also an article in gq:
Daiki Suzuki, the visionary behind Engineered Garments, digs classic WASP style. But he pulls his true inspiration from the classics of the American workingman (think Filson, Carhartt, Dickies). His painter's pants, khakis, blazers, and suits are all casual, tough, and unstructured (that suit, for instance, isn't for the office). The silhouettes are tapered but not skinny. The vibe is masculine and laid-back, like you could break out the tools at any moment and start building. (We said could"”not should.)
and a q&a with daiki:
Name: Daiki Suzuki
Label: Engineered Garments
Born: Aomori, Japan
Currently resides: Brooklyn, New York
My hero: Ralph Lauren. He succeeded in turning his vision into one of the most successful businesses in the world.
First job in fashion: I sold socks on the street in Shinjuku, Tokyo, from a table just outside the door of a gentleman's store.
The look of my clothes: American sportswear, but everything is a little off-kilter.
The most stylish man of the past fifty years: Fred Astaire. He'd wear a tie pin without wearing a tie, or wear a tie as a belt.
The worst design idea I've ever considered: Making an entire collection in one fabric, like charcoal wool flannel.
My house is on fire. I grab: Nothing. I'd just get the hell out.
I'm getting executed at midnight. My last meal will be: Spaghetti al limone at Latteria in Milan.
The two pieces of clothing every guy should own: Jeans and a T-shirt.
Favorite item of clothing: Army fatigue pants
^they really managed to make this stuff look boring.