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variation on a theme:

 

'15 cotton bedford

real mccoys sweat

19cbd

'14 nyco fatigues

alden wingtip bluchers w/crepe soul

post #2567 of 3567
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Originally Posted by tobiasfunke View Post

What are the main differences between EG's mainline and Workaday? I noticed some items, like the 19th Century BD, are shared across both lines. Is there any difference in fit or quality between the two lines?

Fabrics and general quality are on a par, but the cuts tend to be slightly simpler and less tailored, and you sometimes lose details - e.g. zip pocket on fatigues. They are simpler to produce with less labour. More a different approach rather than a true diffusion line.
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@ManofKent


really dig the last one, MoK! 

Thanks
post #2568 of 3567
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Originally Posted by tobiasfunke View Post

What are the main differences between EG's mainline and Workaday? I noticed some items, like the 19th Century BD, are shared across both lines. Is there any difference in fit or quality between the two lines?

What MoK said is true, though I'd add that the Workaday 19th Century BDs are identical detail-wise. However their fits aren't always the same because, like everything else EG, the patterns are recut for every season.
post #2569 of 3567

 

EG Mountain Parka

Boglioli Sportscoat

Kent Wang L/S Polo

Christian Kimber scarf

Epaulet chinos

Crockett and Jones Boots


Edited by Gerry Nelson - 10/25/15 at 3:47pm
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Originally Posted by tobiasfunke View Post

What are the main differences between EG's mainline and Workaday? I noticed some items, like the 19th Century BD, are shared across both lines. Is there any difference in fit or quality between the two lines?


Quality remains the same. Fit varies, such as the Fatigues. Has more of a relaxed vibe. 19th century BD is the same fit as main line. Originally conceived as a core product offering but cannot comment on its present concept.
post #2571 of 3567
One of the different things with the workaday 19th century is the gusseted arm pit, mainline 19th century does not have this. Makes the shirt wear a lot more casual and makes me want to obtain more workaday 19th centuries smile.gif
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What's the consensus on tropical wool? I was thinking of grabbing a pair of shorts from a previous season, but I'm wondering if it's worth the hassle of having to dry clean, considering I'd be wearing these 1-2 times per week. Under normal circumstances (no stains), how many wears should I expect before having to dry clean? And is tropical wool suitable for wearing this frequently?
post #2573 of 3567
1- Awesome fabric, thin, airy with good drape

2- As much ball sweat and ass stench as you, or your s-o, can handle

3- Yes
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Originally Posted by eluther View Post

What MoK said is true, though I'd add that the Workaday 19th Century BDs are identical detail-wise. However their fits aren't always the same because, like everything else EG, the patterns are recut for every season.

I would not call Workaday a diffusion line at all. Quality and materials are on par with EG. Agreed that the detail on Workaday tends to be simpler and boxier (I am thinking of the Workaday Chinos vs the EG Fatigues for example). I view workaday as more true to its work wear inspiration than regular EG, which borrows workwear detail.
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Originally Posted by lawlercon View Post

One of the different things with the workaday 19th century is the gusseted arm pit, mainline 19th century does not have this. Makes the shirt wear a lot more casual and makes me want to obtain more workaday 19th centuries smile.gif

Au contraire, mon frere. My non-Workaday 19th Century BDs also have the gusseted pit, as well. Maybe that's a somewhat new feature? My oldest 19th Century is from, I think, SS2012.

@bry2000 – Didn't realize "diffusion line" meant the stuff had to be cheaper. The more you know.
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Yes, eluther, to me at least, diffusion connotes the lesser quality line of a brand. Usually cheaper in make, price, materials and usually not made in Europe or the US. Many of the MC labels like Zegna have diffusion lines. Not that this makes diffusion lines bad per se; they just capitalize on the brand name, but you are not getting the same quality.
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Yes, eluther, to me at least, diffusion connotes the lesser quality line of a brand. Usually cheaper in make, price, materials and usually not made in Europe or the US. Many of the MC labels like Zegna have diffusion lines. Not that this makes diffusion lines bad per se; they just capitalize on the brand name, but you are not getting the same quality.

Eh, I wouldn't go so far as to say they have to have lower quality to be a diffusion. Diffusions are designed to have a cheaper retail price. For somethings (ie suits.. Zegna and Z for Zegna is a great example) quality is going to be much different, but not necessarily for all items (ie printed T-shirts). The main reason this is done is all marketing: to take advantage of what is called the 'halo effect.' This is similar to opening a shop that is full of items too expensive for 90% of your customers, but offering a few cheaper high-margin products they can afford because they will think of it as getting a great deal from a classy store.

A diffusion line is designed to reach a different (and generally more broad) consumer market than the main line. With that in mind, I can't think of workaday as a diffusion line, because I am willing to bet the number of people buying it is much lower than the number buying the main line.... and the costs seem about equal (at least in the US).
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The (very few) workaday shirts I've had or tried have always seemed to be larger than the latest (ss13 -> now) mainline shirts.

That said, I've had the one in this pic and the sleeves and length have shrunk to be about the same as my 19th ct button downs from the last 3-4 seasons. I beat my shirts up in the wash though with hot water and a machine dry.

Boring workdays at a desk have meant that I need to get outside and walk, even as the snow starts to fall. At least I get to take some wool out!




FW12 Homespun Bedford
Blue University Stripe Workaday 19th Ct Button Down (from this spring)
FW14 Brown Herringbone Cinch Pants
Mckinlay's Chukka
post #2579 of 3567
Does anyone have any shawl inspiration? I'm just not feeling any thing I've tried with it.
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Here's an inspiration worn by Steven

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