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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. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    What's a "smaller" gent? I'm 5'9'' at 155 lbs, size 31 and the trousers, both Walt and Rivet, are great for me.

    There's also a member, SN is runningfrog I believe, who is pretty petite...I wanna say 5'5'' at 130 lbs? He also rocks both cuts nicely.
     
  2. Spandexter

    Spandexter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks wj4, I'm pretty much exactly the same size as you. I certainly won't be rocking mine with your kind of style but I just wanted to make sure the rise wouldn't look silly. Any chance you could post a pic of you in a slim walt? If not, I'll dig through the thread and see if I can find one. Thanks again.
     
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    For anyone on the fence regarding the Veneto jacket -- I popped into the Manhattan store on Friday and I need to give Mike the highest of compliments regarding this piece. It is absolutely the best product I have seen Mike put out and knowing all the sick pieces Mike drops on the regular, that is saying something. Obviously it is a bit pricey, but very similar jackets easily run upwards of 4Gs from Brunello or Loro Piana and the finishing and details on the Veneto is just as stellar as those other brands. Well worth the price, as always.

    It really is testament to Mike's sick eye for detail and vision that he made this piece. You might be thinking double-breasted puffer?! What the hell am I going to wear that with, but honestly it is ridiculously versatile. I tried it on over raw denim and it immediately took my outfit to the next level. You could easily rock it with grey pants, any blue family, just throw it on over basically anything, the colorway is so versatile. And with a thick sweater, you are looking at being able to wear this jacket almost all winter long.

    The only warning I would give (and the damn reason I am not wearing it now) is if you are tall with long arms (6'3 like me), you might struggle with the length of the sleeves. Just too short for me, very sadly, very sadly and there are working buttonholes, so no real way to lengthen. But absent being tall with long arms, I can't recommend it highly enough. I was skeptical about it, but I want that jacket so bad, I am thinking of chopping off some arm length (kidding sorta).

    All our recent talk about the best Epaulet piece, I really think it has to be the Veneto jacket. Check it out fellas. And so ends my PSA. Thanks for indulging me.
     
  4. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    You can probably find at least 20 pictures of Walts in my blog. I take pictures pretty much everyday. I skipped like 3 days since the blog was formed.

    Here are some of the Walt in various fabrics:

    http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/31436284853

    http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/33682665907/oxford-seersucker

    http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/34203328469/trying-to-enjoy-the-awesome-awning-trousers-before

    http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/32443152805

    http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/31510574254

    http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/31321987564
     
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    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    Roguls Well-Known Member

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    Steep twill shall be ordered in Rudy. :nodding:
     
  7. StanleyVanBuren

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    This looks great and I think it's shaping up to be a huge upgrade from the current site. Here are my thoughts:

    - having the photos pop up within the item will be a huge time-saver and the current method of each opening a new tab is probably one of the clunkiest things on the current site. as long as the pop-ups still allow you to zoom to full size 1024x1024 even if your browser window is smaller, then this is a big improvement. some sites i've seen with this feature try to size the pop-up window depending on the size of your browser window which can result in quality loss to the image because it's being resized to an odd size within the browser. check and stripe patterns can start to look weird if you don't force it to one or two pre-set sizes.

    - the new arrivals being sorted chronologically suggests you have the ability to sort items built into the functionality now. if possible, it would be great to be able to sort by price, especially for new customers who might want to be able to quickly find the $130 shirts to start with before they make the leap further upward the pricing scale. and I know you've said this version won't have this, but for the record I'll just reiterate that being able to sort (or narrow results -- even better) by specific sizes would really kick ass.

    - for limited-run items, it would be great to know how many are remaining. I know it's a problem to coordinate the website with in-store sales, but for pre-orders that are online-only, maybe this would work. for everything else, you might not be able to say there are 2 left of something if its possible they'd sell in-store before the site updates, but maybe you could have a setting where if an item dips below 5 units in stock, it's indicated as "low stock" so guys know that it's time to pull the trigger (and that the item might be subject to having sold out in-store already; fair warning...).

    Ultimately the best thing obviously would be to have the backend of the site linked directly to your POS in store so that the site's inventory would update immediately ever time you sell something in-store. But I suspect that may be a fair ways further down the line as the business grows.

    - on the blogs, one thing you might consider would be having a dedicated blog or area of the site for customer photos. I know you've reblogged a couple of mine and others' on the tumblr, and guys like NYR and wj4 are contributing on a near-daily basis. You wouldn't have to copy everything over, but if you guys picked the better ones and kept them all in one place, that's something that I think a lot of people would find useful. It's somewhat baffling given that your photos are 100 times better, but we seem to routinely get requests for photos of something "in the wild" on this thread, so clearly there is interest from other customers in seeing "non-studio" pictures of the merchandise.

    If you really wanted to go all out, you would have a link on individual items to "customer photos" of that item. Something like the Caine navy blazer could easily have an associated gallery of the 10 best customer shots. This would be a great way to highlight your customer relations to new shoppers as well; it'd be a way of saying "hey, our customers love our items so much, they send us these photos."

    ANYWAY... new site looks awesome. I don't really see anything I don't like, so all of the above is just a wish list for what more you could do beyond what I already see. The layout looks clean, minimal, and functional. You're providing more functionality without cluttering anything up; if anything, it looks like there is less "noise" than the current model. It looks like it will be a big improvement. Can't wait for it to go live!
     
  8. leftofthedial

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    RUDY DUDES

    So the Rudy trousers from the preorder/Factory Finds haven't been cut just yet. They're being finished up this week, however, due to the hurricane, our factory is closing tomorrow.

    If any of you guys want to put in an order for the Blackwatch Super 120's or the Navy Steep Twill to come with the last preorders, drop me a PM with your info and I'll shoot you a Paypal invoice. (The same goes for size 28 guys as well!)
     
  9. Epaulet

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    I hope so - waiting for status on that next week. I know that they haven't left Spain yet - they actually need the permit before they can ship. It's weird as we got the womens shoes in Python with the last shipment. But I've seen a photo of it, so I know that they're finished. Should be pretty soon. I'm so excited to see them too!

    Rock and roll! Thank you!


    Thank you! And the fit should be right on given your size. Really, it's pretty rare for customers to find our rise too high. It's very much a normal rise (compared to the very low rise you often see on slim fit trousers) and provides a very comfortable and natural fit. I think that you'll really dig them!


    Thanks for the writeup, I'm really glad to hear that you dig the jacket so much! We've had a few inquires for extended length in the body and sleeves. I'm not sure if the factory can do it, but I'll meet with them again in January for Fall '13 deliveries, and if we can do special orders, then I certainly will.

     
  10. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    FOUR NEW ASHLAND SHIRTS

    Hey guys,

    A little while ago, I put together a "basic" Ashland program. My thinking was to establish a little collection of season-less fabrics that we can work to restock every season. We just got our first delivery, and they came out brilliant. I won't have fit pics until next week, but the shirts are online and available for purchase now. We used smoke MOP buttons on all of the styles, and each is made in brilliant Japanese cloth, and Gitman's best single-needle construction.

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    Ashland Button Down Blue Oxford: $150

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    Ashland Button Down Grey Oxford: $150

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    Ashland Button Down Micro Tattersall: $150

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    Ashland Button Down Navy Gingham: $150
     
  11. thirdman

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    You might already know this, but if you try to add more units of an item to your basket than are available it will tell you how many are left. So, just add 10 of whatever you're interested in and when it warns you there aren't that many available you'll be able to see exactly how many there are. This might not always account for in-store sales, etc. but it's good if you just want to know if there are only one or two of something left in your size.
     
  12. bestak

    bestak Active Member

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    hello
    i juste hear here in Paris at the news that some serious weather trouble is coming to reach you soon.[​IMG]

    Anyway it will be maybe a perfect enduring test for the Dowanhill and the Dunoon [​IMG] (l'occasion fait le larron, It is a french expression meaning the context gives you a chance to do something you might not be able to do in another context)

    good luck [​IMG]
     
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    edubs01 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mike-
    Really diggin' those blackwatch trousers.
    When can we expect them to go live?
     
  14. stevent

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    Yeah don't want to miss out myself, Matt can you send us a presale invoice or something like that?
     
  15. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    Mike: Do you have plans on doing a denim shirt? :slayer:
     
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    Mike, these are ace. Remind me again of how the sizing runs?
     
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  17. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Just used the aforementioned "add 10 to basket" to grab the very last L red blue flannel, cheers.
     
  18. scottcw

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    Question for Mike - do you have any plans for in-house shirting without back darts?
     
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    The new shirts are flying out of the door. I had the red, blue, and cream flannel (L) in my cart, and then I decided to wait a couple of hours. Now its gone. Good thing I pounced on the plum.
     
  20. NewYorkIslander

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    Here we go boys...hunker down and hoping its just overblown...Brooklyn Strong.
     
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