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post #47716 of 57836
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

@althanis


Glad that you dig them, and thanks for the honest post. We're certainly developing a lot of new things, and you'll see a mix of price points coming down the road. I feel that everything we make has a very competitive value for what it delivers, but the higher end items will always cost more in real dollars. My goal is to have a lot of different ways for customers to interact with the brand. It's boring if everything is really expensive, but also unappealing if everything is really pedestrian and cheap. Working within our parameters (first world production, great quality and finish, correct sizing, proper materials), I'm going to work on developing a mix of formal and casual pieces at all price points. 

The Derby (PTB) is a very "Epaulet" item. It's a really great value for the money, especially when you see the materials in person. The fit is excellent and I believe we designed a very nice last for it. It's an easy biz-caz piece that pairs nicely with dress trousers or jeans. 

You made an interesting point about dressier offerings. I thought about those a lot and even put through some samples of really nice goodyear welted pieces. We could offer something really competitive at about $350. But actually, I decided to pass. Even from just logging on Styleforum, it appears that there's a new imported and faux-bespoke shoe brand every week. It's used to be just Meermin and a few others, but man, I can't keep them all straight anymore. I feel that cheaper mens dress shoes are in a race towards the bottom, and it's probably not a space where I can be competitive. I felt that this product was lacking: a well-priced, comfortable, and versatile piece that can be worn with a huge range of looks. 

That said, if this is a hit, we can certainly develop a Shortwing and an Alt Wien on the same last and profile. 

I appreciate both the original question, as well as the considered response, given that I have often felt the same as OP. I can appreciate everyone getting excited about $1k sports coats, but that's not even conceivable for me, personally. I appreciate Mike being receptive to this as Epaulet has decidedly gone in a more "luxe" direction over the last few years, while still wanting to appeal to a "lower tier" customer base as well.

I, for one, will definitely be trying the EP PTB, and hopefully the various iterations to follow.
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In my rather unexperienced opinion the $350 mark is where there is a gap in the market, especially since the recent carmina price standardization. I don't think I'm alone on this but I'm looking for a dress shoe thats better quality than the boatload of $200 retailers but at the same time Aldens are kind of a lot for daily wearing shoes... the ideal price-point would be 350-400 with quality relative to price. 

 

So instead of 2 pairs of aldens, i can get 3 pairs of epaulet dress shoes and that works out very well... at least for me.

post #47718 of 57836
The EP PTB interests me as well. I may be in for a pair although if navy CXL boots are dropping soon I may have to hit this first.

@EP Sam - killed it in every shot.
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@Epaulet  What about a Doyle in that Donegal fabric?


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Edited by Don L - 11/2/15 at 6:01pm
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@epaulet. What about a Doyle in that Donegal fabric?


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Hey now!
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Will there be a separate link or communication for paying off the balance of the cordovan trainers?

They've been a long time coming, so I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished products!

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@epaulet. What about a Doyle in that Donegal fabric?

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Hey now!

THIS!
post #47723 of 57836
Can't believe the Ring Ring denim lasted to the sale section. I love my pair. Must resist temptation to buy a second pair... Lots of great things in the sale section this week calling my name. Must resist! And my birthday is this week so the temptation to buy myself a birthday gift is extra strong,
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I know those ring rings should be sold out at this price.
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Probably kopping a backup pair later tonight.  Got to keep the kiddies up an extra hour.  Rough day, gonna be a rougher night.

post #47726 of 57836
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@epaulet. What about a Doyle in that Donegal fabric?


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Not EP, but inspiration


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^ Killer. Of course makes me think donegal version of the upcoming EP field jacket....

Edit: Speaking of donegal... Time to check new arrivals
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Not EP, but inspiration


 

Dear Epaulet, please make this. 

 

Also, did the Burgundy sport trainers make it in this week? Ive been waiting with bated breath to see them, to decide if thats the color I want. 

 

Also, those PTBs look freakin great. I can't wait to see an outfit/fit pic of them. 

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need.shell.trainer.picssss

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need.shell.trainer.picssss


Ive got this one from the initial set of pics still. 

 

 

 

 

Im hoping there is a non-shell version of the Burgundy though too, as this one will be far above my pay grade for sneakers, much as I would kill to have them. 

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