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Can anyone comment on whether the vanilla bean is very see-through? I've had trouble finding pants in such a light color that aren't embarrassingly revealing.

 

@ChetB not that I've seen, but it is a really light fabric and a light color. You can probably see the pocket bags a bit through the fabric, and you'd have to wear light-colored underwear. But that goes hand-in-hand with light, white cotton pants.

 

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I'm starting to have second thoughts on choosing the museum calf sneaker in gunmetal on the tennis low model.  Gunmetal is definitely the best color for me but I don't think it works with the gum sole.  The colors don't mix.  I should have considered the running trainer at the time.  Hopefully this makes up better than I'm picturing.  Any swapping options available? 

 

@Medoc we cut everything exactly to order on that Museum Calf run, so there's no overage for swapping. But I'd definitely say that Gunmetal and the gum sole match up really nicely. Nothing wrong with grey and tan, and I'm sure that that it's going to be a boss match. It's essentially the same color mix that we used on the Sport Trainer sample, and that variant (Sport Trainer, Gunmetal, Gum Sole) was far and away the most popular pre-order style: 

 

 

It looks awesome in person. 

 

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Hi Everyone,

 

This is a question for those of you with wives/girlfriends out there (including Mike, if you feel so inclined to weigh in). My wife wants to look put-together but hates shopping and hates even more the stores full of cheap, poorly fitting clothes where she typically shops. But, she has no idea where else to look. I think she could benefit from shopping at a place like Epaulet and she'd like to build her wardrobe around fewer, better quality, more classic pieces, but have no idea what might offer something like that in women's clothes. My question is, is there an Epaulet equivalent for women? By that I mean quality, stylish, but not painfully trendy clothes with a really high value/price ratio. Can anyone help w/ suggestions? Thanks.

 

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@Epaulet's David dropped a big hint to me in an email regarding something awesome cooking in the next few weeks or months (don't remember off the top of my head) for Epaulet women's shirts, so you're likely already in the right place.

I'm single, but maybe I can get something nice for Mom or something. Ha

 

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Someone smarter than I,

Please, oh please, answer dead arm's question. I am in exactly the same position.

 

@FLW @cyclohexane @dead arm

 

Thanks for asking this online - the question comes up quite a bit in the stores.


The short answer is that there's nothing really directly comparable. Womens wear is sold is such a different way than menswear, especially menswear in our corner of the world. Women have access to a much larger pool of options and styles, so they tend to focus less the intricate details that we look at. That said, I've got a few options: 

 

1) Adele personally buys quite a bit of Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. It's not cheap, but she gets a lot of wear out of these clothes and their production quality is great.

 

2) I know a lot of girls who shop at Everlane. One of my friends is part of the original founding team over there. I think that their womens stuff is decent, and it's certainly well priced. No comment on their mens line, but I'd recommend for your wives and girlfriends to check them out for ladies's stuff. Their handbags are definitely legit from a leather and construction standpoint.

 

3) If they like the style, I think that both Taylor Stitch and Unionmade have good womens stuff for the money. Nice people at both of those brands too. 

 

4) As Cyclohexane said, we are working on an MTO womens shirt with Individualized. Samples should be through in a week or so.

 

Back in the day we did OTR womens shirts with New England. They were cool, but it's a lousy idea. When you're dealing with bust and hip measurements, it's hard to make one shape that fits a lot of women. We took gonzo returns on them. 

 

So.... we cooked up the Individualized project to solve this. The shape is completely adaptable in chest, bust, waist, and length. The shirt can be easily tailored to her and the shape is really nice. She can do long sleeve or short sleeve and there's a ton of womens collars to choose from. We've sold a bunch of them off the one sample that we had, but once they come for real, we can do fittings in person on both coasts. Should be fully up and running by the Fall. 

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@EpauletI'm looking for a pair of wool pants in this color, would the pewter crosshatch be a reasonable substitute?


Edited by el es dee - 6/19/16 at 6:44pm
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I'm looking for some advice on collars for shirts that will be typically worn without a tie or sport coat. If the standard button-down is best, that's fine, but I'd like to at least explore some other options. I like the look of the artisan collar, but I'm only 5'9", and I'm not sure what kind of visual presentation it would present with regards to proportions.

Thanks,
Steve
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Originally Posted by SteveL91 View Post

I'm looking for some advice on collars for shirts that will be typically worn without a tie or sport coat. If the standard button-down is best, that's fine, but I'd like to at least explore some other options. I like the look of the artisan collar, but I'm only 5'9", and I'm not sure what kind of visual presentation it would present with regards to proportions.

Thanks,
Steve

Personally I think it has more to do with the shape of your face and your overall proportions than total heights. I could imagine a 5' 9" guy who's evenly portioned wearing the Artisan very well. But if your torso is very short you might want to think about other options. The fashion spread is solid! But the Artisan is where it's at if you can rock it. The BD is solid but if you have a round face consider the wide BD.

Mike will have the encyclopedic knowledge but that's my two cents.
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Thanks for the input. I guess the only recourse is to try both. What a pity, I guess I'll have to order multiple shirts. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by SteveL91 View Post

I'm looking for some advice on collars for shirts that will be typically worn without a tie or sport coat. If the standard button-down is best, that's fine, but I'd like to at least explore some other options. I like the look of the artisan collar, but I'm only 5'9", and I'm not sure what kind of visual presentation it would present with regards to proportions.

Thanks,
Steve

I'm 5'7" with a longer torso and a big head and neck (16.5 neck size while the rest of me is about an EP XS/35). The Artisan looks fine on me, IMHO. I'll dig out some more photos of me wearing it in the future, but for now here's one of me wearing the Artisan collar with top Las Vegas DJ, DJ Dezie, that I yanked off of Facebook. Doesn't show it as well as I would like, unfortunately.

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While I'm still on my phone, here are a few more Artisan collar photos:

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And for reference here's some of me wearing the British spread collar:

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I think I have some real camera/photography photos of me wearing the Artisan collar on the computer. I'll try to look for those in the near future, after this ugly-looking ending that's developing for Game 7. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for the pics! I definitely prefer the Artisan collar over the British Spread, so I think I'll try the Artisan. I think it'll work, but there's only one way to know for sure. I'm just really bored of the typical button-down collar and need something new.

Thanks again,
Steve
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You got it! I feel the Artisan collar works great without a tie too. I recently ordered some linen shirts with unlined Artisan collars which are real nice when you leave the collar stays out too.
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You got it! I feel the Artisan collar works great without a tie too. I recently ordered some linen shirts with unlined Artisan collars which are real nice when you leave the collar stays out too.

I agree, the artisan looks great without a tie, I have some more casual shirts on the way with it and I'm excited for them. Its definitely my favorite non-BD collar.

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Originally Posted by el es dee View Post

@EpauletI'm looking for a pair of wool pants in this color, would the pewter crosshatch be a reasonable substitute?
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@el es dee yup, I think that Pewter Crosshatch would fill that really nicely.

 
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Originally Posted by SteveL91 View Post

I'm looking for some advice on collars for shirts that will be typically worn without a tie or sport coat. If the standard button-down is best, that's fine, but I'd like to at least explore some other options. I like the look of the artisan collar, but I'm only 5'9", and I'm not sure what kind of visual presentation it would present with regards to proportions.

Thanks,
Steve
 

 

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While I'm still on my phone, here are a few more Artisan collar photos:
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And for reference here's some of me wearing the British spread collar:
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I think I have some real camera/photography photos of me wearing the Artisan collar on the computer. I'll try to look for those in the near future, after this ugly-looking ending that's developing for Game 7. biggrin.gif
 
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Originally Posted by SteveL91 View Post

Thanks for the pics! I definitely prefer the Artisan collar over the British Spread, so I think I'll try the Artisan. I think it'll work, but there's only one way to know for sure. I'm just really bored of the typical button-down collar and need something new.

Thanks again,
Steve

 

@SteveL91 well, I have to agree with @cyclohexane - as he is the undisputed King of the Artisan collar. Those pics are killer!

 

In terms of the overall Individualized collars, these four are our best-selling (in order)

 

1. Buttondown (you know the deal with this)

2. Fashion Spread (great all-around, works with a tie, works with casual fabrics)

3. Artisan (the big ass-kicking collar)

4. PT (the compact, Raf Simons / Dries Van Noten style. Small enough to look very sleek, but not too small to look unprofessional or trendy. Still holds a tie if need be)

 

No worries about your 5.9" height - that's totally in the norm for us. The Artisan would look fine, and we've sold it to guys of all different builds. It works great on both dress and casual shirts. We should start getting flannel fabrics in soon, and I can't wait to see some rad Artisan flannels in the Fall! But you can't go wrong with any of those three. 

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Thanks for the kind words, Mike.

I love how the PT collar comes in at number 4. Reaffirms the shirt idea I have knocking around in the back of my head that would use one of those collars.
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For those of you who got the Albini linen delave from the recent EFF, are you dry cleaning, or washing cold/hang dry? I think it might be safe to cold wash delicate and hang dry, but don't want any shrinkage or anything. Anyone tried yet?
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Originally Posted by SteveL91 View Post

I'm looking for some advice on collars for shirts that will be typically worn without a tie or sport coat. If the standard button-down is best, that's fine, but I'd like to at least explore some other options. I like the look of the artisan collar, but I'm only 5'9", and I'm not sure what kind of visual presentation it would present with regards to proportions.

Thanks,
Steve

 

If you're having doubts that the artisan might be too wide for you, I had 3 shirts made up a couple months back w/ a trad collar that's not on the pull-down menu, but can be requested and I love them. I haven't had anything made w/ artisan collar yet (which will likely change as of later this week) so I can't compare, but this is a really nice collar. It has some heft to it without as wide of a stance as the spreads and artisan.

 

 

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Here's a semi-recent "real photography" snapshot (by Bobby Deal of Real Deal Photography, ha) of me wearing the Artisan collar.  Suit is the dark navy fresco from the January(?) Southwick EFF: unconstructed, blonde horn buttons, standard flap pockets and welt breast pocket.  Tie and square are out of the Epaulet sale section or from the Brooklyn closing sale.


 

Also, here is the navy fresco again in action on Saturday night at Lingerie Fighting Championships 21: Naughty 'n Nice (apparently, that's a real thing; also Getty Images has an entire category for it):

 

 

Shirt is some black mall-brand thing from way back but it has a mitred-cuff like the one that Individualized offers.  Dress code called for a black shirt.  I really should see what Individualized offers in black to step up my game there.  (Edit: I did put in a black pure linen in the recent promo, but maybe I should get one in a dressier fabric for when venues demand black shirts... hadn't had that happen in years.)

 

With how much use the navy fresco gets I wonder if I should have also gotten the charcoal fresco from the recent EFF (in addition to the medium grey that I jumped on).... Maybe also a black or midnight fresco tuxedo if I find myself working a summer black tie thing? :D

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