Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. loxo

    loxo Senior member

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    I'm considering the Quincey overcoat and debating between the heavyweight navy wool/cashmere or the cobalt check Harris tweed. A navy mac overcoat is a bit of a classic and the I'm assuming the cashmere would make it very soft. I have a couple pairs of Italian-milled wool/cashmere trousers and the hand on them is very plush.
    However, I really like the character of the pattern on the tweed. Coats in a fabric like that are rare. My concern is how punchy the pattern is and how it will play out in a full overcoat. Will it be so loud that it becomes a "statement" piece or could it be worn casually?

    Tangentially, I have a Southwick sport coat made up in the Navy/Rust houndstooth tweed and it is so awesome. If I wore that with the tweed overcoat I think I would probably either lose my Styleforum cred or just ascend immediately to Tweed Valhalla.
     


  2. applky

    applky Senior member

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    Pretty sure you would gain SF cred!

    I almost got that fabric for my Quincy, but went with a different Tweed. It was a tough choice though, as my ultimate style goal is basically to look like Max von Sydow in Three Days of the Condor.

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    For sale:
    Southwick x Epaulet BNWT Harris Tweed SC, 38
    Three terrific Vanda Fine Clothing neckties
     


  3. LaymanX

    LaymanX Senior member

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    Uh, do you have any more of those Thedi shawl horsehide jackets coming? :)
     


  4. Epaulet

    Epaulet Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    @LaymanX ahh sorry, we're not working with Thedi any longer. Great guys, but we're only doing Aero at the moment, and only made to order with them.

    THAT SAID.. I've got two new Aero shapes coming next week and we'll do a Fall promo for MTO jackets to be delivered by the holidays. One of the shapes is a stripped down minimal double rider that you can style in all sorts of ways. Two new leathers to offer as well!

    @Don L

    Chalk Stripe is the least easy of the bunch, but I think that it's entirely wearable with a Grey or Camel jacket. It certainly works with knitwear.

    You're not going to see chalk stripe trouser separates rocked by American CM guys who live within the rules and post things like "Epic Haul at the Jos. A Bank 10-Suits-For-The-Price-Of-1 deal!!"

    But I think that all of us could absolutely pull it off. And you've got the wardrobe to have a lot of complimentary items. You certainly see stuff like this worn as separates in Italy and Spain. It's just a very cool pattern for a pant. Rad that it's from the best mill in the USA as well.

    Here's some shots of those four swatches matched up to different jackets. Apologies for the wacko perspective angle:

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    @concealed yup, in fact Loro Piana owned the factory before the current owner (Jacob Long) purchased it from them:

    http://articles.courant.com/2014-06...19_1_textile-industry-loro-piana-mill-complex

    @Alcibiades thanks so much! We'll follow up with you for any missing info

    @applky yes sir, they should finish in Portgual around the end of this week. Figure we'll have them early Oct. Sorry, the date keeps getting pushed out on those, but I'm on everyone's ass about it.

    @loxo

    Hmmmmmm, good question.

    So, the Navy is hands-down the more versatile and sensible option. It goes with everything. Great fabric, cool jacket, fair price. Made to your specs. That's a very smart buy if you don't have anything like that already.

    The Harris Tweed.. particularly that one, is insanely rock and roll in an overcoat. The swatch in question is bottom right corner in the image below.

    It's absolutely going to be a statement piece and a seriously freaking awesome one at that. My god. It's going to be completely rad. I think that wearing it casually (jeans, chinos) is absolutely no problem. It's a really cool match for denim too. Likewise it will work as an eye-catching piece over a suit. The only consideration is that you may be fighting with your sportcoats if you have a lot of strong pattern jackets, but then again, you're probably wearing that overcoat closed if you have it over a jacket. And you take it off when you're indoors.

    But man.. imagine that Harris Cobalt Quincy over a cream donegal funnel neck sweater, grey flannel trousers, and Color #8 boots. Unstoppable!!

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  5. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    ^^ post absolutely illustrates why it's fun to shop Epaulet. The proprietors are genuinely passionate about what they do. I love it. Awesome.
     


  6. esoxm

    esoxm Senior member

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    Hey Mike - what's the typical turn around on the aero MTOs?
     


  7. FLW

    FLW Senior member

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    At least 30% of my Epaulet purchases have been made JUST because of how Mike and Co have hyped something up
     


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    Nik Telford Senior member

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    Honestly its probably like 50% for me. Half the time I just buy something because its cool haha. Sometimes I'm after something specific but Mike and Co always point me in the right direction.
     


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    "Wow, that IS a 'bonkers' shade of purple. It WOULD look great with a navy sport coat..."

    Mike knows what he's doing...
     


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