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post #616 of 1411
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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

Is the Andover slimmer than both the Baker and the Truman?

Yes, in my experience all the andover's I've owned or tryed on fit very slim in the torso and arms. I wouldn't advise sizing up though unless you are in between sizes in their stuff as the sleeves and body will be too long.
post #617 of 1411
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canal_overdub made an insightful comparison of the Truman and Bedford earlier in the thread, but what about the Baker and the Truman? They both come in the herringbone this season, so that's specifically what I'm wondering about. The Truman is fully lined and has that unique double vent, the Baker is unlined and the pocket setup is different from the Truman, but I'm interested in differences in fit, lapels or other details I might've missed. Does anyone have personal experience? Also, do any other jackets come in the herringbone this season?
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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

Is the Andover slimmer than both the Baker and the Truman?

The Baker comes in Herringbone as well. haven't tried that one on.
post #618 of 1411
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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

Is the Andover slimmer than both the Baker and the Truman?

Yes, in my personal experience the andover is the slimmest of all the EG jackets.
post #619 of 1411
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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

Is the Andover slimmer than both the Baker and the Truman?

I'll third that the Andover is the slimmest of those three, but I think sizing up can work well if you want some additional length (just get the sleeves hemmed if they're too long). I wound up going from an S > M myself. The S lined Grey Homespun Jersey Bedford I tried on however was tiny, and even when I sized up to an M the fit was slim. The jersey fabric has lots of give and would probably stretch out after some wear, but I can't say for sure.
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Originally Posted by xander_horst View Post

canal_overdub made an insightful comparison of the Truman and Bedford earlier in the thread, but what about the Baker and the Truman? They both come in the herringbone this season, so that's specifically what I'm wondering about. The Truman is fully lined and has that unique double vent, the Baker is unlined and the pocket setup is different from the Truman, but I'm interested in differences in fit, lapels or other details I might've missed. Does anyone have personal experience? Also, do any other jackets come in the herringbone this season?

Aside from the pockets I don't think there's any real difference between the Baker and Truman. The Truman may have that cool fabric vent panel, but ultimately the jackets both have a double vent. Also worth pointing out is that both jackets have slightly more 'closed' lower quarters when compared to the Andover or Baker:



vs.




Pretty subtle, but it's why I generally prefer the Andovers and Bedfords
post #620 of 1411
Thanks! I feel like we've got some Engineered Garments scholars in this thread
post #621 of 1411
Anyone seen in person or tried on the navy whipcord Bedford from this season?
Impressions?
post #622 of 1411
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^ Probably California.
EG outerwear is perfect for NYC winters, in my experience. If I could afford it, I'd get the Wool Chesterfield coat and wear that everyday until infinity.
Bingo, socal, a couple blocks from the ocean. The S/S outwear is usually overkill for winters here.
post #623 of 1411
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I'll third that the Andover is the slimmest of those three, but I think sizing up can work well if you want some additional length (just get the sleeves hemmed if they're too long). I wound up going from an S > M myself. The S lined Grey Homespun Jersey Bedford I tried on however was tiny, and even when I sized up to an M the fit was slim. The jersey fabric has lots of give and would probably stretch out after some wear, but I can't say for sure.
Aside from the pockets I don't think there's any real difference between the Baker and Truman. The Truman may have that cool fabric vent panel, but ultimately the jackets both have a double vent. Also worth pointing out is that both jackets have slightly more 'closed' lower quarters when compared to the Andover or Baker:


vs.


Pretty subtle, but it's why I generally prefer the Andovers and Bedfords

 



Useful!! :) thanks for that smile.gif

 

I wanted a Truman but for some reason got another Lansdown! [Navy wool serge].

 

Do most of you guys prefer the traditional 'blazer' style of jackets from EG or do most of you prefer the 'hybrid' ie a blazer that can be worn right down or dressed right up... Im just curious to know I've noticed this FW thread has talked a lot of Bedfords, Andovers, Bakers and the Truman. Educate me please? Cheers...

post #624 of 1411
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Originally Posted by FlyingLotus View Post

Anyone seen in person or tried on the navy whipcord Bedford from this season?
Impressions?
Ended up buying one in navy a few days ago.
The whipcord is nice - I plan on using it as an all season piece with lighter shirts in the summer. Tried it on with a BB ESF and a crewneck for winter mode and had no issue buttoning it all up.
I had heard that this season's Bedfords were maybe a little too short, but it ends about an inch above my knuckles - not a huge deal for a casual jacket in my opinion.
post #625 of 1411
got my grey bedford from context. size small fits spot on for 36 chest and its a great piece. really wanted the truman but happy with this being my first bedford
post #626 of 1411
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Useful!! smile.gif thanks for that smile.gif

I wanted a Truman but for some reason got another Lansdown! [Navy wool serge].

Do most of you guys prefer the traditional 'blazer' style of jackets from EG or do most of you prefer the 'hybrid' ie a blazer that can be worn right down or dressed right up... Im just curious to know I've noticed this FW thread has talked a lot of Bedfords, Andovers, Bakers and the Truman. Educate me please? Cheers...

well I think the discussion about the FW12 jackets is because EG really dropped a massive collection of jackets with little or no misses, and more variety than is apparent on a quick webstore browse.

as I mentioned some pages back, the Truman (esp in the herringbone) is a fantastic, fantastic piece. for me, however, I've got a lot of blazer-style jackets, and the more unique cuts like the Bedford would just get more wear.
post #627 of 1411
Wondering what you all think of the new buttons on the Bedfords?
post #628 of 1411
I had a chance to look at them at inventory the other day and found them to be as nice as previous iterations. They might become more interesting if he continues to offer these in future collections as being able to switch between different styles and colors would be a fun option.
post #629 of 1411

^ Hard to tell from pics -- are they glossy plastic?
 

post #630 of 1411
i want a bedford, but all the way up to sz L felt too small in the shoulders.. couldn't even get my arms in the small, which is the one that would have fit in the rest of the body. L and XL were too long, M i could barely move my arms around
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