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November 2015 Summary

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The month of November this year has proven to be quite a different one for finding high-end items in that there were days when there was nothing to be found and then there were a few days where some great items were located in some of the less likely stores. As an example, just a few days ago when I didn’t have much money to spend but wanted to do some scouting nonetheless, one of the popular haunts not known for a good selection of high-end items had four high end items out of the ordinary on the same rack. One was a beautiful suit (coat and pants) by my favorite Ermenegildo Zegna of their better wool known November 2015 right

as Trofeo. Trofeo, which means trophy in Italian, is made from the very best Australian superfine, long, soft merino wool, approximately 17 microns thick (thin). Another was a suit from Prada of dark charcoal with faint vertical striping and was very tempting but a size too small. A third was a Burberry tan suit coat and the fourth was a brown plaid Salvatore Ferragamo dress coat. I took a chance and bought the Zegna for $15.97 since the jacket was just my size and the pants would require only a little tailoring if they are to fit properly. The suit appeared to be quite new and the fabric label inside the right pocket was crisp indicating it had not been dry cleaned very many times if at all. Another lucky purchase of Zegna proved to be another great find when I located a suit of High Performance material which is especially nice during the summer months when the sun beats down on the dark wool but is quickly reflected off with its Cool Effect finish keeping the open weave material relatively cool.

AnoErmenegildo Zegna Trofeo labelther good example was a dry afternoon of locating anything until I stepped into a good ole reliable Goodwill and quickly found two Versace, six Ermenegildo Zegna, two Armani Collezioni and one Gucci shirt, all within five minutes. My price for each of the shirts was only $4.79. Had I been ten minutes earlier, I would not have found any of these as this was part of their daily 6:30p clothing run. This certainly made up for the dry spell for that day. It pays to know not only where but when to shop.

Don’t forget that this is also the month to make sure Santa’s list is complete and I was lucky to find two black leather purses, one from Gucci and the other from Dooney and Bourke. A wallet from Coach and a gold ladies watch from Citizen would look good with the Ferragamo shoes and Burberry hat hanging from the Christmas tree for the girls. Anyone else in the family need a top quality Ermenegildo Zegna suit, shirt, tie or pair of pants?

Here is some of the take for the month of November of this year.

November 2015 Take

$391.84 $531.43 $29,698.67 75.8x
Company Description Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Suits
6,590.00 Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance 15.97 19.99 3,495.00 Gray Switzerland
Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo 15.97 19.99 3,095.00 Gray Italy
Dress Jackets
8,435.00 Armani, Giorgio  Giorgio Armani 11.98 14.99 1,295.00 Gray Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance 11.98 14.99 2,295.00 Blue Switzerland
Ermenegildo Zegna Soft 7.98 9.99 2,495.00 Blue Italy
Yves Saint Laurent Dillard’s 4.99 9.99 2,350.00 Gray Canada
Shirts
5,739.07 Armani, Giorgio A|X 7.98 9.99 69.50 Black China
Armani, Giorgio A|X 7.98 9.99 69.50 Gray China
Armani, Giorgio A|X 6.48 12.99 89.50 Peach India
Armani, Giorgio A|X 6.38 7.99 69.50 Black India
Armani, Giorgio A|X 7.18 8.99 69.50 Black China
Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 4.79 5.99 295.00 Black Tunisia
Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 4.79 5.99 275.00 Purple Tunisia
Armani, Giorgio Emporio Armani 3.99 4.99 195.00 Blue Italy
Armani, Giorgio Emporio Armani 11.98 14.99 475.00 Orange  –
Christian Dior Plus de Coton 3.99 4.99 214.46 White USA
Christian Dior  – 4.79 5.99 150.12 Blue Sri Lanka
Ermenegildo Zegna Soft 4.79 5.99 495.00 Tan Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.79 5.99 495.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.79 5.99 345.00 Purple Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.79 5.99 375.00 Yellow Romania
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 3.99 4.99 275.00 Green Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z Soft 4.79 5.99 345.00 Green Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna  – 3.99 4.99 395.00 White Italy
Eton Ganghester 1928 4.79 5.99 275.00 Black Sweden
Gucci  – 4.79 5.99 475.00 Green Italy
Hugo Boss Hugo Boss Sport 4.79 5.99 95.00 Brown China
Hugo Boss Regular Fit 7.18 8.99 175.00 Black Malaysia
MINI  – 4.79 5.99 21.99 Black Portugal
Sweaters
2,001.00 Christian Dior Monsieur 6.48 12.99 903.00 Tan N Mariana Is
Christian Dior Monsieur 6.48 12.99 903.00 Blue N Mariana Is
Neiman Marcus Egyptian Cotton 4.79 5.99 195.00 Green China
Pants
1,940.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Z Soft 5.59 6.99 550.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z Soft 5.59 6.99 550.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna  – 5.59 6.99 445.00 Brown Rumania
Zanella Boyd’s Philadelphia 7.18 8.99 395.00 Charcoal Italy
Ties
1,629.00 Armani, Giorgio Giorgio Armani 3.99 4.99 150.00 Gray Italy
Burberrys  – 2.39 2.99 150.00 Gold Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Disegno Esclusivo 1.49 2.99 205.00 Black Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Disegno Esclusivo 3.19 3.99 205.00 Gray Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 6.39 7.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 6.39 7.99 205.00 Blue Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 3.99 4.99 205.00 Red Italy
Valentino Cravette 0.99 1.99 150.00 Black Italy
Yves Saint Laurent  – 2.49 4.99 154.00 Purple France
Shoes
225.00 Allen Edmonds Nashua 6.38 7.99 195.00 Brown USA
French Shriner Shoe tree 1.59 1.99 10.00 Maple  –
French Shriner Shoe tree 1.59 1.99 10.00 Maple  –
 – Shoe tree 1.59 1.99 10.00 Cedar  –
Hangers
103.50 Butler’s valet Maple 7.98 9.99 100.00 Natural  –
Coat Maple 0.55 0.69 1.75 Natural  –
Coat Maple 0.55 0.69 1.75 Natural  –
Accessories
3,036.10 Burberry London 1.59 1.99 74.66 Tan  –
Citizen 5930 6.99 6.99 275.00 Gold  –
Citizen 6020 8.99 8.99 275.00 Gold  –
Coach Tri-fold wallet 12.47 24.99 150.00 Black China
Dooney & Bourke Purse 14.97 29.99 398.00 Black USA
Gucci Top handle purse 23.96 29.99 1,340.00 Black Italy
Johnston & Murphy Belt 3.19 3.99 59.50 Black  –
Louis Vuitton Purse 9.99 9.99 15.00  –  –
Sak’s Fifth Avenue Belt 3.99 4.99 178.00 Brown  –
Sak’s Fifth Avenue Belt 3.19 3.99 178.00 Black USA
Smith & Wesson single blade knife 2.99 2.99 57.95 Black  –
 – Belt 2.49 4.99 15.00 Brown  –
 – Cedar block 0.55 0.69 3.99 Cedar  –
 – Watch box 0.79 0.99 1.00 Black
 – Belt 4.98 9.99 15.00 Brown USA

 

 

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