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Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

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

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  1. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Bought both natural and brown belts! Thank God the small waisted folks didnt beat me to it
     
  2. AloysiusSF

    AloysiusSF Well-Known Member

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    Couple questions / comments for Mike or anyone else who might be able to answer:

    CXL Belts - I own the Navy and Natty, both are awesome, got them in 34s (I'm a waist 32 or 33). Wear the Natty far more than the Navy, and it has stretched almost a full 1 and 5/8" vs. the Navy (also compared to the Snuff Suede epaulet 34 belt as well for comparison's sake, the Natty CXL is about 2" longer than that belt).

    I believe Mike and others noted the stretching is to be expected with CXL leather. Does this mean though that I should be sizing down for these belts to the 32 should I purchase another one (looking at the Brown)? I think I should, but just wanted some feedback from the experts.

    Heirloom Cardigan - really, really like this thing, just received shipment (the Navy, it's really very good looking and fits perfectly). It is, however, an itchy sweater these first wears for me, just tried it on with a T-shirt (neck and arms exposed/itchy). Has anyone else experienced this itchiness, is it to be expected, and if so, assume this smooths out over time? Or no?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. tricky

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    I believe Mike said the heirloom softens with a few wears and won't be itchy.
     
  4. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    My heirloom was itchy when first tried on. I wore it a few times just to try it on and I felt it wasnt as bad. I think its one of those things that will soften as you wear it.
     
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    Cool - thanks for the feedback guys - figured it would soften/itch less over time, but was def curious to hear from others. Much appreciated!
     
  6. beez

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    Did the Gloverall and Shetland sweater today... super happy with both. The duffle sleeves are a bit short for my ape arms, but that's my own genetic problem (and a good excuse to show off a watch)! Great coat, thank you.

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  7. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Well-Known Member

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    Ape Arms ftw. I also have this problem with my gloverall. I think they just have short arms across the board. What size is yours?
     
  8. beez

    beez Well-Known Member

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    38 (same size as my sport coats). I am 6', 150 lbs, if that helps. I do M's in most of my epaulet gear.
     
  9. avsmusic1

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    I'm a little concerned about this myself b/c I seem to be more sensitive to itchy wool. I was assuming it would soften but I'm wondering if a wash or two once it arrives wouldn't expedite this? Anyone travel this path with their Heirloom?
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

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    Purple Shetland tweed Walts

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  11. CPaul

    CPaul Well-Known Member

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    trying to get my first pair of epaulet trousers and thinking of going with the Driggs. Question for you veterans out there, I like the smaller thigh of the 33's but have the waist of a 34. Do I buy the 33's and let the waist out or go with the 34's? Seems like letting the waist out should be easy for a tailor? Does it make the waist look weird?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  12. gumercindo

    gumercindo Well-Known Member

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    My personal taste is that I'd rather let the waist out than take it in.
     
  13. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Well-Known Member

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    Mike's POV and what I've found to be the general consensus is to size up, as it's an easier task for a tailor to keep proportions by taking in.

    But everyone has their own preference...
     
  14. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Most of the cotton trousers will stretch in the waist. Just my experience. Size down
     
  15. macjedi

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    FF Olive Windowpane … tailor asked if it was Brioni ;)
     
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  17. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    ^What he said. That's a really interesting fabric.
     
  18. macjedi

    macjedi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Yeah, it's got a lot of different color threads up close … including a kinda sky blue. I wore the Danube marl yesterday with light gray flannels, but didn't take any pics ;). I couldn't be happier with both of these.
     
  19. eddiemczee

    eddiemczee Well-Known Member

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    Looks rock solid with those jeans.
     
  20. macjedi

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    Thanks! If memory serves, I think I might have emulated your fit from last week ;).
     

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