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post #1426 of 1716
if you ever get a lead on samples like that in a small/xs, hit me up man.
post #1427 of 1716
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Originally Posted by Fycus View Post


@mike868y I loosely know an ex nepenthes employee

Also if you have pics of a grandpa dressing like this then props

 

Haven't you seen old Japanese films like Kurosawa's Ikiru? Looks like typical old guy wear in post-war Japan. And I've noticed some other traditional Japanese-ish designs in the new S/S line. It's like what Leder's doing now too, appropriating traditional German journeyman designs for contemporary urban fashionistas in Berlin and NYC. No different from 3 and 4 star restaurants that serve "peasant" food.

post #1428 of 1716
That was a somewhat coherent argument and I see what you're coming from, but that can be easily applied to all menswear nowadays for the most part if its not high end fashion like any of the workwear or vintage inspired brands (woolrich, visvim, carhartt, etc). Yes old people wear dumpy unstructured blazers made of tweed, but the connection can be made with almost any other brand. The thing that elevates EG among them is the small details, the quirks, the unconventional fabrics or patterns that arent found in old peoples clothing. Yes if styled improperly it can look a little dull, but bringing heritage cuts into modern fashion is why the brand is so appealing, and why I cannot understand why you aren't able to grasp and keep posting in this thread
post #1429 of 1716
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post #1430 of 1716
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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post

Haven't you seen old Japanese films like Kurosawa's Ikiru? Looks like typical old guy wear in post-war Japan. And I've noticed some other traditional Japanese-ish designs in the new S/S line. It's like what Leder's doing now too, appropriating traditional German journeyman designs for contemporary urban fashionistas in Berlin and NYC. No different from 3 and 4 star restaurants that serve "peasant" food.

Sure, but EG also employs a dying breed of artisans in the garment district and pays them what I'm sure is a high wage for hand and machine work. Further they are stocked in shops where workers can make reasonable wages doing something that they are interested in. EG drives cash into the pockets of people who can use it. So, while I see what you're trying to say, if you're implying that it's a bad thing, that just doesn't make any sense. If young urban fashionistas want to take their tech bubble money and spend it on EG, that money goes to sewing workers, cutters, fabric sourcers, young people new to the job market trying to get their careers going, etc. I'd say thats a good thing.
post #1431 of 1716
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Sure, but EG also employs a dying breed of artisans in the garment district and pays them what I'm sure is a high wage for hand and machine work. Further they are stocked in shops where workers can make reasonable wages doing something that they are interested in. EG drives cash into the pockets of people who can use it. So, while I see what you're trying to say, if you're implying that it's a bad thing, that just doesn't make any sense. If young urban fashionistas want to take their tech bubble money and spend it on EG, that money goes to sewing workers, cutters, fabric sourcers, young people new to the job market trying to get their careers going, etc. I'd say thats a good thing.

 

You've mastered the art of non-sequitur. I'm curious to see if your personal EG styling's as incoherent as some of the runway shots we've seen. :p 

post #1432 of 1716
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You've mastered the art of non-sequitur. I'm curious to see if your personal EG styling's as incoherent as some of the runway shots we've seen. :p 

 

They have just made two of the best arguments in favour of EG that you could make. Yours, in contrast, is, as usual, simply mockery - in this case to say that it looks old-fashioned. But, like too many of your supposedly acerbic critiques, you missed the crucial 'so what?' question. Yes, EG draws on the past, but you would hardly see the kinds of fabrics and detailing that they use on those clothes. I happen to be wearing a pair of loose rough wool pinstripe trousers and a jacquard woven Andover jacket, both from EG today. You'd only mistake them for imitations of mid-century workwear if you squinted and tried to ignore almost everything about them apart from the cut. There's no way that what EG, and their parent company Nepenthes, are doing is simply workwear revivalism. And in the case of companies that are more overtly revivalist - romaticising functional clothing of the past - the best current examples out here in Japan perhaps being Kapital and the Mister Freedom x Sugarcane collaboration - the clothes can still be both beautiful and wearable. And that's the point. If you don't get this, then why are you here at all?

post #1433 of 1716
Would anyone with a wool herringbone Bedford mind posting measurements of a small and/or medium?

I understand that it fits on the bigger side in that fabric, and while I typically take medium in EG, I'm reading that the small might be a better fit. I'm not wanting it to fit really slouchy, but definitely don't want it to be too restrictive or too short.

For reference, the cotton pique Bedford from ss13 fit me bang on.
post #1434 of 1716
medium (from last season):

shoulder to shoulder 18 inches
pit to pit 20 inches
pit to cuff 19
shoulder to cuff 24.5
back length 29
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post #1435 of 1716

To those that are outside US and are interested in items on The Mens Market, I just called them and got quoted $150 minimum for shipping to Hong Kong:fu: 

post #1436 of 1716
Was wondering if you guys could help me out. I was planning on picking up either the red or grey CPO come sale time but having never seen them or tried them on I was wondering how versatile they are? Is it solely an overshirt and too warm to just be worn as a shirt? The reason I'm asking is that I've found a Bedford in what I think is the same fabric as the grey CPO for significantly cheaper than I can currently find a CPO on sale and I might just grab that instead. Having said that, I fear the Herringbone Bedford may just be too similar to the LDT I picked up earlier.
post #1437 of 1716
Just emailed Nepenthes- apparently all f/w 13 pieces are now 30% off.
post #1438 of 1716
fuck I'm going tomorrow. Hopefully my one piece is still there! Shit.
post #1439 of 1716
opened up my tattersall for xmas and have a workshirt on the way. I believe whoever said to size down 1 with eg shirts this season is spot on. The M's fit like a large, a true medium would be swimming in this bd. The fit is actually perfect now that I sized down. Still don't know how I feel about the scalloped hem with the final button ending at my bellybutton and having all this blousy shirt fabric at the hem, but it does look damn good on...
post #1440 of 1716
^ Thanks for the feedback on this. I went with my gut feeling on this and avoided the purchase because of sizing. Don't need another thick button up which will only get a few months of wear in a year.

I have issues with the 19th Century Button Down with the final button seemingly sitting so high above my belt line. Whenever the wind blows in just the right direction, my belly is suddenly exposed to the world.

Possible to show us some fit pics!?!
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