Although it is only half of the way through the month, I wanted to go ahead and post the past two weeks finds since the next two weeks will be occupied with the Christmas holiday. The cold weather is now hitting the area and snow birds are dropping off some great items from “up north” they no longer need. Some of these show up as coats, sweaters and overcoats.
It has been a great start of the month with putting together a suit with a great dress jacket and matching pants for less than $15 from Ermenegildo Zegna. As far as dress coats by themselves, I found six really nice high end jackets including one from Armani, two from Ermenegildo Zegna (one of which is a Taglio Esclusivo), a beautiful perfect Oxxford Clothes from Neiman Marcus, a Rafael dark brown sport jacket and a fantastic Salvatore Ferragamo plaid tan jacket, but just a bit too small.
In the shirts, I was fortunate to find a prize in a blue Brioni just my size, a darker blue Armani A|X (Armani Exchange), a white Christian Dior Plus de Coton, four Ermenegildo Zegna dress shirts, finishing up with some nice examples from Michael Kors and Ted Baker.
With the cold weather hitting us this month, the sweaters are showing up now and there are some great ones just sitting there on the rack. I was lucky to find two from Armani, one of which was an Armani Exchange and the other from the Collezioni category. I then found a snow flake sweater from Christian Dior and another from Façonnable.
In the pants section, I was unusually lucky in finding four from Giorgio Armani and another four from Ermenegildo Zegna within a few inches of each other at the same store. Michael Kors then popped up again priced where I could not afford to leave it.
I didn’t pick up as many ties this month as before but was fortunate to find a couple from Armani, two from Ermenegildo Zegna, one from Fendi, one from Salvatore Ferragamo and another from Yves Saint Laurent. Salvatore Ferragamo showed up again in the shoe section with a very nice set of loafers that would have otherwise cost me one hundred times as much if purchased new.
The last category of accessory items was targeted toward Christmas purchases. These neat little boxes were found at one store and I bought all six of the wooden clam shell quality fountain pen holders. My kids aren’t expecting the total package I have in mind for Santa Claus’s visit due to a fun order of fine point ink pens from JetPens.com.
Here is the spreadsheet showing this month’s results. The price you would pay if the item was new versus the price I paid is an incredible 138 times as much. Goodwill hunting!
December 2015 Take
|2,295.00||Ermenegildo Zegna||at ultimo||14.97||16.98||2,295.00||Brown||Italy|
|11,842.03||Armani, Giorgio||Giorgio Armani||4.99||9.99||1,275.00||Celery||Italy|
|Ermenegildo Zegna||Neiman Marcus||4.99||9.99||2495.00||Brown||Switzerland|
|Ermenegildo Zegna||Taglio Esclusivo||7.98||9.99||2,295.00||Brown||Switzerland|
|Oxxford Clothes||Neiman Marcus||4.99||9.99||4,515.00||Black||USA|
|Christian Dior||Plus de Coton||2.49||4.99||214.46||White||USA|
|Ermenegildo Zegna||Z Zegna||4.79||5.99||345.00||Brown||Italy|
|1,654.50||Armani, Giorgio||A|X||2.99||5.99||89.50||Tan||Hong Kong|
|5,315.00||Armani, Giorgio||Collezioni||5.59||6.99||745.00||D brown||Italy|
|Armani, Giorgio||Collezioni||5.59||6.99||745.00||D brown||Italy|
|Armani, Giorgio||Le Collezioni||5.59||6.99||280.00||Tan||Italy|
|Yves Saint Laurent||–||1.99||3.99||295.00||Red||US|
P.S. Photographs of the items will show up later on.