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Yes, I have with ambivalent results. So I'll say it depends.Other than the obvious needing a good tailor, it depends on how much.In my experience, up to 2 inches lopped off the waist will produce negligible visual results. I took in a pair from around 38 to 36 with fantastic results. Anything over 2 inches I wouldn't recommend. Hence taking in my first pair of Rescues years ago from 39-40 ish down to 36 (tag size 36) completely ruined them. The back pockets got too close...
Oh yeah, that ridiculous Pitny Bowles import charges crap. I've had to cut back my ebay purchasing by 70% or so because of increasing numbers of sellers who utilize it. Paying import charges doesn't bother me per se, but I'd rather have Canada customs make the decision. That cap, for example, would sale right through customs, I know it would. If the Canadian border doesn't care, why should they? It's just a money grabber for non-existent charges....
Likewise, I have my two Corso boots, one being worn, and the other stored. Love them... knew they were absolute keepers from the outset. I also handled and flipped Daytonas and Starrs. The Starrs were never my thing, but those Daytonas were some of the coolest and most solid boots I've seen, but could never find a size for myself. Looking back, I would love to buy a pair or two of Daytonas, Triumphs, and Ricards, the caveat being that $800+ retail on the Daytonas was...
Ebay seller tendafritz has been putting up some choice pieces for a little while now. There is three up now I would BIN in a heartbeat, but all her/his pieces are much too small for me.
If I ever find out ordering opens up again this will be the last place I'll announce that info.
don't know if they have bigger sizes, but pm me if you can get any rrl denim western shirts, or rrl or rugby oxfords in XL or XXL.
I hate inside white plackets with a passion. Can they be removed on the RRL oxfords by simple destitching or will doing so reveal an inside placket where the oxford cloth isn't fully there?
I'm an XL in both brands but refuse to buy Jcrew anymore until they clean up their patterns. Here's what I find. Jcrew necks are just too big, and, I'm getting technical here, the armscye is off. That's basically the seam where the arm/shoulder meets the chest, or across the chest between the neck and pit to pit. There are inches of difference between the two brands on this measurement, resulting in a RRL fit which is near perfect and a jcrew fit with an arm opening seam...
Why can't they just put annual quota in place for individual orders and leave it at that? Seems so drastic to close it down, open it up and close it down again. I understand they might feel overwhelmed by the quantity of orders, and, no doubt, some people can be so pedantic as to constitute borderline harassment, but surely there are other ways to keeping things open while dispensing with the nuisances.
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