Originally Posted by canstyleace
FW11 navy wool embroidery cpo, its a mid weight loosely woven wool, drapes really nice and breathes very well so not too warm over ls or t, but if you put a vest or light jacket over it, or buttoned with scarf, it gets pretty comfy and warm.
I'd only seen 1 pic of that piece in some fabric where it looked pretty puffy, particularly the collar and sleeves looked thick and poofy but I think that ribbed? fabric on yours doesnt make it look bad though, does the collar look ok folded down or too thick? probably just needs a good overall stretch to smooth out the fabric.
I like that kind of layed back & cozy piece but I keep waiting for the perfect shawl neck cardigan belted robe thing which ideally would hit me lower than that one,,,, I had to resist the long barena cardi on yoox pretty hard just cuz I think that one would be a bit too long.
Thanks for the info, embroidery cpo seems nice.
I had only seen a few worn pics of this particular shawl version on two or three Japanese sites, the black version at Haven and the lookbook and a few Japanese sites as well. I think the fabric needs to settle a bit, but the collar doesn't look too bad I don't think folded. I took a quick shot of it the other day trying it on again. It can actually be molded a bit so it can be shaped and styled differently.
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I have a belted knit shawl robe from Nonnative that I grabbed last season as part of the same hunt for something similar, but I like the EG version because of the button closure it provides.
Originally Posted by JOA
I like this best left open as in the pic I quoted. It does look a bit boxy/bulky but I'm sure it's because it is new. It'll soften up over time. To my eye, it's a standout piece this season.
Personally, I'm still looking for the FW '11 Shawl Sweater Knit cardigan in Grey (Gary carried it). It's probably most most-wanted FW piece, though I may settle on this one if the quest proves unsuccessful.
Good to see you posting about EG again, tonio028.
Yeah, open I feel is best in terms of styling/fit, but I have to say it is pretty warm once it is closed up to the fullest and belted. I am upset I missed out on the FW12 boucle or the grey one you mentioned also, loved the fabrics on those, but this one is very good as well I must say.
I definitely felt it was a standout piece, enough so to pick it up at the price point when I haven't picked up EG pieces in a while. In fact, there are quite a few pieces from this season that have caught my interest again. Although I haven't posted much in threads, I have continued to follow as I still enjoy the aesthetic it brings.
Originally Posted by mbaum
Is this a FW13 piece? If so, missed it somehow. Loos stellar from the front, bit bulky from the bag but I want it. Likely will need L. (I think you wear it very well with those sweat-ish pants (Some on here detest that look. I like it a lot. Different shoes though
). Cantstyleace, what Barena piece are you talking about in that context? Maybe the knit jacket in gray herringbone is also a nice, slightly cleaner alternative. Saw it in SF this week but not in my size. It looks much better in person than in pics.
On CPOs: Really did not like EG (style and fit) this season and went with Orslow instead. Simple, dynamite wool fabric and stellar fit (on me, at least).
This is the FW13 version. Here it is from Gentry's site (though sold out it appears): http://gentrynyc.com/collections/engineered-garments/products/eg-shawl-collar-knit-jacket
The styling with the sweat type pants was purely coincidence since I threw it on right before bed and I was lounging around. Ironically though, the pants are by EG, they're the wool jersey Essex pants from last FW12 season: http://www.secondstage2008.jp/L-ENGINEERED12FW-ESSEXPANT-WOOLJERSEY-GREY.html