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      CommentAuthorThom B.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010 edited
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    First off, let me say that if this oversteps the bounds of what reasonable posts are then I'm sincerely sorry. Hopefully what I'm trying to do here is interesting enough to merit discussion past it's being a sales pitch.

    Some of you know of me and my clothing company Lastwear.
    We are about to try something that I don't believe has been done before for a physical product.
    We're offering a limited run of pay what you like clothes.

    Here are the details.

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    Ok, since we're a little late, we’ll run this till August 31st.

    Here’s how it will work.
    If you want to get one of the pay what you like Pinkertons or Teasdales
    Send an email orders@lastwear.com with “Pay what you like vest” as the title line.
    The information we’ll need is as follows,

    Pinkerton

    Chest measurement just below the arms in inches. Don’t forget to breath in deeply.
    Waist measurement in inches measured just above the top of the pelvis.

    Teasdale

    Undebust - measure around the chest just below your bosom. Breath in.
    If you plan on wearing a bra with your Teadale, measure with the bra on as the under-wire will change your measurement.
    Waist measurement in inches measured just above the top of the pelvis.
    High hip - mesure around your hips right at the hip bone.

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    If you have an unusually shaped body, put on some tight fitting clothes and have a friend take front, back and side shots and attach them to the email.

    Once we have received your email we will check your measurements and confirm whether or not we can make a vest in your size. Then you’ll send us what you think the vest is worth via paypal.

    Limit is 1 garment per customer.

    Available colors: Dark brown ONLY. Don’t even think of asking for another color in conjunction with this offer ;)

    Delivery schedule:
    Controlling costs for these garments means we cant afford to start making them until all orders are in. Production will therefore begin Sept 1st.
    Delivery will be 4 to 6 weeks later.

    Pricing.

    The Base Price for the Pinkerton will be $45
    The base price for the Teasdale will be $40
    Shipping for both will be $15

    That amount covers the cost of the fabric, the buttons and what the factory charges us for cutting and sewing. That’s it.
    That means if you pay $45 for the Pinkerton we make $0 - the cost of our time/labor taking the order and packaging it up.
    Our hope is that enough of you will pay more than $45 so that those people who can only afford $45 can still get one and we won’t lose money doing it.
    If this goes well and we actually make a little money we will continue to offer a new style/color of clothing, at a pay what you like price, every other month.

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    At the very least, I'd certainly be interested in peoples feedback on this as an idea.

    Thanks,

    Thom.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Can you do International shipping?
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      CommentAuthorThom B.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Yes, although the shipping cost will be more and will vary by country.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Thom, this is great, and so help me, I'm taking you up on this on at least one, if not both, later on this month.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    I really hope the idea succeeds, hope to be able to support and fund it personally, and you've got me thinking again of getting back to my own open-shared-world idea. I'm really glad you're out there, doing it.

    And the stuff looks amazing.
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    shit I might have caused your site to grind and groan a bit
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      CommentAuthorThom B.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    God damn it, it's not like I haven't seen you break half a dozen other peoples sites in the last few months....
    Guess I should have bought extra bandwidth before I posted this!

    Thanks Warren!
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      CommentAuthorFC
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Can the Pinkerton accomodate ladies as well or would this not fit very well?
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    I hate brown but I think this is so awesome that I want to support you anyway. So I'm just going to buy one in another color.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    For the record, the hakama Thom got me for my birthday is possibly the only clothing item I own that I actually give a shit about.
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      CommentAuthorThom B.
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    @ Florence Chan - We've sold them to a couple of girls that they fit great however, if your hips are a lot bigger than your waist, or you have a large bust, then the Pinkerton probably won't fit that well. Email us your measurements and I'll be able to let you know for sure if one will fit you.
    • CommentAuthorJo
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    I think this is a beautiful idea, and if I can scrape together the change by deadline, I'm in. (Budget is tight this summer.) Thanks for trying it.
    • CommentAuthorNoir_Dee
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Someone forward this to the Socialst Worker, the revolution is at hand.
    • CommentAuthorNoir_Dee
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I meant that in an approving manner, i actually think this is an excellent idea, good on you! I'd buy one, but my gf would never let me wear it.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010 edited
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    Folks, LASTWEAR is some of the best made clothing I've ever worn. SO worth the money you will pay for it. Hear it from a very satisfied (and warm) customer!
    Here I am in my LastWear ultra-hoodie:
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    Thom - would you consider supplying custom made stuff to a retail store in the UK? If so, can you drop me a line at hello at alistairpulling dot info ? Cheers.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    What sizes can you handle? Your etsy site seems populated by tiny tiny people. I like the steeplejack pants,
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010 edited
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    Congratulations on your Kickstarter success!
    The clothes look very well made, but I'm afraid they're not my style (well, more they wouldn't suit my shape). Maybe if you combined the Pinkerton waistcoat with the Teasdale corsetry it might hold my stomach in a bit though.
    Alternatively, when are the Chestertons going to be available. I see them mentioned on the site as the alternative to a Pinkerton for those with a belly, but I don't see them actually listed.
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      CommentAuthoremsie
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
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    Such a lovely idea! I'm very keen to grab one of each, for myself and my husband...so I'll be back with info and measurements! ^_^
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      CommentAuthorlexmachine
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
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    I'm chiming in also to say that this offer is an absolute steal. The garments are incredibly high quality and easily worth more than twice the base cost, especially for a custom fit item. If I could afford to, I would simply have them create an entire wardrobe for me and wear nothing else.

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