We rely primarily on full descriptions and pictures for you to evaluate the condition of the items we are selling.
It is very difficult to evaluate Vintage Clothing based on a condition terminology list (like "mint") for the simple reason that thses scales (as well as most utilized in this business) are subjective and vague. This is particularly true with Vintage Clothing.
We pride ourselves on hand picking only the best Vintage and rarely do we list any items with issues unless they are highly sought after and/or rare.
Though we don't "grade" each item we will call out any significant defects like tears and staining. In all of our years we have never had a return because of condition (and very, very few others by the way!).
Again, please utilize the FULL description when making your purchases as we make every effort to discuss all significant defect.
Please do not hesitate to call us with any condition questions. Any defects that may be left out are not left out on purpose. It is in our best interest to convey to you the most accurate description and condition possible.
If, however, you need to know about every pulled thread or minor issue it will be difficult for us to make certain you will be satisfied. With Vintage items you can expect to find a minor "issue" from time to time and checking every square inch is impossible. In these cases, and though we hate to do it, we would rather you pass on an item then be dissatisfied with the condition of it. Once again, we have never had a return or complaint about the condition of our Vintage items in all of our many years online and in our retail locations.
Shirts and Blouses and similar tops:
- Both bust and chest measurements are taken from bottom of underarm to bottom of other underarm and then multiplied by 2 to get the total measurement.
- When an item has an original size tag we will add it to our description followed by the actual measurements.
- Generally we will only include other measurements if the cut of the piece is unusual such as an extreme taper to waist (versus a normal and expected taper), etc..
- Waist measurements are similarly taken with a measurement across that is then multiplied by 2.
- "Length" of pants or inseam is measured from the center of the crotch along the side seam of the pants/slacks
We will indicate the measurement across the temple/brow from highest end point to end point. We will also provide 2 measurements for the arms, one which will start at the end of the arm to the bend in the hinge and another that will provide the entire length to the highest end point of the temple/brow.
Feel free to make any additional requests for other measurements (please provide us with exactly what you want measured).
For the few straggling listings that have not been updated with actual measurements (AND ONLY THOSE!), please utilize the ranges in the charts below.
Mens shirt,jacket sizing (Coats will utilize only chest measurements)
|X-Large||16 1/2 -17 1/2"||44-46"|
Women's dresses and blouses
Please note that fitted, tapered and otherwise stylized clothing will be measured as closely as possible to the above charts with notations in the description of exceptions. Also, Chemise style dresses will be measured for bust only due to their straight line styling.