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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hi!

 

I finally got a male mannequin form and spent the morning /early afternoon taking test shots and trying to figure out how to best showcase some of the clothes I have laying around.  A lot of you have much more experience than I have staging these kinds of pictures.  Would you please critique the pic's below and give me some first impressions or constructive criticism on how I could do it better?  

 

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^ Vintage BB double breasted navy blue overcoat.  42 R.

 

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^ Closeup #1.

 

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^ Closeup #2.

 

Q: Is there a preference between Closup #1 & Closup #2?  My overall goal is to post better AND fewer pictures on my listings.  In addition to these types of shots, I will also include an interior lining picture with the garment laid flat and a closeup collage picture of the brand / maker's tag and size tag.

 

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^ Here's that Ermenegildo Zegna 100% wool charcoal gray pullover with smoked MOP buttons that I picked up the other day.  XL / EUR 54.

 

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^ Closeup.

 

Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions or advice.

-M-

 


Needs more light... bounce a flash off a wall or the corner of the ceiling to the right. Where'd you get the mannequin? I need to do this. I've been completely lazy about this and haven't pulled out my good camera. I have a damned degree in photography, so yeah... pretty lazy

 

post #30347 of 109554
Hey all

Seen a Kiton charcoal blazer in a 42" going for rather a low bid and less than a day to go on the link below. Not my size and thought someone here might get a steal.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KITON-charcoal-blazer-Sze-42-43-eu-53-8R-/160768494004#ht_776wt_922
post #30348 of 109554
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

You can get your fee back by filing a non-payment issue... I had one of these now I set it up to automatically do it and automatically close it. One thing I didn't realize was that this would automatically re-list for you so I went to re-list and it bounced it out as a duplicate listing. 

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post #30349 of 109554
I picked up a Burberry coat today. If someone wouldn't mind, will you critique the sleeve length for me? I think they are a little short.

Also, if anyone in Atlanta is interested there is a 48R Samualsohn Tuxedo at the Sandy Spring Historical Society Sale for $15.00. It had a ripped lining though.

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post #30350 of 109554
seem OK to me. What am I missing?
post #30351 of 109554
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

I picked up a Burberry coat today. If someone wouldn't mind, will you critique the sleeve length for me? I think they are a little short.
Also, if anyone in Atlanta is interested there is a 48R Samualsohn Tuxedo at the Sandy Spring Historical Society Sale for $15.00. It had a ripped lining though. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Sleeve length looks good, but I'd say the shoulders are wayyy to wide.
post #30352 of 109554
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hi!

I finally got a male mannequin form and spent the morning /early afternoon taking test shots and trying to figure out how to best showcase some of the clothes I have laying around.  A lot of you have much more experience than I have staging these kinds of pictures.  Would you please critique the pic's below and give me some first impressions or constructive criticism on how I could do it better?  

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As someone else said, there's too much going on in the background. Everything in the background does look nice, but it's distracting from the item you're trying to showcase.
post #30353 of 109554
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As someone else said, there's too much going on in the background. Everything in the background does look nice, but it's distracting from the item you're trying to showcase.

Agreed. It has a pseduo-Newton Street Vintage vibe (and I mean that in the best possible way - no snark intended), but it's missing the fact that NSV has only minor accoutrements. I'd pair it way down. But I think the general idea is there.
post #30354 of 109554
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This is starting to creep me out. I appreciate the good this thread does but damn, let's regulate. Frenchy, this would be an opportunity for you drop some of your patented hate to get us back on track.
(Side note: I am about to drop a free tie spreadsheet or something because I didn't get enough playas to contribute to the Trading Box...to quote the Brand New Heavies, it's gettin' pretty hectic, storage-wise, even my poor-ass cancer survivor friend says "STOP" with me filling up his apartment with awesome finds....would an open-to-thrifters-here "trading Google Spreadsheet" be worth the time? I have 3-4 people who would start with about a dozen ties...or is this really just a "post it to the trade thread, people" thing? Feedback appreciated.).
Got a tie quartet today. BB Makahs on the left, so what. The pair on the right, I need authentication confirmation because I way overpaid ($13 each, hell I am a douchey skinflint -- these are keepers for my wardrobe, I like them, heh and I just need to at least know that my eye did not deceive me. Also, did I overpay?) Fire off your opinions.
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please dont wake the sleeping bear,if i was Frenchy of course that is...this thread would already be peppered with a couple of "cunts' (TM) peepwall[1].gif

Frenchy will be back in May im sure he would appreciate a signal  

post #30355 of 109554

 

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

As someone else said, there's too much going on in the background. Everything in the background does look nice, but it's distracting from the item you're trying to showcase.

 

^^^ It's a valid point.  I think that I will change the background to something in between a blank wall and the desk and shelves.  I might try something to the side of the fireplace and clear the mantle.  Then I'll see which setup seems to attract the most positive buyer interest.  My setup will probably vary here in the beginning while I track the results.

 

Thanks for your input!

-M-
 

 

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see if you can get a nice wall panel of rosewood or walnut off your local craigslist.adds class and you can move it when done taking pics.

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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

 

 

^^^ It's a valid point.  I think that I will change the background to something in between a blank wall and the desk and shelves.  I might try something to the side of the fireplace and clear the mantle.  Then I'll see which setup seems to attract the most positive buyer interest.  My setup will probably vary here in the beginning while I track the results.

 

Thanks for your input!

-M-
 

 



 

post #30357 of 109554

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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

Agreed. It has a pseduo-Newton Street Vintage vibe (and I mean that in the best possible way - no snark intended), but it's missing the fact that NSV has only minor accoutrements. I'd pair it way down. But I think the general idea is there.


^^^ Somewhat true.  I've met the guy IRL who runs NSV - he lives just across the river from me and we run into each other every now and again at the local spots and talk about clothes, smile.gif.  Cool guy.  I've also had the opportunity to meet a couple of local brick 'n' mortar vintage / resale shop owners like Bobby from Boston (if you're not familiar with him, you should Google him) and a few others that I'm friends with.  I was actually aiming for more of a Bobby from Boston aesthetic.  The menswear he carries in his shop is un-FUCKIN'-believable.

 

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Originally Posted by valium View Post

see if you can get a nice wall panel of rosewood or walnut off your local craigslist.adds class and you can move it when done taking pics.

 

^^^ This is a great idea.  I was thinking about getting some dark brown wainscoting and hanging it on a wall to give the illusion of class, lol.

 

Also, there are space limitations involved with my setup.  My wife and I don't have a "spare room" per se and I only have a limited number of interior background choices - blank white wall (too clinical in my opinion), shelves & desk wall (too busy seems to be the general consensus), and edge of antique fireplace with cleared mantle area (this is what I will try next and compare with today's attempts).

 

Thanks again everyone!

-M-
 

 

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Didn't thrift much today

 

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These won't help my case regarding the accusations.. 

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post #30359 of 109554
Every time I see DarkMatter as the newest poster, I prepare myself for jealousy.

I'm quite envious of that Safari jacket. Pretty sure it is an MMM piece. Zegna Couture Limited Edition? Wonder what the deal is there. Any cool details on that one to set it apart from regular Couture stuff?
post #30360 of 109554
Haven't looked to hard at the zegna, but I'm pretty sure that safari jacket is mmm. =)
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