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New Armoury Store in Tribeca

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Grammaton Cleric, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Yes, big win for the Armoury and not so much for my wallet.
     
  2. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    What are your store hours?
     
  3. Svenn

    Svenn Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who's a little puzzled how they can afford these lavish locations? I don't have anything against them, but I dropped by their HK shop once and it just seemed like a few kids hanging around socializing, and a very limited stock.
     
  4. acidboy

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    they've been at this for quite some time, and the owners are pretty smart guys with a good background in business and the industry they chose to be in, plus their HK location might seem that way when you visit but afaik they serve a pretty huge market that goes beyond hong kong... I think they have enough coin to pay the rent :)
     
  5. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    There's that word 'artisanal' again. Never heard or read it in my life outside of menswear retailers' blurbs.

    Ambrosi making an appearance? Isn't that the bloke who ripped off Foo for ten grand's worth of strides? I hope they have bulletproof glass!:foo: + :fence::nest::stirpot::slapfight::deadhorse:
     
  6. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    They're backed by the Li & Fung group - the same guys who just bought out Kilgour, Hardy Amies, Gieves, etc.
     
  7. jrd617

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    He still has NYC customers? After the :foo::foo::foo::foo: incident?
     
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  8. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Well-Known Member

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    What I found absolutely hilarious / absurd was that in the last Ambrosi thread, despite the pages upon pages of complaints, there were several posters still inquiring about Ambrosi's contact details, and implicitly blaming problems on overly exacting SF'ers.

    You know what they say about suckers and minutes.
     
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  9. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    What's even more amazing to me is that there really is nothing all that magical about his product (certainly not worthy of the sometimes absurd commentary found on this forum).

    Fwiw, I think Mina Adamo makes a better pair of trousers.
     
  10. Jamesgatz

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    I heard that Hermes has been in trouble since :foo:'s green wallet debacle.
     
  11. JeffArmoury

    JeffArmoury Well-Known Member

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    Hey poorsod, store hours will be Mon - Sat, 11-8. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to us at nyc@thearmoury.com.
     
  12. acidboy

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    you haven't encountered a coffee snob your whole life? :)
     
  13. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    No never. I didn't know they existed but I suppose you can get silly about anything - cars, guitars, watches, wine, cigars, coffee, thousand dollar trousers.

    (I've never drank coffee and I've never been to Starbuck's!)
     
  14. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I think the Armoury is mainly targeting big timers for whom money is nothing more than a number. People who live in places like the new 432 Park building. It's difficult to make money from smaller timers like me who are worried about getting the best value for their money and have to actually think before making a purchase.

    I've seen Chinese and Russian businessmen go shopping and they drop hundreds of thousands of dollars like it's loose change. It goes something like this:

    Oh, I like these Gaziano & Girling shoes. I'd like to go bespoke and I'll take just 8 pairs for now. I also want the Ring jackets in every color you carry and throw in some shirts, ties and belts too.

    These are the customers that the Armoury and every high end retailer wants and needs. Not customers who go, hmmm...should I buy this $700 pair of shoes? Let me think...let me save up and treat myself during Christmas...uh oh...I have to return these shoes. My wife is getting on my case.

     
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  15. GusW

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    I'll be interested to see if the Armoury carries jackets and suits that are a bit taller and fuller for the classic American build. Perhps Longs that are equal to a US regular in length?
     
  16. conradwu

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    Stopped by on Saturday and was delighted to see the ArmouryNYC crew and Mark. Was pretty packed so didn't get a chance to try some things on. Definitely saw a lot of 50+ sizes (jacket/suits). Many casual pieces such as Gimeno Tebas and Ring Jacket knits. Prices were fairly reasonable, imo.
     
  17. JeffArmoury

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    Hey Conrad,

    Our apologies if you weren't able to try on everything that you would have liked to. If you find yourself downtown soon stop by and we'll make sure to set some time aside for you.

    Jeff
     
  18. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    why so bitter?
     
  19. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Well-Known Member

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    Who says I'm bitter? I'm just pointing out that a lot of people on Styleforum have an inflated sense of self importance. Attempting to predict the success of a high end retailer based on whether you yourself would buy their goods. Well guess what? High end stores don't care about you unless you're one of their VIP and news flash, buying a few pairs of shoes, some suits and shirts don't make you a VIP! Especially when there are many people who buy 100 times this amount. :lol:

     
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    Long before I heard it in menswear, joining or superseding the terms "custom" and "bespoke", it usually referred to comestibles like cheese or rustic apparel
    items made by crafts people and sold at arts or craft fairs. In other words, not refined.
     
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