1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Apr 1, 2009.

Tags:
  1. stlms3

    stlms3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    229
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    yeah, blue chambray is super cool
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. FLW

    FLW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    933
    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    [​IMG]

    Look what came in today. It was about forty-five seconds between arrival time and on my feet. One quick trip around the carpet and out the door I went. Forest may be my new favorite Carmina last. Fits like a dream. Also, loden shell cordovan... it lives up to the legend.

    On a menswear sidenote, I wore them to a block party where an octogenarian neighbor was "confounded" (confounded!) that A) they still made shoes from shell cordovan and B) that it came in green. Turns out he wore shell all the time when he was in college and entered the work force. His favorite pair, which he tried to describe in elaborate detail, apparently came with what amounted to a thick (think three quarters of an inch) crepe sole. Next MTO project???? Maybe not.
     
    2 people like this.
  3. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,689
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City / Los Angeles
    2 people like this.
  4. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,689
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City / Los Angeles
  5. metalleka

    metalleka Active Member

    Messages:
    30
    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Thanks all. This is what I ended up doing. Took the cobbler about 5 minutes and cost me 6 euros so I'd highly recommend doing this.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. CaliforniaSon

    CaliforniaSon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    46
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    I just wanted to say that you guys did a *great* job with those new shirts. Ideally I would cop them all.
     
  7. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,070
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Location:
    The Second City
    

    Great look. Love the green shoes.
     
  8. Mr Clemson

    Mr Clemson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    863
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Location:
    Deep South, USA
    Well, I went against what I set out to do and did not purchase the Walt trousers for work (yet). Instead, I grabbed the Rivet chino in duck canvas caramel (two sizes to get the correct fit), the new navy/green flannel sport shirt, and a pair of the cognac sport trainers. I'm fired up about my first purchase(s) but, if this is a reoccurring event it will not be so good for my wallet!! Thanks for the info on all of the types of pants Mike! [​IMG] I'll keep you posted on the fit.
     
  9. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,722
    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Regarding the Santa Monica store:

    I know in NYC you guys have a tailor across the street that you recommend for alterations. I assume you are looking for someone in Santa Monica that could fill that need here. I want to throw my hat in the ring for George's Tailoring on Santa Monica Blvd, just off the intersection with Bundy in West LA. It's a short drive from your new location, and George does really top notch work. I've been a customer of his since 2006 and have always been satisfied. I believe a couple other guys who read this thread go to him as well.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. L.I.T.

    L.I.T. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    74
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Hey SVB how are George's price ranges?
     
  11. dufferin1

    dufferin1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    433
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Just got my blue Walts. Gorgeous pants. Need to get them hemmed and put a crease in them.

    Has anyone gotten Walts cuffed?
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  12. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,722
    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    He'll hem pants for $10, adjust waist/taper for $20, take a shirt in for $20, jackets are $60-100 depending on how much you want done. I once paid $160 to have a jacket's shoulders narrowed, as well as slimming the body and sleeves (forced purchase for a wedding that I insisted on "fixing" if I could). But the point is if you buy a jacket with working buttonholes and need the sleeves shortened for some reason, George can do this by altering at the shoulder. Not all tailors will attempt this and some might charge even more. George has also been happy to work on denim including slimming the waist on jeans, which is another thing I hear people have a hard time with finding someone willing to do it.

    Prices are approximate, so don't quote me exactly as it largely depends on how much you want him to do, these are rough estimates based on my past experience.
     
  13. thecool85

    thecool85 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    566
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Location:
    Culver City
    I'll second this. He's cut a bunch of walts/rivets (among other pants) for me and a few suits, and every time he does a fantastic job. As long as you're clear in telling him what you want, you'll get exactly that. Pricing is reasonable as far as I'm concerned, but I suppose it's relative to the prices you're used to paying.
     
  14. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,630
    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Location:
    vancouver/seattle
  15. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    946
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Wanted to toss up a picture of Dylan's Black and Tan Indy boots from Epaulet a few years ago. He's been wearing these very regularly for the past three years and recently had to get the heels replaced (soles are still solid!). A testament to just how much Indy boots can handle.

    [​IMG]

    Paired here with the Armoury x Indigo Farm selvedge jeans.

    And, in case you guys haven't seen the boots in their brand new glory:

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  16. pistolero

    pistolero Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    479
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    ^^ one of my favorite Alden makeups. I wear mine as much as I can.
     
  17. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,819
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    my new green shoes
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    5 people like this.
  18. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,916
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Mr.DV, impressive as always! Those are sick

    At least your wife can't accuse you of another pair of brown shoes ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  19. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,524
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    

    I smiled when I saw someone write about George's. I've been going to him since 06 or so as well and was one of the first yelpers too. I speak to him from time to time and even emailed him recently about some personal recs re: travel tips.

    Anyway, sweet older gentleman who cuts clothing perfectly. Good prices too.
     
  20. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,354
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Lord I regret that Loden longwing...Love shortwings, thought it would look as chunky as a Barrie and it totally doesn't.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by