Ahhh, the joys of working with factories in China. I had a client ask for me to make some shorts in a more “American” sizes. So I talk to my factory rep, and use the waist sizes that I had talked to my client about.
Things seem to be fine. I order 100 pairs of shorts, and after the usual 15-20 days for production, I get the shorts to my place. They look great!
– but….. they are HUGE!! As a man that wears an XL usually, I find it odd that I fit into a Medium pretty easily. What happened? I remember my factory rep giving me a size chart for the skirts that I ordered. It had the waist labeled as “half-waist”…
– my factory rep took the full waist size and took it that I meant that for a half-waist measurement. WTF?!?!?!!?
Well, looks like I have some shorts that will definitely fit the larger american market…
As requested, I’ve begun working on getting running “kilts” made. I use quotations cause these are clearly not real/traditional kilts. These are light weight fabric, NOT wool, and the pleating is not fancy or deep.
Because I have been asked by my home kennel in Houston, I have looked into doing happi coats, and so it looks like the factory I know here in Shenzhen can do some for me for a solid price.
SO not only can I offer custom socks, custom shorts & shirts, but now happi coats as well.
as these are big things with a lot of fabric, they are a bit more expensive to mail. I had to wait a few days over the most recent Mid-Autumn festival to get a quote from the boss that knows the shipping costs.
This will be the first time the factory makes and ships the coats, so the current estimate is 25 coats at $35 per coat. I hope it all goes smoothly, and that I can continue to offer the coats at this price. Something goes wrong, and the price could jump.
– not sure what the price of doing smaller number will be. Might find out soon if the comments on my facebook post is anything to go by…