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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. tricky

    tricky Senior member

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    Agreed it's a dope coat. I'd buy it if I was certain a 40R would fit over 38R EP sportcoats.
     
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    why do you want to know?

    I have a pair of Bally loafer (corrected grain, Rapid-Blake construction) purchased in 1997. Still going strong. It's my rainy weather beater shoe now (has Topy)
     
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    I bought my first pairs of Aldens - captoes bluchers in black and burgundy cordovan -- 22 years ago. both have been reheeled numerous times and resoled 4-5 times. I still wear them regularly with suits. Because the world (even my work world, which is a conservative one) has gotten more casual and I wear suits less and less often, these shoes get worn less and less often. But both pair are still in great shape and look fantastic. With minimal care, cordovan is very durable.
     
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    Surprisingly, at least to me, it is a pair of black calf Tod's sneakers in their sleeker bowling shoe style. Bought them in 2001. I probably only wear them once a month these days, but for years they were my go-to weekend and casual shoe and they've been around the world. The soles are still in great shape and when shined up they look essentially brand new.
     
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    I am a little surprised to see so many great trousers lingering in the sale section. The windowpane flannels should move quickly. But there are also a number of good warm weather choices there. Lots of good linen. And I quite like my pale blue ticking stripe Rudys, in case anyone was considering those.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    Hey Frank,

    How did you know when it was time to resole your Alden Cape Cod? Holes started forming?

    With me just wearing the shoes to the car, and the office...I think it will be quite a while before I need resoling. But good to know nonetheless.

    Just curious is all. I know quality footwear can last for decades.

    Holy cow. This is what I'm talking about! 22 years ago...amazing. Surely you got your money's worth :)

    My first pair of quality shoes were Alden LWBs in 2009 or so. Here's hoping to 20 years more!


    Wow, amazing. I don't think I can drop serious moolah on sneakers. The most I paid was around $400 or so for on sale Lanvins.
     
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    Secret Santa / Mr. Clemson:

    Thank you. And well done sir, well done.

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  8. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd recommend Chestnut Cord out of those three. Wool Cord Rivets would be very wearable here too. Chessboard tweed is really heavy - probably too thick for SoCal. And if the price is doable then consider those cotton-cashmere cords. I promise that you will love those trousers like none other. It's absolutely unreal how nicely they make up.
    Great question! I tend to wear and sell my shoes pretty frequently, so my oldest current pair is an Alden Longwing in Whiskey Shell. Got that when we ran them in Spring '10 or so. But I did have a pair of Alden Color #8 longwings that I had from about 2000 to 2007. I wore them a lot but never wore them out. Ended up selling them at a consignment store and still getting 50 bucks for them despite all of the use.
    Absolutely not. That coat is slim but otherwise quite conservative and it would be great for a corporate office. I think that you could wear it in any dressy setting. Harris Tweed is very much "in the cannon."
    I've never removed the tag, but I don't see why not. Use a seam ripper to do it cleanly. And if anything becomes unanchored (I don't think that it will), then it's nothing that a tailor or dry cleaner couldn't fix. Felled seams vs. split seams is a fair difference in price. We'd be able to shave maybe $10 off the retail. Not a huge amount. I was cruising for feedback more for durability's sake. There's no question that felled seams are stronger than split ones - that's why they're used on tougher garments like jeans. Seam failures are pretty rare with our chinos, but they can happen. Even though they're easily fixed, using a felled seam would pretty much eliminate even that remote possibility. I'd be open to changing, but most of the feedback that we received was like yours - guys really liked the option to easily tailor the chinos. So we're sticking with things as is. That said, I'm running through a sample of a new VERY casual chino which would have that detail. It would also be garment dyed, enzyme washed to a crazy softness, and have a ribbed cuff at the bottom. A fairly directional streetwear-ish piece to rock with sneakers or boots. A bit of a departure from our normal style, but we're brainstorming on a lot of fun and fresh concepts for EPLA.
    I got your email about this, and I'm really sorry that this happened. I honestly have idea how it occurred. We've shipped thousands and thousands of boxes, and I've never before heard of this. We pack the boxes in the back and the basment of our shops - neither of which allow any smoking. And the guy who does the majority of our packing is a very staunch non-smoker and kind of a health fanatic. There's no way that any kind of cigarette smoke got in our end. It must have somehow happened with USPS, although getting inside the plastic poly bag is pretty hardcore. Apologies for that! Is it possible that your mail carrier is this guy :) [​IMG]
    Oh man, that's awesome! Remind me to make Mr. Clemson's my secret santa next year. We need moonshine too!
     
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    Can't go wrong with moonshine for xmas
     
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    Make it baggy/drop crotch, sounds awesome!
     
  11. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    Merry Christmas Eve

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    Epaulet Christmas Trousers​
     
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    My apologies if this is inappropriate, but just to follow the Snorkel praise (also, it's sold out in that size): came across a good deal on ebay, size 34, NWT. Would have grabbed if it were a 38.
     
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    That is fucking fantastic.
     
  14. FrankCowperwood

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    Wilshire jeans showed up this morning:
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    Also peeking out is an EPLA tee in plum.

    Not pictured is the western shirt, which is awesome.

    A happy Christmas and holidays to all.
     
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  15. tricky

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    Nice fit!! Same three items I ordered (except engineered instead of western). Will take forever to cross customs this time of year though...sigh
     
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    Distorbiant Senior member

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    So... cold...

    Must... sell... stuff... on ebay... to buy... n3-b... parka.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Frank,

    Initial impressions of the denim?
     
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    2nd - I'm so hooked on Rivets then Walts now that I haven't worn jeans in years...
     
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    Very favorable. The fit in the 34 is perfectly comfortable from the start. Not tight anywhere. Very similar to how 34 Walts fit me. Denim is dense and soft with the one wash. I'd say that they are jeans without any drama.
     
  20. tigerpac

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    Manhattan store closed today?!? 20 dollar cab ride wasted... guess I'll call before hand from now on!
     

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