"Black Friday" (ugh...) shopping at Shein

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"Black Friday" (ugh...) shopping at Shein

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Never used them before, but they have quite a range and are cheap - so expect to use the items just a few times before they fall apart. Anyone used them? At least internet-bought stuff can be returned witout issues!

Anyhow, gone for these; luckily my waist scrapes in at XL which is 34" Would love to see a selection shown on make models in the men's side so we can see how they look! Might e-mail them.
https://www.shein.co.uk/Zip-Through-Bel ... -1732.html
https://www.shein.co.uk/Tartan-Print-Hi ... 32~~~~0~~0
https://www.shein.co.uk/Tartan-Chain-De ... -1732.html

Have a look and post which you would choose! NB there are some XXL tartans there for larger sized men.

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So Oriental measurements then using Chinese cm. It means totally unsuitable for most of us, me included. How can an XL be a 34 waist? Absurd.
I believe in offering every assistance short of actual help but then mainly just want to be left to be myself in all my difference and uniqueness.

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indeed Chinese measurements, many negative comments.

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If you read the comments they often tell you how accurate the measurements are. Fingers crossed...but they can always be returned. I would rather have 34" than XL; those terms are meaningless; when I buy stuff off e-bay I ask the seller exactly the width/length rather than risk L, EL etc.

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I do that too. So much so that once I start to type the question, my autocorrect propmts me with every word!
Keep on skirting,

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We’ve recently discovered shein ourselves but I’m reluctant to order as the prices seem incredibly cheap and probably sent from China...
Think we’ll stick to the like of Yours and SimplyBe... :wink:

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The US site is also cheap, with skirts starting at $3.00.
https://us.shein.com/pdsearch/skirt/?sc ... ~~0&sort=2

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howardfh wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:17 pm
If you read the comments they often tell you how accurate the measurements are. Fingers crossed...but they can always be returned. I would rather have 34" than XL; those terms are meaningless; when I buy stuff off e-bay I ask the seller exactly the width/length rather than risk L, EL etc.
returning things is an expedition by itself.

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Gusto10 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:07 pm
howardfh wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:17 pm
If you read the comments they often tell you how accurate the measurements are. Fingers crossed...but they can always be returned. I would rather have 34" than XL; those terms are meaningless; when I buy stuff off e-bay I ask the seller exactly the width/length rather than risk L, EL etc.
returning things is an expedition by itself.
You buy something from China that doesn't fit right - you don't return it - the cost of the postage back to China is 10 or more times what the item is worth - what you do is gift it and file a complaint
with the seller who will then send you another at no cost.
You buy something from a European source again the postage is a killing factor and the seller is not so forgiving but may make you another at a discount.
You buy something from a Pakistani Indian Arabian rag shop - they don't want it back cause of the return customs tariffs more than the item is worth or cost - thus they send you
another copy just like China at little or next to nothing in cost.

Next time you order something from a foreign country check out the cost of postage shipping and handling - it is outrageously inexpensive - but ship something back you just keep it and
gift it or find a tailor to rework the fitting of the garment.

It is as if all imported goods (clothing) fitting or not it is going to be a ONE-WAY expedition.

Actually measurements in CENTIMETERS is better than INCHES in that you are getting a more precise measurement factor - - -

just BEWARE !!!

When there is this fine print that measurements are done by a MANUAL METHOD and subject to being 2.54 variation whatever round-to-its is the standard of measurement !

Oh and if you are looking for a 34 inch waist - the conversion factor is 4X in Asian

Note if you are buying through eBay the sellers are so afraid of negative feedback they will freely do anything to avoid it - you really are in the catbird seat but be fair and use the correct
measurements spelling out exactly what you are expecting ! They are capable of making appealing attractive well fitting garments - communication is essential !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !

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Chinese centimetres are still 10% shorter than normal, the same as Chinese inches.
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Sinned wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:19 am
Chinese centimetres are still 10% shorter than normal, the same as Chinese inches.
I need one of those rulers for measuring tread depth on my tyres. Also could be useful for those using dating sites :)
That is the opposite to a foundry rule which is about 10% larger to allow for shrinkage.

The majority of clothes are made in China, even some "expensive" brands. Most are OK. I do get a buzz when I get a skirt that is made in the country where the manufacturer is based and mandates decent wages.
Anthony, a denim miniskirt wearer in Outback Australia

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r.m.anderson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Gusto10 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:07 pm
howardfh wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:17 pm
If you read the comments they often tell you how accurate the measurements are. Fingers crossed...but they can always be returned. I would rather have 34" than XL; those terms are meaningless; when I buy stuff off e-bay I ask the seller exactly the width/length rather than risk L, EL etc.
returning things is an expedition by itself.
You buy something from China that doesn't fit right - you don't return it - the cost of the postage back to China is 10 or more times what the item is worth - what you do is gift it and file a complaint
with the seller who will then send you another at no cost.
You buy something from a European source again the postage is a killing factor and the seller is not so forgiving but may make you another at a discount.
You buy something from a Pakistani Indian Arabian rag shop - they don't want it back cause of the return customs tariffs more than the item is worth or cost - thus they send you
another copy just like China at little or next to nothing in cost.

Next time you order something from a foreign country check out the cost of postage shipping and handling - it is outrageously inexpensive - but ship something back you just keep it and
gift it or find a tailor to rework the fitting of the garment.

It is as if all imported goods (clothing) fitting or not it is going to be a ONE-WAY expedition.

Actually measurements in CENTIMETERS is better than INCHES in that you are getting a more precise measurement factor - - -

just BEWARE !!!

When there is this fine print that measurements are done by a MANUAL METHOD and subject to being 2.54 variation whatever round-to-its is the standard of measurement !

Oh and if you are looking for a 34 inch waist - the conversion factor is 4X in Asian

Note if you are buying through eBay the sellers are so afraid of negative feedback they will freely do anything to avoid it - you really are in the catbird seat but be fair and use the correct
measurements spelling out exactly what you are expecting ! They are capable of making appealing attractive well fitting garments - communication is essential !
There is a way to o t, it cost me only half an hour to figure it out. Still that didn't give a results so a negative post on one of their review sites did the trick.

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