📓 ANATOMY OF A GARMENT DESCRIPTION 📓at the request of @gone_to_thriftstore, here is an overview of my process when writing garment descriptions.
1) inspect the garment thoroughly with consideration of all details: brand, garment type, colour, pattern, style, fit and design, as well as specific features such as: neckline, collar, seams, stitching, hems, darting, pleats, sleeves, vents, buttons, lapels, pockets, cuffs, hardware, closures, lining, fabric composition, material type, labels, logos, location, designers. 🔍
2) research the specific item to garner any additional details, design features or descriptions you might have missed, including specific collections or runway seasons if applicable (see: vogue archive). whenever possible confirm original retail price, or estimate value of comparable items. 📚
3) reference any other resources as needed. i am an amateur fashionista so my browser history is littered with questions like ‘what is taffeta made of?’ and ‘wtf are leg of mutton sleeves?’ 🍗 i usually do these simple searches rather than checking specific resources. that said, there are some great go to sources; please scroll to see examples i use for men's suits. 👔
4) write descriptions in a logical manner: i usually start with the defining design features, but then assess the garment from top to bottom, looking at my checklist or my previous similar listings as guides. 🖋for fellow thrifters it is always thoughtful to include where you found it, how much you paid, item condition and any details relevant to the transaction. 🛍
✖️hope this helps xo ✖️ what methods and sources do you use to write descriptions? 😊 #thriftingcommunity #garmentdescriptions #garmentdetails