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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. applky

    applky Senior member

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    Hey Mike, is there an ETA for the sweatshirt? And will it launch in NY too?
     
  2. Todd V

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    Ok, I just watched "It's a wonderful life." I need a tweed suit.
     
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  3. FrankCowperwood

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    That style is classic, isn't it? I know it gets dicey picking out icons, but I saw a photo of Duke Ellington the other day and you can just stop and wonder at a man's style.
     
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  4. rydenfan

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    Just grabbed the engineer shirt and a t-shirt. Can't wait to get my hands on them and get them out in person!
     
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    Outfit inspired by Chris's story:
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  6. wsumarine

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    Well, bummer. I got an email from Adele that the website inventory was wrong and they are out of navy duck Walts in my size.

    I substituted for the grey sanded canvas and she matched the price. A small price difference, but I wanted to give her a thanks on SF for the cust. service.

    Anyone here have the grey sanded canvas? What do you think of 'em?
     
  7. MSchapiro

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    I do. It's a really nice and soft fabric. I wear them to semi formal events or out at nights.
     
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    Mike-

    My question above got lost in the EPLA drop excitement. Also, the jeans look great, cannot wait for the Bond fit. Is there still a plan for undershirts?
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

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    That's nothing. I watch that movie, and I want to move into a Victorian in Upstate NY. Your desire is much more reasonable. I'd need to sell a hell of a lot more ties if I want an upstate Victorian!



    I always marvel at this kind of stuff. The "style" that just doesn't seem to exist. I think a lot of it is context. Its a lifestyle, a feel that old movies and pictures brings forth and I think our modern lives is just so difficult to duplicate.

    I was just thinking this morning about how cool it would have been to live in those times...things seemed so much more elegant and simple, and no matter how hard we try today, we're just bombarded with images that trick our brains into thinking more is more. But then, I think about all the other stuff that those folks had to deal with that we take for granted. We can travel the world with the blink of an eye. We have our health in our grasps a lot more than they did. We have cool shit like EP and bourbon (and whatever our obsession is) to obsess about AND we can afford it! We even romanticize war (look at It's A Wonderful Life) and how we view the First and Second WW in popular culture and in our own heads. My grandfather lived it. It wasn't romantic. He was hazed by his own countrymen mercilessly because of his ethnic background. He watched his best friend blown to bits by a Nazi booby trap. And I think the experience that most solidifies my view that it wasn't so great back then, when the war ended he was given two options to return home: 1) wait for a troop air transport three weeks in Italy or 2) get on a troop transport ship and be home in a week and a half. he just wanted to get home quick...he chose the ship. They faced difficult seas and we spent the next four weeks sick on board a ship bouncing around the Atlantic Ocean like a rag doll in a tumble dryer. When he got home, his buddies who chose to wait for the plane were there with their families waiting for him at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and had been home for a week and a half. It took him over a month to recover from the difficult boat journey.

    So, while I'm with the nostalgic movement, and understand how it seems attractive, I'm also grateful that I live in 2013, and I love trying to balance that old school aesthetic with a modern twist...and I think that's what EP does SO WELL. Can't wait for the EPLA gear to hit Brooklyn. I'll be there the day it arrives.
     
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    YES!
     
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  11. Todd V

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    Absolutely, life was hard back then. People drank. Their teeth hurt. It was hot as he'll without A/C. It was cold in the winter without central heat. I mean, think about wearing a three piece tweed suit indoors. My pits are sweating just thinking about it.

    Interestingly, IMDB says it was 90 F degrees when they filed the snowy bridge scene in It's a Wonderful Life. You can see Jimmy Stewart was sweating. In context, he was one of the greatest American actors of all time in a massive Hollywood production. I don't believe for a second that the average person was that well styled back then anymore than people looked like Steve McQueen in the 60's or Brad Pitt in the 2000s or Matt Lauer today on Good Morning America LOL.

    But, we can try.... Now shall I go for the navy uk donegal or the salt and pepper??
     
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  12. malwear

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    Sweet. Just ordered my first pair of jeans in five years. Now to tell my wife she just got me another Christmas present.
     
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    Mocha Wool Rivets
    EPxAlden Leydon Longwings
     
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    You must be freezing today, whats it like low 70's...:D

    Was a beautiful day here in NYC today ironically...mid 60's, sunny. Perfect start to winter.
     
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    Low 60s actually. People battening down for winter cold, food storage, portable generators, etc.
     
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    To my secret santa recipient...your gift might be a hair late, but what's the difference, I don't celebrate christmas IRL anyway. It will make up for it in awesomeness.
     
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    Thank you to my secret Santa [​IMG]
     
  18. Distorbiant

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    got my answers
     
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    Going in the store later, have some xmas items to change that were the wrong size - good problem to have!

    Was excited about those tshirts until I saw that an XL is a 21" chest - that's practically Japanese sizing! [​IMG]

    Oh well, I'm sure I'll find SOMETHING :D
     
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    Hmm hope the shirt isn't spandex when it arrives haha...

    On another note, how much do I love surprise weekend deliveries from Epaulet? A lot :)

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