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post #9031 of 13958
Call me when you can. I thought you already spoke with Victor? I do need a tad of help.
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fyi, light blue long sleeve anchor shirt just dropped ...
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That's a sweet shirt...I've been inducted, will post some pics when I'm feeling better.
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Just got a raspberry lawn print shirt and it's sick. Maybe you should put the care tag on the back or the side, it shows through the light fabric. Also the collar is button down, not spread like in the pic, which I prefer anyway.

How are yall getting these polka dot / anchor shirts? I am totally down but they're already sold out?!
post #9035 of 13958
contact mauro directly
post #9036 of 13958
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

contact mauro directly

 

Yep, I saw a FB post that they were almost gone so I emailed him with the quickness.

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people need to follow mauro on fbook, tumblr, twitter ... he gives out free stuff and posts through there. then theres toteholdres. if you wait to hear about it on SF, you will likely miss a lot of the early drops
post #9038 of 13958
This is a fact.
The best way to get the inside scoop is to follow Wolf vs Goat on Facebook and Twitter.
I need a PR guy badly. I just don't know how to word this but I have to protect my business so here goes---

I have reduced the amount of inventory on my website. The reason behind this is two fold.
First,I am getting a great response with new wholesale accounts. Inventory I was selling on my website is now going to them. I have to spread the word and opening new wholesale accounts is a great way to achieve that goal. The second best way is word of mouth and then a retail shop.
Word of mouth through the web is a double edged sword. It gives factual and crap information at the same time. I don't have a retail shop as of yet so the web is my biggest source of revenue. I am ok with that but people on the web that have heard about WvG want deals and more deals. That's a huge problem and an unsustainable business model. A good majority of people only shop with me when WvG product is on sale 50% or greater. While I understand their reasoning I can't conform to that way of thinking. Hence another reason I have reduced the amount of inventory on the web.
This coming winter will be the last "HUGE" black friday sale. Once it's finished I simply won't have the inventory to do anymore huge sweeping sales. I am ok with that.
I use some of the best factory's in the United States. The same factory's that make some of your other favorite designers at a much higher price point than mine. The shirts are made by skilled seasoned workers that have been making shirts anywhere from 25 to 47 years. I have some video I am putting up on facebook and tumblr so you can watch them. They are American and are proud of their work. The same goes with my other product. The level of detail that goes into the pants, suits, and knits are top notch.
I have to not only support the people making my clothing but support my business as well. Slashing prices is not the answer. Understanding the garment, respecting the quality of the fabric, and construction is the answer.
The tote program was started to help my customer base. It was not designed to take advantage of the system. If you dig the product and don't jump on it when you have the chance, I am sorry. You had your chance and you blew it. I don't need hate mail or internet bashing because your size is always out of stock. It's not my fault you were waiting for the shirt or pant to hit 75% off. It's not going to happen. I am sorry.
The tote program is a great way for you to save a little cash while buying top quality American made product.
I really do apologize for not having a lot of stock but I have to do what I have to do.
If you have any questions or need any help feel free to call or email me.

Best,
Mauro

PS- I still have the checked oxford shirts. These shirts are the prefect weight for the winter/spring season. They have much more weight than the over dyes. They make a great business casual shirt and well as a straight up casual shirt with jeans or shorts.
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Mauro: That's bittersweet to hear, that you're business is growing (!!!), but means less stock for toteholders. Overall, I'm happy that you're getting more wholesale accounts.

 

I'm just curious, you have a base of ~300 toteholders? So how limited will each run be that you get and sell to us? I know that out of the ~300, there will be different sizes, but will we essentially have to sort of react to product drops, with lightning speed, to ensure that we get the product we want? 

 

Also, would it at all be feasible, to say, place an order for a certain shirt you are offering, and then you have it made? That way you don't sit on any extra stock? Or do you run into to high of a cost when you do that?

 

Just curious about all of this, not complaining, or suggesting you change your business model at all. I just don't have any clue about this stuff.

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Originally Posted by eidolarr View Post

Just got a raspberry lawn print shirt and it's sick. Maybe you should put the care tag on the back or the side, it shows through the light fabric. Also the collar is button down, not spread like in the pic, which I prefer anyway.

 

The collar was the only thing holding me back from that.  Thanks for posting, I'll pick it up if it's BD.
 

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In my opinion, WvG products at full retail are a bargain - the quality and fit at that price point is pretty hard to match. Toteholders just get spectacular deals - the standard tote discount really makes it hard to say no to purchases. The fire sale type prices were just insane. With that being said, your post makes a lot of sense Mauro...can't have money sitting on shelves. Keep kicking ass icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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dupe
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Originally Posted by B0Bs4g3t View Post

Mauro: That's bittersweet to hear, that you're business is growing (!!!), but means less stock for toteholders. Overall, I'm happy that you're getting more wholesale accounts.

I'm just curious, you have a base of ~300 toteholders? So how limited will each run be that you get and sell to us? I know that out of the ~300, there will be different sizes, but will we essentially have to sort of react to product drops, with lightning speed, to ensure that we get the product we want? 

Also, would it at all be feasible, to say, place an order for a certain shirt you are offering, and then you have it made? That way you don't sit on any extra stock? Or do you run into to high of a cost when you do that?

Just curious about all of this, not complaining, or suggesting you change your business model at all. I just don't have any clue about this stuff.

I don't read that it means less stock for tote holders, it just means less overall numbers of each product available on the web. Typically tote holders get first shot and then the general public. The end result is that people need to appreciate their tote holder discount and buy the product they want - if you wait for a huge sale, you'll be disappointed.

I think pre-orders tend to be a terrible idea, at least from the business perspective. They can be massive headaches (though Mauro can correct me if I'm wrong.) You can always go MTM (which is fucking ridiculous because the prices are close to RTW) and have access to the same fabrics, etc.
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Originally Posted by B0Bs4g3t View Post

Also, would it at all be feasible, to say, place an order for a certain shirt you are offering, and then you have it made? That way you don't sit on any extra stock?

I'm curious about this as well. It would be particularly appealing for those of us who prefer something other than the standard cut/sizing (we've discussed my monkey arms outside SF . . .) Would it perhaps be more economically sensible for you if you had pre-commitments from a minimum number of people for a particular shirt? Maybe at a time when you have selected fabrics but not yet production run volumes? I'm pretty ignorant about your industry, but I'm guessing that it probably would require too much time and complexity than it would be worth other than at certain at certain volume thresholds.

Anyway, congrats on the growing success of the business.
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Every time I do a "pre-order" something goes wrong. Until I have good system in place that can't be over ridden I will not be preordering. I have about 300 tote holders. That doesn't mean they are active buyers. This is why I am opening up the tote program again. The tote is a wicked deal in two ways. First it's a good deal and that's a plus but then people buy a whole bunch of stuff because of the deal they get overwhelmed and don't shop for a very long time or wait for deep sales and pick up a bunch and then repeat. Some cases that just don't come back at all for a myriad of reasons.
They might get bored with the product. They might have a bad experience with me or the product. I don't have all the data collected so I am not sure. I do know that about 50% off tote holders don't even open up their newsletters. I think that's bizarre because I am not one to spam people with mail. I think about 20% don't even realize that they are still tote holders. Hell I have a few tote holders that buy from wholesale accounts of mine which makes no sense what so ever.
Here is the break down for the website.
two sizes of every shirt in BD Button downs, maybe the same for other collars in BD. Then one for AD in every fabrication and collar. XXL will only be made in basics until they step up and don't buy shit at 70% off. You would think all the shirts would be sold out. It's not the case at all and I believe it's because they either A. Have a similar shirt or B.waiting for sale or C. are stocked to the gills with other shirts.

If there is a type of print you would like to see and I can source the fabric I will make it. It's really that simple.

Best,
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