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Originally Posted by malwear View Post

@Epaulet How does the REDA compare to the color of the standard grey hopsack Epaulet always carries? Lighter or darker?

 

@malwear it's nearly the same overall tone, but it has a distinct bluecast and and that cross-hatch weave. It's beautiful. 

 

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Originally Posted by Matty003 View Post

Hi guys, any chance of more stock of the lightweight navy fresco fabric?

 

@Matty003 alas, not for this round! We took a ton of orders over the weekend - nearly 25 suits sold in the Manhattan shop, so a lot of the inventory got zapped. 

 

If you still want a Navy suit, you might consider that Navy Seed Stitch, unless you specifically wanted the really light cloth. Seed Stitch is INSANELY nice. 

 

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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

For those getting suits who intend to wear them as separates, are you getting patch pockets or inset flaps?

I like idea of the REDA grey as a suit with brown buttons with patch pockets but is that kind of a no-no with something that looks like a true suiting fabric?

 

@Todd V I sold about half and half for suits so far. 


If you workplace is really conservative, then you may need the flap pockets. But if a suit's not required, then I think open patch makes the jacket work a lot better as a separate. And it still looks sharp as hell as a suit. I order all of my suiting jackets with open patches. 

 

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Originally Posted by nd1nd2nd3 View Post

How does sizing compare between Epaulet's Southwick jackets and the LBM 1911 jackets they used to carry? I have a size 38 LBM and a size 39 Southwick, and I'm wondering if I can size down safely - I sometimes wear a cardigan underneath the Southwick.

@Epaulet - looks like I missed out on black combat boots. does the reorder in a few months include black?

 

@nd1nd2nd3 most guys will wear that exact combo - sizing up one from LBM1911 to Southwick. But if you can comfortably fit a cardigan under the jacket and your Southwick coat is a suiting wool, then you might consider sizing down. 

 

Just remember that thicker fabrics - especially thick tweeds and Harris Tweed - will always make up a bit larger, even if they measure nearly the same. I take a 41 in a suiting Southwick, but I could wear a 40 Harris Tweed. I prefer to keep the same size in tweed coats so that I can layer underneath them. 

 

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Originally Posted by jvillal View Post

Ok I'm a little stumped - how would one wear a camel hair coat? Just jeans and a white shirt? Wondering how else to dress it down or up? Only thing holding me back there.
 

 

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


IMO, a camel hair blazer is perhaps the easiest blazer to pair, even over a navy blazer. It allows for almost any color pants, white or blue shirts, and almost any color tie as well. Plus the texture of it does well with denim, if you're into that business casual look in particular.

 

@jvillal

@El Argentino absolutely agree! Outside of a light tan or a black trouser, Camel jackets will look great with nearly any shirts or trousers. It's extremely versatile - and fits right in the family of basic jackets like Navy Hopsack and Grey Donegal Tweed. 

 
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Epaulet kicks and Reigning Champ



 

@tricky this really does look like a steezy onesie! I would absolutely buy that for my "athleisure" Monday outings. Watch is looking killer too! 

 

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Everyone should clean their trousers as they like, of course!

 

I'll agree with @FrankCowperwood on dry-cleaning jeans, but just based on my personal experience. 

 

As a younger dude in my mid 20's, I really enjoyed reading "Superfuture Superdenim" and went out of my way to collect raw jeans. (This was also when I actually fit in them). 

 

I remember buying a pair of Nudie Jeans for something like $295 and going full denimhead on them. I kept them in the freezer, dry-cleaned them, used starch, and rinsed them in the ocean. They went about 6 months of daily wear until I properly washed them. 

 

The good: they had an absolutely sick fade. The kind of fade that you only see guys in Singapore or something pull off. 

 

The bad: they nearly fell apart. There were huge rips in the crotch and the inside of the cuffs. I had to do a ton of repair work, and I kind of looked like a cast member of a streetwear "Godspell." Or, I guess, a current fit model for the "Yeezy Season One" collection. 

 

It wasn't because the denim was bad quality or the jeans were poorly made. You get those fades because of abrasion between the cotton fibers. Washing the denim softens the fibers and reduces this wear. I think that dry-cleaning and eventual washing will radically reduce the life of your jeans, although YMMV. And Dylan is proof positive that you can wash and wear the jeans like normal, get a great fade, AND get the most longevity out of the fabric. 

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

You are entirely correct. I even have a full set of absolutely perfect polo samples. Wash-tested, supima pique, perfect fitting, great buttons. Plan was to get our first delivery at the end of Feb. 

And...... the factory went straight-up out of business. So we'll need to start over from (more or less) square one. I luckily have all of my patterns, so it's going to require meeting with some new places and seeing who can deliver the same manufacturing quality. I'm headed to Europe again at the end of Feb, so I'll work on a new location then. 

I would be interested in polos if they are slim through the abdomen and hips.
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I would be interested in polos if they are slim through the abdomen and hips.

 

@clarksdb everything up in here is slim in the abdomen and hips! 

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Epaulet Teck Tennis Trainers. Wearing #4.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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I was going to measure one of my SCs to try and place an order for the navy fresco to use as a workhorse warm-weather blazer, and of course I waited too long and it's gone. I've been buying Epaulet for about 6 years and I still fell victim to a rookie mistake by not buying now and asking questions later.
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One of the buttons popped off my heirloom. I'm assuming my normal dry cleaner can put it back on with no problem?
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I know some of you guys saw my IG posts in NOLA but I figured I would share this pic of me and my fiancé in Jackson square. I rocked the Loden field coat all weekend long with my ghost tennis trainers. I layered the coat with a sweater one day and then over a tshirt another. Perfect jacket. So comfy and pockets were insanely useful for napkins bad extra battery pack for iPhones.
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Pindot flannel.

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Originally Posted by bradp View Post

One of the buttons popped off my heirloom. I'm assuming my normal dry cleaner can put it back on with no problem?

More than likely though make sure to ask them to leave a shank if there is one on the other buttons (a bit of a gap under the button to accommodate the thick placket.)
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Originally Posted by mothball View Post

Pindot flannel.


What is the sweater, @mothball ? Looks nice.

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That be an SNS Stark cardigan. Nice combo with the the indigo underneath!
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I've never seen that colored Stark. Looks great
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Originally Posted by thundercats View Post

What is the sweater, @mothball ? Looks nice.

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

That be an SNS Stark cardigan. Nice combo with the the indigo underneath!

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I've never seen that colored Stark. Looks great

Thanks guys! The color was called concrete, I think from 2012.
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Sorry to hear about the polo factory, but needless to say I'm very interested in them still. I haven't yet found a good maker for them (I used to wear lacoste but not a huge fan of wearing labels as i'm older now) and I could see myself ending up with a half-dozen epaulet ones like I have with t-shirts and pants...
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Finalized my second Southwick EFF pick. I went with two suits, pearl grey flannel and charcoal pique. Nothing too exciting, but figured it was a good opportunity to replace an old J Crew suit. Looking forward to seeing some of the others made up.
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