are OK, but letting them out 1/2″ wouldn’t hurt. It needs to be brought in just a touch on the sides, and that’s really it. I’m sure they’ll make a few more suggestions, which I’ll probably accept, and let them get to work.
I never thought I’d own a Kiton. While this is cheating a bit to get there, they have such a high barrier to entry, it would be hard for me to justify. Their jackets are beautiful. Take a look at Neiman Marcus, YOOX, and Stanley Korshak. Kiton is known for some of the finest tailoring in the world. As seen here:
I’m really excited, folks. I’ll let you know how the jacket turns out after a trip to the body shop.