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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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    Glad I'm not the only one....testing a new camera app is my response [​IMG]
     
  2. MacktasticGDogg

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    So my Wyatt arrived today. The sleeves are a little bit long, which is OK for me since it's outerwear, but it otherwise fits very well. The weather is in the 40's today and this jacket seems to be good for this weather when I went outside briefly with it on. Definitely a great piece!

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    Congrats. Enjoy it.
     
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    Once that horsehide breaks in and creases a bit, those sleeves will end up short. Avoid doing any alternations until you wear it for a while.
     
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    @MacktasticGDogg: That is one cool jacket. I like it a lot.
     
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    ^Thanks for the comments and tips guys! Looking forward to putting the jacket in use soon.
     
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    Wyatt looks great! The sleeves are a little long on me as well, but they are supposed to be a little longer I believe. Much better than the alternative.
     
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    I'm guessing here since I am most definitely not a motorcycle guy, but I think longer sleeves ought to account for both Todd V's point about creasing shortening the effective length and the fact that if you are riding and reaching forward to the handles, you need a little extra length to maintain coverage.

    No how much longer is right, I don't know. Hope everything works out for MGDog.
     
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    Haha, I'm a former motorcycle rider (haven't rode since my first daughter was born since it's a bit difficult putting kids on a motorcycle), and I don't really know how long the sleeves are supposed to be on a motorcycle jacket. It does make sense to have the sleeves a little longer for coverage when you reach for the handles. Either way, even if the sleeves don't shorten a little with creasing, I think I'm good with it.
     
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    Makes sense to me Frank.
     
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    Add me to the incredulous wife list. I can guage her mood by the balance of amusement and annoyance she shows if I ask her to snap a picture.

    It is a testament to Mike and Co. however, that the phrase "I like that!" Is always followed by "Is that Epaulet?" Certainly her favorite
     
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    I agree with the rest about the sleeves will be good with some wear. Congrats once again MGD. You can really tell insane quality of the Horween horsehide.

    My jacket arrives on Monday, can't wait to try it. My best fitting jacket and my MTO leathers have very similar measurments of Wyatt.
     
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    Where are you seeing that the Garand is offered in 28/29? I'm seeing 30 as the smallest size.

    I was looking forward to the Garands but if the leg opening measurements are correct, I don't they will work for me. I love my Rivets but the leg opening of those are about the widest that I'd want to go. I'd feel like I'd be wearing a boot cut at 8". Too bad because those twill fabrics look great.
     
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    I figured a recent pic of me wearing the 4-year-old cardigan would go well here.

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    same size as my epaulet size, with my hands in the pockets weighing it down.
     
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    Leather stretches, I think that jacket can be sized down one..
     
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    Seeking opinions/ideas on some trousers. I have a pair of Merlot/Plum Rivet Chinos that do not get much rotation. They are a great fit and a nice 6/7oz fabric which suits the Australian climate. However they are a little dark. Could I bleach/dye these or some other technique? Is this a train wreck of an idea? If they turned out pink I would wear them.
     
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    IMHO bleaching with any kind of even or predictable effect is going to be really difficult. Dying is easier.
     
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    @macktasticgdawg:
    To be honest that Wyatt is too big on you. Too long in body and esp. sleeves, an you have room in shoulders, too. I'd exchange for smaller size.

    Too-large leather jackets are one of my no-nos.
     
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    Bleaching could result in spotting. Why not hot wash with a piece of white fabric (so dye transfers to it) several times and dry in the crazy intense Ozzie sun?
     
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    Agreed. I bet the sun would work wonders. I would not trust bleaching.
     
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