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  • facelessghost
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    Originally posted by Scofield View Post

    $5 is an additional 20% mark up of the product price. if you're not trying as hard as you can to save 20%, i could make a very different argument for who the adult is
    It doesn't cost $5 to ship a mask, either.

    Anyway, I considered trying the Mountain and Sackett mask, but then I saw that shipping was an addition $8+, which is a 100% market, so I stuck with my disposable mask strategy.

    I think the best thing about these "designer" masks is that they've given the retailers a bit of a stimulus, which they can probably use right now. Simply product + massive markup + rapid sales.

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  • Evenflow
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    I second the recommendation to buy a box of 50 of the cheapest, flimsiest disposable masks you can find, that (obviously) don't prevent the spread of viruses, and only wear them when absolutely necessary. The Ledbury masks are well made and look good, but they're hot.

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  • drocpsu
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    I picked up a 5-pack from The Tie Bar and really like them. They look good and fit well. I threw in some additional small items I needed and hit the free shipping threshold as well.

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post

    Judging by how whiny you get over 5 bucks to cover shipping, I'd submit that hasn't actually begun yet.
    $5 is an additional 20% mark up of the product price. if you're not trying as hard as you can to save 20%, i could make a very different argument for who the adult is

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  • Deke
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    Originally posted by kmarizo View Post
    Hertling USA (both contour and pleated style)

    Ghost Circus Apparel

    Beau Ties Vermont

    Lorenzo Uomo

    Johnston & Murphy

    Proper Cloth (both overhead and around ear style)

    Ramblers Way (Merino wool, oxford cotton broadcloth, Supima cotton)

    Banana Republic

    Marine Layer (5 pack for $25, behind head tie style)

    Eddie Bauer

    Starks

    Tie Bar

    Railcar Fine Goods

    Grayers

    Rustic Dime

    Artifact

    Everlane

    American Trench

    Ledbury

    Wyze (50 pack disposable for $5.10, San Francisco based security cam company)

    Humans in Action (pleated tie strap syle)

    Bows & Ties

    This guy fu...masks

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  • kmarizo
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    Hertling USA (both contour and pleated style)

    Ghost Circus Apparel

    Beau Ties Vermont

    Lorenzo Uomo

    Johnston & Murphy

    Proper Cloth (both overhead and around ear style)

    Ramblers Way (Merino wool, oxford cotton broadcloth, Supima cotton)

    Banana Republic

    Marine Layer (5 pack for $25, behind head tie style)

    Eddie Bauer

    Starks

    Tie Bar

    Railcar Fine Goods

    Grayers

    Rustic Dime

    Artifact

    Everlane

    American Trench

    Ledbury

    Wyze (50 pack disposable for $5.10, San Francisco based security cam company)

    Humans in Action (pleated tie strap syle)

    Bows & Ties













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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by Scofield View Post


    yes. otherwise i'll skip it and find a company that does. i haven't paid for shipping my entire adult life
    Judging by how whiny you get over 5 bucks to cover shipping, I'd submit that hasn't actually begun yet.

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post

    ...you expect shipping companies to give you their labor and infrastructure for free?

    yes. otherwise i'll skip it and find a company that does. i haven't paid for shipping my entire adult life

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by Scofield View Post

    just tested it and it was $5, that kills it for me
    ...you expect shipping companies to give you their labor and infrastructure for free?

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  • facelessghost
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    I liked the idea of having a nicer looking mask that I chose, but so far I've been disappointed. I bought the Brave Star selvedge mask early on, and it looks cool, but it fits a little small and it's only good if I don't talk--otherwise, I constantly have to pull it back over my face. Same for the Huckberry masks--they look great and fit better at first, but after one was (gentle cycle, cold water, hand dry) they shrink and fit no better than the Brave Star mask. Plus, they feel noticeably hotter.

    I went to Costco the other day and didn't have a mask, so I used a disposable surgical mask that they hand out at the door and it was a revelation--light, comfortable, and stays in place, even if I'm carrying on a conversation. the pleats and adjustable nose bridge go a long way. I'm just going to buy a 50 pack of those, which costs the same or less as any of the other masks I've bought. And since I don't wear them all the time, I can probably get by with using one or two masks per week, which should be plenty. Or maybe I'll try the fancy option one more time--the Mountain and Sackett chambray mask could do the trick.

    I'll save the other masks for gym theatrics (you're required to wear a mask when you enter the gym, but not while working out).

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  • Hebrew Barrister
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    Originally posted by Deke View Post
    One of my friends turned me onto these masks from Mountain and Sackett (not a brand I was previously familiar with), but I like them a lot. I find that pleated and the elastic loops keep them in place better than some of the other ones I've tried. I have the navy chambray and the seersucker, and I just order a couple more of the chambray because I like them so much. I was using a neck gaiter (Buff) I already had for a bit, but like these a lot more.

    https://mountainandsackett.com/collections/masks
    i dig the masks clearly made from bolts of cloth originally intended for clothes. i have one mask that's made from blue double layer oxford cloth. like, i guarantee the bolt of cloth it came from was originally intended to be used to make OCBDs. i wish i knew where i got it, because the cloth is so thick and nice, i'd like an OCBD made from it.

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  • Hebrew Barrister
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    Isn't 2020 some shit when your new accessory... is a face mask.

    Imagine going away on some 5 month sabbatical to a remote location with no internet or TV access in January, then reemerging into the world now. That first day back would be surreal.

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  • Gradstudent78
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    I have the exact same masks and really like them. By far my best looking masks.

    I also have the masks from saddlebackleather and they are pretty good.

    Originally posted by Deke View Post
    I have the navy chambray and the seersucker, and I just order a couple more of the chambray because I like them so much.

    https://mountainandsackett.com/collections/masks

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  • Deke
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    One of my friends turned me onto these masks from Mountain and Sackett (not a brand I was previously familiar with), but I like them a lot. I find that pleated and the elastic loops keep them in place better than some of the other ones I've tried. I have the navy chambray and the seersucker, and I just order a couple more of the chambray because I like them so much. I was using a neck gaiter (Buff) I already had for a bit, but like these a lot more.

    https://mountainandsackett.com/collections/masks

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by drocpsu View Post

    What was Ledbury's shipping cost for these?
    just tested it and it was $5, that kills it for me

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