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post #107611 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Francks View Post

A quick thought about pants alterations.
Generally when you ask a tailor to taper a pair of trousers, he/she will start from the knee to arrive at the desired measure at the hem.

Example (measurements laid flat)
- initial: 20cm at the knee, 18cm at the hem
- measurment required: 17cm at the hem. So he will start from the knee: (20cm), and reducing the leg opening progressively until 17cm at the hem by "plotting" a straight line from 20 to 17cm across the leg. So essentially all the leg from the bottom half gets slimed down.

So my question, are there other "usual" patterns used to achieve a taper like this (or stronget)? i.e. for example not starting from the knee but mid calf?

Lanvin biker pants have a dart from mid calf down which I think works pretty well.
post #107612 of 109053
I'm kinda fed up with all delivery services at this point.

UPS: A package was either stolen or never delivered in the first place, and the upshot is that I'm basically screwed out of $150 because of it (some of it was store credit, but it's still frustrating). Also, one of the drivers has taken to leaving packages outside.

USPS: They've pretty much given up on delivering the mail every day. It's somehow worst with Netflix DVDs, which have been showing up about a week late recently (which is particularly ridiculous since there's a Netflix shipping depot in or right outside of Philly). They suck with international deliveries - they basically leave a missed package slip and then never attempt to redeliver even if you request it. Also, I've had a package sitting in Chicago for a full week with no tracking updates.

FedEx: There are two drivers that I know of that do my route, and the one that seems to handle deliveries most often doesn't bother ringing the doorbell ever. He just leaves a missed package slip. I end up having to go to a local FedEx store. It's not that far away, but for a service that ostensibly offers home delivery, it's not ideal.

LaserShip: Literally the worst. Same deal with not ringing the doorbell. I had to get in touch with them four times before the driver finally rang the bell, and he seemed genuinely confused about how to ring the bell (which is incredibly obvious, clearly labeled, and functions like any other doorbell) when he finally delivered it (I'd also left both my phone number and instructions on the location of the bell each time I contacted their CS). I'm fairly sure that the driver was just driving past the apartment building and marking it as a a delivery attempt, since they don't leave a missed package slip or anything.
post #107613 of 109053
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post


Even Japan's Native Americans are cooler than ours

 

 

Pretty much.  Some Navajo guys sell 95% of their work to Japan, crazy.  And the audience for it there is almost exclusively male and fashion conscious.

post #107614 of 109053
You know which shipper is the best? Ontrac, thanks amazon!
post #107615 of 109053
NY people is extra still open??
post #107616 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nomad View Post

NY people is extra still open??

Not an NY person but I know it closed maybe 6 months ago.
post #107617 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Lorcan7 View Post


Pretty much.  Some Navajo guys sell 95% of their work to Japan, crazy.  And the audience for it there is almost exclusively male and fashion conscious.

Michael Kirk's work looks great.

Do you have any recommendable sources for Navajo jewelry? Either in the US or Japan? (Or anywhere else, I suppose)
post #107618 of 109053
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

I'm kinda fed up with all delivery services at this point.
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UPS: A package was either stolen or never delivered in the first place, and the upshot is that I'm basically screwed out of $150 because of it (some of it was store credit, but it's still frustrating). Also, one of the drivers has taken to leaving packages outside.

USPS: They've pretty much given up on delivering the mail every day. It's somehow worst with Netflix DVDs, which have been showing up about a week late recently (which is particularly ridiculous since there's a Netflix shipping depot in or right outside of Philly). They suck with international deliveries - they basically leave a missed package slip and then never attempt to redeliver even if you request it. Also, I've had a package sitting in Chicago for a full week with no tracking updates.

FedEx: There are two drivers that I know of that do my route, and the one that seems to handle deliveries most often doesn't bother ringing the doorbell ever. He just leaves a missed package slip. I end up having to go to a local FedEx store. It's not that far away, but for a service that ostensibly offers home delivery, it's not ideal.

LaserShip: Literally the worst. Same deal with not ringing the doorbell. I had to get in touch with them four times before the driver finally rang the bell, and he seemed genuinely confused about how to ring the bell (which is incredibly obvious, clearly labeled, and functions like any other doorbell) when he finally delivered it (I'd also left both my phone number and instructions on the location of the bell each time I contacted their CS). I'm fairly sure that the driver was just driving past the apartment building and marking it as a a delivery attempt, since they don't leave a missed package slip or anything.

Do you have an office that you could have packages delivered to?
post #107619 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Do you have an office that you could have packages delivered to?

Nah, I work remotely from a home office.
post #107620 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Michael Kirk's work looks great.

Do you have any recommendable sources for Navajo jewelry? Either in the US or Japan? (Or anywhere else, I suppose)

 

Hmm well I'm not sure I'd recommend the US store I just bought from given what happened (Perry Null Trading).

 

Gallup Trading has some nice Michael Kirk rings but I have no experience with them.

 

As far as Japan Silver and Gold are definitely a recommended store, but only have a smallish selection at one time, they often have some good stuff though.  They also have the hobo x Stanley Parker pieces which I like.  Otherwise I dunno, there are a ton of Japanese stores you can stumble on if you google a particular craftsperson.  To pick arbitrarily, river-mail have volumes of stuff.

post #107621 of 109053
Scarf in suit jacket concept? She does it better than me

post #107622 of 109053
that's not a scarf, that's a black void where the dark matter has erased portions of her earthly flesh from existence
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saw a strapped black bomber today similar to old HL. It had a single wide backpack like strap similar to the photo, but the front of the jacket was plain, had different pockets and kind of ugly, might've had gold zipper teeth. Don't think it was stampd. Anyone know who makes a bomber like that? Thanks.

 

post #107624 of 109053
Now I'm wondering how much $$$ I could make attaching back-straps to bombers clients already own. Hmmm
post #107625 of 109053
When did thumb comments come back? This deeply stirs my vintage, patchworked indigo-dyed soul.
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