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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. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    I believe it is intended to be Suit seperates and is indeed the same. I have the Carmel Duck Rivet's and the pants picture color is more accurately portrayed
     
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    Love this. How did you process the film? My local camera store burned down (literally).
     
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    Haha to be honest, I didn't even expect the pictures to be any decent, it was my first time using the camera and film in general so I didn't know what to anticipate. As a result I just took them to CVS for the one hour develop and asked for them to be put on a cd for me rather than print them out.
     
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    I'd still suggest you go to Navy with the sportcoat. I'd go hopsack, and maybe even forego a couple of the trousers to grab the duck Napoli instead. You 'll always be better overdressed for a situation than under, and like me, it seems your work "dress code" is whatever...so take advantage of that and dress it up if you're comfortable with it. You won't want to wear the same sportcoat everyday either, so I highly recommend getting the two, especially if your heart is set on the brown. Nothing is more versatile than the navy blazer.

    Me today in my Air Force (god damn it why do I still need to wear these) flannels and the Ruby captoe (which fits much better on the second wear):

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    Was this guy running it?

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    Photos are great. Meant to ask if that's an actual varsity letter sweater you are wearing. If asking isn't prying too much, that is.
     
  7. StanleyVanBuren

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    and if it is, then I'm the one asking. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'm such a wanna be bourgeois I never even considered the drug store. :facepalm:

    A good fixed lens is incredible. The first pic harkens a time passed, but puts it in technicolor. Thanks for posting something so cool - I get disillusioned all the time looking at the terrible photography on this site.
     
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    OG - Ivy: Yale.

    Or are you asking the where he actually got it?
     
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    Yale is the obvious candidate, but I don't know exactly what an official version looks like. Also wondering if it's his, a relative's, etc.
     
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    Liberty of London shirt and Optic White Duck:
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  12. Epaulet

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    Agreed with everyone else, this is slamming! A really inspirational mix of texture and color.
    Ah, so you HAVE been gone all this time! I wasn't sure if you were just posting a hundred previous shots on Instagram. Really sorry to hear about the theft in Barcelona. I'm in the European pickpocketed club too - I got my wallet lifted on the metro in Vienna. It definitely sucks. Hope that the trip was good outside of that.
    Yeah, I see that. The creases in the body of the jacket are from the packing, but that wrinkle in the canvas was a lack of pressing from Southwick. It shouldn't arrive like that. Drop us an email at contact[at]epauletnewyork.com with your order number and we'll put through a $15 refund to get that fixed. Get it pressed at at dry cleaner or a tailor and that should come right out. Be sure to show them that it's a 3-roll-2 so that they don't accidentally try to press it into a 3 button.
    Yes, the Caramel Duck sportcoat and the Carmel Duck Walts & Rivets are all made of the same cloth. You're entirely right - the outdoor shots look warmer and are a bit more indicative of the real color. I'm shooting a big round of fit shots tomorrow, and you'll get to see both pieces work as a suit. It's really cool! And the duck canvas pieces look great mis-matched too (navy jacket with caramel pants or vice-versa). Navy is typically everyone's first sportcoat, but if you don't have to dress up too much, then getting a tan one could work very well. I made this Caramel jacket with that intention. The Caramel is kind of a "Carhartt" tan color, and it's a very workwear-ish tone. Other brands like Monitaly have done heritage-styled Caramel sportcoats, but I punched it into the Napoli to make a cool mix of workwear and a pared down, minimal Italian style. I really like the result. If you wear a lot of denim and a lot of olive or navy trousers, then it will be a great match for those. I'll take a photo of this with the Navy Duck Walts so you can get an idea. We've sold a LOT of Navy duck suits because the pieces work so well as separates. I don't want to overuse the versatile word, but this stuff is really versatile. One important note to any potential Duck Suit guys: if you want to wear the two pieces together, then definitely dry clean the trousers. Duck Canvas fades quickly with washing and you can't wash the jacket. You'll need to dry clean both to keep them matched up.
    From what I've heard, Wal-Mart and Target do decent processing too. You can also send your film away to places like the Darkroom in San Francisco. These mail order places send you free postage-paid mailers. It's more pricey and you have to wait a bit, but they'll give you pro-level processing at a pretty reasonable price. If there's any SF members in New York, then our lab is Luster on Ave A and 7th street. Good price, great service. Hell, if we get a little group of analog photo styleforumer's, then I can negotiate a group price discount. Seriously. Film photography was my full-time job for seven years.
     
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    PSA: the navy hopsack Napoli in 38 is on sale now. Awesome deal, too bad I've just figured out I'm not a 38.
    And I don't know if that sounds familiar to you guys but.. when you're used to getting below-the-average service, and then someone treats you like a king, you may feel almost overwhelmed and even a bit embarrassed (I mean it in a good sense) - at least that's the case for me. I know we all are already privileged here with the special refund policy, getting the first peek at everything etc., but what Mike did for me this time went miles beyond my expectations - and really I wasn't waiting for a miracle to come since I was my own enemy in my situation. Thank you, Mike!
    And sorry for sounding melodramatic [​IMG]
     
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    I'll be in NY next week. Looking forward to stopping in!

    Can I try on Napoli jackets in both locations? What about LBM?
     
  15. Epaulet

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    Thank you sir, it was my pleasure! And thanks for pointing out the Napoli jacket. Here's the deal with that, everyone: We've got two units of the Napoli hopsack on sale for $450: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0184/4436/products/8233047316_6db1e615ef_b_1024x1024.jpg?8165 Napoli Unstructured Sportcoat Navy Hopsack Typically, basic items like this don't go on sale. But I received a big reorder of this style this week. The new version has a breast welt pocket, double vents, and a purple 3/8 liner. The sale one has a patch welt pocket, single vent, and a navy 3/8 liner. It's too confusing to have both items in the shop. Since we're nearly sold through on the original production run, I priced down the last two jackets to clear them out. If you're a 38, then this is a great deal! Don't forget, there's a matching trouser for this jacket as well.
    Great, looking forward to meeting you! Definitely go by the Manhattan store if you have to pick one - we generally have a deeper assortment of sportcoats, trousers, and footwear there. But if we've got one thing or another at the BK store, then it's a quick train ride away. Drop us an email when you plan to come by and maybe we can catch a drink after the shop closes.
     
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    Two of my friends who go to Yale got it for me, it's actually one of my go to sweaters because it's so soft, comfortable and easy to match (and I love the tradness of it). Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to attend, but who knows, maybe for graduate school :slayer:. Basically, I just like the trad ivy design and since I got it as a gift, I feel comfortable wearing it. the offical yale ones come in cream body and navy Y and navy body with a white Y, both trad and cool and match a ton of my epaulet gear. Note if you wanted to get one, the sizing is weird, I'm 5' 9.5" and 140 and wear a XS


    To my untrained eye they did a decent job. Good recommendations and I would def be interested in a little group of analog photo styleforumer's if there is the demand! Looking to spend a lot more time shooting film this summer.
     
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  17. StanleyVanBuren

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    I would be in for a styleforum/epaulet 35mm club
     
  18. Steel28

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    Gents,

    I already have Caine Hopsack blazer, do you think adding Napoli hopsack blazer to my wardrobe is too much?
     
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    I hate you for this... In a good way!

    I was going to go with the l.b.m. Cotton navy for a casual navy jacket in a few weeks, but then this popped up and how could i resist? i guess i will have to come back to the l.b.m. somewhere down the road.

    I have an epaulet navy blazer in navy 120s, but it is a bit dressy for a normal work day. This is noticeably more casual, correct? I would have asked before I purchased, but didn't wan to push someone else to jump on this.
     
  20. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Haha, as much as I'd love to sell you two hopsack blazers, I'd vote yes on that. They're really quite similar.

    Give it a few days - we've got the Napoli in Navy Seersucker going online. It's FANTASTIC. I'm wearing mine today, and it's an awesome warm-weather piece. This fabric really lends itself to the unconstructed shape too.


    Yes, this is more casual and versatile than the navy 120's jacket. Hopsack has been our best selling sportcoat fabric ever since day one. It's comfortable and a great year-round weight. I wear mine more than any other jacket. It looks like we've got one unit left! For $700, someone with a size 38 chest could have an entire navy hopsack suit. That's pretty boss!
     

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