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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2019 - News, Pictures, Clothing, Accessories, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by St Hubbins, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. St Hubbins

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    If I got 1” shrinkage they’d at least be wearable. If I got more than that I’d be ecstatic.
     

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    Since we’re talking about denim....
    I received an email yesterday from Gustin. It described an amazing denim, and the more I read, the more I wanted it.
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    As I continued to read the description, I anticipated that these would be more expensive than most Gustins. I was not prepared to see a price of $350 though. And you’re supposed to wash/soak these before wearing, so they recommend ordering 3” larger than usual to account for the shrinkage. That sounds too risky to gamble on sizing — especially at that price.

    They’re so awesome though.
     

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    I love the textured fabrics like this, but I ain't biting even at basic Gustin pricing
     

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    Walnut grain Macs. Another model AE saw fit to kill off.
     

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    What ticks me off with Gustin is this:

    I really wish they would just make the respective sizes bigger. I shouldn’t have to order a size 37.
     

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    Way back in the day, there used to be escrow services, back when buyers & sellers were more skeptical of the whole eBay "thing". But they were only worth it for genuinely high value items. I don't know if they're still around.

    If you're a consistent seller, all you can do is know the rules to protect yourself as much as possible, be flexible and know which fights are worth fighting, and charge more overall to cover the loses from a-holes.
     
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    those are great!
     

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    Going with lugg soled Strands today.
     

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    What fit are they? Brave Star advertises one as similar to Levi’s 511, which is my affordable go to. Slim Straight or something like that
     

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    If I can make a suggestion, have you double checked to make sure the jeans aren't unsanforized or "shrink to fit"? 4" extra in the waist sounds ridiculous, even factoring in vanity sizing. But it sounds about right if the denim is unsanforized and you expect 10% or so shrinkage.

    If they are just badly sized and they can't be returned, I'd suggest you sell them. You'll obviously take a hit on the price. But, in my experience, trying to shrink denim by that much so it fits almost never works out. You'll just end up with a pair of jeans that sit in your closet.

    Cheers!
     

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    Nice looking but we can get shell seconds for that money! Shell vs jeans is not a close call for me!
     

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    Brave Star doesn’t sell
    Unsanforized.
    I agree with you about trying to force them to shrink to fit especially with sanforized. He just won’t get the shrinkage (add George Costanza meme here) he will need.
     

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    Slim straight fit. These are pretty close to Levi’s 511 but my initial reaction is that I like it a bit more than 511.
     

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    You’re probably right. Selling stuff is such a hassle though. Now I have much disappointment about this purchase and will likely take a break from the pursuit of raw denim for a while. I don’t need additional shopping related heartbreak.

    I’m hoping Brave Star will do me a solid and take these back.
     

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    @James1051 thanks for the clarification; I'm not familiar with Brave Star.

    If they don't take them back, new Brave Star jeans are selling for anywhere between $60 and $120 on ebay, depending on the model. It shouldn't be too difficult to unload them yourself or via consignment; just be clear about the crazy sizing and the actual measurements.
     

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