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Eidos Napoli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hrv123, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. hrv123

    hrv123 Senior member

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    I've been seeing mention of Eidos Napoli popping up more and more over the last little while. As far as I can tell, it is affiliated with Isaia Napoli (maybe it's little brother) and uses their manufacturing infrastructure. Does anyone have any information regarding the launch date, where it will be available and what the price to quality ratio is like?
     
  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    IIRC one of the people working on (or marketing?) the line has posted on SF, including fit pics in the WAYWRN thread in the past. Can't remember the username, but if you run a search for Eidos Napoli within that thread, you should find him. PM him that you've made this thread, and he'd probably be happy to comment!
     
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  3. scandee

    scandee New Member

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    SO glad everyone is hearing about EIDOS Napoli! Attached is further information on the brand, which was launched by ISAIA Corp as a standalone brand. Conceptualized by Creative Director, Antonio K. Ciongoli, (formerly at Michael Bastian and Ralph Lauren), EIDOS interprets the essence of Neapolitan tailoring in a new way for a younger audience.

    With fully canvased suits starting at $1295, there really isn't anything else in the market place quite like this! Among the first stores in New York City to carry EIDOS will be Carson Street Clothiers and Bloomingdales. (However, it will also be carried in Bloomingdales San Francisco and hand selected top speciality stores around the world).

    I have attached further information on the brand, but feel free to contact me at sarrah.candee@isaia.it.
     
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  4. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Good afternoon gentlemen,

    The guy Holdfast was referring to is me. The best way to start in explaining the Eidos story is with who, what and why. That said, my name is Antonio Ciongoli and I'm the creative director of Eidos Napoli. Before embarking on this project, I was the number two in design at M ichael Bastian and before that, a designer at Ralph Lauren. Close to two years ago now, I began a conversation with the good people at Isaia about the idea of raising the bar for what the entry point in luxury retail looked like. I asked them to bring me on to launch a free standing, secondary lifestyle brand aimed at introducing high quality tailored clothing (and all the good stuff that goes with it) to a slightly younger customer. The plan was to utilize one of the two factories that they own (which had previously mostly done private label) to create fully canvassed garments, entirely made in Italy of fabric from the best mills in the world, and make them available at a pricepoint that would redefine value in the wholesale market. After some back and forth and an insane amount of work, I'm proud to say that we will launch the clothing and tailored outerwear component of Eidos Napoli this coming September at the following locations:

    Carson St. Clothiers in NYC/online
    CHCM in NYC/online
    Bloomingdales in NYC & San Francisco
    Lawrence Covell in Denver, CO
    Boyd's in Philadelphia
    J3 in Moreland Hills, OH
    The newly relaunched Pockets in Dallas, TX
    Sid Jerome in Chicago, IL
    Got Style in Ontario, Canada

    Pricing starts at $895 for jackets and $1295 for suiting with a full canvas construction and $695 for washed tailoring. Come S/S 2014, Eidos will be making its way towards a full lifestyle collection with the addition of outerwear, sport pants, denim, cut & sew knits, sport and dress shirts, neckwear and handkerchiefs. The entire collection is made in Italy and will remain so for as long as I'm attached to it. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    Best,
    AKC
     
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  5. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Congrats - cannot wait to see the Line.
    I essentially really like a high percentage of the ISAIA Suiting and Jackets, however simply could not afford full retail (going out on a limb here, thoughI assume like a large number of SFers).
     
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    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    emiristol Senior member

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    How is the sizing for your goods going to be handled? Specifically, I'm a rather small asian male (34 R); should I be looking forward to the opening of this new line of clothing?
     
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  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Glad you found the thread! Forgive my not clearly remembering your username & role within Eidos Napoli.
     
  10. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Is there going to be a brick & mortar store somewhere? Maybe Naples?
     
  11. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Unfortunately no brick and mortar in the immediate future but it is an ongoing discussion. If and when we do open a store it will be in NYC first, not Naples as the U.S. is the primary target market.

    Regarding sizing, I am at the mercy of the retail stores who buy it and sell it. That said, I know we have sold some 36R to carson st. We offer MTM as well so that is something to consider.
     
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  12. Displacement

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    Has pricing been discussed for your polos and shirting? Congratulations on putting together such an outstanding collection, the new SS palate is right up there with Loro Piana for me.
     
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    L/S polos are $175 and shirts range from $175 - $350 depending on model and fabric with the high end being solbiati linens.

    From a quality level, our knits and wovens stack up against made in Italy product that costs 3 times as much.
     
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  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Very cool.

    I reckon that Eidos is to Isaia as Sartorio is to Kiton? (At a better price point)

    Just a suggestion, but you're going to have your work cut out for you beating this company in the Google search results. Although defunct, they have a 10+ year start

    [​IMG]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidos_Interactive
     
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  15. comrade

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    So what's the value proposition, a lower price point?
    From the website, the collection looks like practically
    every other "Neapolitan" RTW vendor this year. I have
    several Isaia suits/ sportcoats, but jumped ship a couple
    of years ago when the cut changed from the Sirio/Stuart
    models. I love the quality but don't like the models and fabrics
    available the San Francsco Bay Area.
     
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    dimitrioup Well-Known Member

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    So if one was in Naples this coming October could a visit be arranged?
     
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    I knew that I'd heard the name Eidos somewhere before! Thanks for reminding me, and thanks for the nostalgic trip down memory lane!
     
  18. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    That's a comparison I've been using frequently to guys who know clothing. That said, obviously our pricing structure is very different. The name was one of the only things I was given coming into the project as Isaia already owned the rights to it for clothing and apparel.


    Just a quick aside - According to the higher ups here at HQ, the S in Isaia's widely available "S" body stands for Sirio and the three models have the same fit. That said, I have developed 3 new tailoring silhouettes that are completely different (and frankly, I think much better) than Isaia's current offering. One of my goals for this collection was not to design a super fashion forward suit and sell it in uninspiring fabrics (think ZZenga), but to create a timeless, elegant silhouette rendered in interesting fabric that not only looks great now but can be worn for the rest of wearer's life.

    The way I see it, the value proposition is that we're making a timelessly beautiful cut, fully canvassed garment that is made in Italy accessible to a much broader spectrum of guys.
     
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    My Siro/ Staurts of maybe 5 years ago+ fit me very differently than what Nieman Marcus
    and Saks in San Francisco began stocking a few years back. The then "new" cut was (is)
    two buttoms with a shorter, closer fitting jacket and somewhat built up shoulders. Mine
    are three buttons and a looser fit. I actually had the little padding reduced in these suits/jackets..

    I look forward to seeing your new collection.
     
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  20. lamber

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    It all looks wonderful. Is there any update on the rollout? I would love to see more of their clothes.
     

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