Buying expensive clothing online?

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  • soviet_ 12 Oct 2011 18:24:14 72 posts
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    Hey guys, just a quick question. Does anyone ever buy expensive clothing online, like a jacket or pair of shoes?

    I was searching for a pair of Grenson shoes but can only get them online as there's no retail place that sells them locally for me. Found these beauties at Togs + Clogs.

    Spending 200 I would really like to try them on but just wondering if other people do it. Any place worth their salt should offer a decent returns policy no? I do buy from places like ASOS but normally not that much on a single item

  • pinebear 12 Oct 2011 18:27:17 8,565 posts
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    Did someone say ASOS.com?

  • HoriZon 12 Oct 2011 18:30:09 13,496 posts
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    Try www.jacamo.co.uk I hear its getting larger!

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • caligari 12 Oct 2011 18:34:12 16,988 posts
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    So...this isn't spam?

    I'd agree that ASOS is one of the better sites for clothing - spend over 100 and you get free next-day delivery. You can also post everything back for free via the Collect+ system, which saves muchsome hasslesome.
  • agparrot 12 Oct 2011 18:36:52 11,903 posts
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    I don't think it is spam, I think it is a genuine question. I know that seems highly unlikely, but it would be about one of the longest-running userid planets ever, and all of soviet_'s other contributions seem to be related to games.

    Unless he's been hacked... but for now I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt and see how it plays out.
  • Kostabi 12 Oct 2011 18:37:10 4,874 posts
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    ASOS and Javari both do free returns and Javari will price match as well. No idea if either sell the boots you're after though.

    Zalando is another place for shoes online with free returns. 8% cashback on Quidco too, which is nice.
  • Load_2.0 12 Oct 2011 18:43:38 18,873 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    Try www.jacamo.co.uk I hear its getting larger!

    BOOM!
  • soviet_ 12 Oct 2011 18:54:01 72 posts
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    Haha! No just curious if people make a habit of buying expensive clothes/shoes that you can't try on before buying. Nothing worse than getting it in the post and wearing it to find out it needs to go back, and that is a ball ache even if it was pretty cheap.

    Only asked on these forums as there's a section relevant to the question, other places I frequent don't!
  • neilka 12 Oct 2011 19:46:35 15,632 posts
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  • Red-Moose 12 Oct 2011 20:41:53 5,346 posts
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    Go to a shoe shop, try them on, note the size and width (e.g., 11.5G), then order them online.
  • Dante_Cubit 12 Oct 2011 23:08:12 1,874 posts
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    I probably buy most of my clothes from Banana Republic and they are excellent (and not too expensive). Their returns policy is absolutely reasonable.
  • MetalDog 15 Feb 2012 17:07:58 23,708 posts
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    My method of clothes shopping has been to figure out what size I am according to a couple of big chains, ones for clothes, one for boots and only ever buy their stuff. This seems to be the only way to get stuff online that actually fits when it turns up.

    Might be easier for men sizes, but women sizes are random numbers from shop to shop pretty much.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • THFourteen 15 Feb 2012 17:12:07 32,857 posts
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    OMG spudsbuckley is going to have a fit!
  • localnotail 15 Feb 2012 17:14:47 23,093 posts
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    jg101 wrote:
    You ever see these places like Primark and George at Asda? they let you try stuff on before you buy it. I think that's pretty cool
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    Edited by DDevil at 17:28:17 15-02-2012

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  • Syrette 15 Feb 2012 17:16:21 43,061 posts
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    Just spent 30 on a tshirt.

  • THFourteen 15 Feb 2012 17:29:12 32,857 posts
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    i went to buy a suit over the weekend, spent about 3 hours on oxford street before coming back with the cheapest MnS suit i could find. 99. Machine Washable

    :-D
  • kalel 15 Feb 2012 17:30:49 86,312 posts
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    I wandered into All Saints at lunch. Man that is some expensive stuff. Even a plain polo shirt was 50, and I picked up one quite nice looking jumper and it was 250!

    Even a little beanie was 40.
  • mal 15 Feb 2012 17:47:39 22,332 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Might be easier for men sizes, but women sizes are random numbers from shop to shop pretty much.
    Problem for men clothes apart from trousers and formal shirts is that almost everywhere has ditched the old-fashioned method of actually specifying what size man the clothes are designed for and simply putting S/M/L on the label instead. Even two t-shirts I've bought from the same shop both specified as the same size came through completely different to each other.

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  • THFourteen 15 Feb 2012 18:04:59 32,857 posts
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    yeah same experience here. sometimes I need a medium and sometimes medium makes me look like in wearing a bag.
  • kalel 15 Feb 2012 18:11:29 86,312 posts
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    Even worse than S/M/L is the brands that just make up their own little size system. Ted Baker have numbers ranging from 2-9 for their casual shirts, and 15-something or other for their formal shirts, and neither system corresponds to the actual normal shirt sizes.
  • Dante_Cubit 15 Feb 2012 21:16:46 1,874 posts
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    I think you'll find that Ted Baker have just one size. MASSIVE cunt.
  • ronuds 15 Feb 2012 21:20:37 21,788 posts
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    I've tried buying clothes online, but it never works out. Either the clothes don't fit right or they don't look how you imagined they would.

    Once in a while you get lucky.
  • Fonzie 15 Feb 2012 23:26:56 1,805 posts
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    I have had similar issues with jeans and trousers. In some places I can fit into a 34" waist and in other stores I struggle to get into a 38". Why can't they just be the size that they say they are?

    Edited by Fonzie at 23:27:11 15-02-2012
  • heyyo 15 Feb 2012 23:37:50 14,374 posts
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    Dante_Cubit wrote:
    I think you'll find that Ted Baker have just one size. MASSIVE cunt.
    That's Ben Sherman
  • THFourteen 15 Feb 2012 23:37:59 32,857 posts
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    Dante_Cubit wrote:
    I think you'll find that Ted Baker have just one size. MASSIVE cunt.
    Lol
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