Just got back from my local post office here in the States. I was mailing a box of goods to a friend in Italy. Filling out the customs form I was honest and wrote there were a couple t-shirts in the box. (I valued the shirts at way lower than what I paid though.) Guy at the post office takes one look at my form and proclaims, "nope, can't mail any clothing to Italy". We had a nice brief chat about it and I said "just mail it anyways" which he was cool with. I've mailed clothing to friends in Italy in the past and never had a problem. Perhaps this new rule is new-ish? The list of prohibited items is insanely long for Italy. I set it up so that if customs denies my box they will mail it back to me (at my cost). Would like to hear from others if they had any recent experiences with this. Thanks.