Got to meet and gift James Marsters with a Demon Killer this weekend at #bostoncomiccon. He loved it.
Felt like this was a great way to kick off our Instagram account.

Got to meet and gift James Marsters with a Demon Killer this weekend at #bostoncomiccon. He loved it.

Felt like this was a great way to kick off our Instagram account.

shinnyshinshintsai: 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.

The Virgil is now available!

We know it’s a little early yet to start thinking about a new winter wool coat, but the Virgil will be ready to ship just in time for the coldest months of the year [at least in the Northern Hemisphere].

This run of the Virgil is a Limited Edition!

The Virgil is made with a 100% vintage wool outer body, which means each jacket produced will have unique fabric and be one of a kind. Some of the material is remnant 1940s US Naval coat wool and comes in rolls that are thick, luxurious, and water-repellent. Other rolls are merino blend for exquisite warmth and durability. All wool is of comparable quality and has been hand-picked my the Volante team. The Virgil is lined with matte-backed satin for the pockets, sleeve linings and pocket welts.

Color schemes:

  • Total Eclipse: black wool body with black metal buttons and black stitching
  • Fallen Angel: navy wool body with brass buttons and blue stitching

Take a look at the full description and features here:

www.volantedesign.us/product/the-virgil/

We will have these two samples at our booth [C504] at Boston Comic Con; stop by and see it in person!

Just about ready for Boston Comic Con!

Be sure to drop by our booth at C504. We’ll also be posting Con-related updates to twitter, so keep an eye out.

Just about ready for Boston Comic Con!

Be sure to drop by our booth at C504. We’ll also be posting Con-related updates to twitter, so keep an eye out.

sweetmaresa:

My brother getting fitted by my other brother. One makes clothing; the other Serves and Protects. It seems only natural that he’d wear the Washington-inspired coat. @volantedesign #volantedesign

We’ve got plans for adding more cuts to our selection, and Dominic’s going to be helping us develop an athletic build cut for future designs.

sweetmaresa:

My brother getting fitted by my other brother. One makes clothing; the other Serves and Protects. It seems only natural that he’d wear the Washington-inspired coat. @volantedesign #volantedesign

We’ve got plans for adding more cuts to our selection, and Dominic’s going to be helping us develop an athletic build cut for future designs.

The Demon Killer: Eclipse color scheme.

We felt this color scheme merited vampire teeth. Alternatively it works really well for a Sword Art Online redesign/cosplay if that’s more your speed. 

Somehow it is both more imposing and more subdued [perhaps depending on your posture] than many of our other designs/colorways.

The Demon Killer is now available for immediate shipment right here: www.volantedesign.us/product/the-demon-killer/

The Kestrel: Run 4 is now available!

We’ve restocked a couple of popular colors from previous runs as well as added a few new ones. This way if we start to run short by the end of con season, there will still be some available for pre-order.

  • Obsidian – Black with grey accents
  • Florentine Scarlet  - Red with black accents
  • Black Garnet  - Black with red accents
  • Nightfall** – Purple with black accents
  • Militia Brown – Brown with black accents

You can pre-order the Run 4 Kestrel right here:www.volantedesign.us/product/the-kestrel-in-the-studio/

**The Nightfall color scheme is an approximation, and the Purple shown is a bit brighter than the final version will be. Nightfall is the inverse of the Saint color scheme used on The Eagle and Falcon jackets.

The Eagle: Run 4 is now available!

It’s been about 6 months since our last Eagle run, and since then we’ve made a few minor adjustments to the sizing and fit of the design. Most notably the garment now has slightly more room all around, which allows for another layer underneath, while also making the jacket have a slightly more comfortable fit. For reference it is about half a size larger than previous runs, not large enough to be noticeable to anyone but the wearer. We are also making the hood slightly deeper, in this run; more like the Harrier hood depth.

Other than that the major purpose of this run is to get a couple new colors in, and restock some favorites. Colors available in Run 4 are:

  • Disciple Blue - Navy with black accents, black zippers and buttons, and black thread
  • Eclipse - Black with silver zippers and buttons, and grey thread
  • Red Steel - Red with gunmetal accents, brass zippers and buttons, and red thread
  • Gilded Onyx 2.0 - Black with navy accents, brass zippers and buttons, and gold thread
  • Black Garnet 2.0 - Black with red accents, black zippers and buttons, and red thread
  • Saint - Black with purple accents, silver zippers and buttons, and grey thread

You can pre-order the Run 4 Eagle right here: www.volantedesign.us/product/the-eagle-in-the-studio/

glorwen: I'm planning on doing the AC course at SDCC in my Assassin hoodie that I got from you two years ago, thought you should know! :)

Excellent! If you get video or pictures of you [or any other Volante coat] in action, please share it with us!

We’re also sending a representative to run it in the Harrier and Pinion. So keep an eye out for him.

This one stars the Harrier jacket in Masyaf Steel colors. It also introduces a Video Contest. Enter for the chance to win a free jacket of your choice!

In other news, Here’s a revised release schedule:


Unfortunately, we have some scheduling updates. One of our manufacturer’s machines broke down, which means that the Harrier and Pinion will be about 2 weeks late. The Jackdaw will be about 3 weeks late and the Demon killer will be a few days late. 

The Demon Killers are in the mail to us from the manufacturer today, so they will ship by the 25th of July at the very latest but most likely will ship by Wednesday next week.

The Harrier and Pinion will ship by August 8th at the latest.

Jackdaws will ship by the 20th of August at the latest.

Again these dates are late estimates, and hopefully we can ship them earlier. Thank you for your patience regarding this issue. If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with us at info@volantedesign.us

The Washington is now available for preorder!

Inspired by the United States’ first commander-in-chief, the Washington hopes to inspire great purpose in its wearer. Fittingly, it is first in the Ancestors collection, soon to be joined by other figures from the past. This stately jacket can be worn as a single layer or as an outer shell in the cooler months, perfect for leading a long campaign or just a short mission to the store. Take command of your life in the Washington.

Color schemes shown:

Night’s Watch - black body with navy accents, black thread, and black flat metal buttons

- Freemason - navy body with rawhide accents, charcoal thread, and black flat metal buttons

Pre-order here: www.volantedesign.us/product/the-washington/

If you like the Washington, please share it around! 

The Washington.

I feel like we’ve been offhandedly mentioning the Washington for months without ever having posted images of it. This design was first prototyped mere days after I completed the first Kenway prototype. They were originally intended to be released together, but the Kenway’s explosive popularity made it impossible, and so it fell by the wayside.

Daniel has been wearing it ever since, being the soul owner of a Washington jacket, Last year at NYCC we received countless inquiries about it, and we knew that it was time to bring it to full fruition.

And with that, we present to you the Washington in two of the four color schemes it will be available in it’s first run. It will be available for preorder starting tomorrow afternoon (July 17).

Color schemes shown are:

- Commander in Chief: Navy with Light Gold accents and Gold thread.

- Minuteman: Rawhide with Gunmetal accents and Gold thread. 

More updates to come tomorrow!

Presenting: The Ninja; In Motion

The main goal of this video is to show how the Ninja fits and moves with your every action. One of the early questions that came up when we decided to use magnets for the closure of the jacket was, “Will they be strong enough to withstand heavy activity?”

We think this video will answer that question adequately.

Beyond that we were able to learn a lot from making this commercial, as well as identify a few minor imperfections in the design which we will be able to alter and implement in the final product. 

Thanks to Justin Carney for offering his incredible talent and skill, and for suffering through 80+ degree weather in sweatshirt and black jeans. 

We had a lot of fun filming, and look forward to teaming up again for future In Motion videos.

Enjoy!

Sneak Peak: The Ninja w/ Shinobi Vest

This is the first prototype of the Shinobi vest from our original post of the Ninja concept art. It still has a ways to go before it is ready for production, but we’re extremely pleased with how this sample came out. 

This is the short collar version of the Shinobi, and we decided to make the total length for this version closer to the length of a waistcoat, where we are going to experiment with the tall collar Shinobi at a longer length; closer to halfway between the short and long Ninjas. This way they will serve different purposes, with the long Shinobi being more like a sleeveless jacket.

I’m sure it will be much easier to explain when we have a prototype complete, so until then, enjoy these photos and know there’s more to look forward to.

The Ninja is available for pre-order here:

http://www.volantedesign.us/product/the-ninja/

Introducing Volante Design: In Motion

This video marks the first of our In Motion series, and is meant as a general introduction to Volante Design. 

We technically released our first video over a year ago with the launch of the Kestrel, but this is something new; we now have our own equipment and will be making videos for products as they release, as well as retroactively making videos for products release since the Kestrel.

We think an important part of our designs is how they look not only in a still photograph but how they move and feel in a real environment, and we think you’ll enjoy this new facet of Volante Design.

Subscribe to our youtube channel to receive regular updates as we post new videos: VolanteDesign

Ciao,

Willow

PS: We filmed this as the summer was just starting and that water was COLD! Also check out that dragonfly at 0:10.