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post #961 of 1359
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Originally Posted by El QUaG View Post

Majority of EG jackets in my collection are the Andover. The flaps to all four pockets (two sides, a ticket and left breast) are cleverly designed to go either way, tucked in or left out.

The breast pocket in particular, gives one the option to have a flap there in the absence of a pocket square. Something different.

And speaking of Batik print. Missing the Cambridge Shorts to complete the collection!



My word..
post #962 of 1359
As much as I want to take credit, that Batik Print collection I found on Instagram.

I wish I had the status to roll through like that!!!
post #963 of 1359
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

@Mbaum heres some different ways I like to wear the andover
chest pocket flap is always tucked in, ticket pocket flat is always out and I just play around with the bottom flaps (in or out)
pocket square always helps to dress it up (add shawl collar cinch vest ftw)
 

 

Thank you, Sir. Those pics not only show me a few ways to wear the Andover, it also gave me confidence that I right sized it in L (I am always paranoid with EG sizing on jackets ...). Duh me for so not realizing it. When you guys mentioned it I checked the Andover pockets and compared it to the Baker. Then, it became so obvious on how the detail is made to tuck the flaps in for a perfectly clean finish (And, of course, not possible on the Baker).

 

So, very awesome for putting this together. I bought mine though with the shooting vest to go over the Andover (Shameless look book copy cat). Fit pic soon.

post #964 of 1359
Anyone know where to get a chambray work shirt on sale now?
post #965 of 1359
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Originally Posted by yesssir View Post

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 QUaGthat 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 ...

 

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Originally Posted by dogmoney View Post

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 smile.gif

 

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.

 

Mike

post #966 of 1359
Thread Starter 
These pockets on the Andover that you guys have been discussing are called convertible pockets, flap to besom. Most fine tailored clothing offer this option.
post #967 of 1359
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Originally Posted by dogmoney View Post

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 smile.gif

They are indeed sized the same. I had the opportunity to try the olive & navy ripstop along with the houndstooth bedford at Nepenthes earlier this season and they all fit exactly the same.

The houndstooth bedford is a killer piece, you will not be disappointed, even better in person! 

post #968 of 1359
agree on bedford sizing being consistent, I tried both ripstops and tiki print in the same size and all 3 fit about the same
post #969 of 1359
Was wondering where to ask this question and ended up here, as EG was the trigger point.

Recently I found out I am not a (at least for Japanese brands) size Small guy anymore but more of 'in between sizes.'
Having been a thin framed guy I knew this time would come, but I came to this conclusion when I found myself not wearing summer EG pieces and other Japanese-made stuffs as they felt constricting.
I am short, and have even shorter arm for my height so size S used to be a perfect for many brands that I enjoy.
Had I not known of this brand or its threads, I would have just cut weight or something but now I know the joy and comfort of wearing comfy/loose fitting clothes and wondering if going up to M would work.
So here I am, almost half my wardrobe fitting quite slim- think chambray work shirt fitting like a shirt from Express shog[1].gif - yet am not willing to part with them and even worse don't know where to go from here.
Has any of you guys gone through a change in wardrobe sizing, and how did you do it?
As in, do you start again from the scratch, what did you do with the previous articles, is it noticeably weird when a guy wears a S topwear and M bottomwear, etc.
Thanks for your time. smile.gif
post #970 of 1359

^ Hm, tough to comment without seeing the particular pieces on you. So much depends on fit, cut an personal preference with a piece -  and that can vary widely. Hence, I wear anything from M to XL. Want to post a few pics of particular EG and non-EG pieces you are wondering about? I would likely not through out all of my clothes and start over again.

post #971 of 1359
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Originally Posted by Drinkwaters View Post

These pockets on the Andover that you guys have been discussing are called convertible pockets, flap to besom. Most fine tailored clothing offer this option.

 

Genius - I have another finely tailored vintage MTO accessory that has a convertible pocket. Pictured here displaying the besom look ...

 

post #972 of 1359
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

Was wondering where to ask this question and ended up here, as EG was the trigger point. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Recently I found out I am not a (at least for Japanese brands) size Small guy anymore but more of 'in between sizes.'
Having been a thin framed guy I knew this time would come, but I came to this conclusion when I found myself not wearing summer EG pieces and other Japanese-made stuffs as they felt constricting.
I am short, and have even shorter arm for my height so size S used to be a perfect for many brands that I enjoy.
Had I not known of this brand or its threads, I would have just cut weight or something but now I know the joy and comfort of wearing comfy/loose fitting clothes and wondering if going up to M would work.
So here I am, almost half my wardrobe fitting quite slim- think chambray work shirt fitting like a shirt from Express shog[1].gif - yet am not willing to part with them and even worse don't know where to go from here.
Has any of you guys gone through a change in wardrobe sizing, and how did you do it?
As in, do you start again from the scratch, what did you do with the previous articles, is it noticeably weird when a guy wears a S topwear and M bottomwear, etc.
Thanks for your time. smile.gif

Edited by canstyleace - 6/12/14 at 9:43pm
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Thread Starter 

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post #974 of 1359
Got to check out Nepenthes today... pretty awesome store. Unfortunately nothing on sale yet.
post #975 of 1359
^^they told me July.
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