The Best of B&S - Someone should buy this!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inimitable, Dec 27, 2013.

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    Friendly reminder to anyone purchasing used goods off of B&S to always ask for detailed measurements, no matter how low the price is compared to retail. Got (what I thought was) a great deal on a shirt that was tagged as 16/34, but it arrived and--through either tailoring or intentional shrinkage--is more like a 16/32 and completely un-wearable.
     
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    +1, absolutely required with used clothing (from anywhere, not just B&S).

    Tailoring, shrinkage, adjustments, etc. all add up to the chance that it might not still be what the label says or even "standard" for what it would be like if you bought it new. Measurements on all your critical areas are necessary for success.

    Oh, and keep in mind that not everyone is a good measurer and sometimes fabrics can or construction can make accuracy difficult; be explicit in how you want the seller to measure and know that pictures as guides are helpful. Google shirt/suit/pants "measurement diagram" to find images of such things and/or keep some handy that match the strategy that you use.

    Good luck out there!
     
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    That would definitely trigger a return if it were me.

    A 16/34 should be 16.25 (if fused) or 16.5 (if not) and 34.5-35 out of the box to allow for shrinkage. But it's impossible to rely even on manufacturers measurements for shirts. The oddest one I've found is the Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Full Dress (I.e. White Tie) shirt. Usually BB ears on the side of being big, but the collar on this one is 1/2 inch smaller than the tag size (purchased new from BB).
     


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    agreed. i might add that while vast majority of sellers/buyers are super friendly and flexible, it is often better to discuss terms of return ahead of time to avoid potential embarrassments, especially if the item/shipping is quite expensive. i bought a shirt advertised with a P2P of 19.5 which turned out to be about 18ish (with other defects that were not disclosed at the sale) and had to pay for the shipping both ways because we never discussed the terms of return prior. learned my lesson...
     
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