I was recently introduced to Outlier, a brooklyn based brand. What you think? Would you place these pants parallel with Epaulet? What about the minimal backback, would u standby GQ's quote, "Sickest bag in the game" - A Bearded Bro.
After speaking with Abe and Roy from Outlier at (capsule) yesterday, and seeing the full collection, I gotta say these are some passionate dudes that make a really, really dope product. That being said, my allegiance to Epaulet trousers is unwavering, so you will not see me jump ship there; however, I would definitely rock a pair of Outliers. No question.
As per their Dyneema non-woven backpack, “The Minimalist,” if you are the outdoors type, cop one. For real—that thing is insane. Ten times strong than steel? Bear Grylls would shit himself if he got his hands on one of those bad boys.
Edit: Check out Marisa’s comment (TheSigOther)—based, self-promoting, but definitely 100% accurate.
on the high end of chinos should i fucks with unis, incotex, epaulet or something else?
Though it pains me to say anything to spite the Trouser King of New York, if money’s not an issue, Incotex all day. However, if you are somewhat of an accumulator, I’d say buy two pairs of Epaulet Rivets because that would be only nominally more expensive than one pair of Incotex anyways. Or you can just ignore what I just said and visit Daffy’s on the reg—word on the street is that Down East and Out pops in three times a day, often scratching his neck and twitching like an epileptic who just finished watching a Dragon Ball Z marathon, armpits stained and eyes bloodshot, promising to give out free TVs and shit in exchange for a pair $25 Incotex.
I am a big proponent of the oxford button down and after reading blurbs from LAS over at HTTTGAP/ Sartorially Inclined, I have been successfully brainwashed into lusting after his ROTM cutaway oxford number. That being said, before I pull the trigger ($130 bones, I believe) I was wondering if you knew of any cheaper alternatives? Is the ROTM joint worth the cash?
You know how for every pair of shoes TOMS sells they donate a pair to a child in need? Well, word on the street is that for every cutaway ROTM sells Lawrence donates one to a #menswear blogger who is still living at home with his moms. They call this initiative “No Blogger Left Behind.”
Sure, you can go cheaper, but at $130, I believe that’s a very fair price for such a handsome shirt. In years past, it has historically been pretty difficult to find cutaway collars at fair prices. However, today, notables in this price range include: Epaulet, Finamore (on Shop the Finest) and Guy Rover (on Yoox).
Note: Guy Rover collars are not as extremely cutaway as ROTM, Epaulet and Finamore.
Dear NTB, I'd like to start off by saying that I absolutely adore your blog and by thanking you for keeping me entertained and informed. What do you think about Hudson shoes? I've been lookking for a pair of reasonnably priced winter boots in the cold weather of eastern Canada, so if you've got some advice for some fashionnable boots that can be put throughout winter at a similar price range, i'd love to learn! (btw, I know you have got this subject covered, but i'm just not found of duck boots)
Though I’m not a fan of hikers, if you are talking about Hudson (with which I have no experience but from their website get the feeling that they are cheap and overpriced), then I would have to suggest checking out the Danner Mountain Light boot over at Epaulet.
Do you know a good place to get some quality slim-fitting (as in not J. Crew's idea of "slim-fitting") chinos for a reasonable price?
Do you know of any other brands that produce a trouser with a fit similar to Epaulets 'Rudy' trouser, and at a similar or lower price point?
Epaulet is the Trouser King of New York, and I refuse to champion any other brand around that price point.
But if I must, the Our Legacy Plumbago and Billy Reid Graham both look to have a similar fit (I wear Epaulet’s “Walt” fit, so I’m not the best guy for this question) and are made from quality fabrics.
I'm tall, but not freakishly so. I have issues finding clothing that fits. I am a 36" inseam with a 16" neck, 36"-ish sleeve. I can't afford to go custom. Where can I go other than BR and JCrew?
At $130, Epaulet is above the J. Crew price point, but they cut their mediums at 16/35.5 and are much, much nicer.
Top 5 mens clothing stores in NYC for an out of town visitor?
Barneys and Bergdorf go without saying.