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...
@rick no, we're keeping the Sport Trainer as just a low-top.
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.
@steve2318 - very cool! I dig the shots against that brick backdrop too
@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.
@jfclarky planning this in the mid 400's. Probably $450 to $475, it just depends how much duty and shipping turns out to be.
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!
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.