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Sorry but what's the need for a man bag? Besides if you travel perhaps?

I commute by foot and it's incredibly useful to have a bag with a shoulder strap (sling bag/backpack) to hold my laptop, notebooks, water bottle, food, etc. Also useful for running errands or doing some quick shopping afterwards. Or gym. When you aren't bound to a car you need something to stash everything like Mike says. Has to have a shoulder strap, though... Can't deal with walking around all day without one.
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Am I correct in assuming that the New England Shirt Flannels wont be re stock till next fall/winter? I always feel like that guy who shows up to the party after the neighbors made a noise complaint and everyone is leaving lol Also why is there such a jump in the chest width from L to XL? I've noticed that with a lot of the NESO retailers like Unionmade or NAQP, from what I thought arent these shirts made exclusively for each client by NESO? Aside from the fabrics which are already chosen each season by them does each retailers get to have their stock cut to their specifications? If thats the case then why do all of them have this whole difference in those two sizes lol.

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My clothing budget has been slashed tremendously lately, but god damn, those jumpers and union tees in the sale section are fucking aces. Especially at those prices.

Workhorsing in while my apartment is being renovated and I'm living out of a bag:

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Looking dope rob! What size bomber is that?
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Looking dope rob! What size bomber is that?

Medium bud. I'm the same in EP shirts...my technical size is probably a mediarge. With a tee (which is how I'd primarily wear these) a medium works, with a button down, I'd prob be better off in a large. The pockets are clutch, and for me this is just as good, if not better than the uber hyped Japanese streetwear brands that do these and Wings&Horns etc...
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It's definitely very cool, I'll talk to the factory about it. I'm actually not sure if we can do a weekender bag out of it - the skin may be too light. Thinking about it, I've only really seen kangaroo in wallets and small leather goods. 


But I'll get an overview of the skins that they have and post up some findings. Not sure if you guys like Saffiano leather, but they do quite a bit in that. You see it in Prada bags: 



The leather is like scotchgrain. It has a tough finish, wears hard as hell, and it water & stain resistant. It's more common in women's bags, but would make up (IMO) really dope as a mens weekender piece. It would be a really high quality bag that offers a lot of use. And it's something distinctive that the other guys aren't offering. 

Count me in Mike for a saffiano weekender!
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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. 

 

 

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@Duke Silver

 

I'm headed to Portugal next week and I've got two leather-goods manufacturers on my list. 

 

 

 

Connecting the dots here...is a polo factory on your itinerary as well?

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Mike - do you have any updates on the EPLA sportcoats that have been in development? I think I remember the last update you provided you figured you'd aim to have them launched in the spring... so hopefully just around the corner? cool.gif
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Hertling Sample donegal vest
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Legendary brown check Walt's




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Got my EFF order today and I'm all the way out here in CA. Extremely fast turnaround time. Will have photos once I have it back from the tailors but in terms of initial impressions I will say that the hand on the E.Thomas Charcoal Hopsack is pretty incredible. Side-by-side with my navy hopsack it's softer and slightly lighter feeling but without any loss of strength or wrinkle-resistance.

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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

My clothing budget has been slashed tremendously lately, but god damn, those jumpers and union tees in the sale section are fucking aces. 

 

How has that strategy been holding up?  

 

I tried doing that but ended up looking at watches.....good gracious, I would have saved a lot more doe had I just purchased clothing and not ventured into watchuseek. 

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CRAMERTON CHINOS

 

Given all our Stingray and Saffiano talk, I'd understand if you guys thought that I've forgotten about the basics. It's been in work for a bit, but I'm happy to present our newest collection of chinos. 

 

Dudes asked for more khaki's. They asked for more twills. We went out and made the best khaki twill on the market! And at our opening price point to boot. May I present the Cramerton Chinos!


There's a ton of text in the item, but the crucial things to know are: 

 

1) Cramerton cloth is a phenomenal 9oz cotton twill. It's based on old army uniforms and it feels like it. Great hand and tough as hell. The khaki and olive will fade over time too. 

2) It breathes nicely and is wearable year-round. I have some old-school Cramerton Rudy trousers that I'd wear in NYC in the winter or SoCal in the Summer. It's as versatile weather-wise as a mid-weight denim

3) We washed the hell out of these to eliminate shrinkage and soften up the fabric. It's going to feel a tiny bit smaller in the leg and waist than the current Rivet, but that will stretch out with some wear. We tested it. 

4) The shape is a bit simplified to give these a vintage vibe. Instead of herringbone taping we gave it a tough-guy lap seam on the outer leg. It comes with an unfinished hem. The legs are creased (as they would have been in the army), but you can press that out at a dry cleaner if it's not your style. 

 

If you like the Rivet Chino, you're going to absolutely love these in person. The fabric is really boss. We made a bunch of them, but they'll be a big press launch for them in a week or so.  Lots of units from 32 to 34, but if you take 31 or 35, you probably want to pick up a pair sooner than later to get in on this first round. We have to do large minimums to get the fabric, so the first restock wouldn't be until May or so. 

 

RIVET CHINO INFANTRY KHAKI CRAMERTON CLOTH: $135

 

 

 

 

RIVET CHINO OLIVE DRAB CRAMERTON CLOTH: $135

 

 

 

 

RIVET CHINO PALE STONE CRAMERTON CLOTH: $135

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@Epaulet  Already ordered but can you compare to the original Cramerton as I have a pair of Walt's that I wear the shit out of.  Is this fabric similar in feel?  The Gayley & Lords were nice but not the same as the original Walt fabric.

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

@Epaulet  Already ordered but can you compare to the original Cramerton as I have a pair of Walt's that I wear the shit out of.  Is this fabric similar in feel?  The Gayley & Lords were nice but not the same as the original Walt fabric.

 

@Don L thank you sir!

 

This should be the same as the Cramerton Walts from 2012. Bought from the original supplier, and it's got nothing in common with that G&L twill that we ran a few years back. 

 

It may be a touch lighter than the older fabric but if it is, we're talking a tiny difference. I'm comparing the two right now, and it's hard to tell.That 2012 fabric was specially produced for Orvis, and I just piggybacked on their order at the time. 

 

But you're going to love these Don, I think they'll be right up your alley. 

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Why couldn't you guys drop these, like, three months from now? I feel like every time finally resolve to drop cash on you guys you post something else that makes me double-think myself haha. Hopefully they're back in stock / still in stock when I get around to them, though!
 
Ah well... now if only I can decide between trad cuff no break and no cuff slight break... so many decisions...
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