Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

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  1. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    yeah the shorts, should have specified
     
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    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    These are nice, where are you seeing them at?

    Is it me or did that guy shave everywhere except the upper leg
     
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    Just because lots of people don't like the fit doesn't mean it won't work on you. For example- while there's plenty of people that complain about the fit of BoO shirts they work great for a number of other people.

    That said its generally not a good idea to buy a piece that you can't try on (and that's not returnable), especially when you don't have much experience with the brand. Also, if you do like the jacket you can find it for cheaper if you're patient- I've seen them go for under $150 and sometimes under $100 on B&S and ebay.


    Yeah -- it sucks.

    Generally it seems like the best deals are to be found online, but unless we're talking about shoes, it's hard to know what you're getting. I'll go ahead and buy anyway sometimes if it's an outrageously good deal/low-priced on an absolute scale (i.e. < $50), but for the most part it stymies me. Doesn't help that I'm a tiny, tiny man and ostensible "S" or "36" often look big on me.

    I mean, hell, I went through that very problem with the sweater I almost bought from you.

    My online buying cycle goes:

    Excitement!
    Research
    Advice-seeking
    Reconsideration
    Doubt
    Cold Feet

    98% of the time
     
  4. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    These are nice, where are you seeing them at? Is it me or did that guy shave everywhere except the upper leg
    I've noticed this on old guys that wore tall socks their whole life, so maybe that's what happened? There was a big discussion about it around the cribbage board among my ex's family one day at her pool old men jealous of my virile evenly hair legs
     
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    NameBack Senior member

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    When it comes to eBay, by the way, I had some authenticity questions

    So for instance I saw an allegedly Prorsum shirt for sale at $70 buy-it-now. Things that made me skeptical:

    This is a $500 shirt
    The seller claims it's NWT
    The seller has a lot of shit on their page about authenticity

    However the seller is a top-rated seller with 100% positive feedback and a shitload of points

    Basically how much does &quot;top-rated&quot; and positive feedback really count for? When do you know to be suspicious?

    I mean I figure eBay probably gets used tons as a digital fence for stolen goods (and hey at least it's better than buying fake), but that sometimes seems like the only reasonable explanation for really low prices on allegedly authentic, NWT merchandise.

    Oh, and is ordering anything upscale from Hong Kong/China pretty much guaranteed counterfeit?
     
  6. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    When it comes to eBay, by the way, I had some authenticity questions

    So for instance I saw an allegedly Prorsum shirt for sale at $70 buy-it-now. Things that made me skeptical:

    This is a $500 shirt
    The seller claims it's NWT
    The seller has a lot of shit on their page about authenticity

    However the seller is a top-rated seller with 100% positive feedback and a shitload of points

    Basically how much does "top-rated" and positive feedback really count for? When do you know to be suspicious?

    I mean I figure eBay probably gets used tons as a digital fence for stolen goods (and hey at least it's better than buying fake), but that sometimes seems like the only reasonable explanation for really low prices on allegedly authentic, NWT merchandise.

    Oh, and is ordering anything upscale from Hong Kong/China pretty much guaranteed counterfeit?


    Not all HK/China sellers sell fakes, but a large majority of them do. Just have to do your research prior to buying, but a good rule of thumb is to not trust them unless they have established a good reputation (lots of good feedback, proven sellers of authentic goods, etc.).
     
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    sipang Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure Prorsum stuff is massively discounted at outlets so the retail price is irrelevant.
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Thinking about kopping a Patrik Ervell collegiate jacket from FW10, as they're on sale and it seems like a good light jacket for spring

    I've found it steeply marked down in my size in two colors (different stores)

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    I really have liked almost all of Ervell's stuff I've seen people wearing in WAYWT -- so what do you think? Should I kop, and if so, which color?

    Also, important note, the blue is marked down to $200 shipped, while the off-white is down to $163 shipped.


    This would be a good buy if you had lots of similar stuff to wear it with.

    It's not a good buy if you're looking for a versatile bomber/harrington to wear everyday with jeans/whatever.

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    who makes the shorts?
     
  9. nicelynice

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    A little different than usual - Nonnative down jacket, either tweed or goretex. Kinda like the beige. Would be worn with work clothes [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hartmann Senior member

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    I really like the tweed one.
     
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    should i get a toj dr, old style, to wear all the way zipped up.

    ive never really thought a leather jacket could work with what im going for, but maybe worn said way it could?..
     
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    I really like the tweed one.

    Agree
     
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    A little different than usual - Nonnative down jacket, either tweed or goretex. Kinda like the beige. Would be worn with work clothes
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    Seriously... I reckon i saw you with a Toj WV and you want to buy one of these, you also had a Bless hoodcoat, and you want one of these... Come on [​IMG]
     
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    I really like the tweed one.

    +1
     

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