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I must have low standards.


Nah, I'm just older and crankier than I used to be.  And I don't know much about the newer places that have opened up.  I wouldn't put Artichoke on my list but it's decent - just not something I'd recommend seeking out.  Taste is taste.

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thanks gents!  I think the topic of pizza joints is pretty subjective, but looks like plenty of great options to choose from.  We don't have a high standard for pizza IMO, but the more authentic Italian/NYC the better.  To be more specific, we are probably just doing pizza one night (Friday), and somewhere around the upper west side area.

 

As for EP talk, you can catch some sneak peeks from Mike on Instagram stories (Epaulet account), which the new Somelos fabrics look great!  Intersted in a reverse stripes

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While we're on the subject, here's a complete, definitive guide to good pizza by the slice in LA:

 

1) Prime Pizza

2) Vito's

3) Joe's

4) Tomato Pie

 

The end.


Interesting - never think of LA as a "by the slice" city so never considered... although this is a great list!  Soft spot for Vito's, been going there since there location across LACC days....  wife swears by Osteria Mozza as her favorite pie in LA... 

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thanks gents!  I think the topic of pizza joints is pretty subjective, but looks like plenty of great options to choose from.  We don't have a high standard for pizza IMO, but the more authentic Italian/NYC the better.  To be more specific, we are probably just doing pizza one night (Friday), and somewhere around the upper west side area.

 

As for EP talk, you can catch some sneak peeks from Mike on Instagram stories (Epaulet account), which the new Somelos fabrics look great!  Intersted in a reverse stripes

 

@JR Magat just so you know...

 

EP's LES store is right beside a Pizza joint, Goodfellas or Godfathers or something like that....  I ate there before going to the LES store.  It was a good pie IMO, wood fired, cold beer...   Maybe not the best in the city as the local will know best, but the convenience for killing 2 birds with 1 stone is a thing of beauty. 

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Mike, saw your Somelos fabric options. So many great choices. My question: I know you have minimums but what about opening a pre-order for some fabrics that might be a little wild for your stock options? Maybe three or four choices with the caveat that it needs to hit a certain number to be put in production. Realize this verges on Taylor Stitch/Gustin territory but I'm guessing those fabrics could pique a lot of interest on the forumz. Just a thought. At $90-$95 a pop I could talk myself into a couple of those bad boys, especially the darker oxfords or uni stripes.
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Ben's on Spring St.

 

It's been 10 years since I left NY and there's loads of things I still miss. When I go back and hit up old favorites, the meals often times don't live up to the fuzzy memories. Not Ben's, though. A slice of their Palermo Pie might be my choice for last meal.

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Di Fara's

 

Yup. But it is a trek.

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1) Want.

 

 

 

@LA Guy

 

Mind telling me what stands out about these to you, versus Jodhpurs made by other brands like Carmina or SLP? I ask because these look great to me in terms of last, quality, and design (based on these images and what I know about EP), but I would like to hear from an educated source.

 

It's difficult the gap between CM and SWD, and I am trying to picture what types of styles shoes like this can be worn with. The Carmina guys wear Jodphurs with tailored trousers whereas the Hypebeasts wear the SLPs with skinny jeans and t-shirts. My most worn style falls somewhere in between.

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sorry to hear that! I was figuring it was attributed to the lack of a decent bagel and slice of pizza out there 

 

@rydenfan everyone else weighed in on the pizza situation, but I'll put Bagel Nosh in Santa Monica up against any place in NYC. It's really excellent. And even better if you like bacon-egg-and-cheese, as all of the ingredients inside tend to be better and fresher in California. 


Sadly, no such bagels exist in Manhattan beach. The bagel places near me are straight-up horrible. 

 

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ETA on the ghost suede?

How's the fit? Trim or more relaxed compared to the field jackets?

 

@Akeem the fit is really excellent - I'm wearing a size 50 (US 40) in the pic. It's a bit more relaxed than the field jackets, but to the appropriate degree for this style. It's a slim shape overall compared to the typical MA-1. You won't believe how soft and luxe the suede is. 

 
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post

Mike, saw your Somelos fabric options. So many great choices. My question: I know you have minimums but what about opening a pre-order for some fabrics that might be a little wild for your stock options? Maybe three or four choices with the caveat that it needs to hit a certain number to be put in production. Realize this verges on Taylor Stitch/Gustin territory but I'm guessing those fabrics could pique a lot of interest on the forumz. Just a thought. At $90-$95 a pop I could talk myself into a couple of those bad boys, especially the darker oxfords or uni stripes.

 

@eljlakers That's a solid idea, definitely. The photos don't tell the whole story: the only fabrics that we can actually order have to be in-stock, and those are marked with a small star. 

 

Minimums are around 45 pieces per fabric, which is fine for stock, but may be a tough number to hit with preorders if we offer a lot of fabrics - and probably impossible to hit on the more unusual stuff. For these, I'm thinking to do a poll tomorrow where I put up like 10 options and ask everyone to vote for their top 3. We'll then put those into work with our usual size scale. No one would have to place a preorder unless they want to - but if you're sure that you want the shirt in a given size, we can certainly take the payment and ensure that you get it. 

 

I've got all sorts of things cooking on the preorder front, though. I may have some really mind-blowing fabric that we can run as a preorder, but I'm waiting to hear about the lead time on it. Will advise.

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Lovely jods! Don't suppose you'll be stocking wides? uhoh.gif

@JR Magat if you're in the village, around the corner fromBleecker Street Pizza is Blind Tiger, excellent selection of local NYS beers and excellent food as well (if you can get a seat).
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@LA Guy

 

Mind telling me what stands out about these to you, versus Jodhpurs made by other brands like Carmina or SLP? I ask because these look great to me in terms of last, quality, and design (based on these images and what I know about EP), but I would like to hear from an educated source.

 

It's difficult the gap between CM and SWD, and I am trying to picture what types of styles shoes like this can be worn with. The Carmina guys wear Jodphurs with tailored trousers whereas the Hypebeasts wear the SLPs with skinny jeans and t-shirts. My most worn style falls somewhere in between.

I just like the shape and the color.  I generally react to a boot, and if it appeals to me, I think that that matters more than a point by point comparison of the leather quality, make quality, etc., as long as the boots don't fall apart or have obvious flaws.  I have seen, and also, like, jodphurs by Carmina, and my wife has a pair of the womens (an Epaulet made pair, from way back).  They are great.  

 

However, Carmina has a lot of different lasts, and only the wider, beefier ones fit my style.  A chisel toe with jeans and a worn in leather can look sorta wierd.  

 

SLPs are great to wear with the rest of SLP, or generally, if you wear very tight clothes and are very tall and slender.  I am 5'11", so I have the height to wear SLP, but at 173 lbs and a solid size 40 who could stand to lose about 8 lbs, easy, and with fairly thick legs (even if I lose a bunch of weight, most of my muscle sits in my legs,) SLP just won't work for me, and the boots just look, in a size 11, to be really both overly slender and overly pointy.  If I was 135 lbs and 6'1", that might be a different story.

 

I have a pair of @Epaulet's crepe soled chelseas, and while I need to put a bit of glue on the sole (I have a bad habit of catching edges in the concrete), the more rounded toe, compared to say, SLP or most Carmina lasts, just works for me.

 

I haven't see these in person, so I cannot comment on make quality nor leather quality, but I haven't been disappointed with the quality of any of Mike's stuff yet, and over the years I've known Mike (I think over 5 years now), I've about a handful of boots and shoes from him that have all lasted quite well.

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Hey so what's the story with the Massdrop trainers? Last status update email I got on them was almost six weeks ago...
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@Mr Clemson
 @justinkapur
 it's going to be a bit more than the Suede Blouson, due to the zippers and extra construction. I'm thinking in the mid 500's. We'll have it in Ghost and Snuff suede. We're restocking the blouson as is too. 


Sweet, I cant wait to see the snuff. I definitely want one just needs to figure out the color.
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It seemed like my shot in the dark sizing luck had run out. I had purchased two Epaulet henleys about a month ago in size medium and while they were more on the Spectre side of tightness, that is my preference and they fit me well. Judging from this experience, I thought that the field jacket in large would probably fit me nicely. The canvas beast arrived incredibly stiff and formidable straight from the bag. The length of the coat was good, the hem finishing mid thigh and the sleeves were well proportioned, ending slightly over my wrists. However it was the shoulders that were too tight, the seams being inboard of my delts an inch on either side. Oh, well.

The other part of my order consisted of the Japanese indigo sea grass trousers in Rudy fit. The fabric was substantial and very nice looking, my particular pair having more of an overall grey tone with shades of blue rather than the mixed indigo hue I sometimes see online. I opted for the Rudy fit, hoping for something sleek, but athletic and I was pleasantly surprised to see that these were sharp trousers and not the relaxed pantaloons of other manufacturer's wider styles. The waist clasped nicely and fortunately the seat of the trousers were well shaped for me. Checking in the mirror, I was pleased to see a smooth side profile rather than the ragged backside that marks some of my old trousers. In the past I would crudely cinch in the excess waist material with a belt, having sized up to get the rest of the dimensions that I wanted. I know a trip to the tailor can fix this, but it's easier to keep the proportions correct when it's a close fit from the factory. After this I decided to buy more Rudy trousers from the MTO sale and I hope they fit as well. I apologize for the mid week ramble
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Just got my Individualized order from July in. Oh, man.

And after trying them all on I just want to order some more. I mean, that's why there are so many options, right?
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