@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.
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.
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.
@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
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.