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post #1006 of 1042
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post
Might look odd if the gussets are too long I think. How much are you going to get it shortened?

Two inches maybe? Not sure yet.

Unrelated: anybody see any grey flannel Pen Jackets anywhere? I've been trying to get my hands on a Large for quite some. I balked at the Smith+Butler half off sale; by the time I decided to pull the trigger it was sold out. Poor me. Help?
post #1007 of 1042
Thread Starter 
OK! A lot of discussion here about the length of the Work Shirt and shortening it. My opinion is this. If you are 4' 9" then you could stand to have a little taken off the bottom but if you are of average height (and I don't mean to slight the 4' 9"er's) then leave them alone. They are suppose to be a tuck and untuck shirt. There are three types of shirt lengths to consider in your wardrobe. 1. Untuck only, about 26" from yoke. Examples, BOO, WVG 2. Tuck / Untuck 28" from yoke. Example, EG, Drinkwater's 3. Tuck only 30" from yoke. Most dress shirts and dumb Mall fashion. These measurements are related to size 15 1/2" neck so adjust accordingly. The work shirt is just that. a shirt which should fit to be more about comfort than style.
post #1008 of 1042
Y-O-K-E (sorry, the editor in me comes out sometimes) I'd argue that tuck/untuck is basically sitting on the fence. If the tails were just a smidge shorter it would clearly be "untuck." But the gusset is too high to tuck. I know Daiki has a pretty sophisticated aesthetic that derives equally from high fashion, workwear, surfer chic, and god knows what else. No need to defend him, but that shirt does not work for me, and I'm (pats own back here) pretty much a spot on fit model for a lot of designers. (This frustrates me because I love-love-love EG. The fabrics and colors of the 2010 workshirts are perfect...)
post #1009 of 1042
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Egg Head Peter, If you carefully examine the esthetic's of Daiki's designs, they are classic by nature with a defined point of view towards function and style. I know that a lot of you are wearing his stuff with skinny, low rise jeans and trousers and that will only exacerbate the discomfort you will experience with the gusset position. I'm not trying to defend him nor validate our offering of his product but merely trying to put into perspective an ideology of thoughtful wardrobing.
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Originally Posted by Peter1 View Post
Y-O-K-E (sorry, the editor in me comes out sometimes) I'd argue that tuck/untuck is basically sitting on the fence. If the tails were just a smidge shorter it would clearly be "untuck." But the gusset is too high to tuck. I know Daiki has a pretty sophisticated aesthetic that derives equally from high fashion, workwear, surfer chic, and god knows what else. No need to defend him, but that shirt does not work for me, and I'm (pats own back here) pretty much a spot on fit model for a lot of designers. (This frustrates me because I love-love-love EG. The fabrics and colors of the 2010 workshirts are perfect...)
post #1010 of 1042
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Originally Posted by adamha21 View Post
Inventory's boxing day sale. Only place I've been able to find a medium. Somehow I question that Odin's stock is accurate on the website. On the other hand, they don't accept Paypal and only ship UPS. Bows + Arrows has one left in a large, but it also is not on sale.
Stuart & Wright in Brooklyn has it in every size for $130ish.
post #1011 of 1042
What else do they have?
post #1012 of 1042
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Originally Posted by drink8648 View Post
Egg Head Peter, If you carefully examine the esthetic's of Daiki's designs, they are classic by nature with a defined point of view towards function and style. I know that a lot of you are wearing his stuff with skinny, low rise jeans and trousers and that will only exacerbate the discomfort you will experience with the gusset position. I'm not trying to defend him nor validate our offering of his product but merely trying to put into perspective an ideology of thoughtful wardrobing.
(Nice comeback!) Guilty of eggheadery! No, I think we're on the same page here. I would NOT advocate shortening the tails or adding to the gussets. I meant to say, somewhat inelegantly, that Daiki's clothes fit a certain way because he draws from a diverse set of influences, and the result is not slapdash or fashion-driven. "Thoughtful" is an excellent way to describe his designs. And you are absolutely right about the classic nature. I don't wear skinny jeans (heck, I'm 42!) but I do wear EG pieces with more "traditional" clothes (BB OCBDs under coats and with EG pants etc)...which I think is the reason EG continues to make their "Workday" line. Unfortunately I work right around the corner from the Nepenthes store, so I probably won't buy from Drinkwater's, but your contributions here are much appreciated and your customer service looks to be superb. Cheers, Peter
post #1013 of 1042
has anyone seen the sweatpants from this season in a XS, S or L still available anywhere?

solid color preferred

TIA!
post #1014 of 1042
Can anyone comment on successfully sizing down with the Storm Parka? The wool wipcord parka from a few seasons ago seems to fit big for a medium, even with layers. If I have a 39" chest will I be Ok with a small even though this one is lined?
post #1015 of 1042
I'm a 38" chest, normally go for medium in EG outerwear. I tried on a Storm Parka in small the sleeves came up short compared to the medium. Like cuffs exposed short. Body fit perfectly though.
post #1016 of 1042
Just received the Bike Jacket from Context. Amazing jacket. Fits slim. Ordered a large and fits perfectly. Reference I'm 5'10", 165lbs and wear a medium in the workshirt and large BoO. Fits pics of the jacket to come because this is one dope ass jacket.
post #1017 of 1042
Any leads on the storm parka in indigo or green in a M in the US?
post #1018 of 1042
I think you should alter the shirts if they make them fit better. I've had several work shirts altered ( I'm 5'10"), in length and have had the gussets reduced in doing so. One of my favourite pieces and one of the longest standing pieces in my wardrobe is the ringspun work shirt, which was so big it was more like an xl in the body. I had to have it shortened and darted to pull the body in, although I have never had that problem with any other and have since purchased 4 others, only altering the length slightly. However, I liked that piece so much that I did everything I could to make it work and as a personal pref don't tuck in EG.
post #1019 of 1042
Got my first EG item in today and I love it. Charcoal grey denim work shirt. Even with the measurements I was a little concerned the fit wouldn't work out for me, but it's great. Arm length is plenty long for my gorilla arms and the body works too. I'm officially a fan of the brand.
post #1020 of 1042
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Originally Posted by FatMod View Post
I think you should alter the shirts if they make them fit better.

Agreed. In the end, personal fit is all that matters really.

I shorten all of my EG 19th bd shirts as a rule due to the crazy high placket and the fact that they are too long for me to wear untucked. The shirts simply look better about 2 inches shorter on me. I usually wear workshirts tucked in so the length is not an issue, but I would shorten them for sure if I wanted to wear untucked.
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