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post #20326 of 44324
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yeah it is a fun prospect. I don't want/ won't be able to make it a free for all for people, and basically I am here to help the right someone(s) make a lot of money off this while I make my meal ticket, but what I want or at least dream of in this situation is being able to unearth some sort of person who has never considered the possibility of this before, and then producing them into a designer overnight. It's similar to how I did it 3 years ago, except i had to do it on my own. I think it would be fun and rewarding, I think there is somebody out there who could both rise to the challenge and also reap their own success, and I have just the right advice and resources at every turn now. I seriously envision someone who just makes rough sketches on paper, without the ability to get it all made into real clothes, and stepping in and making it a reality. I feel like there are a lot of people like that out there, actually.
post #20327 of 44324
So many possiblities. I could def see some guys on here doing this.
post #20328 of 44324
Oh man, that is truly next level. Inspirational stuff right there.

I had some sketches I was trying to turn into clothes about five years ago or so, but luckily at that point when I asked around here there was no way in hell I could have the slightest chance of breaking even with the production costs here. Lucky too, cause those sketches were shit.

Still, this'd be something I would be interested in at some point. I figure my tastes have improved somewhat...
post #20329 of 44324
2010 DR in Dark Whiskey Calf. I couldn't be happier with the fit, it's exactly what I wanted. Anyone sitting on the fence, my advice; jump.

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post #20330 of 44324
Drew,

Although you have said the service is not going to be offered to individuals, just businesses - would you be willing to help out by advising certain producers in Japan? I have quite a weird body shape to shop for (Tall & very skinny) and have recently been thinking of just sourcing materials and finding someone to make clothes I want - but just for my own use.

I find your story quite inspiring and the idea of wearing clothes I designed myself, that fit perfectly, and are made to a high standard is obviously really cool. If it was to work out well I would deffinatly consider trying to sell in the future, but I'm a student at the minute and if I couldn't give the idea my 100% attention I wouldn't feel right selling things.

Would you be willing to help out finding producers? For example at the minute I'm looking for some sunglasses, but none seem to fit right - and I know you had a producer in mind for the TOJ sunglasses that never came to light.... shog[1].gif
post #20331 of 44324
Thread Starter 
dude, doesn't work out that way. You have to make tens, if not hundreds of the same item at a factory, there is no such thing as a bespoke sunglass maker or factories who take on work to clothe individuals. It'd work if you were filthy rich and wiling to buy like 5-10 pieces at the 100 piece rate, but other than that, no.
post #20332 of 44324
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It's also potentially really high return, and in a worse case scenario, it's still fairly low risk. One would have to have some bad ideas to lose money on it, and I'd probably stop you at the design point in the process before that ever happened.

Would you be interested in taking a look at some designs later at some point and offering your opinion on whether or not there's any potential?
post #20333 of 44324
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yeah I'd be cool with that, i will be honest if I see any viability. It depends on how you plan to sell and stuff too, but give me info beyond the designs so I can tell you if i think it will work or not. Just iphone pics work fine.
post #20334 of 44324
Nice, I'll get back to you when/if there's something worth showing.

Didn't see this one coming, really cool stuff. Hopefully some interesting things will come out of this.
post #20335 of 44324
If it were 15 or so years from now and I already had a seven figure salary I would jump on that, but sadly I don't so maybe I'll just order a bomber or something.

You had to do this dramatic farewell bullshit when I have massive demands on cashflow and also wanted to buy Kunk's Yigal shearling, didn't you.
post #20336 of 44324
If ordering a leather jacket, are they still completely customizable (size-wise) or are sleeve, front, and back length the only adjustable factors?
post #20337 of 44324
Everything; measure your body according to the guide on the website and email them with measurements. They will adjust the jacket accordingly.
post #20338 of 44324
*unless you mean the baseball or TOJ0 (?)
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*unless you mean the baseball or TOJ0 (?)

Charly will just fit it to your hard points and adjust the length to suit.
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