Engineered Garments FW 2012 - Page 68
Sorry i don't mean to ignore posts. My wardrobe is getting there finally. Quite an investment and as Abdul from Nepenthes once told me "Our clothes are meant to be a part of the wearer's lifetime" so i think i picked the right label to invest a wardrobe in. I just scored the denim apron too.
As for the Coleman Jkt I don't have any of this seasons reiterations but i have the Denim Coleman Jkt from last FW. Its fully lined this year from the look of it. Nice lining too i'd be inclined to wear it in reverse as well... This year's Reverse Sateen Olive Coleman jacket and the Navy Wool Denim Railroad look amazing!
someone out there should get this. The rebuilt stuff is really amazing.
I've been in your spot before and I would suggest you consider the following:
- Is the fully lined or not, fully lined will be snugger
- Are you a taller or shorter xs, might need sleeve shortened on a small
- Do you plan on layering? gotta be like a true 34 chest to layer comfortably on an xs andover
Edited by canstyleace - 12/9/12 at 7:15am
I usually take a large in a lot of outerwear and I could barely move my arms in a Large whipcord Bedford from one of the recent S/S collections. It was tight in the shoulders and chest, but pretty boxy in the rest of the body. I'd almost certainly need to go up to an XL for even the unlined stuff, which, as you've mentioned, isn't what you think if you were to glance at the measurements.
I'm an M in stuff like Gitman (and old EG) and wear an L in EG jackets. Even then bedfords and andovers are often snug.
As promised. Here are a couple pics of the charcoal glen plaid 3pc suit. This is my first Andover and it fits quite nicely and as you can see its right on the limit of a medium. The jacket looks designed to be unbuttoned, I can button it just fine though but i feels it's designed to be worn unbuttoned. Thus the vest can be seen. The other pic includes:
Essex pant: grey / charcoal stripe jersey
Western shirt: blue denim chambray
C1 vest: olive nyco ripstop
Shoulder hoody: grey wool herringbone
Apron: 9oz denim
Really love the apron and highly recommend it! Such a ballsy piece to wear but like all things - confidence I suppose