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post #5191 of 13963
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Man it's crazy how expensive shit has gotten. I was looking at new arrivals on porter and a 50% acrylic jcrew (lulz) sweater is $160, a poly blend polo sweatshirt is $100, neighborhood henley $170. Not to mention shit like slp backpacks for $900, tom ford wool (not cashmere) sweaters over $2k now etc. Yes I know about inflation fok and cost of raw materials and such bullshit excuses but the increases far outpace things like that. There's hardly much value in most nice clothing these days, I feel bad for the dus getting into the game at this point. I don't really need anything but I occasionally look and it's nice to see suspension point and nmwa selling brands that offer solid value. This has become a big deal for me when I consider something, I scoff at so called luxury items with unjustified prices. Who the fuck is buying this shit and more importantly who's sustaining this climbing ceiling? I'm sure they're padding prices to offset the massive sales that have become the norm as well.

agree. more demand these days so those brands don't need to provide the same value they use to do make the same profits.
post #5192 of 13963
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I was about to ask, if anyone actually buys stuff from porter at retail.

Yes, absolutely. There's a bunch of ultra wealthy, celebs, etc who will buy without blinking. There was a profile a while back in Vogue or whatever and a bunch of the celebs interviewed all listed MrP as their favorite shopping site. Good PR, too.

It's an interesting idea : How do you market to both the top 1% and the guy eating ramen to save for SLP? The latter helps you move inventory at sales time, but it's the former that sustains your business.
post #5193 of 13963
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

Around $100. I have one and it is certainly nice, but it was a gift and probably not something I would buy for myself. Definitely not "drapey", much more boxy American repro.

I have 9, I won't buy anything else. They are the perfect tee for me!
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Hopefully some people enjoyed reading my last few blog posts... here's a new one on my Traveling Jacket from Soloist FW10. @ everyone who PM'ed me with thoughts and suggestions -- thanks, I really appreciate it!
Edited by VitaTimH - 11/28/15 at 6:48pm
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late to the tee shirt convo but Bread&Boxers make a decent tighter neck crew tee with a slightly longer fit and you can get them for about $15 on sale

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who makes some slim high-waisted pants?

post #5198 of 13963
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Hopefully some people enjoyed reading my last few blog posts... here's a new one on my Traveling Jacket from Soloist FW10. @ everyone who PM'ed me with thoughts and suggestions -- thanks, I really appreciate it!

 

Nice. Like your write up and photography for this one.

 

One pedantic thing is bugging me though...

 

Isn't this is the traveling jacket from that season?

 

 

and there was a matching traveling vest (which I think diniro has? and traveling pants in the same fabric).

 

you can see it called that in an old blog post here:

http://www.silver-and-gold.com/posts/tags/takahiromiyashita-the-soloist/page/2/  (and one for sale: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/ec-union3/ne150710-161/)

 

Your jacket is called the 'layered easy jacket' I believe.

post #5199 of 13963
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Originally Posted by msg View Post

Yes, absolutely. There's a bunch of ultra wealthy, celebs, etc who will buy without blinking. There was a profile a while back in Vogue or whatever and a bunch of the celebs interviewed all listed MrP as their favorite shopping site. Good PR, too.

It's an interesting idea : How do you market to both the top 1% and the guy eating ramen to save for SLP? The latter helps you move inventory at sales time, but it's the former that sustains your business.

NaP have a dedicated team of personal shoppers to cater to VIP clients(based on their spend).

This is still very true: https://econsultancy.com/blog/11171-how-to-identify-and-retain-your-most-valuable-customers/
post #5200 of 13963
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Originally Posted by Lorcan7 View Post

Nice. Like your write up and photography for this one.

One pedantic thing is bugging me though...

Isn't this is the traveling jacket from that season?




and there was a matching traveling vest (which I think diniro has? and traveling pants in the same fabric).

you can see it called that in an old blog post here:
http://www.silver-and-gold.com/posts/tags/takahiromiyashita-the-soloist/page/2/  (and one for sale: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/ec-union3/ne150710-161/)

Your jacket is called the 'layered easy jacket' I believe.

Good catch, I just did some digging and you may actually be right! The auction I bought this from ~3 years ago referred to it as a traveling jacket and I guess I just assumed it was correct. So the "easy" pieces are the wool ones, and the "traveling" ones are the cotton ones, with both featuring snap closures. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post


NaP have a dedicated team of personal shoppers to cater to VIP clients(based on their spend).

This is still very true: https://econsultancy.com/blog/11171-how-to-identify-and-retain-your-most-valuable-customers/

"These customers buy without any friction. They are hassle free, and do not burden the business with calls to the customer service team. They are not serial refund requesters. I’ve known firms that identify high maintenance, low profit (or worse, loss making) customers, and actually deliver increasingly poor levels of customer service, in the hope that they’ll go away. Watch out for pesky high maintenance, low value customers!"

 

Everyone I know has done this to some degree or another.  Any company I plan on buying from regularly, I make sure that my return rate is lower than 25%, and it's often 0%.  

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Originally Posted by msg View Post


Yes, absolutely. There's a bunch of ultra wealthy, celebs, etc who will buy without blinking. There was a profile a while back in Vogue or whatever and a bunch of the celebs interviewed all listed MrP as their favorite shopping site. Good PR, too.

It's an interesting idea : How do you market to both the top 1% and the guy eating ramen to save for SLP? The latter helps you move inventory at sales time, but it's the former that sustains your business.

Answer - you market to the top customers.  The sales shoppers are not really worth the time and effort.  They will come if and when the prices are low enough, period.  You can have shit service including sending you the wrong stuff, and they will still come (see Unionmade).

post #5203 of 13963
My problem is a bit like Jets, I find a lot of stuff grossly overpriced and knowing most stuff will sit and end up getting marked down, I can't get myself to pay full retail, without feeling like a complete idiot.

If i'm looking at something I often ask myself "do I like that $xxx?", if not I pass and when I see it on sale I ask myself the same thing.
post #5204 of 13963
I'm the same with nowadays. I rarely go into stores anymore either. I just stick with what I like. I like EG 19th century shirts. When I first started buying them they were around CAD $175. Nowadays you're paying CAD $350 for a blackwatch shirt. That's a 100% mark up in 4 years. The shirt is technically overpriced at $175 already.
post #5205 of 13963
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

My problem is a bit like Jets, I find a lot of stuff grossly overpriced and knowing most stuff will sit and end up getting marked down, I can't get myself to pay full retail, without feeling like a complete idiot.

If i'm looking at something I often ask myself "do I like that $xxx?", if not I pass and when I see it on sale I ask myself the same thing.

Good old catch 22. The more you (and others) do that, the more the whole supply chain will need to increase regular retail to account for the fact that more merchandise now sells at markdowns. And the more they'll do that, the more you'll be inclined to wait for markdowns.
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