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Does anyone know a cheaper alternative to Reinhard Plank hats ?
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How effective would a down jacket with a waxed cotton outer shell be against snow and the elements? I'm interested in a down winter jacket that has oilcloth fabric like a barbour jacket but I'm a little skeptical it will hold up against blizzard/snow/rain in NYC. Are modern synthetic fibers the best way to go despite my love for old fashioned details?
Should be fine in the snow. Not sure if it will hold up in the rain though. Down is also not good in rain as it loses its insulating properties when it gets wet.
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What's the cheapest way to ship clothing/shoes in the U.S. as an ordinary and occasional seller (as in somebody who doesn't do this often and doesn't have the connections for $12 two-day shipping that a lot of eBay sellers seem to have)?

I've been using USPS and I've taken some hits shipping since I usually just charge a flat $20 for shipping, but the items usually cost more than that to ship even via the cheapest option (or at least, the cheapest option that I'm aware of).

If it is under 16 oz you can ship for first class for $3-$4 depending on the exact weight. I get bubble mailers 3 for $1 from the dollar store. If you are shipping more it would make sense to order poly mailers in assorted sizes. If it is over 16oz but it fits in a USPS priority flat rate envelope those are $6.50 with 2 day shipping. For the padded envelopes you will have to order them from usps but they are free. A pair of large jeans, or even a suit jacket and pants will fit in the padded flat rate envelope if you are good at packing. It helps to pack them in a poly mailer, then slide the whole thing into the padded flat rate envelope. I believe small flat rate boxes are the same price but slightly smaller than the envelopes Medium rate box will fit most shoes and is $12. There different shaped weight based shoe box that you can pickup from the post office or order for free too.  Anything that fits in the box will ship. All of the above prices are when printing the shipping label through paypal, going to the post office will cost more. If you are shipping bulky but light weight stuff you can get free boxes from USPS for non flat rate, or use your own. For parcel select you have to use your own box. It doesn't come up a lot with clothes though because they fit in the flat rate envelopes.

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anyone try buck mason tshirts?

 

Late on this, but I picked up a pima and a slub cotton crew neck recently. I really like the way the body is cut with the curved hem but the neck hole felt a bit too tight and the sleeves are short and a little loose. Was underwhelmed with the pima which felt thin, but the slub is pretty nice. Not sure if I'm going to buy more or not. Its tough to find good t-shirts with a slightly more modern fit in a reasonable price range.

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Can a regular cotton T-shirt be hemmed shorter if I find it an inch or two too long in length (short guy) but the rest of it fits like a glove?  Or it's not going to come out right unless it's done at the factory?

 

Thanks.


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Originally Posted by boozwah View Post
 

 

Late on this, but I picked up a pima and a slub cotton crew neck recently. I really like the way the body is cut with the curved hem but the neck hole felt a bit too tight and the sleeves are short and a little loose. Was underwhelmed with the pima which felt thin, but the slub is pretty nice. Not sure if I'm going to buy more or not. Its tough to find good t-shirts with a slightly more modern fit in a reasonable price range.

hey,

 

thanks for the feedback! you should probably forward your concerns directly to buck mason's team so they can work on a second iteration of shirts. i wouldnt buy any more since you arent satisfied with them... there are quite a few modern tshirt makers but its a hit or miss with the fit/material. john elliott might be a solid pick

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hey,

 

thanks for the feedback! you should probably forward your concerns directly to buck mason's team so they can work on a second iteration of shirts. i wouldnt buy any more since you arent satisfied with them... there are quite a few modern tshirt makers but its a hit or miss with the fit/material. john elliott might be a solid pick

 

Yeah I probably will. They seem to be going for a more classic "James Dean" look so the smaller neck opening shorter sleeves is probably intentional. That being said, the neck opening is probably typical for what you find on most crew necks, I just prefer something looser. Sleeves are not that big of a deal for me either. I like the Buck Mason fit more than what I've tried recently from J Crew, Uniqlo, etc, and will probably pick up a couple more in the meantime. 

 

John Elliott looks pretty interesting, but the prices are a little too much for me to justify spending on a t-shirt. I'm really not looking for a luxury t-shirt or anything too fashion forward, just something with a little more modern cut and nice fabric.

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Yeah I probably will. They seem to be going for a more classic "James Dean" look so the smaller neck opening shorter sleeves is probably intentional. That being said, the neck opening is probably typical for what you find on most crew necks, I just prefer something looser. Sleeves are not that big of a deal for me either. I like the Buck Mason fit more than what I've tried recently from J Crew, Uniqlo, etc, and will probably pick up a couple more in the meantime. 

 

John Elliott looks pretty interesting, but the prices are a little too much for me to justify spending on a t-shirt. I'm really not looking for a luxury t-shirt or anything too fashion forward, just something with a little more modern cut and nice fabric.

maybe http://sifrsite.com/ ?

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maybe http://sifrsite.com/ ?

 

Yeah those look pretty good. I'll check that out, thanks

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http://store.headporter.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=9

Really interested in getting a Porter 3 Way Tanker for work, anyone knows if this fits a MBP 15"? Measurements seem to show it'll be a tight fit but I'd like to confirm. Thanks!
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I have a 2 way tanker and it fits my 15.6" laptop plus a thin notebook.

 

Edit: Just tried it to confirm, my laptop is a tiny bit bigger than a Macbook. The bag can probably hold two.

 

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What should be the length of a properly fitted denim jacket?  Is it too long if it covers up the belt?

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Any recommended alternatives to the supreme kung fu jacket? 

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What shoes are these?  Thanks.

 

 

 

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whats your favorite way of transferring photos from your phone to grailed?

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