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post #78946 of 121287
Hey guys,

What's the typical cost to ship a tie through USPS? Do you use a box or envelope?

Thanks!
post #78947 of 121287
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Hey guys,

What's the typical cost to ship a tie through USPS? Do you use a box or envelope?

Thanks!


Had a huge discussion on this over in the proper thread here. teacha.gif

post #78948 of 121287
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Hey guys,

What's the typical cost to ship a tie through USPS? Do you use a box or envelope?

Thanks!

 

I use Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box, costs $5.15 to ship.  Some folks use padded envelopes, but I worry about the tie getting creased during transit.  Also, we have a thread dealing with these issues in detail here.  

 

edit: dang, Shoe beat me to it!

 

edit edit: technically, he didn't say he had sold it on ebay.  Perhaps he is sending a tie to another forum member?

post #78949 of 121287
For people who have Barbour items

What do you do with a corduroy collar that is a little faded? Is there a way to get this replaced or re-dyed?
post #78950 of 121287
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Best feeling? Looking through your closet to figure out what to list and surprisingly find a Isaia for Paul Stuart silk jacket I never knew I had ! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Pics or it didn't happen!

post #78951 of 121287
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

For people who have Barbour items

What do you do with a corduroy collar that is a little faded? Is there a way to get this replaced or re-dyed?

You could always contact Barbour. They seem to offer a multitude of repair services for their products. I bet they might be able to replace it for you/ Though if you're thinking of flipping the jacket, the new collar might take a serious bite out of your profits, which (depending on severity of the fade) might not be impacted that much otherwise.

post #78952 of 121287
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

I've clearly got to move to Chicago - guys only throw away Staffords with their newspapers here.

Wrong....JosA Banks here. And if they are a Westsider...they'll never throw them away.
post #78953 of 121287
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Back home from a little Family vaca in Frisco.  I'll be honest, I didn't get to thrift in the city nearly as much as I wanted to.  Its very hard with a 16 month old baby to get much of anything done besides miles and miles of walking around the Union Square shopping at retail.
 
One place I made it to was Buffalo Exchange in the mission district.  I did not walk out with any purchase, mainly because of the small MC section, and me not being too familiar with SWD brands.  I would have loved to ravish up SF a bit more, running into a few local GWs but time and convenience was against me.  
Below are a few finds I did pick up on the vaca, and are relevant because heck, they were all purchased with eBay thrifting fodder peepwall[1].gif I had set aside for the trip.
 
The new location of Marshals in Union Square proved to be a great change of pace for me, below are the deets, and I feel pretty good about 1 of them pick ups.
 
On to the personal purchase pics!
 
 
 
The Brooks Brothers Store in Union Square is really a place to stop into if you ever are in the area.  It is 3 stories full of more goodies than one needs.
Top floor houses the Gentleman's Lounge, where I was catered to and greeted with a nice cold bottled beer water at their bar.  This was the prelude to a game of billiards on their beautifully crafted BB Billiards table. On to the purchases
 
BB Unlined All season SC
 

 

 

That's nice!  Finally hit the BB at the outlet here.  70% off the 346 stuff, I passed on almost everything, until I came across a mainline for no reason marked 1/2 off... on the 70% off rack so... mainline 85% off, yep.  Funny story, I was in thrifting mode, I take the coat off the hanger at the counter, the checkout girl says, leave that on, we'll package it that on the hanger.  I was all excited when I got to keep the hanger!  Oh yeah... retail. shog[1].gif

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Awesome finds on this page, guys.
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Hey fellas, I have a costume designer looking for a white or gold (preferably gold) shawl lapel dinner jacket (ideally dupioni silk, but not required) in size 38 to 42. Nothing expensive or fancy really, she will do the alterations herself and dye the jacket gold if need be. PM me if you have something or can pick up something. I will hook you up to sell directly to the buyer. 

post #78956 of 121287

If only I could find sportcoats the way you guys do, man.

 

A few things yesterday, everything N/A.

 

Mark McNairy Digital Camo cargo pants 

 

 

 

Unis garment dyed chino

 

 

LVC 1950s sweatshirt. Been lusting after one of these for years.

 

 

I've become slightly obsessed with French workwear, so this is definitely my favorite find. Vintage French work smock

 

post #78957 of 121287
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

I use Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box, costs $5.15 to ship.  Some folks use padded envelopes, but I worry about the tie getting creased during transit.  Also, we have a thread dealing with these issues in detail here.  

edit: dang, Shoe beat me to it!

edit edit: technically, he didn't say he had sold it on ebay.  Perhaps he is sending a tie to another forum member?

Thanks guys. It's for forum transactions. So I'm looking at $5 for a single tie + the cost of a small box? I don't like envelopes as they may crush the tie.
post #78958 of 121287
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


Thanks guys. It's for forum transactions. So I'm looking at $5 for a single tie + the cost of a small box? I don't like envelopes as they may crush the tie.

I would guess most are using USPS priortity flat rate box that you can get for free.

post #78959 of 121287
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

I would guess most are using USPS priortity flat rate box that you can get for free.

Bingo. Small flat rate boxes are free at your local post office (well, probably, I haven't been to your PO but they are free at mine and can be ordered from the USPS website and delivered to your house for free).
post #78960 of 121287
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Hey guys,
Great finds as usual. I'm not gonna be posting my finds here anymore. It's not like I've been banned Frenchy-style or anything. Or, that people are always asking, "How much can I get for this on ebay?". Although, that is kinda irritating.

I've just had a lot of technical difficulties with this site. It's always crashing. Either when I'm reading or trying to post. I keep getting "Styleforum.net is not responding". I've tried using firefox but to post there you have to go to html tags and stuff. Very difficult. I much prefer IE.

I think I'm gonna start a blog or tumbler deal like Eazy and some of you guys. Please recommend a good site that is trouble free and easy to work with. Just uploading pix and a few words. I'll still keep lurking, though. Keep at it.

My finds can now be found at megashiny.tumblr.com . Thanks for the suggestions for blog sites nod[1].gif

^^great job by the dude that found the kiton

Nat, check your pms soon. I have a question on some old army pants I found.
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