remi-bloodwolf: What does "order complete" mean? Does that mean it's waiting to be picked up to ship?
That means that we’ve changed your order status in the website to complete, which we do when we have boxed your order and printed a label for it. You will receive a second email with a tracking number once Mark, the UPS guy, scans it when he picks it up from our shop.
remi-bloodwolf: Are you guys considering doing other, smaller garments like vests?
Oh yes. Spring 2015 is full of new, exciting, non-jacket things.
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.
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
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.