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post #106 of 318
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Originally Posted by s3lam View Post
Just an FYI. Unis Chinos at Nomad are 20% off plus an additional 20% off. I'm no mathematician but that comes out to 36% off.
Nice. For those of us in the US, that would come to about 12% off US retail after adding in shipping
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Originally Posted by karmaguy View Post
Link to site?
Search "nomad shop" on Google and it should pop right up. I believe that's only in store though as the site does not have the chinos discounted.
post #107 of 318
http://store.nomadshop.net/collections/bottoms Not sure why they are not discounted on the site. I just picked up a pair in marine on the weekend. Sizing are going quick!
post #108 of 318
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Originally Posted by tonio028 View Post
Nice. For those of us in the US, that would come to about 12% off US retail after adding in shipping

shipping is $40, FUCK THAT.

Why is life so cruel?
post #109 of 318
saw this article on unis' felix shirts, scrolled down and found an interesting comment by eunice lee on why her stuff costs more..
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Dear Jason,

Unis is a very small company. I have one store in NYC and we wholesale to about 25 specialty boutiques in the US and Canada. I looked on Bill’s Khakis website and they are sold in over 500 stores the US. I think you can try to number crunch and imagine the economy of scale. I may have heard some where that Bill’s own their factory as well( not 100% sure)….which will most definitely reduce the price of cut and sew on the pants. I totally admire Bill’s Khaksi! No criticism from me…

Manufacturing in the USA will cost more. Our minimum wage here is one of the highest in the world. On top of that there are VERY few factories left here, which means, I have fewer choices. Even if I made 5,000 pairs, the cost is the cost…there isn’t a huge discount for that amount of work. I actually recently started to move my production out to LA because it’s more affordable to manufacture ( and that’s mainly because the overhead costs are much cheaper than NYC).

YOU, the consumer has chosen. You have chosen to buy cheaper, and companies have listened! They moved their production off shore. When you have so little manufacturing left in the USA, there are fewer factories who you can actually negotiate prices with.

What do you think the landed cost of a pair of $60 chinos are????
Most likely it’s landed for less than $13 a pair…into the USA. That is TOTAL cost! Fabric, trim, wash, dye, cut & sew… ALL of it. Wow.

I’m going to explain to you more in detail why my Gio chino is the price it is. The fabric is a beautiful double weave cotton twill made in Italy. I use a very good quality corozo button(not plastic), the inside construction of the Gio chino is constructed just like a tailored pant with a full waist curtain. Cotton prices have gone through the roof. No one can lock down a price anymore. It’s been crazy. The cost of shipping( gas prices)…all affects the final retail price.

On top of that…I have a very small dedicated staff, overhead and just the general cost of running a small business also adds to why my chinos cost $228.

FInally, my Gio chino has gotten so much press because it’s the best fitting fashion chino out there. The guys buy the dressy unwashed version ( for more money) as well as the garment dyed slightly rumpled version. They both make your ass look great!

You may want to watch the documentary “Schmatta”. It’s a very interesting history on the garment industry.

Best

Eunice
post #110 of 318
here's her next poast
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Hey Jason,

I really appreciate just the fact that you have commented and have raised your frustration. You’ve asked what makes this $228 chino more special than say a J.CREW chino. It totally makes!

I wish more consumers would ask more questions. I think it’s really important for consumers to just be more aware of why things cost what they do.

To be honest, manufacturing here in the USA is a HUGE pain in my ass. It would probably be easier to produce in China( in some ways). One thing is for sure…it would be cheaper for the same level of quality. Things aren’t made with better quality in the USA anymore because all the amazing great manufacturers are all CLOSED. Right now, I’m stuck with prices that are just as expensive or more expensive than making it in Italy.

Our current predicament was made by consumers and companies wayyyy before you and I were probably born. On top of that, the government seriously does not give any incentives to manufacture here in the US. ZERO. NADA.

I totally understand if you can’t afford a certain price point. Most of America can’t afford my price point. There has to be large companies who can make clothing within everyone’s budget! I WISH I COULD! Hey, I’m a guilty consumer too! I don’t always buy from small local companies. But I think it’s about a balance…and I’m learning to ask the same kind of questions you are!

I want to encourage consumers to do their best to help grow local manufacturing as much as possible. It’s a huge concern because we depend on countries like China and India. What’s happening now is that because of their gigantic growing middle class..they don’t really need our business anymore. We’ve shot ourselves in the foot. I hope Washington reads this!

Please email us directly. I want to gift you a pair of chinos!

Thank you for being involved in this dialogue!

Best,

Eunice
post #111 of 318
"To be honest, manufacturing here in the USA is a HUGE pain in my ass. It would probably be easier to produce in China( in some ways). One thing is for sure…it would be cheaper for the same level of quality. "

So for all those people going on about how UNIS is better quality...
post #112 of 318
Eunice is an incredibly kind person, I got the chance to meet her a few years back. I could really tell she wasn't just in it for the money.
post #113 of 318
Does anyone have experience with this season's Felix shirts? How is the construction and fit?
post #114 of 318
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

"To be honest, manufacturing here in the USA is a HUGE pain in my ass. It would probably be easier to produce in China( in some ways). One thing is for sure…it would be cheaper for the same level of quality. "

So for all those people going on about how UNIS is better quality...

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post #115 of 318
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

here's her next poast
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To be honest, manufacturing here in the USA is a HUGE pain in my ass.

Pause.

She has a nice ass.
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Edited by oldSFer - 7/20/11 at 10:42am
post #116 of 318
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Originally Posted by oldSFer View Post


Pause.

She has a nice ass.
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would hit it. and then ask for some free gios.
post #117 of 318
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Originally Posted by mr.orange View Post


would hit it. and then ask for some free gios.

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post #118 of 318
^ girlhigh5.gif

She has a nice rack too (for a Korean girl). I'd motorboat that wearing my gios. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #119 of 318
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

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Originally Posted by mr.orange View Post


would hit it. and then ask for some free gios.

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^ girlhigh5.gif

She has a nice rack too (for a Korean girl). I'd motorboat that wearing my gios. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I would be dressed in head to toe UNIS and hit it day and night.
post #120 of 318
I stopped by on Saturday. There's still a handful of Felix shirts left - a few in each size. They're on sale at around $130 (bout a hundred bucks off), I copped one. Gios are full price, but they have pretty much every size.

They also had canvas CPs for 30% off - I think they were around $240.

also dude behind the counter looked like Bam Margera
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