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Absolutely epic photos, thank you so much for posting them @suuteebird !!!

I love the purple tie with that 3-piece prince of wales suit.

Snazzy. I’m obsessed with prince of wales at the moment. Might go for the field jacket.
If you like that larger scale prince of wales, I've got enough of this offline fabric to make one additional field jacket. Would be the same price as the Dormeuil POW in the promo item...

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Hey guys,

We have a new product in the works, and I'd be really grateful to hear your thoughts on it!

Last year, we had a ton of requests for a casual mesh athletic short. By the time I started development, we were way too far into the Spring season, so I put the idea on hold until now. We're ready to go with these now, and we can have delivery as early as end February for the first batch.

The concept is a clean and logo-free athletic short. Its features are:
1) 100% Polyester, UV-resistant open knit mesh.
2) Slimmer fit than the typical athletic short, with a shorter 5" inseam. Hits mid to lower thigh on most.
3) Full liner of the softest interior poly mesh that we could find. They feel incredibly comfortable to wear
4) Front pockets with silver or gold-tone metal zippers
5) Drawstring closure with metal tips (they'll match the zippers in tone)
6) Contrast grosgrain tipping with either two or three accent colors

My planned retail for these will be $95. We'll most likely do an advance preorder for 15% off that ($80.75). The sizing is just S/M/L, and that will cover waist sizes 30 to 38 (approx).

Here's one the the colorways below. If you click through here, then you can see all 7 colorways that we mocked up and vote for your favorite one...

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Absolutely epic photos, thank you so much for posting them @suuteebird !!!

I love the purple tie with that 3-piece prince of wales suit.



If you like that larger scale prince of wales, I've got enough of this offline fabric to make one additional field jacket. Would be the same price as the Dormeuil POW in the promo item...

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Oh boy. I’m gonna need to rack my brain. I want three custom jobs right now but also not to be strangled by mai wyfe.

Do you have the City of London or Firenze?
 

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Oh boy. I’m gonna need to rack my brain. I want three custom jobs right now but also not to be strangled by mai wyfe.

Do you have the City of London or Firenze?
I've got some inventory in both. City of London is almost out, and looks very similar in size and scale to @suuteebird 's gorgeous 3-piece suit. It's a 4-season fabric and would make for a wonderful field jacket IMO.

Firenze has decent inventory, but it's more for cooler weather. Both would be the same price as the 365 Amadeus goods.

We've got the RTC discount going until Thursday for these Luxe Promo goods, so no big rush for most of the fabrics. If you really dig the City of London though, let's get that finalized ASAP as another client could grab that final yardage at any point.
 

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Hey guys! Three beautiful new custom shirts just arrived and I shot some quick photos...

First is one of our new Albini 4-season prints. These are all available to order through our site...

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Next is the raddest printed flannel that we've ever offered! This is discontinued, but there's still enough cloth to do another few pieces. Drop me a DM or email to [email protected] if you'd like to get one. Price is $250...

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Last is another promotional fabric that we marked down to $185. Very old school with this duotone houndstooth pattern. DM or email if you'd like one!

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Checked in on our production today in Los Angeles. The Sashiko Rivets chinos are done cutting and on to sewing and welt pockets. Shouldn’t be too long till dye, the new factory turnaround time has been night and day from last year. Hoping to get these finished soon!

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@Epaulet any idea when the new Kamigata run can happen?
Really soon. We're going to drop off the pattern and this new fabric with the factory on Friday. With luck, we'll get the sample in a week or so and then go live after that. Planned delivery mid-March. We're going to offer three colors of space dye washable tweed, and then the Woolrich heavyweight tweed.
 

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Here's some pics of the Kamigata fabric! It's from Yoshiwa mills, and it's a 7oz blend of cotton, wool, and nylon. Machine washable and freaking awesome. We'll offer two colors... the purple/indigo one below and the sand/khaki one on top. Preorder price will be $195.

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Additionally, I'm going to offer the Woolrich Herringbone tweed at $175 and a basic, easy chambray at $150. The Woolrich is a closeout... we can make about 12 units in total, so I'm pricing that one competitively. We tend to sell Kamigatas in smaller sizes than our usual stock ranges, so this preorder will be a great chance to stock up if you like the shape!
 

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Wow, cool fabric choices, hope that you can do a video presentation when you have all of the options together. I think those have always helped me decide on a fabric when I've been on the fence, and are probably why I feel comfortable buying strange one-off type fabrics from y'all.
 

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Wow, cool fabric choices, hope that you can do a video presentation when you have all of the options together. I think those have always helped me decide on a fabric when I've been on the fence, and are probably why I feel comfortable buying strange one-off type fabrics from y'all.
Totally yes. And we're going to do a sample in the purple/indigo washable tweed, so you can see how the whole garment makes up in that. It's kind of hard to visualize, even for us.

We're going to really expand the "Preorder Project" concept this year. Our production in LA is a lot faster and more streamlined than before. The concept will function like our last few projects: we offer a range of fabrics in all of our sizes, you can preorder your chosen combo at 25% off. We'll go on to stock a small range of the items in the more popular colors and sizes after delivery. So preorders are a way for our existing customers to get a great price and/or a speciality size or fabric that we wouldn't otherwise offer.

When we asked for feedback, guys told us they wanted better sales materials, faster delivery, and better communication. To that end:

1) We'll try to make full physical samples of preorder items wherever possible. If it's not sampled, we'll try to mock it up in Illustrator. They'll always be HD videos, natural light photos, and outfit layouts to show how the fabrics can jibe with matching pieces.

2) Delivery is WAY better than before. Our last two finished projects (Sashiko Doyles & Chainstitch shirts) both arrived right on time. The new ones (Sashiko Rivets, New Doyles) will be here on or before schedule. We should be able to turn most LA-made projects within four weeks, and sometimes sooner than that. I can't totally control what happens at external factories, but we can now effectively manage how things are made here in our hometown.

3) Yesterday was our first dedicated preorder project newsletter. Ming went to the factory and took some pics of our Sashiko Rivets in work. He sent an email newsletter to all customers on the newsletter with a status update and pics. We'll look to do this for all of our LA projects in the future. I won't flood your inbox, but when we'll send a quick note when we've hit a milestone and we can accurately quote a completion date:

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Here's some pics of the Kamigata fabric! It's from Yoshiwa mills, and it's a 7oz blend of cotton, wool, and nylon. Machine washable and freaking awesome. We'll offer two colors... the purple/indigo one below and the sand/khaki one on top. Preorder price will be $195.

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Additionally, I'm going to offer the Woolrich Herringbone tweed at $175 and a basic, easy chambray at $150. The Woolrich is a closeout... we can make about 12 units in total, so I'm pricing that one competitively. We tend to sell Kamigatas in smaller sizes than our usual stock ranges, so this preorder will be a great chance to stock up if you like the shape!
Oh wow these are fire - do you think they're on the warmer side or more of a 3 season? I'm leaning towards the Woolrich as I'd love a kamigata for a cozy cardigan alternative.
 

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