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I think I know why not many people use a full mannequin in their photos...  It is quite a pain in the butt!  

 

Took a few shots on it for the first time.  After I took the shots, I noticed that a power line ran a shadow across the shots.. Other than that, any ideas for improvement?

 

 

 

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Speaking from a purely personal perspective, I actually prefer to see a headless mannequin. It allows for the viewer to maybe imagine themselves in the garment more easily. Also, the pictures look like they've been taken from far away, and they seem too dark to me.

 

Nice jackets!

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I don't push feedback. I let it come in as it wills. You don't want to be too pushy and wind up with a negative.

+1 I bought a pair shoes recently and the buyer requested feedback if I was happy w/ my purchase. He did a "See pictures for details" and didn't take a picture of the worst parts. I wasn't going to leave feedback b/c I felt for what I paid, I got about what I expected, but now that he's asked and didn't respond when I replied, he's going to get a low score for description and communication.

 

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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

Speaking from a purely personal perspective, I actually prefer to see a headless mannequin. It allows for the viewer to maybe imagine themselves in the garment more easily. Also, the pictures look like they've been taken from far away, and they seem too dark to me.

 

Nice jackets!

+1 Some mannequin heads are just creepy and can be distracting. I have an acquaintance who just started listing w/ a full body mannequin that has super long eye lashes and it just looks weird.

post #5944 of 16980

Hmm.. perhaps I can experiment with chopping off their heads (cropping) and seeing how distracting that is.. :)  

 

Thanks for the thoughts!

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If I had a feedback for every sale I would be at 20K by now.
post #5946 of 16980

I get about 50-60% leave feedback

post #5947 of 16980

I use that feedback manager thing. It boosted it quite a bit from like 25-20% to 60-80%

post #5948 of 16980
I have people who will personally send me an email stating how pleased they were with the transaction, but not leave feedback.
post #5949 of 16980
Listing description suggestions? I'm stuck...probably cause I'm tired.



Vintage style DB collared tweed vest?

Also...this measures 22" across...so I should size it as a 42 or Large?
Edited by Stewie - 10/12/13 at 11:16pm
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WARM Vintage Double Breasted Tweed Peak lapel Brown Herringbone Suit Vest MUSTHAVE!

post #5951 of 16980
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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post
 

I think I know why not many people use a full mannequin in their photos...  It is quite a pain in the butt!  

 

Took a few shots on it for the first time.  After I took the shots, I noticed that a power line ran a shadow across the shots.. Other than that, any ideas for improvement?

 

 

I like them, they look dramatic.  I'd be worried that it won't work with all items.  Black background with a black suit can't be done.  

I think for one time sales it's too much work unless you're only going to be selling really top tier items, or selling multiples.

I just got caught up on my backlog of 39 pants and 19 jackets, and that was a 14 hour day.  Couldn't imagine if I had to put them on a mannequin.

Also, I love that seafoam green coat.

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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post

Listing description suggestions? I'm stuck...probably cause I'm tired.



Vintage style DB collared tweed vest?

Also...this measures 22" across...so I should size it as a 42 or Large?


Does it have any tags/maker?

 

I've found vests are 1 size down or usually an 1/2"-1" smaller then the jacket in the chest. So a 22" jacket would be 44" = size 42. A 22" vest would be 44" and more like a size 43 made for a size 44 suit. Just my experience though.

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

I like them, they look dramatic.  I'd be worried that it won't work with all items.  Black background with a black suit can't be done.  

I think for one time sales it's too much work unless you're only going to be selling really top tier items, or selling multiples.

I just got caught up on my backlog of 39 pants and 19 jackets, and that was a 14 hour day.  Couldn't imagine if I had to put them on a mannequin.

Also, I love that seafoam green coat.

 

Thanks!  And I agree completely.  Think I'd prefer a light grey background, but was just working with what I had.  I'm not going to be able to do that for everything as it takes a while to set it up -- plus I still need to do interior shots of labels.  Probably only higher end coats.  BTW, the green coat is a recent Brooks Brothers 1818.

 

Cropped off the head as others suggested:

 

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Originally Posted by sn0wman View Post
 

 

Thanks!  And I agree completely.  Think I'd prefer a light grey background, but was just working with what I had.  I'm not going to be able to do that for everything as it takes a while to set it up -- plus I still need to do interior shots of labels.  Probably only higher end coats.  BTW, the green coat is a recent Brooks Brothers 1818.

 

Cropped off the head as others suggested:

 

 

Yup, cropped is better.  The lighting is great, but it's sunlight based on you saying you had a power line to contend with.  Works if you have sunny days and have the schedule that will allow you to photograph at the same time, although even the time of year will affect your shots.  I would love a lighting setup that was as friendly to color and contrast as sunlight.

post #5955 of 16980
Cross posting here, as it's really more an ebay question than thrifting:
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Not sure if I made a good call here. The two Holland and Sherry fabric sport coats I picked up yesterday are huge - like, 52-54 XL US. I was out again today and saw another sport coat and the three suits shown below. What do you guys think, should I go back for them to flip, or have I already made a mistake picking up two sport coats in this size?







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