dalekota: Will you be bringing back your Ancestors: Kenway product? It is almost identical to the Eagle, but which much shorter tails. The Kenway ends just below the butt, whereas the Eagle ends almost at the ankles. My only problem with the Eagle product is that it is essentially a tail-coat, and not really practical for casual wear. The Kenway looks like a comfortable and practical jacket for fall and winter, and I would totally buy it for that reason. The Eagle seems like more of a cosplay item.
They Kenway, as it once was, will not be making a return. The Eagle is the new version, and we won’t release the old version for various reasons. That said, I understand that the longer tails are more difficult to pull off casually for most people, and for them there will be many other designs in the near future that are of various lengths. Options will not always be as limited as they are now. I’m sorry that you have to wait a little longer, but I promise you will not be disappointed with what’s to come.
jfrost1729: Hi there, first of all I love what you do. Is there any chance you can post some pictures of a jacket with the Byzantine Red color scheme, specifically pictures of the front of it? I think it's the only jacket where you don't have any pictures of the real jacket, just the drawn-up version of the back of it. Thanks!
We are working hard to get the final prototype completed, but couldn’t finish it in time for our launch date. Pictures will be comings soon.
We’ve got heavy traffic right now over at VolanteDesign.us, you will probably encounter an ‘error connecting to the database’, or just a general error, refresh the page, or check back shortly.
Sorry for the inconvenience. We doubled our capacity since the Kestrel, but apparently that wasn’t enough.
dreamlitnights: Hey, I want to start this message with one thing: I love your work. I've always enjoyed designing costumes for fictional characters based on fashions I've seen from similar sources you are inspired by. To see someone actually become a success on the reality level is amazing. It's really awesome to see coming from another vid game/anime/movie fashion enthusiast. That said, I wanted to inquire (not request, I know you're busy) if you intend to design a jacket based on Nilin's from Remember Me?
I’ll give you a straight answer: Yes.
From the moment I found out about Remember Me, the costume design grabbed me by the throat and spat threats against my life and loved ones if I didn’t try to bring it into reality.
So don’t worry, it is on my radar.
With the relaunch of the website we, for the first time, offered multiple payment options. Which meant that you could purchase our jackets without having to pay through Paypal, which some people have problems with.
Unfortunately, the non-Paypal option turned out to not be a good fit for us, and we are researching alternatives. In the meantime, we’ve taken down all options that are not Paypal. This is temporary, and there will be multiple options again in future runs, but for the remainder of the Kestrel run, Paypal’s what you’ve got.
That said, you can still just use your credit card through Paypal, and you do not need a Paypal account to do so.
Rest assured, if you bought your Kestrel without using the Paypal option, your transaction will still be honored, and you will receive your jacket. We have just stopped future transactions from using that method.
thegadgetfish: Hey there, I'm assuming you guys don't have your products on Amazon? Your designs appear if you search for "connor kenway jacket". People who steal designs and images are asses.
I’ve said this before, but I’m still of the opinion that people who steal my designs are Templars.
And let this be a public announcement, we do not, and will never sell our designs on Amazon, or any site other than VolanteDesign.us. Additionally, since there are so few made by Volante Design, and our work is high quality and valued by our customers, I highly doubt that any of our customers will ever resell our designs, and most certainly not for half the price.
retrac-noyllig: Hi Enzo I was just wondering if we are going to be getting the virtual fitting room you mentioned for your fundraising. I have been waiting to buy one of your jackets for ages but I don't know what size I would need as I am quite tall. Thanks
We are working on getting that set up, but the software we used doesn’t support the virtual fitting room just yet. They expect a release at the end of this year.
lovegunn: I'm stoked about the new line, the new store, all of it. As of now, I think the burning question we all want is: once you get the kinks worked out and all the campaign rewards taken care of etc, are you going to have your jackets up and available more or less constantly, or will they all be in limited runs? I really want a Kestrel, but that Falcon looks amazing too! Should I hold off, or get the Kestrel while the gettin's good?
Once we get really rolling, we intend to have continuous products. The Kestrel will be available again, but we will have to evaluate sales of this first run before announcing anything else about that.
The goal is to have continuous runs of jackets, where orders will be indefinitely, and every 3 weeks or so, we will order more from the manufacturer. This means that jackets of a particular style will ship out once every 8 weeks or so. But I’m not sure we are quite there yet. When this first run of Kestrels is complete we will be able to judge better.