Has anyone ordered anything from Celebswear.com?

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  1. thegreatgalling

    thegreatgalling Sr Member

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  2. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Never seen it before. But if you read the site name a certain way, it sounds like it's about celebs' profanity laced tantrums :lol
     
  3. Risu

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    From their prices alone I'd be doubtful of their quality, but what really sends up a red flag for me is the Hank Moody jacket from Californication. Having watched the show I can say that jacket is made with a really expensive leather, the original probably cost over $1000. They don't include any pictures of their own jacket, so I wouldn't trust them on anything.
     
  4. Apollo

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    Go to filmjackets.com for a review

    I would stay away myself
     
  5. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually I would stay far far away from them.

    They are in the hall of shame over there for using a boardmember here pics of his jacket that they were selling.
     
  6. thegreatgalling

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    Hmm thanks guys. That's why I always ask first. :lol
     
  7. phez

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    Avoid them like the plague. I ordered a 9th Doctor jacket from them. It was that worst piece of **** I have ever seen. It reeked like some kind of chemical and withing one week (I am not exaggerating here, literally) three buttons had fallen off.

    You could tell it was mass produced and not a high quality leather piece as advertised. They wanted me to send it back to Pakistan (the return address is how I found out it was made in a factory in Pakistan) to have the buttons reattached. The problem was not just putting the buttons back on, it was that all of the buttons were attached in the same cheap way that the three that fell off were :confused.

    I did not want to deal with this and I asked for my money back on the jacket and they refused. I finally had to send it back for repair and reverse the charge on my credit card and not accept the returned package to get my money back for this piece of crap.

    Now that being said, they did try to help as much as possible but the product was simply bad quality. I was not looking for dead on accuracy to the movie/tv show version. I was just looking for something that was a decent piece of leather that I could wear that looked good and did not fall apart. The jacket I got from Celebswear accomplished none of that :lol.

    So there is my review fo my direct experience with them .
     
  8. thegreatgalling

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    Very much appreciated Phez.
     
  9. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is it just me or do I smell the odor of dirty socks? :lol
     
  10. Berserk

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    That jacket looks terrible, it is bunched up where the arms meet the shoulders, and it definitely smells like old socks.....
     
  11. Alan Castillo

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    No, you are not alone :lol

    Almost every time there's something negative about a product or something, up pops a today 0 poster :lol
     
  12. Berserk

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    wow, the stitchwork on that jacket looks worse in the second photo. And the material looks like old garbage bags or something
     
  13. Apollo

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    Yep! Another pepped up today about filmjackets.com. :lol


     
  14. Duncs

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    the bane jackets they are selling look good. BUT on further investigation i found they had used the promo shots of the sideshow 1/6 scale figure!! they have just edited the figure out lol
     
  15. phez

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    These are complete and total rubble. My, experience :confused The Jacket stunk like chemicals, multiple buttons fell off, and the stitching came lose in ALL of the pockets (all in less than 3 weeks). Would not take the piece of **** back (I did not want a replacement piece of crap). I just mailed it back and reversed the charge on my card.

    Ended up going with a Wested jacket instead and did not have a complaint or bit of trouble and it has been over 2 years.


    My wife said I stunk like formaldehyde from the jacket and would not let me in her truck. :(
     
  16. Cenobyte

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    Wow. 2 socks in 1 thread. Bonus!!
     
  17. Amish Trooper

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    Ha...yep...A good point for closed registration
     
  18. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    ...or you could just report them.
     
  19. Apollo

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    Spank em first then report them! :lol


     
  20. Berserk

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    hey!!!

    Where did the sockpuppet's comments go? They were funny!!!
     
  21. JOATRASH FX

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    A definite odor in the air, yes. They must think we're morons!

    A few months ago I enquired about their Nick Fury coat, asking for photos of the actual item and details (they were showing off the HOT TOYS promo photos to represent their jacket)! First time they simply ignored me. I figured they were smart enough to realize that I knew what I was doing. Second time they DID finally reply. Still no photos but they assured me it would be sceen accurate! Riiiiiiight. :lol :lol
     
  22. Michael Bergeron

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    :lol:lol:lol:lol:lol
     
  23. SpiritV

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    Okay, I realize I might not be making myself too popular here – what with being new and all –, but I've actually had good experiences with them. So here’s the story of dealing with Celebswear. I hope you'll believe me that I'm not a sockpuppet or in any way affiliated with them.

    About a year ago, I decided that I would like a leather jacket again, seeing as I hadn’t owned one for several years. The last one got lost at a concert and I loved that jacket very much.

    So I thought about what I needed: What I needed was a jacket for every day wear. Nothing superfancy. The jacket could get shredded and damaged for all I cared. So I was certainly not going to pay more than $300 for a jacket. I read around online and saw nothing but bad reviews for Celebeswear. I was very, very hesitant to say the least, but for some odd reason I thought to myself “Ah, what the hell” and ordered a jacket.

    Since then, I have bought another jacket from them. I will chronicle the purchases as good as I can, pointing out both positive and negative.

    So here’s a hopefully complete and informative review of how I experienced them. Also, I hope to include a couple of tips and tricks how to avoid the most common things-that-have-gone-wrong with them. And if you don’t want to read all the text, there’s a Too-long-didn’t-read section at the end with the dos and don’ts.

    The Website and the Company
    As many have pointed out, Celebswear aren’t exactly the most honest guys when it comes to showing off their merch. At the point when I went for my first jacket, most jackets were still advertised by using pictures I’ve either seen elsewhere or were just movie stills. This seems to have improved somewhat, but I can see why people aren’t impressed.

    They actually stock a lot more jackets than you’d expect at first, as the main index is randomizing their product and some don’t even show up. The Smallville Jacket they have in red or black, but the black one I haven’t been able to find. However, I have discovered that they have a pretty nifty search function that suggests items from their catalogue. So it might be worth checking out.

    They seem to own several businesses, as I’ve gotten return e-mails from esire.org as well as celebswear.com and the second jacket is labelled petorucci.com.

    The Merchandise

    Very quickly, I decided that I wanted a jacket that wasn’t your stock jacket, seeing as I seem to have a thing for black leather jackets. They just don’t seem to be all that awesome otherwise with the exception of a Snake Plissken leather jacket, which must be brown. I decided on a Wolverine jacket, because I am a big fan of the X-Men and the movie jacket of Wolverine’s is always a treat to look at. In the end, I decided on the following.

    • A black Wolverine jacket
    • It needed side-pockets
    • It needed inside pockets
    • The stripes on the sleeves all had to be red
    The second time around, I went for this:

    • A black Smallville leather jacket
    • Instead of the S-Shield, it needed a custom logo that I based off of another design and modified heavily to match one of my favourite t-shirts.
    • Again, it needed side pockets and inside pockets.
    • Also, it needed zippered cuffs. I am not sure if they were standard on the series’ jacket, but I pointed them out.
    Since they offer to make custom jackets, I went for that option and wrote them an e-mail.

    The Customer Service
    I got a quick response from a staff member calling himself Paul Anderson. I quickly doubted that that was his real name, seeing as his English was poor. Here’s an excerpt from an e-mail they sent me.
    You see what I mean, right?

    During the ordering of the second jacket, I dealt with someone calling herself Amanda Johnson. Now, I can’t confirm whether or not this is the same person, but their English is similarly bad. Sometimes, they misunderstand questions or give answers in a really weird sentence structures. However, I believe they’re trying to do their best. But again, I don’t think Amanda was her real name. If it was a her to begin with. So basically, I had no idea who I was dealing with all the way through. That should have scared me off, but somehow, it didn’t. I realize that many of you would consider this a stupid thing to do – hell, I sometimes thought I was being stupid about it – but I decided that I would, in fact, place an order.

    Either way, the response I got was that my jackets could be made and that it can be made rather quickly.

    The Ordering
    I was prudent enough to not trust their English language skills, so I drew a very crude Photoshop-mock-up of what I wanted my jacket to look like. Basically, I took the picture they had on their site and drew arrows to various portions of the jacket, indicating a colour or another change. I recommend doing that.

    I also didn’t trust their ability to convert from metric to inches, so I did the conversion myself and sent them both measurements that I had converted myself. I went to get my measurements at a local seamstress to make sure the jacket would fit. This I recommend doing anyways, because even if their jackets are cheap, I would have felt bad if it didn’t fit. They ask for only a few measurements, but I sent them the complete measurements for a jacket, sleeves and everything.

    The first time around, this went without a hitch and I got my jacket quickly. The second time, it was a bit more complicated. I use an e-mail for all things ordering and one to actually converse. This created some confusion. So I recommend that you use the same e-mail address for everything that deals with them. Make a conscious point of that.

    The Payment
    Celebswear uses a payment service called CCNow. Why they do that is beyond me. CCNow doesn’t do Paypal, so you have to sue your credit card. There are few reviews for the site itself and its function eludes me. I think it’s supposed to be a paypal-like service. It’s definitely not an escrow service. So you pay on CCNow, get a receipt by e-mail. Remember that order-number well. Because Celebswear, for all the things support, needs that order number and your e-mail-address.

    The second time I ordered, I used a different e-mail-address here. I sent them the blueprints for my jacket via address #1, but paid via address #2. The money went through, but the jackets never followed. And this is where you need to be very attentive. If you don’t get your jacket within, say, a month, go talk to them. Because if you don’t, they’ll just keep the money and from the looks of it, you will never hear from them again. So, again, use the same e-mail address for everything.

    The Delivery
    They deliver quickly and their jackets are safely tucked away in a second bag, similar to those you’ll find on a suit jacket. They get folded often a couple of times, so they seem to be rather scrunched up at first. But seeing as they deliver rather quickly, the jackets aren’t in there long enough to be permanently buggered up. The packages ship out of Pakistan, which is very probably where the jackets are manufactured. And I suspect that they’re based in Pakistan, too.

    The Jacket
    So here’s the interesting part, right? The jacket itself. My first time around, the jacket arrived quickly. I realized that it was a tight fit at first. So I took my measuring tape and measured the jacket again. They make the jacket to your exact specifications, not allowing for a piece of clothing in between jacket and skin. So adjust your measurements accordingly. What’s nice, though, is that the leather moves exactly to the point where your body moves and no further. The tightness took about a day or two of getting used to.

    I wore the jacket almost every day for a year, obviously skipping sunny days. The leather is good quality. Not the best leather I’ve ever come across but decent. After a year, the black leather still looks good, the red has faded a bit and there’s a couple of scrapes on it. It has served me well and it’s a good jacket. The Wolverine Jacket did get damaged once, though. I had hung it on a chair at a bar. After I had a couple of drinks, I wanted to leave to go to another bar to drink some more. So I tugged at it rather roughly. It got stuck on something, so I did the only drunken logical thing to do and tugged harder. That’s when I ripped the lining open. But it was easily fixable and it has held up ever since. It’s still wearable and only shows minor distress.

    This is probably the point where I should address this.
    The smell is there, yes. But it dissipates quickly. After about a week of wearing and having it hung on a coathanger, it smells the way a leather jacket should smell.

    The part with the buttons falling off, I cannot second. This might – however – be because I never went for one of their mass-produced jackets. So my jackets are one-offs and there was probably put more effort into it. The seems are really good and the zippers hold up.

    The Verdict
    And this concludes my lengthy review of Celebswear and quite probably their sister-companies. For fancy jackets I will go to someone else and pay more money. But if you’re after a more extravagant jacket that can suffer a bit, then Celebswear is your place to go, I would say.

    And to sum this up, here’s the promised tl;dr-section.

    DO

    • Use one e-mail address for everything.
    • Opt for a custom-made jacket to avoid the mass-produced jacket.
    • Get measurements taken from a seamstress.
    • Add inches or centimetres where needed. They will make the jacket exactly according to your measurements.
    • Draw a blueprint. Even shoddy photoshopping where an arrow points at a part of the jacket where you.
    • Keep track of your order. If you haven’t gotten your product within a month, get in contact with them and mention your e-mail address and CCNow order number in every mail.
    DON’T

    • Trust their English.
    • Trust their names to be what you read on screen.
    • Trust their ability to do conversions from metric to imperial or vice versa.
    • Use more than one e-mail address to deal with them.
    • Trust their mass-produced jackets.
    If you want me to, I can take pictures of the jackets. That’s not a problem. Let me know.
     
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  24. bsj1701

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    DON'T order the SMALLVILLE jacket from them. Total crap. I was sent a replacement and it still was no good.
     
  25. Apollo

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    :lol Why would anybody want to deal with them? :lol



     
  26. Apollo

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    Oh and by all means please post pics
     
  27. SpiritV

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    Funny you should say that, I'm wearing the very same jacket in black right now, and it's absolutely fine. But, again, maybe it's the fact that mine's custom-made.

    Because as an everyday jacket, not one for a costume but to just wear to work or to the club, they're decent jackets.

    Give me a day or two and I shall deliver.
     
  28. JOATRASH FX

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    I would be VERY careful if trying to order anything "advanced" from them. I had brief contact with them about possibly ordering a Nick Fury coat (version from Avengers Assemble) and they were basically like "Sure, we can do it... send us the money and measurements". When I brought up the fact that the coat is fairly complex ( a LOT of VERY specific details that MUST be done correctly) and asked them about it, even requested photos of the one they offer, they just ignored me.

    So they never got my business...
     
  29. phez

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    They would not accept the package without a number (which they would not give me to return it :angry). The credit card company would not reverse the charge unless I could prove the jacket was returned to the seller (The seller did there best to make this impossible). I had to play nice and say I was sending it back for repairs and as soon as the tracking number said it was delivered and I confirmed it via email I filed the reverse charge. They tried to send it back to me but I did not accept the package. At that point I had proof that they had received the merchandise back and they had no way to stop the charge back.

    I feel bad that they had to lose the money on the return from shipping from Pakistan but they did not leave me any other recourse. The jacket was terrible, misrepresented and they would not accept a return. My Wested, well one of the sleeve buttons got crushed in a car door but other than that it is still perfect.
     
  30. Apollo

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    Surrree you will! :lol



     
  31. Apollo

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    Maybe, regardless Way to shill for a Company of SCUMBAGS who squeeze out Crap jackets!

     
  32. SpiritV

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    Jeez, sorry, I completely forgot about this. Sorry about the inconvenience. I do, however, have a third jacket to report on because I needed something for Halloween. But first, here are the pictures of the Wolverine-Jacket. The Smallville-Jacket is currently two hours away since I've moved since I wrote the original posts.

    The Wolverine Jacket - Includes Pictures, descriptions and details

    Anyways, my third order from Celebswear. The story is this: I needed a costume for Halloween. So I decided on getting a cheap costume jacket of the Assassin's Creed costume, because I decided that I'll do a Zombie-Kenway thing. It is worth pointing out there that - and I discovered that too late, I'm afraid - that the design was stoled from Volantedesign.us. So all credit goes to Volante.

    Here we go...

    The story of the Kenway-Jacket

    Suddenly, it was Halloween. And I had to dress up because a friend of mine asked me to hang around her shop being dressed up like something absolutely horrible. So I decided on a zombie-version of Kenway known from Assassin's Creed after having had a look at the Celebswear-things they had on sale. At this point, it was mid-September. This jacket was, unlike my other jackets, not leather, but pleather.

    As usualy, I started with e-mailing them. A man answered and he was very understanding and helpful. We decided that it was prudent to order one size larger than I would have ordered, which turned out to be good advice. He also said that there's no time to make a custom jacket. Seeing as I had little choice, little time and no need to wear this jacket often I thought "Why the hell not?" Besides, the price was good. By the time we had finished negotiating size, delivery and so on, it was end of September.

    October 10th, I got worried for some reason. So I used their chat-system. The same person I talked to responded and he assured me that the deadline could be made and that he'll put my order high on the priority list.

    On October 13th, my jacket arrived.

    The Kenway Jacket - Pictures, Descriptions et cetera

    I was once more a happy customer. The costume ended up looking great, my friend was happy and I managed to scare quite some kids. It was fun.

    The Good
    • It looks pretty good.
    • It's a good fit.
    • It's not too shabby in terms of quality.
    • Price was very good.
    • The delivery was quick.
    • Service was excellent.

    The Bad
    • The buttons are not attached too firmly.
    • The hood is too floppy to be really impressive.
    • The stitching is good but not nearly as impeccably well done as the custom mades.

    I hope this helps you guys to see what you're in for. And if you have any idea how to make that hood less floppy, I'd be grateful for ideas.
     

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