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Originally Posted by sridhar3 View Post

Any chance of getting that MDR in grey? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Good call! I love grey jackets too. For this season we're just putting navy into work, but there's always Spring '14. I'll have a bunch of other outer pieces coming along for the Fall.
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Originally Posted by JackL2 View Post

I like the leather jacket!  How much would you expect it to cost, as an estimate?  And would it be MTM/slight tweaks possible or set sizing?

Also, how heavy would the leather be/more info on the leather in general haha!  Better quality than Lewis Leathers hides, you say?  How so? smile.gif

Thanks! I don't have the final cost, but it will be like the Wyatt - around $950 to $1000. Unfortunately these have to be cut as a group, so I can't do MTOs, single pieces, or in-season reorders.

The leather on this piece - and the Wyatt - is really, really perfect. I'll tell you my thought process on it.

Although there's a lot of leather jackets offered at any given time, there's very few that are up to the standards that all of us are looking for. In my mind, you've often got three options (at least for easily purchased, RTW pieces):

1. Overpriced mid-range labels. Something like Hugo Boss, Theory, etc. Not a terrible coat, but made a little too lousy for the price and not designed to last.

2. Heritage or Heritage-ish brands like Schott, Lewis, Vanson, Aero. I love these brands, and we've carried Schott and Vanson in our stores. The thing is, most of their coats are really heavy. You have to like stiff leather and riding details. Lewis jackets are very cropped and really rock and roll. While these companies are putting out excellent products, most of their offerings lack the versatility that we're looking to provide. I sell chinos, but I also sell dress pants, ties, wingtips, and (soon again) denim. Epaulet outerwear pieces should reasonably be able to work with most of the other pieces that we design. If you're going to invest nearly $1K in an Epaulet leather piece, I think that it should look good if you want to dress it up.

3. High-end Labels like Rick Owens, Raf Simons, Gucci, Isaia, Saint Laurent, etc. These brands put out many undeniably beautiful leather pieces, but the prices are sky high. And many of the looks are pretty aggressive.

When we started the Epaulet leather line, I wanted to fill this need for an extremely well made and fairly priced quality piece with the tailored fit that you guys expect from our products. We've gotten fantastic feedback on the coats from everyone who's bought them, and it feels great to offer pieces like this.

Oh, so after that long-winded and twisting reply, to answer your question on the leather, it's the same naked cowhide as the Wyatt. I chose this skin really carefully. It has a fairly thick weight that sits in-between a true motorcycle jacket and a "garment" leather jacket. It sits correctly on your and drapes right when you open it. It's tough and durable, and will age beautifully.

But lots of leather jackets are tough. Doesn't take much to do that. This naked cowhide also has a butter-soft hand and is incredibly comfortable to wear. It feels luxurious and fits like a second skin. I wanted our jackets to feel like a classic Tom Ford Gucci piece (the ones I was el desperado to buy in 2000, but never actually did). I think that we nailed a lot of that feeling with this collection.
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Scarlet Walt today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Nice! It's tough to match red and blue like that, but I think that this came together really well.
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Got lost in the MCA/Guido mix I think shog[1].gif Still grateful for any advice.

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So I had my first tailoring done for the madras walts and I think they've done a good job with letting them out. No more squashing in the sensitive areas lookaround.gif

I think I'll trust them with my newly bought Caine. Speaking of which, I have zero experience with tailoring SCs, so I could really use some help from you guys. I'll be definitely shortening the sleeves to show a bit of cuff, but other than that I think some waist suppression is in order. Not sure about the chest though. If any other pics are required please let me know.

 

 

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Just remembered that MCA became vegan toward the end of his life. Naming a leather jacket after him might not be the best way to honor him. I'm glad others liked the idea, though!
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That MDR is nice, second the idea of releasing it in grey! Also, for the name, how about the Bowery? It evokes that 70's/Ramones/Punk edge without being too over the top...

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Hey Folks,

 

Just letting everyone know the Factory Finds Rivet chinos are leaving Epaulet and on the way to you over the next couple of days. We have a few still finishing up through the factory, but just wanted to keep you updated. Please post pics!

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Originally Posted by EpauletFemme View Post

Hey Folks,

 

Just letting everyone know the Factory Finds Rivet chinos are leaving Epaulet and on the way to you over the next couple of days. We have a few still finishing up through the factory, but just wanted to keep you updated. Please post pics!

Hi Adele, great news. Will we be receiving any email notifications?

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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Scarlet Walt today:

Looks great. I like the combination of strong colors, and shoe/belt choice goes well too.
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Got lost in the MCA/Guido mix I think shog%5B1%5D.gif
 Still grateful for any advice.

I think your plans sound right: shorten the sleeves and I think taking in the waist will look good. Don't be too aggressive with either, IMO, which will keep the jacket very comfortable. Should be pretty minor changes to a really nice look. Good luck!
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From a photoshoot for YHNT
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Love the memorial day shots, Rob. Suit looks like it fits to a T.

Not sure I'm a fan of the whole combo together; worn as separates I'd be all for it. But to each their own. Do enjoy!
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Do you still have the chambray trousers in size 34, or are they all sold out?

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Do you still have the chambray trousers in size 34, or are they all sold out?


Ah sorry, those are all sold out. We had them for a while, but once the weather changed here in NY, they started flying out.
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Hi Adele, great news. Will we be receiving any email notifications?

Yup, everyone should receive an email shipping confirmation. We do international orders separately, so we still may be a day or two out on that.
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Yup, everyone should receive an email shipping confirmation. We do international orders separately, so we still may be a day or two out on that.

 

Got one from Adele today nod[1].gif Can't wait to see how they turned out.

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Ah sorry, those are all sold out. We had them for a while, but once the weather changed here in NY, they started flying out.

Yeah, I can imagine, they look great. I just ordered the Nori tropical wool instead. Hope it's equally nice! 

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I think your plans sound right: shorten the sleeves and I think taking in the waist will look good. Don't be too aggressive with either, IMO, which will keep the jacket very comfortable. Should be pretty minor changes to a really nice look. Good luck!

 

Thanks! I hope everything works out well. I'll try to snap some pics when it's done.

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Also, is there any ETA on the denim stuff to drop?

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