Originally Posted by LA Guy
Actually, the current collection *all* seems to be much slimmer than previous collections. I guess that Daiki has found that his market is urban, not really country!
I just want to chime in on this one. My experiences with Engineered Garments has been from its inception. Daiki Suzuki, the designer behind the line, produces his goods and then puts each garment through a wash process. However, his experimentation with different laundry's and processes hasn't always given him or us (the retailer or end user) the desired effect or fit that can be considered perfect. Additionally, each fabric will react differently to these washes, hence we get some garments fitting a little smaller than expected and some not fitting small enough because the shrinkage was not what was expected.
As in all clothing collections from a particular designer, there will be varying differences in fit because rarely they are all made in the same factory or how the clothes "make up" (terminology used in the industry to describe how the end product fits) to the original pattern will often time be off from one fabric to the next in the same model.
This is what drives me crazy when I anticipate a great garment from the sample but get a different animal when we recieve the goods.
So, my sage advice to all is, don't be dismayed by not recieving what you thought would fit but rather take the time to try on as much as you can until you achieve the desired comfort in your clothing. I know there are many here that don't "Utilize" the retailer at full price and I am learning to accept that. And I also know that not all have the means to pay full price or are questing for the deal. But honestly, we strive to bring to you educated "STUFF" which takes countless hours of editing fabrics, choosing models and details and merchandising it so that your experience in our stores is a relationship that makes sense.
I'm getting off on a tangent here but I want you to always think to shop local for all you can, for it can all be for the betterment of our communities and keep the integrity of specialty shopping alive.