For shoes, maybe some lesser known brands?
Maybe offer a pair of dress boots and shoes?
Wow - tons of great ideas in here, guys. Keep it up. I can't address all of these at the moment, but I can give a bit of info on some:
-Epaulet: working on something cool. I'll keep you posted.
-Kent Wang: more coming soon. Haven't discussed pocket squares specifically but seems feasible.
-Ring Jacket: I've been chatting with Nick Ragosta about this. I think it's feasible in the long run, but right now the brand is still getting set up in the US so they're cautious to try anything like this quite yet. That said, the more interest there is in the community, the better!
-Tissot, Hamilton: these are on our radar. We've done a couple small drops of each but hoping to do more.
-Vanda: I was in touch with Gerald a while ago...looks like it's time to reach out again!
-Carmina: I've chatted with them, and they're pretty nervous about ecommerce (without a t brick and mortar store), especially with their whole recent price restructuring. That said, I don't think it's impossible. I'll keep at it.
-Similar with Meermin, they're hard to get an answer out of.
-Panta: something exciting coming soon.
-Kamakura: so far they haven't been receptive, but I'll keep on them.
-Simple dress socks: I've been working on this, but the main brands here have been surprisingly difficult. That said, I think we'll be bringing on a new brand soon.
Drake's: I've been talking with Juan about maybe doing some sort of deadstock MTO. It's just a possibility at this point, but they were impressed with the success of the Panta project we did.
-Sid Mashburn: I saw your poll MLL, thanks :). Will look in to it!
On that note - or all of these ideas, I'd encourage all of you to create a poll on Massdrop - it can help if I have that to show to a vendor when trying to bring them on. I know the poll part of the site is a bit janky at the moment, but we'll be improving it soon.
Keep the ideas coming!
The decision basically came down to availability (which isn't to say that it's not a great fabric - it is). The silk we did for the first run was currently not available to us, but this one was. Rather than wait around, we decided to run this one, given its seasonal appropriate-ness. I'm confident that we'll offer more options in the future.
Just a heads up that we're launching our second Massdrop x Styleforum collab today - we're partnering with Epaulet to offer their awesome Sport Trainer in the classic white/grey combo as well as one new colorway. You can check it out here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/519095/epaulet-x-styleforum-x-massdrop-sport-trainer-gmto-official-collaboration