or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread - Page 962

post #14416 of 32683
^I happened to be wearing my 7oz caramel canvas rivets today. I've never noticed it before, but it does have a little bit of the separation now that I looked (I've worn mine probably in the neighborhood of 10 times or so). It's not anywhere near as much separation as the pic posted above though.

Hopefully it doesn't deteriorate too much, but it's not really that surprising given how light weight the fabric is. I was fairly surprised by how much lighter it felt compared to the 10oz ducks. They make great summer pants, but do feel pretty delicate.
post #14417 of 32683
I think the seam issue on the ducks is a fabric thing, because its so porous. Its porosity (if that's a word) is what also makes it so breathable, so I guess you take the good with the bad. I don't even know if using a stronger thread would help, but it might.
post #14418 of 32683

I'm getting it on my oxford cloth rivets as well :( Does it seem to be happening on only the lighter weight pants?

 

Seeing as how I only own a few pairs, and all of them fairly lightweight (digital camo, oxford cloth, and 7oz caramel) does this occur on any of the heavier stuff? Such as the 12oz?


Edited by 0waterbouys - 8/7/12 at 12:10pm
post #14419 of 32683

i only buy the heavyweights (like my chinos to feel like denim), i have the olive twill and the stone khahki.  I think they are both 12oz and don't see anything like this on them.  Worn probably 20x and 10x each respectively.  

post #14420 of 32683
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

I think the seam issue on the ducks is a fabric thing, because its so porous. Its porosity (if that's a word) is what also makes it so breathable, so I guess you take the good with the bad. I don't even know if using a stronger thread would help, but it might.

Yeah, I've had this happen to light-weight trousers from other companies as well.

Also, I think having a snug seat considerably exacerbates the issue. I tend to wear my light-weight trousers a bit looser than I otherwise would.
post #14421 of 32683
Hey guys,

I'm wondering whether or not any of you have ever ran into an issue like the one I'm having with my Carmina loafers. They're gorgeous shoes, but I've only had the chance to wear them twice since purchasing them.

After taking them out of my closet today and putting them on, I felt a really sharp sensation on the heel of my right foot. Taking my Carminas off and looking at them, this is what I see (above the Carmina logo):

2012-08-05%2017.35.10.jpg

Have any of you guys encountered something like this before, and any idea what's causing it? Is there any fix to it? It's an annoying sensation on an otherwise extremely gorgeous pair of shoes (highly recommended).
post #14422 of 32683
Lightweight Rivet Chinos

Hey guys,

Thanks for posting all of the feedback on the lighweight rivet chinos. We've been handling things on a case-by-case basis, but here's things from my side:

1. The seam separation that you're seeing is probably due to wearing a very lightweight pair of trousers with a snug fit on the seat. The oxford cloth and 7oz duck - being the lightest fabrics that we use - will be the most prone to this problem. I want to stress that it's not that common, and we've got plenty of guys who wear the hell out of these chinos without issue. But if you're putting a lot of pressure on that rear seam, then there's a chance that eventually it will start to separate with significant wear.

The good news is - if this happens, it's a very easy fix. Any tailor can stitch down and reinforce the seam back up. If your trousers are new-ish, then drop us a PM and we'll most likely take care of the charge do to that work.

This is less of an issue as you go heavier on the cloth. It's rare to happen in the digi camo and 8oz canvas, and VERY rare with the 10oz ducks and heavier fabrics that we're using. It's like denim and really fine dress pants. Lighter jeans aren't as strong as heavier jeans. Dress trousers in Super 120s' aren't as strong as ones in flannel. It's just the nature of a lighter weight garment, and your seat and hips can put a lot of stress on that seam if they fit you very close.

@jslade - sorry to hear about your Carmina loafers! That doesn't look normal to me at all. I'll send it to Betty and most likely hear back next week after she returns from vacation. It looks like the steel shank might be coming up. We'll absolutely get those fixed or replaced for you.
post #14423 of 32683
Awesome update Mike. Thanks for the quick info and response. This is the reason I buy from Epaulet and will continue to do so. I figured it had to do with the lighter fabrics. Guess its just the nature of the beast. I'll shoot you a pm to work out tailoring and such. Thanks again, I (and I'm sure everyone else) really appreciate this level of communication.
post #14424 of 32683

While I have two pairs of rivets, I only own the oxford s/s popover when it comes to shirts. I really like the fit, and based on measurements, I should fit a long sleeve buttondown in the same size - medium. Unfortunately, the sleeves will probably be about 2 to 2.5 inches too long, so I would need to get them shortened.

 

I know this issue's been brought up before, but I've been searching around pretty heavily over the last 24 hours and I've been getting pretty mixed signals. Has anyone had success with getting that much shortened at a tailor? Are there alternatives? I know MTM is always an option, but I really like Epaulet's offerings and that's the only measurement that doesn't fit off the rack. Every other area fits perfectly.

 

I'm between sizes, so I could probably fit a small (as I'm wearing medium in the popover), but I have a large neck for my size (5' 10", 160lb, 38 chest, 16 collar, 33.5 sleeve from CB, 17.5 to 18 shoulder) and I would be wearing these with a tie for work, so I would need to be able to button the collar.

 

I suppose I just ran around in circles and potentially answered my own question, but I was just wondering if any one had their 2 cents to put in or were in a similar situation. Thanks, gents.

post #14425 of 32683

R u sure they will be 2 to 2.5 inches too long?  Doesn't seem right w/ those measurements, unless you have T-Rex arms.  

post #14426 of 32683
Quote:
Originally Posted by jslade View Post

Hey guys,
I'm wondering whether or not any of you have ever ran into an issue like the one I'm having with my Carmina loafers. They're gorgeous shoes, but I've only had the chance to wear them twice since purchasing them. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
After taking them out of my closet today and putting them on, I felt a really sharp sensation on the heel of my right foot. Taking my Carminas off and looking at them, this is what I see (above the Carmina logo):
2012-08-05%2017.35.10.jpg
Have any of you guys encountered something like this before, and any idea what's causing it? Is there any fix to it? It's an annoying sensation on an otherwise extremely gorgeous pair of shoes (highly recommended).

yikes!
post #14427 of 32683

I measured the shirt I'm wearing now (a spare Uniqlo dress shirt from Japan purchased several years ago) last night, and I got sleeve measurements of 33.5 from center and 24 from shoulder. Based on Epaulet's measurements online, there's about a 2 inch difference.

For example, the blue OCBD lists medium as 35.5 from back and 26 from shoulder. The small is .5 shorter in both measurements, but then the collar would be too tight to button.

 

I suppose it would've been better/safer to say 1.5 to 2 rather than 2 to 2.5; my apologies.

post #14428 of 32683

^ I think you're a bit over thinking it or measuring wrong.  So, you want a shirt that is 24" from the shoulder.  Well, even an XS in EP is 25".  These are shirts made for normal sized people.  You're 5'10".  I'm 5'7" and a medium is fine in the sleeves.  

 

I would give it a try.  Although, I say that reluctantly, only because...you're my size...and no one needs more competition for the shirts...lol8[1].gif

post #14429 of 32683

Thanks, Dbear. I figure at some point there's only so much thinking one can do! I'll probably just pull the trigger on it and see how it goes.

Will report back on that when the time comes.

 

Thanks again!

post #14430 of 32683
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Lightweight Rivet Chinos Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hey guys,
Thanks for posting all of the feedback on the lighweight rivet chinos. We've been handling things on a case-by-case basis, but here's things from my side:
1. The seam separation that you're seeing is probably due to wearing a very lightweight pair of trousers with a snug fit on the seat. The oxford cloth and 7oz duck - being the lightest fabrics that we use - will be the most prone to this problem. I want to stress that it's not that common, and we've got plenty of guys who wear the hell out of these chinos without issue. But if you're putting a lot of pressure on that rear seam, then there's a chance that eventually it will start to separate with significant wear.
The good news is - if this happens, it's a very easy fix. Any tailor can stitch down and reinforce the seam back up. If your trousers are new-ish, then drop us a PM and we'll most likely take care of the charge do to that work.
This is less of an issue as you go heavier on the cloth. It's rare to happen in the digi camo and 8oz canvas, and VERY rare with the 10oz ducks and heavier fabrics that we're using. It's like denim and really fine dress pants. Lighter jeans aren't as strong as heavier jeans. Dress trousers in Super 120s' aren't as strong as ones in flannel. It's just the nature of a lighter weight garment, and your seat and hips can put a lot of stress on that seam if they fit you very close.
@jslade - sorry to hear about your Carmina loafers! That doesn't look normal to me at all. I'll send it to Betty and most likely hear back next week after she returns from vacation. It looks like the steel shank might be coming up. We'll absolutely get those fixed or replaced for you.

One of the many reasons I'll be a customer for life. Kudos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread