Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

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

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  1. tmw

    tmw Senior member

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    I'm a 33 in the Rivet Chino and just took a chance and purchased a size 34 Smith jean. If they are much too large I may wind up experimenting with a hot wash/hot dry. Does anyone have any idea of what sort of shrinkage to expect?
     


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    Any shrinkage will be irrelevant as they will stretch out back to their original size. It'll be too big unless you wear with a belt
     


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    I wear a 33 Rudy, and I tried on a 33 Rivet chino once but it was too tight...I thought maybe I would try a 34 in the Smith, but judging by most replies here it sounds like it will probably be too big, especially if I see some significant stretch in the denim. Too bad there were no 33's left :(
     


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    You know, I just realized the Smiths I'm referring to that fit similar to my Rivets are the ones that went on clearance a year ago. Maybe the cut on those is different (i.e., slimmer) from the cut on the Smiths that went on clearance yesterday.
     


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    My 2 cents are that they are going to be too big. You will likely get some shrinkage in the length that will stay and temporary shrinkage in the waist\theigh which will stretch back out. I think sizing up is tough but who knows, you do a hot wash and a hot heat, maybe it will shrink enough.

    All of that said, if you can get your size dialed in, it is a great bargain.
     


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    Thanks everyone for your replies.
    I did manage to screw up and throw a pair of rivet chinos (stone color) into a hot wash and make them essentially unwearable for me. They are tagged 33 and still measure 33 in the waist but the overall fit is now too snug overall for my liking. Expect to see them in B+S soon..
     


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    Mike: I was trying to purchase one of the Gant madras shirts you have on sale right now, but when I added it to my cart, it wanted me to check out at the full price. Wondering if this was a bug you could help fix. Thanks!
     


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    Within the last few weeks, I received my special order size 44L jackets in both the Brown Houndstooth and Olive Marl Harris Tweed, and I just picked both of them up from my tailor last night. I must say they are quite spectacular, and I'm extremely satisfied with both purchases. I was a little worried that the overall shape of the Olive Marl would end up being too big (it's my first tweed jacket), but everything came out perfect after all the tailoring was complete. My tailor kept commenting on how great both of the jackets were...he especially loved the fabric on the Brown Houndstooth.

    My camera just stopped working, which is probably a good thing since I needed a new one anyway, so I can't take any pics now but I will post some as soon as I can. I'm upgrading from a Blackberry to the iPhone 4S soon so I'll test that camera out and throw some pics up here once I get it. And I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but the customer service from Mike & Co. from beginning to end was phenomenal, and really made the whole process smooth and easy. :D
     


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    Need to see the jacket after tailoring! I need to get time to do mine, but I'll be able to do it on my new sewing machine that I received for Christmas :) I'll also have to do the Charcoal Flannel Walts that I received, as well :)

    Also in for 2 pair of 35 Smith jeans. I LOVE the fact that there's a 35 since the 36 is just a little bit loose on me and the 34 is a bit too snug on me...
     


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    Will this be your first time working on the sewing machine? I have one at home that has never been used and just wondering how hard it would be to learn.
     


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    It really depends on what you're trying to do.
     


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    Awesome to hear! My experience is also that tailors love working on Epaulet stuff -- they like seeing well made clothing with great fabrics.
     


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    Same here. She always comments on the quality of the fabric and patterns (shirts and pants)
     


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    Mike and Adele: I was the guy with the computer glitch. Thanks for sorting that out. I appreciated your efforts to make things right.
     


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    In a bizarre and ironic twist I also went to pick up my Epaulet gear from my beloved tailor today, cocoa and navy donegals to be exact, and for the first time in nearly 3 years that I have been going to him (almost monthly too) he asked where I bought these pants. It was something along the lines of "what is this Ehhhhpaullllleeeeette?" I briefly went over the history of the brand and he advised me that they were some of the best trousers he's ever worked on. You should see the suits this guy tailors, I'm talking some serious designer shit... He typically has a 2-4 week back log during oscar season if that says anything. Felt like a boss on my way to the car after that, thank god for Epaulet.
     


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