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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. If you have a reason why your order is in a rush, we will do our best to accommodate these requests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm absolutely in love with the ninja pictures, and I was just wondering how long it'll be before we see the longer tailed version, the 2 shinobi upgrades, and also the samurai/shogun sketches. Looking forward to seeing what's coming. I'm a huge fan lol. I've been following volante design since before the original kenway even came out lol. It's amazing to see where you guys have gone, and I wish you luck for the future.
We are still working on everything you have mentioned. The short answer is: they are not quite ready for production, but they will be awesome when they are ready.
I finished the first prototype of the short collar Shinobi last night and we intend to include it in the Ninja video we’ll be posting next week. I am extremely pleased with how it is progressing so far, and the second prototype will be even better.
I have a few ideas for the tall collar Shinobi that will differentiate it even further, while still keeping the same feeling, and I will be working on that in the weeks to come.
We also are working on the long Ninja, which we are considering producing in a different material from the short Ninja, since a mid-thigh length sweatshirt is a questionable choice at best. This would also give it a different practical purpose from the short Ninja, while following the same style.
The Samurai and Shogun is an entirely different design and we have been so busy focusing one everything we are currently releasing that it has been difficult to devote the necessary time and energy to developing the form of the designs. The functions are unlike anything we’ve made to date, and we want that to be reflected in the style of the coats as well. I am very excited about the concept and hope you will love it too, when it’s ready.
Hello there, the ninja jacket looks fantastic! I was wondering if it would be available with the old toggles on the front to close the flap and whether you would also be making the jedi version as well? Thank you for your time.
The Jedi inspired design will be a completely separate product, since it will not be made of sweatshirt material. We probably also won’t be able to release it until closer to 2015.
As for the toggles, we are not intending to use the toggles since they did not work as they were drawn. The side panels are a stretch material, so the toggles pulled at the material and it did not look good. the magnets are a much better solution all around. I tried a few different configurations of each and the magnets don’t pull and are extremely stable. We may still use toggles for the Jedi, since it doesn’t use the same knit for the side panels.
Awhile back you posted about the ninja and samurai concepts and a lot of people (including me) seemed strongly interested in that design. I'm wondering if you have plans to continue that design and if so the Jedi color scheme for it? On a second note the concept for te Jedi benefactor jacket has seen a lot of attention recently but in the initial concept for it there was a removable, sleeveless, overcoat and I think that really made the Jedi look more authentic then the one more rectory posted.
The Ninja and Samurai are in development, but I have been extremely picky about how it looks/feels/moves/functions, so it has been taking longer than anticipated. We will post updates when we have a solid prototype.
The Jedi is a similar design to the Ninja, but not simply a change of color scheme, so it will be a separate product altogether. the one criticism I’ve noticed most with the new design I’ve done for the client is that this version doesn’t have the overcoat thing I drew with the other version. But since that was an entirely separate garment, I don’t see why you couldn’t wear it with this design. Most likely there will be a few designs inspired by the SW universe that you will be able to mix and match to create your own look.
Hey there, I'm a big fan of your works and I'm very close to convincing my Dad to allow me to buy a Pinion but the only problem is that my Father won't believe me that the Pinion can be used with other jackets, I wanted to convince him but I am at a loss on how to explain it since I myself don't know how it can attach to your other jackets, like the Eagle. I'm also thinking of buying an Eagle, but I would like to know how you attach the Pinion to it and other jackets
The Pinion has two button holes on each side: the top two correspond with the buttons on the Eagle, and the bottom two attach to the Harrier. It also comes with a closure strap so that it can be worn on it’s own with any jacket.