View Full Version : Looking for Men's Clothing
09-25-2006, 09:56 AM
I'm posting for a friend...
Does anyone out there have a Mans Civilian sack coat for sale? -Size 38 short (but not fussy).. Also looking for some civilian trousers, waist 32.
Thank you, BlueYankee
09-25-2006, 12:18 PM
You should have your friend contact Brian Speedy Merrick at Corner Clothiers.
Speedy and Kara do fine work on men's clothes and they make sure their products fit you properly.
Proud owner of Corner Clothiers' products. . .
09-27-2006, 04:06 PM
Thanks Noah...But I think he is looking more for Used clothing....you see he goes to events to be his son's guardian and would like to fit in. Not sure if he really wants to put in the $$$ just yet. Blue Yankee
10-03-2006, 03:06 PM
I would agree with Noah, speedy makes really good civilian clothes. Also carter and jasper (chris utley)
10-05-2006, 08:17 AM
Used men's civilian is hard to come by in the hobby. More so if you are looking for a specific size or pattern. A lot of the stuff is poorly researched and/or shortcuts were made in the manufacture to "cut down costs". That's fine for a quick fix, but why pay and then pay again for a better upgrade, when the upgrade is available in the first place?
It's best to lay out the initial investment for trowsers, vest, and coat, and work your way from there. If you have done military, then drawers, shirt, socks, shores and braces ought to be in your wardrobe. Ditto a slouch hat of some sort.
I'd recommend a civilian sack for middle class, then as time goes on maybe a paletot or a civilian frock for upper class as time and finance permits. Include a top hat in there somewhere, too; they are grossly underrepresented.
Again, Corner Clothiers are great, and Carter & Jasper have been working hard to expand the male civilian line of clothing. I can only say of C&J what I have seen on their website. It looks good, and both vendors are willing to work with the customer's needs.
Quick tip - the vendors often have more stuff ready to buy "off the rack" during the winter months when the season is slow. The worst time is to order clothes to be made for you in January and ask for your stuff to be ready by March or April. You will be stuck in the back log.
10-06-2006, 08:52 PM
Thanks again Noah and ALEXXXX!!!! I will report back your responses to my friend. I have already gotten an ear full from my husband on this subject. He agrees with you both. Invest in quality and it will last. I had to remind my husband how we all started out buying things that would pass, only to buy better or more acurate things the next time around. Seems a shame to invest mucho $$$ only to find out that the hobby may not be for you then try to resell.
Thanks again guys. Blue Yankee
10-29-2006, 09:33 PM
I have a size 38 civilian style sack coat available for sale if you're interested. It is gray with black buttons. It has handsewn buttonholes. I'd like to get $35 for it plus $12 shipping. If interested contact me at: email@example.com
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