Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. APK

    APK Senior member

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    Unless you have some grail piece or one of those pocket Ervell sweaters that to sell instantly and then get thrown back into the B&S forum a week later, selling here is a waste. I've found that no one really believes your opening prices, even if it's already quite a bit lower than the original price. So people wait for the drops (emphasis on the plural there) and then make you an even lower offer.
     
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    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    ^ This is true, I think. From a buyer's perspective, I know that I can get things cheaper than the originally listed price, lame as that is. That said, I prefer supermarket anyway. The brands I'm interested in these days just don't get sold here.
     
  3. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    pretty random question, but anyway ... one method garments (or fabrics for many other purposes) are colored in some places involves boiling flower petals etc to form a dye and then immersing the fabric in there for some time. i'm wondering if anyone has dyed their denim in this fashion? i'm thinking of darkening a pair i have using some flowers
     
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    sipang Senior member

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    there should be a thread for that kind of diy experiments, would read.
     
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    What is wrong with our b&s? I can sell stuff more easily on sufu than SF. I have even sold several things to SF members who find me on sufu b&s but not here. hmm
    I think I've had the opposite experience. I've had so much more luck selling here than on sufu. Daily bumping, only to see it drop to page three within a couple hours is always annoying. I rarely ever get any bites on sufu.
     
  6. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    there should be a thread for that kind of diy experiments, would read.
    opposite of dyeing...i once tried with bleach but used an incredibly high concentration and overslept only to wake and find a disintegrating pair of jeans [​IMG]
     
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    This will be interesting to see. I never thought I'd say this, but I think we need to move away from workwear a bit. Heritage is great, but I'd like to see be a little smarter (i.e., British influenced), with cleaner lines, and richer fabrics and knits.

    Does Haversack fit the bill (see frontpage)? Hoping one of the UK web retailers might pick it up.
     
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    ^ This is true, I think. From a buyer's perspective, I know that I can get things cheaper than the originally listed price, lame as that is. That said, I prefer supermarket anyway. The brands I'm interested in these days just don't get sold here.

    I think I've had the opposite experience. I've had so much more luck selling here than on sufu. Daily bumping, only to see it drop to page three within a couple hours is always annoying. I rarely ever get any bites on sufu.

    I agree with both of these ^, except for the preference part... I buy from both, the stuff I usually buy seems to come up equally on both SF and SUFU.

    While you do have the issue of people here waiting for multiple drops, on sufu you get the annoying situation where some guy bumps every day w/out ever dropping the price.

    I usually get more bites here on stuff, though its been getting a lot more equal lately.

    On both though, I get weird cycles... I'll continually drop prices and add items sometimes going multiple days without getting a bite and then all of a sudden half a dozen things will sell in a single day.
     
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    I think I've had the opposite experience. I've had so much more luck selling here than on sufu. Daily bumping, only to see it drop to page three within a couple hours is always annoying. I rarely ever get any bites on sufu.
    zis, based on your waywts, you probably have better luck here because the demographic on supermarket doesn't look like it favours heritage-type stuff, especially in larger sizes.
     
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    Mm, indeed.

    The J. Crew thing, I think, was a good move for both Warehouse and tha Krew. Gets a lot more exposure for Warehouse (and Heller's); J. Crew probably only ordered a handful of pieces, which are almost certain to be bought up by the Japanese no matter what the price. Now there's some visibility out there for the line before anyone else in the US is really stocking it. Everyone likes to kill J. Crew but outside of forums I don't think there's much stigma to being stocked in their nicer stores and online. I mean, they carry Swaine Adeney Brigg stuff. Even RJMan likes that stuff.


    That totally makes sense. I think the surprise factor is that J. Crew has a certain association with mediocrity, and it doesn't really jive with the Warehouse/Heller's collab. It's a major mass-market brand, and much of what they produce is intended for a mass audience.

    Of course, this doesn't prevent them from stocking and showcasing interesting stuff that would otherwise be in a niche boutique.

    I don't particularly have a problem with J. Crew, and I don't think the forum really does either - just look at how much people like mellowfellow's fits - but the backlash comes from people beasting over the boring and mediocre stuff that's churned out for mass consumption.

    there should be a thread for that kind of diy experiments, would read.

    +1
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    I have some alright luck here and like someone said i will sell a few things then nothing.

    Overall most of the buyers have been homies and those who haven't have been pretty good I must say.
     
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    I think I've had the opposite experience. I've had so much more luck selling here than on sufu. Daily bumping, only to see it drop to page three within a couple hours is always annoying. I rarely ever get any bites on sufu.

    same, I actually sold my stuff on here. Sufu is balls with the constant bumping, but I prefer the diversity over ervell land sometimes.
     
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    re: BS thread, Jet, check your PMs when you have a few minutes--> I'm trying to buy your APC parka.
     
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