Massdrop - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brillopad, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. mosivy

    mosivy Well-Known Member

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    Just generally, I think that Massdrop is doing a good job and producing some awesome items at reasonable prices. I've been a part of 5 drops.

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    Kent Wang -- You already have coordinated a few drops with this style forum favorite: umbrellas and watches I think. It would be awesome to see a drop for KW's white sneakers or a variety of pocket squares. Perhaps some trousers? It looks like Massdrop has yet to venture into shirts or pants much.

    Meermin -- These Spanish shoes are something a lot of people want to try, but it's a bit of a convoluted buying process, especially with the high shipping costs. I would love to see some of Meermin's oxfords in a drop.

    Carmina -- Similar to the above proposition.

    Shoe care -- I'm really happy with my Woodlore shoe trees, and I want more! I also wish I had taken part in the last saphir drop. More of these would be much appreciated.

    Res Ipsa USA -- This drop would have been successful, I think, if there were more and/or different options. I personally would love a pair of the brown melange tweed loafers. Or the barleycorn loafers.

    Ring Jacket -- This Japanese brand is pretty price and difficult to buy. But I think it would be a game-changer if you could coordinate a good discount on some classic sport coats.

    Tissot -- I think there is a huge demand for a drop of the Le Locle. Or similar Hamilton watches.

    Panta trousers -- They're nice but pricey! Perhaps a drop would be helpful. Maybe Howard Yount trousers or knitwear as well.


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    Split-toe shoes -- Both Meermin and Carmina have produced split toe oxfords and loafers I believe. It would be awesome to see a drop for items like this in normal colors like medium/dark brown.

    Herringbone ties -- Grey and/or brown herringbone ties from any quality maker would be popular I think.

    Chelsea boots -- Epaulet did a nice GMTO for these. Something like that at a discount could be popular.
     


  2. justridiculous

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    +1 for Kent Wang (I'd also add ties), Meermin, and Ring Jacket.

    I'd also love to see the following:

    -Vanda ties and pocket squares
    -Drake's (maybe a special Massdrop run of ties?)
    -Autodromo watches
    -Henry Carter ties
    -Suitsupply suits and sport coats
    -Hamilton Khaki watches
    -some nice menswear-ish books
    -Epaulet (shirts or shoes)
    -Yellow Hook Neckties
    -Quoddy footwear
     
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  3. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    A decent casual beefroll penny loafer (Rancourt, Quoddy, OSB, etc.)

    A decent white/cream buck. Would love a buck in Allen Edmonds price range, ~$250-350. This does not seem to exist right now. You have Bass at sub-$100 then Alden at $525.

    Travel shaving kit (safety razor, travel brush, case), though I'd be happy with just a reasonably priced travel brush with a good synthetic knot like the Fine brushes.

    Decent quality wool OTC socks. Prefer staples (pindots, herringbone, clocks, vert stripes, etc.) to #menswear "fun socks." Bresciani, Pantherella, etc.''

    Gant Rugger or similar madras shirts.
     
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  4. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    +1
     


  5. justridiculous

    justridiculous Senior member

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    +1 on OTC socks
     


  6. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    A wool vest like Sid Mashburn's: not puffy as hell, horn buttons, decent construction, $300-$350.

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  7. adsmith4

    adsmith4 Senior member

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    Ring Jacket
    Alden
    Quoddy
    Rancourt
    Oak Street
    Meermin
    Carmina
    Filson
    Barbour

    I like the Madras shirts someone mentioned previously. Some nice flannels with Woolrich would be cool too.
     


  8. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Would be all over carmina and ring jacket. I'd also love to see a quoddy or oak st loafer with a camp sole.
     


  9. hst

    hst Senior member

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    +1 for Panta shirts or trousers.
     


  10. rbhan12

    rbhan12 Senior member

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    Would like to see you guys collaborate with the following:

    Vass (again, allow widths)
    Carmina (belts and shoes)
    Enzo Bonafe
    Equus Leather
    More J FitzPatrick, other designs and increased price to include shoe trees
    Bose for headphones
    Some nice dress socks
    Button down shirts? Not sure who from.

    Will continue to add as I think.
     


  11. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    Kamakura? (I would jump on a 4 for $200 deal on Kamakura shirts. Or, more realistically, 3 for $180.)
     
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  12. justridiculous

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    Yes!
     


  13. xizenta

    xizenta Senior member

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    I'm interested in dress socks too.
    And Cappelli ties. I like Panta ties too but the cotton-silk does not appeal to me at all.
     
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  14. Spandexter

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    Vanda and ring jacket would be awesome. Love my Panta tie from the first drop but the second don't appeal to me that much unfortunately.
     


  15. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I like where this thread is going.
    Kent wang squares and ties and shoes
    Panta trousers
    Meermin Vass Alden and carmina shoes
    Vanda ties (we need stripes up in here)
    RING JACKET
    Pantherella
    An attaché, shave kit or small travel bag or something
    Filson
    Hamilton watches

    DRAKES especially their wool silk squares and non silk rolled ties.


    If you want mho, your goal here is to either: ease logistics of complicated sales (a la meermin, ring jacket, custom orders or limited/ expired runs) IR -- and this is the BIG BIG BIG draw for me, bring pricing on new items down close to the secondary market (so long as the vendor -- whom of course we want to see succeed and make more stuff -- can thrive on that). Budget constraints price me out much above that, and possibly even if. But that's your best chance of the vendor expanding market share to the cheap bastards like me out there who I assume are your target demographic.
     
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