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post #811 of 948
Did everyone see the announcement from Isaora that from now on they are only selling direct to the consumer? Here's the email I got:

"Things are changing. Fast. And when big changes start happening you either speed ahead or get left behind. At ISAORA, we’re moving forward. That’s why as of today, the same products you’ve found at so many of the best stores around the world over the last four years will now be available exclusively at ISAORA.COM. From now on it’s just you and us. That’s it. No third-party stores, no selective merchandising. Just our uncompromising vision for clothing made for people who appreciate that trifecta of performance, design, and quality – which we will now be able to deliver for less… markedly less. A win/win in our books.

In moving all our operations online, we are presenting ISAORA in its purest form. So much is lost when we rely on others to sell our product. The vision gets altered, the story half told, prices inflate. With products like ours – made with our dedication to finding the best fabrication, latest innovations, and state-of-the-art construction – our jackets aren’t simply jackets, our pants not merely pants. ISAORA is more, because we expect more. And the best way to communicate that is directly to you, with no one messing with the message in between.

Don’t forget this relationship is a two-way street. Like never before, you – the person wearing these clothes, living these lives – will have wider access to us, an open dialogue. We crave customer contact. We want to know what you like and what we could do better. We want to work with materials and technologies that you are excited about. We want to deliver the best product that works for your life and costs less than it ever has. By selling online, we can do that now. Better than ever before.

This is the new ISAORA.

Let’s get started.

Marc & Ricky"
post #812 of 948
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Did everyone see the announcement from Isaora that from now on they are only selling direct to the consumer? Here's the email I got:

"Things are changing. Fast. And when big changes start happening you either speed ahead or get left behind. At ISAORA, we’re moving forward. That’s why as of today, the same products you’ve found at so many of the best stores around the world over the last four years will now be available exclusively at ISAORA.COM. From now on it’s just you and us. That’s it. No third-party stores, no selective merchandising. Just our uncompromising vision for clothing made for people who appreciate that trifecta of performance, design, and quality – which we will now be able to deliver for less… markedly less. A win/win in our books.

In moving all our operations online, we are presenting ISAORA in its purest form. So much is lost when we rely on others to sell our product. The vision gets altered, the story half told, prices inflate. With products like ours – made with our dedication to finding the best fabrication, latest innovations, and state-of-the-art construction – our jackets aren’t simply jackets, our pants not merely pants. ISAORA is more, because we expect more. And the best way to communicate that is directly to you, with no one messing with the message in between.

Don’t forget this relationship is a two-way street. Like never before, you – the person wearing these clothes, living these lives – will have wider access to us, an open dialogue. We crave customer contact. We want to know what you like and what we could do better. We want to work with materials and technologies that you are excited about. We want to deliver the best product that works for your life and costs less than it ever has. By selling online, we can do that now. Better than ever before.

This is the new ISAORA.

Let’s get started.

Marc & Ricky"

 

Yeah if you read back like less than 10 posts it was mentioned. 

I'm thinking the drop in price is good but I'm guessing it also means there will rarely be sales, and if there are it will be no more than 10% off.

post #813 of 948

Finisterre mid season sale.

post #814 of 948
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Originally Posted by uninkco View Post

^I've worn the Isaora pants and shell jacket this entire season to snowboard (about 7 trips) and it is still in excellent shape so far.

 

thanks!

post #815 of 948

Isaora

 

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post #816 of 948
I own quite a few pieces from isaora. honestly they're my favorite brand. I totally would do head to toe, exclusive, wardrobe full of isaora, sorta like what Regis does with margiela. most of the QC issues stemmed off of their micro drop sweatpants, which out of all the pieces I own from them, are the only pieces that I can notice just a tiny bit of shoddiness with.

isaora canvas lamb skin waterproof jacket with isaora "street" pants
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post #817 of 948
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

 

Yeah if you read back like less than 10 posts it was mentioned. 

I'm thinking the drop in price is good but I'm guessing it also means there will rarely be sales, and if there are it will be no more than 10% off.


Well, AW 13-14 is half off right now.

 

I'd guess that seasonal clearouts will be their standard practice. Nobody is going to pay full retail for last year's gear. 

post #818 of 948
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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post
 


Well, AW 13-14 is half off right now.

 

I'd guess that seasonal clearouts will be their standard practice. Nobody is going to pay full retail for last year's gear. 

Yeah, I get that. But if you look at msrp for their new stuff (the first season of their on-line only business) as compared to msrp for last season there's a pretty big difference. So, I think (again, just they way it seems to me) that the overall drop in msrp means they won't be offering big seasonal discounts a la outlier since they now have total control over product placement, availability and price.

post #819 of 948
I'd wear all isaora but their sizing is all over the place. Online they are extremely good with returns and are quick, buts its just a matter of laziness for me
post #820 of 948
The online-exclusive move must be due to finances. While the menswear market is growing, I can't imagine that high end technical clothing is leading the growth. The lower price point will attract a larger market and they can always move back into retail stores or add higher-end collections.

I only have one piece from them - the bomber, and couldn't believe the sizing. I am 5'10, 155lbs and needed an XS in the past season's bomber.
post #821 of 948

See, I've been looking at their bomber for a while now and can't decide whether to pull the trigger based on sizing.

post #822 of 948

Are you guys talking about this one?

 

http://www.isaora.com/collections/bomber-jackets/products/bomber-jacket

 

Somebody in here said they picked it up (ColdSnap I think) but then returned it due to the sizing. I remember from the picture it looked like a good fit though. All the stuff I have from them (only 3 pieces) I basically sized down 1 and they all work well.

post #823 of 948
^Ya, that's the one. They had it on sale at pop up flea in NYC a few months ago and I tried on a medium which is usually my standard size but had to size down to a small. I bought it but wasn't satisfied with the fit after a few more times wearing it around the house so I exchanged it for an XS just for shits -- assuming that it would be too small and I'd have to resort to returning for a refund. But the XS fits very well. This is my first XS in anything.
post #824 of 948
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Originally Posted by 4frnt View Post

^Ya, that's the one. They had it on sale at pop up flea in NYC a few months ago and I tried on a medium which is usually my standard size but had to size down to a small. I bought it but wasn't satisfied with the fit after a few more times wearing it around the house so I exchanged it for an XS just for shits -- assuming that it would be too small and I'd have to resort to returning for a refund. But the XS fits very well. This is my first XS in anything.

 

Ha that's crazy. I'm generally XL, occasionally an L. But in Isaora I'm in L in everything except for the tech knit micro drops that are an XL. I could've easily gone with an L in those but couldn't be bothered returning them and the XL wasn't unwearable. You've got me wondering now whether I should try a medium next time.

I'm really looking at that leather yoke bomber.

post #825 of 948
I would have kept the small but the sleeves were too long.
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