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post #106 of 274

For shoes, maybe some lesser known brands?

jfitzpatrick

barbanera

cobbler union

caulaincourt

 

Maybe offer a pair of dress boots and shoes?

post #107 of 274
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I'm interested in dress socks too.
+1 Good quality, over the calf, wool blend socks (say 80/20 wool/nylon) are harder to find than you'd think outside of the staple black, navy, gray, and brown. And not in "fun" patterns - polka dots and like - those are already out there.

I'd love some in argyle that aren't winter thick, some in slightly alternate colors (light gray, light brown), some with some texture/alternate details that are still CBD (like pindots, etc.) These use to float around on B&S and Ebay quite a lot back in the day, but these days seem to have disappeared. Heck, I'm baby'ing my last two pair of Pantherella in a fantastic lightly heathered grey that are the cat's pajamas with either navy or gray trousers but just don't seem to exist on the market any longer. I'd buy a box of them if I could.

The big guys like Bresciani, Pantherella, Falke, and Marcoliani are candidates, but I don't know of any smaller makers.

Seriously, the menswear community is getting better about their shoes, they'd love some better sock options to go with them. And once they get some good ones, they'll be back.
post #108 of 274
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A decent white/cream buck. Would love a buck in Allen Edmonds price range, ~$250-350. This does not seem to exist right now. You have Bass at sub-$100 then Alden at $525.

Not sure who makes these so not sure if it falls under your definition of decent and they are actually under your price range even at MSRP:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Classic-Bucks/MH00338,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00338_Color=BLU2&contentpos=21&cgid=0522
post #109 of 274
Thread Starter 

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!

post #110 of 274
Yeah, Alden would be great, but I doubt it would ever happen.
post #111 of 274
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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post

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:


Keep the ideas coming!

Why was the cotton-silk chosen as the material for the second Panta run? It does not seem to be nearly as favored as the first run was. It's kind of a weird pick. I've never even seen a cotton-silk tie and generally wouldn't buy ribbed fabric. I would love something with similar patterns, colors, and constructions to the first run in a heavier silk. As soon as possible!
post #112 of 274
Why not do cotton silk? There's no drawback, you can always do a normal wool later too, they aren't mutually exclusive
post #113 of 274
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Why was the cotton-silk chosen as the material for the second Panta run? 

 

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. 

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Why not do cotton silk? There's no drawback, you can always do a normal wool later too, they aren't mutually exclusive

 

Exactly :)

post #114 of 274
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Originally Posted by xizenta View Post

Why was the cotton-silk chosen as the material for the second Panta run? It does not seem to be nearly as favored as the first run was. It's kind of a weird pick. I've never even seen a cotton-silk tie and generally wouldn't buy ribbed fabric. I would love something with similar patterns, colors, and constructions to the first run in a heavier silk. As soon as possible!

Cotton silk and wool silk used to be extremely common and extremely popular among what we would now call the trad set, and would often be referred to as poplin. This, of course, is an entirely different texture. But the vintage poplin wool and cotton silk blends have a superb hand and, sadly, are exceedingly rare today. Hober does one, but it's nothing compared to the period ones you occasionally come across from Brooks Brothers and J Press.
post #115 of 274
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

I like where this thread is going.
Kent wang squares and ties and shoes
Panta trousers
Meermin Vass Alden and carmina shoes
Vanda ties (we need stripes up in here)
RING JACKET
Pantherella
An attaché, shave kit or small travel bag or something
Filson
Hamilton watches

DRAKES especially their wool silk squares and non silk rolled ties.


If you want mho, your goal here is to either: ease logistics of complicated sales (a la meermin, ring jacket, custom orders or limited/ expired runs) IR -- and this is the BIG BIG BIG draw for me, bring pricing on new items down close to the secondary market (so long as the vendor -- whom of course we want to see succeed and make more stuff -- can thrive on that). Budget constraints price me out much above that, and possibly even if. But that's your best chance of the vendor expanding market share to the cheap bastards like me out there who I assume are your target demographic.

I'm 100% with you on stripes. It's nearly impossible to find great quality repp striped ties at 60" long. Finding the equivalent in other patterns is a piece of cake.
post #116 of 274
Jumped on the white Superga sneakers 👍
post #117 of 274
Would be good to see some rollerball and ballpoint options as well as fountain pens. Could lead to more sales as people buy a set, too smile.gif
post #118 of 274
Thread Starter 

Hey all, 

 

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

 

post #119 of 274
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Originally Posted by xizenta View Post

Why was the cotton-silk chosen as the material for the second Panta run? It does not seem to be nearly as favored as the first run was. It's kind of a weird pick. I've never even seen a cotton-silk tie and generally wouldn't buy ribbed fabric. I would love something with similar patterns, colors, and constructions to the first run in a heavier silk. As soon as possible!

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Cotton silk and wool silk used to be extremely common and extremely popular among what we would now call the trad set, and would often be referred to as poplin. This, of course, is an entirely different texture. But the vintage poplin wool and cotton silk blends have a superb hand and, sadly, are exceedingly rare today. Hober does one, but it's nothing compared to the period ones you occasionally come across from Brooks Brothers and J Press.

^ This.

I have a handful of cotton-silk neckties and bow ties that I've gotten from a local store and eBay over the years and wish I had more. They have a great texture to them that lets them fit in perfectly with heavy flannels and tweeds in the fall and winter as well as with lighter hopsack, linen, madras, tropical wool, and cotton in the spring and summer. They hold up much better over the long run compared to 100% cotton ties, and, most importantly for me, don't look out of place with a OCBD shirt like some 100% silk ties do.

Of course, I definitely steer towards the more trad style of things so YMMV.
post #120 of 274
I know the idea is to present a category and then suggest brand options within that category, but... how about Maison Kitsuné oxford, tricolor or otherwise?
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