I understand we all appreciate Mike's willingness to venture into new-product-territory, but honestly, to some of these requests, I just think "why not go to a different brand for that?"
Sweat shorts? Many, many other brands already do that aesthetic, so why not venture there - beyond the vanity of having everything in the wardrobe say EP? I don't think EP's place is to become a 1-stop provider for anything imaginable. Overdiversification doesn't benefit anybody, causing EP to divert attention from what it does well, and then putting out a readily-available product into a marketplace where such a thing is already available.
Just one view. I appreciate Mike's sartorial daring too, but I think it has its limits.
I agree with you El Ar. I think the clarification to this is the way EPLA is diversifying itself from EPNY. EPLA is heading toward the casual with all the denim, TShirts, hoodies, etc. EPNY appears sticking to the business casual/business attire. This lends itself to 2 distinct lines under the Epaulet brand.
Haha @ Snorkel Pants. Maybe we should do a wool hopsack tank top while I'm at it.
I love that this can be an open forum for requests and feedback - so everyone should absolutely feel free to toss out any ideas that they have. I take a lot of design inspiration from you guys, so everything that's written here is taken to heart.
That said, EPLA sweat shorts are not where we are right now, so we most likely won't put that into work. But that's an item which Reigning Champ does very well, so we ordered it from them.
And we will have a new washed duck canvas short to offer for this Spring/Summer. Great hand on that fabric (you Doyle guys will know what I'm talking about soon), and the price is going to be bonkers.
Real close - I want to have that trouser program online next week.
And we're looking at our first Spring Walt Delivery and the Driggs re-stock in the next 7-10 days.
Thank you sir! Yes, I would say that they're similar in fit, and I'd recommend a 38 or a 40 for you. The Doyle works nicely when worn a bit larger than a typical sportcoat anyway.
Doyle does look excellent. Nice job Mike and Matt. I went with the blue. It is not easy to choose between the two colors.
Also +1 for organic cotton! I really appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into both the design and the sourcing of Epaulet's garments.
I'm going to rock the heck out of this thing at the health food store. Seriously.
Haha - health food store attire should be on our new inspiration board.
Denim jacket should be online next week - I'm planning to receive it in the next couple of days. The white jeans are unfortunately all cut (sorry, I thought that we had more of that denim), but we're going to restock grey.
The best kind of b-day presents! Thanks for picking it up.
Edited by Epaulet - 3/7/14 at 2:11am