Why don't men buy clothes on Massdrop?
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Nov 9, 20167326 VIEWS
Something that's been puzzling me about the "Men's' Style" section of MD:
To me "style" mainly means "quality clothes." But I've noticed that almost all the drops of clothes here don't get many buyers--the drop of cheap Chinese polo shirts was the only one I remember selling a lot recently. How does this happen? A well dressed man (not a hoarder) needs 1 wallet, 2-3 watches, and maybe 4 or 5 belts, and these last for 10 years or more. Any man needs a lot more shirts and pants, and those wear out. So why do watches and leather goods far outsell actual clothes here, despite costing as much or more? Is the average MD customer a 15-year-old boy who outgrows his clothes too fast to invest in them? Do accessories arouse more excitement so that people make more impulse purchases?
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nipplethewhale
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Aug 21, 2019
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Shits too damn expensive. I aint paying 50$ for a tshirt that may or may not fit me well
Aug 21, 2019
Megazine
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Nov 24, 2018
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It's because, shopping for clothes online isn't practical. People want to try on clothes, feel texture or see it in front of them. Online shopping for clothes won't be a norm until, AR (augmented reality) becomes widely accessible. Until we can see digital clothing on our body with near precise fitting, while viewing via a tv, mobile phone, or computer screen, I don't think it will be accepted - think of Xbox Kinect. Another possible accessibility, would be if we can make a digital avatar of ourselves, with near hight, and weight accuracy, and then try on the clothing by swapping them on top of our avatar, and mix-match clothing. Today there are sites where they take your measurements, and then show you a catalog of clothing based off them. At this time, this is the most practical way to shop online, which is by sites taking your measurements. Maybe in another decade or less...
Nov 24, 2018
Veda
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Aug 23, 2018
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Style has nothing to do with quality.
Aug 23, 2018
phoenixsong
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Jul 28, 2018
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To me it's about the style. There are many quality offerings here but it's not often I find one that's a fitting match for me
Jul 28, 2018
Hmcbride
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Jul 23, 2018
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Because grown ass real men find a local source. In trying to "save" time you end up losing and wasting it.
Jul 23, 2018
Nannar1
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Aug 23, 2018
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Bro what
Aug 23, 2018
Addison_woods
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Dec 27, 2018
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my guy they don't sell clothes that I wear at your local walmart.
Dec 27, 2018
monkeyc
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Jun 24, 2018
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Too small for me (I'm a larger guy) and expensive with international shipping, for those that even ship internationally.
Jun 24, 2018
Collector
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Jun 23, 2018
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To answer your question about the clothing drops not selling as good (my opinion) is because you cannot try these on which is sometimes needed, you cannot exchange if you buy the wrong size (read the comments on the Naked and Famous jeans, every guy is a size or two off and wants to trade eachother). Watches and the boots or shoes on the other hand, we dont need to try on, simple.
The clothes are quality and I would like to buy a few pair of these $99 jeans but I am not about to roll the dice and hope they fit.
This is the only reason keeping me from buying clothes here, I was thinking of trying a pair on in the store and then ordering them? If i go to the store and try them on wouldnt I buy them since I went through that trouble and I am at the store with product in hand. Yes, but if the drop saved me a few $ I might buy another pair.
Oh and I dont think I like my clothing to have MASSDROP labeled on my trendy clothes either. I do find the clothes in trend which I like, and they are quality. Massdrop the label on the Naked and Famous jeans is......less than cool... in my opinion.
Just my two cents.
P.S. Massdrop, I am for hire, I have a few ideas I would love to share. One is bring RC car stuff back. Those drops were big and thats how I ended up learning about Massdrop. The RC car forums used to spread the word about the drops and thats free advertising.
Im serious, contact me. I am a Massdrop shopper and fan! I would like to work for you.
Chris O
Jun 23, 2018
Collector
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Aug 5, 2018
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Thank you! I wish I had marketing experience.
Aug 5, 2018
Collector
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Aug 20, 2019
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I dont want to spend a hundo and have a poor fit. Hopefully your jeans break in a bit? I.d.k.
Aug 20, 2019
insakna
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May 24, 2018
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because the clothing is almost always either super expensive or hipster garbage or both
May 24, 2018
LCaseyK
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Apr 23, 2018
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Don't wear a watch. Have two wallets, waiting on a drop to replace one of them. Have 8 belts. Have about seventy shirts, mixed among dress, casual, long and short sleeves and polo-type. But the prices here for shirts are out of whack. I can buy Lands' End dress shirts on sale for $25-40 in my size and they last for years. While they may not be trendy, they refresh patterns yearly, and it's a quality product. I do think that the drops tend to cater to more trendy tastes, which means fewer purchasers, and while the shoes are very nice, they tend to be in the +$200 range, which seems a bit of stretch for my budget. Granted, I haven't gone shoe shopping for a bit, so I don't really know value in shoes, so maybe I am missing out with the shoes drops. And pants, Lands' End as well as Levi's.
Could be I just need to up my game, but then we probably wouldn't be shopping here if we knew that already.
Apr 23, 2018
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Apr 23, 2018
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Yeah, not many dress shirts on MD. I think it happened once. Land's End was a quality operation up to about 20 years ago, but now they just outsource to the cheapest factories. I'd rather buy half the shirts at twice the price and wear something I can respect.
Apr 23, 2018
mhwolf
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Apr 22, 2018
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I think it is hard to discount high quality clothing (or shoes for that matter). You are selling quality, not necessarily price. Of course, if you can convince an American Made manufacturer to sell a truckload at one time on The Drop! Well, get to it, pickle chops!!
Apr 22, 2018
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