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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. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Senior member

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    Easy pant is looking interesting, I would like to see more leg taper, but we'll see how they wind up.
     
  2. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    Easy pants look killer!

    Fit from a few days ago, Hawaiian shirt with Old Gold Linen Gables.

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  3. pleatedjeans

    pleatedjeans Well-Known Member

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    Love the easy pant design - would be interested to see the colour, price, and fabric close ups!
     
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    Interested in the easy pants with a bit more of a taper and maybe an alternative to the tie belt. Like the pleats!
     
  5. razl

    razl Senior member

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    The thread is already stuffed with endorsements for Mike and the Epaulet team for great customer service, but let me add one...

    After falling in love with some of the fabrics, I orderred a couple of the MTO shirts. I'm experienced with plenty of MTM and have dialed in my measurements pretty well, but this was my first with Epaulet. Still, I scrutinized the details and came up with numbers that I was sure would work for me. I was very aware that the disclaimer said measurements could end up being +/- .5" and thought I had extra to make it work.

    While the overall fit was perfect, unfortunately my sleeves both showed up at the lower end of the -.5". The sleeve length out of the box was just on the edge of perfect but, with shrinkage from future washes, knew they wouldn't stay long enough.

    Know that feeling when you've done a MTO and think "I just screwed up and I'm stuck with it?". That's what my gut was feeling when I reached out to Mike and explained the situation. It wasn't their fault, they were within their stated range, I just didn't plan far enough ahead for the possibility of being on the short end.

    Mike's response? "No problem, send 'em back and we can swap out the sleeves - it's easy". Not only that, but he kindly collaborated a bit with me on my measurements, shrinkage, and what the best numbers would be to get it right.

    I sent back my shirts and got them returned in a few weeks with new sleeves and just perfect all around. Now I know the feeling when, after having thought I barely botched an MTO and am stuck, a great customer service team makes it right - even though they really weren't at fault to being with.

    Lesson learned: even if you know your measurements and are experienced, reach out to them if it's your first time. Every house has it's own nuances and style, Mike probably could have saved me and his team the hassle had I included him in the first place.

    In the end, a big +1 for Epaulet MTO and their entire team. Looking forward to more shirts in the future!
     
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    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    So like, normal pants then?
     
  7. notwithit

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    Obvs there are about a million other Epaulet-related things going on right now (move, web site, trunk shows, &c.), but any word regarding a timeline on the sample for 'the specialist' combat trainer?
     
  8. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    You said what I was thinking.

    @Epaulet The self-belt is removable, right, and can be replaced by no belt or some other belt?

    And these are oversized on the fit model you said (note to self, order a size up...), but does that mean there'd be more of a typical Epaulet taper/silhouette for the standard EP size?
     
  9. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the picking up the sneakers and for the write-up @slows2k ... I'm jazzed that you're so pleased with them!

    The Tecido leather is really exciting, I feel that it took our trainers to a new level, even if it is such a limited release. I'm talking with the factory about running it in other shapes too. Since it's still fully lined behind the weaving, it's not necessarily a Spring/Summer concept exclusively. I'm inquiring to see what other leathers we can do that in. Imagine a group buy project with Tecido Horsehide boots and such :bounce2:
     
  10. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey guys!

    Thanks for all of the feedback on the EZ Pant! We're definitely putting this into work next week... it really blew up our other social media as well.

    There's been a lot of great comments.. and here's some feedback from our side:

    1) We're going to do this via a Group Buy, probably launched next Thursday. This way we can get a fast turnaround and a great price. It's definitely a great summer item, so we'll keep it easy to get them through the factory more quickly.

    2) Fabric is going to be "Khyber Cloth" it's everything that's called "Egyptian Cotton" in this item, and even a few colors above and beyond that. There's an insane cherry red tone too. And both white & off-white.

    3) In theory, this can be made in any of the fabrics that Hertling offers, but it won't have the Group Buy pricing or turnaround. It's a new shape and the Group buy is going to be prioritized, so we can do it in linen or wool, but I'd need probably 8-10 weeks to deliver. Maybe faster, but I don't want to over-promise. They're running out of the production season to sell that lightweight Egyptian cotton, so we'll get the most competitive price on that.

    4) Hertling is a pretty traditional trouser house, so although there are some good design ideas (built-in drawstring, elastic cuff, safari tab at the bottom), this isn't anything that they can functionally do. Our new shop in LA could do that stuff without a problem, but we wouldn't have the price, timing, or fabric for this project. By developing this item with Hertling, we'll also have access to their Fall fabrics - stuff like Tweed, Corduroy, Flannel, etc. I can imagine all kinds of dope variants for this.

    5) Don't judge the fit just yet. I think that the sample is best suited for a 32. Our model was a 30, so it looks really big on him in every dimension. Hopefully someone around size 32 comes on Saturday to our open house and I can quickly shoot it on someone else. We'll judge the taper and such then.. but I do agree that it needs a strong taper to really do that directional look. I'll check in with new photos on Sunday or so.

    6) The Self Belt is removable. You can take it out completely, and essentially have a "normal" trouser with some special fit details (full thigh, medium rise, shallow reverse single pleat, strong leg taper). That's part of the idea.. I wanted to make something that speaks to all of the cool oversized pants on the market, but is still versatile and can be dressed up.
     
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    I like the idea of the EZ Pant and would definitely hate to see the leg tapered any. I think the nice full leg is a huge part of the draw of this style!

    I think, ideally, I'd actually like an even higher rise. Or maybe it's just the photos that you have posted it looks like the model is wearing them a bit too low (or the front of his shirt is just starting to billow out for one reason or another).
     
  12. Mghart

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    I'm definitely interested in seeing the full measurements for the Ez pant when they're ready. I like the idea of a fuller, almost boxy cut for a summer casual pant. Between this and some Rudy rivets I'd almost be set for summer and hopefully avoid shorts this year haha.
     
  13. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    @Michigan Planner yeah, it's a little distorted on our model because the waist was HUGE on him, it's just sagging down a bit. Lemme shoot this on a 32 and you'll get the full effect. I think that the existing taper will look good on a 32 guy as well.
     
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  14. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    LAST CALL: PORTUGUESE ENDS FOR FRIENDS SHIRTING

    Thanks for all of the orders guys. It's last call for this EFF project with our Portugal Factory:

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    https://epauletnewyork.com/products/portugal-shirting-spring-17-ends-for-friends


    We've still got inventory in most of the fabrics, and there's some great stuff to choose from. If I had to narrow it down to my top five:

    1) Liberty of London Red Roses on Ecru: this is an awesome & bold print. Perfect in-your-face colors that will look good on its own or sitting under a jacket. We've sold a lot of Liberty shirts in our time, and for many guys, it becomes their most complimented and beloved shirt. Great price for their cloth too.

    2) Indigo Dyed Diamond Dots: this has been the best seller and for good reason. The color is basic and easy, but the small pattern makes it unique and rad. Great all-year piece.

    3) Mystery of Chessboxing Jacquard: this is the second best seller. It's likely that the Wu-Tang reference is responsible for like 75% of that, but it's an awesome fabric on its own right. Neutral grey tone that goes with everything but an interested weave pattern.

    4) Signal To Noise Pinstripe: great biz caz piece where the bonkers-ness (the small pattern) flies almost completely under the radar. Very nice hand on this too.

    5) Albini Red Diamonds on Blue Pinpoint Oxford: a bit bolder than signal to noise, but in the same vein... a proper dress shirt fabric with a cool and small repeating pattern.
     

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