If you are ordering now, as on Friday, Dec 13, please be aware that Volante Design cannot guarantee a delivery date of December 24th on this item as we are awaiting a shipment. Since we are experiencing some delays, we deemed it necessary to ship orders that have been waiting longer as a higher priority. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, and hope you understanding we are doing the best we can to ship all orders in a timely fashion.
All orders taken prior to 12/13/13 are guaranteed a delivery on or before the 24th of December.
Hello and Happy Holidays to you!
Here at Volante Design we have just moved into some additional space. We’ve begun to do our own shipping and handling and for the last 2 days that’s all we’ve done. Since Monday 12/9 we’ve been sending out as many jackets as possible. Every day more come in from the our manufacturer, and we send them out. It will most likely take until the end of next week for us to get through shipping all of our current orders.
We’re unbelievably happy to finally be fulfilling these orders, and since we’re doing all the shipping in house, we’re able to track all the packages and make sure they get to the right places in the right timeframe. Unlike our previous fulfillment company, we are including email addresses when we print shipping labels, which means you will also get an automatic email with a tracking number when your jacket ships. Thanks so much for your patience and good will. We hope that you will feel extraordinary when you go out into the world wearing our designs.
In the upcoming weeks, we will be doing a few things: there will be a new line of colors released for preorder before Christmas, more to come on that; we will be adding a gift certificate functionality to our store, for those of you who want to gift someone with a jacket or bag, but aren’t sure what size or color they want; there will also be a Christmas sale starting sometime next week.
We will have some stock left over from these shipments, and those will go online for sale as soon as we are done shipping orders out.
The Volante Design Crew
justice4all13: I'm not looking for an exact date, but I'm wondering when to expect Run 3. Will it be by the end of 2013, or early 2014? I am very much interested in what sneaking suit is going to look like!
We are planning for Run 3 to start before Christmas, but we are trying to get early organization for it ready we’ll before launching it. Specifics to come next week sometime.
Sorry folks, apparently the coupon scheduling didn’t quit work as planned, so the sale did not go live at midnight.
But it’s up now! 10% discount on your entire cart, use the coupon code: blackfriday
It’s been a busy time here in the studio, with the latest run of jackets taking off and working on new designs among other things. The Volante Design crew has some spicy new projects coming up, so here are some quick announcements:
We have new sections in our store, two of which we want to highlight: ‘Upcoming’, and ‘In Stock’. The ‘Upcoming’ section is for the latest jackets that are available for pre-order and will feature new sets of colors every 6 weeks or so. The ‘In Stock’ section is for jackets left over from previous runs that we have on hand at the studio. This means stock is limited to what we have on hand, but on the plus side ‘In Stock’ jackets will be shipped within 2 business days of your order.
All of the jackets from run 2, except the Saint have product images up now. If you’re dying to see what the actual jacket looks like, go check out the pages! We won’t be putting pictures up for the Saint style since the purple is being custom dyed, which takes a little longer; on the plus side custom dye means we get the exact royal purple that we want.
We are nearing the end of our current custom jobs. It’s been a long haul, and we apologize to those of you who’ve waited so long. The good news is once we are finished we can accept custom work again! We’ve come up with a re-design of our custom order system. Keep your eyes peeled for info on how that will work in the near future.
Run 3 is coming, and we’re currently making samples so we can have teasers soon. The products and styles for run 3 are:
The Eagle will be available in Revolutionary, Turncoat, Gilded Onyx, and Sneaking Suit
The Falcon in Saint, Sneaking Suit, Midnight, and Revolutionary
The Kestrel in Port, Black Garnet, Spartan, and Disciple Blue
Lastly, there will be a small Black Friday sale on Friday, November 29th. Everything on the store will be 10% off from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM EDT.
To take advantage of this sale, use the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY. We’ll post a reminder later in the week.
There you have it! Stay tuned for updates as we have some unbelievable new stuff coming down the pipeline.
- The Volante Design Crew
meatballcub: So I'm a big fan of your work (seriously, the eagle looks amazing) but I've only seen it on slimmer bodies. Any idea how the look/fit turns out on, let's just say, not so slim bodies? Because I'd love to get one eventually, but I'm not sure how it would fit with my proportions. (I'm also really short.)
We put people of all sizes and shapes in our jackets at NYCC, and most walked away with one of our jackets. Most of our designs to date have been specifically design for a slim fit, but as we expand our portfolio we do intend to have jackets available in various shapes (tall, barrel-chested, etc) but until then, I would say that I try to design things that will look good on most people. I use my knowledge of human anatomy to structure the seams in such a way that they will follow natural contours.
That said, we know that it can be hard to imagine what our jacket might look like on a larger figure, and intend to create samples for larger models in the future. Keep an eye out for that as we move forward.
Along with all of those images we just posted, we would like to announce that the leftover Kestrels from Run 1 are currently available for immediate shipment.
We added the product to the Birds of Prey Collection as well as the ‘In Stock’ category. Check it out.
huggabledave: Since the Eagle is not waterproof, do you have any suggestions for waterproofing it?
I’ve never used it myself, but I’ve heard this stuff works well: http://www.amazon.com/Star-brite-Waterproof-Spray-Gallon/dp/B0000AY4RE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1383666538&sr=8-8
orionstarlight3: Hi Volante! I hope you don't mind me asking: Do you have any photos of your second run of, "The Eagle?" I ordered the Eclipsed color and grow curiouser and curiouser on how they look like. Thanks for your time, and I hope you had fun at NYCC!
I don’t mind you asking, but unfortunately I don’t have any pictures to show. We’ve been working hard to keep up with orders, and making samples takes about 15+ man-hours, which is not time that we have to spare. That said, we do very much understand the desire for actual photos, and as soon as we can we will post them.
The other thing we are waiting for is the fabric. Usually we make samples before purchasing fabric, and try to match our order to the sample, but this time we have purchased the fabric already, so we can make samples with the actual fabrics we are going to produce the jackets with, once it arrives in the mail.
arcozo: Is it possible that the jackets could have a tailoring option? Like, for an extra amount, they could be requested to be tailor-made based on provided measurements. Also, what is the estimated durability on a jacket such as The Falcon? I'd assume that it would be tear-resistant and made of material that is used to taking rough treatment, as well as being able to last for a long time. Weather-resistance would be a plus, but not expected.
We are hashing out the details of custom tailoring, but we have a lot to catch up on right now. Look for it in early 2014.
As for durability, the jackets are made out of heavy weight denim and use a nearly unbreakable coarse poly jean thread in construction. I wouldn’t say Carhartt durability necessarily, but close to it. Under normal wear, they will last you 8+ years, give or take.
They are not treated for rain resistance, but you can easily do that yourself with over-the-counter supplies.