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On the sizing note, actually came here to ask a Q myself:

 

Shoulder: 18.5"

Chest: 20"

Waist (of jacket): 19.75"

Length: 31.5"

Sleeves: 25.5"

 

Does a 38L exist?  Length and sleeves seem long for a 38R.

 

What would you list size as?

 

Thanks!

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I have an oxxford sport coat up for sale measuring a 38L. Also listed as such sizing, and have activity and bids on it. So I would assume the size is sought after by some.

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I'm trying to upgrade to the full version of GoDaddy Bookeeping on the eBay app (formerly Outright) and every time I click the "Upgrade" button nothing happens. Anyone else having this problem?*

*It's been that way for two or three days.

Hmm, I was told to use the web page version, instead of originally signing up via eBay applications. So glad I did, because it has much less quirks and problems.

FYI, when u figure it out, google search for a coupon code for the upgrade. I remember after I applied a code, my cost was only like 60$. But this was almost a year ago now.
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Does BC stand for British Columbia? Charging for shipping to the US will kill traffic to your listing as a lot of american ebayers are spoiled babies who expect everything to be shipped to them for free.

 

No, BC are the two initials of my family name. Thought, you are right and I do live in Canada. Figured that a lot of the menswear scene comes from the US and that might drive my views down. The menswear crowd up here in Canada, except for Toronto I think, is pretty much in the early stages..

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I have an oxxford sport coat up for sale measuring a 38L. Also listed as such sizing, and have activity and bids on it. So I would assume the size is sought after by some.
 

Spoo would seek.

post #11285 of 15870
Photo experts... How do you best like to photograph cuff buttons? I'm thinking of laying them flat against a white BG rather than shooting them against the length of the suit
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Photo experts... How do you best like to photograph cuff buttons? I'm thinking of laying them flat against a white BG rather than shooting them against the length of the suit

 

I'm no expert, but I've tried to mimic what capnwes and snoogz do.

 

Banana Republic Tweed

 

AppleMark

 

Sleeve cuff shots

 

 

You can kill two birds with one stone with the second composition.

post #11287 of 15870
Looks good bro! ^

Just tried similar. I don't hate it.


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Edited by thefastlife - 3/23/14 at 9:07am
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Genuine-American-Alligator-Shoes-12-EEE-12EEE-3E-2400-/320927767182?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4ab8c91a8e

is this guy crazy? Those say shell on the soles and totally look embossed.

I asked and he said this:

 

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 Allen Edmonds offers genuine alligator in limited runs by special order every couple years. They were special ordered with that specific sole because of the look of that heel and the thickness of the sole. I assure you that they are as stated in the post. I would have noticed a white film of exuded oils by now if they were shell. Notice they did not come in the black shoe bags that shell cordovan shoes come in.
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Looks good bro! ^

Just tried similar. I don't hate it.


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Just make sure you show each button. you don't want them coming back to you and saying that last button was missing. This is my standard photo for "all buttons present and accounted for"

 

 

If its working button holes, I either pin the sleeve open as in the tan example or I close up with the buttons thru the button holes as in the gray one. 

 

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Spoo would seek.

26.5" maybe. smile.gif

Sleeves :

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Just trying to get a gauge of what people's "acceptable" profit margin is when it comes to smaller items like shirts and ties and the like.  Do you aim for say 400-500% or is there a monetary target (say $25-30 bucks per item) before the point where you just don't bother.

 

What I've noticed in VV lately is the shirts are priced so high (it's not unheard of for a thomas pink shirt to routinely cost more than a blazer) that I usually just say screw it and leave those.  I haven't been able to move shirts & ties as well as I do on suits and blazers, so that doesn't help my reluctance either.  

 

The more experienced guys on here when you first started, did you start out super picky and then as business picked up just started expanding the brands that you would buy even at a lesser profit? Or are you not as discriminatory and just grab whatever is on the rack and then deal with it later.

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Originally Posted by borbor View Post
 

Just trying to get a gauge of what people's "acceptable" profit margin is when it comes to smaller items like shirts and ties and the like.  Do you aim for say 400-500% or is there a monetary target (say $25-30 bucks per item) before the point where you just don't bother.

 

What I've noticed in VV lately is the shirts are priced so high (it's not unheard of for a thomas pink shirt to routinely cost more than a blazer) that I usually just say screw it and leave those.  I haven't been able to move shirts & ties as well as I do on suits and blazers, so that doesn't help my reluctance either.  

 

The more experienced guys on here when you first started, did you start out super picky and then as business picked up just started expanding the brands that you would buy even at a lesser profit? Or are you not as discriminatory and just grab whatever is on the rack and then deal with it later.

 

Obviously depends a lot on the item...if I found a NWT vineyard vines tie for $2, and a NWT Tom Ford tie for $2, I would shoot for considerably more on the latter.  I'm OK with 4x my cost +/- most of the time if BIN, but that can vary wildly - again - depends on the item.  $9.99 auctions, you never know - have been delighted and disappointed.  

  

Value Village here truly sucks - I stop in a few times a year just to make sure it still sucks.

  

Re: starting out, it was the opposite for me - I was not nearly as discerning then as I am now, and still have a rack of plain/boring PRL shirts to show for it.  On the flip side (pun intended), I did expand my brand / styling / construction knowledge quite a bit so I might pick up considerably fewer items but hopefully I've upped my game in some respects.

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As a small-time seller who mostly thrifts for himself, I try only to pick up super-mega-excellent stuff to flip and can't be hassled for less than say an $80 ROI. The exception for me would be ties and shoes...since they are less of a hassle to photograph/measure/sell, I'm okay with a smaller return.

If I were more dedicated and dealt in higher volume I'm sure I'd take a different approach.
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Thanks Jebarne & Spoo for the insight/pics
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Originally Posted by borbor View Post
 

Just trying to get a gauge of what people's "acceptable" profit margin is when it comes to smaller items like shirts and ties and the like.  Do you aim for say 400-500% or is there a monetary target (say $25-30 bucks per item) before the point where you just don't bother.

 

What I've noticed in VV lately is the shirts are priced so high (it's not unheard of for a thomas pink shirt to routinely cost more than a blazer) that I usually just say screw it and leave those.  I haven't been able to move shirts & ties as well as I do on suits and blazers, so that doesn't help my reluctance either.  

 

The more experienced guys on here when you first started, did you start out super picky and then as business picked up just started expanding the brands that you would buy even at a lesser profit? Or are you not as discriminatory and just grab whatever is on the rack and then deal with it later.

 

Maybe I'm a little lazy, but I don't do much more than skim shirts anymore, I look for crazy stupid (RG's) or something really nice, I feel like I've developed an eye for quality that I don't need to flip every label.  I even get lazier at the stores that staple the tag to the tag so you have to lift it up.  

 

What's really sad, I just sold a Harley Davidson button up for more than Truzzi, Barbera, Pink etc. shirts I've sold and I've noticed some stores marking shirts 10-15 for something decent and it's just not worth the risk of buying, sitting for a couple weeks, and end up getting 20.

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