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Super expensive.

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Edited by jdrizzy - 10/26/15 at 3:46pm
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frown.gif Guess i'm not bidding on that paul smith DB camel blazer. Holy hell those lapels are gucci

I mean hella cheap!
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Jdriz, if you are just talking about bringing in the chest on a jacket, it's not all that hard, and not all that expensive. If it fits in the shoulders, you should be in good shape, as long as it's not so big in the other areas that it has to be recut.

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frown.gif Guess i'm not bidding on that paul smith DB camel blazer. Holy hell those lapels are gucci

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I mean hella cheap!

Its fine, because its exactly my size and I'm in love with it inlove.gif
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Jdriz, if you are just talking about bringing in the chest on a jacket, it's not all that hard, and not all that expensive. If it fits in the shoulders, you should be in good shape, as long as it's not so big in the other areas that it has to be recut.

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Edited by jdrizzy - 10/26/15 at 3:45pm
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Jdriz, if you are just talking about bringing in the chest on a jacket, it's not all that hard, and not all that expensive. If it fits in the shoulders, you should be in good shape, as long as it's not so big in the other areas that it has to be recut.


i'm all ears. it seems to me shaping the waist is simple, but that's pretty different than altering the actual ptp.

 

imo that would dramatically change the shape of the armscye, making alteration of the sleeves necessary, making the shoulders too wide for the original silhouette, jack up the way the collar/lapels sit...

 

and if you just take in the waist but the ptp is too big, you end up with bosoms, no? i dunno, i'd be interested to see how making a 44" jacket fit as a 42" could work

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Jdriz, if you are just talking about bringing in the chest on a jacket, it's not all that hard, and not all that expensive. If it fits in the shoulders, you should be in good shape, as long as it's not so big in the other areas that it has to be recut.


i'm all ears. it seems to me shaping the waist is simple, but that's pretty different than altering the actual ptp.

 

imo that would dramatically change the shape of the armscye, making alteration of the sleeves necessary, making the shoulders too wide for the original silhouette, jack up the way the collar/lapels sit...

 

and if you just take in the waist but the ptp is too big, you end up with bosoms, no? i dunno, i'd be interested to see how making a 44" jacket fit as a 42" could work

All your really have to do is take in or let out at the center back seam. Tailors do this all the time. That narrows the chest which is really all the PTP measurement is. Granted, you don't want to turn a 46 into a 40, but if you're talking about going from a 40 to a 39, or even a 38, most tailors can do that. The absolute worst that could happen is he'd have to do a recut, but I don't think that would be an issue here. Recuts are expensive, but adjusting a center or side seem is affordable. Again, as long as the shoulders fit and the chest isn't enormous.

 

 

 

Edit: Different people will give you different answers to this question. That is true. But it is also true that this can be done. you can also take in a pinch at each side seem without affecting the armscye. All in all, if you take a bit at all the major seems, you can reduce the chest of a jacket without costing an arm and a leg.


Edited by Koala-T - 10/24/15 at 8:51pm
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can anyone help me date these boots? I tried searching talon 42 zippers and I'm not finding much of anything. Thanks in advance! 

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That style screams 70's/80's to me.

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Yeah the pit to pit is the only place that is a problem (2" to big). Holy hell its time to bid this baby up

I misunderstood your question. Taking in the chest is easy. I thought you meant making the circumference of the armpit holes smaller.
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So I've got my first fit related complaint, on this SC: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BURBERRY-London-x-Hickey-Freeman-Glen-Plaid-SILK-Wool-Sport-Coat-Blazer-54XLG-/231677167375?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123.

Buyer sent me a message earlier today, after having the item for 19 days, saying "Jacket looks amazing but the sleeves have been altered. Did they cut the sleeves or are the still in the jacket?". I responded by saying "Glad to hear it looks amazing! I didn't have a tailor alter the sleeves so I'm not sure how much they could be lengthened. A local tailor should be able to tell if they can be taken out/lengthened (and how much) by feeling the inside of the sleeve cuff. Hopefully that helps!".

The length from the BOC is 33", sleeves are 26", very clearly a long. So I got a message back from him saying "It's a 54xl with shortened sleeves. It's not even a long. It had to be altered." I had it listed as the tagged size, and provided measurements in my listing. He has not left feedback yet, do I have anything to worry about/what do I need to do, to make sure I don't get a defect?

Thanks in advance!
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Do you guys ever transition listings from BINOBOs to auctions? If so, does the tool work well for that? Will watchers be retained/made aware of the change? Thanks!
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^ebay had an offer a month or so ago for a bunch of free auction listings. I converted all my BIN listings over, and lowered prices.  Ended up clearing out a bunch of old inventory, and getting some decent prices for it as well.

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Do you guys ever transition listings from BINOBOs to auctions? If so, does the tool work well for that? Will watchers be retained/made aware of the change? Thanks!

I've tried it with items where I get a ton of views and 10+ watchers. The items almost always sell at that point, but I've never gotten anything like the value I would have hoped from BINOBO. So like DanM just said, great for clearing inventory, maybe not so great for value if you're a small-timer like me with only occasional viewers.

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