For those that don't know me, my name is Ian and I've been bumming around on Styleforum for about 4 years now. This forum has been an incredible source of not only knowledge but friendships as well, and I'm excited to work more closely with the community that helped me through countless decisions regarding clothing, careers, and so much more.
I'm here in this thread because I run the Men's Style community at Massdrop, a community-curated e-commerce platform for product enthusiasts. We've worked with tons of men's apparel and accessory brands, many of which are names very familiar to those on the forum.
The idea of Massdrop grew out of something that most forumites will be familiar with - group buys. The idea is simple - a handful of hobbyists with a shared passion all want the same thing, and by working together they can get something special at a better price ("if we get six commits, they'll waive the MTO fee on these shoes!"). Of course, anyone who's organized such a thing on a forum knows how complicated and messy it can get. We wanted to take that concept, clean it up, and make it into a professional business model. We want to help you all get the products you love at great prices by leveraging your buying power as a group. Moreover, we want to preserve the sense of community that exists here by having in-depth conversations about products in the same place they can be purchased.
Over the summer I started talking with Fok about how we could work together, since I think that the Massdrop platform could be a useful tool for Styleforum. Our first project was a group buy for made-to-order ties by Panta, and the drop was hugely successful (we sold 350 ties before we had to stop collecting orders in fear of running out of fabric!). For those that got in on it, the ties are in our warehouse right now and will ship to you asap :)
I wanted to start this thread not only to alert you of products that may be of interest to Styleforum, but also to get your ideas on future projects we could put together. I look forward to seeing what you folks come up with! Happy to answer any general questions as well.
Ian and the Massdrop team