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post #271 of 1563
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Originally Posted by eluther View Post

Looks too matchy to my eye:
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From that picture, I sort of see what you mean. I think there still might be enough contrast but there is only way to find out...
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Yeah, I will probably do so. Just wanted to ask here first in case anyone else already asked. I may bite the bullet and buy something retail for the first time in years

If you do ask about the shawl this weekend, any chance you can post the list of stockists here? No real point in us all asking about the same items.
post #272 of 1563
does anyone know if the knit shawl was produced in XS? smallest size i have seen is a small
post #273 of 1563
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Originally Posted by Jagger_On View Post

From that picture, I sort of see what you mean. I think there still might be enough contrast but there is only way to find out...
If you do ask about the shawl this weekend, any chance you can post the list of stockists here? No real point in us all asking about the same items.

Yeah, I sent them an email and will post
post #274 of 1563
alrighty then,

Shawl Collar Knit Jacket - Orange/Brown Sweater Knit
Price is $504.00. We have left only in size Small.

Below is stockist

Kafka
Mini Shop
Nepenthes NY
Nitty Gritty
Siwali. Central Trading Co, LTD.
Tailor at the Tannery
The Outpost
Winn Perry
Woodlands LA
Woodlands Oregon



They may be sold out at Nepenthes now, but they may still have another small left nod[1].gifnod[1].gifnod[1].gifnod[1].gifnod[1].gifnod[1].gif


general questions: ground UPS shipping is free, no tax charged on phone orders outside of New York, send Nepenthes an email about the item you want to order along with billing & shipping address, then phone in your cc info. took 2 minutes
post #275 of 1563
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Originally Posted by eluther View Post

Feeling very conflicted about the Highland cargoes – the pockets are enormous and the leg is so slim. But I have this vision of them in brown 8W cord that they'd be so great with a navy coat.

Anyone want to weigh in? Has EG had a similar cut before (besides Matt) that similarly broke your heart? The only store stocking them is in Korea, so it'll probably be ridiculously expensive to procure them anyway.
yes! thick rich brown cord worn with navy sounds very yummy but that pant design is not for me, reminds me of julius cargos, also never liked the extreme tapered pants with eg and thats coming from somebody that tends to wear eg on the slim side, is there no other pant in that fabric?

I got pretty exited when I first saw Gary post the cinch pant in brown cord, all these beautiful images of potential fits came to mind, only to later realize its a thinner whale and the color is a bit lighter than I'd like it to be, its probably the ghosts of fw09 brown cord norfolk and maine guide that are fucking with me ,,,,,,ever since I got a pair of loose fitting navy thick whale pants I've been after a pair in dark brown and dark olive, hunt continues....

having said the above, you're tall so maybe they'd work on you (insert shoulder shrugging smiley here)
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Originally Posted by Jagger_On View Post

If you do ask about the shawl this weekend, any chance you can post the list of stockists here? No real point in us all asking about the same items.
great idea, we should all do this (hate emailing over and over as I discover more shit I'm interested in)
Edited by canstyleace - 8/2/14 at 2:04pm
post #276 of 1563
So if you take an XL in most EG blazers, should you stick TTS with the knit jacket? Anyone have measurements for the full size run?
post #277 of 1563
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Yeah, I sent them an email and will post

Good pickup and thanks for posting stockists. Post some pics when you get it in. Would love to see that one in fit pics as well. When I get my reply, I will update the thread with stockists for my items as well.
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

So if you take an XL in most EG blazers, should you stick TTS with the knit jacket? Anyone have measurements for the full size run?

Hey, did you miss my post and previous comments shog[1].gif Kidding. My advice is to stay with same size in the shawl knit jacket as you would in EG tops/blazers/coats.
post #278 of 1563

Nice drops up @ Kafka.

post #279 of 1563
Shoot - you snooze, you loose. Woodlands does not have it in yet (brown/ orange shawl knit), indicated to get it in Sep, which appears late?
post #280 of 1563
What about Winn Perry?
post #281 of 1563
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

So if you take an XL in most EG blazers, should you stick TTS with the knit jacket? Anyone have measurements for the full size run?

measurements: http://www.kafka.co.uk/item/23176/EngineeredGarments/Shawl-Collar-Knit-Jacket--OrangeBrown-Sweater-Knit.html
post #282 of 1563

OK boys, while stuck in the usual LA traffic, my digital assistant Samantha Siri and I did a little digging with US stockists on the brown/ orange knit jacket:

  • Wooodlands wil get it in Portland and LA - They indicated in around 2 weeks
  • Same for Winn Perry - When I called they have just gotten off the phone with EG (Angelo) to inquire about the shipment and thought it would be in in two weeks
  • Nepenthes is sold out and will not restock. In fact, they have already sold out the initial delivery and the restock
  • Nepenthes also indicated that Barney's will carry it - Not online yet and LA has not gotten the AW delivery either
  • I am on three pre-order lists ...

 

This is getting harder than hunting for Alden shell ...

 

Mike

post #283 of 1563
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Originally Posted by mbaum View Post

This is getting harder than hunting for Alden shell ...

Empathetic with you, Mike. I put in a pre-order for some Alden shell in Dec. 2012 and still no ETA. Similarly, I slept on the oxford tunics last season and – as you can see by my continual reiteration of that – "learned my lesson."

The economics of EG are so curious to me. Requesting their stock lists is such an eye-opening experience.

It's easy to perceive EG as a widely popular brand; though my interest in it obviously skews the proportion to which I see it mentioned, I think anyone with a tangential interest in #menswear would call them a darling brand. Their lookbooks and drops receive an absolutely incredible amount of coverage which unilaterally laps praise upon Daiki Suzuki (and Nepenthes as a whole). However, when you realize that only one shop in the world is stocking a particular pair of their pants, it means that at most 3 pairs were made in a given size. Extrapolate that across a size run, and you're looking at less than 15 pairs made. Total. There are no more. As Westerners, we're spoiled with the availability of what we want: you never have to worry about J. Crew running out of white dress shirts.

While popular items like navy Bedfords or seasonal staples in obviously desirable fabrics (like brown homespun) are more widely produced, we're still not talking about a thousand individual pieces. However, the vast majority of the stock completely sells through. Evidence this by the fact we're talking about the availability of a $500 patterned robe in the throes of summer and saying, "Damn – this shit is hard to get unless you kop it immediately." They have to be turning some kind of profit off of this. Yet, still, there are only 5 or 6 stores stocking any individual item. It's a supply-constrained market and its distribution is still so small in scope.

Another anecdotal piece: Jack Straw sold through the majority of their SS14 shirt stock well before sale season and were surprised there was a small amount of restock available from Nepenthes.

So, darling as they are, EG is still a very boutique, non-mainstream business. In a way, it seems almost like Supreme's purposefully small supply: it ensures a total liquidation and exponentially increases demand. They feel too humble to be hype-riders like that, though, which makes me wonder if I'm naive or if there are other complications to their production I'm simply ignorant of.

I would absolutely love to hear Gary or Steven riff on this as someone mediating the supply and demand of niche-yet-popular $200 work shirts and $500 patterned blazers.

When it's all said, though, there's a thrill to the beginning of each season's drops to see if you can procure (let alone afford) what you're convinced is going to sell through immediately.
post #284 of 1563

I will never forget the first time I ran into EG - it was at Liberty's store in London in June of 2010.  Imagine my surprise when I, as someone who grew up in NY and now lives an hour away in the suburbs, looked at the label and saw "Made in New York".  Bizarre - I had never had heard of the brand and never ran into it in any of the NY stores.

 

I still find it bizarre that the "flag ship store" is so small and only carries one of each size.  When things hit if you are not lucky to grab your size then you are out of luck - they only have one of everything.  Strange - they really need to stock multiple pieces in each size - it is the flag ship store.

 

With that said - great bunch of guys who work there - very helpful and accommodating.

post #285 of 1563
what a fucking fascinating tale
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