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The Resource Centre / Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:40:05 am »
Hello,

I am looking to buy about 12-14 yards of Japanese selvedge chambray fabric (7-10 oz).

I have already tried searching for it in DrySelvedge, Pacific Blue, Etsy, and Premium Denim Outlet. Are there any retailers/jobbers/mills that can ship this fabric without any MOQ (minimum order quantity) to India?

Thanks,
Sreeni

P.S> At a time when one can buy just about everything on the internet, I find it surprising that there isn't much choice for buying selvedge fabrics.

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A few points --

1) It was the seller who proposed to free 8 yards if I could write a few good things about him on networks like Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit. From his perspective, he was giving away a few remaining yards of fabric to get a little attention on the internet. And the seller doesn't have a lot of presence on the internet.

2) I was happy to find someone who didn't have a Minimum Order Quantity. So I was willing to pay the price of the fabric.

3) It was the postal company which lost the package. The seller should be claiming compensation from them, IMO. There must be some compensation, albeit low, for non-delivery where tracking hasn't been enabled.

4) I spent more than three months chasing the seller. I was even ready for any deal for lighter fabrics as long as I got some discount for the money I had lost. I had to escalate it simply because I didn't hear anything from the seller and it was over 120 days since the transaction. I did my best to settle this amicably.

5) According to PayPal's rules, the buyer is protected in case of non-delivery. It makes no mention of tracking.  https://www.paypal.com/in/webapps/mpp/paypal-buyer-protection


6) Finally, it was the seller who offered me the option of shipping without tracking. It was he who chose the Postal Company which lost the package.

I rest my case. Thank you!

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Quick update - PayPal decided in my favour. I am going to be more careful and read PayPal's tips for buyers. Thanks again!

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Thanks for the replies @Giles @scooter @spitfiredealer !

And yes, it is a life lesson, irrespective of what PayPal decides.

I am still looking to buy a few yards of Japanese denim. Apart from dryselvedge.com and Pacific Blue Denims, are there other reliable sellers who sell smaller quantities of selvedge denim?

Thanks!

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Hello,

I ordered about 10 yards of selvedge chambray fabric from a mill. The seller said that he would free the yardage if I wrote some good things about the mill on the internet. Although there was an option to get the fabric shipped with the tracking option, I chose to get it shipped without the tracking option to reduce the cost. In all, I paid USD 35. The seller dispatched the package and said that it will take two months to reach my doorstep.

The problem is that the package never arrived and seems to have been "lost". Now that I have escalated it to PayPal, the seller is saying that he is not responsible because:

a) the fabrics were free and I only paid for shipping
b) I chose the option of shipping without tracking

I am waiting for PayPal to give their final decision on whether I should get a refund.

But who do you think is responsible in this case? I would like to know your thoughts.

Thank you for reading!

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Sport / Re: Cricket
« on: August 11, 2018, 05:50:21 am »
@alex lucky you!!
What a lovely ground . One of to do list in life to watch a game in lords


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And a Boxing Day Ashes at MCG or any of the famous Australian grounds. Too bad they won't be playing in WACA anymore.

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Sport / Re: Cricket
« on: August 11, 2018, 05:48:48 am »
Will be at Lords on Thursday!

Will you be carrying a placard? Anyway, hope it doesn't rain anymore although the weather forecast says otherwise.

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1) The cost of shipping is more than the cost of the denim
2) I wouldn't know what to do with an extra yard of denim.

Hence, I wanted to be as exact as possible. That said, I will err on the side of shipping more. Thanks!

I'd estimate you could do it with 2.5 to 3 yards, but I'd get 4, just to have more margin of error.

That said, I've never made a shirt, so I'm not an expert.

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Thanks!

Why aren't extinct products brought back from the dead and with the same model number? And why don't shirts have rivets?

Extinct products come from endangered ones. Typically there is a good reason they begin life endangered and not extant

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Why aren't extinct products brought back from the dead and with the same model number? And why don't shirts have rivets?

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Suggestion - Knickerbocker Mfg Co. has a type of pants (station pants) which is cross between jeans and pleated trousers. In other words, it has both rivets and pleats. Does anyone else think that IH should make such pants?

Here is one more reason why - https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/a-place-for-pleats/

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How many yards of selvedge denim (width = 30 inches) do I need for a short sleeve denim shirt? I am 5'8, 150 lbs.

Thanks!

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Like many here, I have IH jeans that don't fit me anymore. Can a tailor repurpose it to create something else? Like use the fabric to stitch it into something else?

Also, what is the best thing you can do when there is nobody to buy or wear your jeans?

You could make tote/shoulder bags out of them, (loads of vids on youtube) fun to do but you need a hd sewing machine for denim. I did make one from a pair of wrangler realtree camo cargo pants that is still in use after a couple of years. The pockets make good outside storage on the bag.
IH eco/recovery denim totes........now theres a thing  :)

Well, I think the fabric is too good to be made into a Tote bag.

 Say you have a pair of jeans that has become small in the thighs..Now, can't you undo the stitching, add a fabric of the same kind, and increase the room in the thighs? I know it will look very odd, but if boro patchwork can look cool, so can this, right?

Also, I would rather attempt making a Tote bag out of some cheaper fabric. Where did you get your sewing machine from?

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Like many here, I have IH jeans that don't fit me anymore. Can a tailor repurpose it to create something else? Like use the fabric to stitch it into something else?

Also, what is the best thing you can do when there is nobody to buy or wear your jeans?

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