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post #16 of 40
I would never let a customer try on a shirt without an undershirt on. Ugh.
post #17 of 40
dupe
post #18 of 40
Well then, since I don't usually wear an undershirt, and I want to know if the shirt will fit me well in my ordinary circumstances, I guess I won't buy one from you. There are plenty of other shirt vendors, and it's no skin off my nose if some of them go bust for having snobby try-on policies.
post #19 of 40
I wouldn't let anyone try on underwear either.
post #20 of 40
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Should have asked him if he wanted to smell



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Originally Posted by Carlo
Re-Poping

And the winner of the Verb of the Year Award goes to...!

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Originally Posted by Quirk
I wouldn't let anyone try on underwear either.

Well now, that's different. Plenty of normal people buy shirts on eBay (though I haven't, at least not yet). Only fetishists buy used undies (count me out there, too).
post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Teacher




And the winner of the Verb of the Year Award goes to...!



Well now, that's different. Plenty of normal people buy shirts on eBay (though I haven't, at least not yet). Only fetishists buy used undies (count me out there, too).

Well, eBay's a different animal entirely. People don't have the same freshness expectation buying something from eBay as they would if they bought it from a retail store.
post #22 of 40
At Charles Tyrwhitt (among other places), they don't let you try on the shirt you want to buy at all. Instead, they give you a sample, and you have to trust them when they say the fit will be the same.
post #23 of 40
that shit is funny to me!
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by grimslade
At Charles Tyrwhitt (among other places), they don't let you try on the shirt you want to buy at all. Instead, they give you a sample, and you have to trust them when they say the fit will be the same.

Not ideal, but at least more reasonable than refusing to let someone try on a shirt.
post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by Quirk
I would never let a customer try on a shirt without an undershirt on. Ugh.

Would you make them prove to you they were wearing an undershirt? I'm just not sure how you politely enforce this policy.
post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by grimslade
At Charles Tyrwhitt (among other places), they don't let you try on the shirt you want to buy at all. Instead, they give you a sample, and you have to trust them when they say the fit will be the same.

Actually, this might be better provided the sample has been laundered a few times.
post #27 of 40
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, well anyway I wasn't particularly sweaty. I see the point, its just that I've never been asked that before and just thought it was rather an offensive question. He could have had a shirt for trying on available as long as the cut was the same, or measured me etc. Although the thought of having to try on a special demo shirt that hasn't been laundered the past few weeks doesn't especially appeal to me either.
post #28 of 40
If you were sweaty enough for it to be a problem, it would have been obvious enough where he wouldn't have had to ask.

This same merchant could actually do more damage to their garments leaving them in a shop window exposed to the sun.
post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by coachvu
Would you make them prove to you they were wearing an undershirt? I'm just not sure how you politely enforce this policy.

You just ask them.
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Quirk
You just ask them.

That's sort of like asking a customer if they are wearing boxers or briefs. No matter how practical, this is just rude. If it's a store policy, they should post some sort of discrete sign in the dressing room area.
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