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How does the EFF heavyweight twill compare to the military twill in terms of coarseness/formality, weight, durability? I like the idea of something really beefy but if it looks too dressy/fine it won't fill that niche for me. If it's closer to denim it's right on the money.

And this is way off topic but I'd love to see a Walt variant with a more durable rear seam (e.g. new Rivets). I can trust the heavier fabrics to hold up to some abuse but that seam strikes me as the weak link in the chain. Granted I'm probably the oddball here in wanting to use these trousers in that way.

I guess I'm basically aiming for some really well fitting Carhartts.
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So I think I want to use the EFF options to replace what I use as my dressier khakis. Something I wear with a blue blazer and maybe a tie. I was thinking something in the khaki color family, but that's not an absolute. With those parameters, which one would you chose? Khaki crosshatch? Steamed milk? The tropical brown? All opinions welcome!
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post
And this is way off topic but I'd love to see a Walt variant with a more durable rear seam (e.g. new Rivets). I can trust the heavier fabrics to hold up to some abuse but that seam strikes me as the weak link in the chain. 

Interesting - I've never had any problems with that seem (or any other for that matter). Have you experienced problems with it or are you just leery of it's durability given your specific use? 

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Originally Posted by lifeinabox View Post
 

The Brisbane are calling me but need to sit this one out.  Still have a pile of unworn pants that need to be tailored.

Also WHY I should skip this round as well.  Though, I'm interested to see videos on some of the cotton-linen fabrics

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Interesting - I've never had any problems with that seem (or any other for that matter). Have you experienced problems with it or are you just leery of it's durability given your specific use? 
I should clarify I haven't had a problem. My oldest pair of rivets is looking pretty thin and vulnerable in that area, however. As though the weave of the fabric is pulling apart slightly and will eventually rip. It seems obvious that distributing that stress across more stitches would reduce the stress on the fabric, though. Again, the way I'm looking to use these would reasonably be defined as abuse for fine trousers. My job is 80% desk and 20% workshop. I don't want to have to wear shitty clothes every day because of the uncertainty of what I'll be up to.
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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 

Also WHY I should skip this round as well.  Though, I'm interested to see videos on some of the cotton-linen fabrics

 

Working on the videos now - they should all be live with the newsletter today

 

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Originally Posted by duff406 View Post

So I think I want to use the EFF options to replace what I use as my dressier khakis. Something I wear with a blue blazer and maybe a tie. I was thinking something in the khaki color family, but that's not an absolute. With those parameters, which one would you chose? Khaki crosshatch? Steamed milk? The tropical brown? All opinions welcome!

 

@duff406 I'd opt for Japanese Khaki Crosshatch out of those - like @Duke Silver wrote about. 

 

It's an awesome fabric. It reads as a standard khaki pant and can absolutely be worn biz-caz. But the fabric has this incredible texture and it's very comfortable. It's better suited for warm weather, but you can wear it well into the Fall too. You might consider doing one pair of those and one pair of the Brisbane Moss Khaki - and you'd have all four seasons covered. 

 

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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post

How does the EFF heavyweight twill compare to the military twill in terms of coarseness/formality, weight, durability? I like the idea of something really beefy but if it looks too dressy/fine it won't fill that niche for me. If it's closer to denim it's right on the money.

And this is way off topic but I'd love to see a Walt variant with a more durable rear seam (e.g. new Rivets). I can trust the heavier fabrics to hold up to some abuse but that seam strikes me as the weak link in the chain. Granted I'm probably the oddball here in wanting to use these trousers in that way.

I guess I'm basically aiming for some really well fitting Carhartts.

 

@kwanon I think that this would be up your alley. The Duck Canvas that we regularly offer is the closest thing to a Carhartt. But the Brisbane heavy twill is definitely a very strong pant and could absolutely be worn casually. You could press it out and wear it with a blazer, but it totally works with a t-shirt and sneakers. 

 

And with regards to the rear seam, our Hertling trousers and our upcoming Portugal trousers will still be made with the split-back construction. It's dressier and allows for alterations, which is crucial when so many pants are sold via MTO. But we rarely have any issues with rear seam failures on those. 

 

The seam was more of a problem on the Rivet because of how many guys wore it. The Rivet Chino has a lot of popularity among the denim & boots community, so a lot of guys would wear them more tightly than they would a Walt trouser. They liked to break them in like jeans. This caused the occasional seam failure, but nothing systematic. But we found more guys who wanted to wear the Rivets fitted than guys who wanted to let them out, so we changed it up on there. 

 

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Hey Mike out of curiosity, do you think it would be possible to do flat front Taylor's at some point? I love them as they are but I would also love some higher rise flat front trousers too!

 

@Nik Telford yup, I think so - we've got that in development right now. It takes a while, so figure we'd debut that shape in the middle of Fall if it works out. 

 

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I hope they will work. We are about the same size. If so, my kop freeze is over!!

 

@TO Tie Guy will let you know! 

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Got something else fun to show you guys. The stylish model before you is our dude @NewYawker

 

 

 

 

This was a bit of an experiment. NewYawker came in with a still pic from "The Talented Mr. Ripley." I believe that it was this...

 

 

Anyway, he wanted to make an short sleeve Individualized shirt that had this vibe. We didn't have this exact collar, but I looked through the catalog and found a women's collar called the "Amanda." It has a wide sweep and rounded points. We worked with the factory to adapt that to a mens shirt and placket. And I have to say - they nailed it! It's an awesome, rock and roll collar for a casual shirt - especially a short sleeve model. NewYawker made this up in a dressy white Thomas Mason fabric with a square bottom. 

 

Also, note how rad this looks with the Gable. Like my man Phil Collins once said, there's "No Jacket Required" there. 

 

I'm not going to build this out as an online option, but if anyone wants to try the Amanda collar then you can put it into special requests. It would be absolutely bonkers with one of those promo linen fabrics. 

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@Epaulet Mike, very nice looking DB. Congrats on the new suiting program! They're fantastic pieces and really blow everything else at that price point clear out of the water.

Will the EFF swatches be available to see in store today? Would be great to look at them while I pick up my new Individualized shirt that just came in.

And great new collar on @NewYawker! Hoping all new shirting developments come with appropriate Phil Collins lyrics.
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

@Epaulet Mike, very nice looking DB. Congrats on the new suiting program! They're fantastic pieces and really blow everything else at that price point clear out of the water.

Will the EFF swatches be available to see in store today? Would be great to look at them while I pick up my new Individualized shirt that just came in.

And great new collar on @NewYawker! Hoping all new shirting developments come with appropriate Phil Collins lyrics.

 

Yup they sure are @applky

 

Pretty sure an Individualized Shirt came in for you yesterday. We've got the linen promo swatches and all of those new Fall fabrics there too. 

 

Adele and Dylan are both on today too. And you can check out the new suits!  

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Just want to say the Portuguese salt-washed oxford really exceeded my (high) expectations.  This is an outstanding shirt for the money (and just in general) and I will be ordering more.  The fabric, fit, collar stance -- all the little details -- are dialed in just right. 

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@Epaulet that's awesome man. Pictures look even better than when I was in store. Should get that shirt back from the cleaners end of the week. Will throw up some fit pics. Wearing one of the linen popovers today:



Also someone emailed me from my company's corporate office. Apparently there's conversation taking place regarding my pants. Please let me know if there is an uptick in gable orders from Long Island. I almost fell off my chair when I read the email.
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

 

@kwanon I think that this would be up your alley. The Duck Canvas that we regularly offer is the closest thing to a Carhartt. But the Brisbane heavy twill is definitely a very strong pant and could absolutely be worn casually. You could press it out and wear it with a blazer, but it totally works with a t-shirt and sneakers. 

 

And with regards to the rear seam, our Hertling trousers and our upcoming Portugal trousers will still be made with the split-back construction. It's dressier and allows for alterations, which is crucial when so many pants are sold via MTO. But we rarely have any issues with rear seam failures on those. 

 

The seam was more of a problem on the Rivet because of how many guys wore it. The Rivet Chino has a lot of popularity among the denim & boots community, so a lot of guys would wear them more tightly than they would a Walt trouser. They liked to break them in like jeans. This caused the occasional seam failure, but nothing systematic. But we found more guys who wanted to wear the Rivets fitted than guys who wanted to let them out, so we changed it up on there. 

 

Thanks for the reply, and the info on the heavyweight twill. I certainly didn't mean to complain about the Walt. It makes perfect sense and it's great for what it is. Also makes perfect sense for the Rivets. I'm personally moving away from Rivets entirely (though I couldn't resist the mocha herringbone EFF). I haven't had much luck tucking in shirts of any length into Rivets. With Walts I can choose day-to-day how to wear them. I buy casual enough fabrics, like the duck and twills, that they play both ways.

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Hey everyone, 

 

Videos are rolling out. This is the page that's hosting them if you want to check it out. I'll post this again when it's complete, and it's going out in today's newsletter. 

 

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Originally Posted by NewYawker View Post

@Epaulet that's awesome man. Pictures look even better than when I was in store. Should get that shirt back from the cleaners end of the week. Will throw up some fit pics. Wearing one of the linen popovers today:



Also someone emailed me from my company's corporate office. Apparently there's conversation taking place regarding my pants. Please let me know if there is an uptick in gable orders from Long Island. I almost fell off my chair when I read the email.

 

@NewYawker no, thank you! Thanks for taking the chance on that, it really came out banging. Popover looks rad too. 

 

And I'll keep an eye out. As a Long Island native, I can say that it's generally an Gable-unfriendly area. As in one Gable order would represent an uptick from the current number of zero Gables. If I could somehow engineer a high-waisted, single pleat sweatpant, then I could see Epaulet Massapequa kicking some serious ass. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

Just want to say the Portuguese salt-washed oxford really exceeded my (high) expectations.  This is an outstanding shirt for the money (and just in general) and I will be ordering more.  The fabric, fit, collar stance -- all the little details -- are dialed in just right. 

 

@budapest12 awesome, thanks for picking it up and posting the feedback! We've been blowing through them, and it's really exciting. Got a reorder in already. 

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Love those videos. They are probably the biggest help when deciding on fabrics for promos like this. Thanks, Mike!
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