Massdrop x Styleforum x Panta Madder Tie GMTO (official collaboration)

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by brillopad, Aug 12, 2015.

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From which fabrics would you be interested in making a tie? See swatches below.

Poll closed Aug 20, 2015.
  1. A1

    15 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. A2

    7 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. A3

    15 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. A4

    8 vote(s)
    6.1%
  5. A5

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. A6

    8 vote(s)
    6.1%
  7. A7

    7 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. A8

    5 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. A9

    20 vote(s)
    15.2%
  10. A10

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  11. A11

    25 vote(s)
    18.9%
  12. A12

    12 vote(s)
    9.1%
  13. A13

    33 vote(s)
    25.0%
  14. A14

    13 vote(s)
    9.8%
  15. A15

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  16. A16

    16 vote(s)
    12.1%
  17. B1

    24 vote(s)
    18.2%
  18. B2

    11 vote(s)
    8.3%
  19. B3

    5 vote(s)
    3.8%
  20. B4

    5 vote(s)
    3.8%
  21. B5

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  22. B6

    13 vote(s)
    9.8%
  23. B7

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  24. B8

    22 vote(s)
    16.7%
  25. B9

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  26. B10

    28 vote(s)
    21.2%
  27. B11

    15 vote(s)
    11.4%
  28. B12

    63 vote(s)
    47.7%
  29. B13

    21 vote(s)
    15.9%
  30. B14

    39 vote(s)
    29.5%
  31. B15

    12 vote(s)
    9.1%
  32. B16

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
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  1. brillopad

    brillopad Senior member

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    We're live!!!

    Thanks so much for your patience while we confirmed that all of these fabrics are available. We're ready to take preorders! Here is the link:

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/panta-clothing-madder-tie

    Note that you will need a Massdrop account to participate (it just takes an email address).

    The process should be straightforward, but here's some info on how it will work:

    - The 'drop' will be live for about a week, starting today. During that time you can order, modify your order, cancel your order (but who would do that?), etc. Your card will not be charged until the drop closes.
    - When you click "join now" or "commit to join" you will be taken to the order page. If you want to order more than one tie, fill out the specs for one and then hit "add another order."
    - There are two prices associated with this drop, each associated with a certain total quantity of orders. Everyone in the drop will pay the same price at the end of the day, so assuming we hit the lowest price then everyone will pay that price. If we only sell enough to hit the first "drop point' (again, I think this is unlikely) then only the people who committed to pay the higher price would have their order go through. I know this sounds a little complicated but I don't think it will be an issue once things are up and running.
    - The drop page shows how much time is left to take preorders, and once the preorders are closed (again, in about a week) all orders will be locked.
    - At that point the list will be sent to @edmorel and the ties will go in to production.
    - The estimated ship date is listed at the bottom of the drop page. Right now it's 10/28. It's possible that things move faster than that, but we're trying to be conservative. Either way, it should be primo madder season.

    At this point I'd love to move the conversation over to the Massdrop page, which has its own discussion thread on the drop page. This way, both people from Styleforum and the greater Massdrop community will be able to participate and have their questions answered. I will be there to answer questions - hope to see you all on the other side!

    Ian
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    Hey everyone,

    After getting some requests in a different thread, we've teamed up with Styleforum and Panta to put together a GMTO for Panta's popular madder ties.

    A little background:

    I work for an e-commerce company called Massdrop, a site that helps product enthusiasts organize group buys for their favorite products (and in doing so, leverage a better price than an individual could get). I head up the men's style vertical there, and I have been chatting with @LA Guy about ways to collaborate for a while. I know that there are many menswear enthusiasts here (myself included) that are interested in getting their hands on the same products, so it seems like a natural fit.

    For this initial collab, we're working with @edmorel of Panta to offer his classic Madder ties in colors not available on his site. Here's how I anticipate that this will play out:

    1. First, I'll let Styleforum members vote on their favorite swatches from the selection below, and we'll narrow the list down to around 10 favorites.
    2. We'll then move the conversation over to the Massdrop site, which is well set up to have users vote on products and join group buys.
    3. Once the Styleforum and Massdrop communities have narrowed down the selection, we'll proceed with 4 of the most popular choices and open up the ties for preorders.

    More about the ties:

    1. Material (in Ed's words): "This is a very special silk that we have been working on with the mill for some time. Its dry, yet soft to the touch. The color palates are muted yet saturated. Its kind of a hybrid between an ancient madder and a wool challis and we think its some of the most beautiful silks we have ever seen. Will look great with flannels, tweeds, textured wools and even cotton."
    2. Construction: These will be constructed in a 6/7 fold construction, untipped, with hand-rolled edges.
    3. Timeline: As of now, we're planning on opening up the drop for preorders at the end of this month. Expected delivery would probably be late September or early October, prime madder time!


    Swatches below - feel free to vote for your favorite(s)! The "A" swatches are a smaller-scale pattern, and the "B" swatches are a larger scale pattern. Note that I can't guarantee that each one will be available, but this preliminary voting should help us find which ones are most popular.


    A1, A2, A3
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    A4, A5, A6
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    A9, A10, A11
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    A12, A13, A14
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    A15, A16
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    B1, B2, B3
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    B4, B5, B6
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    B7, B8
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    B9, B10, B11
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    B12, B13, B14
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    B15, B16
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  2. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    This is like tie swatch heaven.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    looks like i need some vitamin B12. :drool:
     


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    Seriously. I'd really like B14, though.
     


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    heldentenor Senior member

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    Me too. My favorites are B8, B10, B12, and B14, but I voted for several more as well. So many good options.
     


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    heldentenor Senior member

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    @brillopad mind if I circulate this in the Noodles and Menswear Lounge threads?
     


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    B12 ftw. I don't even wear ties that often, but I want it anyway.

    Ian and I have been talking about this for a while. We have a great bunch of guys who have good tastes (well, in general anyway, I may need to recuse myself from this group), and working with Massdrop to leverage a larger group to get a better price? It seemed like a very natural match for both of us.

    Thanks guys, and yes, please feel free to post about this in the more popular threads. A lot of members go straight to subscriptions, and so it's hard to get their attention for new threads.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     




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    I prefer A13 to B12, but given the closeness in color, I suspect there will only be one. And that'll be B12.
     


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    The B pattern was a easy choice for me, leaving only color. I voted for B11, B12, and B15.
     


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    I really like B12 and B14, also like about 5 others but primarily those 2.
     


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    Hey, there will be two. I too prefer A13 to B12.
     


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    I've used Massdrop before. This is a great idea for a GMTO. The more people that commit, the more it drives the price down.

    Voted for a few as it was too hard to decide.
     


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