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post #3466 of 7154
@NickPollica Antonio, I've been curious about the Eidos Hunting Jacket and would like to learn your thoughts on it. Since I've become aware of Eidos (basically since NMWA starting carrying Eidos), I've rarely seen the Hunting Jacket offered by any online retailer. Do you have an idea why that is? It seems to be a very popular style, at least from what I've been able to observe. NMWA sold out of the brown boiled wool version in a flash (and tons of posters on the NMWA thread have requested pre-orders for it), and the one Nordstrom is carrying was one of the first Eidos pieces they have that appear to sell out of many sizes online. Is this actually a popular product for you? If so, how come it is so rare? I'd love to see some in SS16 in hemp or linen.

BTW, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw my size in the Hunting Jacket come back into stock at Nordstrom and on sale. It was an instakop. In my defense regarding buying on sale, I think I would have seriously considered it at full price but it was quickly sold out of my size at the time and I had no chance to even consider.

Just received it today and it is marvelous. Some pics in crappy lighting:


post #3467 of 7154
The hunting jacket is a core piece of our collection - something that will always be there because I love the traditional Maremanna jacket and want a well fitting version of it to alway be available. The first iteration of it was offered in cotton/linen our very first season and carried exclusively at CHCM. As for its popularity, this season is the first season where consumers have really responded to it.

Regarding sales - everybody loves getting a good deal, particularly on something they love but was out of reach. My point was more to underscore the why more nuanced product like the tipo (long jacket for RTW with wider lapels than the rest of the market) get transitioned into other "easier" things.
post #3468 of 7154
Nice jacket and nice PAM
post #3469 of 7154
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post

The hunting jacket is a core piece of our collection - something that will always be there because I love the traditional Maremanna jacket and want a well fitting version of it to alway be available. The first iteration of it was offered in cotton/linen our very first season and carried exclusively at CHCM. As for its popularity, this season is the first season where consumers have really responded to it.

Regarding sales - everybody loves getting a good deal, particularly on something they love but was out of reach. My point was more to underscore the why more nuanced product like the tipo (long jacket for RTW with wider lapels than the rest of the market) get transitioned into other "easier" things.

Thanks for the reply Antonio. Good to know this jacket will always be in the collection. I look forward to some S/S versions in the future.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Nice jacket and nice PAM

Haha, thanks!
post #3470 of 7154
The whole sale discussion is interesting. I am willing to pay full price for some goods, i.e., the hunting jacket, field jacket, sport coats and suits in not-so-outlandish colors / patterns. However, a $200 henley is simply a novelty to me. I guess there are certain things that (a) I cannot justify unless it goes on sale and is provided at a reasonable price (well, reasonable for what I am willing to spend on a certain item), and (b) as a knowledgeable consumer, I have a good feeling that certain items simply will not sell at retail, so it behooves me to wait for the sale. For example, with respect to NMWA, there are certain goods, i.e., the navy hopsack, that I knew I couldn't sleep on, while there are other goods that, due to their novelty, I knew I could wait until sales to purchase.

Unfortunately, Eidos is not selling directly to the consumer. If Eidos was, they could set the price that they believe reflects a reasonable market value. However, we have a crazy system, with a crazy full retail - sales algorithm, where, to greater and lesser extents, the customer faces off against the retailer in a game of chicken.

TL;DR, I do not really think anyone or thing is to blame other than the 'system.'

A different note, as well. I think that as Eidos becomes a larger brand, you will obviously have greater leeway in setting the direction. So to a certain extent, every sale of a Balthazar brings you one step closer to fulfilling your own vision.
post #3471 of 7154
^^^

I'd actually love to see eidos never on sale and always the same price. But I'm sure Antonio can't control that.
post #3472 of 7154
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^^^

I'd actually love to see eidos never on sale and always the same price. But I'm sure Antonio can't control that.

Ditto. I think NMWA is the fairest of all the Eidos vendors, with the best selection. They constantly have the best prices, while also being one of the smaller outlets (thus, likely having lower margins).
post #3473 of 7154
Well its so strange when I look at Bloomies and one day suits are $600 and the next they are $100 off the original price. WTF kind of pricing is that.
post #3474 of 7154
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Well its so strange when I look at Bloomies and one day suits are $600 and the next they are $100 off the original price. WTF kind of pricing is that.
Agree. Sometimes the bloomies SA will call me and say hey, you can get this sportcoat for $35, want it? And you have to say yes, but you feel a little guilty.
post #3475 of 7154
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

They're short on me too. It's a big downside I choose to overlook bc of the fabric and collar as well
the dress shirt are the opposite, very long, at least on me, great shirt though, most ive payed for a shirt and worth every penny.
post #3476 of 7154
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

Agree. Sometimes the bloomies SA will call me and say hey, you can get this sportcoat for $35, want it? And you have to say yes, but you feel a little guilty.
lol , true that, living in Houston and not paying tax on bloomies does not help.
post #3477 of 7154
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post

My approach to Eidos is that our collection should reflect and satisfy our customers' needs. To me this means broadening our scope to create what we feel is a complete comprehensive wardrobe. Tailored clothing is an important piece of that, but it's not the central focus.

That's one aspect of the Eidos philosophy that I really appreciate, that you create tailoring which is part of a broader concept and aesthetic which is more casual and contemporary than traditional tailoring while still maintaining high quality. Very happy that your brand has finally reached Stockholm.
post #3478 of 7154
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Originally Posted by IJReilly View Post

That's one aspect of the Eidos philosophy that I really appreciate, that you create tailoring which is part of a broader concept and aesthetic which is more casual and contemporary than traditional tailoring while still maintaining high quality. Very happy that your brand has finally reached Stockholm.

Me too, will try to pick up a few lupos when Marcus gets them. Eagerly awaiting my suit order as well, and hopefully I can swing a SC and a coat for fall. 


Also a big fan of the Kimber x Eidos collab. 

Hiking sneakers and woven aperture sneakers.






The hiking sneakers kick ass and are damn comfortable, even when not coming from ski boots!




Have the olive and white aperture sneakers as well, but they are waiting for me at the office due to an exchange of sizes.
post #3479 of 7154
Those Kimber jodhpurs in smoke suede are sexy.

Has anyone seen photos of the new collection on the main Eidos site? I'm loving the pieces shown in the 2nd and 4th photos. Especially the 2nd.

Also, the photos are quite an inspiration for checking out Formentera; wish I had more time in Italy to see a few other places.
post #3480 of 7154
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

@NickPollica Antonio, I've been curious about the Eidos Hunting Jacket and would like to learn your thoughts on it. Since I've become aware of Eidos (basically since NMWA starting carrying Eidos), I've rarely seen the Hunting Jacket offered by any online retailer. Do you have an idea why that is? It seems to be a very popular style, at least from what I've been able to observe. NMWA sold out of the brown boiled wool version in a flash (and tons of posters on the NMWA thread have requested pre-orders for it), and the one Nordstrom is carrying was one of the first Eidos pieces they have that appear to sell out of many sizes online. Is this actually a popular product for you? If so, how come it is so rare? I'd love to see some in SS16 in hemp or linen.

BTW, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw my size in the Hunting Jacket come back into stock at Nordstrom and on sale. It was an instakop. In my defense regarding buying on sale, I think I would have seriously considered it at full price but it was quickly sold out of my size at the time and I had no chance to even consider.

Just received it today and it is marvelous. Some pics in crappy lighting:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Yes please. I wish more retailers offered this jacket.
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