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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post
 

 

That said, I'm working on a variant of the Spanish Hunting Jacket to be made with Southwick - actually with Southwick's shirting factory. If we can pull it off, it could be very cool and really affordable. Plus we can draw on woolen fabrics from Southwick (stuff like these ends) to make basic versions at a really unbeatable price. Development with them is a long and not-so-easy process, so no promises, but it is something that we're working on. 

 

This is the best news I've heard in a long time. Any more details you can share about how youre styling it? Patch, flapped pockets down low and open patch breast pocket would be $$$

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Is that a Teba jacket?
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Great EFF choices this time around! I picked up 3:

 

Hardy Minnis Super 150s Silver Grey Wool Suit

Single Breasted, 2-Button, Natural Shoulder
Buttons: Smoke Mother of Pearl
Pockets: Welt Breast Pocket, Hip Inset Flap Pockets with Ticket Pocket
Lining: Grey Multi Dots, Partial
Trouser Waistband: Adjustable Side-Tabs

 

REDA Mini Milano Check Sportcoat

Single Breasted, 3-Roll-2 Button, Natural Shoulder
Buttons: Tan Horn
Pockets: Open Patch Breast Pocket, Hip Open Patch Pockets
Fabric: Dove Dots, Partial

 

Greyscale Big Check Wool-Linen Suit

Single Breasted, 3-Roll-2 Button, Natural Shoulder
Buttons: White Mother of Pearl
Pockets: Open Patch Breast Pocket, Hip Open Patch Pockets
Lining: Black, Partial

Trouser Waistband: Adjustable Side-Tabs

 

Hoping there's enough fabric for a vest for that last one!

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Is that a Teba jacket?
Mike said that it is going to be very similar to a teba jacket, which is a fantastic piece. I wonder if it is going to have the funky square lapel (which I love)...
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post


Mike said that it is going to be very similar to a teba jacket, which is a fantastic piece. I wonder if it is going to have the funky square lapel (which I love)...

 

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This is the best news I've heard in a long time. Any more details you can share about how youre styling it? Patch, flapped pockets down low and open patch breast pocket would be $$$

 

@FLW @Thefenceposts

 

I'll run the samples by you guys as we develop it. It won't exactly be a Teba jacket - it's going to be more like the Teba and our New England shirtjacket had a kid. 

 

I'm definitely working on a lapel that will be cool and Teba-ish. 

 

And the pockets could be either three open patch or open patch breast and button flap hip. I'll take a vote on it as we get closer. 

 

Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post


They are too perfect for me to be discontinued, I won't allow it. So I am convinced that we can talk @Epaulet into doing an MTO on the pattern at some point in the future.

 

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I believe Mike said that group buys would be possible in the future, but we'd have to have a fabric in mind, and there would be high minimums. With everything going on with the LA studio opening up, the EFFs, and all the preorders, I'd imagine it's a bit busy just this minute, but if anything happens I'd be interested.

 

@Patrick R yup, the Wilshire is sadly discontinued. @applky is entirely correct. 

 

Generally, if there's ever a product that I do a psycho extended fire sale on (Wilshires, Union Jersey, Driggs Duck Canvas, Calgary footwear) then it's not going to be a category that I go forward with. I'm proud of all the stuff that we make, but sometimes.. my brand just isn't relevant enough for the target audience. I'd put the Wilshire up against anything else in its price range, but a lot more goes into a jean than just the denim and the make. Overall, I'm better at biz-caz than real caz, so that's where we're investing most of our future efforts. 

 

And group buys in the Wilshire could be possible, but honestly, I'm gonna pass on it. The fabrics and shrinkage rates are all over the place, and I really can't guarantee any kind of consistent fit. No one can. The typical process is to make up a sample and shrink-test it, but that's not realistic if you're only going to make 12-24 units per fabric. My few attempts at group buys with LA production were pretty difficult (anyone remember the 4-month delay on the Chambray doyle), so I'm going to stick with GMTO concepts that are in our wheelhouse. 

 

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Originally Posted by Gambletrade View Post

What color buttons would you guys go with in the Platinum Salt and Pepper? Im going unstructured welt breast, open patch hip.

 

@Gambletrade Smoke MOP all the way! 

 

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I've officially joined the navy tonal seersucker club. Hopefully we actually get some seersucker appropriate weather this year... it was snowing yesterday! cold[1].gif

 

@Michigan Planner thanks! And the weather is crazy here in NYC too - somehow it's barely 50 degrees at night

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@Mike do you know how much is added on Southwick shoulder measurements, i.e. from 36 to 37? Size 36 fits right on shoulders and is snug all around. Fit is good. Just hesitant to order multiple SC's without knowing exact sizing. Not sure if 36 unstructured would give me more room. I tried on the old Napoli fit in 36 and is spot on the shoulders, still snug though. Thank you.
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Goodyear Welt Samples

 

Hey guys, I'm getting ready to do our first GYW order. I'd love to hear what you guys think! I'm shopping around for feedback on Reddit too, so here's what I posted there: 

 

I had a fantastic time doing an AMA here a few months back. At the time, I was speaking of our upcoming Goodyear Welt collection. I'm happy to say that my first two samples came through!

I'd love to get your feedback on the overall styling and anything else that you'd like to comment on. I'm planning to put in my first order this week for delivery around the end of the Summer.

The overall plan for the collection is to make the very best Goodyear Welt shoes for the price. I went to at least a dozen factories in Italy, Spain, and Portugal before settling on our final manufacturer. This factory is Portuguese and they do exceptionally clean work for a solid price.

I've got two samples to show:

1) The Jodphur is on a very tapered last that I personally developed with the factory. It's meant to have a lot of attitude. The cross-buckle design is visible when the boots are worn and the front keeper both holds the strap in place and provides a stacking point if you're wearing very tapered jeans or chinos. I did this sample on a closed channel leather sole. Their stitching is really magnificent on it. Retail for this as shown (leather sole, suede upper) would be about $425.

2) The PTB is on a chiseled last and is a custom pattern that I sketched out. I wanted to marry an American upper design (5-eye, relatively short vamp) to a European last. It's a subtle difference, but hopefully it stands out from other shapes on the market. This particular sample is made up in Cognac Saffiano Leather - which is a heavy treated calfskin that's water and stain resistant. Kind of like Alpine Grain. With that upper and the Dainite sole, this would be about $395, but figure it could go down to $365 in a calfskin and leather sole combo.

I'm thinking to do five variants for our first delivery:

Jodphur in Sand Suede with leather sole and antique sole edge (as pictured) Jodphur in Snuff Suede with leather sole and antique sole edge Jodphur in Black Box Calfskin with leather sole and black sole edge

PTB in Dark Brown Box Calf with antique sole edge and Dainite sole PTB in Cognac Box Calf with antique sole edge and Dainite sole

I love the Saffiano leather, but I'm thinking to bring that in for an October delivery. It's better suited for lousy weather, and I'd like to offer Brown & Cognac as two easy and affordable basic dress shoes.

Any feedback on these points is greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #53558 of 57872
That PTB shape is wonderful. Personally prefer that to the previous one you posted in the radica-ish calf a few weeks ago.

Jodphur looks sharp as always.
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That PTB looks gorgeous. I can only admire from afar with my duck feet.

I love the Dainite sole too. I've been meaning to send off the majority of my leather-soled brethren off somewhere to get them resolved as Dainite since that would be much more functional for my job.
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Im most likely in for a Snuff Suede Jodphur. Pricing is very similar to Carmina, a bit cheaper actually for boots.
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I'm not a fan of those particular styles, but the shapes are beautiful. Though I am always interested in suede shoes (in either a summery color or for rainy days). Also, if you are trying to get to a lower price point, I would gladly take open channels if that lowers the price point further.

 

If you had a chukka in the shape of either of these, I would definitely be in on that at some point.

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Suede PTBs w/ that construction. Boom.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Suede PTBs w/ that construction. Boom.

+1

 

You took the words right out of my mouth.

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@Epaulet Mike, is the EFF shirting window closed? I have a couple in my cart but suspect it ended already. Just wanted to check. Thanks!

 

The jodhpur looks good!

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@Epaulet   You already got my feedback but to reiterate, I love both lasts and styles -  the samples look better than described on the PTB 

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