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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #600 on: December 15, 2014, 11:34:14 AM »
Gotta say I'm with you Trotsky - I can't see the attraction.
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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #601 on: December 15, 2014, 01:39:41 PM »
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
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With Mutley and Trots on this also, in fact I almost hunted one down here (nothing left in my size on line) as they were doing a 40% off full price yesterday... but self control won out (this time).
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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #602 on: December 15, 2014, 05:26:57 PM »
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket

Aye , an overshirt. .


Vintage Trends are good . I recently got a coat from them for my son , however despite the fact that the VT guys had written "gift" on the contents section , I still got hammered with import duty and along with the postage it accounted for nearly half the final value of the order. .

Oh yes, import tax.
I'm sure some of the rates I've paid over the years has depended on what mood whoever it is who decides them is in.
Still, unfortunately for me and my bank balance, my finicky tastes in clothing has never stopped me from paying these rates. If I gotta have it, I gotta have it.

I'm sure these taxes are random, tho' they're supposed to be legally established. When I do online USA shopping I usually buy in webstores that employ an intermediary to solve the taxes issue (pre-paid taxes, I mean), they seem to apply always the same standard and before the checkout I know what I'm going to pay and if it's worthy.

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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #603 on: December 15, 2014, 05:32:49 PM »


It's totally random at US customs. Some of the merchants I've dealt with in the UK, list the item as "gift" on the declaration, which makes it duty free... in fact I was told to do that when sending items to the UK (by my local post office) so there's that option, if the seller is willing.

CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket

Aye , an overshirt. .


Vintage Trends are good . I recently got a coat from them for my son , however despite the fact that the VT guys had written "gift" on the contents section , I still got hammered with import duty and along with the postage it accounted for nearly half the final value of the order. .

Oh yes, import tax.
I'm sure some of the rates I've paid over the years has depended on what mood whoever it is who decides them is in.
Still, unfortunately for me and my bank balance, my finicky tastes in clothing has never stopped me from paying these rates. If I gotta have it, I gotta have it.

I'm sure these taxes are random, tho' they're supposed to be legally established. When I do online USA shopping I usually buy in webstores that employ an intermediary to solve the taxes issue (pre-paid taxes, I mean), they seem to apply always the same standard and before the checkout I know what I'm going to pay and if it's worthy.
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« Reply #604 on: December 15, 2014, 05:36:29 PM »
I've found many (US) sellers that won't, Mike, they even state it in the Terms & Conditions page.

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« Reply #605 on: December 15, 2014, 05:49:46 PM »
I've encountered that to Greenstreet.

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« Reply #606 on: December 15, 2014, 07:16:26 PM »
The point being that my last order to the US {the one that has sparked this discussion} was marked as "gift" and yet it still incurred , import duty. It would appear that , they just slap import duty on everything now, perhaps some EU requirement because it didn't used to be like this. .

The other aspect that pissed me off was the cost of the postage , especially when , Parcel Force sent me a letter telling me my item was there for collection and l should bring the money for the import duty . They had actually made no attempt to deliver the item to my house. So I had to make a 30mile round trip. . c**ts. .
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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #607 on: December 15, 2014, 09:37:37 PM »
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
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The plaid CPOs I would consider more Americana than Mod. I wouldn't expect anybody on a mod forum to appreciate a shirt that resembles, as The Laird states, a Pendleton.
I like CPOs, board shirts and Pendletons, but that's the way I like it. I haven't considered myself a mod in roughly 30 years.

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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #608 on: December 15, 2014, 10:36:43 PM »
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

The plaid CPOs I would consider more Americana than Mod. I wouldn't expect anybody on a mod forum to appreciate a shirt that resembles, as The Laird states, a Pendleton.
I like CPOs, board shirts and Pendletons, but that's the way I like it. I haven't considered myself a mod in roughly 30 years.

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Re: I'd Wear That...
« Reply #609 on: December 16, 2014, 01:01:51 AM »
Well this is a thread for posting items that may not fit into the mod mould/mold
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