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[Triumvir] – 2012 Official Discussion Thread

Nov 07, 2012 @ 23:49
Time to clear some things up. It's been interesting seeing the conversation evolve and how much misinformation is mixed in there with some legit truths. The opinion based parts of the discussion I'll leave be, each person is entitled to their own opinion such as liking or not liking the direction of the company. I say company here and not brand because as a brand we have not really been progressing. That is a deliberate business decision and not a creative one. Our failure as a company was the issue in the past, not failure as a brand (evident by the fact that years after it's death, we are still here talking about it). Triumvir remains 333% independent; so no, Karmaloop doesn't own any piece nor does anyone else. It is owned by a parent company which I setup and am majority owner. It took me and some friends almost 2 years after the original crew left to dig Triumvir out of it's financial hole then begin to reorganize the business itself. As most on here know, I work on a few brands currently (CKDOUT & Orisue) so I'm not as hands on in day to day activities like before; that being said, the current team and I meet weekly so I'm always involved with each decision we make (and I stand the fuck by it right or wrong). It is true that the founding creative force behind Triumvir have moved on and we still see each other at gatherings but that's life and we all get to choose for ourselves. I hear some of you on here complain about prices of goods, either they are new fans that didn't know how much our shit use to cost or they are old supporters that forgot. We specifically made the decision not to wholesale to shops and other retailers, this actually allowed us to bring down the price of our goods. Tees use to be $34 - $36 MSRP and now it's $28. Yes the prints are pricey but they were not cheap to make, we tested some cheaper places and would have been able to sell those at $100 - $150 but the quality sucked and for me that wasn't good enough. I hear some say they are now getting older and more into grown shit, well they must not be that grown if all they're looking for is another tee. I grew up and have my own place and office now so I want art that isn't from an Ikea and drinkware that doesn't look like something my 6th grade teacher had. I sure as hell don't want some Urban Outfitters' hipster cup either. We simply went and made shit we liked and wanted in our life. If you don't like it or can't afford it, don't buy it. We charge reasonable margins based on how much it costs us to make and what the general market price is, go do some comparison shopping and see for yourselves. Let's not forget that this has to be a business first guided by those principles and mechanics for it to be sustainable. Add the fact that we have no funding behind us so all we're able to do is continually make small investments based on performance. We have been talking more and more about new designs and starting to re-release some cut and sew to start, perhaps with minor tweaks in fabrication, etc. However these things take an extraordinary amount of resources to accomplish so we have to be on firm footing to be ready for it. Design wise I still continue to work closely with Vincent and Mikey so really it's the same group of people with a few new ones and a few old ones gone. It is a bit disappointing to hear that a few fans feel they are being milked but if there's one thing working on Triumvir for so many years has taught me is you can't please everybody nor should you try. We are who we are, that's how it's been and how it will be. Anyone got real brass balls feel free to make me an offer to purchase Triumvir and we'll see how well you can run it smokeyface
Nov 08, 2012 @ 03:42
Lion Parka on the horizon? Please say yes.
Nov 10, 2012 @ 19:42
Lion Parka on the horizon? Please say yes.

It's a strong likelihood for that piece but realistically it wouldn't be until Fall 2013 that we would have enough time and be right time of year to put it out. We are aiming for Spring 2013 for the first cut and sew piece. Would be reissue off the blocks we have from our Made in the USA collections. The debate at the office has been to not touch the original or to tweak it. Thoughts?
Nov 10, 2012 @ 21:05
^+1 among many for the Lion Parka. Personally, I'd prefer fitted cuffs. I know the original had fitted cuffs, but it had the sleeve go over it covering the cuff. Maybe make the snaps with the studs on the cuff functional or sewed on and have the option to slightly tighten the wrist cuff? Not much of a fan of loose sleeves around the wrist. Just my opinion.
Nov 10, 2012 @ 22:50
I honestly thought it was perfect the way it was. I thought they cuffs were fine. But either way wouldn't really matter to me. I love it so much that the sleeves wouldn't make much a difference to me.
Nov 11, 2012 @ 00:16
Keep the OG Lion Parka. Regret selling my red one that I copped off Brandon few years ago.
Nov 11, 2012 @ 01:31

Nov 11, 2012 @ 19:50
I'd kill for a warrior division hoodie rerelease.
Nov 11, 2012 @ 23:21
Ha. Stay Gold M.

Aight I'm bored. Since we got the hnic checkin the boards, obviously besides new designs, post the top shit you'd hope to see come out.

Top 5 tee rereleases:
1. Kill is Love

2. Victorian Thieves

3. Pin Up/Red Logo

4. Fire Crotch

5. Gemina

Top 3 Hoodies/Outerwear rerelease
1. Constantine Bomber Jacket

2. Lion Parka

3. Warrior Division Hoodie

Any of these likely Deebo??? Hope to see button ups produced again too.
Nov 12, 2012 @ 00:21



Seling the Tanker Jacket in M s/o $80

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Nov 12, 2012 @ 04:20
1. Civil War tee
2. Second to None
3. Legio XIII
Nov 12, 2012 @ 05:18
Meanwhile on Instagram... blushing

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Nov 12, 2012 @ 05:19
Lion Parka on the horizon? Please say yes.

It's a strong likelihood for that piece but realistically it wouldn't be until Fall 2013 that we would have enough time and be right time of year to put it out. We are aiming for Spring 2013 for the first cut and sew piece. Would be reissue off the blocks we have from our Made in the USA collections. The debate at the office has been to not touch the original or to tweak it. Thoughts?

The satin lining on the Lion Park fades out and then ripped on both of the ones I owned. Minor issue since its natural due to wear, but the only thing that should be fixed is the zippers (YKK please). I would be pleased to see the pieces getting tweaked... Wouldn't mind seeing more flannels.

Also I would love to see this come back since it seems that no one got their hands on one:


Thanks for the update Richard. Glad to hear Vincent and Mikey are still in the works... looking forward for whats to come.
Nov 13, 2012 @ 05:05
Yea. I like mines. ....

And I would like to see this. Blk on Blk.
Nov 14, 2012 @ 02:15

Might get flamed for this but fuck it, can I have info on this? Thanks.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Florida State Seminole

Nov 14, 2012 @ 03:36
^Rugby shirt? Part of the "Hell is for Heroes" collection that came out in 2009. Not sure where you can find one nowadays.
Nov 14, 2012 @ 06:10
Thats the only triumvir piece i think ive never worn out of the 40-50 i have, got it in a grab bag awhile back and has sat in my closet just not my style really.
Nov 14, 2012 @ 07:19
hospitaller 3/4th sweater

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Nov 14, 2012 @ 17:26
My Top 5 T-Shirt Re-releases:

1. Finger Tee
2. Kidult
3. Heart Stealers
4. Self-Unemployed
5. Long Kiss
Nov 15, 2012 @ 04:43
<--- cammy tee lol

but really, prince of thieves tee + victorian thieves fitted pls.
Nov 15, 2012 @ 04:56
I have a hospitaler 3/4 sweater. Runs small. So I can't wear it. Brand new. Size large. :/ will trade for xl or even 2xl.
Nov 15, 2012 @ 05:09
Blind Faith dropping tomorrow. Has script like the canvas. I like it. Wonder what the symbol on the blind fold means though. http://instagram.com/p/SCPi79wWne/
Nov 15, 2012 @ 05:35
Still a few days to enter fellas. Here are some select shots from this week.

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Nov 15, 2012 @ 05:38
And @illest1, good find. Blind Faith Tees drop tomorrow at 3pm Pacific.

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Nov 16, 2012 @ 00:03
Blind Faith, out now.

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Nov 16, 2012 @ 00:04

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Nov 16, 2012 @ 13:35
Anyone have a large good condition Hauberk jacket they are willing to part with? Hit me!
Nov 16, 2012 @ 15:19
It would be sweet if they re-released the templar hoodie
Nov 17, 2012 @ 03:16
^ what size you looking for. I have a large I might let go. I also have that hauberk jacket in large I might let go if price is right. Love that jacket. But I need an xl.

Btw If anyone has some extra legio patches I need some. Hmu. Or Armando if you can hook me up that would be dope.
Nov 17, 2012 @ 05:09
I need a shadaloo patch blushing

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