A quick heads-up: we're launching our very first Epaulet shirting Factory Finds tomorrow morning! There's lots of great fabrics at really fantastic prices. If you're burning the midnight oil like I am (actually, more like the 1:40AM oil at this point) then you can see them go online in real time here:
They'll be about 30 fabrics in all. Some of them only have 2-3 available units to order, so if you see something between now and 10:30AM EST (when our weekly newsletter drops tomorrow), then you might want to grab it before the mass announcement. We have a big following for our shirts, so I think that the smaller run fabrics will move pretty fast.
And for you XS and XXL guys, this is an especially great opportunity to stock up!
Mike or Matt, do you guys have the FF shirt swatches on hand in one of your stores? I already picked up a few and am thinking about more but would like to check out the swatches in person.
Also, if any of you want to see which fabrics have sold out, just do a search for FF on the site and you'll get all the swatches. I can see why you guys were digging the greencast denim. I would have liked to have picked up the gauze tartan or cream-navy check too!
OK, so my other two entries...me, a 16 year old HS student, I thought I'd be the next Morrissey, and stayed home most nights listening to Morrissey and Smiths tapes (mixed in with the occasional hardcore) in my oversized Smith's Shirt, Aeropastale Jeans, Stussy Hat, Michel Jordi Watch, and Mood Ring. First time I got laid was in that outfit (yea, it was a lady), and why I took the pic in it!
After taken on the deck outside the window I posed in front of in HS this December
And last entry is from my post college years, I was in a shitty (and thats kind) Indie/Alt Rock band that played mostly in basements to a handful of people who tolerated us (Concert Flyer from 2004, long hair from 2005 (a year later) when my hair actually grew):
After I realized my rock star days were numbered, I got hitched and had a few kids. Oxford Rivets in what probably is my favorite family portrait on the James River between Richmond and Belle Isle.
Here are two entries into the before/after contest drawing hat:
This was in 2005, when I was about 50 lbs heavier. I don't remember what kind of shoes I was wearing in this picture, but it's highly likely to be a pair of sandals complete with white socks.
A week ago, wearing Epaulet from head to toe: Italia red gingham shirt, duck canvas Napoli jacket, oxford grey flannel Walt, Carmina Rands.
Also in 2005. This was about as dressed up as I ever got back then. Footwear was probably a pair of beat up rubber soled bluchers from DSW or something. Notice the cellphone hanging from the belt.
Summer of 2012. Luchino polo, Eapulet western print belt, navy Rivet Chino, Carmina Salingers.
My weight has actually gone up and down a couple of times between 2005 and now, but since I bought my first Epaulet shirt a year and a half ago, I have been able to maintain my current weight, thanks in no small part to my desire to continue to fit into my Epaulet clothing for a long time to come. So not only does Epaulet's stuff look great, they have also been a great diet plan for me.
The trouser and shirt contests were both great, but looking at the pics for this one has really been amazing. Many of us have come a very long way, with Epaulet being a very big part of that transformation!