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  • Mint: Perfect/pristine with no signs of wear

  • Near Mint: Only the slightest signs of wear

  • Excellent: Typical signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Some surface flaws such as fading or staining, but still very wearable

  • Good: Cannot be returned to excellent condition even with repairs, but still wearable

  • Fair: Probably best be used for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

  • Poor: Best used for repurposing, patterning or study, not wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.