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congratulations and best of luck in CA!

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No Dodgers stuff and we're cool Mike.

 

Please don't disrespect the Dodgers like that. It's hardly necessary. They're doing a pretty fantastic job of disrespecting themselves as it is.

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Can't wait for the LA store! Looking forward to seeing all the shoes and being able to try on everything.

When does sales tax start officially?
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Congrats and best of luck Mike and Adele! Can't wait to see what kinds of new products and fabrics will become available after the move to LA. Since it's a warmer climate over there, I'm hoping that means you'll start offering even more warm weather options.

As far as new MTO requests, there's only one thing I think I've ever asked for (out of the dozens of things I've asked about) that didn't get much traction...MTO jackets with wider lapels! Not sure that moving to LA would change any of that, but I figured it couldn't hurt to bring it up again.
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EPAULET SANTA MONICA Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hey guys!

I can't believe that it's taken so long for me to make this announcement... but yes... this Fall will be the launch of our first West Coast boutique.

Our address is going to be 1133 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. e're taking over a sublease from "Pasha Fine Jewelry." They still have their name on the awnings if you drive by. Adele and I are personally moving out here to open the shop, so you'll see plenty of us at the store. The grand opening date is planned for the 2nd or 3rd week of August - largely dependent upon when we get our merchandise in.

This has been in the works for a while. Anyone who speaks to me knows how much I love LA. We've been making our chinos here for years, and it's always been a pleasure for me to visit. Our trunk show last Fall was a huge success (despite my pain-in-the-ass downtown location), and we thought that it was time to have a presence here. The store is going to be a nice manageable size (1000sq feet) that will give it the same personal vibe as our NYC shops.

The Santa Monica spot came after a lot of deliberation. We looked in a lot of locations: Downtown, Echo Park, Silverlake, Melrose, Hollywood, etc. We wanted a similar vibe to our NYC shops. A nice neighborhood location and a comfortable place to walk around was crucial. Our Lower East Side shop is largely a destination, and very few of our customers actually live in that neighborhood. But guys feel comfortable trekking out there because there's a great food and nightlife scene in the LES. I'm hoping that they'll feel the same way about the shop on Montana. There's a lot of great restaurants around. The beach is down the block. We're good friends with the Unionmade guys, and they're not far away at the Brentwood Country Mart. The 3rd Street Promenade is there in case you need an Apple computer or Hollister cargo shorts (I keed, I keed). And parking is easy. There's cheap and pretty much always available meters out front, and free residential parking alongside Montana. Overall, it's a really pleasant place to visit and made a day of things if you don't live close by.

Another exciting thing about a West Coast location is my access to the garment district here. You'll see a TON of product expansion from us in the next season. We'll have a lot of new product coming in, at all ends of the price spectrum. The LA garment center is excellent - especially for more casual basics - and I intend to use my close proximity to the fullest.

I'd love to hear any and all suggestions from guys in LA. Tell me what products you want, things you'd like to see, if the store hours work for you, feedback on the space.. anything. We'll certainly do a grand opening event and invite everyone. And we can host periodic trunks shows and meetups. We'll have a lot of product available for custom ordering and MTO work, and it would be great to give everyone an opportunity to see it in person.

And.... regarding sales tax. With a physical location here in CA, we will have to charge sales tax on both in-store and online purchases. Just having an affiliated business here tips that requirement - Amazon.com had to do it just because of their affiliates here. But that said - I hear ya. We'll put something in place to lessen the impact, I promise smile.gif.

Congrats you guys! Small business' dream right here, and that's super exciting. Best of luck to you all -

Please do post when you nail down a grand opening; I will do my best to make a trip down to finally visit.
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Congrats Mike and Adele! That's fantastic to hear. We'll miss you in Brooklyn, though!

 

Looking forward to new product coming out of the LA home base, too.

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Congrats Mike and Adele! That's fantastic to hear. We'll miss you in Brooklyn, though!

 

Looking forward to new product coming out of the LA home base, too.

Mike and Adele are moving to LA for good?

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Does anyone have a fit picture(s) or can anyone link me to a fit picture(s) of these paired with some denim and also a picture with shorts as well. I can't try them on to see the look and I can't find any fit pictures so far.
Link - http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/sale/products/thorogood-for-epaulet-horsehide-no-542-work-oxford
 

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Navy Epaulet belt and seersucker Walt:
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Congrats! and welcome to California.
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Woot. This is gonna be epic. Ok now to stock up before sales tax hits.
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Of course this happens AFTER I move away from LA! This might just be enough to make me come back...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Does anyone have a fit picture(s) or can anyone link me to a fit picture(s) of these paired with some denim and also a picture with shorts as well. I can't try them on to see the look and I can't find any fit pictures so far.
Link - http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/sale/products/thorogood-for-epaulet-horsehide-no-542-work-oxford
 

I can do this tomorrow!  Too late in the day for me now, but just you wait.

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I can do this tomorrow!  Too late in the day for me now, but just you wait.

Awesome, I appreciate it!

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I can do this tomorrow!  Too late in the day for me now, but just you wait.

Oh, I also have another question about these.. The page says I can expect them to fit a full size large, but I feel it would be a good idea to ask another person who owns them. If I'm a true 12.5 would an 11.5 be okay, since that's the biggest they have in stock anyway?

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