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post #40201 of 110181
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Originally Posted by hyakku View Post

Picked up a Pal Zileri Lab suit today that should hopefully work as a solid staple once tailoring is done. Funny though, because in the past two years of thrifting I've gotten relatively good at determining diffusion / lower end lines, and for some reason I saw the LAB and immediately thought that this was their Sartorial level and didn't even bother checking for fusing. Was slightly disappointed when I came up here and checked to find out it was their lower end line, but it looks pretty good and fits in the shoulders alright for now, so for $30 I couldn't be too upset. As long as it stays under $100 or so with tailoring I'd be satisfied, otherwise I may be proxying this to someone who it can fit better OTR. Lesson learned though: always do a quality test regardless of label names. I thought I had grown out of label whoring but I guess not. biggrin.gif

 

Lab is not bad. I'm wearing my PZ Lab blazer today. It's got hand-done pick stitching around the peak lapels and it's canvassed, not fused. PZ Lab has the advantage of being more fashion-forward as well so you don't look like you're wearing "old-ass high-end labels".

 

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

^ ehh i think you got it backwards my dude, don't sweat the label. fit comes first (think of it as a threshold question before you even begin the inquiry), then styling, then you consider quality.
everyone on here gets hard-ons over old-ass high-end labels, when in reality they'd probably look better by walking into j crew and plunking down $400 or whatever for a made in china suit.
EDIT: watch the Put This On video where Jesse goes thrifting with the Street Etiquette dudes. i'd bet money that those SE dudes would s**t all over (almost) anyone in this thread in terms of style, but one thing that stood out to me is the fact that they gave exactly zero f**ks about labels. all they cared about was whether or not the piece looked cool and whether or not it would fit correctly after tailoring.

 

+1 BUT wearing something really well made just feels good as well

post #40202 of 110181
Time for a quick bitch about eBay buyers....

Sold J Press pants size 36 X 27.5....clearly some short ass pants. Sent them off, delievered sucessfully, no messages from the buyer.
Received some lovely negative feedback today, "The trousers were indeed 36" in waist, but the leg length was munchkin size".

Clearly not checking the pants length before you buy them is obviously my fault and I am so very deserving of your negative feedback.
post #40203 of 110181
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

Time for a quick bitch about eBay buyers....
Sold J Press pants size 36 X 27.5....clearly some short ass pants. Sent them off, delievered sucessfully, no messages from the buyer.
Received some lovely negative feedback today, "The trousers were indeed 36" in waist, but the leg length was munchkin size".
Clearly not checking the pants length before you buy them is obviously my fault and I am so very deserving of your negative feedback.

Surely eBay will do something about that one? Right? RIGHT? ffffuuuu.gif

post #40204 of 110181
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

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Time for a quick bitch about eBay buyers....
Sold J Press pants size 36 X 27.5....clearly some short ass pants. Sent them off, delievered sucessfully, no messages from the buyer.
Received some lovely negative feedback today,
"The trousers were indeed 36" in waist, but the leg length was munchkin size". Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Clearly not checking the pants length before you buy them is obviously my fault and I am so very deserving of your negative feedback.

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post #40205 of 110181
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

Time for a quick bitch about eBay buyers....
Sold J Press pants size 36 X 27.5....clearly some short ass pants. Sent them off, delievered sucessfully, no messages from the buyer.
Received some lovely negative feedback today, "The trousers were indeed 36" in waist, but the leg length was munchkin size".
Clearly not checking the pants length before you buy them is obviously my fault and I am so very deserving of your negative feedback.

Damn, WTF appeal it, definitely.

 

On a similar note: I had a buyer pay full BIN price for a Hugo Boss suit last week. He emailed me last night and said my description was incorrect dispite my in depth measurements, and that the sleeves were 1/2" too short to be a 44R. He wanted a full refund upon return. I politely asked if he had visited a tailor to ask about lengthening the sleeves.

 

He actually thanked me for the great idea! Visiting a tailor today.  Who pays $165 for a used suit, but doesn't know about tailors? 

post #40206 of 110181
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Appeal it, definitely.

Good luck with that. Spend some time writing the response that shows up publicly--with care, you should be able to communicate that buyer failed to check posted measurements, and write it in such a way that it will serve as a reminder to would-be buyers to check measurements. Something like:

Not my fault: Posted measurements were accurate, buyer failed to check. Always confirm measurements.

If space proves an issue, the bold-face would be most important, the last clause second-most important, the "not my fault" third.
post #40207 of 110181
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while waiting to be seated for dinner last night Ric Flair ... yes Nature Boy Ric Flair approaches me and asks if I would drive his supercharged camaro SS up to the gas station to grab some Skoal and Fuel energy shot.  That car was a beasstttt.

 

 

+1,000. Haha, that's bound for someone's signature.

 

No stunning finds this week, but these should fetch a little change:

 

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John Varvatos Star USA, black wool jacket, 44, w/ peaks.

 

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G-Star Raw, thick cotton, black hooded zip-up sweatshirt, XL, weighs a ton.

 

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Harris Tweed, purple/mauve/etc., largish, sweet.

 

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Don't know much about this Ruffini, but it's a wool/cashmere blend (no content tag), nice charcoal color, perfect condition, great fit, so probably keeping.

post #40208 of 110181
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Damn, WTF appeal it, definitely.

99.999999% not going to work, unless your name is Spoo

 

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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post


 

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while waiting to be seated for dinner last night Ric Flair ... yes Nature Boy Ric Flair approaches me and asks if I would drive his supercharged camaro SS up to the gas station to grab some Skoal and Fuel energy shot.  That car was a beasstttt.

Are you a valet? Why would he ask you to drive his car? What am I missing in this story....sounds awesome though.

post #40209 of 110181
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Damn, WTF appeal it, definitely.

On a similar note: I had a buyer pay full BIN price for a Hugo Boss suit last week. He emailed me last night and said my description was incorrect dispite my in depth measurements, and that the sleeves were 1/2" too short to be a 44R. He wanted a full refund upon return. I politely asked if he had visited a tailor to ask about lengthening the sleeves.

He actually thanked me for the great idea! Visiting a tailor today.  Who pays $165 for a used suit, but doesn't know about tailors? 


How the hell do you get buyers to pay 165$ for a HB suit!!
post #40210 of 110181
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post


How the hell do you get buyers to pay 165$ for a HB suit!!

Shocked the heck out of me too! It is even nonvented, pleated and cuffed. However the fabric is a nice summer weight and color.

 

Hugo Boss Einstein Sigma Suit 44R 34/31 Wool Beige Nailhead Pleated Cuffed EUC

 

Even more surprising though was this one:

 

Nick Hilton Suit 46L 38/32 Dark Gray Chalk Stripe Pleated Cuffed 3 Button Jacket

post #40211 of 110181
I took some time off before I start my new job. Hopefully today is just a little taste before my thrifting trek tomorrow and only the PRL is available:

HB white formal/tuxedo shirt. Bought this out of need. Not worth pics.

BB staple red/navy repp tie. Again, not worth the pics.

PRL Made in Italy. Nice MOP buttons. Available.
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J.Press fully canvassed camel hair? sport coat. I want to change out the leather buttons. Maybe replace with horn?
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I ejaculated and shat my pants simulataneously when I saw this. Grail find. I've never seen this brand in the wild, even at retail stores. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #40212 of 110181

I have just been informed that 2 shirts I mailed have arrived damaged.  Uninsured, too...  ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif

 

From what the buyer says the packaging looks like, the package was mangled in a sorting machine.  This happened to me once a year or so ago.  I'm sure that I'm going to have to eat it one way or another.  Do any of you guys have experience in offering replacement items in lieu of a refund?

 

Thanks!

post #40213 of 110181
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post


How the hell do you get buyers to pay 165$ for a HB suit!!

Shocked the heck out of me too! It is even nonvented, pleated and cuffed. However the fabric is a nice summer weight and color.

 

Hugo Boss Einstein Sigma Suit 44R 34/31 Wool Beige Nailhead Pleated Cuffed EUC

 

Even more surprising though was this one:

 

Nick Hilton Suit 46L 38/32 Dark Gray Chalk Stripe Pleated Cuffed 3 Button Jacket

 

NICE PICTURES!!! & Detailed listing. Makes me reconsider passing HB, but I have enough stuff.

post #40214 of 110181
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

99.999999% not going to work, unless your name is Spoo

Are you a valet? Why would he ask you to drive his car? What am I missing in this story....sounds awesome though.

Nope. Last night we went out for my birthday dinner. While waiting for a table we were sitting at the bar and Ric comes up and asks if I'd do an errand for him. He been had a few glasses of wine So Obvioulsy I couldn't say anything other than "hell yea, anything for Ric flair" and then he threw me the keys to that machine and sent me on my way
post #40215 of 110181

Since we've been talking a lot about wood things lately, if anyone stumbles upon a smaller serviceable Gerstner (or similar) tool chest/machinist chest, get at me. I've been looking for a deal on one forever.

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