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Would you imagine ever doing a non-drop model? And just having things that get restocked on a more regular basis? While I think the drop model has been pretty successful in generating the dedicated fanbase and not having a bunch of supply sit, kinda just sucks when there's a lot of things on the site but most of it is just the extreme sizes and I pretty much have to be active here or on IG to keep up.
Frankly, our business model is the reason why we exist right now.
 
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I can't think of another brand where the creators actively engage with the consumers the way you guys seem to do it, and I think it's awesome

Much less with people telling you how they think you should run your business, and you guys taking the time to not only respond in kind to everyone but to offer an apology even though you didn't really need to

I think that speaks volumes to the brand and following you have built - and makes me so happy to see your current success and makes me feel even more excited about things to come. Might be easier for me to come from this perspective since I was able to cop but if you think about this as art (art which we can consume): there will always be times you miss out, especially when production volume is simply not high because it's not meant to be. These are curated pieces of art. Made with clear vision, intent, and goddamn artistry. And made by a small team, from what it seems like. I mean ffs there is someone out there shipping out things by themselves until 2 in the morning to make sure everyone is happy and gets their things (someone sent out my things at 11pm tonight; honestly, not necessary but thank you so much)- and I went back and saw complaints about orders not arriving on time, etc. We've evolved into a society where we want things now, expect them now (Ronnie Chieng has a pretty hilarious bit on this on his last netflix special) - but it isn't always meant to be that way and that quite simply adds to the allure here in my honest opinion

Sorry for the weird rant; but to the team at 18 East: thank you so much for all the hard work you guys put into what you do, and know that no matter what you do—we will support you and your sick pieces will continue to sell out with the quickness
 

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Would you imagine ever doing a non-drop model? And just having things that get restocked on a more regular basis? While I think the drop model has been pretty successful in generating the dedicated fanbase and not having a bunch of supply sit, kinda just sucks when there's a lot of things on the site but most of it is just the extreme sizes and I pretty much have to be active here or on IG to keep up.
The only reason I'm on IG a couple times a day is to check the stories of 18E/Antonio for updates/looks.

That, and I also have no friends.
 

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On another note, my smock came in today and first impressions are holy shit. It's ridiculous there are a lot of sizes of this still in stock. It's so ridiculously good. It looks a bit extra in the fits, but putting it on I was like "I'll be able to wear this thing super easy".

IMO if your size is left, grab it. The perfect thing to throw on over whatever on a rainy day. The kangaroo pocket is a super nice touch too.
 

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On another note, my smock came in today and first impressions are holy shit. It's ridiculous there are a lot of sizes of this still in stock. It's so ridiculously good. It looks a bit extra in the fits, but putting it on I was like "I'll be able to wear this thing super easy".

IMO if your size is left, grab it. The perfect thing to throw on over whatever on a rainy day. The kangaroo pocket is a super nice touch too.
This is easily in the top 5 of pieces I’m most proud of in my career. All that embroidery is run with a freehand chainstitch machine. Do you guys understand what that means? Most machine embroideries are programmed in and left to run automatically. The person who did these actually used a chainstitch machine essentially like a tattoo gun on each individual garment. The amount of work here is absolutely psycho.
 

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Really been enjoying the S/S drops. I think a lot of brands struggle with S/S - but I think I prefer 18 East's S/S to F/W.

Received the beige radiance hooded sweatshirt that I ordered - for $75, what a great item. I'm not a hoodie guy by any stretch of the imagination. However, I'm already feeling the pull in connection with that WFH life. Really, a nicely made and comfortable garment. Glad I picked it up.

Otherwise, in addition to the value proposition, which I touched on last week, it is nice to see a brand with an actual vision. The gorecki's, for example - is there a single retailer making anything like this? And for just a little more than a c-note. I was thinking last night - I'm a bit of a Survivor nerd (yeah, I know), but if I am ever cast for a season, I am unquestionably bringing the gorecki's.

Finally, re: the drops - personally, I like it. Adds a bit of excitement to my life. As long as you watch your emails after 9:30 (CT), you can normally get whatever you want. I will change my mind if it gets to Supreme-level, but for now, it is fun (especially when you score all three items you wanted).

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Got my shipping notification at 10 PM yesterday. GIven the crazy hours that I've gotten email replies, I'm not entirely sure that Antonio sleeps...Either way, thanks!

Real first world problems, but really sad that I haven't been able to get back to NYC and drop in the store with everything going on. It's really messing with my monthly ritual of dropping by the shop and grabbing a bite afterwards at Cocoron/Saigon afterwards...
 

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On another note, my smock came in today and first impressions are holy shit. It's ridiculous there are a lot of sizes of this still in stock. It's so ridiculously good. It looks a bit extra in the fits, but putting it on I was like "I'll be able to wear this thing super easy".

IMO if your size is left, grab it. The perfect thing to throw on over whatever on a rainy day. The kangaroo pocket is a super nice touch too.
Got a pic? It's one I was debating - I know it's a superb deal for the price, but still on the spendy side and I've already spent a lot, so I was hesitant
(That and I've already got so many windbreaker / light jacket level layers already)
 

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Will there be any other Vito shirt / Booth shorts combos? This is gonna be my new working from home suit, and I need one for every day of the week.
 

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Will there be any other Vito shirt / Booth shorts combos? This is gonna be my new working from home suit, and I need one for every day of the week.
I do regret only getting one as a full suit (the latest drop), instead of just the block print floral top and the berry shorts... the berry top would've been v nice. Had to make the cuts.
 

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I do regret only getting one as a full suit (the latest drop), instead of just the block print floral top and the berry shorts... the berry top would've been v nice. Had to make the cuts.
Yeah I regrettably didn't grab the berry and olive shorts and top, but grabbing the teal yousef was a priority.
 

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I felt really badly about how long it took us to get out the last round of drops. Hopefully everything from yesterday will be packed by tomorrow.

As for more matching kits - this is what's up next at the end of the month.

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