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I don't think hirsh is a troll anymore. We've gone way past plausibility.
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I take it more at face value. You guys weren't around when we had real trolls. Hirsh is pretty harmless, whatever you think of her.

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I take it more at face value. You guys weren't around when we had real trolls. Hirsh is pretty harmless, whatever you think of her.

Sir F was a good troll, until he sugessted going to the beach in Paris.
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Also worth noting that sometimes things are just mislabeled. I can think of a few instances where labels from manufacturers said that a garment was made from X, but when I checked with the mill, they said the composition is actually X+Y. I don't know if the manufacturer or brand purposefully lied or they were just misinformed, but labels aren't always true.

Definitely true. Little things like the minimum order quantity set by the place that makes a brand's labels can cause this, especially with small brands that use expensive labels. The label maker the brand uses might have a MOQ that the brand feels just isn't worth the expense. They might need 100 labels but would have to order 300, for example. So if they have a new garment that's 70 cotton / 30 linen, but they already have a bunch of labels lying around from a previous order that say 50 cotton / 50 linen, they might just go with the old labels. Or if it's 90 cotton / 10 linen but they only have 100% cotton labels around, they go with those instead.

It's kinda crazy how much MOQs can affect small labels.
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And then you get brands like Julius that just list whatever they want like "inflamed ram"
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I'll defer to people who actually make things, so maybe it is indeed raw silk. It's worth noting, however, that stores, brands, factories, and mills don't always speak the same language. What a store or brand might call raw silk isn't necessarily what a mill would call raw silk.

Also worth noting that sometimes things are just mislabeled. I can think of a few instances where labels from manufacturers said that a garment was made from X, but when I checked with the mill, they said the composition is actually X+Y. I don't know if the manufacturer or brand purposefully lied or they were just misinformed, but labels aren't always true.

I have a pair of Christian L'enfant roi trousers that were called raw silk. Here's a closeup of the fabric from suspension point's tumblr:
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The Rick N3B just has the right balance between cleanness and over the top details that makes it alluring. Attachment is a bit too clean for me as well - similar to the Rick exploder from Crust. Lad Musician's version that artishard has seems like the best option for $$, but that's up to y!jp to decide. I still hope I can get lucky and somehow find the Rick exploder in neoprene lambΒ :violin:

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Sir F was a good troll, until he sugessted going to the beach in Paris.

I miss otter. He was great.

Every time I see the ToJ thread up toward the top of the recently updated list, I have to remind myself not to click. I probably signed my own death warrant by sending back a couple of jackets that had issues (wrong sleeve opening on one, wrong lining on the other). I miss those jackets, but probably the best thing I can do right now is put them out of my mind and have faith that one day in the future, they'll show up on my doorstep (or more likely be hand-delivered, since I've had to sign for them in the past).
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I unsubscribed a long time ago even though I still have two open orders... I figure if the jackets get to me, they get to me; if they don't, so be it.
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That's an admirably zen way to deal with it, considering that's gotta be roughly $1600 tied up in those orders
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Re: care tags, I interned at a brand this summer that makes technical garments with various materials with various treatments, etc. and I handled a lot of the care tag creation/customs issues for their FW14 stuff.

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Care tag mislabeling also might have to do with customs related stuff - it costs more to import certain fabrics/blends than others (as an incentive for certain companies to use domestic resources rather than ordering overseas) so, if it's not easily discernible that there's a certain percentage of cotton or cashmere or whatever, a lot of companies try to get around customs regulations to try and save money. Different fabrics also affect the classification of a garment ("woven shirt," "woven blended shirt"), which also affects import fees (this is why Chucks have that shitty felt on the bottom).

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i'm realizing i probably am better off just staying out of that thread, though i'm waiting on a jacket. i have trouble not defending the operation because, while there have been many problems, the specific content of the attacks are so flawed.
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Re: care tags, I interned at a brand this summer that makes technical garments with various materials with various treatments, etc. and I handled a lot of the care tag creation/customs issues for their FW14 stuff.

Care tag mislabeling also might have to do with customs related stuff - it costs more to import certain fabrics/blends than others (as an incentive for certain companies to use domestic resources rather than ordering overseas) so, if it's not easily discernible that there's a certain percentage of cotton or cashmere or whatever, a lot of companies try to get around customs regulations to try and save money. Different fabrics also affect the classification of a garment ("woven shirt," "woven blended shirt"), which also affects import fees (this is why Chucks have that shitty felt on the bottom).

Oh man, you're doing those harmonized tariff codes. At one point I actually had certain codes memorized. "Ok, Mens' or boys' shirts >> Of cotton >> Other...that's 6205.20.3000." Such a pain in the ass.
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That's an admirably zen way to deal with it, considering that's gotta be roughly $1600 tied up in those orders
Yeah, something like that. My girlfriend wanted a stock BCDR, and I have one on order with excellas and upgraded lining, so I think it's a total of $1610 or something. Not exactly sure what the cost breakdown was. It's a sunk cost in my mind though, especially since I ordered them at the beginning of October (2013); ideally I'd like to get my jacket (and I'm sure my girlfriend would like that too) but if they never show, it's not the end of the world.
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Is anyone in Boston willing to pick up my paid for order from bodega and ship it to me? for a fee of course
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