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Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread - Page 3488post #52307 of 568844/3/16 at 8:41pmpost #52308 of 568844/4/16 at 7:40am@gettoasty All good points you make. I'll be interested to see how the trousers look when you have them hemmed. I think they aren't hanging quite as well as the might in these quick fit photos.
Looking at the view from the side, I could even see this cut with less of a taper for a really midcentury look. But that's a separate kettle of fish. We have to wear the trousers as they are.post #52309 of 568844/4/16 at 9:14ampost #52310 of 568844/4/16 at 3:07pmHey @epaulet crew, I remember reading in the reddit AMA that there was going to be a new addition of super 110 trousers that will be available at only basic colors some time in late april. I just wanted to know if those would be only walt or walt and driggs.
Also very interested in the driggs super 120s that are on sale in medium grey, are those in the bk store or the les store?post #52311 of 568844/4/16 at 4:18pm
Has anyone here watched the Fargo TV series? The second season really kills it for style. I havent seen it all yet but I'm really loving the big Artisan style collars on all the shirts as well as the double flap pockets on all the shirts. It's really making me itch to put in an order for something like that.post #52312 of 568844/4/16 at 5:08pmQuote:Originally Posted by OdusBK
Hey @epaulet crew, I remember reading in the reddit AMA that there was going to be a new addition of super 110 trousers that will be available at only basic colors some time in late april. I just wanted to know if those would be only walt or walt and driggs.
Also very interested in the driggs super 120s that are on sale in medium grey, are those in the bk store or the les store?
Yup, we're planning to get these within the next four weeks.
One of our moves going forward is to use Portgual to develop a sound collection of biz-caz basics. For many of our competitors, affordable stuff is either too casual or too boring. We're going to design stuff with our usual fits and attitude, but in strong basic colors that are well-stocked.
The Barberis 110 trousers fit like the Walt but with a slightly stronger taper after the knee. Other than that, they are right on point with our usual Walt sizing and similar in construction. We'll be at either $165-$175 on them when they arrive, and I'm confident that they'll be the best pant on the market at that price. They'll just come in two colors (Navy or Grey), unfinished hem, and size 30-36. These will be OTR only.
For the sale Driggs, honestly I'm not sure. Your best bet is to email or call with exactly the size/color that you're looking for.Quote:
@eljlakers this is awesome - love that you're getting so much wear out of those shoes!Quote:Originally Posted by gettoasty
The Epaulet Taylor (size 33) came in yesterday. Quick shipping, compliments to the team for using USPS Priority. I always like USPS for all domestic mail.
I threw on the pants and asked for some help to document a quick fit pic.
The pants are very comfortable. My initial impressions was no work needed to be done in the waist, felt perfect and I just required an alteration to the inseam. I do feel like there is extra material in the seat especially the back rise (and after seeing the photos confirms my suspicion).
A belt was not necessary but it keeps the pants leveled. I can imagine now that suspenders can really go well with the pants given the high rise and fishtail back.
What I think:
- The pants exaggerate my hips in a bad way
- There seems to be a lot of excess fabric, which may be the cause for point 1
- Would suspenders help give the illusion of a balanced hip (i.e. pants hanging from my waist versus hugging to stay up)?
- I have read that pleated, high rise pants may look best on a certain body type. I am a fairly slim guy, too. Even, perhaps my proportions are not meant for high waist pants.*
*I will add that the photographer was crouching, so, the angle may be a little lower than at standard waist level. I also have a bad habit of crossing my arms, which I feel gives this static shot a poor presentation. If I threw on a sweater or jacket it most definitely would have helped my case here I think since it would conceal most of the seat area..
Other thoughts: I think wool would hang better than cotton, which is always my preference. I think aesthetically there are a few things to work on, but the silhouette is not too off from what I am familiar with for high rise pants. From the back the pants appear to be like regular chinos (*cringe*). I am not too concerned with the inseam and leg opening. I usually wear approximately 31" inseam and prefer anywhere from 8" to 8.25" taper. No cuff since I think my legs are not straight and concur with one of the members here on CM (@TweedyProf interview with Keikari is a good one).
The Taylor is by far are the most comfortable RTW pants I have purchased and I really want to make it work out. For anyone looking for RTW pants that accommodate a fuller seat the Taylor (and the Gable) should be a worthwhile option. It is really hard to find a pair of RTW pants without going MTO or even bespoke.I know have been searching for a while. Epaulet price point is also hard to beat.
Upon reviewing the photos, there are a few things that bother me and I am curious whether a size down will alleviate the issues. In terms of alterations it may also lessen the work that needs to be done. A size down I imagine would mean that I may need to let out the waist and shorten the inseam but potentially avoid asking for more complicated work to be done in the seat.
Thanks for posting up this very considered review and for giving the Taylor a shot! Here's my thoughts based on your points:
1. I have read that pleated, high rise pants may look best on a certain body type. I am a fairly slim guy, too. Even, perhaps my proportions are not meant for high waist pants.*
The Taylor & Gable have pretty shallow pleats, but pleated trousers will be roomy in the thigh and seat by definition. It's what the pleats provide and why it works for a large range of physiques. So they are slim-fit pleated pants, but still significantly larger than a slim-fit plain front.
The rise is fine for you, but they're definitely loose on your legs. Depends on the look that you want. We had quite a few guys pick up the cotton Taylor trousers for that very reason - they wanted a relaxed, old-school Dwight Eisenhower kind of style. It's looks boxy with the way that you're standing, but I'd bet that in normal, moving wear and with the length hemmed, they would look a lot better.
2. The pants exaggerate my hips in a bad way
With the length unhemmed and how you're standing, I'd agree. When the fabric is broken in a bit more, they'll drape better. Going for an MTO in wool or a linen blend would also result in a better fit.
If you like the cotton, you could certainly have them taken in a bit in the legs and seat to your taste. Shouldn't be an issue for a good tailor.
3. There seems to be a lot of excess fabric, which may be the cause for point 1
Yes, it's a relaxed fit on you overall. We do have guys who like that, but if you want a closer shape, either size down one or have this pair tailored in.
4. Would suspenders help give the illusion of a balanced hip (i.e. pants hanging from my waist versus hugging to stay up)?
I think that suspenders and breaking in the fabric would definitely make these fit better. Not to mention - suspenders are really rad with a khaki like this. The fabric is a thick military twill, so consider that. Very good denim is also stiff in the early days and jeans fit a little wonky until they can meld to your shape. You're contending with a little bit of that situation here.Quote:
@jvc44 it's hard to say, we ran probably five or six different kind of Cone Denims. All of them stretched a bit in the waist, except for one variety that we offered in like 2011. If you bought an old pair second-hand, that could be the case.Quote:Originally Posted by cyclohexane
Just wanted to take a moment to publicly thank the @Epaulet crew that handles my needy-customer emails with aplomb: Mike, Adele, @EP Sam, @EP Dylan, and David. Hope I didn't forget anyone.
I don't remember exactly how I found EP; I think it was actually because I was impressed by someone's story about how well you all handled some kind of preorder mishap. Discovered this thread and was a big fan of the transparency and interactions with customers and potential customers.
@cyclohexane it's our pleasure and thanks for the kind words! We love customers like you!
@Don L Very sharp and laid back!Quote:Originally Posted by applky
New England summer EFF pickups in:
Navy Handloomed Madras
Cayman Islands Chambray
Albini Circle Print Linen
Natural Indigo Hand-Dye
Olive Madras Batik
Got my Streaky/Slubby Indigo Cotton-Linen Rivets hemmed the other day. Waiting on Tobacco Cotton-Linen and REDA Indigo Hopsack Walts. Lightweight Lubiam & Southwick SCs hanging in the closet. Was in the 70s in New York yesterday. Summer can't come soon enough.
@applky this is a killer lineup!Quote:
@FrankCowperwood you will not be disappointed with those. I think that the Indigo Hand-Dye is going to be the raddest shirt to ever carry our label.Quote:Originally Posted by brp2
Loving the Harris Glaswegian EFF. The fit is great and it's heavy as hell -- I'm nearly positive it outweighs any other sport coat I've got by a wide margin -- and it's perfect as an outer layer in the unpredictable spring of the mountain west. Went largely Epaulet today, pairing it with another EFF, the heavyweight navy shetlands.
@brp2 great match on those two! Glad that the Harris jacket is treating you wellpost #52313 of 568844/4/16 at 5:09pmQuote:Originally Posted by Nik Telford
Has anyone here watched the Fargo TV series? The second season really kills it for style. I havent seen it all yet but I'm really loving the big Artisan style collars on all the shirts as well as the double flap pockets on all the shirts. It's really making me itch to put in an order for something like that.
@Nik Telford that double flap shirt is all over Vinyl on HBO! I ordered a chambray sample with dual chest flap pockets, epaulets, and an unlined Artisan collar. I'll post it up once it arrives.post #52314 of 568844/4/16 at 5:29pmpost #52315 of 568844/4/16 at 5:44pmpost #52316 of 568844/4/16 at 6:39pmQuote:Originally Posted by Epaulet
@Nik Telford that double flap shirt is all over Vinyl on HBO! I ordered a chambray sample with dual chest flap pockets, epaulets, and an unlined Artisan collar. I'll post it up once it arrives.
Ya see? That's what I've been talkin' bout.
I've got a fever and the only thing that can cure it is more dual chest flap pockets!
Hey Mike- @Epaulet - how would dual chest flap pockets look on a hand dyed indigo LS? That would be far out methinks. Would it look as rad as I think it might? I don't think I'd have the guts to wear indigo dyed Epaulets on them but hoo boy.post #52317 of 568844/4/16 at 6:53pmQuote:Originally Posted by metranger8694
Ya see? That's what I've been talkin' bout.
I've got a fever and the only thing that can cure it is more dual chest flap pockets!
Hey Mike- @Epaulet - how would dual chest flap pockets look on a hand dyed indigo LS? That would be far out methinks. Would it look as rad as I think it might? I don't think I'd have the guts to wear indigo dyed Epaulets on them but hoo boy.
@metranger8694 that would be freaking bonkers no doubt! I wish that we could offer it with New England, but they're only doing the single pocket for the promo.
When the sample comes through, I'll post a bunch of photos and do a video with Jim where were show maybe 10 fabrics which really lend itself to that shape. I think that it's a $20 upcharge for both the second pocket and epaulets, but any Individualized fabric can be ordered that way. We'll call it the "Finestra"post #52318 of 568844/4/16 at 7:04pmpost #52319 of 568844/4/16 at 7:16pmQuote:Originally Posted by mrpo0nani
@Epaulet Mike, I've been trying to email your support in regards to an order I placed last week but both addresses are not working: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org have inboxes that are full?
@mrpo0nani ah, that's because I've never owned epaulet.com. But believe me, the fool who is holding the address has emailed me to sell it plenty of times. Our domain is epauletnewyork.com
Just send a message to contact[at]epauletnewyork.compost #52320 of 568844/4/16 at 7:18pmQuote:Originally Posted by Epaulet
ah, that's because I've never owned epaulet.com. But believe me, the fool who is holding the address has emailed me to sell it plenty of times. Our domain is epauletnewyork.com
Just send a message to contact[at]epauletnewyork.com
Ah, he's gonna play the long con. Once you guys go worldwide you'll have no choice and he'll be able to buy some small group of islands with the money.
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