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post #9016 of 15322
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Can someone (who has good picture, no offense) take a few pics of how you pin yours. Just trying to get new/better ideas.

 

I use little rubber-covered wire chip clips; 2 or 3 down the back to cinch it, but you gotta take pics soon lest better fabrics will show wrinkles where you clipped it.  Not my best pic (was still getting lighting worked out, and I should have steamed out some wrinkles), but an example.  The shirt is longer than the coat and my mannequin is jersey-covered Styrofoam, so I do pin that up and under.  EDIT: you were probably asking for pics of the actual pinning...sorry, I'm too lazy to set one up right now, but imagine the fabric pulled somewhat tight down the back and gathered with some small chip-clips.  I sometimes do the same down the front when taking photos of the back, but usually not unless it's a really big size.  Pinning probably takes a bit longer, but probably also looks better overall.

   

Also, someone asked earlier about taking pics of a suit and how to include the pants - this is how I do it.  I've seen other sellers drape the pants over one of the shoulders which looks good as well, IMO.

 

 

post #9017 of 15322

Yup was asking more about pics of the actual pinning, but thanks. I ask as when I pin larger jackets the bottom sides go "in" towards the back and it throws the balance of the suit off. example below

 

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post #9018 of 15322

Pin up higher....about 5 inches below the pits. 

post #9019 of 15322
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Pin up higher....about 5 inches below the pits. 

I pin higher.... at the armpits or just below

post #9020 of 15322

Hmm. Insert the pins into the fabric under the sleeves and pull it somewhat tight. That 46 is going to look funky no matter how you do it. 

post #9021 of 15322
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

I moved it to a different location

Here's another shot

Go with a more versatile tie. You'll want something that won't clash with various patterns and colors. In the past I've used burgundy/green solid grenadines, solid gold, solid navy, and now I use a black tie with a very fine micro-dot pattern in white.
post #9022 of 15322
Awesome help guys... Do we pin the shirt and jacket or just shirt?

How's the photo itself?
post #9023 of 15322

Pin the shirt up inside the bottom of the torso and pin the sleeves back.....or cut them off if you want. 

 

I pin my jackets back at the waist to give it shape.

post #9024 of 15322
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Yup was asking more about pics of the actual pinning, but thanks. I ask as when I pin larger jackets the bottom sides go "in" towards the back and it throws the balance of the suit off. example below

 

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Not sure but I think the photo angle might also have something to do with it...this looks like it's shot slightly from below, and to my eye a straight-on or 3/4 view shot (a la Wes), taken from a bit further back and higher, is more visually appealing.  Just my personal preference tho - not sure if there's a consensus.  Another personal preference is seeing some "empty space" between the arms and the body - really shows some definition and lines...which maybe be close to impossible once you're into the 48+ sizes without it looking all wrong on these tiny mannequins.  It's frustrating sometimes how much I play with buttoning, straightening, cinching and finally say "screw it" and post my best shots which still suck.  

post #9025 of 15322
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Pin the shirt up inside the bottom of the torso and pin the sleeves back.....or cut them off if you want. 

 

I pin my jackets back at the waist to give it shape.


I clip mine at about the exact place you do.

post #9026 of 15322

I tie my shirt behind the back of my mannequin and then fold and clip the back.

post #9027 of 15322
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


I moved it to a different location

Here's another shot

 

Looks great. Like others have said, I would use a more neutral tie, unless you're listing a really high end item, in which case it might be worth the effort to actually match the texture and color of the tie+shirt to the jacket. Don't know much about photography, but the picture shows off the lines of the jacket very nicely, and that's what most important to me.

post #9028 of 15322
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Not sure but I think the photo angle might also have something to do with it...this looks like it's shot slightly from below, and to my eye a straight-on or 3/4 view shot (a la Wes), taken from a bit further back and higher, is more visually appealing.  Just my personal preference tho - not sure if there's a consensus.  Another personal preference is seeing some "empty space" between the arms and the body - really shows some definition and lines...which maybe be close to impossible once you're into the 48+ sizes without it looking all wrong on these tiny mannequins.  It's frustrating sometimes how much I play with buttoning, straightening, cinching and finally say "screw it" and post my best shots which still suck.  


+1.

 

In this case the angle is such that the eye is level with the waist. Which, for large sized jackets, might look too chunky. Typically one would want the focus away from the gut, no? Sorry, I have no actual suggestion on how to do this.

post #9029 of 15322
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post
 

Too late, it sold for 100K already :facepalm:


So why doesn't Drake just sell sneakers? He can make 1 mill with just 10 pairs.

post #9030 of 15322
So, I learned an interesting trick today.

I had a international buyer who did a BIN on a low price item. He had to pay immediately because I have it set that way. He messaged me and asked me to wait to ship it until another of my auctions was finished. No problem, of course. Then he asked if I would sell the auction item to him for $150. He was the only bidder at $48, so I ended the listing with option to sell to the highest bidder. I put the $102 in the invoice as an additional charge and he paid right away.
Edited by capnwes - 1/15/14 at 9:21pm
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