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

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

  1. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Distinguished Member

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    More casual look, yes, alternative color and texture to jeans
     


  2. n2pua

    n2pua Senior Member

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    Even if this only meant GMTO, if there was anyone I trust to find us a $1,000-1,700k tailored option, in a fit with fabrics we'd only find here ....... it's @gdl203 / NMWA

    In a way, I find it strange I don't own a sportcoat by now with a label that says "No Man Walks Alone" or "by ______ made expressly for No Man Walks Alone"

    I know it's not what you were asking for, but I wanted to add to the growing cheers in the audience.

     


  3. malat

    malat Senior Member

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    I believe Greg has previously commented as to why he hasn't done this -- the gist being the desire to highlight and introduce the makers to us. I appreciate this and have found myself retelling these brands' stories many times over the years. This focus, together with the impeccable customer service, is one of the few reasons I shop almost exclusively at NMWA. I am mindful that I speak only for myself, but I find the current price points a fantastic value across the spectrum.
     


  4. John L

    John L Senior Member

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    I'm a NMWA Eidos 50r.

    What am I in this? 4?
     


  5. Newcomer

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    I certainly believe that demand is clearly lower and declining - especially for the high-end stuff. I also think that your observation is correct - there are more and more people turning towards the lower-end, made in China and/or India stuff, that look Neapolitan (i.e., SuSu, and S&M).

    Personally, and I know that I am likely in the minority here, I wear a suit and tie at least five days a week. More if I need to wear one for a wedding, gala, etc. Even with my burgeoning collection of tailored garments, I am way, way, way under where I would like to be.

    Now, I obviously speak only for myself, but as I continue to order one bespoke garment every year for myself, I still have a need for a significant amount of less expensive, but well-styled suits. I found that Eidos filled that niche very well - even though, at times, it is a bit pricier than what I would like to pay in a perfect world (again, I love Eidos, worth every penny in my opinion). Unfortunately, I have not found anything to fill that void. For me, Formosa is just a bit more than I would like to pay for something that I wear to the office 12 hours a day. Further, I am not extremely happy with my jacket fit with Formosa (except for the pants, swoon), and I find it hard to justify the cost if I am not 100% happy.

    At the end of the day, I completely understand that NMWA cannot cater its business around me and Seb. However, judging from the activity in some of the SF affiliate made in China and/or India stuff (as well as Drakes Easy Day collection), it seems like there is still a market for tailoring - it is just at a lower price-point.

    At the end of the day, NMWA will continue to take almost 100% of my RTW business, but I would like to see them take a crack at solving this conundrum.
     


  6. MrVenneri

    MrVenneri Distinguished Member

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    Calabrese Scarves - Love them. I always find myself adding another to the cart. Would love to see expanded offerings in dark green or beige. The ‘hunter’ print was particularly cool and I’m still bummed I missed out on the green one.

    IM Alpaca/Silk Rollneck - Wonderful piece. Great fit and very comfortable. An expanded color range in forest green, chocolate brown, or donegal anything would be cool. If these will be available for pre-order, I’ll just grab them then.

    S&C Shawl Cardigans - Easily my favorite pieces of knitwear. Again, donegal, chocolate brown, earth tones, etc. would be nice. If there’s a pre-order, I’m in.

    Rota Moleskins (higher rise, sidetabs) - Always reaching for these on the weekends. Comfortable, warm, but also structured.

    Inglese Flannel Fabrics - Would love to see more soft cotton/flannel swatches for casual wear.
     


  7. Ambulance Chaser

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    I am a size EU50 in Eidos as well, and took a size 4 in the similarly sized GRP rollneck. Hopefully someone can weigh in on this specific piece.
     


  8. baltimoron

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    My document fleece mocknecks get worn most out of all my sweaters (and I've got the stats to prove it!). I want to give the buttero trainers a shot / really liked the side zips.
     


  9. King Calder

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    Niche and Camoshita are probably my two favorite brands right now, and I picked up most of what I wanted this year.

    Favorites from the fall would be the black Niche floral, the camoshita band shirts, and the camoshita easy pants. Earlier from the year, I love the Camoshita seersucker suit and the yellow niche floral. I also wear my NR rain jacket all the time, though I wish I sized up so I could wear it in the fall.

    Looking forward, I have learned to generally just trust you guys with the buys since I don't have the capacity to imagine the things that inevitably end up being my "must-buys". That said though, the one regret I have is missing the brown suede Heschung Thuyas in my size, so I'm hoping for a restock of those!
     


  10. bry2000

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    I remember this comment, but I was never that swayed by it. I have a feeling this view may be evolving.
     


  11. hookem12387

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    I know this is a request, not a comment on this season: but I'd love to see yall get Bigi and Calebresi to add "1-2" to their tie lengths. I only have one Bigi tie and it ties a great knot, but every time I wear it I wish it were longer.
     
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  12. mossrockss

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    The NMWA Eidos cut is almost this.
    Ciro is very similar but nobody stocks it (save Marcus, to a certain level).
     


  13. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Distinguished Member

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    I'll be forever mad at myself for waiting so long before trying the nmwa cut - of course to find that it fits me perfectly
     


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