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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

As someone with no intention of going to a tailor solely to complete a sleeve, I wouldn't agree. It's a sub-$200 jacket.

i meant on the more expensive jackets.

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Mike-

Any update on the Fairfax jean?
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

Mike-

Any update on the Fairfax jean?

Still in development, unfortunately. I'm also jean-less until the Fairfax comes out.
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Originally Posted by L.I.T. View Post

Hey Mike will the EPLA sportcoat be washable?

Absolutely. They'll all come pre-washed to adjust for shrinkage too.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

couldn't you just make the jackets unfinished sleeves, and we have a tailor  put on the buttons ourselves? that way you don't have to fight with the italians, and we can choose if we want functional/non-functional cuffs?

We do this to a degree right now. If you purchase a Southwick jacket, then the button holes are not actually stitched. It's a form of "soft finishing." You can make the sleeves functional or easily have them shortened. But you can also wear it straight off the rack, which most of our customers do. I think that's the best compromise, as it's an extra task if you have to always take it straight to a tailor after receiving the jacket.

MTO jackets can be ordered fully unfinished or with functional buttons.

The EPLA sportcoat will come with the same soft finishing that I described above. It shouldn't be an issue to have someone make it into functional buttons. We're only allotting two buttons per cuff though, as a bit of an old-school Ivy throwback.
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

Mike -- do you have an ETA on the new Southwick MTO program? I'm anxious to order a suit or two for fall!

Working on it for this week! I've got a bunch of incredible Rivet Chino Factory Finds and the Trouser MTO's to go live as well
post #32719 of 36438

Golden Hopsack's from last year

 

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Yes, I'm a firm believer in non-working buttons for OTR pieces - we have that on every branded and co-branded jacket that we offer.

Even the Vittorio. And believe me, Italian dudes WANT those buttons to work. That was a bit of a fight.

 

+1 to this. Having bought a few casual jackets from Italy recently, the sleeve length is a big risk as they seem to all come with functional sleeve buttons, even the jackets that sell for only €100-200. If you're close to a normal size, you can take a gamble, but it still seems a little crazy given how simple -- and moreover, common -- an alteration it is without the working buttonholes. It makes much more sense to let people pay a tailor to make them functional if that's what they really want, and it would seem like it would make it easier to sell quite a few more jackets as well, so I really don't understand the practice beyond it being a gimmick that everyone thinks they want when they don't know any better.

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

We're only allotting two buttons per cuff though, as a bit of an old-school Ivy throwback.

Love this, by the way. May be the thing that pushes me to pick one up over similar pieces elsewhere nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Very cool! Yes, I'm a firm believer in non-working buttons for OTR pieces - we have that on every branded and co-branded jacket that we offer.

Even the Vittorio. And believe me, Italian dudes WANT those buttons to work. That was a bit of a fight.
 

You guys should consider buying a tailor and offering low priced alterations for Epaulet items :).

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post
 

You guys should consider buying a tailor and offering low priced alterations for Epaulet items :).

I think it is illegal to buy people. 

:rimshot:

However, I bet they could hire one. 

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I think it is illegal to buy people. 
rimshot.gif
However, I bet they could hire one. 

They can buy me.
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post


They can buy me.

My rate would be likely slightly high.

And I am not a tailor. 

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Got my FF Rivet chinos today—sanded canvas Indig, steeped twill in Rust and Golden—all three are excellent colors and fit. I thought Mike said the Rivet cut was going away? That would be sad; I finally found a fit I like.

 

So the rec is to wash these in warm water with Retayne before taking it to the tailor? I may try to replace buttons with metal hardware.

 

Eager to check out the new cut whose name escapes me. Had the hollywood waist band. (couldn't find it in search for some reason)

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Garaad I believe? I don't think the rivet cut is going away, I don't remember seeing that
post #32728 of 36438
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Got my FF Rivet chinos today—sanded canvas Indig, steeped twill in Rust and Golden—all three are excellent colors and fit. I thought Mike said the Rivet cut was going away? That would be sad; I finally found a fit I like.

So the rec is to wash these in warm water with Retayne before taking it to the tailor? I may try to replace buttons with metal hardware.

Eager to check out the new cut whose name escapes me. Had the hollywood waist band. (couldn't find it in search for some reason)

If the fit is good then cold wash and hang dry (or dry clean).

I think the Rivet cut is here to stay.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Garaad I believe? I don't think the rivet cut is going away, I don't remember seeing that

 

That's it! Garand. Thanks.

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Samuelsohn and Walts. Sorry there's no detail of the Sammy. It is the flecked tweed.

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