Originally Posted by SuperBobo
I really dont get the Gap comparison, since EG so obviously are going for a look, not basics.
I don't either, except that it was meant to be disparaging.
Clearly, Engineered Garments is not meant to be conceptual fashion. In fact, Daiki is very clear about not being called a "designer". His model is simple. He researches and searches out classic American items, and produces his version of them. I think that he fills this niche admirably.
There is nothing intrinsically admirable about a conceptual designer, and dismissing a line on the basis that it is not is just as closeminded as the dismissive tones some take when they post things like "That is just trendy fashion. Not Style. Not a classic." It takes much more effort and honesty to appreciate things in context, whether you are a personal fan or not.