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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Give them a call if you can. They've (always) got a lot going on, and now in particular with Sandy-->winter storm, etc. Or try a PM here (and you could go across the board with Epaulet, Leftofthedial, and Epauletfemme). They'll get back to you, that's for sure.
Only problem with Epaulet customer service is the extremely high standard that they continually set for themselves. smile.gif

I will try to give them a call this afternoon in that case, I had a whackload of questions about my awkward fitting body and their sizing haha, so I had originally figured email would be a bit easier, but I'll make the call so I can get my order placed :)  

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Assuming they aren't pinned under a collapsed pile of shipping boxes, I think they will be very helpful.
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any update on Trouser Brolive Brushed Tweed SO?
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If I didn't already have too many winter jackets as it is, I would be placing an order for this right now instead of posting on here.

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1877/Epaulet-Special-Edition-N3-dsh-B/Detail
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

I will try to give them a call this afternoon in that case, I had a whackload of questions about my awkward fitting body and their sizing haha, so I had originally figured email would be a bit easier, but I'll make the call so I can get my order placed smile.gif  

Yes, please feel free to give us a call! Dylan's at the Brooklyn store today, and it's usually pretty quiet there on Fridays, he'd be happy to help you. The number is 718-522-3800, and you can call anytime between now and 7PM, EST.
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Originally Posted by Wally View Post

I'm intrigued by the n3-b. How heavy is it weight wise? I'm looking for something warm but not too heavy and I think this may be it.

Overall, the jacket is quite light. I'd put it on the same weight as a technical insulated gore-tex piece by Arc'teryx, maybe a tiny bit heavier than that. Certainly lighter than a down jacket by the likes of Canada Goose.

If you like the style, I think that you'll find this jacket to be a near-perfect balance of weight and warmth. It's not so hot or heavy that you're suffering in a car, on a subway, or inside a heated building. But with a good sweater it's SERIOUSLY warm.

One of my main pet peeves is retailers presenting some sort of flimsy wool outerwear piece and telling customers that it's "toasty warm." Yeah. As if that coat you slapped together in the garment district of a cheap wool blend with a cotton liner is really going to stand up to a freezing, windy January day in Chicago. Who the hell are they kidding? Some dudes can make it through the most freezing day in the Canadian wilderness wearing a Barbour jacket and a hoodie, but believe me, I'm not one of those dudes.

For a freezing day, this jacket needs a thick layering piece underneath - like a very thick sweater or even a down shirt from the likes of Patagonia. Hook that up, and you can shrug off the most freezing days. A Spiewak US-made snorkel parka was my only winter jacket for two years in Vienna, and it can totally stand up to even the "Russian Cold Fronts" that come blowing through that city. The huge hood is a life saver on windy days too.
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Originally Posted by sharkminusbear View Post

My plan is a pair of bean boots for tougher weather like snow or heavy rain. These Indy's in chromexcel will hold up just fine for everything else, the leather is pretty water-resistant anyways and the commando sole can handle damp weather and some ice.

Thanks for picking up the Aldens! And this is excellent advice on the Bean Boots, I also have a pair for when I need something totally waterproof.
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Interesting smile.gif
 Also looking at these boots. And my first pair of Aldens was LWB in this same leather, which incidentally has just been restocked. I love them, and those Indys look very tempting. Especially since I'm looking for some boots right now, but I'm not sure they will stand up to the kind of weather we have in winter. Not that I'll be swimming in them, but I guess something along the lines of kudu Indy with lug soles would be more appropriate. I don't like the kudu nearly as much as this CXL version though. Arrrgh, gotta decide before they are gone ffffuuuu.gif

Haha, well outside of the Bean Boot hyping that I just did above this reply, Natural Chromexcel is actually a great choice for lousy weather. It's a tough oily leather that easily stands up to rain and snow. I'll often wear my Natural CXL longwings on lousy rainy days. Put a little bit of Sno-Seal or the equivalent on it, and you're good to go. The leather will have a lot more personality than Kudu.
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Originally Posted by sharkminusbear View Post

So bad for my wallet... I've never seen a non-cordovan version with this kind of stitch, so cool. I happened to be looking for this exact type of boot in natural, and it looks like I grabbed the last pair in my size. First pair of Alden's, I hope they fit as well as those Carmina Steinbeck's...

Me too - let me know what you think! Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by Reginald Bartholomew View Post

Moleskin: wash before hemming?

Yes, I'd say so - especially if you're going to hem them with no break.
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Order placed for natural CXL Indys! I was looking for casual boots and these came up.

Great and useful makeup, thanks Mike and Adele. How do you care for these? I have Saphir Reno, any CXL care products you can recommend for keeping the leather in good shape?
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Mike, can snow seal be used on the carmina Steinbeck brown chromexcel?
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Just got the blackwatch trousers. #literallyjizzinmypants nice
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Fair Isle Shirt and Johnstons Scarf from EP...still no voice, UGH. Haven't worked out in 3 days to rest this thing outta me and I'm already going mental, but hopefully the Butternut Squash Soup and Stuffed Okra from this GREAT new Lebanese place by me will get me feeling better:
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Sweatshirt (W&H)
Jeans (LVC '67 505 - like 14 days in a row)
Boots (AldenxLSxSE Conservation Boot)
Vest (Schott)
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Yes, please feel free to give us a call! Dylan's at the Brooklyn store today, and it's usually pretty quiet there on Fridays, he'd be happy to help you. The number is 718-522-3800, and you can call anytime between now and 7PM, EST.

 

Gave a call, had a good chat with someone, although I'm not exactly sure who haha - either way, after getting some things sorted out, I have some 34 Houndstooth Walt Trousers on the way, and a 36 Gunmetal Chino as well.  I couldn't be more excited!   

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Fair Isle Shirt and Johnstons Scarf from EP...still no voice, UGH. Haven't worked out in 3 days to rest this thing outta me and I'm already going mental, but hopefully the Butternut Squash Soup and Stuffed Okra from this GREAT new Lebanese place by me will get me feeling better:

Hah, I was just gonna ask if you had retired that vest. Remember the pics from back in the day. Hope you get well soon.

Btw, I've ordered a scarf too. I think from all main categories I only have yet to order a sportcoat. Don't really wear them, but several months earlier I would have said the same about chinos happy.gif

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


You're going to love the Navy Steep Twills, the hand on that stuff is so nice.

 

Holy crap, that is an understatement!  Mine were just delivered and I'm glad I jumped on it - I'm not sure size 30 even made it onto the site...

 

For anyone on the fence:

  • Navy Steep Twill is amazing - great color and rediculously soft
  • Navy UK Donegal color tone is just awesome - looks better in person even
  • The flannel (I have the Oxford Grey) looks polished but feels as comfy as sweatpants
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Originally Posted by nathanl View Post

Holy crap, that is an understatement!  Mine were just delivered and I'm glad I jumped on it - I'm not sure size 30 even made it onto the site...

For anyone on the fence:
  • Navy Steep Twill is amazing - great color and rediculously soft
  • Navy UK Donegal color tone is just awesome - looks better in person even
  • The flannel (I have the Oxford Grey) looks polished but feels as comfy as sweatpants

I can't confirm the navy steep twill just yet as mine are still on the way, but this flannel plum herringbone shirt I just got is stupidly soft. I'm so tempted to get the tan one too but I need to scale back on "me gifts" as the holidays are coming up.
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Epaulet speckled cream chambray shirt and merino spruce sweater. The color of the sweater doesn't quite come through in the photo. Perhaps Mike knows why it is so difficult to photograph greens. In any case it is a gorgeous colour. Get it.

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If you missed out on the Natural CXL LWB before, don't sleep. They are wonderful, and age amazingly.


I'm very tempted by the Natural Indys, esp w/ the commando sole. If I wear 10D in the Leydon last and it fits well, should I stick w/ it for True Balance or go down to 9.5D? Just seems so odd to wear a 9.5--I'm a 10.5 in most things, and an 11 in running shoes (11 on the Brannock device).
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