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Anyone have sizing advice on the Garand vs the old Rivet fit?

Basically the old rivet fit has been great for me in size 33, slightly snug in the thighs which is my main concern. Size 33 in the Garand is .5" around tighter in the thigh but yet .5" bigger in the waist it looks like. I do like the slightly narrower leg opening compared to the old rivet though. Trying to make a call on these sale Garands and figure out if they might not work for me.

Do most people just go with the same size?
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I jumped on this shirt back when it was Uncle Jim's fishing flannel, now it's been classed up to Vermont flannel wink.gif
It's awesome by any name
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^ You just won autumn. Congrats.
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Hey guys, haven't been following the thread for a while. What is the estimate on the arrival of the military/combat boot?
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Could anyone help me out on the Wilshire jean sizing?  I like my jeans tigher than chinos typically and let them stretch out.  I have rivets in 32 (pretty good fit everywhere) and Driggs in 32 (a tad bit slim for dress pants around my upper waist band).  Should I stick with a 32 or go with a 31 and let them stretch?  

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Originally Posted by decumulate View Post
 

Could anyone help me out on the Wilshire jean sizing?  I like my jeans tigher than chinos typically and let them stretch out.  I have rivets in 32 (pretty good fit everywhere) and Driggs in 32 (a tad bit slim for dress pants around my upper waist band).  Should I stick with a 32 or go with a 31 and let them stretch?  


My size is similar to yours. I am a size 32 in rivet chino and I have a pair of size 31 Wilshire. Size 32 Wilshire would be too big for me.

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Anyone have sizing advice on the Garand vs the old Rivet fit?

Basically the old rivet fit has been great for me in size 33, slightly snug in the thighs which is my main concern. Size 33 in the Garand is .5" around tighter in the thigh but yet .5" bigger in the waist it looks like. I do like the slightly narrower leg opening compared to the old rivet though. Trying to make a call on these sale Garands and figure out if they might not work for me.

Do most people just go with the same size?

I wear size 33 in Rivet Chino (old and new) and Garand. I don't have big thighs so there's more than enough room for me in either shape. The Garand feels a little looser at the waist, and without having done actual measurements, it feels like there's more thigh room in the Garand than the Rivet Chino.

Hope that helps a little bit.
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Originally Posted by decumulate View Post
 

Could anyone help me out on the Wilshire jean sizing?  I like my jeans tigher than chinos typically and let them stretch out.  I have rivets in 32 (pretty good fit everywhere) and Driggs in 32 (a tad bit slim for dress pants around my upper waist band).  Should I stick with a 32 or go with a 31 and let them stretch?  

 

I also go down a size from the Rivets to the Wilshires.

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Wow, it must be all hands on deck at Epaulet today.  I always thought they were closed on Mondays but looks like they shipped my horsehide trainers today.

 

Thanks, guys.

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Picked up the ring rings and some garands. Sad to see garands go, not many options like them outside of RRL officer chinos

Also don't think I ever posted this pic, if you are on fence the new Indys are the nicest version I've ever seen. Leather feel is really nice as well


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^^^ agreed on the indys. they quickly became my favorite pair of non shell boots.

 

would love this leather in a lwb, instakop

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


I wear size 33 in Rivet Chino (old and new) and Garand. I don't have big thighs so there's more than enough room for me in either shape. The Garand feels a little looser at the waist, and without having done actual measurements, it feels like there's more thigh room in the Garand than the Rivet Chino.

Hope that helps a little bit.

 

Thanks, that does help.

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Ah, sorry I meant mid-October. We're planning this Combat boot at $295 and a PTB at $250, both in Couro Cromo. 


It's our own last, which was modified by a shoe last that the factory had on hand. We shaped it to an Aberdeen-ish toe, and worked it to get the fit comparable with our trainers. 




I'm really excited for this. We'll re-run the Calgary boot in some nice oiled black and dark brown leathers alongside this. The Combat's going to be sleeker, lighter, and side zip - and the Calgary is the thick-soled s***kicker that we know and love. Both of them will be around $300, which is a price point that's really underserved. 

@Epaulet Just found this old post and am hoping I didn't miss the combat boot and/or oiled black Calgary. I'm in the market for a slim but solid black boot for this winter.
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post


Thanks for the "Marcello" update. As always, I am sure it will be worth the wait.

Your point about the lower end shoe market (actually the shoe market period) is well-taken. I remember less than ten years ago when "good" shoes were basically on a pretty simple ladder: Crap, AE, Carmina, Alden, C&J, Lobb, and Edward Greene. I can think of at least a dozen fairly prominent internet-available brands that now fit in every gap on that ladder, including above the previous highest tier.

That said, if you do find a market for a dress shoe that would be great. I know that I would give them a shot (and likely come back for more) just because it is Epaulet. I think most of us on here (which I realize is a small slice of your customer base) purchase from you not just for price considerations but because we know that we can trust your word, your level of markup, and your designs. Hence why we buy Walts, Rudys, etc. by the truckload, even though they are made by the same factory that most everyone uses and in similar fabrics as others out there.

TL;DNR- I hope the shoes are a success and I think your formula/model is a great one

 

 

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


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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Originally Posted by OdusBK View Post
 

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.

 

@OdusBK @FLW

@El Argentino

 

Thanks for the feedback guys - I love the flow of ideas here. We're going to launch these Derby shoes (PTB's) on Wednesday, and I'll be sure to shoot some fit pics with them too. I'm seriously enamored with them, and even though they weren't intended as pure dress shoes, I believe that many guys will find them dressy enough. The leather is radiant and the last shape is really nice. I've sold a lot of PTB's in my time, and these have my favorite toe profile of anything that we've put out. 


Although we could do Goodyear welts for a hundred bucks more, I'm really into these blake stitch items in the mid-200's. The combo sole is very comfortable and strong. They should have very little break-in. And they can absolutely be resoled down the road. I don't see myself doing any balmorals or monks in the near future, but it would be very easy to punch out a shortwing, longwing, or Alt Wien on this Derby pattern and last - all for essentially the same price. And if we're talking smooth calf or suede instead of Couro Cromo, then we could have these out at $245, which is really bonkers. 

 

Actually, we should all probably discuss this thing in suede. Would you guys be interested in that? We could even do a group buy with some nutzo colors. 

 

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Originally Posted by EvanM View Post
 

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!

 

@EvanM yup, there will be. Playing catch-up with the Unfinished shoes, but we'll try to get everything online, paid up, and shipped out this week. 

 

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

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

Edit: Speaking of donegal... Time to check new arrivals

 

Thanks to @rydenfan for posting the tweed jacket pic - that's a killer piece. Great fit on you.

 

And as @budapest12 said, I think that the Field jacket's going to deliver quite a bit of that overall steez for this season. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I'm pretty sure that this is the best outerwear piece that we've ever offered. The moleskin is especially rad and versatile. It's the same mid-weight fabric that we use for the chinos, so it can be worn right now in cooler areas and throughout the whole Winter in warmer ones. I could have worn this at night for 2/3 of the year in Santa Monica. We'll have a full set of pics this week, and I'm hoping to have the jackets in and ready to ship by 11/15. I'll probably put them up on the website a week before that. Quick fit pic of the camo...

 

 

You guys may get a kick out of the zippered hood pocket. I love the zipper underneath the collar on M65's. It's such a cool detail when the collar is flipped up - and our nickel zippers are tough as hell on this jacket. 

 

But I hate the hoods inside. They're usually some lousy lightweight nylon that's basically useless. They're a pain in the ass to put back in after you take them out. And they give the collar this lumpy roll. 

 

So, I kept the zipper and pocket but took out the hood. There's actually nothing in there when you unzip it. Could be a good place to store some cash if you're in a rough neighborhood though. 

 

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Originally Posted by slows2k View Post
 

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. 

 

@slows2k we got the oxblood horsehide Sport Trainers, but they're actually all spoken for with preorders. We'll do another round for March delivery though, so you can always get on to that. We do have the Sport Trainer in Saddle Couro Cromo as a stock item, and it's pretty tight. 

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Originally Posted by turkey_sandwich View Post


@Epaulet Just found this old post and am hoping I didn't miss the combat boot and/or oiled black Calgary. I'm in the market for a slim but solid black boot for this winter.

 

@turkey_sandwich

 

Nope, you didn't miss anything. Zipper lead times are the bane of my existence right now. They put the slowdown on both my Field Jackets and the Combat Boots. 

 

The boots especially. We went all out with the top-end Swiss RiRi zippers and they took freaking forever to come on. Only arrived about a week ago. The Combat's should come with our next delivery around the end of the month. Probably going live right after Thanksgiving. The murdered out Calgary's should be here in about 10 days. Two good options, but they'll definitely give off two very different looks. The Calgary boots are bullhide, so they'll have that huge grain on them. Very "Free and Easy." The Combat's are really sleek and minimal. 

 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

^^^ agreed on the indys. they quickly became my favorite pair of non shell boots.

 

would love this leather in a lwb, instakop

 

 

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Picked up the ring rings and some garands. Sad to see garands go, not many options like them outside of RRL officer chinos

Also don't think I ever posted this pic, if you are on fence the new Indys are the nicest version I've ever seen. Leather feel is really nice as well
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@kwhitelaw @stevent thanks for picking up the Edmund's guys - and I'm really glad that you're so pleased with them! They're one of my favorite makeups too. We'll definitely pursue more with this country grain. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

Wow, it must be all hands on deck at Epaulet today.  I always thought they were closed on Mondays but looks like they shipped my horsehide trainers today.

 

Thanks, guys.

 

@BootSpell haha, that was all Adele. She was a one-woman fulfillment team today. 

 

Although you guys will see a change pretty soon. We're going to stagger our hours with the Brooklyn store open Tues-Sun and the Manhattan store open Mon-Sat. That way we'll have all seven days covered, and we can get a good amount of work done on Mondays. 

 

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I jumped on this shirt back when it was Uncle Jim's fishing flannel, now it's been classed up to Vermont flannel wink.gif
It's awesome by any name

 

@kwanon the shirt is killer on you

 

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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post
 

So let me double back to my original thought. While there's surely a ton of handwork that goes into this from NE, and while the fabric itself is probably not cheap, I picked up an Heirloom precisely because that thing is knitted by hand. Without the handwork, not only is there no garment, there's no material to even make a garment. Maybe Mike is just getting a screaming deal on the Heirlooms, but it just seems weird to me a shirt (even a shirt "jacket") would cost more than a handknit wool sweater. And now I'm really done on this subject (I swear).

 

@eljlakers thanks for posting all of your thoughts, I always like to be honest about pricing, so questions are always welcome here. 

 

You make a totally valid point about the Donegal Overshirt vs the Heirloom. I can speak to the pricing difference on them. It's due to three things: 

 

1) The $275 Heirloom pricing was a group buy discount. We intentionally took a smaller markup in order to drum up more orders. There's no inventory in all of those Heirloom preorders. When we bring in the stock Heirlooms, they'll be $325. The NE Shirt is a stock item and we only received about 18 units of it. 

 

2) The fabric is really expensive, especially compared to a typical shirting cloth. I don't have many high-end shirting options available online because relatively few guys want a $300 MTO dress shirt based on a digital picture. But we sell them in the stores all of the time with our Individualized program. Those kind of high-thread count fabrics cost about the same as this lightweight donegal. 

 

3) You'll pay more when a factory is using something outside of their typical materials. A better comparison to the overshirt is the Walt Donegal trouser at $265. It absolutely costs more to make a pant than a shirt. All things equal, a pant should be about 25% more expensive. 

 

The shirt is more than the pant primarily because of the labor. This doesn't run through the usual New England line, so it's more costly to make. Each one is cut and assembled individually. And secondly, New England doesn't use much Donegal fabric. Places like Southwick order a lot, so they receive a more competitive price on the cloth. New England is paying top dollar. 

 

It's a very elegant piece with a fair price overall, but it's definitely something that has to make sense for your wardrobe and budget. For the guys that picked it up, I think that you're going to be delighted with it! Came pretty late, but I found it to be well worth the wait. 

 

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All EP Fit today as well

 

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Navy Duck Doyle

Champagne Reeda Hopsack Walt's

 

Those trousers look great - love the cuffs on them! 

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

I hear ya, 2 monsters for me.  Still doing the 3-4:00 wakeup thing with the little fella. (7mos & 2.5yrs).

 

 

Morning kop.   Loden & Black Bombers.

 

@CanadaCal oh my god, I remember that life! 

 

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Originally Posted by superfuji57 View Post
 

Any ETA on the delivery of the Rivet MTO from September, @Epaulet?

 

@superfuji57 did you order a moleskin? We had a little bit of a backorder on more cloth, but anything outstanding should come through in the next week or two. 

 

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post
 

I think this hoodie needs to be called out for flying under the radar despite being exceptional and unique:

 

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/tops/products/hybrid-thermal-pullover-hoodie-black

 

This thing is basically the perfect layering piece. It's extremely comfortable and you don't overheat at all due to the mesh in the back. I stopped into the Brooklyn store today and wasn't even in the market for a new hoodie, but this guy blew me away. Highly recommended, especially for travel. 

 

@MSchapiro great seeing you in the store the other day! 

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