We're thrilled to launch a new round of our famous Genuine Stingray leather project! Crafted in Portgual from one of the world's most exotic skins, these Sport Trainers and accessories are truly distinctive. We've added a new color (Mocha Brown) and both a Compact Wallet and brass Key Fob to the mix. You can preorder in either color and there's a special discount for ordering all three items. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity! Orders close Tues 2/14. We've already purchased the skins and approximately 24 trainers and 12 accessory packs can be made in each color for this season.
Wear these for a day and you'll understand. Stingray went from being a staple of Samurai armor to the last word in Art Deco opulence. Known in 1930s France as "Shagreen", its organically pebbled texture is a thrill to touch as well as a natural defense against wear. Its granular skin is covered in calcium beads as a defense against predators. But despite this hard surface, the underlying hide is as soft and supple as calfskin - making it an extremely comfortable leather for footwear. Like the dynamic patina of a great museum calf, stingray's texture has an innate variability, its pebbles growing in size toward the "eye" — a remnant of the dorsal fin.
Twenty-five times more durable than cowhide leather, stingray is distinguished from its exotic brethren as a non-endangered species, as it is fished for food in southeast Asia. The most distinguishing feature is the white "eye" — each stingray only has one, and no two are exactly alike. The eye is featured on the trainers and the compact wallet.
Order the Sport Trainer + Compact Wallet/Key Fob pack and save 10% off the total price.
SPORT TRAINER - This our modern day re-interpretation of the athletic shoes issued to the West German army in the 1970s. We've retained the clean lines, slim shape, and minimal design of the original - but we've upgraded all of the materials to offer a truly high-end product. The sport trainer runs true to size. The Black Sport Trainer is finished with black calfskin and black suede accents, and the Mocha Sport Trainer is finished with mocha suede accents. Both are fully leather lined and incredibly comfortable.
COMPACT FOLDING WALLET - This piece strikes the proper balance and ticks all of the boxes with 5 card slots (but capacity for up to 8 cards) and two folded bill slots. It measures 4 inches (10cm) wide by 3 inches (7.6cm) tall
KEY FOB - This is new shape to the lineup! Two rings store all of your keys, and a switch allows you to easily remove one or both of them. The hardware is solid brass with nickel-plating, and a square cut strip of Stingray leather is edge-finished for durability. The Key Fob is bundled together with the Compact Wallet.
DEPOSIT AND PRE-ORDER TERMS
1) Your preorder is held with a non-refundable deposit.
2) Preorders will be accepted until midnight EST Tues 2/14. Size and style changes can be made before Fri 2/10, but not afterwards.
3) Delivery is scheduled to Epaulet within 16 to 20 weeks of the order closing date (approx May-June 2017).
4) Once the shoes are received, you will be notified via email and the balance may be paid online. Final payment must be received within 14 days of notification, or your deposit will be forfeit and the sweaters will be put up for general sale.
5) Shipping to US addresses is included in the price. International customers, we request you choose "Store Pickup" for this deposit item. You can pay for shipping on the balance payment once your item(s) arrive.
6) We reserve the right to limit or refuse any order.
7) All preorder sales are final. When the item arrives, we regretfully cannot accept any returns or exchanges on these purchases.
8) Our factory is small and can be subject to unforeseen delays. Although we will do everything possible to receive this product within the stated window, delays can happen outside of our control.