Jackdaw Update

Hi all,

We are unable to ship the jackdaws today as we’d hoped. It feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve had to report of delayed delivery like this run of Jackdaws. There have been several hiccups with receiving the new material that we’re using to make these. That said, the Jackdaws are coming along beautifully and we think  you will be very happy with the extra care we took in pre-washing all our materials (which means these sweatshirts will be our first machine-washable product) and making sure they were all milled and dyed in the US. The materials are coming from a new supplier and we incorrectly estimated the time that dying and washing would take, and we’re very sorry about that. As with anything, when we do it for the first time we are learning a lot and improving our process and understanding what it takes to make a garment and to make it in the best way possible.

To be safe our new ship date is September 15. We expect it to be sooner than that, but can not guarantee anything sooner at this time.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. If you have any further questions or concerns please get in touch with info@volantedesign.us. If you have a reason why your order is in a rush, we will do our best to accommodate these requests. 

camocamocamoflauge: Enzo, I've been following your work for a while, and all your stuff is amazing. I know you probably get this question quite a bit, but are you considering making anything Doctor Who themed? (I was thinking something like "The Time Agent" coat, like Cap. Jack's vintage RAF greatcoat. Barrowman would probably approve, since you saw him at the con recently. :D)

We did receive a number of requests at BCC around Who-themed clothes, which seemed strange at the time since the BBC mostly tends to costume it’s characters by trolling Salvation Army and Goodwill—no offense, I love the costuming in Who, but it doesn’t excite us to create costume replicas, especially not if the clothing already exists somewhere else.

That said, after putting Barrowman in the Falcon it occurred to me that a Time Agent shortcoat could be extremely fun to work on. Something that exudes the authority of Harkness’s coat, but sits somewhere between peacoat and blazer length and is more for everyday wear.

remi-bloodwolf: So did you give the Falcon to Barrowman or did he buy it? I saw you gifted Spike a DK, which is just perfect lol

We offered it to John, but he said it was a little too tight across the back, despite the fact that it obviously looked great (according to his con aide, he’s like a child and needs to have the freedom to flail around). Next time we’ll be prepared.

jasper-the-flirty-ghost: Hey I'm a big fan of your work and would love to ordering something from you guys. I guess my question is do you have any new products in the works that I should wait for? I don't have a lot of money and knowing you guys you'll reveal something super amazing right after I make my purchase haha thanks :D

We always have more things in the works. It’s impossible for me to tell you whether you should wait, or how you should budget yourself other than if you buy something now you will be able to start saving immediately for a future second purchase.

Right now our plan is to diversify; we’re going to be adding new product types like shirts, pants, vests, and new gear. We have a lot of ideas, and it’s hard to know right now what we will be able to do and how quickly we will be able to do it.

The takeaway here is that we will always be working on new awesome things. Even if we were to stop coming up with new ideas we have a huge backstock of ideas that I’ve been drawing for years which would take years to run dry.

-Enzo

blackhanding: Hi guys! Just curious, are you planning to be at NYCC this year at all?

Yes we are. NYCC was a lot of fun for us last year, and this year will be even better. We are upgrading for a 10x20 booth, which is twice the size of last year and is in a more central location. We’ll post updates with booth information and how to find us as we get closer to NYCC.

In the meantime we are preparing for our DragonCon booth at the end of the month.

Got to meet and gift James Marsters with a Demon Killer this weekend at #bostoncomiccon. He loved it.
Felt like this was a great way to kick off our Instagram account.

Got to meet and gift James Marsters with a Demon Killer this weekend at #bostoncomiccon. He loved it.

Felt like this was a great way to kick off our Instagram account.

shinnyshinshintsai: will there be pictures of the Male cut of the Vergil in blue?

I don’t think we’ll be able to add photos of that color scheme in Men’s before release, but perhaps once we have them in hand we will be able to. The wool is very expensive and the coat is very time consuming to make samples of and we’d rather focus our sample-making energy on new prototypes so that the designs for next season get all of the attention they deserve.

Be aware that the buttons for the blue Virgil will be different from what is shown in the picture, and will be the same as what we use for the Eagle. The Total Eclipse Virgil will have the buttons shown in the sample.

The Virgil is now available!

We know it’s a little early yet to start thinking about a new winter wool coat, but the Virgil will be ready to ship just in time for the coldest months of the year [at least in the Northern Hemisphere].

This run of the Virgil is a Limited Edition!

The Virgil is made with a 100% vintage wool outer body, which means each jacket produced will have unique fabric and be one of a kind. Some of the material is remnant 1940s US Naval coat wool and comes in rolls that are thick, luxurious, and water-repellent. Other rolls are merino blend for exquisite warmth and durability. All wool is of comparable quality and has been hand-picked my the Volante team. The Virgil is lined with matte-backed satin for the pockets, sleeve linings and pocket welts.

Color schemes:

  • Total Eclipse: black wool body with black metal buttons and black stitching
  • Fallen Angel: navy wool body with brass buttons and blue stitching

Take a look at the full description and features here:

www.volantedesign.us/product/the-virgil/

We will have these two samples at our booth [C504] at Boston Comic Con; stop by and see it in person!

Just about ready for Boston Comic Con!

Be sure to drop by our booth at C504. We’ll also be posting Con-related updates to twitter, so keep an eye out.

Just about ready for Boston Comic Con!

Be sure to drop by our booth at C504. We’ll also be posting Con-related updates to twitter, so keep an eye out.

sweetmaresa:

My brother getting fitted by my other brother. One makes clothing; the other Serves and Protects. It seems only natural that he’d wear the Washington-inspired coat. @volantedesign #volantedesign

We’ve got plans for adding more cuts to our selection, and Dominic’s going to be helping us develop an athletic build cut for future designs.

sweetmaresa:

My brother getting fitted by my other brother. One makes clothing; the other Serves and Protects. It seems only natural that he’d wear the Washington-inspired coat. @volantedesign #volantedesign

We’ve got plans for adding more cuts to our selection, and Dominic’s going to be helping us develop an athletic build cut for future designs.

The Demon Killer: Eclipse color scheme.

We felt this color scheme merited vampire teeth. Alternatively it works really well for a Sword Art Online redesign/cosplay if that’s more your speed. 

Somehow it is both more imposing and more subdued [perhaps depending on your posture] than many of our other designs/colorways.

The Demon Killer is now available for immediate shipment right here: www.volantedesign.us/product/the-demon-killer/

The Kestrel: Run 4 is now available!

We’ve restocked a couple of popular colors from previous runs as well as added a few new ones. This way if we start to run short by the end of con season, there will still be some available for pre-order.

  • Obsidian – Black with grey accents
  • Florentine Scarlet  - Red with black accents
  • Black Garnet  - Black with red accents
  • Nightfall** – Purple with black accents
  • Militia Brown – Brown with black accents

You can pre-order the Run 4 Kestrel right here:www.volantedesign.us/product/the-kestrel-in-the-studio/

**The Nightfall color scheme is an approximation, and the Purple shown is a bit brighter than the final version will be. Nightfall is the inverse of the Saint color scheme used on The Eagle and Falcon jackets.

The Eagle: Run 4 is now available!

It’s been about 6 months since our last Eagle run, and since then we’ve made a few minor adjustments to the sizing and fit of the design. Most notably the garment now has slightly more room all around, which allows for another layer underneath, while also making the jacket have a slightly more comfortable fit. For reference it is about half a size larger than previous runs, not large enough to be noticeable to anyone but the wearer. We are also making the hood slightly deeper, in this run; more like the Harrier hood depth.

Other than that the major purpose of this run is to get a couple new colors in, and restock some favorites. Colors available in Run 4 are:

  • Disciple Blue - Navy with black accents, black zippers and buttons, and black thread
  • Eclipse - Black with silver zippers and buttons, and grey thread
  • Red Steel - Red with gunmetal accents, brass zippers and buttons, and red thread
  • Gilded Onyx 2.0 - Black with navy accents, brass zippers and buttons, and gold thread
  • Black Garnet 2.0 - Black with red accents, black zippers and buttons, and red thread
  • Saint - Black with purple accents, silver zippers and buttons, and grey thread

You can pre-order the Run 4 Eagle right here: www.volantedesign.us/product/the-eagle-in-the-studio/

glorwen: I'm planning on doing the AC course at SDCC in my Assassin hoodie that I got from you two years ago, thought you should know! :)

Excellent! If you get video or pictures of you [or any other Volante coat] in action, please share it with us!

We’re also sending a representative to run it in the Harrier and Pinion. So keep an eye out for him.

This one stars the Harrier jacket in Masyaf Steel colors. It also introduces a Video Contest. Enter for the chance to win a free jacket of your choice!

In other news, Here’s a revised release schedule:


Unfortunately, we have some scheduling updates. One of our manufacturer’s machines broke down, which means that the Harrier and Pinion will be about 2 weeks late. The Jackdaw will be about 3 weeks late and the Demon killer will be a few days late. 

The Demon Killers are in the mail to us from the manufacturer today, so they will ship by the 25th of July at the very latest but most likely will ship by Wednesday next week.

The Harrier and Pinion will ship by August 8th at the latest.

Jackdaws will ship by the 20th of August at the latest.

Again these dates are late estimates, and hopefully we can ship them earlier. Thank you for your patience regarding this issue. If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with us at info@volantedesign.us