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OAK ROOM - C&J, Alden, John Lobb, Ring Jacket, and more! - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hello folks,

    My name is Robin, aka nutcracker, and I am here to humbly introduce OAK ROOM, a men's shoes and accessories store in Taipei, Taiwan, as an official affiliate partner of Styleforum. This is a store project that I have been deeply involved for a while, with a simple wish to offer some of my favorite makers and craftsmen to my fellow countrymen in Taiwan.

    OAK ROOM opened its doors on September 5, 2014, as Taipei`s first and only store offering a wide selection of fine gentlemen`s shoes and accessories. We currently carry RTW shoes from Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling, Foster & Son, and Carmina Shoemaker; Leather accessories from Ettinger, Rutherfords, and a host of other fine makers from around the world. We also pride ourselves for actively hosting bespoke and MTO trunk shows (shoes, bags, and more) all year round, bringing many of these artisans for the first time to Taiwan. So far we have hosted G&G, Edward Green, Foster & Son, and Il Quadrifoglio (Japan) trunk shows. We have many more distinguished brands, and talented bespoke craftsmen (especially from Japan) in line to visit us later this year. I will announce and report on such events right here on this thread.

    Though we are foremostly a brick & mortar store (with 95% of our business coming from locals), I would be more than happy to offer our products to my SF family from around the world. While most of the brands we currently offer are familiar names, I hope to slowly but surely introduce distinct and unique offerings that may bring smiles to the discerning members here on SF. Feel free to browse our current online catalog (an all new, e-shopping friendly site is in the works). I will be personally running this thread, and will also be the point of contact for SF members. Feel free to PM me anytime for comments, questions, and purchase inquiries. Yes, SF members get a discount.

    Like countless of members on this forum, SF has been an indespensable part of my daily routine for some years, so I am ecstatic to be able to share our store right here. Many thanks to Fok & Co for this opportunity, and I will look forward to hear from you all!


    Robin Chang (nutcracker)

    OAK ROOM
    BELLAVITA B1F
    No.28, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist.,
    Taipei, 110 Taiwan
    www.oakroom.com.tw
    Facebook

    Please also check out our INSTAGRAM (which doubles as my own)



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    We are located on B1F of BELLAVITA, the premier luxury shopping mall in Taipei

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    Store Interior

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    RTW Shoe Wall: Gaziano & Girling, Edward Green, Carmina, and Foster & Son

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    Bags & Accessories side: Rutherfords, Ettinger, Tateossian, Il Quadrifoglio & more
     
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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Wow, great to have you guys on board.
     

  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Pictures from our opening and past trunk shows!

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    Grand Opening Sep. 5, 2014, with our special guest Andy Murphy from F&S (conversing with our VIP guest)

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    Opening Press Conference (televised on news!)

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    F&S Trunk Show

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    Andy and Jon from F&S

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    Jon measuring a client

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    G&G Trunk Show

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    Daniel at work!

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    Atsushi Qnai (Il Quadrifoglio)

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    Local celebrity fan of Il Quadrifoglio!

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    Il Quadrifoglio Bespoke
     

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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you! Couldn`t be happier to be here!
     
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  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    On Online Purchasing:

    While our current ONLINE CATALOG is very rudimentary, feel free to browse them. Size is currently mostly 6~9.5. Yes, small for international standard, but we will be increasing the size to 10.5 or 11 for our May shipment.

    The Chinese New Year Clearance we are currently running may be of interest to some of you.

    Listed price includes 5% VAT, which overseas clients could deduct.
    I`m happy to give SF members 10% off the list price for all non-sale items.

    We currently only accept Paypal (in USD)


    Please inquire / PM me for size availability, since our stock changes all the time (especially on sale items)

    We are working on a a more spiffy, e-commerse website set to launch next month. Until then, I will take all orders personally.
    Please bare with us!

    PM me or email me at:
    [email protected]
    for inquiry/comments/terms
     
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    This looks fantastic, Robin.

    All the best with your venture and if I ever happen to pass through Taipei, I'll make sure to drop in.

    Hopefully, you'll be able to entice more Japanese shoemakers to visit Taipei and to hold trunk shows in your excellent store.
     

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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you folks for your kind words! Yes, we already have some Japanese makers in line for later this year. Once its official, I will post it here on the thread! :)
     

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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Neat! You've always been a strong contributor here, Robin, so I imagine (and see in the pics) that your store is outstanding. I love Taipei and will certainly stop by if I'm fortunate enough to travel there again.
     
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    Looking forward to work with some japanese shoemakers!!
     

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    This is terrific, Robin! I've been meaning to stop by and will try to do so in the next couple weeks. Look forward to checking out the store.
     

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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks!! Really hope to meet you one day. Please do visit us!
     

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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Let me know when you`re planning to be visit Taipei the next time, perhaps I can arrange something :)
     

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