Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Apr 1, 2009.
Very nice! I particularly like the chalk stripe and vertical donegal.
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So I'm going to ask (and this is probably giving Mike a headache like the B&S posts give Fok a headache), but @Epaulet: Are we going to see a selection of fabrics for MTO from the New Hertling like we have in the past? I.e., will we see moleskin, corduroy, fall/winter cottons, more wools?
@FrankCowperwood yes, but not like before. They sold off a lot of the old goods and they're waiting on Fall stuff to come in. We're listing what's available as they tell us. The old Hertling kept an enormous on-hand inventory of fabrics for retailers to order into. As our many price promos have proven, this isn't really viable any longer. A lot of their shops went out of business, and they're simply not ordering like they used to. New Hertling is buying much closer to what they need, so our regular MTO program will be a lot smaller. Though we'll still have first shot at off-price and speciality collections, like this one.
Right now these are pretty much the only woolens outside of all the stuff that we offered with Ends for Friends last month. I do anticipate getting some moleskins and corduroy in the next few weeks though.
In terms of this project, I can't say enough great things about this cloth:
The color is perfect, the hand is insanely nice and on par with the top-shelf Barberis flannels. I've never seen a weave pattern like this either. Great deal for the price and limited in stock. We had 14 units to start, but three have sold since the NL. If anyone is in the market for a great navy trouser, this is really special.
That pattern really is great. And thanks for (re)explaining the fabric situation.
Mike @Epaulet the Indigo Linear Donegal looks amazing I could not resist. You guys are really delivering. (The Quincy; single cut jackets/suits, amwool , Individualized fabrics , coastal cardigan etc. ) I guess I read earlier that there will be new Doyles later this week. I think I need a larger closet or will have to annex one of my children's closet
We will change the "resources" to "classifieds" or "Listing". The reason that it was called "resources" is a dev thing. A lot of developers think in terms of digital products, or virtual products in say, online interactive games, and "resources" is a common term in that world. Sigh.... NERRRRDS!
And yes, I understand about the clunkiness of the listing. That is a design issue. When we asked for some hacks to make it more useful for us, the devs just sorta stuck the fields wherever. The original presentation had a much nicer UX flow, but didn't have the fields we needed. Sigh... I sometimes do wish that we were a big commercial group with a lot of websites and could simply dictate terms to a product manager and have them design a professional system and manage in house developers and designers... Of course, then we wouldn't be able to do all the community minded things that we do here...
Take home: all things come at a price. For us, the small size of the company that allows this place to run more like a family than a big conglomerate also makes it impossible to have things work at the pace I'd like them to. That said, we do have some resources. They are just not as easy to access and to manage as they would be if we had them in house.
Just snagged a pair of the Battleship. These are gonna be great.
Quick question @Epaulet -- How does this PoW flannel compare, in your assessment, with the Silver & Ice Flannel Glenplaid from the Hertling MTO Closeout?
@styleophile similar vibe, but two differences:
1) The pattern has a lot of static and its monochrome. So despite having a big scale check, it's easier to wear and match
2) Fabric is nicer and finer. Honestly AmWoolens is putting out some of the best cloth on Earth for the money right now. They used to make all of the high end cloth for the former Hugo Boss factory in Ohio and Loro Piana under license. It's excellent and a step above Hertling's older offerings, which mostly came from Ormezzano
And most of you guys got The newsletter today, but we're taking preorders for Northern Watters sweaters until tomorrow morning. Got to send them the order tomorrow so that we get a timely delivery on everything
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