Originally Posted by phoenixrecon
i own that sweater. Its not like J crew at all in any way except that it is also a crew neck.
Originally Posted by breakz
I think the issue is that it looks like a sweatshirt, but it's made of cashmere. So the issue becomes Apolis is selling a $330 cashmere sweatshirt.
It also looks a ton like J.Crew's sweatshirts.
Originally Posted by Mauro
it's safe to say there is no love lost between Apolis and Farinelli's but dibadiba is correct.
I'm not privy to any of this, but my interactions with the Apolis boys have all been positive. When we did our collaboration, samples were made and adjusted and then a new sample cut, at lightning fast speed. This went on until I okayed the final sample, so any fit issues with the coated shirt jacket would be my fault. I don't think that Raan is the most polished designer (compared to say, Ken Chow), but he is conscientious about his craft, and his work is constantly improving. I don't think that re-releasing the limited edition bag was a good idea, not was shutting out some of the original vendors for no reason that's been stated, but I'm going to reserve my judgement, since I haven't talked to either Raan or Shea about this.
Some of the criticisms of the bag itself are unfair. For example, the bag is made of a 17 ounce, softer, fabric than Filson's regular bags. They are still durable, but clearly, are not going to take the same abuse that the 22 ounce waxed cotton bags can take.