Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Nope, it's from Adamley I believe, screen printed




    The problem is that unless you are a Drake's sized company and can order bespoke patterns, then the likes of me, hober, VM etc order off the stock range, which is quite large probably around 500 or so prints but the problem is generally once they go they go unless someone re-orders one and then Adamley usually make another 10-20 metres of it for stock. So it's more than likely that's the case for Hober and he hasn't ordered any replacements, maybe focussing on other fabrics like grenadine who knows.

    The downside to ordering off stock is I quite often see the same patterns at Capelli or VM that I do, but then we sell to very different markets as well so it's not all that bad. Case in point, this one from Viola Milano

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    And mine. (The VM one is quite overexposed but it's the same fabric)

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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I'm dying to see those striped grenadines, @Henry Carter!!!!
     
  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I owe you a PM tonight sometime on those, been caught up with orders.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm interested.
     
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    And I'm very grateful for that, thank you [​IMG]
     
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    Please, Broseph. Too much information.
     
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    noodles...

    i think you need to make a plan.

    buy a navy suit, buy a grey suit
    buy two SC's and two pair odd trousers
    buy 5 ties that are outside of your comfort range
    buy 3 hanks

    and stick to that plan...doesn't have to be the above one...but something like this might help you.

    and you can set a deadline on it too...that is attainable within budgetary constraints, etc.

    since you wear more suits than odd jackets and trou...you may wanna scratch them and add another suit or two...
     
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  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    1. Yes on the navy suit, maybe on the grey suit. I want a dark grey suit.
    2. I agree. I want to get out of just wearing suits and play with you all.
    3. Denied.
    4. Denied.
     
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    You don't need to be a Drake's sized company to order bespoke prints. It is more expensive and there are minimum order requirements but it's definitely doable, even for the smallest shops like myself. It comes down to taking a large risk and knowing (hoping) that whatever pattern you picked will sell.

    Ordering off the stock range is probably the safest play because it's much cheaper and no min order requirements. But where's the fun in that? Shops like VM can easily order bespoke prints since they focus on 6/7 folds, which use a lot of more silk per tie.
     
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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    For a Formosa you could add alligators and I'd do it
     
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