lookoutitsabee: Are you guys moving away from denim as your main material, or is the ripstop fabric being reserved for designs emphasizing mobility?

We aren’t so much moving away from denim as we are adding more types of material to our portfolio. The ripstop is being used for products that should be lighter in weight but still highly durable. In the case of the Peregrine, since it is designed for active applications we didn’t want it to be too warm or heavy, while still being able to take a beating and the ripstop is the perfect fit.

The Peregrine: Proof of Concept

We’ve been dropping hints of the Peregrine over the last few months, and here it finally is. Essentially the Peregrine is a eugenics projects combining the best aspects of the other Birds of Prey in the collection, specifically with an eye for parkour applications. 

Features:

-Breathable&Durable: Military-grade cotton ripstop; light weight but hardy

-Unrestricted Mobility: The sleeve is a combination of concepts from the Harrier (shoulder) and Kestrel (cuff), allowing for enhanced range of motion in the upper arm and precision where it matters.

-Removable Hood: Completely restructured for a better fit while using the same connection points of the Eagle, allowing the two styles to be switched out at any point.

-Length: The Peregrine is about 4 inches longer than the Falcon[shown in the last two photos], this makes it ideal for protection during rolls and slides.

Of course we are still perfecting certain details, but we feel like this is a great first version.

More to come.

chakrabot:

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artofcarmen:

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raygender:

themediafix:

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This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
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chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

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lookoutitsabee: Since the Peregrine will have a removable hood, when it comes out, does that mean we will be able to choose between it or the Eagle hood at checkout for either of them, à la the Pinion? That seems to be what you'd be going for, since they both use the same button points.

I think maybe someday. With the Peregrine prototype we used the lightweight ripstop material, as opposed to the heavyweight denim of the Eagle, so they wouldn’t necessarily match; the weight is different and the colors they come in are different. That said, we have been discussing what it would mean to produce Eagle hoods and sell them separately from the Eagle itself, and with the Peregrine hood using the same connection points it’s possible that we could produce both hoods in each type of material and package them like, as you said, the Pinion.

Then it’s all just a matter of demand, and whether or not it is something enough people would want.

theworstghost: hi! i was wondering if i could ask about the ninja hoodies? the website says they should ship sept. 2, but i know that custom handmade clothing can often run into delays. super excited for whenever they are ready! Thank you!

They are slightly delayed, for the same reasons the Jackdaw has been delayed, but they are in production now and should be ready soon. We are currently waiting to hear back from the manufacturer about a concrete ship date and will update as soon as we have more info.

I apologize for not announcing this earlier; with DragonCon last weekend we have been extremely busy and haven’t been able to keep everything running at peak efficiency. The Washington, Run 4 of the Eagle and Kestrel, and the Virgil are all right on schedule, but complications with the knit fabric for the sweatshirts delayed both the Jackdaw and Ninja.

jayisdrawingablank: Are you going to be at Rhode Island Comic Con in November?

We are in fact going to be at RICC. We signed up a little late, but they still had space for us, so we decided to try it out!

darthcampo: When do you think the winners for the video contest will be announced?

We are hoping to announce the winner either tomorrow or Monday. You can view all of the submissions in a playlist on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTPNy-Kz4rpIXax5BvfKmrA

Finally found a perfect home for the one-of-a-kind pinstripe Eagle on this first day of #dragoncon2014

Finally found a perfect home for the one-of-a-kind pinstripe Eagle on this first day of #dragoncon2014

pyrategross: I have a question regarding fitting. I have a male body that fits in a large. But I would like to get a female cut Jackdaw (due to gender stuff). Should I order one size up, or is there enough of a difference in cut?

That’s a tough one. ‘Gender stuff’ is a worthy cause, but since our designs are so fitted in structure to the average male or female body, it is not always simple as just ordering a size up. We have sold women’s jackets to men at cons, because if you are there to try it on, it’s easy to know if it will work. Warnings aside, if you are willing to possibly have to exchange it, and a women’s jacket is what you want, then yes, feel free to order an XL women’s jacket. Be aware that the narrowest point on a women’s jacket is 2 inches higher than on our men’s jacket, and the shoulders are inherently narrower. You may prefer the fit of the women’s jacket 2 sizes up from your men’s measurement.

lookoutitsabee: Do you guys have any Kingdom Hearts inspired designs in the cards?

I’ve never played KH, but I’m looking forward to picking up KH3, and if there’s something that strike our fancy, you can be sure we’ll do something about it.

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.