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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

Wear
I'm not a troll.
I'm a little...different, as a product of two new age hippieish parents I was always taught the value in re-using and re-purposing various goods.
This leads to using old dress shirts (past usuable) as cleaning cloths, turning thrift tore jackets ($100 in materials for a diy bag for $49.99?!) As material for a usuable art project and various other....let's say unique ideas.
Thank you for the kind words mexicutioner!
The charvet shirt incident stems from the size label visible in one of the pics, nobody caught it and I went back and edited the thread before a mod deleated it and left an old thread.
I'm also horrible at measuring shirts or anything and I'm just a little paranoid since I don't have a formal apperenticeship telling me how to measure stuff (there are a lot of tailors on sf! And they all have their own way of measuring/nobody has given me the consensus of the ideal way)
Not to continue to beat a dead horse, but honestly measuring a shirt is quite straight forward. If I asked my six year old niece to take a measuring tape across certain parts of a shirt lying flat, I bet her measurements would be damn close to mine.

There is aharris's guide to measuring suits and jackets and for the most part I would approach shirt measuring in a similar manner.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/1463/hof-how-to-measure-for-ebay/0_50

Button it, lay it flat and
-take chest measurements pit-to-pit
-take sleeve measurements from shoulder seam to end of sleeve (some prefer middle of the back to seam to end of sleeve)
-take shoulders from seam to seam, you can be specific if it's from the front or back of the shirt.
-take "waist" measurements at a certain button, just specify that at which button i.e. 2nd from the bottom

More or less you are giving the buyer something to compare to say, his favorite shirt at home. But be specific - state "lying flat, buttoned, and pit to pit" for example. Also add in a disclaimer like "approximate" or "guideline". If shit seems way off you most likely have a shirt that was previously altered rather than shitty measuring skills.
post #37157 of 114871
Lunch break netted me a Willis & Geiger heavy canvas khaki shirt, shooting patches on shoulders - I think- for 10 bucks. Complements the Akubra fur felt safari hat I got yesterday.
post #37158 of 114871
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

i sold that on ebay pretty quickly and for pretty cheap. less of a hassle than some styleforum members like Brianpore, who was probably just looking to resale it anyway. i don't see why he made a big deal about the shirt fitting him.

 

WTF are you talking about??? How many positive trade feedback do you have, how many do I have? I'm a hassle to deal with...if you say so. I never made a big deal about it fitting ME, it was the fact that you were not complying with the clearly stated B&S forum rules.

 

I think I know the real reason your pissed at me, but no point to air that dirty laundry in the "thrift bragging thread".


Edited by Brianpore - 5/30/12 at 12:23pm
post #37159 of 114871
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

WTF are you talking about???

Lol idk where you got that quote, but it's true, he sold it on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=180871636835&nma=true&rt=nc&si=MDu3g9P7Y9M7N7nMSr4Wq8JVHaQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

And he measured it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ebay history also shows some computer parts and magic the gathering cards. Troll confirmed(if anyone was still confused)
post #37160 of 114871

probably just enough money to buy one H&M shirt and maybe a skinny tie!

post #37161 of 114871

Two thoughts on 951socal's recent shenanigans:

 

1) It's his jacket. He bought it on his own (ie. not from a fellow member), and he can do whatever he wants with it.

 

2) That Charvet thread was about as funny as the least funny scene in a Sacha Baren Cohen movie.

post #37162 of 114871
While I don't endorse 951's antics if you want to get ahead in this world -- i.e., this is the opposite of Spoo, the ultimate benevolent flipper -- there is a certain schadenfreude one gets in reading that thread, if you've ever sold anything on eBay or have been abused by tire-kickers on the PM circuit (I bring up no names, you thrift thread people aren't offensive, typically, in that regard). I also sold a lot on eBay in the collectibles category before kids ruined my free time and social life, ha, and if you think clothes freaks are compulsively picky, you ain't seen nothing, lol
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Dear ggamx,
When I read this message I can't help but think that you are kidding, dense or a straight up scam artist. The auction was for a (singular) pair of pants, not multiple pairs of pants. With certain articles and garment, a singular item is referred to as a pair - i.e. pants,

One tailor in town, who is Greek, refers to either one or more pairs as "pantses."
post #37163 of 114871
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Originally Posted by LooknGr8 View Post


One tailor in town, who is Greek, refers to either one or more pairs as "pantses."

Gollum?

post #37164 of 114871
i miss the good ol' days when this was strictly an ebay flippers' support thread. inlove.gif
post #37165 of 114871
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hey guys!

I gotta get some new blogs / tumblrs into my rotation.  Any recommendations?

I've got a few of the usual suspects that I keep up with on the regular - PutthisOn.com, An Affordable Wardrobe, thesuitroom, etc.  But I would really like some suggestions in (but not necessarily limited to) areas that I'm not too familiar with like SW&D.  Also, good Anglo / Italian stuff that I might not know about.

Thanks beforehand!
-M-

edit:  Not sure if I posted about this or not, but big shout outs to Cotton Dockers and shadesofbeige for some KILLER Sulka and Barba Napoli shirts, respectively.  Thrift fits to come after alterations.  Thanks guys!

comegirls is a good tumblr

lol8[1].gif
post #37166 of 114871
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hey guys!

I gotta get some new blogs / tumblrs into my rotation.  Any recommendations?

I've got a few of the usual suspects that I keep up with on the regular - PutthisOn.com, An Affordable Wardrobe, thesuitroom, etc.  But I would really like some suggestions in (but not necessarily limited to) areas that I'm not too familiar with like SW&D.  Also, good Anglo / Italian stuff that I might not know about.

Thanks beforehand!
-M-

edit:  Not sure if I posted about this or not, but big shout outs to Cotton Dockers and shadesofbeige for some KILLER Sulka and Barba Napoli shirts, respectively.  Thrift fits to come after alterations.  Thanks guys!

comegirls is a good tumblr

lol8[1].gif

Before I google....SFW?lurker[1].gif

post #37167 of 114871
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

i sold that on ebay pretty quickly and for pretty cheap. less of a hassle than some styleforum members like Brianpore, who was probably just looking to resale it anyway. i don't see why he made a big deal about the shirt fitting him.

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post #37168 of 114871
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Before I google....SFW?lurker%5B1%5D.gif

borderline. prolly should wait for some privacy.

very tasteful under the spoiler but SFW? not really ...
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post #37169 of 114871

So I went out and kopped those Hermes pants.

 

Hermes full.jpg

 

Hermes tag CU.jpg

 

Definitely women's and definitely about a 16" rise, and fall/winter weight.

 

So... high waist or drop crotch in the eBay listing?

post #37170 of 114871
I would not use "drop crotch" in a women's clothing listing. High waist is much easier on the eyes.
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