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Made a quick run to the mall yesterday and tried out the Express undershirts to see how slim they were - to me, the answer was "not very". The Medium is acceptable in fit around the waist but too slim at the shoulders, and the Large was ridiculous (at least, on me). I would not put these in the "slim" category. Also went by the Gap and found out from a salesperson that they no longer make a "slim cut" version of their plain t-shirts. I tried a couple of them on just...
Even if it has been discussed before, this is an interesting topic. It certainly seems clear that members of this forum do have a strong opinion on labels - but does that apply just to OTR clothing? In other words, if you are going to purchase a MTM shirt online, and you are the sort of person that does prefer your clothing from Italy/England/U.S.A. (as examples), does that mean you would automatically gravitate towards, say, Proper Cloth, since they are apparently...
Quote: Originally Posted by columbia92 Just curious, the process of making the shirt itself shoudln't take 4 weeks. It should be something like a day. So any idea why is it they can't finish their production in like 3 days and ship the order? Good question. I've been thinking of ordering a Proper Cloth shirt as well and have been reading up on them. Seth is a member here on the Style Forum so perhaps he will see this and respond. My guess...
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnGalt 2xist Interesting - are the 2xist shirts really a slim-cut? I'm sort of in the same situation as the OP, still have not found a truly great fitting undershirt/plain t-shirt. Seems like I'm always in between the Medium and Large sizes because the Med is a bit tight at the shoulders but the Large has way too much fabric around the waist. Thanks to the members with suggestions here, I'll have to look for...
Quote: Originally Posted by bigbris1 Woke up this morning to an OUT FOR DELIVERY msg, then the wife just called & said they were delivered. YES! Congrats! However, there is still a chance that UPS will send you a bill in the mail about a week or two later. Perhaps you slipped through if they re-evaluated the category and found no import duty was applicable - but usually UPS will get their fee somehow, which can be the nominal $25 or could...
Quote: Originally Posted by FStyles QQ: Where will tjhese ship from? US ? Overseas? thanks. The buttons will ship from the U.S. in bubble mailers - Customs Duties and such have already been paid. So if you are in the U.S. shipping will be fast and inexpensive. I will also ship outside of the U.S. for as minimal a shipping cost as possible for members. Thanks, Sean Paul
For those that are interested, I've taken measurements on 76 pieces of each button size and found that the standard deviation for the 16L (which is a 4.0mm button) is 0.0307mm, which is less than 1%! The 14L button is a 3.5mm button and the standard deviation is 0.0309mm, also less than 1%. So there is an extremely high level of consistency in thickness as well as pearly white natural color in these buttons. Cheers, Sean Paul
Quote: Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 My experieince with UPS is different. In December, I took delivery of 2 G&G shoes via UPS. Got hit with a $43 custom duty...no brokerage fee Interesting, thanks for sharing. The UPS rep I dealt with seemed to indicate that if they get involved with clearing your package through Customs, the fees apply. Cool that you only owed import duties. As there are many, many categories of import, do you know...
Quote: Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 Fed Ex and UPS get dinged with fines by U.S. Customs if they do not properly process import duties. I have never heard of their financial incentive via a processing fee. I don't know about the "dinged by U.S. Customs" part, but UPS definitely has a financial interest in processing import duties - they get to charge a minimum of $25 brokerage fee to the receiving party for doing so. Also, there...
Definitely agree with what others are saying here - for very high quality cottons you can expect that even his cost may be $20 to $40 per meter (or more!), with somewhere around two meters being needed for an average shirt? I've been looking around lately at some fabrics and Sea Island, for example, can be had for about $24/m...but then those other factors such as weave come into play and turn fabric selection into a maze of options. Sean Paul
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