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post #49231 of 58682
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post

I'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.

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

Yeah there is just a ton of denim options... So many I have no idea what to try next. Wilshire was a decent fit for me.
Can't win em all

 

I won't count out jeans forever, I'm just counting us out of the raw or one-wash selvedge market. If I find some kind of unique niche that I can fill down the road, then we'll certainly pursue it. 

 

Actually, the Gable pant put the final nail into the Wilshire's coffin. In a given month we were lucky to sell 15 Wilshires. And out of that 15, half of them would be returned. It was a nightmare. In the same month, we sold nearly 100 Gable trousers. It became very clear what people expect of us. We've got to bring something different to market, and most of our customers have their go-to brands for denim. 

 

Speaking of which.. for guys like @Beatlegeuse who have been waiting for a "Rudy-fit" jean... I finally have something for you: 

 

http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=9316&category_id=&manufacturer_id=34&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=5

 

I haven't owned a pair of jeans in nearly five years. I was the Rudy fit model, and I've got pretty big legs which throw off the fit of most jeans. 

 

Our press guy got sick of me shooting every sneaker with corduroys, so I was instructed to get some jeans without delay. I went into Blue & Green and told them that I wanted a pair that fit - I didn't care who made them or what they looked like. After about an hour, I settled on these: the Full Count 1101. 

 

I wear a perfect Rudy 34, and I ended up taking a 33 in these jeans. I purchased a one-wash model, which they don't show online (that link leads to a raw version). You may want to call them up if you're interested in trying out a pair. If you take the Rudy, I'd advise sizing down one in the waist like I did. They're the best fitting jeans that I've had. 

post #49232 of 58682
Well shit. Any alternative recs to the Wilshire? I love the medium-high rise and 34 fits me perfect.
post #49233 of 58682

Sad day for me.  The Wilshires were a great fit for me.  I'll have to stock up a few backup pairs tonight when they post.

post #49234 of 58682
I picked up the ring-ring Wilshires last month and they're the best-fitting and most comfortable selvedge denim jeans I've ever owned.

Totally understand the decision to discontinue them, but man does Epaulet deserve some credit for such a spectacular product.
post #49235 of 58682

Depending on what's available, I may need to buy myself a lifetime stock of Wilshires when they hit the sale section.  

post #49236 of 58682
Love the honesty and candor by Mike here. Bravo

Also another endorsement here for Full Count. Great non nonsense denim. I own the 1110Z and they are fantastic. Also the only Japanese denim brand I know of that does zipper fly...
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I find it funny that Mike's story about the Wilshire vs. the Gable fits me perfectly. I never really considered Epaulet jeans except when they were 50+% off and even then did not end up pulling the trigger. The Gable, meanwhile, I purchased on the day it dropped and paid for express shipping to get it that much faster.

As always, I have to appreciate Mike's willingness to include us on the "behind the scenes" elements of the brand AND the fact that he readily provided product information for those feeling left out by the preemptive demise of the Rudy jean.
post #49238 of 58682
Mike, I assume canvas 5 pocket pants are out of the picture as well (or maybe something like a hybrid, such as the railcar denim flight trouser)? I feel like they're a nice casual denim alternative, but no clue how well they've sold in the past.
post #49239 of 58682

Just a quick (crappy) update pic. Treated these w/some cleaner/conditioner last night and they definitely darkened a little. Nothing crazy though.
post #49240 of 58682

Maiden Voyage of MTO Lava Stone Moleskin Rivets.

 

 

-Mike

post #49241 of 58682
@mdubs great photos!

Seems as if my um strategy? of stocking up on Willies was the right one.

Great jeans and if it is time to move on then them's the breaks.

People should get those grey Kurabos. Really good stuff.
post #49242 of 58682
Glad you were able to stock up Frank! :-)

-Mike
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post #49244 of 58682
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


I won't count out jeans forever, I'm just counting us out of the raw or one-wash selvedge market. If I find some kind of unique niche that I can fill down the road, then we'll certainly pursue it. 

Actually, the Gable pant put the final nail into the Wilshire's coffin. In a given month we were lucky to sell 15 Wilshires. And out of that 15, half of them would be returned. It was a nightmare. In the same month, we sold nearly 100 Gable trousers. It became very clear what people expect of us. We've got to bring something different to market, and most of our customers have their go-to brands for denim. 

Speaking of which.. for guys like @Beatlegeuse
 who have been waiting for a "Rudy-fit" jean... I finally have something for you: 

http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=9316&category_id=&manufacturer_id=34&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=5

I haven't owned a pair of jeans in nearly five years. I was the Rudy fit model, and I've got pretty big legs which throw off the fit of most jeans. 

Our press guy got sick of me shooting every sneaker with corduroys, so I was instructed to get some jeans without delay. I went into Blue & Green and told them that I wanted a pair that fit - I didn't care who made them or what they looked like. After about an hour, I settled on these: the Full Count 1101. 

I wear a perfect Rudy 34, and I ended up taking a 33 in these jeans. I purchased a one-wash model, which they don't show online (that link leads to a raw version). You may want to call them up if you're interested in trying out a pair. If you take the Rudy, I'd advise sizing down one in the waist like I did. They're the best fitting jeans that I've had. 

Thanks for the rec Mike, I'll check these out!
post #49245 of 58682
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Didn't realize but epaulet jacket pants and tie

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