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 And eat better tacos.  

 

 

Smart kid. Welcome back. Looking forward to stopping by on a Saturday when I'm down there.

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You should see how amazing my 2-Stroke Indy's look these days. Talk about aging well.

 

Very bummed you're leaving Cobble Hill.

 

@MattPol we'll definitely be sad to leave. But with regards to those 2-Stroke Indy Boots (2010 vintage if I'm not mistaken..), post up some pics! We'd love to see them! 

 

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All EP...

 

@tricky killing it in that (as usual!)

 

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I'm about to stick all my leather goods outside in the California sun...

 

@cyclohexane haha, there seems to be a payoff to those who wait. Hope that we catch you at the LA Office! 

 

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West coast the best coast

Now I don't have to fly across the country anymore.
Still have to drive down from the bay area though but worth!!

 

@theh00d absolutely, and you should expect a regular string of West Coast Trunk Shows after we're situated out there. 

 

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I feel you. Just did the same but added a 0 frown.gif

 

@rydenfan we got a refund this year but only because I apparently like giving the government an interest-free loan every year

 

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As an LA native, all I can say is more Mike and Adele in SoCal can only be a good thing. Look forward to stopping by on a Saturday when visiting the folks. You guys are so rad. Great store, great stuff, great peeps.

 

@eljlakers thanks - we'd love to see you out there! 

 

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Culver City being accessible by Metro makes a huge difference as well.

 

Plus we'll once again have Father's Office within walking distance (probably/hopefully).

 

Hell yes @StanleyVanBuren - and we'll certainly run all of the locations that we're considering by you guys. Luckily the house that we're renting has a garage, so I can be DIY for a few weeks until we find the right space. 

 
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Smart kid. Welcome back. Looking forward to stopping by on a Saturday when I'm down there.

 

@Mr. Six thank you! Definitely stop by anytime. 

 

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@Epaulet The LA Office. Perfect! Best for the move.

 

@FrankCowperwood thanks! 

 

We've been developing the "Studio" concept for a while, and we'll really be able to roll it out with this space. The Manhattan store will be styled to match. 

 

Because of the ubiquity of online sales, it's really crucial to draw people in to a physical space. Even as it stands, we ship orders to people who live a 15 minute walk from our shops. It's easier and more convenient for them. I often shop the same way too. So paying a huge amount of rent to offer the same exact thing that you have online is an increasingly lousy use of resources. 

 

But take that storefront and make it into a destination office - and build it out with made-to-order options, events, and a community space, and I think that we'll have something that really makes sense. It's a more rewarding experience for the customer who uses their valuable time to make the visit. 

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If you ever need to feel bitter cold a Toronto trunk show should definitely be in the cards!!biggrin.gif
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I'll be curious to see this all develop wether it's the Manhattan shop or the new la space. If I'm still in San Diego when the la shop opens I'd definitely make the drive up!
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Congratulations and good luck on the move, Mike. Looking forward to your LA storefront AND the West Coast trunk shows.

Also, I just received my barley and rye madras shirt. Fantastic. The wide spread buttondown is perfect. And the fit is probably the best I've gotten from online MTO, certainly the closest to what I've been trying to achieve. So yeah. Awesome. satisfied.gif
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If you ever need to feel bitter cold a Toronto trunk show should definitely be in the cards!!biggrin.gif

That...or a ridiculously hot and humid one wink.gif
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While I'm bummed that the Smith Street store is closing (which was nearest my work's Central Office and allowed me to stroll in when I was in the city), I am excited at the thought of more west coast events! Maybe some Oregon business + Epaulet collaborations, even? Dare I suggest an EFF Pendleton event?!
Edited by Handcuffed - 4/13/16 at 6:52pm
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Mike, as you continue to evolve your model, I selfishly hope that trunk shows in cities you don't have locations in becomes part of it. Especially with advance notice, I feel like you'd get great turnout.
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I feel you. Just did the same but added a 0 frown.gif

We stroked a $40k check thanks to not having withholdings done correctly...nut punch.
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We stroked a $40k check thanks to not having withholdings done correctly...nut punch.

Oof

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@cyclohexane
 haha, there seems to be a payoff to those who wait. Hope that we catch you at the LA Office! 

@Epaulet definitely. What's a six hour drive? smile.gif

I was nearby during the San Francisco trunk show but had a family obligation and couldn't make it. Had a family obligation during the recent LA show too.

Also, I think I was leaving Las Vegas that one night you mentioned being around... Was it last August?
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If you ever need to feel bitter cold a Toronto trunk show should definitely be in the cards!!biggrin.gif

 

@TO Tie Guy haha, you don't have to tempt with Toronto's amazing weather - I'm already a Canada super-fan. I haven't been there in a few years, which I'll definitely remedy soon

 
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Congratulations and good luck on the move, Mike. Looking forward to your LA storefront AND the West Coast trunk shows.

Also, I just received my barley and rye madras shirt. Fantastic. The wide spread buttondown is perfect. And the fit is probably the best I've gotten from online MTO, certainly the closest to what I've been trying to achieve. So yeah. Awesome. satisfied.gif

 

@ahjota thanks - and great to hear on the shirt! That's one of the best fabrics that I've seen them offer. If you have a chance to post fit pics, we'd love to see them

 

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While I'm bummed that the Smith Street store is closing (which was nearest my work's Central Office and allowed me to stroll in when I was in the city), I am excited at the thought of more west coast events! Maybe some Oregon business + Epaulet collaborations, even? Dare I suggest an EFF Pendleton event?!

 

@Handcuffed I'd say that Portland and Seattle should definitely be in the cards for us. And when you're in NYC, our Manhattan store is really only four stops on the F Train from the Brooklyn one. If you go during the work day, it can be a 10 min trip each way. 

 

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Mike, as you continue to evolve your model, I selfishly hope that trunk shows in cities you don't have locations in becomes part of it. Especially with advance notice, I feel like you'd get great turnout.
We stroked a $40k check thanks to not having withholdings done correctly...nut punch.

 

@fairlynerdy absolutely, and that's really necessary for us. As you guys have seen, the media around menswear is dying pretty quickly. No more Details, blogs are less and less relevant, GQ is like 10 pages long these days. A lot of the available information comes through Instagram or celebrities, which is kind of isolated and uninteresting. 

 

Fostering a sense of community is crucial for us and anyone else in our space. Projects like Ends For Friends and the Saffiano bags are not only good deals, but they're fun to participate in. Trunk shows are exciting to attend and our Saturdays at the Manhattan shop have a nice amount of guys just coming to hang out and talk. Which is how it should be. I think that Los Angeles really needs a space like this more than other places too. 

 

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@Epaulet definitely. What's a six hour drive? smile.gif

I was nearby during the San Francisco trunk show but had a family obligation and couldn't make it. Had a family obligation during the recent LA show too.

Also, I think I was leaving Las Vegas that one night you mentioned being around... Was it last August?

 

@cyclohexane we'll be sure to have some cold beer on ice for you! Sorry that we missed you on the last two times. Vegas never actually happened - I mostly talked about it, then realized that our schedule was too busy, then worked until 9PM, then went to a live karaoke party, then sang "Run To the Hills" by Iron Maiden on stage with a real band, then strained my voice trying to sound like Bruce Dickinson (who I do not sound like, even a little bit), and then lost my voice for two full days. 

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@Epaulet that Vegas outing sounds like it was one hell of a party nonetheless.

Going to have to make the trip to LA for sure once you're set up and ready to go.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

Culver City being accessible by Metro makes a huge difference as well.

 

Plus we'll once again have Father's Office within walking distance (probably/hopefully).


Los Angeles has a Metro??? :-)

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Mike, I know 300 people have already said it, but congratulations on your move (back) to Southern California. We are very excited to have you back here. Glad that it is something that benefits you and your whole family and is an interesting enterprise for your business. Look forward to having some more accessibility to you! My wife isn't... even though she has no clue... :-) I am sorry to hear that you have to close your Brooklyn store, but your logic is infallible and sometimes you need to prune in order to grow.

 

Cheers,

Mike

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Are the southwick suits fully canvassed?
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