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    Looking good! Dig that DTLA backdrop too.

    Oh, and on LA we're planning for the middle of September, but I haven't nailed any dates down yet. We'll hold it on a Saturday, but it's pretty open. I'll run it by the members here to try and find a date that works for as many guys as possible. You'll definitely be a crucial asset for our "Wesside Karaoke Explosion" that will be held immediately following the trunk show.


    We've got one restock of Snuff Salingers coming in about two weeks, but that will probably be it for the year.

    Hmmm, Snuff vs Shell is a tough one! The choice might hinge on your climate. If you're in a warmer spot, then suede can be a true year-round material. Here in NYC and locals of similar temperature, you'll probably get more wear ouf of the shell in the Fall/Winter.


    Fantastic - thanks so much for ordering and I'm thrilled that you're so pleased with everything!


    We tested that out on guys in the store - you should be safe with the Small in that. Sizing on knit tees vs wovens is always a little wonky, but I think that this will be fine on you. I comfortably wear a Large and Dylan wears a Medium.


    Longevity is always crucial for me. Of course lighter, finer fabrics are going to wear out faster than heavier ones, but the 7oz canvas strikes a fantastic balance of being a breathable light cloth but still being pretty rugged. Don't worry about it too much - they should provide plenty of wear and keep you cool.


    Awesome, those look great. Thanks for picking them up!


    Ah man, my apologies - I'm out of the country all week, but the guys are coming back to work on Thursday. We processed nearly all of the orders over the weekend, so you can certainly PM Matt at leftofthedial to see if we shipped out your 30's. We're typically closed on Mondays, and we closed on Tues and Wed too in order to give everyone a 4-day break.

    If we end up shipping on Thurs morning and you want regular Priority Mail then we'll of course refund that Express charge that you paid. Just let Matt know what you prefer.
     


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    Thinking over the special order trouser fabrics and have three picked out (not however that wardrobe staple, red velvet...). I'm on the fence about the red/white/blue striped cotton. On the one hand, I'm never going to see a pair of trousers like this ever again. Unless, of course, I receive an invite to play with the Harlem Globetrotters. This is unlikely for several reasons. On the other hand, I will wear these, what, three times a year if I'm lucky and don't grow out of them? Oh, and I have other trousers with, shall we say, character already. So it's not as if I am desperate to enliven a closet full of beige.

    Just thinking out loud really, though I'd be glad to know the opinions of this thread's gentlemen on the matter.

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    Oh, and I've got a few fit photos for you guys.

    A.D. Miles is the head writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and he's one of our customers and friends. He picked up a Navy 120s Epaulet suit last week and wore it on the show. As we're big fans of show, we were really excited to see it. Here's some screen caps:

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    Hey Mike,

    I sent you a PM about the Carmina special order. I know you probably got lots of PMs. Just letting you know, dude!
     


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    This is awesome! The fit looks good on him. The lighting makes it look nearly black, though -- this is for sure the Navy, not the Midnight?
     


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    Funny you should ask. I live in L.A. right now, but there's the distinct possibility that I could be moving to the tri state area for school next year. Maybe I'll compromise by getting a pair of suede loafers instead. Decisions, decisions.
     


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    These are awesome, and I considered getting them, but don't really wear summer slacks often. These would really rock out a navy blazer....shit man, you might even have just convinced me...


    Dude, don't pss on the suede double monks...suede loafers come around more than suede DMs...I'd pounce.
     


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    To those asking apologies for no hopsack suit photos so far, it's just been too wet and dark where I live lately. I was hoping for a bit of sun to do it justice. I may just take one indoors.
     
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    Blue blazer, of course. I have a white linen and silk jacket I'm envisioning with them as well. Of course I wear that all the time. You know, to get the mail and such...
     


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    no worries. good light will definitely help cause we want to see that texture!


    so many good special order fabrics left and so many gone (was gonna also grab the mid-grey donegal). thinking about that olive windowpane tweed though. teal flannel? grey herringbone windowpane? someone help me decide. i kind of want some madras shorts too...
     


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    I've been looking at that teal flannel myself. Seems like it would be an unusual, but very wearable color.
     


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    You're right, it does look dark. But it's definitely the Navy - they sent a messenger to pick it up the day of.


    Haha, so you've got both coasts covered. Well, go with your gut. Suede DM's are going to look incredible right now. Navy Shell looks great in the beginning and gets radically better with age. Suede is cooler in warm weather, shell is longer-lasting. Either will be fantastic though.


    Hmm, well, I can tell you that my eyes popped out of my head when I saw that swatch. I've never seen anything like it in a fabric book, so I knew that we had to offer it up.

    It's definitely going to be a bold pant. Very wearable with a navy blazer or a simple blue shirt. Suede shoes or sneakers. I could easily see it with leather sandals for dudes who like those. It's definitely summer-ish and a real statement pant. But wear it correct, and you will be absolutely knocked out with compliments, I'm pretty sure of that. It takes some chutzpah to pull them off.


    Here's my take on it:
    Olive Windowpane Tweed: another one of the best cloths that we've ever run. Despite the appearance, it's not crazy thick, so this is a great material for a SoCal winter. Easy color to match with a range of navy's and brown's

    Teal Flannel: around the same weight, also good for a mild winter. Awesome color that's really unique. Not as versatile as Olive Windowpane, but a lot of our customers really enjoy wearing bold-colored flannels in off-kilter tones.

    Grey H-Bone Windopane: This is really thick. Not quite as much as Harris Tweed, but not far off. You'll need an actual cold day to wear them. But when that cold day comes, look the hell out! These are going to be dope. And the mostly grey coloring makes them very easy to match.
     


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    Oh, also, we're seriously enjoying this Mallorca trip. Our hotel here has an infinity pool...

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    I swam in it for about 3 minutes, looked through a German magazine on watches and shoes, and then passed out on a chaise lounge for two hours. It's been that kind of trip so far.

    Going to the Carmina factory tomorrow! I'll come back with a freaking ton of photos, and hopefully a video too.
     


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    Finally picked up my size 29 Rivets from customs!
    Before the first wash they fit almost perfectly.
    Love the cut around the thight, knee and the foot width, they are only ever so slightly tight on the waist but I think this will be fine with a bit of wear as well.
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    Sounds like an awesome vaca Mike, I'm sure you're enjoying yourself!

    I had been debating which special order trousers I was going to buy for the past 5 days, secretly hoping more would sell out so my decision would be easier. That didn't happen so I just bought 4 pairs - blue herringbone linen, wheat linen, olive windowpane tweed, and grey herringbone windowpane. I feel like I covered all my light/heavy bases in a nice assortment of colors :)
     


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