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Aww man, I missed out on that chambray last time and I'm still kinda broke from X-mas, hope there's an XL left at the end of the month when I have a bit more disposable cash confused.gif

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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

navy pythons

 

Where are these navy pythons of which you speak?

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Where are these navy pythons of which you speak?
Mike will put a pre order up once he gets back home. Check the Epaulet X Carmina MTO thread for more info.
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

That jacket is so nice. And so is the Eisenhower.

Any chance you'll ever make it with epaulets? Or shall you remain ironically epaulet-less?

Haha, yet another year and it's looks like we're still Epaulet-less. Maybe we'll swing that on a Safari shirt, but nothing else on the horizon.
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Fitting that the store owner has the bossest looks... I especially love the one-off Southwick.

Thank you sir!

I'm meeting with Southwick in about a week and I'll bring back some off-price swatches. For the first time, I'm going to try to do a "factory finds" concept for our sportcoats. We don't need a lot of people per fabric - probably just a minimum of 4 or so, but every jacket has to be made in the same shape, same buttons, etc. But the price can be REALLY good - we're talking like $450 with a phenomenal cloth. This was a bit tough with our old site, but the new one will make it a breeze. And all of the jackets for these runs can be done in shorts and longs.
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Also need to note, great photography on Mike's shots!

Thanks Wisith! All of my recent shots are done with either Sony cameras (RX100, RX1, NEX-6) or the Iphone. I do all of my processing in Aperture.
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Any plans for the Thompson in other leather styles?

Definitely, although I think that I'm going to use the Queens last for my Spring PTB styles. It's a little lower in the toe box and sleeker. The Thompson looks great with thicker, tougher leathers.
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

This is been asked before and I've read some of the responses, but what do you suggest doing in terms of hemming vs rolling up for rivet chinos. I'm short (5'4) and have been rolling up the pants but it gets bulky and looks bad because I have to roll it up almost four times. I have 5 rivet chinos and am thinking about getting them hemmed, but not completely sure about it.

I'd definitely advise getting them hemmed. And you'll want to get them tapered a bit too, because the leg will naturally get a little wider if you're hemming at something like a 28" inseam. I would suggest:

1. Wash and hang dry the chinos at least once to eliminate any length shrinkage.
2. Wear a pair of shoes that you would typically wear with the chinos
3. Take it to a good tailor with a decent eye. The tapering will allow you to get the precise fit that you want at the bottom. Many guys opt to taper their chinos for a smaller leg opening, thereby giving a snug fit at the ankle and allowing the chinos to stack on top of your shoes.
4. Many guys also get them hemmed with the intention of wearing them cuffed. Just show the tailor what size cuff you'd like to wear and he can figure out how much length to remove.
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Originally Posted by pwnstar View Post

For what it's worth, the two main things I'd love to see for spring/summer:

1) A linen safari shirt (with rolled up sleeves/buttons) in the normal epaulet sizing—I think you had one last summer but with narrower shoulders/no sleeve button (the EP-offshoot brand). I have yet to find a great version of this, and I trust epaulet to do it best!

2) Some unstructured linen blazers/suits.

Hmm. We'll definitely do a mainline Epaulet shirt in a safari pattern, but I'm leaning towards a lightweight cotton lawn fabric rather than linen. But I'll keep an eye out, and I'm definitely open to doing a linen shirt if we can find the right cloth.

In terms of linen suits, we've got great possibilities here!

I'm pretty sure that we're going to run a grey linen jacket with matching trousers as suit separates, so that will be one option that you can buy straight off the rack.

I'm also going to run about 5 other linen trousers, in a whole range of colors. Navy, grape, grey, natural, etc. In all of these fabrics, a matching special order jacket can be made for $825. That jacket can be the natural shoulder (Caine, Weller) or the soft shoulder (Napoli) model. Lined or unlined - your choice. You can even do the Barrett double breasted model. And of course, you can buy the jacket by itself if you just want it as a sportcoat - there's no need to purchase the matching trouser.

We can do this with any of our Spring trouser fabrics, provided that we have available inventory on the cloth. We'll work on hosting this on our new website once the trousers come in.

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Also, if you're thinking of doing more of the Napoli in duck canvas, please think about using the moss fabric. I've found that colour to be really versatile and easy to wear in the chinos, but it would still be a bit different.

We won't stock the Napoli in Moss duck, but it could be special ordered in that. It could be ordered in all of our colors actually - French Blue, Plum, etc. Pricing on that would be $625, and you can drop a line to Matt to get the ball rolling.

Two caveats
1) A jacket in Moss or Desert will be REALLY stiff. Since you can't wash it, you'd have a bit of a break in period to contend with.
2) If you intend to make a Duck Canvas suit, then you'd want to start with a brand new or relatively new pair of chinos or Walts. Duck Canvas fades quite fast with washing, so it will look unmatched if you try to wear a new jacket with a well-worn pair of pants. For anyone intending to wear both pieces as a suit regularly, then I'd advise dry-cleaning the trousers to keep the color in line with the jacket.
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Originally Posted by stlms3 View Post

I roll my rivets and hem my walts with a cuff on wool and none on cotton. It gives me a bit of everything and rivets really are my causal pants. I think I wear jeans hiking and working on the car.

... Damn, too bad the veneto next year will be a true navy. That is the exact color of my montecore quilted blazer from this year. What color will the vest be? A vest was one piece of outerwear that I did not get this year, so it will be at the top of my list next year! I am sure that I will be getting it regardless of color

The vest is amazing. It's a dark grey mini-herringbone that reads as charcoal with the slightest hint of Navy. The hand on this cashmere is ridiculous! The 3/4 coat will be a heathered true dark grey.
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I decided I would take and upload more detailed pictures of my Carmina caramel double monks. Some people asked me about my care regime last time I uploaded a picture. I think they have worn beautifully and have loads of character.

I have had them for about 7 months, worn 2-3 times a week and polished about every two months. I keep shoe trees in them when they aren't being worn. I polish them with Saphir neutral and then go over them with a bit of dab of water to even out the wax. Then I just buff them with a brush and a cotton rag.
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Beautiful! Love the pics.
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Thanks, Frank. The jacket is burgundy cord and shirt is navy flannel.

I'm tempted on the chambray shirt too but I'm going to get the navy pythons and some sort of the Austerity boot so gotta restrain myself frown.gif

This look is f-ing perfect. What a great way to wear the white chinos. Adele and I were really impressed and we saw your shots - and that's after two full days of watching dudes peacock-it-up to psychotic degrees in Florence. Nice wook!
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Where are these navy pythons of which you speak?

Going online next week! I'll post up the link when it's live. It will be a special order project for a Queens-last Captoe bal in Navy Python.
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Fitting that the store owner has the bossest looks... I especially love the one-off Southwick.

Thank you sir!

I'm meeting with Southwick in about a week and I'll bring back some off-price swatches. For the first time, I'm going to try to do a "factory finds" concept for our sportcoats. We don't need a lot of people per fabric - probably just a minimum of 4 or so, but every jacket has to be made in the same shape, same buttons, etc. But the price can be REALLY good - we're talking like $450 with a phenomenal cloth. This was a bit tough with our old site, but the new one will make it a breeze. And all of the jackets for these runs can be done in shorts and longs.

 

I'd love something in the same fabric as the Ironwood tweed trousers you did recently.

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$450ish "factory finds" style jackets? You're going to ruin me, financially. The only thing that's kept my sportcoat buying at bay, so far, is the ability to talk myself out of a $700 jacket. A $450ish jacket, though? It's over.
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$450ish "factory finds" style jackets? You're going to ruin me, financially. The only thing that's kept my sportcoat buying at bay, so far, is the ability to talk myself out of a $700 jacket. A $450ish jacket, though? It's over.
Haha, at $700 you can probably do a full suit.

Thanks for the compliment, Mike!

I'll be waiting for the navy pythons to go live as well as deciding what kind of austerity boots I want. I plan on only buying 4 or so pair of shoes and boots this year and looks like they're all Carminas!
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$450ish "factory finds" style jackets? You're going to ruin me, financially. The only thing that's kept my sportcoat buying at bay, so far, is the ability to talk myself out of a $700 jacket. A $450ish jacket, though? It's over.
This is big danger. :-o
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

$450ish "factory finds" style jackets? You're going to ruin me, financially. The only thing that's kept my sportcoat buying at bay, so far, is the ability to talk myself out of a $700 jacket. A $450ish jacket, though? It's over.

My thoughts exactly. I can see myself ordering two of these babies. Can't wait to see what's in store for this project.
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This is big danger. :-o

Agreed. I am eyeing the double breasted navy right now.

Mike, can you do that in a short mto?
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Really excited about a $450'ish sportcoat. I could easily see myself getting at least a couple.
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450ish sport coats? I see a divorce in my near future frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

I'm meeting with Southwick in about a week and I'll bring back some off-price swatches. For the first time, I'm going to try to do a "factory finds" concept for our sportcoats. We don't need a lot of people per fabric - probably just a minimum of 4 or so, but every jacket has to be made in the same shape, same buttons, etc. But the price can be REALLY good - we're talking like $450 with a phenomenal cloth. This was a bit tough with our old site, but the new one will make it a breeze. And all of the jackets for these runs can be done in shorts and longs.

I need a couch to jump up and down on!!!
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I plan on only buying 4 or so pair of shoes and boots this year[…]

Good luck! lol8[1].gif

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450ish sport coats? I see a divorce in my near future frown.gif

Wellers for everyone.
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