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٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    The Begg ones? I'm definitely getting one of those too. I saw them at Pitti last January, they looked fantastic:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/334031/begg-and-co-at-pitti-uomo-83
     


  2. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    Boring question: how do you guys ship?

    I'm in Canada, where a couriered item never escapes the notice of customs, and one can expect to pay over 20% of the value of the package.

    However, registered items delivered via Royal Mail or USPS usually arrive unmolested.

    From where will you ship? Will you be flexible in your shipping methods? Should I steel myself for hefty duties and taxes?
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Good question. And USPS all the way.
     


  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    We're working on the shipping capabilities and system and I'm hoping we can be fully operational to ship overseas from the site checkout some time later this year. However, in the first months, we will only be shipping US domestic. After careful considerations of quality of service, shipping times and overall attention to customer service, we selected UPS as our carrier.

    While we are working on international shipping through the site, I will do my best to accommodate exceptions for SFers and see if I can arrange for intl shipments myself offline. More on that later, it's a bit early to say.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    u da mafuckin man son
     


  6. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    So...can I buy stuff and ask you to hold it until you can ship to me?

    In the worst case, I may ask you to ship to a friend who can then USPS it to me. He can also mark things down so I won't pay so much in duties. (Nobody would believe $1,000 sweaters anyway.) :)
     


  7. Eustace Tilley

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    Greg,

    Tell us more about the genesis behind this venture? How long did it take to set up, have you quit your IB job etc. etc.? It does look like your venture is much more 'professional' than many other SF-seeded ventures of past, and I'm curious to learn more about how it all originated
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I heard he just loved clothing so much he couldnt resist going into the business.

    And by I heard, I mean I just made that up.
     


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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Bigger than the Armoury?
     


  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes. Actually I can see three of the scarves we bought in your pictures up there. I love Begg scarves, not just the more expensive cashmere ones, the wool/angora ones also feel great.


    Yes. As I said, as we're working through implementing international shipping, I'll do my best to work with SFers to ship some orders abroad. Using a proxy/friend is also a good option, as are services like Bongo or Bundlebox in the interim.


    IS isn't far from the mark :)

    The answer could be very long but let's just say that I have been contemplating this idea for a while and a confluence of events led me to explore further (plan it out) and eventually just jump in.

    Despite living in NYC, my busy life led me to shop a lot online actually. And while I think there are a lot of great menswear stores online for more casual stuff, sportswear or streetwear - some actually really inspirational - I always thought that the online offering for great classic menswear products was pretty poor. I had dreamed of a shop where great products from all over would be available in the US, easy to order, easy to return or exchange if any issues.

    I also wanted to start from a blank page, only pick things I like and felt where honest products, only work with people I wanted to work with. I want to avoid inflation of brands (I'm not pointing the finger but if there's 250 brands when you click on "Designers", there isn't much of a point of view left...) and I also have no interest in only catering to a small group of very wealthy people - so the result is No Man Walks Alone, a place where we'll offer enough interesting products from a variety of makers to keep things interesting; but not so much that it feels like stepping into an online department store.

    I have been working on the project since Thanksgiving and full time since New Year. Some great and talented people joined the team since then.

    It will obviously evolve a lot over time and I hope you guys and our customers will help make it evolve : tell us what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong, suggest some ideas, some makers you'd want to see us carry, help us pick styles or fabrics from time to time... I have high ambitions for the store - not to make it the bigger menswear site out there, it isn't about size, but to try and make it one of the very best.
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Bravo, G. Im glad you took the leap. I think we will all benefit from it. And I had a feeling I was not far from the truth.

    :)
     


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    Signed up, looking forward to the launch. Bravi, guys [​IMG]
     


  13. Eustace Tilley

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    Thanks for the note. Your initial portfolio looks very promising.
     


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    Bravo, it's great you can follow through given your daily work
     


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    this thread needs more PRON!
     


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