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Massdrop - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Trqmaster

    Trqmaster Senior member

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    For shoes, maybe some lesser known brands?
    jfitzpatrick
    barbanera
    cobbler union
    caulaincourt

    Maybe offer a pair of dress boots and shoes?
     


  2. razl

    razl Senior member

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    +1 Good quality, over the calf, wool blend socks (say 80/20 wool/nylon) are harder to find than you'd think outside of the staple black, navy, gray, and brown. And not in "fun" patterns - polka dots and like - those are already out there.

    I'd love some in argyle that aren't winter thick, some in slightly alternate colors (light gray, light brown), some with some texture/alternate details that are still CBD (like pindots, etc.) These use to float around on B&S and Ebay quite a lot back in the day, but these days seem to have disappeared. Heck, I'm baby'ing my last two pair of Pantherella in a fantastic lightly heathered grey that are the cat's pajamas with either navy or gray trousers but just don't seem to exist on the market any longer. I'd buy a box of them if I could.

    The big guys like Bresciani, Pantherella, Falke, and Marcoliani are candidates, but I don't know of any smaller makers.

    Seriously, the menswear community is getting better about their shoes, they'd love some better sock options to go with them. And once they get some good ones, they'll be back.
     
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  3. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Not sure who makes these so not sure if it falls under your definition of decent and they are actually under your price range even at MSRP:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Class...ar_MH00338_Color=BLU2&contentpos=21&cgid=0522
     
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  4. brillopad

    brillopad Senior member

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    Wow - tons of great ideas in here, guys. Keep it up. I can't address all of these at the moment, but I can give a bit of info on some:

    -Epaulet: working on something cool. I'll keep you posted.
    -Kent Wang: more coming soon. Haven't discussed pocket squares specifically but seems feasible.
    -Ring Jacket: I've been chatting with Nick Ragosta about this. I think it's feasible in the long run, but right now the brand is still getting set up in the US so they're cautious to try anything like this quite yet. That said, the more interest there is in the community, the better!
    -Tissot, Hamilton: these are on our radar. We've done a couple small drops of each but hoping to do more.
    -Vanda: I was in touch with Gerald a while ago...looks like it's time to reach out again!
    -Carmina: I've chatted with them, and they're pretty nervous about ecommerce (without a t brick and mortar store), especially with their whole recent price restructuring. That said, I don't think it's impossible. I'll keep at it.
    -Similar with Meermin, they're hard to get an answer out of.
    -Panta: something exciting coming soon.
    -Kamakura: so far they haven't been receptive, but I'll keep on them.
    -Simple dress socks: I've been working on this, but the main brands here have been surprisingly difficult. That said, I think we'll be bringing on a new brand soon.
    Drake's: I've been talking with Juan about maybe doing some sort of deadstock MTO. It's just a possibility at this point, but they were impressed with the success of the Panta project we did.
    -Sid Mashburn: I saw your poll MLL, thanks :). Will look in to it!

    On that note - or all of these ideas, I'd encourage all of you to create a poll on Massdrop - it can help if I have that to show to a vendor when trying to bring them on. I know the poll part of the site is a bit janky at the moment, but we'll be improving it soon.

    Keep the ideas coming!
     


  5. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Yeah, Alden would be great, but I doubt it would ever happen.
     


  6. xizenta

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    Why was the cotton-silk chosen as the material for the second Panta run? It does not seem to be nearly as favored as the first run was. It's kind of a weird pick. I've never even seen a cotton-silk tie and generally wouldn't buy ribbed fabric. I would love something with similar patterns, colors, and constructions to the first run in a heavier silk. As soon as possible!
     


  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Why not do cotton silk? There's no drawback, you can always do a normal wool later too, they aren't mutually exclusive
     


  8. brillopad

    brillopad Senior member

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    The decision basically came down to availability (which isn't to say that it's not a great fabric - it is). The silk we did for the first run was currently not available to us, but this one was. Rather than wait around, we decided to run this one, given its seasonal appropriate-ness. I'm confident that we'll offer more options in the future.
    Exactly :)
     


  9. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Cotton silk and wool silk used to be extremely common and extremely popular among what we would now call the trad set, and would often be referred to as poplin. This, of course, is an entirely different texture. But the vintage poplin wool and cotton silk blends have a superb hand and, sadly, are exceedingly rare today. Hober does one, but it's nothing compared to the period ones you occasionally come across from Brooks Brothers and J Press.
     


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    I'm 100% with you on stripes. It's nearly impossible to find great quality repp striped ties at 60" long. Finding the equivalent in other patterns is a piece of cake.
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jumped on the white Superga sneakers [​IMG]
     


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    Would be good to see some rollerball and ballpoint options as well as fountain pens. Could lead to more sales as people buy a set, too :)
     


  13. brillopad

    brillopad Senior member

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  14. Michigan Planner

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    ^ This.

    I have a handful of cotton-silk neckties and bow ties that I've gotten from a local store and eBay over the years and wish I had more. They have a great texture to them that lets them fit in perfectly with heavy flannels and tweeds in the fall and winter as well as with lighter hopsack, linen, madras, tropical wool, and cotton in the spring and summer. They hold up much better over the long run compared to 100% cotton ties, and, most importantly for me, don't look out of place with a OCBD shirt like some 100% silk ties do.

    Of course, I definitely steer towards the more trad style of things so YMMV.
     


  15. whorishconsumer

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    I know the idea is to present a category and then suggest brand options within that category, but... how about Maison Kitsuné oxford, tricolor or otherwise?
     


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