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Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread

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

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  1. milesbeyond

    milesbeyond Well-Known Member

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    Mike, you rock.

    Ordered the red pindot flannel Friday night and it's on my doorstep in Seattle when I get home today.

    This is my first Epaulet shirt purchase and I was a little concerned about the slimming fit of the EP line. Ordered the large and it's nowhere near as slim as I thought it'd be. A regular fit J Crew medium fits well everywhere but the neck, while a slim J Crew medium is too snug on my belly. The EP large is a nice middle ground (with a perfect neck BTW). If this was a shirt I intended to tuck in frequently, I'd probably leave it but want to rock this untucked so took it to a tailor to remove the darts. Scouring the thread it seemed like the seam holes shouldn't be too noticeable on a patterned shirt.

    How do you guys wash these shirts? Cold and hang dry? Should I except any major shrinkage?

    Excited that I finally know my size! Thanks, Epaulet!
     
  2. mothball

    mothball Senior member

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    Good to hear you like it--I wash in cold & hang dry, and I've never had noticeable shrinking.
     
  3. digga

    digga Senior member

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    Do most of you guys iron your casual shirts after you hang dry, or just let them be?
     
  4. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I steam all of my shirts after hang drying.
     
  5. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Same here. Love that gadget
     
  6. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    One of the two gadgets a man needs. The other being a George Foreman grill :$
     
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  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Mike,

    Any chance of the Rivets in Oxford Cloth Blue coming back for the spring?
     
  8. lostintranslation

    lostintranslation Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    Wore my Carmina boots in the rain today (love them!) and unfortunately they look kind of trashed. Here is an image of what they look like:

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    Does anybody have any idea what the white stain is? I tried to clean it off with some water, but it only makes the stain worse. I'm guessing that it's some sort of salt stain (there's still some salt residue left in my area from snow). As such, I tried a white vinegar + water combination that I use sometimes, but that doesn't seem to have helped at all with the leather.

    For the record, what you're seeing is just an example of this mysterious white residue. The other boot is completely covered in it (can take pictures, but for some reason the white only appears when the leather is dry, and the other boot is wet at the moment).

    Does anybody have any thoughts on what this stain is and how to get it out? Love these boots, and wouldn't want to have to stop wearing them!
     
  9. streetlight

    streetlight Well-Known Member

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    It is salt residue that has been lifted out of the leather because it is getting wet. Something like Fiebing's salt stain remover will get that out easily. Don't use the vinegar/water method as that has damaged a pair of my shoes in the past!
     
  10. lostintranslation

    lostintranslation Senior member

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    Oh shoot, I already used the vinegar/water method earlier with a toothbrush to try to get it off! Not too much, but still, I did use some.

    I won't be able to get the salt stain remover for a few days. Do you think it'll be alright to let my shoes just sit until then?

    Thanks!
     
  11. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    What were you doing wearing Carmina's outside?!! [​IMG]

    Are these calf? I assume there's some Saphir or other cleaning product, buy what about saddle soap to try cleaning the stains? That should have the virtue of being easy to get. I had similar white stains (what I also thought was salt) on some brown Chromexcel boots, and between cleaning with water and rubbing in Montana pitch blend they disappeared. I'd think you could also take them to a reasonably adept cobbler for a shine if DIY remedies fail.

    The salt stains were on my CXL for a few days and still came out.
     
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  12. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Liberty shirt today:
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    Came home to this:
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  13. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Wisith, you are so baller all the time.
     
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  14. streetlight

    streetlight Well-Known Member

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    As long as you don't see visual damage it will be fine. Should be ok for a few days, but if you can go to a cobbler they should have salt stainremover avaliable
     
  15. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Thanks Don, pants are RRL Officer Chinos.



    I need a steamer, but yet, I iron.

    W, whats the suit?
     
  16. Racing Green

    Racing Green Senior member

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    Girlfriend shirt bought for the missus. Even with international shipping it's a ridiculous bargain.
     
  17. kontra

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    Any plans for new polo shirts this year? If yes - around when?
     
  18. sridhar3

    sridhar3 Senior member

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    Which steamer you use? I'm in the market.
     
  19. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I don't recall the brand nor the price. It's a cheapey model though. Perhaps others can help.
     
  20. milesbeyond

    milesbeyond Well-Known Member

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    I, too, am curious.

    Is the steamer than a full on substitute for ironing?

    Would very much prefer this to my piss-poor ironing skills.
     

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