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post #31 of 390
Mike,

Can't wait for the jeans, but I forgot to ask earlier, could you tell us a little about the LA denim manufacturer? How'd you decide to use them, what other jeans they've produced in the past or are they a new business? Dorky stuff like that.
post #32 of 390
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are these in stock at the store so could try them on?

Really???!
post #33 of 390
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
looks good Mike

the lack of contrast stitching takes em off my radar, not like i need another jean, but i'm sure that part of the design will be a dealmaker for many

I dig both types of stitching, but lack of contrast creates a minimal stealthy look that I find appealing. Plus it sets these jeans apart from the usual "raw fabric, gold/yellow stitching" scheme, which has started to bore me.
post #34 of 390
The no-contrast stitching is a problem for me too. The South Willard jeans have this same look and I'm not that into it. The denim, cut and overall vibe is still great, and I already have way too many jeans anyway. I have to give a big thumbs up to Mike and the line he's putting together. The shirts, the trousers, the jeans - really a great selection of staple items, all very tastefully done at very attractive prices. I wish there was a retail outlet here in L.A.
post #35 of 390
Would love to get some, damn Xmas!
post #36 of 390
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Originally Posted by 70gransport View Post
Mike,

Can't wait for the jeans, but I forgot to ask earlier, could you tell us a little about the LA denim manufacturer? How'd you decide to use them, what other jeans they've produced in the past or are they a new business? Dorky stuff like that.
George?
post #37 of 390
really hate that leather patch, but . cone denim at $150? you're going to make me even more poor
post #38 of 390
These look very cool for the price.
post #39 of 390
The jeans look promising. Brand name is strangely similar to 5EP though.
post #40 of 390
Tempted to get the blacks since I need a new pair. I pretty much outgrew my Uniqlos and would be nice to have some straight up denim with no elastic. What would you recommend if I wear size 30 in Skull 5507s? Going to guess 30 as well. Shipping to Asia sorta sucks though
post #41 of 390
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
looks good Mike

the lack of contrast stitching takes em off my radar, not like i need another jean, but i'm sure that part of the design will be a dealmaker for many

That and the rivets were my one reservation. Glad to know I'm not crazy to think so.
post #42 of 390
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That and the rivets were my one reservation. Glad to know I'm not crazy to think so.

I think no contrast on black is good, but agree that on indigo it takes away from character.
post #43 of 390
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

Thanks for all the great feedback, and thanks to everyone who ordered! We're shipping out your jeans today. To get to the questions...


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Originally Posted by chiamdream View Post
FWIW, I just compared the size charts of these to the APC NS size chart on Context, and pretty much all measurements are identical (for a 31 NS and 32 EP). Would seem that the thigh is slightly slimmer in these. Really great looking jeans, trying very hard to resist.

Yes, that's right. But you should expect much less stretching from these.

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Do you have knee measurements for the jeans?

Sure, I can take them later today.

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Originally Posted by joel_954 View Post
Well then the leg on the Pipe Legs is just too slim for my legs.

The EP's do look excellent. I'd love to try them, but I'm not near NY and the return policy doesn't offer a refund.

Oh, we do! All SF members have a 14-day refund policy with us. You can always send something back if it doesn't work for you.

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Originally Posted by Leif-fire-eater View Post
are these in stock at the store so could try them on?

Of course!

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Originally Posted by 70gransport View Post
Mike,

Can't wait for the jeans, but I forgot to ask earlier, could you tell us a little about the LA denim manufacturer? How'd you decide to use them, what other jeans they've produced in the past or are they a new business? Dorky stuff like that.

Well, we can't give too much away, but these guys have been in business for a long time. They produce quite a few lines of premium denim and do a lot of work with the Japanese.

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Originally Posted by JohnnyLaw View Post
The jeans look promising. Brand name is strangely similar to 5EP though.

Hah, I never even thought of that! I've actually only heard of 5EP through the SF collab jean.

EP's is meant to be a short version of Epaulet's. And our proper name is "EP's by Epaulet"

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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
Tempted to get the blacks since I need a new pair. I pretty much outgrew my Uniqlos and would be nice to have some straight up denim with no elastic. What would you recommend if I wear size 30 in Skull 5507s? Going to guess 30 as well.

Shipping to Asia sorta sucks though

Yes, 30 should be right on!

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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
looks good Mike

the lack of contrast stitching takes em off my radar, not like i need another jean, but i'm sure that part of the design will be a dealmaker for many

Thanks Jason! The contrast stitching was a tough call. I wanted to set these first jeans apart from the pack. I knew that no contrast would turn some folks off, but hopefully an equal amount of guys like it as a detail. It helps them jive well with our shirts and sportcoats.

That said, we'll surely make a contrast stitched model in the future. Our goal is to establish one or two signature fits (like the shirts) and introduce a slew of special editions and design tweaks.
post #44 of 390
^^ EP's by Epaulet. Is that spoken "ehp's" or "eEE-Pee's"?
post #45 of 390
Thread Starter 
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^^ EP's by Epaulet. Is that spoken "ehp's" or "eEE-Pee's"?

Good question. We've been saying it the first way.
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