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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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Hmm has there been brands, big or small, that have successfully transitioned from being in retailers to direct to consumer?

I would think social media would help in that regard. But I bet the challenge is cultivating an audience willing to buy your stuff.

There’s so much stuff out there that it’s probably difficult to stand out and differentiate yourself, especially in clothing.
 

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Hmm has there been brands, big or small, that have successfully transitioned from being in retailers to direct to consumer?

I would think social media would help in that regard. But I bet the challenge is cultivating an audience willing to buy your stuff.

There’s so much stuff out there that it’s probably difficult to stand out and differentiate yourself, especially in clothing.
gustin was sold in stores for a while and then legit went d2c with the wholesale price
 

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Has anybody here owned or tried Carvil boots?
@Homme ?

many tips on sizing the Dylan boot or any of the Chelsea?
 

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I have the Dylan in fauve (this one), in 9.5 EU / 10.5 US (both are marked on the sole); usually wear 11 us / 44 (in cp achilles and dries for example)

Has anybody here owned or tried Carvil boots?
@Homme ?

many tips on sizing the Dylan boot or any of the Chelsea?
 
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Yeah the Dylan boot is rad. @mmmargeologist and @Parker turned me onto them.
But I'm actually looking more at the Dylan XXL or Chelsea S with the lug soles for a winter boot.

But i'm still into the Paraboot Chamfort after seeing them in the DBF editorial. They're not nearly as cool as Carvil but.
 

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Yeah the Dylan boot is rad. @mmmargeologist and @Parker turned me onto them.
But I'm actually looking more at the Dylan XXL or Chelsea S with the lug soles for a winter boot.

But i'm still into the Paraboot Chamfort after seeing them in the DBF editorial. They're not nearly as cool as Carvil but.
The Dylan S looks really close to my Lemaire boots, but I like the XXL a lot.
 

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I don’t know anything about Private White VC. But what’s the difference between them and say an Everlane or Jomers?

To my uneducated eyes, they all use cost transparency and ethical manufacturing as marketing points for their brands. Is it because Private White is inflating numbers or that they went back on their marketing/pricing strategy of no sales?

Does Private White still sell to retailers or are they strictly direct to customer now?

I read the Jomers founder say he runs his business with a low single-digit profit margin. That’s insane to me and can’t possibly be sustainable. I wonder if he’s being funded by VC’s or private investors.

If I had to guess, the long-term strategy is to eventually get bought out by a large conglomerate.
 

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