The Wraith: Concept Teaser

Sometimes I really love living in New England. Misty mornings are just the best, and today was a great day for a photo-op to showcase s new hoodie we’re working on. Straightforward and to the point, the Wraith is a pullover sweatshirt with a cowl-type hood. It also employs some of the same unifit concepts of the Ninja, and we are hoping this will be our second unifit garment.

Consider this a mood-setting post. We’ll have more detailed shots with clearer lighting sometime in the next few days.

Here’s a few detail shots of the Gargoyle with the hood removed. The Gargoyle sports a new style of collar for us; we really love how this one came out.

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.

The Gargoyle: Proof of Concept

The Gargoyle gets it’s name as a nod to the bird of prey-like gargoyles of the Notre Dame in Paris. Initially it started as a modernized Arno Dorian cosplay, but we took the opportunity to try out some new techniques and ideas that we’ve had on our minds. 

To be honest, this design is unlikely to go into production as it is currently. It’s a hugely complex design, to the point where it’s pushing the $500-600 range. Nonetheless, there is a lot that we love about this thing, and with a few modifications we might be able to bring the price point down. Fair warning, details you love may have to get scrapped.

The hood is completely removable, but we don’t have pictures of that yet. Something to look forward to. So, what do you think?

So, we’ve been a bit quiet for the last few weeks, working hard in preparation for our biggest convention of the year, New York Comic Con. We’re really excited for this year’s show; NYCC has always been a benchmark con for us and last year was our first year selling at a show. At that point we had only the Eagle and Kestrel with us, and we were still receiving the first run of each of those the day we left for con. We’ve come a long way since last year and we are looking forward to having so many products this time, not to mention a host of prototypes to show off that will be released in some fashion over the next few months.

For example, in the photos above I’m putting the finishing touches on a modernized Arno Dorian cosplay, codename:Gargoyle [In honor of the more raptor-looking gargoyles of the Notre Dame de Paris]. And that’s just the beginning.

We’ll be tweeting updates throughout NYCC this year, follow us to stay informed! 

An update on shipping: We will be shipping Ninja and Washington over the course of the next week, as we receive them. All current orders for those jackets will be fulfilled by the time we leave for NYCC.

We are also considering sharing more in-progress shots, but we aren’t sure if that is something our followers would be interested in. If you are interested, respond to this post with an affirmative, or, since we’ll probably use instagram for those posts follow us at VolanteDesign​.

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.

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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”

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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.