what happens to your less than perfect articles

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  1. T900

    T900 Senior member

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    if you go the custom made route, you invariably have older versions of suits and shirts that are not as "perfect" as your newer ones.

    What do you do with those?
     


  2. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    i don't have any of these "older and imperfect" pieces you talk about, but i imagine i would probably sell them here, on ebay, give them away to friends, or donate to a place like the salvation army (and in that order).
     


  3. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

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    Big problem. Almost all people made bad choices at some point. Getting rid of them is time consuming even if there are ways.
     


  4. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    Big problem. Almost all people made bad choices at some point. Getting rid of them is time consuming even if there are ways.

    true that 99% of people will change tastes/make mistakes, but i'd think that getting rid of them through reselling is a great way to recoup some costs. it doesn't take too long for me to snap some photos, take some measurements, host the pics, and post a description of it online. it feels like free money, actually [​IMG]
     


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    babygreenspots Senior member

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    And wrapping and taking to the post office? I do understand what you mean by recouping the losses - and I do it too - but the whole process is rather long actually.
     


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    epa Senior member

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    I give them away. To relatives, or to a second-hand store that an NGO runs just down the street. I cannot be bothered with selling stuff over the internet.
     


  7. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    my first and worst MTM suit, i gave it away to a relative of mine from mainland China (he's younger than me but he's my uncle due to some complex age differences over on my mother's side) who is almost as tall and lanky as i am. Come to think of it, this dude's inherited a good amount of my clothes over the years...
     


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    Jupiter Well-Known Member

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    Donate it to charity. Why keep it if you are not going to wear it, ever.
     


  9. T900

    T900 Senior member

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    now that's the question. do you not wear it e.g. if it is a little big at the shoulders, short at the sleeves, or do you still wear it even though it is not your favorite.

    the question is must every piece of your clothing be "perfect"? i just got my new batch of shirts from ascot chang. realised that the other 3 from the last batch has shrunk at the sleeves (they pointed it out). the sleeves are made a little longer this time to allow for the shrinkage. wondering what to do with the last 3. i was still wearing them before this was brought to my attention. but now, i just feel that they are no longer perfect.
     


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    Fade to Black Senior member

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    don't get me wrong, my personal philosophy towards clothes is that nothing should ever be too "perfect," i like my clothes a bit rough around the edges as if they have been lived in and i accept that most, if not all the clothes i presently own do not truly "fit" in an anatomically perfect sense. With RTW that's pretty much impossible anyway. To take it to another, perhaps more pretentious level, i like finding spontaneity and perfection precisely in this imperfection, or "wabi sabi," as the Japanese say. It feels human, with the flaws, asymmetry and all. Then again, if something looks like a total piece of crap or does not fit to a point that it is not suitable for your body, you should try to sell or donate it.
     


  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Goodwill or Salvation Army
     


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    I usually give them away to a charity shops...
     


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