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When you guys sell stuff on Ebay to European buyers, do you mark down the value when filling out customs forms?
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When you guys sell stuff on Ebay to European buyers, do you mark down the value when filling out customs forms?

Usually yes
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Are the Muji Ts called U-neck? Not seeing them on the US site. Thanks
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I'll be in paris later this month, any shopping recs?
(boutiques and good consigment stores, maybe even some good women's stuff for the wife, tia)

And very happy I scored some sz 3 ss in antwerp today, thanks again to sipang and sikemon? for the recs
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I'll be in paris later this month, any shopping recs?
(boutiques and good consigment stores, maybe even some good women's stuff for the wife, tia)

And very happy I scored some sz 3 ss in antwerp today, thanks again to sipang and sikemon? for the recs

Skip the shopping, go straight here, change your life forever.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/l-as-du-fallafel-paris
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If you're at all interested in luxury-end classic men's goods, RJcat gave some good recs in these ASW posts

http://asuitablewardrobe.blogspot.com/2014/05/if-i-could-turn-back-time-part-ii.html

http://asuitablewardrobe.blogspot.com/2010/10/podcast-browsing-for-bargains-on-world.html

I've recently gotten into leather jackets, and have liked what I've seen from Chapal. I've never handled any of their jackets IRL, but friends who have said they're really good.

http://www.chapal.fr/
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I keep on kopping vacations and associated items rather than clothing. I don't believe I've gotten anything more impressive than new T shirts for several months. With warm weather approaching, I can't see this changing.

Excuse me while I go fondle my new Armada AKJJ's and Look Pivots that I won't be able to use until next winter.
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Does anybody struggle here with finding a style that best suits them? I find myself purchasing stuff that catches my eye, to eventually find it difficult to integrate comfortably into my wardrobe w/ other items? so, I'm, kinda left with bits and bobs and no real.. rhythm.... that make sense?
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When you guys sell stuff on Ebay to European buyers, do you mark down the value when filling out customs forms?


No because then I'd be SOL if stuff gets lost in the mail and I don't have the item adequately insured.

 

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Does anybody struggle here with finding a style that best suits them? I find myself purchasing stuff that catches my eye, to eventually find it difficult to integrate comfortably into my wardrobe w/ other items? so, I'm, kinda left with bits and bobs and no real.. rhythm.... that make sense?

 

Honestly, I have trouble with this too and the first thing to do is to stop buying things you think are cool without thinking about how they'd fit into my wardrobe. Second, I started trying to see how to work the things I owned into my fits and use that to guide future purchases.

I'm also limited by: money (duh) and need for some more CM leaning stuff, so I tend to try to find things I could potentially work into either scenario. I've been trying to buy things much more slowly in order to work them into a rotation and then evaluate what else I need.

You can put together a reasonable bunch of things that all go pretty well together and branch out from there.


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When you guys sell stuff on Ebay to European buyers, do you mark down the value when filling out customs forms?

 

There are times people ask for me to ship it as gift, but I do it anyway. As a courtesy, I let them know in advance so they're aware of the risks.

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Does anybody struggle here with finding a style that best suits them? I find myself purchasing stuff that catches my eye, to eventually find it difficult to integrate comfortably into my wardrobe w/ other items? so, I'm, kinda left with bits and bobs and no real.. rhythm.... that make sense?

Try to limit impulse buys. Picture yourself wearing the item and/or see what you can pair it with with your current wardrobe before pulling the trigger.

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Does anybody struggle here with finding a style that best suits them? I find myself purchasing stuff that catches my eye, to eventually find it difficult to integrate comfortably into my wardrobe w/ other items? so, I'm, kinda left with bits and bobs and no real.. rhythm.... that make sense?

Don't worry about it so much.  Great wardrobes are not coherent.  Look at the diversity of styles that @Parker wears.  And yet, he always owns it, completely (well, there are the occasional missteps, but whatever.)

 

Just keep on buying the stuff that catches your eye, and if you don't have something to go with it, get something.

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Don't worry about it so much.  Great wardrobes are not coherent.  Look at the diversity of styles that @Parker wears.  And yet, he always owns it, completely (well, there are the occasional missteps, but whatever.)

 

Just keep on buying the stuff that catches your eye, and if you don't have something to go with it, get something.

 

I don't doubt you, but isn't it better to start with some of the core items and then work your way out? Your idea is great for someone with unlimited space and resources but realistically...?

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I don't doubt you, but isn't it better to start with some of the core items and then work your way out? Your idea is great for someone with unlimited space and resources but realistically...?

I'd say no.  I hear this a lot, and magazines give this advice, and yeah, it's a great way to build a boring wardrobe, but it's not the way to go if you love clothes.  If your goal is to look presentable, and your interest in clothing is purely utilitarian, then, sure.  I'm like that about cars. which explains our Odyssey with a split video screen so that the kids can watch 2 different movies, and my wife and I avoid have to adjudicate.  But if you love clothes, it's worth it to explore.  At some point, when you are fairly mature, you might settle on a uniform (I certainly have).  But you don't figure out what will really work for you unless you let your instincts guide you.  Otherwise, you'll end up looking generically fashionable or "cool", at best.

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I posted something, within 1 hour I was asked for measurements - which I did not have at the time of posting. I sent measurements, and didn't receive a reply. No big deal, but come on... just common courtesy to say thank you, too big for me... or too small... or never mind, good luck with the sale. We are a community here.

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I think more of the point was give a reply so he knows whether the item has interest. Being a community we hold items for people occasionally, at least I have just out of plain courtesy.

i see. that makes sense and definitely is courtesy if that's what you're used to. I guess I always assumed (or the way i've always done it is) if you're actually about to buy it payment details are sent back and forth and at that point the items are held based on who talked about it first. i guess i didn't realize other people operate under whoever asks about it first potentially gets it first. if i've sent payment details out and somebody else asks about it before i've received payment i usually inform them that payment is pending and that they'll have to wait before the first guy clears.
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Pretty much if you're not comfortable in something it's going to look pretty obvious. Developing "styles" and "looks" and everything all seems like buzzwords pretty much to me.

I have a bunch of shit that looks totally random in my wardrobe but they are all things that I am comfortable so it works. For the most part, everybody knows what they like. Even people just "getting into" clothes still know what they like in general (probably the things that got them to start looking into clothes and posting on boards like this in the first place), everything just branches from there. Hoodies and Denim -> Different materials and selvedge -> Unique knits and cuts. Just stick to what you like and it will evolve naturally. And pretty much stop reading "advice" in magazines and just go for the shit the interests you. If it interests you, then you should comfortable in it. There's value in classic pieces but "classic" doesn't always mean boring. I don't even know what I'm talking about now so I'm going to add another thought:

 

RFT - Can you turn down the Gap collaboration if you win the best new designer award? Like, just say nope and keep moving or is Gap the one who determines everything, so if they reached out and you said no they'd just move down the list? It seems like there are some really shitty brands that get that "award" and then there others who don't seem like they'd have anything to gain from the collab or whose design and aesthetic doesn't align with Gap. It also seems like Gap is like "hey, we're doing you a favour here" but in reality they are just piggybacking off the design/success/following of the winners (yeah yeah I know Gap gives you exposure, but thats not always a good thing).

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