Shop Assistant asked if I was sweaty

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  1. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    I would never let a customer try on a shirt without an undershirt on. Ugh.
     


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    Well then, since I don't usually wear an undershirt, and I want to know if the shirt will fit me well in my ordinary circumstances, I guess I won't buy one from you. There are plenty of other shirt vendors, and it's no skin off my nose if some of them go bust for having snobby try-on policies.
     


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    Quirk Senior member

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    I wouldn't let anyone try on underwear either.
     


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    Should have asked him if he wanted to smell

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    And the winner of the Verb of the Year Award goes to...!

    I wouldn't let anyone try on underwear either.

    Well now, that's different. Plenty of normal people buy shirts on eBay (though I haven't, at least not yet). Only fetishists buy used undies (count me out there, too).
     


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    And the winner of the Verb of the Year Award goes to...!



    Well now, that's different. Plenty of normal people buy shirts on eBay (though I haven't, at least not yet). Only fetishists buy used undies (count me out there, too).


    Well, eBay's a different animal entirely. People don't have the same freshness expectation buying something from eBay as they would if they bought it from a retail store.
     


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    At Charles Tyrwhitt (among other places), they don't let you try on the shirt you want to buy at all. Instead, they give you a sample, and you have to trust them when they say the fit will be the same.
     


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    that shit is funny to me! [​IMG]
     


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    At Charles Tyrwhitt (among other places), they don't let you try on the shirt you want to buy at all. Instead, they give you a sample, and you have to trust them when they say the fit will be the same.

    Not ideal, but at least more reasonable than refusing to let someone try on a shirt.
     


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    I would never let a customer try on a shirt without an undershirt on. Ugh.

    Would you make them prove to you they were wearing an undershirt? I'm just not sure how you politely enforce this policy.
     


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    At Charles Tyrwhitt (among other places), they don't let you try on the shirt you want to buy at all. Instead, they give you a sample, and you have to trust them when they say the fit will be the same.

    Actually, this might be better provided the sample has been laundered a few times.
     


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    Hmmm, well anyway I wasn't particularly sweaty. I see the point, its just that I've never been asked that before and just thought it was rather an offensive question. He could have had a shirt for trying on available as long as the cut was the same, or measured me etc. Although the thought of having to try on a special demo shirt that hasn't been laundered the past few weeks doesn't especially appeal to me either.
     


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    If you were sweaty enough for it to be a problem, it would have been obvious enough where he wouldn't have had to ask.

    This same merchant could actually do more damage to their garments leaving them in a shop window exposed to the sun.
     


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    Would you make them prove to you they were wearing an undershirt? I'm just not sure how you politely enforce this policy.

    You just ask them.
     


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    You just ask them.

    That's sort of like asking a customer if they are wearing boxers or briefs. No matter how practical, this is just rude. If it's a store policy, they should post some sort of discrete sign in the dressing room area.
     


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