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post #36001 of 109423
^^^^ Didn't realize that was #36,000^^^

Also, I PMed a couple of people on here about this, but it looks like a decent deal if you're a 42 and have been searching for some linen. It looks to be Corneliani made and possibly an orphan? A decent price, so I thought I'd share:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polo-Ralph-Lauren-Blue-label-black-pure-100-flax-jacket-42R-Made-in-Italy-/110881250765?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item19d1099dcd#ht_500wt_1290
post #36002 of 109423
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Great looking haul! Even when something like RLPL doesn't fit, it's still a lot of fun to find. In fact, I always assume the awesome thing I find on the rack won't fit, but that it will fit someone here. That logic has also led me to have a pile of various sized clothing in my bedroom.
Nantucket sounds like a great time...nice little party you're having. What's the temperature there this time of the year? Also, are you comfortable with sharing which birthday you're celebrating.
I had no time today to go out and we (myself, wife and dog) are going to the mountains this weekend. We were ambitious when we booked and thought we'd spend the time hiking (it's the highest peak in the region called the Dachstein), but we're burnt out from a full week and will probably end up taking a few pictures and finishing some books. The mountain is between 5-9C and the valley about twice is warm...so it will be chilly.

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

^^^^ Didn't realize that was #36,000^^^
Also, I PMed a couple of people on here about this, but it looks like a decent deal if you're a 42 and have been searching for some linen. It looks to be Corneliani made and possibly an orphan? A decent price, so I thought I'd share:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polo-Ralph-Lauren-Blue-label-black-pure-100-flax-jacket-42R-Made-in-Italy-/110881250765?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item19d1099dcd#ht_500wt_1290

I was just going to write a post about how I need to clean the last of my Banana Republic and J Crew shirts out of my closet to make room for Purple Label and Camicissima. All from trades with people on here for stuff I picked up not in my size. God I love this thread! cheers.gif
post #36003 of 109423

Hi!  

 

Quick opinion poll re: shoe presentation?  I tried this thing where I used boot-black on the soles of a pair of shoes I have listed on eBay:

 

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^^^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/270976406622?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_614wt_1396

 

VS:

 

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^^^ Vintage LL Bean "Blucher-Style" hard sole University Loungers.  Made in USA.  (Destined for my Etsy shop.)

 

Just to clarify, I was thinking about only blacking the soles on shoes with black or dark oxblood colored uppers and leaving the soles alone on shoes with brown or lighter oxblood colored uppers.

 

What are some initial first impressions?  Which presentation do you guys prefer?  Why?  You guys all know what you're talking about and I value your opinions.

 

Thank you beforehand for any advice.

-M-

post #36004 of 109423

the problem with the presentation here, is that you cant see a good portion of the shoe.  I do like being able to see the sole, but I am willing to dig into the auction a little more for details on the sole if I like how the uppers look.  Just my $00.02. I don't like when people put black stuff on the soles of my shoes, so it would be a turn off for me.

 

edit:  Are you going to the Top Shelf Flea? 

post #36005 of 109423
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hi!  

Quick opinion poll re: shoe presentation?  I tried this thing where I used boot-black on the soles of a pair of shoes I have listed on eBay:

LL

^^^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/270976406622?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_614wt_1396

VS:

LL

^^^ Vintage LL Bean "Blucher-Style" hard sole University Loungers.  Made in USA.  (Destined for my Etsy shop.)

Just to clarify, I was thinking about only blacking the soles on shoes with black or dark oxblood colored uppers and leaving the soles alone on shoes with brown or lighter oxblood colored uppers.

What are some initial first impressions?  Which presentation do you guys prefer?  Why?  You guys all know what you're talking about and I value your opinions.

Thank you beforehand for any advice.
-M-

I don't really know what I'm talking about, but I think you should leave the black soles on the black shoes and keep the brown on brown. It looks more natural.
post #36006 of 109423
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

the problem with the presentation here, is that you cant see a good portion of the shoe.  I do like being able to see the sole, but I am willing to dig into the auction a little more for details on the sole if I like how the uppers look.  Just my $00.02. I don't like when people put black stuff on the soles of my shoes, so it would be a turn off for me.

 

edit:  Are you going to the Top Shelf Flea? 

 

^^^  I should have been more clear.  The pictures I included are only one of 4 to 6 that are / will be part of the actual item description.  I just used the pictures that featured the sole of the shoe as it most directly illustrated the subject of my question re: the boot blacking.  There are also pics that clearly show the uppers.

 

And yes, I am planning on going to TSV this weekend.  I missed the last one because I was out of town that weekend... and the one before that due to a vicious hangover.  shog[1].gif

post #36007 of 109423
On the boot black, just one opinion, but I don't think that you should do that. It is, my opinion, kind of like stuffing broken-down shoes tight with newspaper/tissue to hide the fact that they've been stepped on by an elephant. As a buyer, I want to see secondhand goods au natural, so to speak, and if a pair of shoes I bought showed up with boot black camouflage, I wouldn't do business with that seller again. I'd also put a "boot black warning" on the feedback so that other potential buyers would know. You can actually get a lot onto feedback. When a seller shipped me a hot pink cell phone instead of the black one I'd ordered, I got that to fit onto the feedback line.

I might be a hard ass here, but when it comes to shoes, anything more than a polish isn't cool. OK, I think, to put them in trees because trees are visible, but I'm wary of sellers who don't include pictures of shoes without trees. If shoes were re-soled, that should also be disclosed.
post #36008 of 109423
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

 

^^^  I should have been more clear.  The pictures I included are only one of 4 to 6 that are / will be part of the actual item description.  I just used the pictures that featured the sole of the shoe as it most directly illustrated the subject of my question re: the boot blacking.  There are also pics that clearly show the uppers.

 

And yes, I am planning on going to TSV this weekend.  I missed the last one because I was out of town that weekend... and the one before that due to a vicious hangover.  shog%5B1%5D.gif

I would suggest using all 12 photos for the shoe listings if you can...I think all photos are free for all sellers now, if not they will be very soon.

 

This layout has worked well for me...I have very few requests for more photos.

VTG Hanover Sheppard Signature 10 D/B Shell Cordovan Longwing Burgundy Wing Tip

 

 

I generally don't boot black or polish the bottoms of the shoes, I would be nervous about ruining someones carpet or something.

post #36009 of 109423
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Thats awesome... I love Nantucket. Theres a drink, called the Madaket Mystery, or maybe the Madaket Sunrise at the beach bar all the way out there. I got knocked off my rocker from those. Then the donuts at the homemade donut spot... jesus lord those are the best donuts I have ever had...... Enjoy your birthday weekend!

Thank you, Spoo! Which bake shop do you mean? Perhaps the Nantucket bake shop?
post #36010 of 109423
Quick shout out to Cotton Dockers. I just rec'd a tie from him on the cheap. It looks great and arrived FAST.
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post #36011 of 109423
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

On the boot black, just one opinion, but I don't think that you should do that. It is, my opinion, kind of like stuffing broken-down shoes tight with newspaper/tissue to hide the fact that they've been stepped on by an elephant. As a buyer, I want to see secondhand goods au natural, so to speak, and if a pair of shoes I bought showed up with boot black camouflage, I wouldn't do business with that seller again. I'd also put a "boot black warning" on the feedback so that other potential buyers would know. You can actually get a lot onto feedback. When a seller shipped me a hot pink cell phone instead of the black one I'd ordered, I got that to fit onto the feedback line.
I might be a hard ass here, but when it comes to shoes, anything more than a polish isn't cool. OK, I think, to put them in trees because trees are visible, but I'm wary of sellers who don't include pictures of shoes without trees. If shoes were re-soled, that should also be disclosed.

 

^^^ VERY well put.  This was exactly the kind of opinion that I was looking for.  smile.gif  I added the boot black for aesthetic purposes (I thought it might photograph well and register as "classy").

 

@ pnutpug: Assuming you received the shoes and they either met or exceeded your expectations based on the written item description with only the addition of boot black, would it make a difference to you one way or another?

 

EDIT:

 

@ capnwes: I did not know that eBay was going to be offering a full 12 pictures.  I try to stay within the limits of the picture packs to save a bit (I collage 2 or 3 pics together and take advantage of the zoom feature).  You're completely right that more pics are always the way to go.  You sell more shoes in a week than I do in two months, lol.  teacha.gif

post #36012 of 109423
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Nantucket sounds like a great time...nice little party you're having. What's the temperature there this time of the year? Also, are you comfortable with sharing which birthday you're celebrating.

Danke schön, Herr Hund! Nantucket is quite wonderful, a kind of English Mykonos, minus the brilliant beaches and scantily-clad models. I will be turning twenty-seven, an improvement over my last birthday, when I was only turning twenty-six. (I become better with age wink.gif.)
post #36013 of 109423
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Originally Posted by TDP View Post

Danke schön, Herr Hund! Nantucket is quite wonderful, a kind of English Mykonos, minus the brilliant beaches and scantily-clad models. I will be turning twenty-seven, an improvement over my last birthday, when I was only turning twenty-six. (I become better with age wink.gif.)

...like a fine wine.

It's on my wife and I's to-do list for that region, in addition to Martha's Vineyard. In August we're planning to visit the west coast, possibly a trip up Route 1, but 2013 might warrant a more in-depth tour of the northeast.

Enjoy your celebration and the chance to wear some ridiculous clothes (I assume). Happy birthday!
post #36014 of 109423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hi!  

 

Quick opinion poll re: shoe presentation?  I tried this thing where I used boot-black on the soles of a pair of shoes I have listed on eBay:

 

P1070297.JPG

 

^^^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/270976406622?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_614wt_1396

 

VS:

 

P1070289.JPG

 

^^^ Vintage LL Bean "Blucher-Style" hard sole University Loungers.  Made in USA.  (Destined for my Etsy shop.)

 

Just to clarify, I was thinking about only blacking the soles on shoes with black or dark oxblood colored uppers and leaving the soles alone on shoes with brown or lighter oxblood colored uppers.

 

What are some initial first impressions?  Which presentation do you guys prefer?  Why?  You guys all know what you're talking about and I value your opinions.

 

Thank you beforehand for any advice.

-M-

 

Well, outside the question of whether you're not showing enough of the shoe (I'm going to assume this is a 2nd or 3rd picture in the listing), I don't really like the black on the soles. Seems like you're hiding the condition of the soles. 

post #36015 of 109423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ VERY well put.  This was exactly the kind of opinion that I was looking for.  smile.gif   I added the boot black for aesthetic purposes (I thought it might photograph well and register as "classy").

@ pnutpug: Assuming you received the shoes and they either met or exceeded your expectations based on the written item description with only the addition of boot black, would it make a difference to you one way or another?

EDIT:

@ capnwes: I did not know that eBay was going to be offering a full 12 pictures.  I try to stay within the limits of the picture packs to save a bit (I collage 2 or 3 pics together and take advantage of the zoom feature).  You're completely right that more pics are always the way to go.  You sell more shoes in a week than I do in two months, lol.  teacha.gif

First, I really dislike the black sole

Second, find an image host to use and just embed your own pictures, as many as you want for free.
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