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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. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hi All,

    I'd like to introduce our latest affiliate, Epaulet ( www.epauletnewyork.com ).

    Epaulet is a men and women's boutique in Brooklyn opened in 2008 by Adele, a former assistant buyer and a modern dancer, and Mike, a photographer and former buyer as well, which specialized in domestic and independent designers. At the heart of Epaulet is the growing in-house collection that is crafted in "small batches."

    Mike and Adele try to use the best fabrics possible in the "Small batch" shirt and tie collections, which are entirely made in the United States, and sold exclusively at Epaulet. The philosophy is that by selling direct to customers, Epaulet is able to offer beautiful, well-crafted items at very good prices.

    In keeping with the Styleforum tradition of working closely with our affiliates, we are going to start off with two shirt designs made exclusively for Styleforum. There will be 20 of each shirt made based on the member feedback on several fabrics, collar styles, and button types that Mike and I have narrowed down. The polling will be conducted in both Men's Clothing and Streetwear and Denim.

    Enjoy,

    Fok.
     
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    Sounds awesome! Is the red oxford cloth in the epaulet banner one of the options? It's beautiful.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You'll see all of the options tomorrow!
     
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    Red gingham plox
     
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    good stuff, i like the idea and the shirts available on their website look awesome! best part is the model used in the fit pictures isn't 6'1" 140lbs...
     
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    good stuff, i like the idea and the shirts available on their website look awesome!

    The shirts fit well for slimmish guys. I am a true 38 chest, and a 31" waist (closer to 31.5" these days), and the small fits great around the torso, and is slightly tight at the shoulders and chest, which is sort of the way I like it. However, if you are a 37" chest or so, or are a 38 and don't work out, a small would be a perfect, slim, fit. The arms are slim, but not restrictively so like, say, Geller.
     
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    The shirts fit well for slimmish guys. I am a true 38 chest, and a 31" waist (closer to 31.5" these days), and the small fits great around the torso, and is slightly tight at the shoulders and chest, which is sort of the way I like it. However, if you are a 37" chest or so, or are a 38 and don't work out, a small would be a perfect, slim, fit. The arms are slim, but not restrictively so like, say, Geller.

    that's good to hear, but i am more of the models size 6' 185lbs and the large looks like it will fit perfectly. it's also good to know the arms aren't too slim because no one should ever feel like they might pull a hulk when wearing their shirt...
     
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    that's good to hear, but i am more of the models size 6' 185lbs and the large looks like it will fit perfectly. it's also good to know the arms aren't too slim because no one should ever feel like they might pull a hulk when wearing their shirt...

    Hulk action should be reserved for jackets. Seriously, I am nearly always a size 38/48EU. But when I put on the Robert Geller toggle jacket, the arms were scuba suit tight, testing blood pressure tight. And I am not really that muscular a guy.
     
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    let me know how they fit tooch, I'm similiar measurements
     
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    LA Guy, do they make shirts in sizes below small?
     
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    that's good to hear, but i am more of the models size 6' 185lbs and the large looks like it will fit perfectly. it's also good to know the arms aren't too slim because no one should ever feel like they might pull a hulk when wearing their shirt...

    let me know how they fit tooch, I'm similiar measurements

    If you like the fit on the model, I'd go for the large. If you want a more "shrunken shirt/Band-of-Outsiders" fit, size down to a medium.
     
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    Hulk action should be reserved for jackets. Seriously, I am nearly always a size 38/48EU. But when I put on the Robert Geller toggle jacket, the arms were scuba suit tight, testing blood pressure tight. And I am not really that muscular a guy.

    Hahaha...All I can picture right now is that scene from Tommy Boy, when Chris Farley puts on David Spade's jacket and keeps going, "Fat guy in a little coat, fat guy in a little coat!". Anyways, I look forward to seeing the options tomorrow, you are taking the custom clothing market to a whole new level, Fok!
     
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    LA Guy, do they make shirts in sizes below small?

    I'm not sure. This is a question Mike will have to answer. BTW, the small fits like the first picture on me (5'11", 163 lbs):

    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...tondown/Detail
     
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    let me know how they fit tooch, I'm similiar measurements

    i will, but after the old man gets his money first!
     
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    nice! I met Mike last year and saw some of his shirts when they were in pre-production sample mode. Looked like good stuff and is one of those guys you can't go wrong throwing some support to.
     
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    These are more casual shirts overall?
     
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    I hope they add shoulder measurements to their sizing info.

    I would be a small based on info available, but I bet that wouldn't fit my shoulders (prolly need a medium or large?)
     
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    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for the warm reception! We're really excited to do this project. The shirts have been a labor of love for us, and we hope that you guys them. I'll be working on the poll tonight, so you can see all the options and start the voting tomorrow. More details to come!

    In the meantime:

    LA Guy, do they make shirts in sizes below small?
    At the moment we don't, but I'm certainly open to doing these collaborative shirts in XS if there's an interest. That's no problem.

    These are more casual shirts overall?
    They split the difference between dress shirts and casual shirts. I use stiffer facing in the collar and cuffs, so they accommodate a tie very well. The fabric is a premium pima cotton imported from the UK, and very much a dress shirt quality. However, the slimmer and shorter cut makes them work well casually too. I wear them with suits, blazers, jeans, shorts.. pretty much everything.

    Our French Cuff shirts are definitely dress shirts. They look really polished, and I believe that their slim cut really sets them apart.

    For comparing them with other brands, I'd say that our shirts are in the Rag & Bone, Shipley & Halmos, and former Obedient sons vein. We're slimmer cut than Obedient Sons, J.Crew, or Shipley. We're less slim than Band of Outsiders. Generally, you can size down one for our shirts vs. BoO (ex. a BoO XL is a Epaulet L).

    I hope they add shoulder measurements to their sizing info. I would be a small based on info available, but I bet that wouldn't fit my shoulders (prolly need a medium or large?)

    No problem, we'll hook this up shortly.

    And here's an image from an early lookbook shoot that we did. This guy makes a better (and thinner) model of the shirt than I do - he's wearing a medium. I'd put him at 6'2" and 175lb

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    Hey mate; not to do with the shirts but wondering if you could give me measurements of the 34/36 in the Naked and Famous Weird Guy in Indigo? From the description it sounds like a good jean for me.
     
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    Hey mate; not to do with the shirts but wondering if you could give me measurements of the 34/36 in the Naked and Famous Weird Guy in Indigo? From the description it sounds like a good jean for me.

    Sure thing. The Weird Guy is one of our best selling jeans. All measurements are in inches.

    Waist: 36
    Front Rise: 10.5
    Back Rise: 14.25
    Upper Thigh: 12.5
    Knee: 9.25
    Leg opening: 8.25
    Inseam: 34
     

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