Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

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  1. oisin

    oisin Senior member

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    i know, but i thought he ruined my jacket! i was ready to drop him. it's been a bad week in other aspects, so i think i was a bit touchy about it all. he was actually super nice and said he'd see what he could do about making it look better.
     


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    NYR those French Blues look GREAT!

    It's been a while since I've posted a fit pic. I'll try and get one in some linen later today or tomorrow(it's been nice and warm here!).
     


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    I was in the Orchard St. shop the other day and picked up a pair of the desert duck canvas. I went with my normal size 31 and didn't detect a difference in fit. True to size, I'd say. But the changed construction of the waist gives the appearance of a slightly higher rise, I think. Anyway, that was my initial impression.

    Also, Mike mentioned that he could have a pair of hopsack trousers made to match the Caine jacket. I like the idea but thought I might seek advice on how hopsack feels on the legs. Anyone have experience?
     


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    More french blue fit pictures needed!
     
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    Those French Blues look awesome! I'm wearing my Caramel Ducks today and I don't see any noticeable difference in fit compared to the old Rivets. I still wear a 33 Rudy, and 34 in the old Rivets, and a 34 in the new Ducks. Actually, the old Rivets were a tad big in the waist for me compared to my Rudys...maybe just a quarter or a half inch, so I think I like the fit of these new Ducks even better.
     


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    i also went with my normal size in the french blue ducks and thought it was fine. i agree that the new rivet fit seems to have a slightly higher rise and i found it does fit a little slimmer in the waist.
     


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    Funny you guys feel the rise is higher, I feel its lower on me. Again, I have a huge ass, and I think that's where I feel the most pressure in the new pattern. I had my French Blues let out almost the full amount (an inch and a half) and the seat is still tight, which makes the rise seem lower for me. In he fit pic today, I had a shirt under the Buzz Rick Sweatshirt and it was tucked in, so that may not have helped the comfort level. If I wear these like jeans, I'm fine, but I think the old rivets with their straight across waistline were more suited to a "tuck" of the shirt which for me makes it easier to dress up. Here's a shot in natural light:
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    and FYI, for the guys who have the French Blue, the other dude at the Smith St store today with Dylan was jealous because they sold out so quickly he didn't even get a pair, and he WORKS there!
     
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    That's cool, so these French Blue rivet chinos are hot and limited. I just got mine back today from the tailor (hemmed) and I'm ready to rock them this weekend.:slayer:
     


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    NYR - this is a great look, i love the french blue with forest green and the cream sweatshirt. those alden x se boots are ace! it was really hard not to buy those, but they really do look awesome.
     


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    if I'm a 34 in the rudy, do I have any hope for a 34 in the chinos? I'd probably buy the older cut.
     


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    the french blues really are cool. my pcket book is glad i missed the pre-order, but i got my epaulet french blue trousers to break out when summer arrives. good to see people's color combos--the green is definitely sweet.
     


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    Nice, that looks fantastic! Thanks for posting up the pic.

    First off, I deeply apologize for this. And you've got every right to be disappointed here. You special-ordered the jacket and waited for it, and this is absolutely a manufacturing defect. I doesn't appear to be anything that your tailor did.

    Although we try to minimize it wherever possible, these things happen from time to time. When you're got a large degree of handwork, like all of our garments do, there's always the possibility for a mistake. But we'll stand behind the product - as will Southwick - and we'll get it sorted for you. Can you email me some other photos of the tear - including one that's zoomed out a bit? We'll arrange for free shipment of the garment back to Southwick, and we'll get that either repaired or replaced for you at no charge.


    I'd recommend cold-washing and hang-drying them. They'll look great with that. And you can always have them pressed or iron them out if you really want to dress them up. If you like your trousers with no break at all, then yes, you probably want to run them through a wash and hang dry first. That way, if there is any shrinkage in the length, they won't end up being too short after hemming.


    Thanks for coming into the shop!

    I've never owned a hopsack trouser, but the cloth is pretty soft and crisp. I imagine that it feels a lot like wearing a slightly thicker tropical wool. They should be just as comfortable as our other super 120s dress trousers. They'd be lined to the knee as well.

    Dude! That color combo is killer.

    If you're a true Rudy 34, then I'd recommend a 36 in the new duck canvas chinos. The fit in the legs is going to be good, and you'll most likely need to have the waist taken in an inch or so. That should be an easy alteration.

    Outside of that, we are going to offer those six colors of flat cotton twill (navy, gunmetal, khaki, cloud, blaze orange, brick red) in the actual Rudy cut. A size 34 can be special ordered in any of those.
     
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    It depends on how tight the 34s are in the thighs for you. I'm going with 36 in the new chinos, and I'm a 34 in Rudy trousers. Like Mike said, I'll have to get the waist taken in, but that's fine.

    Thighs are the most important fit in a pant. The rest can be fixed/are less important out-of-the-box.
     
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    In my Desert Ducks today. So happy.

    Hey Epaulet, any thoughts of releasing the Rivets in more dressy fabrics, especially with the new construction? I know my Reedspace X EPs are very "flannel"-y and many people initially mistake them for dress pants as is, but I kinda salivate at the idea of having them in, say, some of the fabrics that the walt/rudys come in, etc. I'm sure some trouser purists might balk, but I prefer the fit of the rivet chino over that of a traditional trouser, not to mention I'm not a fan of the double clasp up top... Maybe you could do special orders like you do with the rudy? If it's the same shop, anyway... :)
     


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    Are there going to be any linen, cotton or other light-weight / lightly structured jackets this spring or summer?
     


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