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.

Help us reach our pre-order goal by ordering one today: volantedesign.us

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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

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Enjoy the simple pleasure of a solid t-shirt with some hand made art on it. Every Thursday I will print the shirts that we get orders for over the week, and send them out on Friday.

All men’s t-shirts are made of 100% cotton. They’re available in black or black. This is a fledgling project, so if it goes well, we will look into getting other colors. 

 The women’s are a polyester cotton mix, that gives good breath-ability and stretch.  They are vintage black, with a scoop neck.

Now available for purchase here: volantedesign.us/product/laughing-skull/

Each t-shirt is hand screen printed, so each design will vary slightly. Please feel free to make request, and I’ll do my best! For special requests such as placement, colors or other concerns please feel free to email Willow@volantedesign.us
For free USPS shipping to the United States, use the coupon code TSHIPFREETOUS

Now Available: The Harrier!

The harrier is available for pre-order. Have you been wondering what you can wear to break bread with the leading members of the Revolution? Do you need to pass among the well groomed members of the aristocracy? The Harrier 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.

This jacket is short in the front, and slopes towards the back, allowing for comfort and grace as you walk, climb etc. It echoes the military and formal morning coats of the turn of the century. If you’re feeling revolutionary or perhaps prefer a more steam-powered version of history, we hope you’ll like this design!

Get your Harrier here: volantedesign.us

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Now Available: The Pinion!

This cowl is rainproof and all-weather. It fits onto the Harrier, the Eagle or over another jacket of your choice.  Made with waxed canvas, the Pinion is easy to move in and is strong like leather. It is fitting for wear in at a renaissance fair, as a costume piece, or just walking your dog in the rain.

It can be purchased bundled with the Eagle or the Harrier with a slight discount, or separately for use with any jacket you already own, whether it’s a Volante jacket or otherwise.

Check it out right here: volantedesign.us

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The Harrier color schemes.

We asked what you folks would like to see yesterday, and while made note of it. We probably have enough color schemes for the Harrier for 3 runs already. For the first run, here’s what we’ve chosen:

  • Obsidian: Black/Charcoal with grey thread.
  • Masyaf Steel: Sapphire/Dark Red with Charcoal thread [Inspired by Arnoud from AC Unity]
  • Orleans Bleu: Sapphire/Rawhide with Navy thread.
  • Trickster: Black/Emerald with Gold thread [inspired by Marvel’s Loki]

The Harrier will be available for pre-order today, right here at volantedesign.us

fuzzyhairedweirdo: For the new harrier, will there be a version with the three flap button down cuff and the double layered tail? I really like those aspects of the coat as it differentiated it nicely from the Eagle i already have and would like to get one of these if so :). Also are the hood and long tail removable? Thank you, Carl

The double layered tail was not as successful at I had hoped it would be, and the cuff flap just got in the way, so both were nixed from the design. Instead the tail is a vented tail, so the two layers overlap, as opposed to the Eagle, which is a split tail.

As for the removable tail, it turns out that if we were to do that, the pockets would have been less than 2 inches deep, rendering them useless even for carrying business cards. 

The hood on this design was never going to be removable, which was a big point of confusion in the first post about it. I said the cowl would be removable, referring specifically to what is now called the Pinion. The hood is built in like a collar on design, making it very sleek and streamlined, and helping to keep the cost down.

Hope this helps to clarify the Harrier design as it has progressed. We love to show our early sketches, but the problem that often comes up when we show early designs and then nix an element that people like for practical or logistical reasons. We don’t intend to disappoint, or water down our designs. Trust that when designs change it is generally for the best.

Speaking of the Harrier, it looks like we’ll be launching sometime in the next half hour. We won’t have all of the color schemes prototyped, or even a photo of the women’s version, but there will be mockups of the colors, and we’ll be adding pictures over the next couple of weeks. We are launching with so little because we want to make sure they are shipping before the fall. 

Ciao,

Enzo

Teaser: The Harrier

We’ve been spending a lot of time this week working on a new design, the Harrier.
Here are some sneak peaks of the Obsidian color scheme. I’ve been wearing mine for a few days and I have to say, it’s great. The sleeve design is completely new, and designed to allow for a much greater range of motion than any of our previous designs and the cut-away tails are really practical for walking around, getting to my pockets, etc.

Oh, we hope to launch pre-orders pretty soon so stay tuned!


We have a few ideas for new color schemes, but we’d love to hear your thoughts. What colors would you like to see this jacket in?


Teaser 2: The Pinion

This time showcased with the Harrier prototype, which we’ll be posting more about tomorrow. As you can see, the Pinion has a button hole hidden and protected by a top layer of material. With this buttonhole it can be attached to the Harrier and the Eagle easily, and any of our other jackets just by adding a couple of buttons to your jacket. 

This is the second prototype of the Pinion [the first was shown off last week in the first teaser]. This version is just slightly longer, and minor adjustments have been made. It’s built naturally wider than our jackets, so it is comfortable to wear over any of our jackets. We’ve just got a few minor tweaks in mind and it will be ready for production.

If all goes well we should be able to have a soft launch [meaning with limited photos] of both the Pinion and the Harrier by the end of the week. Look forward to it.

Just a reminder, our Birthday Sale is ending at the end of the day tomorrow! 

Dear followers and website visitors,

Unfortunately, we are going to have to postpone the first run of the Demon Killer, as we have not reached a minimum number of orders to get it produced. We have bought the fabric, the zippers, have worked out all the details of the pattern in each size. We are ready to go! 

If you’d like to see it become a reality, please share it around. We just need a few more orders to make it happen. Check out the Demon Killer right here: VolanteDesign.us 


You may not know that it is also now available in Eclipse (black with silver thread) for the subtler among you. 


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Conveniently, this Benefactor shared similar measurements to my own, so we were able to take some pictures before sending it out. Inspired by the player character in Gods Eater Burst 2 [3rd from the left] with a heavy emphasis on making it a more practical blazer-type jacket. 

This one held a lot of new concepts within it, like the straps around the side. They are purely cosmetic, but give the jacket a nice feel in my opinion. It was also my first time working with surgeon cuffs and a jacket vent [at least since founding the company] and I was very pleased with the end result.

The customer is happy, that’s good enough for me. Would you like to see a blazer added to our collection?