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post #27421 of 30441
IIRC that 4" measurement rule was for overcoats and Blazers are 2"
post #27422 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Ds13 View Post

IIRC that 4" measurement rule was for overcoats and Blazers are 2"

That would make sense but still, I can't point him to a reference of my own choosing and then tell him to ignore what is written and to only focus on the pictures. I read the page and the writer doesn't make the overcoat/blazer distinction.

post #27423 of 30441
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Originally Posted by jamesmkeart View Post

Sold a j. Press shirt to a Japanese buyer last month. I wonder if it has a following there.

From Wiki:

The original New Haven location remains the company's largest store. In 1974, the Press family sold the rights to license J. Press for the Japanese market, making it the first American brand to be licensed in Japan.[1] In 1986, J. Press was acquired by the Japanese apparel company Onward Kashiyama, who had previously been his licensee for 14 years.[2] Japanese licensed distribution is roughly six times larger than the American-made J. Press.[3]
post #27424 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

The joy of seeing that another negative/neutral is now past a year old...

 

My only defective feedback is from a buyer who blamed me for FedEx damaging the item in shipment... In late May last year.

 

 

 

Holy Toledo! That was a year ago?? It seems more recent that you were dealing with that nightmare. That was quite the shipping / fucktard customer fiasco!

post #27425 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

I seem to be cursed with this particular A&S blazer. Two times it has sold for a great price, and both times there's been a problem with the fit.

This message is what I just received. Just a message for now, he hasn't opened a return, which is interesting because the way ebay's messaging system is set up one has to almost go out of their way to message the seller with a problem without involving the returns process.




What do I say to someone who tells me that bespoke A&S coats 'run snug'? I'm close to a 44 myself and I was swimming in it. I listed all measurements, including the sleeve length (22.75). It's a heavy flannel blazer, so if I take a return it's not selling until fall. I'm very careful with measurements (never had a return claiming wrong measurements) and will bet that they're correct.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

did you list it with a numerical size even though it was bespoke?
post #27426 of 30441

Yup. Listing it without any size for a small timer like me wouldn't have worked out for ebay search purposes. But yeah, that's what going to kill me if I disputed the return. Thought this would be a sufficient disclaimer.

 

 

 

Sent him a message saying how I measured it, and that the jacket being bespoke there's likely extra fabric all around. It's a 2012 A&S blazer, so even with the cost of alterations he's getting a great deal, let's work something out etc. Let's see how he replies.

post #27427 of 30441

not to play devil's advocate but i'm skeptical that the 2" ease rule slides up and down the sizing chart equally well. i personally find it to be true at 40 or 42, but at the ends of the spectrum - say 36 or smaller, 46 or bigger - i would expect ease to begin to be a little more involved.

 

folks who sell the outer limits of sizes (almost everything i work with ends up being 40 or 42) might have something else to say. i've marketed unmarked outsize stuff before and when i get questions like "is this an XXL?" i just fall back on the measurements.

 

of course, all that said i hope it works out with your buyer.

post #27428 of 30441
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

not to play devil's advocate but i'm skeptical that the 2" ease rule slides up and down the sizing chart equally well. i personally find it to be true at 40 or 42, but at the ends of the spectrum - say 36 or smaller, 46 or bigger - i would expect ease to begin to be a little more involved.

 

folks who sell the outer limits of sizes (almost everything i work with ends up being 40 or 42) might have something else to say. i've marketed unmarked outsize stuff before and when i get questions like "is this an XXL?" i just fall back on the measurements.

 

of course, all that said i hope it works out with your buyer.

Not in in my (albeit limited) experience, though this is something to think about. I've sold 4 BB tweed blazers marked 48 or 50 that have conformed to this 'rule'. Plus, like I said I'm a 44R and this was at least one size loose on me.

 

Anyway, thanks for the replies. I guess I knew what the answer would be even before I posted, but still had to vent. Hurts taking a $300 return, twice!

post #27429 of 30441
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

not to play devil's advocate but i'm skeptical that the 2" ease rule slides up and down the sizing chart equally well. i personally find it to be true at 40 or 42, but at the ends of the spectrum - say 36 or smaller, 46 or bigger - i would expect ease to begin to be a little more involved.

 

folks who sell the outer limits of sizes (almost everything i work with ends up being 40 or 42) might have something else to say. i've marketed unmarked outsize stuff before and when i get questions like "is this an XXL?" i just fall back on the measurements.

 

of course, all that said i hope it works out with your buyer.


I have sold many larger size jackets (48-52) that did not have a size tag. I always give them a numeric size in the listing title derived from the measurements. To this day, knock on wood, I have not had a problem. In the body of my listing, I always stipulate that the "size is approximate - please see measurements". In other words, if you give a numeric size when a size tag is not present, make sure that you have a little disclaimer.

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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

Yup. Listing it without any size for a small timer like me wouldn't have worked out for ebay search purposes. But yeah, that's what going to kill me if I disputed the return. Thought this would be a sufficient disclaimer.
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Sent him a message saying how I measured it, and that the jacket being bespoke there's likely extra fabric all around. It's a 2012 A&S blazer, so even with the cost of alterations he's getting a great deal, let's work something out etc. Let's see how he replies.

I recently had an auction that contained three separate reminders that the size listed in the title was only an estimate, and not to be relied on (the jacket had no tagged size). One of the reminders was in massive bold font - the only text within the body of auction other than my usual template stuff. The buyer still purchased it based on the size in the title and wanted to return it. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do for someone who won't give even a cursory look at whatever they're buying.
Edited by suited - 4/14/16 at 8:38am
post #27431 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

Yup. Listing it without any size for a small timer like me wouldn't have worked out for ebay search purposes. But yeah, that's what going to kill me if I disputed the return. Thought this would be a sufficient disclaimer.

 

 

 

Sent him a message saying how I measured it, and that the jacket being bespoke there's likely extra fabric all around. It's a 2012 A&S blazer, so even with the cost of alterations he's getting a great deal, let's work something out etc. Let's see how he replies.

 

 

I think your language is a little strong - you said the measurements put it 'squarely in the 46S category.' Reasonably read, that provides far more of an assurance that it is indeed a 46S than saying "No tagged size, given the measurements I estimate it to be a 46S.'

 

Fixed to quote the right person, sorry @suited 


Edited by dukedishin - 4/14/16 at 9:03am
post #27432 of 30441
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

@Nobleprofessor, don't get too hung up trying to decipher specific Ferragamo shoe names. It can be a time-consuming venture. Most people are going to search by the brand name and particular style, i.e. Ferragamo driving loafers or Ferragamo Gancini-bit loafers. Just put in enough key words that someone will trip over yours if they are trying to find Ferragamo shoes.

 

I sold these yesterday without knowing the specific style name.

 

 

Thanks for the help, Dr. L.  I sold the Ferragamos I was asking about.  They had LOTS of bidding in fact, they went for $115.50!  AND they are Navy blue!   I know there aren't many Navy Blue shoes out there.  So, I suppose for the people who specifically want navy shoes, the demand is high!  It made me search my stash to find other Navy shoes!  

 

I have another question and I'm not sure if I should ask it on here or somewhere else.  But, I am planning to list these on ebay, so I guess this is as good as place as any. 

 

 

I thrifted these Plain Toe Bluchers a while ago.  They are black Shell Cordovan and they are VERY nice.   But, I can't tell who made them.  

 

They have an odd crest logo and the name below says something and "Bros." 

 

They aren't Brooks Brothers. But, I can't tell who made them.  Anyone have a clue? 

 

post #27433 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
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Thanks for the help, Dr. L.  I sold the Ferragamos I was asking about.  They had LOTS of bidding in fact, they went for $115.50!  AND they are Navy blue!   I know there aren't many Navy Blue shoes out there.  So, I suppose for the people who specifically want navy shoes, the demand is high!  It made me search my stash to find other Navy shoes!  

 

I have another question and I'm not sure if I should ask it on here or somewhere else.  But, I am planning to list these on ebay, so I guess this is as good as place as any. 

 

 

I thrifted these Plain Toe Bluchers a while ago.  They are black Shell Cordovan and they are VERY nice.   But, I can't tell who made them.  

 

They have an odd crest logo and the name below says something and "Bros." 

 

They aren't Brooks Brothers. But, I can't tell who made them.  Anyone have a clue? 

 

 

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Flagg Bros. :smarmy:

 

post #27434 of 30441
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post

I think your language is a little strong - you said the measurements put it 'squarely in the 46S category.' Reasonably read, that provides far more of an assurance that it is indeed a 46S than saying "No tagged size, given the measurements I estimate it to be a 46S.'

You quoted the wrong person. You are referring to @Reosymes post, not mine. That was a screen shot from his auction. My post was about a completely unrelated experience.
post #27435 of 30441
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


You quoted the wrong person. You are referring to @Reosymes post, not mine. That was a screen shot from his auction. My post was about a completely unrelated experience.

 

well, same topic of discussion, so not unrelated, but yeah i quoted the wrong post. fixed it, sorry.

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