Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Apr 1, 2009.
An epaulet ("epaulette") is a shoulder strap worn by soldiers, mostly on ceremonial uniforms.
I know what an epaulet is. I would like to know why Mike chose the moniker since none of the items made by Epaulet have epaulets.
Good questions. I came up with the name late one night, about three months before we opened the shop. Adele and I were brainstorming on names, and we wanted something with one word, rolls off the tongue easily, is unisex. I started rattling off garment names and "epaulet" struck a chord with both of us. It is pretty funny that very little clothing that we carry actually has epaulets.
Ahh, my bad!
Thanks, see you soon!
Ah, apologies for that! We've got, I believe, three more Ashland shirts in-bound in the next week or so and I already dropped Gitman an inquiry on reordering this Lavender Chambray. Pretty sure that they have more fabric, and hopefully we can get another run in 4-5 weeks or so. It's an absolutely killer Spring/Summer piece.
Thanks again guys! Good lord, I'm so freaking excited to see how your Madras pants come out. They're going to be absolutely killer.
Feel free to drop us an email, you can also exchange those without a problem. We'll be back in stock fully on Khaki Canvas in about 10 days or so, and we can absolutely get you into a pair of 33's.
Our Ashland production was pretty conservative, but I'm going to try to reorder that shirt. The Ashland line has developed a pretty good following lately - especially in our shops - so I probably under-cut the shirts this season. But we should be able to make some more.
And the trousers in the fit pic are the new "Shadow Stripes"
This is a tough fabric to show in photos. It's not something that I would typically choose, but the soft hand on this cloth really blew me away. It's lightweight and seriously comfortable. For everyone out there facing a crazy hot Summer, definitely check these out.
Thank you sir!
You bet. Rivet Chinos will come in 7oz French Blue (current weight is 10oz) in about two weeks.
Walt Regiment Twill will be introduced in Royal Blue in around 4 weeks. It's a darker, more saturated shade of French Blue. Regiment twill is a great year-round cotton.
And we'll re-stock the Walt's in Petrol Blue Egyptian Cotton in about 4 weeks too.
You could go either way on it. If you want to exchange for a size up, the difference in the leg measurements is pretty minimal. I typically recommend letting trousers out if:
1. You can close them fully but they feel tight when you're seated and it's difficult to tuck in a shirt. Relaxing the waist a little in this scenario can give you a totally perfect fit.
2. You have really slim legs and you want the combo of a comfortable waist and a very tailored shape in the legs. Conversely, a lot of guy s with larger legs might buy a size up and then have the waist taken in.
If you can get the last button done up and you really like the fit in the legs, then have the waist let out and the chinos will feel like they've been made for you.
I'll say it again - the photos that you stage are really fantastic. A big part of my old job at Lomography was organizing and creating photography contests, and your pic for the trouser competition would have been good enough to win amongst a group of shots from professional photographers. They kick ass!
I hear you guys, I'm in the same boat. I really need to drop something like 10-15lb this season. I've never really been a skinny guy, but my shape is lately moving away from "off-season rugby player" and moving, distressingly, towards "Alec Baldwin after Lobsterfest." I'm far from a fitness guy, but I like reading about this stuff.
Beatlegeuse is totally right about calories. You can lose weight eating nothing but cupcakes if you burn more than you take in. Personally, I've had the most success with carb cutting in the past. I'll have four days a week of almost no carbs, and three days of moderate carbs in the morning and after lifting. I've never had the attention span to really mark all of the calories that I eat - especially as I tend to eat out quite a bit. But drastically limiting your carbs (1) makes a big visual difference in your body, encouraging you to keep eating well and (2) generally reduces your calorie intake as well. Without carbs, it's nearly impossible to eat the same amount of calories in a day. With three big traditional meals - complete with beer or soft drinks, I'd have no problem putting away 3500-4500 calories in a day. Tough to do that when everything is protein, water, and vegetables. That's a lot of eggs, chicken breast, water and broccoli!
In terms of reducing leg size, NYR, that's a tough one. It's been nearly impossible for me to do, and I think that it's tough for a lot of guys. Most men don't carry a lot of fat in their legs, and leg muscles tend to stick around once they're developed. I only do leg workouts every 6 weeks or so, and I'm still maxing out the Rudy 34's. If you're genetically pre-disposed to muscular legs, then you'll probably keep them or build them unless you move away from lifting and short intervals altogether and go into distance running, distance cycling, pilates, etc. The kind of activities where most men have slim lower halves.
But there's always Rudy special orders.
College age problems- my problem is not taking off the weight, that I do easy. My problem seems to be gaining muscle without doing straight gym work (I swim a mile 2-3 times a week, and walk or bike everywhere). I dislike gym work, but god it'd be nice to fit into normal sized shit...
Can we preorder items so that I don't have to be on the computer just as new stock is listed? The popular stuff seems to sell out quickly.
I want the chinos in French Blue, Plum, and Desert.
Hey Mike never heard a response about the Marcello jackets? Those still coming in?
This has probably already been answered multiple times, but will the Desert Duck Canvas Rivet chinos be restocked again? I need a 36, and there seems to be every size available but 36. I'm guessing Mike only makes a few 36s each run...
In terms of cardio workouts, we went to see Andrew WK last night in NYC. He played "I Get Wet" in its entirety.
I personally got pretty wet in sweat and beer. We ate at the Momofuku Ssam bar afterwards and I probably smelled like an 18th century pig farmer. But the show was awesome! If he's rolling into your town, I highly recommend checking it out. And don't wear a nice shirt.
Epaulet Speckle Chambray, Epaulet Navy Lambswool, Alden Ravello. Vicious dog killing in the background.
You are killing it. That looks fantastic.
Even 18th Century pig farmers gotta get their pork bun fix sometimes...
I. Hate. You. I had a frind who was like this, if he didn't work out he'd be a skinny malink. Not sure which is more frustrating if I really think about it though.
I have a WK song on every workout mix I have, and on my "Last Day of School Mix" each June, I have to begin it with "Party Hard". Where is this?
Today I was ablaze, lots of compliments from the wominz and kids at work today:
These were taken out a bit in the waist (not the seat...stupid alterations lady up the street! and are about 1/4 inch too long and too thick in the cuff (its about 2.33" there)).
As for the dieting/working out, thanks for the tips...BG, I'mma pm you once I get home...and Mike, it could be worse, we could be Betsy Draper...o Betsy...
Just wanted to tell you guy's that we got a couple of re-stock's in today!
Epaulet Button-down Collar Blue Oxford
Epaulet Button-down Collar Red/White/Blue Madras
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