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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. Epaulet

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    @clee1982 yeah it will be interesting to see how that plays out for them. They were always looking to their brother's business (Meermin) and interested in the direct-only model, but I'm skeptical that it's the right way at their price level. Meermin works because it's inexpensively made in Asia and very competitively priced for how it looks. Meermin is just a brand and a retailer, not vertically integrated. Direct works best when you've got high volume and relatively low overhead.. and neither of those things are true with Carmina's pricing and the labor that they have to maintain with owning a factory.

    @budapest12

    Oh wow, Tuscan check is really nice. The base color is a true grey, but it looks a little blue due to the heathered effect and that light blue windowpane.

    It's a beautiful fabric and a very classic Italian pairing. Navy, tan, khaki, caramel, stone pants are all a great match, and denim absolutely works. A darker grey.. around charcoal.. could also work well IMO

    Color and matching wise, it's not far off from Matt's Delight. But the pattern is a lot bolder and sharper. I'd personally go for Matt's Delight over that though.. I've seen it in person and it's freaking awesome. Matt would wear it 2 or 3 times a week, and the fabric is brilliant.

    @M635Guy totally agreed.. I absolutely understand Hertling's need to have it's own direct business side and I think that they did it the smart way. They've got a special shape and pricing that doesn't compete directly with their retailers. It doesn't bother me at all. The more branding and visibility that they can get for the name "Hertling," the better it is for us.

    @avsmusic1 I'd definitely agree.. 3-patch is typically only in the sportcoat zone. But I think that chest welt and hip open patch can work just fine for a suit if you'd don't have a super-formal workplace. We sell that configuration all of the time.

    @Hiamosey thanks for posting... the launch actually is today. I scheduled it for 10pm EST rather than 10am. That's what I get for finishing a newsletter whilst massively jetlagged.

    Here's the cotton lineup, which is our first Spring 18 offering for them. There's lot of old favorites and some nutzo new lightweight corduroys. My personal favorites are Mushsroom English Drill and Butterscotch Sanded Canvas.

    We've got a killer 25% deal for a week. The code is below. Only restriction is that you need to order a stock shape.. so no waistband customizations or finished inseams. After the promo ends, we'll load in all of the usual variants to choose from.

    springtrouser25

     


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    Thanks for the info - very helpful. Matt's Delight ordered. Admired that one for a while now. (Still really tempted to get a Cincinatti Quincy.)
     


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    @Epaulet Brisbane Moss English Drill is the same stuff that was on standing offer for MTO for a long time, right? Love that fabric. Nice to see sanded canvas back too. Plotting.
     


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