Originally Posted by jmaudi0 @Mauro
, what is the timeline for the henley preorder? Approximately when will they ship?
Shrinkage testing and pattern adjustments have started. I would think around a month. I am trying to push them. It's a new fabric. The fabric I wanted was sold out. Now, I have to use a more expensive fabric ( organic cotton) which I will eat the difference. I am letting you know that's why we are doing all the test over. Better safe than sorry.
When I get back from Wisconsin, I am going to visit my shirt maker in Ohio. She called me and informed me I have around 700 yards of different fabrics still there. This means I will make more shirts using that factory. The shirts for the most part will be $75.00 before rewards membership prices. This way I can use up the fabric. I have wool fabric that was $32.00 per yard. The faster I sell those shirts the faster I can focus on my " cut to order" program.
I will take pictures of the fabric and put a dime or quarter next to them so you get an idea of the print, for prints. Monkey arms will be an option. Everything will be first come first serve.
If you aren't a rewards member this run of shirts will make it worth while by itself.
Rewards members you will notice a price increase going forward. This is because shipping is now through the roof. The last batch of shirts and the sweat shirt cost me $12.00 per garment. It's down right rape if you ask me but there's nothing I can do. "Jacket Sleeves" will also be used going forward. This procedure will most certainly separate me from ALL the other shirt makers.
As far as I know only a handful of shirt makers still do this and no one in the U.S. does it at all ( I am sure there a few mom and pop bespoke shirt makers that still offer the service but I am pretty sure thier shirts start at $300.00 and go up from there.)
I have a shit load of Toni pants and Blazers. If you need a really nice wool / cotton knit these are no brainers.
Next week is my Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale. It's more of a flash sale than anything. Again, I just want to deplete want stock I have so that I can solely focus on " cut to order.