Originally Posted by yesssir
Wow you guys put me onto something new. I never thought about tucking in the pockets to the Andover. I honestly like them out though as I mostly wear my blazers with denim or chinos very casually. I must admit they do look nice tucked in the way canstyleace wears them in all his pics.@Mbaum
you've done some damage this season. I thought I bought too much EG this season but you have me beat. Looks good on you.@El QUaG
that batik collection looks great! Looking forward to more of your fit pics.
Yes, I did. Everything has arrived now from pretty much all four corners of the world. This season, I bought full fits that I liked and (I think and hope) they turn out well. Also, living in LA the summer stuff is year-round perfect. Casually for summer and then more layering in SoCal winters. AW stuff is too heavy for our climes. And I am a huge fan of this SS season, which I think is the best SS season that EG has done so far. So it is easy to buy a piece or two ...
Originally Posted by dogmoney
Anybody got experience with both the olive ripstop bedford and the houndstooth bedford.. Any sizing difference between the two? I want to pick up the HT but inventory have no returns on sale items so need to be kind of sure.. Help much appreciated. @Mbaum
it seems as if we're the same EG size
I checked sizing on Inventory's site and on TBB: While they differ slightly, it appears that most/ all Bedfords are pretty much the same size. Inventory's measures correspond more to what I think is accurate when I measure mine (Though both are spot on in the all important p2p and shoulder, with TBB going a bit overboard on the shoulder by 0.5" and arms too long by ~1").
With that in mind, I am usually not the one to advice to size up this season as I find most everything is TTS and looks best that way. Sizing up can add too much bulk in the body and arms (Yes, even for EG). And, depending how tall you are, it can add a bit of body and arm length.
However, if @accordion is right and the HT indeed is smaller than the ripstop, I would call Gentry and ask for the crucial measurements (And how they measure), where they feel they differ and by how much. If both jackets turn out to be the same in your comparable key measures (which would be my assumption), I'd go TTS. If the HT is indeed, say 0.5" smaller, size up to XL.
Also, you have to consider how you personally like it: I don't think the Andover or Baker look good too big, but the Bedford actually can look good both ways: I happen to have an XL and L in olive ripstop. The XL is not a bad look at all, but the look reminds me somehow of an over coat/ shop coat and has quite some bulk in the body. I prefer the L, which still is in no way slim or tight, but clearly more fitted and with an overall length that I much prefer. (FYI, if it is helpful, I am 5'11", 185#, more of a gym bunny so p2p, shoulders and arm circumference are usually the showstoppers).
Hope that's helpful.