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1.    What means irregulars?
2.    How are irregulars classified?
3.    What are the different grades of irregulars?
4.    What is a closeout?
5.    What is an overrun?
6.    What determines the level of closeouts and irregulars produced?
7.    Why would a company purchase irregulars and closeouts?
8.    Do I need to register before searching product lines?
9.    What is the policy regarding customer privacy?
10.  What kind of security can you ensure when I Register?
11.  What are the packing details?
12.  What is your export policy?
13.  What about delivery dates?

1.  What means irregulars?

Irregulars are flawed garments that are a normal result of the manufacturing process.

2.  How are irregulars classified?

The visibility and degree of flaws usually classify irregulars.

3.  What are the different categories of irregulars?

Irregulars are classified into 5 major categories although each manufacturer may only separate or grade for 2 or 3 categories. These categories from most saleable too least saleable are as follows.

1.   Irregulars are usually the highest grade of flawed garments. Generally an irregular is a saleable garment without a major defect. These defects can be but are not limited to fabric imperfections, size imperfections, small stains, fabric puckering and pin holes.

2.   Imperfects are irregulars that have not been culled or graded for their imperfections and can have negligible flaws to major flaws. Imperfects are the combination of irregulars and seconds.

3.   Seconds are irregulars that have major flaws and imperfections and usually require some form of repair work or embellishment to cover up the flaw.

4.   Thirds are severely damaged garments and should all have flaws that are visible without major examination.

5.   Pound goods or scraps are usually sold by the pound and are used for rags or filler for other products.

Each manufacturer classifies an irregular differently. Therefore these definitions are general. Irregulars may be graded or non-graded and this may be preformed by the manufacturer (Mill Graded) or by the wholesaler. The level of mill grading and the level of wholesaler grading are important criteria in the determination of the price.

4.  What is a closeout?

Closeouts are generally considered to be excess from a previous seasons production and are the result of changes in color, design, and fabric or missed deliveries. Closeouts by definition should all be first quality.

5.  What is an overrun?

Overruns are over production from specific cuttings or orders and are generally the result of the order not matching the amount of material needed. The amount of cloth needed to produce 30 shirts may actually be enough to produce 45 shirts and therefore we have a 15 shirt overrun. Overruns by definition should all be first quality.

6.  What determines the level of closeouts and irregulars produced?

The amount of closeouts and irregulars available is a direct correlation to the supply and demand curves for a particular industry. The greater the demand for a product results in higher levels of production and therefore a greater number of irregulars produced. Lower demand reduces the number of irregulars in the market but usually results in a higher level of closeouts.

7.  Why would a company purchase irregulars and closeouts?

The off price industry accounts for hundreds of millions of dollars a year in retail sales. Discount retailers purchase these products, swappers (flea market vendors), printers and embellishers and companies that repair garments. Irregulars and closeouts are usually purchased at a substantial discount to first quality in line production. These discounts can be from 20% to 80% off first quality prices. These discounts are usually passed on to the consumer and afford a merchant the opportunity to promote a product at a discount to the market.

8. Do I need to register before searching product lines?

Registration should be completed by the owner or a senior member of your company. This person will act as the Administrator for your account. This person will enable others from your company to purchase on our web site for your companies behalf.

After you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation by E-mail and you will have access to search our product line.

You will be asked to provide your name and to identify a User name and Password. We also will ask You to provide a Pass Phrase to be used in case you lose your password or you have access problems.

9. What is the policy regarding customer privacy?

Julius Young does not sell or share your company information. All information submitted is strictly for the use of Julius Young.

10. What kind of security can you ensure when I Register

Your information are handled by SSL to ensure web security.

11. What are the packing details?

The packing details are for representative purposes only, we do not guarantee you will receive the exact packing that is displayed. These packings are intended to provide a general idea of the case configuration for this style.

12. What is your export policy?

Export orders will require a follow up by one of our customer service representatives. Company policies and or legal restrictions may preclude us from shipping to many locations outside the continental United States.

13.  What about delivery dates?

You may specify a delivery date in the comment section which will be added to your order when it has been approved.
Delivery dates over 30 days will not be accepted.

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