The Eagle Run 1 is on clearance!

We are making room for new things, so we’re dropping the Run 1 Eagle price from $345 to $295; this is the lowest price it’s ever been!

What’s the difference between the Run 1 and later runs?

  • Run 1 Eagles have a grey waistband 
  • They’re very true to size, so basically the numbers on the sizing chart are the dimensions of the coat. You may want to add a few inches for comfort to fit into these coats.
  • They have a sturdy, matching hood lining that holds its shape well. 


Get yours today!

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The Osprey with Pinion.

Took some photos of this pairing last weekend, thought you all might like to see how the Pinion works with a jacket it wasn’t built specifically for. Enjoy!

Gargoyle Printed Tee

This shirt design is of a famous gargoyle on a certain Parisian church. Do you recognize him?
We will continue doing t-shirt prints as they come in. The turn around is about 3 days to get your order sent out. The shipping on t-shirts is still free for US orders! 
For the next 7 days we are hosting a slightly late E3 Special. Order our Harrier [or have a cart subtotaling $320+] and receive a free hand-printed tee.
Use the coupon code E32014. [Offer ends June 17th]
~Ciao!

The Harrier: Trickster color scheme

This has been a long time coming, but we are really excited to finally be able to post photos of this color scheme for the Harrier. This one is made from the same all-cotton ripstop material as the Obsidian color scheme, and has emerald green internal accents and gold thread.

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crazyhart12: 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.

Jedi Benefactor Redesign.

After testing a prototype of the original Jedi concept, we decided to go in a different direction with it. Somehow in practice that design looked more Star Trek than Star Wars, and we wouldn’t want anyone confusing that, so after a couple of weeks of iterations, we’ve come up with a design that is more like a duster. Slightly short of knee length with a high split for the tails [for leg mobility], and the wide sleeve base used in our Harrier design, since that is the most mobile sleeve design we’ve come up with yet. 

For the fun of it I’ve mocked up a few color schemes this time. The Apprentice didn’t suit the clients sense of style; he wanted something a little darker overall, hence the Sand Raider pallet of the second image. Last time we posted the Jedi there were many requests for more Red in the Sith pallet, and thus by popular demand it has been done.

Since this jacket is more of a duster it has gained a sort of bounty hunter feeling to it, which is what spawned the last color scheme—inspired by the legendary Boba Fett. I think it looks good, but it isn’t great. Maybe that just means we need to do a full Fett redesign.

So what do you think of this design, either on it’s own merit or in comparison to the first concept?

Here’s another Benefactor design, nearing finalization.

Some of you may recognize this since it is based on the Dr Doom design I drew back when I started this blog [1, 2]. The client who is commissioning the design often wears a sling bag over his right shoulder, which is why the right side is padded, and also why I’ve included the straps over the left shoulder as a way of balancing the look.

Above all he wanted something that would be practical and fit in with his everyday accoutrements, so this design also includes a rain flap on the back to provide additional protection from the elements.

The only thing we’re hung up on is the color choice. I’ve mocked up these four options based on our discussions, but he still can’t decide which one he likes best. Each of the options is named in the image caption [if you click on it], which one do you like best?

cptedwardjaeger: 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

volantedesign:

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.

I have a couple more images to add to this post that I couldn’t add in the response:

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The Harrier: Orleans Bleu color scheme.

Here’s the first view of the women’s cut for the Harrier and the Pinion. This color scheme is somewhat less flashy than the others, but I think it works really well. 

We’ve also never shown off the asymmetrical cuff design before, despite it having been there all along. It allows for a nice long sleeve, without getting in the way.

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The Harrier: Masyaf Steel color scheme.

I started playing around with ways of buttoning this jacket closed and was surprised by the sheer number of options 10 buttons with 2 internal buttons can offer [despite how obvious it sounds when you count out the buttons]. I also realized that the lapels can be buttoned down if worn as shown in the second photo.

We’re currently finishing up samples of the Women’s cut, look forward to pictures coming soon.

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The Kestron 5000.

Well, call it a working title. This is a made-to-order Falcon we just sent out, but it just looked so great we had to take some pictures before letting it go.

Basically it’s a Falcon with Kestrel sleeves, but it also has the hidden zipper featured on the Demon Killer. It also get’s it’s color pallet from the Black Garnet of the 1st Run Eagle, rather than the Falcon’s Black Garnet color scheme. Meaning there’s some graphite fabric thrown in there; namely on the epaulettes and pocket welts.

Despite being a size too small for me, it was extremely comfortable, and made me feel like a total BAMF. I think it could be the basis for a future official hybrid Bird of Prey. We would of course make some further adjustments/enhancements. Perhaps, since it is basically a decked out Falcon, it could be called the Peregrine.

What do you think, is this something we should pursue [in our spare time *cough*]?

webheadedassassin: Have you ever considered creating designs based on Farscape? Like a jacket based on D'argo's armor or Crichton's Peacekeeper jackets (both the short red and long black)?

I love the hell out of Farscape. And would love to do Crichton’s Peacekeeper vest, but there’s another company that already does it. They make it in leather, and they do it well. They also happen to be great people. Pendragon Costumes.

The Harrier: Masyaf Steel [with Havana Pinion] color scheme

Call this a sneak peak, we’ve got lots more pictures of this color schemes in all of it’s closure variations coming tomorrow, but we wanted to post a few before the day’s end.

The harrier is available for pre-order. It sports a swallow-tail cut away, ideal for looking elegant on horseback or climbing into a baroque carriage. We think it looks pretty cool on the subway or climbing into your sedan as well.

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The Jackdaw: Byzantine Red and Gilded Onyx color schemes.

Last week escaped us a bit, but here’s those product images for the remaining two color schemes of the Jackdaw.

We are pleased to have this lighter item to our Birds of Prey collection now. We set out to make a zip-up hoodie that was made in the US, for daily wear, that would be comfortable and look great. 

What we’ve developed is a comfortable, yet distinguished sweatshirt that fits into the Birds of Prey look. It is 100% cotton, prewashed, preshrunk, and made to last.

It is ideal for breezy summer nights, fresh spring days, and as an under-layer during cooler months.

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The Jackdaw: Byzantine Red and Gilded Onyx color schemes

We’ll be posting product images for these color schemes tomorrow; we just thought y’all would like to see them in a slightly more natural light. Meet Andrew and Sarah, the second half of our team, without them we’d be lost and completely overwhelmed.

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Over and out.

-Enzo