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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Nice meeting you too wj4. It was great meeting everyone. Very happy to try on the vass and a couple of other pieces. I behaved, walked out with 2 luchino polos. The Luchino shirts are special. i dont think pictures do these justice, they are a must have in real life. I got the navy, it'll work with most of my rivets and walts. Oisin is to blame for me getting the green one.
The store is exactly what you would expect from mike and Adele. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but they provide the best customer service. they love what they do and it shows. Mike also "knows everything there is to know about the shrimping business."
I might bring my own lawn chair next time I visit. I can geek out talking to mike and co about shells, matching pebbled grain accessories, walts, soft shoulders, upcoming eggplant cotton trousers... I had a wonderful time, I'm sorry I missed argentino, svb, and other regulars but I had to leave early.
That's right, epaulet Santa Monica already has regulars.
Funny how many are former sneaker heads!

Loved your #4!
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

MrDV, you're right about those polos. My wife called me over to those on the table and commented specifically on the fabric. Might have to reconsider them; I'm normally not a polo man...

do it. I already looked at the burgundy one online when I got home. I know, im sick.

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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post


Funny how many are former sneaker heads!

Loved your #4!

thanks, I love wearing them. not many people irl notice them.

 

my last 2 remaining sneaker head kicks. i'm afraid to wear them. last time I wore my original grape #v the sole crumbled like dry play doh. very traumatic.

 

4 sneaker heads only (Click to show)

 

97 foamposites, 00 spacejam xi. they had a ton of dust on them. I wiped them down tonight.

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^OG Foams! At one point, the sole was clear, right? Haha. Those Space Jam 11s came out in the 10th grade for me. Prior to that, I did not know people lined up for sneakers. And by 'lining' up, I meant getting to the store 15-20 mins before it opened. Not camping out for days currently.

Hopefully the drive back wasn't bad for you. I'm still trying to determine when I should shoot up back home tomorrow foo.gif
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Much thanks to Mike and Adele for the great hospitality at the opening. Brought my wife and son, and Mike and Adele greeted all of us and kindly offered us a drink I ended up picking up one of the chambray LBMs (they are frickin amazing), some navy rivets, and the wife grabbed a scarf. I wish them nothing but the best and look forward to many more visits!
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Epaulet Purveyors OR Customers - Can you please point me in the direction of where I can see pictures of the Slim Walter Trousers from a side view? Two of the most important fit-components for me are that of the thigh and seat. I don't like trousers or chinos that are loose in the thigh and seat (ala Jcrew urban slims). I've searched the Epaulet shop website and this thread, with limited success. 

 

Also, what are Factory Finds, and where can I find them?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post

Epaulet Purveyors OR Customers - Can you please point me in the direction of where I can see pictures of the Slim Walter Trousers from a side view? Two of the most important fit-components for me are that of the thigh and seat. I don't like trousers or chinos that are loose in the thigh and seat (ala Jcrew urban slims). I've searched the Epaulet shop website and this thread, with limited success. 

 

Also, what are Factory Finds, and where can I find them?

 

Thanks in advance.

Funny enough, this post in the Howard Yount thread has a profile photo of Epaulet Walts.

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Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post

Epaulet Purveyors OR Customers - Can you please point me in the direction of where I can see pictures of the Slim Walter Trousers from a side view? Two of the most important fit-components for me are that of the thigh and seat. I don't like trousers or chinos that are loose in the thigh and seat (ala Jcrew urban slims). I've searched the Epaulet shop website and this thread, with limited success. 

Also, what are Factory Finds, and where can I find them?

Thanks in advance.
Thighs and seats are an easy fix any competent tailor can do. I always get the rear taken in on nearly all trousers I own, not just excluded to Epaulet branded ones.

Factory Finds allow for you to special order limited fabrics, be it shirts, pants, or jackets. Once an event is ongoing, they will be live on Epaulet's website.
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Hey guys, I would love your opinions on a few suede shoes.  

 

  1. I'm looking to grab some versatile suede shoes for office and casual (jeans, khakis, etc.) occasions, primarily the latter.  I really like the looks of the Epaulet Carmina snuff suede monks, and I currently don't have any monks that I wear (had some years ago).  I also like the looks of the Alden chukkas and Epaulet Alden plain toe suede bluchers.  Any opinions on these?  Ideally, I'd like to get some Alden snuff suede chukkas regardless, in addition to one of the others.  I'm leaning towards the Carmina double monk.  Thoughts?  Should I consider something else?  Also, I assume all of these are just fine for the fall and winter seasons as well, correct?
  2. If I go with the Carmina (double or single), I'm not sure what size to go with since I don't own any Carminas (party foul I know).  I typically wear an 8D in all of my other dress shoes (Allen Edmonds for example), so the guidelines seem to point to a UK 7D in the Carmina monks.  Epaulet has the single monk in a 7D but the double monk only in a 7.5D.  Would the 7.5D work, assuming I go with the double (which is what I like the most I think)?

 

Sorry for the long post and numerous questions and, again, I would appreciate your suggestions!

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I've found the Inca last (the double monk) to be noticeably wider than the Rain last (single monk). If anything, you might want to size down from your normal size for the double monk rather than up.
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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Hey guys, I would love your opinions on a few suede shoes.  

 

  1. I'm looking to grab some versatile suede shoes for office and casual (jeans, khakis, etc.) occasions, primarily the latter.  I really like the looks of the Epaulet Carmina snuff suede monks, and I currently don't have any monks that I wear (had some years ago).  I also like the looks of the Alden chukkas and Epaulet Alden plain toe suede bluchers.  Any opinions on these?  Ideally, I'd like to get some Alden snuff suede chukkas regardless, in addition to one of the others.  I'm leaning towards the Carmina double monk.  Thoughts?  Should I consider something else?  Also, I assume all of these are just fine for the fall and winter seasons as well, correct?
  2. If I go with the Carmina (double or single), I'm not sure what size to go with since I don't own any Carminas (party foul I know).  I typically wear an 8D in all of my other dress shoes (Allen Edmonds for example), so the guidelines seem to point to a UK 7D in the Carmina monks.  Epaulet has the single monk in a 7D but the double monk only in a 7.5D.  Would the 7.5D work, assuming I go with the double (which is what I like the most I think)?

 

Sorry for the long post and numerous questions and, again, I would appreciate your suggestions!

 

Hey Mr Clemson, I own a pair of single monks, PTB, and wingtips in suede and I would say the most versatile would be the wingtips. The Chukka and PTB are definitely some of my favorite to wear casually with chinos and denim. Monks are too dressy to be honest, at least for me personally. I have taken my shortwings from the office to a night out and they transitioned very well. 

 

I would recommend trying them all with dressy chinos to give you an idea of how they will look in either occasion, given the opportunity. 

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So, whens the new stock hitting the webshop?

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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Hey guys, I would love your opinions on a few suede shoes.  

 

  1. I'm looking to grab some versatile suede shoes for office and casual (jeans, khakis, etc.) occasions, primarily the latter.  I really like the looks of the Epaulet Carmina snuff suede monks, and I currently don't have any monks that I wear (had some years ago).  I also like the looks of the Alden chukkas and Epaulet Alden plain toe suede bluchers.  Any opinions on these?  Ideally, I'd like to get some Alden snuff suede chukkas regardless, in addition to one of the others.  I'm leaning towards the Carmina double monk.  Thoughts?  Should I consider something else?  Also, I assume all of these are just fine for the fall and winter seasons as well, correct?
  2. If I go with the Carmina (double or single), I'm not sure what size to go with since I don't own any Carminas (party foul I know).  I typically wear an 8D in all of my other dress shoes (Allen Edmonds for example), so the guidelines seem to point to a UK 7D in the Carmina monks.  Epaulet has the single monk in a 7D but the double monk only in a 7.5D.  Would the 7.5D work, assuming I go with the double (which is what I like the most I think)?

 

Sorry for the long post and numerous questions and, again, I would appreciate your suggestions!

 

Hey Mr Clemson, I own a pair of single monks, PTB, and wingtips in suede and I would say the most versatile would be the wingtips. The Chukka and PTB are definitely some of my favorite to wear casually with chinos and denim. Monks are too dressy to be honest, at least for me personally. I have taken my shortwings from the office to a night out and they transitioned very well. 

 

I would recommend trying them all with dressy chinos to give you an idea of how they will look in either occasion, given the opportunity. 


Thanks! I may do that. Can I ask which wingtips you have? Also, do you have the Alden snuff suede chukkas? Those are the ones that I'm looking at.
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I tried on the trainers yesterday in the NYC store. They're great. I'm not sure I can bring myself to spend nearly $300 on a pair of shoes that cannot be resoled, but if I get over this psychological hurdle, these are the ones to get.
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Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post

Epaulet Purveyors OR Customers - Can you please point me in the direction of where I can see pictures of the Slim Walter Trousers from a side view? Two of the most important fit-components for me are that of the thigh and seat. I don't like trousers or chinos that are loose in the thigh and seat (ala Jcrew urban slims). I've searched the Epaulet shop website and this thread, with limited success. 

 

Also, what are Factory Finds, and where can I find them?

 

Thanks in advance.


See this post:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/105961/howard-yount-affiliate-thread/3675#post_6539978

 

HYs and Walts side by side. Obviously, how it sits for you might be different.

 

There should be detailed measurements of the Walts and I would imagine you could call them and have them measure the seat/hips for you too, then compare to your best fitting trousers. In Tailor's Tutorial, there is information about what can be adjusted, and you might look there, though I have had a pair of trousers adjusted at the fork, to give me more room. Trousers can be slimmed as another poster noted.

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Great to see pics of the new shop. It looks great!!

 

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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Hey guys, I would love your opinions on a few suede shoes.  

 

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  • I'm looking to grab some versatile suede shoes for office and casual (jeans, khakis, etc.) occasions, primarily the latter.  I really like the looks of the Epaulet Carmina snuff suede monks, and I currently don't have any monks that I wear (had some years ago).  I also like the looks of the Alden chukkas and Epaulet Alden plain toe suede bluchers.  Any opinions on these?  Ideally, I'd like to get some Alden snuff suede chukkas regardless, in addition to one of the others.  I'm leaning towards the Carmina double monk.  Thoughts?  Should I consider something else?  Also, I assume all of these are just fine for the fall and winter seasons as well, correct?
  • If I go with the Carmina (double or single), I'm not sure what size to go with since I don't own any Carminas (party foul I know).  I typically wear an 8D in all of my other dress shoes (Allen Edmonds for example), so the guidelines seem to point to a UK 7D in the Carmina monks.  Epaulet has the single monk in a 7D but the double monk only in a 7.5D.  Would the 7.5D work, assuming I go with the double (which is what I like the most I think)?

 

Sorry for the long post and numerous questions and, again, I would appreciate your suggestions!

 

Either of the Carmina monks will do you well. The single monk is slightly dressier, but both are fine for casual wear. The Alden chukkas are classic, of course, but Carmina's suede is vastly nicer than Alden's. The ~$50 extra cost buys you a whole lot more shoe. This is why I organized the Carmina Suede Chukka MTO -- best of both worlds. Also Carmina uses J R Redenbach leather soles I believe (can the Epaulet guys double check this?), which last forever. I have the double monks (in caramel calf, though) and love them -- such a comfortable shoe in a versatile shape.

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