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Quarantine-motivated clearout: Greats, Kamakura, J. Crew, FatFace, Levi’s

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    Quarantine-motivated clearout: Greats, Kamakura, J. Crew, FatFace, Levi’s

    Sitting around at home, I started noticing or remembering items I’d bought over the past several months that didn’t work out for various reasons, so it’s time to list them and see what I might be able to find new homes for.

    Nonsmoking household; I do have a dog but she does not shed much, and I keep my things away from where she spends her time. Asking prices are with the expectation of offers/negotiation unless otherwise stated, so please hit me with your (reasonable) offers. Payment by PayPal, please; I will cover Priority Mail shipping. I only ship to US addresses.

    Please check measurements carefully and contact me with any questions, or if you need clarification or additional info. I’ve been on eBay for 21 years with 100% feedback as both buyer and seller. I’ve listed other items for sale here, but they ended up selling elsewhere. (I may list these items elsewhere as well.)

    Greats Royale in dark gray suede, 10.5 — I don’t know how old these are, but this color/material is not currently available. (There's a code stamped on the inside tongue that suggests they were made in May of 2016.) Made in Italy, but you already knew that. I purchased these from an eBay seller believing, as many have said, that they run large. Turns out they’re too tight for me front-to-back; I should have known better, as I wear 11 in almost all other sneakers/athletic shoes. They were definitely worn by the previous owner, but don’t show any excessive signs of wear (back edges of the soles are the most obvious indicator). I do not have their original box, but I do have a box that’s suitable for shipping. Asking $65.

    Kamakura oxford button-down in “Tokyo slim fit,” blue with red/white stripes, made in Japan, 16.5 x 36.5 — I bought this during their Black Friday sale, but I found it to be too tight. I compared the measurements against the size charts on their website and found that the shirt is a little smaller, but I could not convince them to accept a return, as the terms of the sale were final sale. So it’s the proverbial “my loss can be your gain.” Never worn, just washed once in cold water and hung to dry. Full retail is $89 but I paid $50 during the Black Friday sale, and I would really like to get $50 for it. Actual measurements: chest 23.5”, shoulder to shoulder 19”, sleeves 26” (top edge from shoulder seam), 21.75” (underside).

    J. Crew field mechanic jacket in “olive moss,” XL — first time I’ve ever bought a piece of outerwear from J. Crew that was too big in my normal size. Purchased in October, and by the time I realized it was too big I had already worn it enough times that I wouldn’t have felt right trying to return it (stopped wearing it after that). Full retail is $198, but who pays full retail for anything from J. Crew? XL is currently out of stock. Sometimes looks more greenish, sometimes more brownish, depending on the light. One thing to note regarding condition: I don’t like roll-up hoods inside collars, so I cut the hood out of this (perhaps too hastily). Oh, and taking the photos I realized that I also removed the cinch-cord because I didn’t like how it looked with the ends coming through and being tied off. If you can live with those adjustments, this is nearly new. Measurements: chest 26.5”, shoulder to shoulder 21”, sleeves 27” (top edge from shoulder seam), 22” (underside), center back length from collar seam 29.75”. Based on the “customizations” I performed and their effect on my ability to sell, I’m asking $90.

    FatFace Wessex jacket in brown, XXL —70% cotton/30% polyester shell, not treated like a Barbour but still reasonably water repellent (definitely not implying any waterproof-ness). Distressed appearance of the exterior is intentional. Canvas collar, elastic inner cuffs, inside upper body lined in fleece, lower in cotton (sleeve lining does not provide any warmth, which may be the jacket’s only real shortcoming). Several pockets outside and inside. Original retail was $140; my asking price is $90. FatFace is a UK company with a few stores in the US. One happens to be in my area, and that’s how I found this. Bought in March ’19, turned out to be just a little bigger than I would prefer, but I’d already worn it for several months before coming to that conclusion. Measurements: chest 26.5”, shoulder to shoulder 21”, sleeves 28” (top edge from shoulder seam), 21” (underside), center back length from collar seam 31.25”. Jacket has been sold out (or nearly so) for many months, but you can find more info here:

    Levi’s 505, Cone Mills fabric, made in USA, 36 x 30 — tagged as 36 x 32 but definitely too short; I should have confirmed the length before buying. Since this mill closed a few years ago, these are no longer available. Never worn, just washed once in cold water and hung to dry. Fabric has a slight slubbiness to it, with more texture than what is used in the “regular” 505. Waist patch is real leather. Color is a little darker than it looks in my photos. Actual waist measurement is 18.25", actual inseam is 30". Original price was $98; asking $75.
    Last edited by the passenger; May 8, 2020, 05:56 PM.