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Hey guys!

 

Hope that all is well. I've been hustling on some new products and site changes, so we've got a lot of good things in the pipeline. Let me do one big response to questions on there, and then I'll tell you about everything coming out soon...

 

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Originally Posted by rick View Post

Hey Mike, any hi top sport trainers come in?

 

@rick no, we're keeping the Sport Trainer as just a low-top. 

 

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

Couldn't resist... Coffee & cream gingham with two pockets (button thru), Joe point collar (no buttons), and hornbone resin buttons. Mike, how is the weight of this fabric?

Love the extra options in this MTO, but I hope the combo works as well in reality as in my brain. Can't wait to see the finished product!

 

@JR Magat nice makeup! You're going to love that fabric. It was hard to photograph, but the hand on it is insane. Going to look very cool with the two buttons. Weight is a mid-weight flannel - it's an Albini cloth. You'll be able to wear it under a sportcoat if you want. 

 

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Originally Posted by steve2318 View Post

Goldenrod Tattersall Napoli and Flannel Rudy...
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@steve2318 - very cool! I dig the shots against that brick backdrop too

 

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Originally Posted by NCowardParody View Post
 

Just picked up the black calfskin gloves on a whim. Nice, classic, and well-priced. The gloves aren't getting much love in this thread but I must say they're pretty great.

 

@NCowardParody thanks and enjoy them! We owe everyone here a proper writeup and a video about our gloves. This is the best buy that I've ever done - mostly because I chose a lot of wearable colors and not the usual bonkers selection of orange, two-tone shearling, and like 50 colors of unlined driving gloves. 

 

I bought so many driving gloves. Man, I want to smack the Mike Kuhle of 2013 with a pair of driving gloves. 

 

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Originally Posted by jfclarky View Post


Welcome

Can you let us know the price point - this looks great.

 

@jfclarky planning this in the mid 400's. Probably $450 to $475, it just depends how much duty and shipping turns out to be. 

 

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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

Attended a wedding in San Francisco this past weekend:

 

Suit is an Epaulet/Southwick MTO in charcoal flannel, and my wife is holding one of the Epaulet women's bags.

 

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The DB Suit is still going strong @StanleyVanBuren - looks great! 

 

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Originally Posted by mcdecker1 View Post

I have a pair of rivet chino duck canvas that I wore three times over the last year. When I first got them, I immediately contacted Epaulet because I had some concern over the stitching. Adele @Epaulet responded and let me know that this is "the nature of their pants."

I realized that they don't get any wear, so tried taking to a consignment store over the weekend. 3 shops later, and no one would take them because of "poor construction."

Lesson learned about rivet chinos as investment pieces.

 

@mcdecker1 thanks for picking up the chinos, and my apologies for the seam issues. I'm not sure what your real name is, but feel free to PM me if you want me to reference our original email exchange. 

 

The rear seam was our previous construction for the Rivet Chino. It's what we use in the Walt, Driggs, and Rudy. It's a common construction for trousers, but is a little unconventional for chinos and "khakis." The idea is that you can easily let the pants in or out. The current Rivet Chino design no longer has this seam allowance. You can't let them out anymore, but it allowed for us to further reinforce the construction and ensure that this isn't a issue for really anyone. 

 

Most people had no issue with the rear seam - we made nearly 30,000 units like this - but it was prone to the occasional failure if the chinos were worn really tight. Or, there could be an actual sewing error, as this seam is manually closed. If something was off with the factory stitching, then it can come undone even with a modest amount of wear. 


The good news is that this is a really inexpensive fix - any tailor or dry cleaner can fully reinforce that seam for generally a few bucks. If you want to get that done, shoot me a PM and we can give you a credit to cover the work. 

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DELIVERY UPDATES


We're breaking some serious chops to get our long-awaited merchandise in. Here's some updates on projects that we have going thru: 

 

JULY ENDS FOR FRIENDS TROUSERS (WALT/RUDY/DRIGGS)

We've been waiting on this stuff forever! According to the factory, we should have everything by the end of this week. We'll fight to get it packed and shipped out ASAP. 

 

THEDI LEATHERS MA-1 JACKET

We originally planned for a September delivery on this, but as you guys know - we lost a bunch of time due to the Greek currency crisis. Thedi was unable to pay for materials or labor for a few months. Things are back on track and we were hoping for an October delivery. The zippers are actually holding things up - they had to be custom ordered from Japan, and they were only put into work AFTER the supplier could be paid. So we're going to miss this month, but the latest estimate is a ship date around 11/10 to 11/15. Little bit late, but Thedi did a great job of bouncing back. FWIW, he said that that horsehide skins were some of the best he's ever seen, so I think that you guys will be really delighted with these. 

 

SNEAKER PREORDERS (UNFINISHED HORSE, SHELL CORDOVAN, OXBLOOD HORSE, ALABASTER CALF)

All of these should be fully received an on-hand by the end of the month. Hopefully a bit before! 

 

EPLA MOLESKIN FIELD JACKET

Fighting to get these in ASAP, as 'tis the season for this item. Right now our ship date is about 10/27, but I'm hoping to move that up by a week or so. 


Edited by Epaulet - 10/12/15 at 8:48pm
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The Backpack

 

 

 

Big thanks to @EP Sam for posting this up!


As Sam said, this will be the best leather backpack on the market for anywhere near this retail (about $450). And if there's a better made backpack at any price, really, I haven't seen it. 

 

It's been a really exciting project. Our last foray into bags were our custom pieces with Croots UK. They were great, but ultimately not that successful. I think that the combo of the price (well over $500) and the style (fairly typical soft briefcase) made those kind of "meh" for most of our customers. They were slow at full price but blew out at 30% off. Which set me on a course to develop new leather goods at a sub-$500 price point. I visited nearly a dozen workshops in Portugal until I found our place, and they are doing an absolutely KILLER job. It's a very small family-run shop with some of the most precise work that I've seen. 

 

Leather backpacks are a great item. They're comfortable and modern. Water resistant. They age nicely. They compliment our clothing line really well. And it's a nice alternative to the messenger bag or the briefcase. I think that our bag will fill a need in the market in the same way that our trainers do. The only leather pieces available out there are either designer-overpriced or inexpensive, imported, and sort of pedestrian. This will be a really luxurious European made-piece that's done with gorgeous leather and priced really well. And @Don L  - it has an internal padded laptop sleeve that works perfectly for a 13" computer. You can fit a 15" MacBook Pro in there too, but it's tight. 

 

Did I mention that it's fully lined with suede? It's really rad. Should be here in about 5 weeks. 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

@Epaulet I'm down for a golden sunrise and ivory/navy windowpane in Keystone. Should I purchase then email or better to have you put it in?

@Epaulet I know you are slammed so wanted to out this up again. Let me know however is best. Thanks!
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Love that bag, Mike. Curious to see the dark brown. Great piece.
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Hmm, I'm still enjoying my shearling and unlined gloves haha.

To those who ordered the MA-1, the thing feels like butter.
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

DELIVERY UPDATES





We're breaking some serious chops to get our long-awaited merchandise in. Here's some updates on projects that we have going thru:  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

JULY ENDS FOR FRIENDS TROUSERS (WALT/RUDY/DRIGGS)
We've been waiting on this stuff forever! According to the factory, we should have everything by the end of this week. We'll fight to get it packed and shipped out ASAP. 

THEDI LEATHERS MA-1 JACKET
We originally planned for a September delivery on this, but as you guys know - we lost a bunch of time due to the Greek currency crisis. Thedi was unable to pay for materials or labor for a few months. Things are back on track and we were hoping for an October delivery. The zippers are actually holding things up - they had to be custom ordered from Japan, and they were only put into work AFTER the supplier could be paid. So we're going to miss this month, but the latest estimate is a ship date around 11/10 to 11/15. Little bit late, but Thedi did a great job of bouncing back. FWIW, he said that that horsehide skins were some of the best he's ever seen, so I think that you guys will be really delighted with these. 

SNEAKER PREORDERS (UNFINISHED HORSE, SHELL CORDOVAN, OXBLOOD HORSE, ALABASTER CALF)
All of these should be fully received an on-hand by the end of the month. Hopefully a bit before! 

EPLA MOLESKIN FIELD JACKET
Fighting to get these in ASAP, as 'tis the season for this item. Right now our ship date is about 10/27, but I'm hoping to move that up by a week or so. 

Any updates on the Alden #8 Alt Wien boot or the TO Tie Guy snuff suede wingtip boot?
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Hmm, I'm still enjoying my shearling and unlined gloves haha.

To those who ordered the MA-1, the thing feels like butter.

Ugh, I need my MA-1 and can't wait to get it.
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

DELIVERY UPDATES









We're breaking some serious chops to get our long-awaited merchandise in. Here's some updates on projects that we have going thru:  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


JULY ENDS FOR FRIENDS TROUSERS (WALT/RUDY/DRIGGS)

We've been waiting on this stuff forever! According to the factory, we should have everything by the end of this week. We'll fight to get it packed and shipped out ASAP. 



THEDI LEATHERS MA-1 JACKET

We originally planned for a September delivery on this, but as you guys know - we lost a bunch of time due to the Greek currency crisis. Thedi was unable to pay for materials or labor for a few months. Things are back on track and we were hoping for an October delivery. The zippers are actually holding things up - they had to be custom ordered from Japan, and they were only put into work AFTER the supplier could be paid. So we're going to miss this month, but the latest estimate is a ship date around 11/10 to 11/15. Little bit late, but Thedi did a great job of bouncing back. FWIW, he said that that horsehide skins were some of the best he's ever seen, so I think that you guys will be really delighted with these. 



SNEAKER PREORDERS (UNFINISHED HORSE, SHELL CORDOVAN, OXBLOOD HORSE, ALABASTER CALF)

All of these should be fully received an on-hand by the end of the month. Hopefully a bit before! 



EPLA MOLESKIN FIELD JACKET

Fighting to get these in ASAP, as 'tis the season for this item. Right now our ship date is about 10/27, but I'm hoping to move that up by a week or so. 


Any updates on the Alden #8 Alt Wien boot or the TO Tie Guy snuff suede wingtip boot?

 



I'd imagine the WT boot will be a while. I believe its the model that we get a make up and sizes, then it gets submitted and wait to be confirmed. I did a similar chamois boot with B&M about the same time (late april, early may) and it was finally confirmed beginning of September. Thats when the build clock starts. So all told it maybe 8-10 months since the preorder. The Alt Wein boot seems to be a bit of an exception though. Not sure what the hold up with that one is.
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Hmm, I'm still enjoying my shearling and unlined gloves haha.

To those who ordered the MA-1, the thing feels like butter.


Have you had a chance to wear your Shawl Collar Bomber yet?  I assume it feels just as buttery as the MA1...

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post
 

The Backpack

 

 

 

Big thanks to @EP Sam for posting this up!


As Sam said, this will be the best leather backpack on the market for anywhere near this retail (about $450). And if there's a better made backpack at any price, really, I haven't seen it. 

 

It's been a really exciting project. Our last foray into bags were our custom pieces with Croots UK. They were great, but ultimately not that successful. I think that the combo of the price (well over $500) and the style (fairly typical soft briefcase) made those kind of "meh" for most of our customers. They were slow at full price but blew out at 30% off. Which set me on a course to develop new leather goods at a sub-$500 price point. I visited nearly a dozen workshops in Portugal until I found our place, and they are doing an absolutely KILLER job. It's a very small family-run shop with some of the most precise work that I've seen. 

 

Leather backpacks are a great item. They're comfortable and modern. Water resistant. They age nicely. They compliment our clothing line really well. And it's a nice alternative to the messenger bag or the briefcase. I think that our bag will fill a need in the market in the same way that our trainers do. The only leather pieces available out there are either designer-overpriced or inexpensive, imported, and sort of pedestrian. This will be a really luxurious European made-piece that's done with gorgeous leather and priced really well. And @Don L  - it has an internal padded laptop sleeve that works perfectly for a 13" computer. You can fit a 15" MacBook Pro in there too, but it's tight. 

 

Did I mention that it's fully lined with suede? It's really rad. Should be here in about 5 weeks. 

What colors will the backpack come in? Just black grain?

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Also brown and grey.
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Any update on the Alden preorders from June?
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Originally Posted by jglenn777 View Post


Have you had a chance to wear your Shawl Collar Bomber yet?  I assume it feels just as buttery as the MA1...

Not yet but the weather is just starting to cool in Toronto so really soon!
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Not yet but the weather is just starting to cool in Toronto so really soon!

I suggest you wait until November 10 to 15 to be fair lol
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