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post #811 of 1254
Personally, I think you should try sizing down. IMO, the Andover looks better when sized slightly smaller.
post #812 of 1254
Been a long while posting some EG, but here's a boring lounge fit from running errands the other day:

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- Maroon thermal lined hoodie from this season
- Grey Wool Jersey Lined Essex Pants from FW12
post #813 of 1254
Sunday stroll. Navy classic shirt from f/w 2008 and ghurka pants from f/w 2010.

post #814 of 1254

^some serious comfy swag tonio.

 

Although I posted a fit with it elsewhere on the forum, thought I'd share impressions of my FW12 wool-denim railroader in this thread... Its been getting a hell of a lot of wear since I got it and rapidly become one of my favorite pieces.

 

 

 

 

I Love the wool-denim, its a pretty unique fabric (though perhaps not to everyone's taste).  Its quite rough and hairy stuff.  Actually a bit itchy against the skin - I wouldn't want to wear it with just a T-shirt - but it is definitely a bit warmer than ordinary denim.  Although the railroader is a proper vintage workwear inspired piece, I feel like the wool-denim fabric and purple-ish navy corduroy accents can help give this version a slightly hippie-'70s vibe, which I dig. 

 

Phone camera pic with large perspex triangle for good measure:

 

 

edit: Prurient looking awesome as always!

post #815 of 1254
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

My new Andover Wool Cashmere jacket just arrived. It is my first EG blazer and I am not sure how it is supposed to fit.

It is my plan to wear it with a shirt and no vest as a casual alternative to suits and I am considering sizing down.
What do you think? It would be good to get your opinion on the fit.

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I would recommend wearing it out for a couple of weeks and letting the jacket drape to your body shape. I find the unstructured nature of EG jackets lends itself to fitting better with further wear.

Also to fix up the lapel and how it sits across your chest. I tend to only wear with middle button done up. You could steam the lapel area to adjust the position of roll/fold, or ask your dry cleaner to do this for you. The jacket will want to default to folding towards the top button.

As mentioned above, provided the shoulders fit well (which it seems to), you can always have the sleeves taken up and mid section taken in if it bothers you.

I would also recommend tailoring the functioning sleeve cuffs. The button holes are sewn in, but they need to be opened up and buttons properly sewn into the sleeve. This way, you can roll the sleeves up if and when needed.
post #816 of 1254
Agreed, if its wool cashmere it should drape more with wear, but personally I dont think the andover looks as good as other eg jackets when a bit oversized, I think the nature of the andovers cut being narrower in the waist and sleeves make it better looking in a slimmer fit (unless you have a gut which this guy doesnt appear to).

You mentioned not much layers so if I was in your shoes and assuming you could return it, I would try sizing down or exchange for ldt or other jacket instead.
post #817 of 1254
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

My new Andover Wool Cashmere jacket just arrived. It is my first EG blazer and I am not sure how it is supposed to fit.

I have a North Wood jacket in the same size which fits me perfectly. But the Andover feels a bit loose and wide. I read an excellent post by @Fycus in an other thread that explained that EG jackets are designed to have more volume in the mid-section.

It is my plan to wear it with a shirt and no vest as a casual alternative to suits and I am considering sizing down.
What do you think? It would be good to get your opinion on the fit.

This is the issue I usually have where by I'm between sizes. I often times have our tailor do a little trimming down of the larger size so that I can layer if so choose to. So, on my recommendations, I would have your tailor take in the side seams up into the arm hole of the shoulder and shorten the sleeves a little.
post #818 of 1254
Thank you very much for all the feedback, @about11oclock, @Fycus, @Ken P, @mike868y, @El QUaG, @canstyleace and @drink8648.
Your posts confirmed my vague feeling that the jacket looks alright but might look a bit better if sized down.

I am returning it tomorrow and will try to find an Andover in a smaller size. In London there are only a few stores that carry EG and at this time of the year there is not much left. Let’s see.

There is a photo of a perfect fitting Andover suit I quite like in the EG F/W 2013 thread. The matching trousers are hard to find in the UK unfortunately.
post #819 of 1254
Bedford fatigues and collab vans

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post #820 of 1254

Been a while since i've been / posted here, so its really nice to see so much inspiration everyone looks brilliant -- hope i can add to it :). I've had these taken recently -- but sadly had no time, or opportunity to post up until now. As always, trying to respect and emulate the positive/negative theme for the season but like all EG it'll get better with age. Happy holidays everyone.

 

1.

USN jacket olive cavalry twill

Work shirt navy/red cotton plaid

Knit tie grey with blue polka dot

Reversible vest navy with navy floral

Desert pant Navy British cotton sateen

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2.

Shoulder cape navy NyCo ripstop

Landsdown jacket navy uniform wool serge [fw12]

Western shirt blue chambray [fw12]

Knit tie grey blue polka dot

Irving pant mixed multi-colour plaid

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3.

Coverall jacket brown duck canvas

Long bush shirt red navy plaid heavy twill

USN pant indigo denim [fw12]

Post Overalls cruzer vest olive drab supreme twill

Birkenstock Boston Taupe

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post #821 of 1254
Like how you pull off the 2 harder items in those fits, never thought I could pull them off myself, cheers!
post #822 of 1254
Knight, pants in number 2 are just a bit too off for me, though the top half is perfect (lookbook ripoff? smile.gif). and I really like 1 and 3.
post #823 of 1254
Looking good knight and fycus!

My contribution:
AppleMark
Engineered Garments F/W 11 Field Parka
Barena Torceo Jacket
Engineered Garments 19th cent BD
Engineered Garments Sample Fatigues
L.L. Bean Moc Toe Boots
post #824 of 1254

Really like the use of the long shirt and shoulder cape Knight, looks great. Two pieces I've wanted but don't know if I could make them work.

 

Today:

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

EG FW13 Miner Shirt

EG Maroon Zip Hoodie

HW Carters Jacket

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Pants

New Balance

post #825 of 1254
Thanks chaps, ken p and Wesley looking good yourself.

Wesley is that the EG workaday thermal hoodie you're wearing? How's the weight on that thing?

And yes similar look to the lookbook for look /2 it's the cape that gives that Impression. The pants are brave I'll admit but I absolutely love them and will be wearing them a lot too.
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

Looking good knight and fycus!

My contribution:
AppleMark
Engineered Garments F/W 11 Field Parka
Barena Torceo Jacket
Engineered Garments 19th cent BD
Engineered Garments Sample Fatigues
L.L. Bean Moc Toe Boots

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Originally Posted by Wesley Scott View Post

Really like the use of the long shirt and shoulder cape Knight, looks great. Two pieces I've wanted but don't know if I could make them work.

Today:
AppleMark


AppleMark

EG FW13 Miner Shirt
EG Maroon Zip Hoodie
HW Carters Jacket
Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Pants
New Balance

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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

Like how you pull off the 2 harder items in those fits, never thought I could pull them off myself, cheers!
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