General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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paint.ldn
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709 posts since 20/11/11

30 Dec 2013 14:55
Looking for advice on the best fashion orientated affiliate links site (have come across Skim Links and Reward Style so far). I've noticed a couple of people on here use them and was wondering if it makes them much money/ if they use their accounts for blogs as well?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Dec 2013 17:04
Fucked the zip on my mulberry overnight bag, had too much in it and it split trying to close it. Do i bin it or can i get it fixed?
MrW
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2587 posts since 1/8/11

30 Dec 2013 17:13
Send it back to Mulberry, they'll sort it. Sent the wife's Antony bag back after stitching on one seam started to go, got it fixed for free even though it was a couple of years old.

http://www.mulberry.com/customer-services/care-and-repairs
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Dec 2013 17:15
Cheers mate. Will do.
eazypz
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3055 posts since 16/4/10

30 Dec 2013 17:37
Got my weekender fixed by them, because I didnt have the receipt they charged me £75 to fit a new zipper.
If you've got it, might be able to get away with it for free as above.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Dec 2013 17:43
Nah no receipt, got it off the back of a lorry. But seventy five gibs is a lot less than a new one, i will suffer that ta.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

30 Dec 2013 20:09
is it ripped or just the zipper bit come part so it doesn't zip up? if its just the zipper try your local cobbler or tailor
gawkrodger
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7505 posts since 4/11/08

30 Dec 2013 20:11
issue with using tailors is what zips they can get in - when I've had this issue in the past I've had to spend ages sourcing a suitable zip as they often just have bog standard crappy zips. Returning to the manufacturer obviously gets around this issue
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Dec 2013 20:17
Zips just come apart at the teeth, so when you do it up its like opening it still.
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

posted 3 Jan 2014 19:30, edited 3 Jan 2014 19:30
Anyone tried distressing clothing and can give me some tips, dos and donts, any good results? Just want to fade a denim jacket, but not sure about bleaching or which sandpaper to use or not to use.
Found this site with some tips:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Clothes-Look-Vintage-and-Worn

Number 9 made me laugh, not sure if its taking the piss.
Spits
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50 posts since 26/11/11

3 Jan 2014 19:46
wear it
deuce
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13729 posts since 21/1/08

3 Jan 2014 22:07
cant remember who, but someone faded a pair of their APCs with sandpaper, and it worked pretty well.
im sure someone will remember who..
timmbo
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3419 posts since 9/2/10

posted 3 Jan 2014 22:42, edited 3 Jan 2014 22:42
think it was snaye or bill weren't it?

edit: bill
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

4 Jan 2014 00:00
Many thanks to both.
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

6 Jan 2014 17:34
jimmoleum wrote: Number 9 made me laugh, not sure if its taking the piss.

Burying in the garden is legit - see Chalayan's graduate collection. Sandpaper is best for wear and tear, and gives you more control as you can vary pressure/result…bleach will just alter the colour and takes a bit more skill to get a decent effect. For hems I'd use a razor blade, just lightly, here and there.
macgy
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208 posts since 26/11/11

6 Jan 2014 20:44
Got a letter today telling me that my portfolio (stocks) has been changed.
Thinking I haven't done any trading lately I open said account and found around 10k worth of new shares.

So wtf do I do? stay quiet and hope no one notices or try to figure out what is going on by calling my bank?


DuffMan
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14309 posts since 21/2/07

6 Jan 2014 20:50
anyone ordered from gentry in NY before and know if they mark down?
Sebastian17
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2036 posts since 23/8/10

6 Jan 2014 20:55
Been made best man for my mates wedding in April, I've got to organise a stag do - I'm clueless. Never been on a stag do let alone organise one.

Anyone know any decent sites or resources to help me out? Everything I find on google is proper cringe #LADS
Jimmy326
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4559 posts since 22/9/07

6 Jan 2014 21:01
DuffMan wrote: anyone ordered from gentry in NY before and know if they mark down?
They did for me although they did say that it's not usual policy and they won't make a habit of it.

They then sent my package to Ireland in error and it took a month to get to me.

Quick response via customer service though, and they did issue an immediate refund when they thought the package was lost.
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

6 Jan 2014 21:06
going to Riga for my cousins one in April Shocked