Do you live in SC? If so, it's good to see another "southerner" on the Epaulet bandwagon. I live in Rock Hill.
Oh, I bet those clemson boys are already having nightmares about Jadaveon Clowney.
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.
The thigh and seat are very proportionate to the overall fit of the trousers. Definitely slimmer than the J Crew Urban Slim (I've owned quite a few pairs of these). And Wis is correct, it's very easy to take in for a slightly competent tailor. If you need specific measurements, feel free to drop me a PM or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As for Factory Finds, we put those up every few months. We do trousers, Rivet Chinos and Southwick jackets. Typically we run more FF for trousers than anything else. The next one should be coming up soon, but I'll let Mike handle that one.
Hey guys, I would love your opinions on a few suede shoes.
Sorry for the long post and numerous questions and, again, I would appreciate your suggestions!
Great to see pics of the new shop. It looks great!!
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.
Suede shoes are one of my personal favorites. I wear them year-round and really don't take care of them much, minus some Nano Protector every now and again.
The Alden chukka and PTB are both excellent shoes. I would say the PTB would be the most versatile of the two, but you can't go wrong with either. I think the blucher lends itself a little better to the "dressy" side of things, but can certainly look great with jeans/chinos and a tee or casual button-down.
The Carmina snuff Salinger is one of the best selling shoes we've done from them. They're a bit less formal than the Rand single monk, but both are great shoes.
Sizing on both Carmina shoes is pretty true. I would recommend a UK7/US8. The Alden chukka runs true to size also and the PTB a half size large, so I would recommend a US7.5.
As for the soles, some of the shoes in the newest delivery are stamped from JR, so that leads me to believe they've been using those soles for quite some time. They really are damn near indestructible.
And, for good measure, these are my snuff Salinger after a year or so of VERY regular wear:
I booked in a ton of restocks last night: Luchino polos, a few shirts, a lot of chinos and trousers, the navy cotton LBM jacket and quite a bit of Saphir product.
I believe Mike is trying to get some stuff online tonight that we didn't receive in NYC.
Good to see you yesterday! I'm glad you dug the trainers! Lemme know if you need some help getting over that hurdle!
Never forget that there are three of us from below the Mason-Dixon on the team! It's always rad when I get to ship close to home, though.
Just wanted to point out that for some reason, the olive moleskin shirt isn't there under outerwear like the navy one is but when i search it, it shows up
is this a glitch or what?
Go ahead and pull the trigger! I said the same thing as you before I ended up grabbing the brown leather ones...and now I love them lol.
Yes, I live in Greenville. Awesome - I'm actually shocked that someone else from SC (and even the upstate) is on here!
I can't wait until that guy is gone. He won that game for them last year...take him off that DL, and we win that game. It's as simple as that. I assume you're a gamecock based on that comment and due to living in Rock Hill (where we never get players from).? : )
Anyhow, I'm so fired up for this Saturday I can hardly sleep! Death Valley will be rocking Saturday night, and we'll be there as always (and will start tailgating early Saturday morning). Go Tigers!
Yeah, I believe that was him. I'd love nothing more than to beat them in Columbia this year and shut him up! Haha.
Greenville is great. The biggest downside is the lack of selection for menswear as compared to larger cities like Atlanta and Charlotte. The good thing is that both are within 2 hours though. The two mens shops in Greenville that I like are Rush Wilson and Smith & James. Both carry pretty good stuff, but RW aims at a slightly older crowd while S&J aims more at guys around my age (20-40; I'm 31). Let me know the next time you're in Greenville. Tons of good restaurants and things to do.
BTW, I'm looking at the responses/advice on the suede shoes and, unfortunately, the Salinger double monk isn't available in a US8 - just 8.5. Ugh...I really love those. Back to the drawing board...
Had a blast at the opening & after-party yesterday. Was awesome to meet a bunch of people, whose names I will likely mix up or mismatch with different screen names. We made a pretty healthy donation of white dog hair to the shop's floor and had a great time hanging out and watching the Epaulet dogs play with ours. The location is pretty fantastic, one of the nicest parts of Santa Monica, and what seems like just the right amount of space for all the product. There are some pretty awesome things on the way as well; Mike and Adele have some great ideas they are working on.
Last night turned into one hell of a party with a small but dedicated crew closing the night out at Max Karaoke on Sawtelle. My wife and I are still recovering. Super fun though, what a great time.