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It will be interesting. I still think that slim-straight trousers are the most flattering look on most guys, and I've been of that opinion for about 15 years. We're going to do some patternwork on a single pleat walt which we can offer as an MTO option as well.

This is cool - I believe pleats have similarly had their rep tarnished (albeit for different reasons than black), but they are, in fact, often more flattering than flat fronts.

I would agree though that a slim-straight cut (and by "slim-straight" I mean the slightest taper to capture the natural shape of the leg) is generally the most appealing and universal of fits for men's pants.

EDIT: A black, two eyelet chukka, Mike. A la Daniel Craig's "Istanbul" suit in Skyfall.
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EDIT: A black, two eyelet chukka, Mike. A la Daniel Craig's "Istanbul" suit in Skyfall.

Haha, we had you covered in 2010!



It's funny - at the time that was one of the worst selling makeups that we ever offered. But maybe it was just ahead of its time.
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Haha, we had you covered in 2010!

It's funny - at the time that was one of the worst selling makeups that we ever offered. But maybe it was just ahead of its time.

Look at me the trendsetter... laugh.gif

Was actually leaning more towards a C&J Tetbury sort of look. Definitely more suited to EPNY than LA though.

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I know it's been said a thousand times, but I totally forgot to mention how awesome the guys were at the Manhattan store this weekend. I was in town for work and finally got a chance to stop in (I've missed going to the Santa Monica store a couple times now), and they were great with helping me finally get sized in jackets and shoes. Thanks again!

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I don't believe that I have any black in my closet aside from one or two technical items and a knit collared shirt that I ended up with incidentally.

I've never worn black as a matter of course. My high school and collegiate clothing meandered without much purpose around the line between prep school hippie and hip school preppie, so not much black or grey in that.

And I just sold my only pair of black shoes (too small... +1 StyleForum Market Place!).

However, I am intrigued by the black overdye and by washed greys. And I'd like to replace those black shoes, either casual, dress, or maybe both at some point.

So list me as an interested observer in this black thing.
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TBH, I doubt a majority of the people who post in this thread regularly will be big time black adopters. It will likely be new customers or the people who only wear business casual to work, not all the time. You never know though. It's like the disconnect between CM casual and SW&D waywt.

ETA: I know there are some other Epaulet customers who also wear "designer" stuff, but I'd consider us the minority among posters
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Mike, great to hear about the Walt MTOs. As long as you're in trouser planning mode, I wanted to suggest a lightweight, light grey flannel. You ran a lightweight "pearl" flannel a couple of years ago that, once I removed the cargo pockets, became one of my most-worn pairs of pants. (Panta usually runs a lightweight light grey flannel every fall that appears to always sell through.) Could work in the MTO program, but I think it'd do well as an in-stock item, too.

 

Excited about button fly, too. 4 buttons?

 

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

It will be interesting. I still think that slim-straight trousers are the most flattering look on most guys, and I've been of that opinion for about 15 years. We're going to do some patternwork on a single pleat walt which we can offer as an MTO option as well.

 

Yes! Forward pleat please! Would go with the Anglo tendencies in the EPNY line.

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


It will be interesting. I still think that slim-straight trousers are the most flattering look on most guys, and I've been of that opinion for about 15 years. We're going to do some patternwork on a single pleat walt which we can offer as an MTO option as well.
 

Flat front pants have a timeless look, and for athletic builds the only way to go.

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Will the Driggs have any linen options?  Please??

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Flat front pants have a timeless look, and for athletic builds the only way to go.

That is HIGHLY debatable, my friend. Don't drink the kool-aid.

A single pleat sounds awesome!
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That is HIGHLY debatable, my friend. Don't drink the kool-aid.

A single pleat sounds awesome!

I welcome the argument, pal, and will cringe as I watch your single pleats stocking decision  busting EP's balance sheet. :)

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My problem with black is that it is an easy look to put together. Black outerwear, black pants and boots, maybe a grey top. Anyone can put a black look together. Much harder to coordinate browns, greens, blues, pops of color.

That said, I would love to see Epaulet come up with something like this black cardigan:

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Flat front pants have a timeless look, and for athletic builds the only way to go.
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That is HIGHLY debatable, my friend. Don't drink the kool-aid. A single pleat sounds awesome!

Was about to say... Athletic (read "thicker") guys almost always look better with pleated pants (1 pleat for shape). If your definition of athletic = "emaciated," then sure, the flat-front skinny pant look is flattering and on trend.

It's almost universally accepted that pleated pants fall and drape better than flat fronts on guys of any volume.
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Will the merino v necks start up again in future? sad I missed out last time.
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I know it's been said a thousand times, but I totally forgot to mention how awesome the guys were at the Manhattan store this weekend. I was in town for work and finally got a chance to stop in (I've missed going to the Santa Monica store a couple times now), and they were great with helping me finally get sized in jackets and shoes. Thanks again!

Fantastic! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!

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Mike, great to hear about the Walt MTOs. As long as you're in trouser planning mode, I wanted to suggest a lightweight, light grey flannel. You ran a lightweight "pearl" flannel a couple of years ago that, once I removed the cargo pockets, became one of my most-worn pairs of pants. (Panta usually runs a lightweight light grey flannel every fall that appears to always sell through.) Could work in the MTO program, but I think it'd do well as an in-stock item, too.

Excited about button fly, too. 4 buttons?

Yes! Forward pleat please! Would go with the Anglo tendencies in the EPNY line.

Yes sir, 4 buttons at the fly. And good call on the pearl grey flannel - I love those. We planned to run them again this past Fall, but the fabric never arrived from the Italian mill. It's definitely on my radar though for this year.
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Will the Driggs have any linen options?  Please??

Absolutely. We'll stock the Driggs only in cottons to start, but you can MTO it in any of the fabrics that we offer - including linens and wools. And if its a popular fit then we can start stocking it in a wider range of fabrics too.
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Flat front pants have a timeless look, and for athletic builds the only way to go.
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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

That is HIGHLY debatable, my friend. Don't drink the kool-aid.

A single pleat sounds awesome!

I agree with both of you.

Over the past how ever many years, pleats were presented as a way to make big pants more comfortable. Which gave you a horrendous shape like this:



If you have athletic, muscular, or big legs, then I think that flat front is the way to go. The shape is flattering, and you don't want to add any extra bulk to your lower body.

But if you have slim legs, I think that pleats can be an elegant option that gives you some more shape. Guys like Matt can wear pleats really well. I'd keep it an understated single pleat and mostly stick with lighter weight wools and hopsacks. We'll work up a prototype and see what you guys think!
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