Silk & Cashmere Sportscoat Thrift Find!
Let me start off by saying that this thrift find is now one of my favorite sportcoats and perhaps one of the nicest I have ever purchased. Ever! Here are the stats: 59% cashmere, 41% silk in a beautiful blue windowpane pattern with a Bemberg lining, half canvas interlining, side vents and ‘three-roll-two’ horn button layout. So nice!
But what’s even nicer is what I paid for this like-new condition sportscoat: Only $37.00 including shipping on eBay (check out my post on buying used suits on eBay here)! An excellent thrift haul find! A jacket of this quality typically sells for over $900. I have a fondness for windowpane patterns, and this is about as nice as they come in ready-to-wear menswear. It is a beautiful sportscoat, both in fabric and construction. What is more, it fit me perfectly without alterations.
This sportscoat is made by Peerless Couture, a made-to-measure label from Peerless Clothing, a respected Canadian suit maker that produces suits for well-known labels such as Chaps, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Andrew Fezza Collection. One of my favorite thrifting finds ever!
This brand is not well known in the United States. In terms of quality, it compares well to quality brands such as Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner & Marx. Peerless Couture is not a brand I see often on the second-hand menswear market but it is worth seeking out! – Don P., SplurgeFrugal