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Eva, I would probably buy a second pair of GATs. I wear those and my Epaulet white sneakers more than any other casual shoes. The GATs have gone everywhere with me and double as gym or jogging shoes on light packing trips. I'll need another pair soon!
 

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Shot a few pics of our dude @L.I.T. in the Indigo Kamigata and his own camp collar shirt.

The Sashiko Kamigata is absolutely spectacular. It works perfectly as a cardigan and the weight is just ideal for the upcoming Spring. Compared to the OG denims that we used, I think it's a much more versatile piece in this fabric.

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I actually paired the Chambray Kamigata that morning with my Camp Shirt since we had a little LA heat wave in the 80s. But the Sashiko Kamigata would definitely be a nice layering piece when it cools down or early spring.

Here’s the link to the shirt if any of you’re interested. You can size down one from your EP size. Only M, L, XL available.
Yoshiwa Selvage Camp Shirt
 
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@Epaulet Hey Eva! Is it possible to do Wilhelms as part of the MTO trousers? I was thinking some of the tweeds would be good as Wilhelms, but it’s not an option in the menu.
 

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MY ARCHES HAVE FALLEN. A bit, not completely. But as a consequence, my shoe size appears to have gone up .5-1.0, which means MY ENTIRE SHOE CLOSET IS WORTHLESS TO ME. Yes, this is very traumatic.

Most specifically, I have FIVE PAIRS of Epaulet low trainers that seem to no longer work for me. Two of them are heavily used (and were my everyday shoes for 2-3 years except this past year, when I've been wearing a pair of Beckett Simonon GATs), but the other three pairs are new in the box. I can't tell you how many times I looked at those boxes and thought, "Ah, some day I'll bust out that wonderful shoe and oh what a time we will have." Now it seems that day may never come, because my feet are big and dumb.

So if anyone wears a 10.5 in the Epaulet low trainer and has interest in the fatigue/olive, natural (looks and feels like Essex, but is something Italian), or the color 8 shade of the couro cromo, please let me know.

I am sad now.
 
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MY ARCHES HAVE FALLEN. A bit, not completely. But as a consequence, my shoe size appears to have gone up .5-1.0, which means MY ENTIRE SHOE CLOSET IS WORTHLESS TO ME. Yes, this is very traumatic.

Most specifically, I have FIVE PAIRS of Epaulet low trainers that seem to no longer work for me. Two of them are heavily used (and were my everyday shoes for 2-3 years except this past year, when I've been wearing a pair of Beckett Simonon GATs), but the other three pairs are new in the box. I can't tell you how many times I looked at those boxes and thought, "Ah, some day I'll bust out that wonderful shoe and oh what a time we will have." Now it seems that day may never come, because my feet are big and dumb.

So if anyone wears a 10.5 in the Epaulet low trainer and has interest in the fatigue/olive, natural (feels like Essex), or the color 8 shade of the couro cromo, please let me know.

I am sad now.
You should post this over in the Epaulet B/S/T thread. There were a few posters over there this morning who were collectively mourning the current discontinuation of the GAT. You might find eager buyers over there (in case they don’t also see your post here).
 

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Eva, I would probably buy a second pair of GATs. I wear those and my Epaulet white sneakers more than any other casual shoes. The GATs have gone everywhere with me and double as gym or jogging shoes on light packing trips. I'll need another pair soon!
awesome, I’m so glad that you’re pleased with them and they’re still


Got mine last week and I am quite happy with it. A bit tight in the waist compared to the measurements, but then again I am a chubby dude. Overall quite please and the wait was worth it!
it looks great on you.. thanks again for your patience and for posting up the shot!

I actually paired the Chambray Kamigata that morning with my Camp Shirt since we had a little LA heat wave in the 80s. But the Sashiko Kamigata would definitely be a nice layering piece when it cools down or early spring.

Here’s the link to the shirt if any of you’re interested. You can size down one from your EP size. Only M, L, XL available.
Yoshiwa Selvage Camp Shirt
This shirt is awesome IRL and the initial was based on our pattern, so you guys can feel confident with that sizing advice. The selvedge detail inside is rad

@Epaulet Hey Eva! Is it possible to do Wilhelms as part of the MTO trousers? I was thinking some of the tweeds would be good as Wilhelms, but it’s not an option in the menu.
yes actually! I have the Wilhelm fit on file with RTC right now. I’ve been reticent to hype anything up before we receive the delayed Fall production, but they’re shipping quite a bit this week and things have stabilized over there. If a 6-week lead time is okay, then I can absolutely take some more trouser orders and do 20% off the price

As a sashiko fan, I encourage y’all to get in on the kamigata.
Thanks so glad that you dig it! I just sent some rad floral shirts your way last week too.
 

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Just in case your on the fence still. I just reactivated the STYLE15 code for 15% off at check out for the shirt. It was $145 but with discount $123.25 Good until Jan 31.

Camp shirts work great paired with the Sinclair or Doyle too. In fact I should post a fit with the Doyle soon. Tough to get all dressed up lately but it sure makes you feel like your going to get some business done when you do.
Yoshiwa Selvage Twill Camp Shirt
 

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Sample Pant Feedback

Hey guys, it's been a while since we've released a new shape, but I've got something in the works....

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I don't have a name for this yet, but I'd like to release this casual drawstring chino in the next 8 weeks or so. Here's the main points:

1) The overall concept is a relaxed woven chino with an elastic drawstring waist.

2) The fit is based on the Wilhelm. It's going to be perfectly relaxed on Rivet guys, but also work for Wilhelm customers. The drawstring and elastic setup comes right from our Abbot sweatpants.

3) I really want to hit a strong price point with this. I worked with the factory to cut costs where we can. There's no belt loops. There's no fly or zipper. The back has button-through patch pockets. And the elastic waist band allows us to skip odd sizes and make them in Small through XL, with each size working for a range of waists (size Small would be 30-32 for example). An easier fit means less returns, and therefore more competitive pricing.

4) With these specs, I think that we can be at $95 with basic fabrics (8oz cotton canvas, ripstop, twill, NYCO. oxford cloth), at $110 for higher end fabrics (Japanese chambray, fun prints, cav twill, corduroy) and $145 for Sashiko.

5) It's super easy to do this as a short as well.. and knock maybe $15 off of the retails above.

Let me know what you guys think! Any feedback is appreciated. Here's some more shots too...

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Huh. Make some in linen and maybe you're getting back to that EPLA feel. Add some slip ons, a t-shirt and a loose hemp/linen cardigan and you got that James Perse Cali Casual vibe...
 

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Sample Pant Feedback

Hey guys, it's been a while since we've released a new shape, but I've got something in the works....

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I don't have a name for this yet, but I'd like to release this casual drawstring chino in the next 8 weeks or so. Here's the main points:

1) The overall concept is a relaxed woven chino with an elastic drawstring waist.

2) The fit is based on the Wilhelm. It's going to be perfectly relaxed on Rivet guys, but also work for Wilhelm customers. The drawstring and elastic setup comes right from our Abbot sweatpants.

3) I really want to hit a strong price point with this. I worked with the factory to cut costs where we can. There's no belt loops. There's no fly or zipper. The back has button-through patch pockets. And the elastic waist band allows us to skip odd sizes and make them in Small through XL, with each size working for a range of waists (size Small would be 30-32 for example). An easier fit means less returns, and therefore more competitive pricing.

4) With these specs, I think that we can be at $95 with basic fabrics (8oz cotton canvas, ripstop, twill, NYCO. oxford cloth), at $110 for higher end fabrics (Japanese chambray, fun prints, cav twill, corduroy) and $145 for Sashiko.

5) It's super easy to do this as a short as well.. and knock maybe $15 off of the retails above.

Let me know what you guys think! Any feedback is appreciated. Here's some more shots too...

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I like the idea of elastic waistband pants and have had a few pair over the last year or so but find it really comes down to the fabric. Heavier fabrics (or at least something with a bit of weight to it) seem to work better IMO as they drape much better. And maybe this is antithetical to the idea of pants like this, but I like to add cuffs on mine as I feel that helps with the drape and silhouette as well.

Too light and airy of a fabric and I fear they'll come off looking like the Skidz I wore to junior high back in 1990.
 

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Huh. Make some in linen and maybe you're getting back to that EPLA feel. Add some slip ons, a t-shirt and a loose hemp/linen cardigan and you got that James Perse Cali Casual vibe...
EXACTLY! Yeah that's the vibe I'm thinking. With WFH being (most likely) the theme of 2021, I think that this shape makes a lot of sense. I can see us running this in dyed corduroy in the Fall. Could even be dope in a mid-weight tweed.

I don't have any Epaulet pants yet, but I might be interested in these. I don't have huge thighs, but can't fit into most slim fits.
I think this will be an easy fit all around. They'll work great on the vast majority of guys who wear our pants.
 

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I like the idea of elastic waistband pants and have had a few pair over the last year or so but find it really comes down to the fabric. Heavier fabrics (or at least something with a bit of weight to it) seem to work better IMO as they drape much better. And maybe this is antithetical to the idea of pants like this, but I like to add cuffs on mine as I feel that helps with the drape and silhouette as well.

Too light and airy of a fabric and I fear they'll come off looking like the Skidz I wore to junior high back in 1990.
We'll do a 35" inseam and a plain bottom, so should be possible for most guys to cuff. I hear you on the fabrics.. this sample cloth is about 7oz and drapes really nicely, so I think that this will still work nicely.

If I can source some prints... or we do dye effects like tiedye and crystal wash, I think that they can deliver this kind of feeling. Mos Def has a pretty big look with that pattern shirt, but switch that out for a bleached denim shirt, a blue sashiko doyle and more subdued sneakers, and I feel like they would jibe well with our collection

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