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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. slows2k

    slows2k Well-Known Member

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    Well then, you said the magic words and the 85 degree California weather outside goaded me through the final steps. These should be awesome for summer. Checkout was totally smooth, no problems at all.
     
  2. Poomba

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    What would the timeline for getting a pair of pants made to match the Dartmouth jacket?

    Also, when will the suede trainer preorders be arriving?
     
  3. avsmusic1

    avsmusic1 Well-Known Member

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    Apologies if this has already been covered, but how are the woven trainers for wide feet? Are these bases on the tennis trainer last? I have a pair of 10.5 sports trainers in unfinished horse that fit great but it's my understanding that a wider last.
     
  4. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    @Poomba about 4 weeks for those pants, $250.

    Suede is planned to ship next month, still on track as of now
     
  5. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    @avsmusic1 it's the same last as the Tennis, but I've had a few guys try on the sample and find that it felt a bit wider due to no tongue, slip-on design. But it's still pretty new for us, so feedback is limited. Would be worth a try if you like it. I personally find it a bit less fitted than the laced trainer... kind of like how loafers are
     
  6. Funcheese

    Funcheese Well-Known Member

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    I have a great solution for that; Stop shopping at Suit Supply ;)
     
  7. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    @althanis man, I tell you.. it's good to read that ;)

    Our former site had so many empty categories and poor image scaling that it looked like a ransom note at times. I'm so happy that the new one has more visual potential, although we now have a lot of content to fill in. I actually didn't look at Suit Supply before... our new site is a reworked Shopify template. The "Editorial" design is one of the new e-commerce concepts, especially for single-brand sites. You use large images and nested navigation rather than the traditional side menus and tons of categories.

    As we're moving from a store-based business to a single-brand business, we'll carry less stuff overall but invest more time and energy in developing the things that we do well. A good example are gloves. We carried Epaulet branded gloves from Merola for about three years. They were gorgeous products and sold quite well in the shops. Gloves are a great gift item and also something that people buy in stores when it's cold.

    Online? Not so much. We were one of a hundred places selling Merola gloves, and there's not much impetus to buy them from Epaulet unless we were on markdown. Which I get. Why not just buy the gloves from Saks or something?

    So, we're going to eliminate all of those "low effort" products. There's going to be a video for everything that we offer, so if I can't compellingly talk about it for two minutes, then we're not going to buy it. If we're doing anything outside of our own brand, it has to be really remarkable. Actually our Spiewak Parka was a good example of a perfect outside product. We sold nearly 700 of them because they were amazing in a bunch of ways. Good price, great fit, good story, complete exclusive.
     
  8. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    Sale Section Going Away Tomorrow

    Just a quick heads-up, we're planning the site relaunch on Tuesday. And our sale section is pretty intensely picked through at this point. It's going offline tomorrow, and we'll just keep any remaining stuff in LA for visiting customers to buy.

    If you want to pick anything up, here's a code for 15% off the already marked down price:

    SALE15

    And here's the link below. Our site does not yet have the coding to remove sold-out variants, so I have to do it manually in the short term.. we should be up and running with that in a few days.

    https://epauletnewyork.com/collections/sale
     
  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Hey, didn't see any shoes in the shoe/boot section - are you moving entirely out of non EP shoes?
     
  10. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    @venividivicibj

    Up in the air TBH. We seriously sold every single pair of Aldens that we had on hand. Everything. We have some more on order, but still discussing with them as to move forward with things.

    I've certainly got a lot of boots planned for Fall.. stock will be primarily horsehide, but we'll do a bunch of group buys and special orders. We're doing a new blake-stitch Derby as well. I'd still like to carry Aldens, but I don't have any other footwear brands that I'm interested in at the moment. Although I'm always happy to hear suggestions. We get approached a lot, but I don't see us doing a footwear brand that's also carried by a bunch of shoe retailers in our competitive space. With Alden, we've got our Innsbruck signature stuff, so we'd be mostly doing things that direction.
     
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    cyclohexane Well-Known Member

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    Alden Innsbruck natural chromexcel alt Wein boot wirh brass eyelets? I forget which member in the thread called it the "Brass Monkey".

    EP is one of the few places left to get non-stock styles of Alden in extended sizes and widths. I'd hate to see it go away, mostly because I can't find anything that fits my feet better than Aldens in various lasts in 8.5EEE and 9EEE.
     

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