Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

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  1. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior member

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    Will the MTO shirting include OCBD? And will there be an option to specify body length and shirt sleeve length? Will the sizes go up to an XXL? I have really long arms so I need to be able to do long sleeves, and I have a 48 inch chest so none of the existing OCBD sizes Epaulet offers will fit me. The only places I have found online that have "tall" sizes I am not thrilled with but I am stuck with for now (i.e. Banana Republic pretty much is the only one I have found).
     
  2. Reginald Bartholomew

    Reginald Bartholomew Senior member

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    Apologies for the following ramble, but given the retrospective nature of this time of year it may be appropriate:

    I'm neither a particularly active poster on this forum, nor in this thread. I'm not the Epaulet customer that many others here are (I don’t own anything other than pants, for example, though various Walts and Rivets make up about half of what I cover my junk with; EPLA is certainly going to change that). But I feel a sense of community with the people in this thread, rooted in both an appreciation of particular aesthetic and in a team of people who seem to work their asses off to do right by those who buy their vision and their clothing. My brief encounters with Mike, Adele and company have always been pleasant and enjoyable, as have any I've had with the thread regulars. You can see bonds forming in this thread, friendships cementing themselves, and outright bromances developing and deepening. People genuinely seem to look out for one another in this thread, which is a strange thing to see on an internet forum. Meaning born of personal connection is, frankly, not what you'd expect in a thread on a forum devoted to clothing, and to see it happen does speak to the power of a shared passion and a little human decency.

    And as the smart casual aesthetic has spread in both directions, to suits and now to sweatshirts, I have found new items and looks to appreciate (I never thought that cable knit fishermen sweaters, for example, would ever look anything but dowdy to me, and I'm glad I was wrong). The aesthetic is still rooted in a vision that's present in earliest Rivets: clean lines, slim fits, strong construction and interesting fabrics. The Epaulet team has a great eye for what works within those confines, and their ability to grow into new products while staying true to that underlying vision is admirable; the fact that a sobriety in fit and build is accompanied by a sense of fun and wonder is actually remarkable. The passion for the work is evident not only in the clothing itself, but in the way they sell it. It doesn't come across as "buy this," but rather "check out how cool this is," and I appreciate that sentiment.

    So thanks to Mike and co for being great hosts as well as fine clothiers, much respect to the people of the thread, and may the road rise up to meet us all.
     
  3. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I wonder when the new Aldens will drop??
     
  4. CHRK33

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    I am also curious as to what styles they could be. I am on 4 preorders that are almost 3 years old and haven't heard anything so can't be those. It would be an awesome Christmas miracle.
     
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    How do you guys think the olive herringbone walts will look with color 8, cigar, brown suede and whiskey Alden shoes? I'm likely going to pick up a pair in 34.
     
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    Don L Senior member

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    I think they go well with all of those
     
  7. tricky

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    Seriously....I'm just waiting for product to drop so I can start ordering :)

     
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    Awesome post and so true. This community rocks.

     
  9. StanleyVanBuren

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    It's all warm and cordial until voting on the contest starts. When I take an early lead, oisin will leave a dead pheasant on my doorstep. I'll have him kidnapped and tortured by lesbians. He'll escape and a cross-country chase will ensue in which I narrowly make it to Brooklyn just in time to hide out with NYI. He offers me a glass of "fine bourbon" and the poison starts to kick in just in time for oisin to show up. Before he can exact revenge, wj4 appears out of nowhere in a black Thick as Thieves suit, an Epaulet liberty shirt, and pair of Reeboks. He guns all three of us down before making a quick escape.

    Just you wait.
     
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  10. Foxhound

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    Quick question regarding MTO chinos. Can I specify more than the options? Is it possible to give full measurements like luxire?
     
  11. Epaulet

    Epaulet Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Agreed 100%. My go-to look is always a patterned b/d collar shirt, silk knit tie, odd blazer, coordinating trousers. I think that B/D collars can work brilliantly with ties, but they lend themselves to ties with some kind of texture (knits, wools, slubby silks). And they are better with sportcoats than suits, although I think that they can jive well with textured suits - things like tweed, flannel, and linen.

    For me, the basic idea is that B/D collars are less formal than points and cutways, so they're better matched to other less formal pieces.


    Working on it!

    I'm happy to say that we just had our first in-store EPLA sale. One of our best Cali customers - the gentleman in the custom blue windowpane suit - just came in to check out what arrived. He wears all of our dressy pieces (Walts, dress shirts, southwick jackets) and he fit BRILLIANTLY into the new merchandise. He wears a 38 Jacket and Medium Epaulet shirt, and he left with two Medium T-shirts and a Medium Western Shirt. The fit was spot on.

    He wavers between a 31 Walt (in tweed/flannel/cord) and a 32 Walt (in super 120s and linen). He grabbed a 31 in the Wilshire Jean. Again, the fit was spot on.

    Man, it's been a freaking journey to translate our East Coast fits into some West Coast production, but it paid off! Our fit templates are spot on, and our production is both excellent and very fairly priced here. We can expand the hell out of this line for the Spring. I'd love to hear your feedback when you get these pieces, but I'm confident that you guys will be impressed with every aspect of these garments. We're really proud of them!


    Absolutely, we've got 6 colors of solid Oxfords (white, grey, blue, pink, red, yellow) and two colors of stripes (blue on white, pink on white).

    We cannot change the body length, unfortunately, but we can change the sleeve length. Collar size is going to be fixed too. We can easily do an XXL or a XXXL.

    I'd love to be able to make your size. When you see all of the options, let's talk about your ideal sizing for a shirt. The best thing is to measure a shirt that fits you well now. We'll try to match that up to our pattern and see if it can work. If it does, then you'll have a ton of options for future work.


    Hey Reginald, thank you so much for the post and all of the kind words! This is a fantastic community, and it's a privilege to be a part of it. Listening to you guys is one of the most important guiding lights for everything that we do.



    Thanks so much for your orders Sean, and welcome to the club!


    Working on getting them online in the next few hours. We got a navy chrome tanker, navy chrome perf captoe boot, and a burgundy calf brixton


    Brilliant! That's going to look fantastic.


    Sure thing. Santa Monica hours (worked by yours truly..)

    Monday 23: Closed
    Tues 24: Open 12-5
    Wednesday 25: Closed
    Thurs 26: Closed
    Friday 27: Open 12-7
    Sat 28: Open 12-7
    Sun 29: Open 12-5
     
  12. tricky

    tricky Senior member

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    Tortured by lesbians? I'm in.

    (Figureatively speaking of course considering...)

     
  13. FrankCowperwood

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    Well if one of the parties to SVB's, um, scenario does win and is ultimately unable to take possession of the Vass shoe prize, I nominate myself to act as custodian of the shoes so that they don't end up in orphans court. I'm a size 45 in Vass.
     
  14. wsumarine

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    The EPLA "teaser" categories are driving me nuts. Is checking the site 15 times a day to see if the gear is up one of the documented symptoms of Epaulet addiction?

    :p
     
  15. rydenfan

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    Navy chrome tanker??? Hold the 8D please...
     

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