Engineered Garments Fall / Winter 2013 - Page 79
I would've waited for the sales too, but was hoping to get a few wears out of it this season while it's still chilly down here in Melbourne.
I went with my usual EG sizes - large jacket and 34 pants. Last year I had to size up with the herringbone knit bedford, but found that this year is more TTS. The measurements on Gentry were probably the most accurate I thought. Jacket is a good fit for me, bit slouchy in the body but I like that. Pants are true in the waist and slim in the legs, certainly more slim than most other EG pants I have.
Gentry have the Navy LDT vest and Irving pants on sale right now for about 20% off. Just picked up the vest to complete the suit.
Bear in mind I haven't handled either fabric but:
the uniform wool serge, as the name suggests is a durable wool used for uniforms. Metcalf Brothers - who make the fabric - also supply fabrics for police and military use. The mixed plaid is a flannel.
Although they overlap with the LDT they're used quite differently elsewhere in the collection - the uniform serge for the field parka and coverall jacket (tough workwear style jacket) - whereas the mixed plaid wool flannel is used for the button shawl and classic shirt (and a dress in the FWK line) - things that need more softness and drape. I'd guess the uniform serge is tougher and has less stretch.
Does daiki really cut/shape these items differently for women? Is this a viable option for the smaller men amongst us?
If so, any suggestions as to what 1 2 or 3 correspond to in mens sizing? (Blazers & outerwear)
If not, sorry to waste everyones time, regardless of their familial relation to mr suzuki.
Hey guys just wondering if anyone has tried on/bought both the LDT jacket and the uniform serge bedford this season? Just wondering what the comparative fits are like? The large LDT is a perfect fit for me, but I had to size up FW12 for the knit bedford.. Have been eyeing off a navy bedford for a couple of seasons..
Thanks in advance