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And what about navy CXL Indys?
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Wow so much win the past two days. Those PTBs look perfect for everyday work wear and I'm in on the Moleskin field jacket. Just leave one here in LA for me.

EP army twill and sneakers.
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Garands - if you had to buy them a size too big or a size too small, and get them adjusted accordingly, what would you do?  TIA.

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That PTB at that price wins the Forvm for today

Totally. Seems hard to believe a shoe with quality costs less than the NE tweed over shirt.
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Also, the EPLA (actual EPLA in this case) Field Jackets came out better than all of us had even hoped for. You guys are going to be thrilled! They're being finished this week, but I had a few units overnighted so that I can do photography on them. I'll have them to show very soon. The moleskin's are off the chain - as @applky may be able to attest :-)

 

I walked into the store last night to pick something up, and saw a finished sample of the field jacket. Bought one on the spot. It's absolutely amazing. The jacket is incredible, and I like the sizing, too -- slim, but with enough room for a sweater. And just long enough to wear a SC underneath, but not longer. In other words: perfect. I'm not a guy who's usually drawn to field jackets or military-esque clothing, but I love this thing.

 

I'll let Mike have fun with all the details. Suffice it to say, I wouldn't be surprised if it more or less sells out by the time holiday shopping begins.

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Mike-
When can we expect the new trousers online?
Will you be stocking size 35?
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Perfect Gitman fabric for today

 

Dang it! I have that shirt and totally forgot about it!!!! Its totally is its day in the sun today too!

 

-Mike

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Shoes look great, I hope it does well and we can see a few, more formal shoe shapes from you guys. With AE fast approaching $350 and up at retail, and Meermin a risk with shipping and returns, it's getting hard to find shoes for work.

I'm also happy to see it for another reason. Recently I've felt less drawn to the brand, as it appeared to me that it was moving into a much more premium market than it started out, and I was starting to feel I wasn't the main Epaulet customer anymore. Not entirely, but in many ways. So this is refreshing.

I'm not surprised to see the Garands go away; from the start I felt it just confused your assortment of pants, and couldn't understand what need it was trying to fill.
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And the copy! Have you read the copy? My gawd....
THIS. I can definitely appreciate good sales copy, and Mike is dope at it.



My hat goes off to guys like Rob, Tricky, and company who can stay in top shape while having a wife and kids. I've been inspired by Rob to workout twice a day to keep the lbs from stacking, but it's hard as hell as you get older. Some pants are tight on the upper block. Some jackets are tight on shoulders and chest. Speaking of which...can Epaulet jackets be let out some?

Hitting 30 in a week frown.gif


Nothing new here, just the Blackwatch trousers from couple years ago worn today.
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Some pants are tight on the upper block. Some jackets are tight on shoulders and chest. Speaking of which...can Epaulet jackets be let out some?

Hitting 30 in a week frown.gif

 

"The Ballad of the Newly Old Young Guy." :sly:

 

Seriously, a great deal of EP stuff can be taken in the areas you need. Tailored jackets (sport coats) especially usually have an inch or do of allowance in the chest. Walts/Rudy/Driggs trousers and some rivet chinos with split-waist construction can be taken out in the waist. However, letting out cotton fabrics can show stitch marks; for woolens and darker colors, you should be fine. Keep in mind that taking out more well-worn garments of any fabric can expose material that is of a slightly different color shade than the rest of the garment, as it will not have been previously exposed to sunlight/the outside world in the way the rest of the garment has been.

 

N.B.: Jackets can't be altered in the shoulders. Tailors who claim they can do it are either trying to drum up business or are doing a lesser version of a full jacket reconstruction, which shouldn't cost less than $300. At least that's what I've been told. Whenever a jacket doesn't fit me in the shoulders, I sell it. Cutting your losses rather than getting an expensive and dubious alteration seems the best policy to me.

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"The Ballad of the Newly Old Young Guy." sly.gif

Seriously, a great deal of EP stuff can be taken in the areas you need. Tailored jackets (sport coats) especially usually have an inch or do of allowance in the chest. Walts/Rudy/Driggs trousers and some rivet chinos with split-waist construction can be taken out in the waist. However, letting out cotton fabrics can show stitch marks; for woolens and darker colors, you should be fine. Keep in mind that taking out more well-worn garments of any fabric can expose material that is of a slightly different color shade than the rest of the garment, as it will not have been previously exposed to sunlight/the outside world in the way the rest of the garment has been.

N.B.: Jackets can't be altered in the shoulders. Tailors who claim they can do it are either trying to drum up business or are doing a lesser version of a full jacket reconstruction, which shouldn't cost less than $300. At least that's what I've been told. Whenever a jacket doesn't fit me in the shoulders, I sell it. Cutting your losses rather than getting an expensive and dubious alteration seems the best policy to me.
Yeah, I know about the pants. All of my Walts have been tailored. Same with the rivets, my ducks definitely showed when I let out, but I'm not really picky. I guess somehow my chest grew from 37" to around 39" over the last year or so...how I don't know because I never intended to gain. My workout routine stayed the same foo.gif
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At the last minute before trick-or-treating, my son insisted that I go as a Jedi to match his Darth Vader. It's not easy to pull off with no preparation, and I wasn't fully successful, but I would have been completely lost without my gray Kamigata!

 

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N.B.: Jackets can't be altered in the shoulders. Tailors who claim they can do it are either trying to drum up business or are doing a lesser version of a full jacket reconstruction, which shouldn't cost less than $300. At least that's what I've been told. Whenever a jacket doesn't fit me in the shoulders, I sell it. Cutting your losses rather than getting an expensive and dubious alteration seems the best policy to me.

Generally true, but there are a handful of tailors that can. I went to a women in London who would modify the shoulders and shorten the sleeves for 90GBP with excellent results.
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Yeah, I know about the pants. All of my Walts have been tailored. Same with the rivets, my ducks definitely showed when I let out, but I'm not really picky. I guess somehow my chest grew from 37" to around 39" over the last year or so...how I don't know because I never intended to gain. My workout routine stayed the same foo.gif

Ahh so really you've backed into a humblebrag? wink.gif

I imagine you can get the SCs let out. Not sure about two inches -- depends on the construction. For Epaulet Southwick SCs that might be feasible, but also the upper limit.

@MSchapiro Lucky you! Some tailors I know will take in sleeves from the shoulders but I've heard of anyone get any really good work on the shoulders themselves for that little. Not to turn this into the Alterations Nerd Thread, but what kind of work did your London tailor/sorceress do to the shoulders on your SC? Curious for when I'm in the UK next.
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@Epaulet - In anticipation of receiving the unfinished horsehides, can you remind us how you cared for the sport trainer sample? I want to go for that golden color you had after a couple of months.
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