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Epaulet x Styleforum x Massdrop Sport Trainer GMTO (Official Collaboration)

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by brillopad, Feb 29, 2016.

Which Sport Trainer Mockup would you like included in the GMTO?

Poll closed Mar 3, 2016.
  1. White Calf / Red Suede

    6 vote(s)
    7.2%
  2. Mocha Calf / Bordeaux Suede

    7 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. Alabaster Calf / Forest Suede

    40 vote(s)
    48.2%
  4. Grey Calf / Navy Suede

    30 vote(s)
    36.1%


  1. Epaulet

    Epaulet Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    @t3hg0suazn it's actually an off-white eggshell color, but I can talk to the dudes at Massdrop. Nothing stopping us from offering that as a 3rd colorway in theory.
     


  2. Spoon

    Spoon Senior Member

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    damn that grey and navy is beautiful!!! i want one! why not make it as well?

    the white calfskin alabaster is one of my most favourite. i wear them at least 4x a week!
     


  3. Spoon

    Spoon Senior Member

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    i have been thinking about doing this to mine. my wife is an abstract artist and I've been staring at all her paint.
    the white alabaster i have is the perfect candidate! might just do it in a couple of months
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    That might be fun, especially after they get a little rough and funky.
     


  5. knucks

    knucks Distinguished Member

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    what will the $ be?
     


  6. sacafotos

    sacafotos Distinguished Member

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    Or, depending on how much dye the leather can soak up: indigo.

    If you're a club goer / EDC / burner, I'd probably use fluorescent paint on the panels.

    Nice color ways, guys. I think the current shape is one of the best sneakers around.
     


  7. drmmr

    drmmr Distinguished Member

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    I'll be down for the all-white should it become an option. My Margielas are surely approaching retirement status.
     


  8. bullswin

    bullswin Senior Member

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    Mike -- yeah, if you can make the all alabaster as a 3rd colorway, I'll be in. I have your alabaster tennis trainers and they're my favorite sneakers.

    Thanks.
     


  9. brillopad

    brillopad Senior Member

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    Consider it done.
     


  10. dukedishin

    dukedishin Distinguished Member

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    am i seeing things or is epaulet misspelled in the mockup (insole)?
     


  11. teddieriley

    teddieriley Distinguished Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Genuinely curious, what's the allure of these sports trainers? I'm guessing one either likes the design or not, either to one's stylistic taste or not, but I'm wondering if there's something else that makes people go crazy about them. Is it the gumsole? Are they super comfortable? Is it seen as a really versatile shoe?
     


  12. brillopad

    brillopad Senior Member

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    I believe some of their products are branded EPLA for Epaulet Los Angeles, but I could be wrong here.
     


  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The Massdrop price will depend on how many commitments there are! They will be well under $200, in any case.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Personally, I like them for their zero branding, gum sole and classic, retro shape. You also have modern, influential designers like Margiela pushing copies of them out there at $600+ so the fashionista set wears them as a sign of being "in the know".
     


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