Thanks so much for providing the recap - appreciate it!
So, yes, please add me to the list for the Navy jacket. I suppose like many on the list, purchase will ultimately depend on the SA details being right. As others have aptly mentioned, this kind of effort and investment would seem kind of pointless without screen accuracy.
One last question, and I apologize if this has been discussed before. Is there an actual commitment from TF to proceed with this project? My understanding is that they were waiting for a certain number on the list and then they would move forward? If we have that number, does anyone have a sense that they have agreed to pull the trigger and take this on? Or is this more a wish list on our part with no firm feedback from them?
Just wondering. And, again, sorry if the group has been having this conversation and covering this ground forever.
Yes Tom Ford has agreed to the project but because of Covid a lot of side projects were shelved including this one. The main issue was getting the required 50 units because let's be honest it's not exactly a cheap jacket. Now besides the above mentioned points the current issue is getting the buttons correct and especially the zipper. Assuming there are no other issues I think this project will move quickly once the required #'s are met.
Sounds good. Thanks. Can I be placed on the list or are there any other steps I need to take?
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Thanks for all the work on this. Please add me to the list for a Navy.
Adding myself to the list! Thanks for all the hard work! I'm all in for this!
Hello. I am also very interested in this jacket as well. Can I be put on the list for the Navy Harrington? I am very excited for this. Let me know if I need to do anything else at this point. Thank you!
Hey @MikeG77 I would love to be added to this list as well for the Navy.
I see you mentioned that we need 50+ confirms to make the project live, but it looks like we already have those numbers? Am I missing something
I have added you to the list and nothing else is needed at this point. Once we have a minimum of 50 confirmed orders the project lead will update the thread and the information will be forwarded to Tom Ford/Luigi who will then e-mail all confirmed parties about pricing, sizing, personalization and s/h.
I've added you to the list and yes on paper we have 50+ but the issue is that we are still sorting the details out with Tom Ford and once that's complete the project lead will update the thread with next steps. There are a few things to keep in mind...
can you put me on the list for the navy Harrington
I was just wondering if there was any movement on this project lately....or if there were any updates.
At this time their are not any new updates but once something happens I'm sure we'll be notified.
Got it. Hopefully soon. Thanks.
Got it. Will continue to stay on the list and await further word. Thanks.
Could I be added to the list for the Navy please?
It's easy to say "I'm in" without knowing the actual price.
Here's the problem you will run into...price increases. No one knows the price, except that in order to get
the screen accurate zipper, you have to shell out an additional $1,000 or something like that...and for a zipper?
Take the TF polo project as an example, it probably would have happened long ago if the price of the polo
hadn't kept increasing. Due to inflation and rarity of materials (such as zippers apparently) I would not be
surprised if the final cost for this jacket is $3,000 per jacket. In which case you will lose about half of the
interested parties. So instead of aiming for 50 confirmed, in all reality, you should probably aim for 100,
since half will most likely drop out. I'm not trying to be negative. Just realistic. A member on here was
trying to get the Y-3 harrington reissued and was in "talks" with the head of adidas, and even though 100
people were interested, adidas didn't even blink, they just passed on it. I realize Luigi has a much better track
record with taking care of Bond fans, but I'm telling you people don't like price increases. I would not be
surprised if 60% on the original list have backed out. Especially after the impact of this pandemic. Look at
the QoS tie project. There were well over enough numbers, maybe double or triple that required to move
forward but it still hasn't budged, due to "production issues" and "materials no longer being available".
I'm not saying give up hope, I'm just saying it won't be a walk in the park or near as easy as the first time.
They have already discussed the pricing increase. Doesn’t seem like many are backing out at this time. I’d say they are still on track with at least 50
It was discussed but there was a lack of harmony over the issue. A lot of people are not willing to pay $1K more for a zipper,
and some people don't want the jacket unless it is 100% screen accurate. But you are looking at a very old list of confirmed parties.
There hasn't been a recount in quite some time. There are not 50 confirmed since the price increase. At this point there is not even a fully
accurate price for the jacket. It could be $3,000, it could be $3,500, could be $4,000. Especially with the US dollar drastically losing value every day.
Church's Ryder 3s went for $550 to $825 to $950 in less than a year.
Nothing has been set in stone. You can expect a massive drop in confirmed orders.
When too much time goes by and price increases, it changes things.
Might I also sign up for the navy one?
If it happens, the project - brilliant. If not, no harm done…
I’d like to be added for the Navy list, thanks!
A current Tom Ford harrington costs $3500 US. I would expect this one to be in that neighborhood.
I would agree with you if they weren't having to "specially source the original zipper" for an extra +$1,000 per order. That's what is really going to turn most people off. Even if it is a special zipper, I believe the brand is RIRI. At most, cost per zipper is what? $8? And if even that. It's Tom Ford's insane markups that turn people off. The QoS Polo was going to be around $375 then the price jumped up to $650 and that's when a lot of people bailed. People don't like to be taken advantage of. And I would say only about 10% of members on this forum can afford or are willing to pay any crazy price that Tom Ford comes up with. The screen accurate Harrington of the first project was $1,800 or something like that. Now we're looking at an almost double the cost price increase (if not more). You can cross your fingers until they turn purple but pushing this through won't be easy.
Like I said before, the QoS tie project has had months and months of more than enough confirmed orders, no problems with pricing, and everyone who is in is ready and eager to pay...they can't get the fabric anymore. The effects of the pandemic are understated. Special projects from Tom Ford might be a thing of the past. And now with the smash-and-grab problem that California is facing ever since the Governor had the brilliant idea to designate theft as a misdemeanor and slap on the wrist, a lot of businesses are facing some real problems and simply trying not to go under.
Can we stay positive? In any event - zipper this or zipper that - I don’t think anyone here expects to receive a brand new limited edition TF jacket for under 2.5k eur or 3k usd…somebody please correct me if I’m wrong…
I know its been a while since there has been an update on this, but given the news special projects are not going to be possible in the short term, is it safe to assume that these are not going to be possible any time soon?
Assuming Luigi is still involved I think it's just a matter of time before projects start back up! I hope everyone who put their name down is still interested as I know this jacket will cost more than before because of inflation.