@denton@stinks For any name-brand product, you can find at least five Asian (not just Chinese) suppliers making a near-dead-copy (not always minus logo) plus as many as a couple of dozen places online selling something that they threw together based on photos of a product that had never been in their possession. That latter category includes some amazingly bizarre and useless stuff. Not just clothing, either. There’s been a persistent scam for a while now involving pure-crap imitations of a particularly elegant wind sculpture, by way of just one minor example. I’m told that the counterfeiting also occurs in other parts of the world with a focus on markets that don’t include us, but the Asian ripoffs are the ones that are obvious here.
@stinks@troy When selling a no-name knock off, it would be much more relevant to offer the comp price of other no-name knockoffs (even if the zipper isn’t exactly right) vs the full price name brand product they’re ripping off.
When selling a no-name knock off, it would be much more relevant to offer the comp price of other no-name knockoffs (even if the zipper isn’t exactly right)
True, but first you have to find them, and intentionally locating such ripoffs can be a lot more difficult than it seems. This is an order of magnitude harder on Amazon, where their fucked-up-beyond-belief “search engine” seems designed to show you everything EXCEPT what you asked for. (Do Not Get Me Started About This.)
@gallogj I’m a 3X or 4X in Chinese clothing sizes, but a Medium or Large in most US sizes. The other problem is that Chinese clothing assumes a height of 5’8" as the upper end of the range for “normal”. Lots of stuff on Amazon is halfway between the two, and even when they’ve corrected their cuts for the fact that we’re taller, they often still miss the mark on the width. Over on AliExpress, Wish and eBay, either you look carefully at the size charts and add a little for fudge factors, or you end up with stuff for your garden gnomes.
99 degrees + 99 percent humidity + anything made of fleece = how is that even a marginally good idea?
As others have said why on earth make shorts out of fleece? There is one guy in this building who wears shorts and flip flops year round, including outside in the winter so maybe he’d want a couple of pairs for winter but that’s about it. Although apparently there are 765 (as of this writing) people who also dress like that too.
29$ for three pairs of shorts… I pay that much for one pair of overly promoted underwear that isn’t even that out of this world. If these are zoic… its an insane deal as they retail over 100$. I hate not seeing brands. Its probably a cheap product… “performance tech fleece” what is that?
Ohhh how to make this fleece more fun?!? Lets see hmmm buy the red pair and super size it, say 3XXX then grab a ticket for July and jump in anytime for the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. Have yourself a flawless fleece fiesta oh and add some wine, no worries, no stains!!