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My Slim-Fit Shirt Collection - Made in NYC

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Hey everyone,

I've been a member here for the better part of 2008 and have really enjoyed being a part of the community. My girlfriend and I own a boutique in Brooklyn, and we've been developing our own clothing line over the past year. Our first release is "Small Batch Shirting," a collection of slim-fit woven shirts for men and women. We produce them in limited quantities, and we'll release a new "batch" every 6 to 8 weeks. Every batch will feature new fabrics, new colors, and new details - but will retain the exact same fit and size specs. That way, it's easy to add new shirts to your collection as they are released.

Every piece is made in a Manhattan workshop. All of the fabrics are Pima cottons imported from the UK - with the exception of our light blue Sea Island Cotton shirt. I worked with a patternmaker for months to dial in a precise fit for these. I wanted something slim but still comfortable & wearable. There's a box pleat at the top rear and two darts in the lower back. It's a bit shorter than usual so that it can be cleanly worn untucked - but it's still long enough to tuck in as well.

We launched the collection in-store in October and the response has been phenomenal. We've built up a solid community of customers who love the fit of these shirts and have returned for more. We're actively working on a new batch for February and some additional outerwear and womens pieces to be released in the early Spring.

We're very proud of these shirts, and we feel that their combination of fit, quality, and price is exceptional. Hopefully you'll like them too! Shipping in the USA is free and we offer international shipment as well.

Scroll down for an overview of our whole assortment. Or you can also browse through the collection on our website. . Each image has a link beneath it for more info, pictures, and measurements.

If you have any feedback, comments, or questions, I'd love to hear them!

Spread Collar, French Cuff: $150 (includes a set of vintage cufflinks)


Black Stripe


Light Blue Micro Check


Spread Collar, Barrel Cuff: $130



Navy-Purple Mini Houndstooth


Purple Stripe

Spread Contrast Collar and Cuffs: $130


Red Tartan with White Contrast


Navy Blue Glen Plaid with White Contrast

Buttondown Collar: $130


Blackwatch Plaid


Black/White Plaid


Grey Glen Plaid

Sea Island Cotton Buttondown Collar: $200 (small & med only)


Light Blue Sea Island Cotton

Womens Plaid with Contrast Club Collar: $130



Blackwatch with Black Collar & Cuffs


Red Plaid with White Collar & Cuffs
post #2 of 35
just wondering is that a male in the pictures wearing the women's shirts?
post #3 of 35
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post
just wondering is that a male in the pictures wearing the women's shirts?

No, I think it's pretty apparent it's a woman
post #4 of 35
From your website: Small // Chest: 20" Sleeves: 35" Medium // Chest: 21" Sleeves: 35.5" Large // Chest: 22" Sleeves 36" XLarge // Chest: 23" Sleeves 36.5" Any chance you'll offer XS/XXS? Something 18.5-19" across the chest?
post #5 of 35
Yo, how much does the shirt taper in the waist? The sizing seems pretty generous, although you were aiming for comfort. Awesome project though-- it looks like a lot of thought went into it.
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Originally Posted by BrettChaotix View Post
No, I think it's pretty apparent it's a woman
And from the look of it, not your type. The shirts look pretty decent but I'd love to be able to check them out in person. Do you have an actual B&M store in NYC that we can check out? My only criticism is that the sizing seems pretty American, i.e. a "slim-fit" small having a 20" chest. What are the shoulder measurements like on a small and +1 on the tapered waist question?
post #7 of 35
the collection looks pretty solid. you may want to do a promotion with some lower prices to get your name out. I've always wanted to tailor my own shirts so I'm jealous that you're making these. Good luck!
post #8 of 35
Looks good but 20" on a small? That's a very big small.
post #9 of 35
Looks really nice. I can't wait to order one once I get some money back after the holidays.
post #10 of 35
+1 on wanting an XS.
post #11 of 35
oooooh, liking the blackwatch plaid buttondown. is it oxford cloth, flannel, or something else? EDIT: oh, and +2 on XS.
post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
Any chance you'll offer XS/XXS? Something 18.5-19" across the chest?
Yes, we're planning that for the Spring.

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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post
Yo, how much does the shirt taper in the waist? The sizing seems pretty generous, although you were aiming for comfort. Awesome project though-- it looks like a lot of thought went into it.
Actually, the shirt doesn't taper too much at all. The shirts were all shot on me - and I'm definitely not the ideal fit model for a large. I've got relatively narrow shoulders, a fairly muscular chest, and kind of a big ass. I've got pictures of a medium shirt on a model - I'll post them so you can get a better feeling for the fit.

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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
And from the look of it, not your type.

The shirts look pretty decent but I'd love to be able to check them out in person. Do you have an actual B&M store in NYC that we can check out?
Sure do. We're at 231 Smith Street in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens. Our "about" page has a map link. I'm usually in the store, so just drop me a line if you ever want to stop by, and I'll make sure to be there.
http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...ate/about/Page

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Originally Posted by MiniW View Post
the collection looks pretty solid. you may want to do a promotion with some lower prices to get your name out. I've always wanted to tailor my own shirts so I'm jealous that you're making these. Good luck!
Thanks!
post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
From your website:

Small // Chest: 20" Sleeves: 35"
Medium // Chest: 21" Sleeves: 35.5"
Large // Chest: 22" Sleeves 36"
XLarge // Chest: 23" Sleeves 36.5"

Any chance you'll offer XS/XXS? Something 18.5-19" across the chest?

Ahh, I love this site for the attention to details! Actually, the chest was mis-measured when we first did the online copy, so the real chest sizes - after washing - are actually 1" smaller than what we have online. So, the shirts actually fit as follows.

Small // Chest: 19" Sleeves: 35"
Medium // Chest: 20" Sleeves: 35.5"
Large // Chest: 21" Sleeves 36"
XLarge // Chest: 22" Sleeves 36.5"

Our site just launched about a month ago, so we've still got some bugs. I'll change this out tonight. Thanks!

Below are a few fit pics below of a guy who wears the shirts better than I do. He's wearing a Medium. Compared to other brands, our shirts are slimmer than Steven Alan, Hickey, or Obedient Sons. Chest-wise, we run about one size down down from Band of Outsiders. I personally wear an XL in BoO and a L in my shirt. But our cut is longer than theirs, so our shirts can be cleanly worn tucked or out. I also think that our fabric is really top notch. It's all imported from the UK.

Thanks so much for your feedback everyone - I really appreciate it!



post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post
Actually, the shirt doesn't taper too much at all.
XS please edit: actually, with the new measurements, the fit looks pretty good. But it really shrinks a full size in the wash? That seems a bit odd to me.
post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post
XS please edit: actually, with the new measurements, the fit looks pretty good. But it really shrinks a full size in the wash? That seems a bit odd to me.
No, it actually shrinks very little. The original measurements were done incorrectly - I just neglected to update them on the website. I appreciate you guys catching it.
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