Eidos Napoli

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

  1. Jamesgatz

    Jamesgatz Senior member

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    447
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Don't own any Eidos as I no longer buy that much from the US, but the brand seems to have hit a proper price point; Nick also has an aesthetic vision many on SF can relate to. What nicer brands are you thinking of at this price point?
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,699
    Likes Received:
    17,050
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    Fully canvassed, made in Italy (really), nice fabrics (often exclusive designs too), soft tailoring with nice styling - all at very good value at retail. What's not to like? It's a nice change from all the smoke and mirrors of pseudo-Italian styling made in China stuff that is sweeping the market right now.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015
  3. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

    Messages:
    2,393
    Likes Received:
    4,875
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Location:
    The Frozen Tundra
    Cut, fabric, and quality of construction are really hard to beat sub-$1000 retail for jackets and $1500 for suits. I can only think of one other readily available brand that can compete OTR, and it's slightly more expensive. "Value" is a strange construct and we'll all relate to it differently, but if you like what Eidos does, there are very few competing options.
     
  4. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Senior member

    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    560
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    

    which brand?
     
  5. FLW

    FLW Senior member

    Messages:
    940
    Likes Received:
    532
    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    
    The important question here is, "In comparison to what?"

    Eidos' value is best measured against a specific item. That would also be a good way to learn the advantages that an Eidos item has over whichever other garment you consider to be fairly priced.

    The other thing to remember is that in most anything consumer-related your marginal returns diminish as you ramp up the price. The gap between a $100 pair of dress shoes at Target vs. a $400 pair of Carminas is mich more noticable than the gap between those Carminas and $1200 Edward Greens. The nicer shoes are worth the extra money, but their benefits don't necessarily leap right out at you.
     
  6. dRm0j0

    dRm0j0 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2014
    Does anybody know if Eidos makes US Size 34/EU 44? Smallest I've seen them go (in the recent NYC sample sale) is a EUR 46/US 36. If so, where can I find them?

    Thanks!
     
  7. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,063
    Likes Received:
    419
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Location:
    New York City, NY, USA
    

    pretty sure you can do MTO from NMWA in EU 44
     
  8. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,063
    Likes Received:
    419
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Location:
    New York City, NY, USA
    

    I think it's price..., though personally I find myself dancing in between like or not like Eidos given the only thing I own from Eidos is a suit and I prefer more defined shoulder, had I own a sports coat my opinion might be different.
     
  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

    Messages:
    8,043
    Likes Received:
    8,963
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    

    Maybe the best way to compare would be against your favorite or best fitting brand?

    Eidos is an incredible value and offers great construction and cloths at a great price.
     
  10. 02///M3

    02///M3 Senior member

    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    63
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    

    FWIW, I am a 52 in pretty much all Eidos sport coats/suit jackets and the 50 in the field jacket fits me like a glove. Granted I haven't tried one in linen, but I've tried two in wool (and own one of them) and one in what I think was a shantung fabric, and they all fit great in 50. So would personally recommend sizing down one.
     
  11. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    2,065
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cross-post from the No Man Walks Alone thread:

    [​IMG]

    Eidos gunclub SC (NMWA)
    Mazz blue graph check (NMWA)
    Bigi brown shantung (NMWA)
    Drakes x Luxeswap cotton square (Spoo)
    RLPL linen pants (thrifted)
    EG Dover (e-thrift, 10% rule)

    I searched for years for reasonably priced OTR suits and sport coats that fit and are styled the way I want. The Eidos x NMWA cut is it for me. Antonio, I'm beyond pleased. Keep up the good work.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,120
    Likes Received:
    2,552
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
  13. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

    Messages:
    8,504
    Likes Received:
    233
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Location:
    Wait, you smell that?
    

    Same experience here.
     
  14. ScottMC

    ScottMC Senior member

    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    367
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2013
    Eidos Sal at a graduation. Later in the evening when I removed my jacket and tie I got positive feedback on the rise, even drawing comparison to a friend's stylish grandfather. [​IMG]
     
  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    8,984
    Likes Received:
    11,036
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    I want to embrace the high rise, but I just can't do it. I think they would look ridiculous on me because my legs are already freakishly long.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by