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Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread - Page 3282post #49216 of 5687412/12/15 at 2:17pmpost #49217 of 5687412/12/15 at 3:33pmpost #49218 of 5687412/12/15 at 3:56pmpost #49219 of 5687412/12/15 at 3:59pmpost #49220 of 5687412/12/15 at 4:08pmpost #49221 of 5687412/12/15 at 4:44pmpost #49222 of 5687412/12/15 at 5:37pmpost #49223 of 5687412/12/15 at 5:38pmQuote:
I think the core components (e.g. shoulders, sleeve length etc...) look like it fits properly and this may be a personal aesthetic choice, but the jacket looks a bit short - almost like the fashion-forward Zara look. Another thing to consider is where the button falls on your body as some may prefer to drop it a tad lower.
Then again, these are all personal choices. Hope that helps.post #49224 of 5687412/12/15 at 7:58pmpost #49225 of 5687412/12/15 at 8:04pmQuote:Originally Posted by lifeinabox
@konadog Is it it in your normal jacket size? I found the Vittorio to be pretty generous especially around the waste, but based on your pics I would honestly go up a size.
it's my regular jacket size. i dig the fit. perhaps the sleeves are a touch short, but the rest feels pretty right. and re the length (as others have mentioned), it matches my other jackets - definitely does not feel too short.post #49226 of 5687412/12/15 at 8:06pmQuote:Originally Posted by FLW
Justo Gimeno teba jacket from The Armoury. Fantastic piece. Actually, the style would be great for @epaulet's lineup, if they could find a maker. Like half step between the doyle jacket and a proper sport coat.
Very nice! And I agree that Mike could knock and EPLA teba right out of the park, without the need for a short porch or favorable wind.post #49227 of 5687412/12/15 at 9:30pmpost #49228 of 5687412/13/15 at 7:53amQuote:
The Swan Song of the Wilshire Jean
As many of you have noticed, the Wilshire jeans have been taken offline. After some deliberation, I've decided to discontinue them - and all EPLA denim jeans for that matter. I love how the Wilshire came out, and I'm grateful for all of you guys that have picked them up. But they're actually an unprofitable item for us to sell. Few reasons for that:
1) The Selvedge Jean market is supremely oversaturated
A few years back when we did the "Smith" jean, it was a huge seller because the only other similar-priced options were things like APC, Naked & Famous and 3sixteen. These days, you couldn't count all of the $125-$150-ish selvedge jeans if you tried. There's a new stock or group buy company every day. It's kind of impossible for us to get through all of the static.
2) Fit has to be perfect
And understandably so. Everyone wants that perfect fit on a jean, and it's very personalized. It's just not realistic to stock one fit of jeans and expect it to work for a lot of guys. You have to commit to a jeans program with a few fits.
3) Consistency is difficult
Consistency is something that we're known for, and by and large, our pants and shirts tend to fit mostly the same across different fabrics. This is impossible to do with jeans. Different denims will always shrink at different rates. Other brands can get away with this, but we cannot. Our customers expect a consistent fit, and that means only working with a limited amount of fabrics. One fit in limited fabrics is pretty boring, and boring stuff doesn't sell well if there's a ton of other options out there.
4) It's not in our current branding
Jeans are like sneakers and watches - they have a very strong branded component. For a lot of guys - younger guys especially - your jeans really say who you are. Japanese denim guys are proud of their rare jeans, APC guys like to show off the brand, Kickstarter guys feel like they're beating the system. It's a part of the experience. And the Wilshire just doesn't have compelling branding behind it.
Good example: I really like Rogue Territory jeans and the brand's designer. I love his approach to the line. There is probably no way that I could make a jean that's as appealing as theirs on a brand level. But he's probably not going to sell a $1200 MTO sportcoat. We both do what we do well, and it's just different.
So, all of that said, we're going to discontinue the Wilshire jean for the time being. If we get back into denim jeans, then we'll do it with both feet in, with multiple fits, and with a selling proposal that differentiates us from everyone else.
But in the meantime - I've got a ton of jeans. They're pretty disorganized. So we're going to simply break them into two online items: Indigo and Grey. If you buy an Indigo pair, then it could be Ring-Ring, 14oz Cone, 14oz Kaihara... who knows. It's a crapshoot, but all of the denim is fantastic. They're going to be priced at $75 each, final sale. I should have that online this evening. We have a lot to sell - at least 100 pairs.post #49229 of 5687412/13/15 at 8:28amI'm sure many people will be sad to see jeans go, but I think Mike is 100% right. The market is too full as is and yet there seems to be a new brand every month (most of which are really just a retread of Gustin anyway). I own one pair of jeans and in five years they are about as blue as the day I bought them. Sorry for all the Wilshire dudes out there, but anything that helps keep the register full and the doors open is OK in my book.post #49230 of 5687412/13/15 at 8:38am
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