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Engineered Garments Fall/ Winter Preview

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Drinkwaters, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Well-Known Member

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    I just got off the phone with Diaki Suzuki, the brains behind Engineered Garments and he said I could release the images of the Fall/ Winter collections. I have tried to upload the pdf images from my computer to SF upload area and Image Shack but have been unsuccessful. I am e-mailing them to LaGuy and he will figure out how to post them for you all to see.
    He is having a busy day a the office so please be patient, he will get to you as soon as he can. I will be taking forward orders on anything we have ordered for the store, so I recommend that you either call me with your request or pm me you phone # and I will return a call to you.
    Hope you enjoy the offering!

    Best Regards,

    Gary

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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Okay, so here is an exclusive look at the upcoming F/W 2006-2007 Engineered Garments collection. I need the duffel in charcoal, the tweed sports jacket, and that awesome teal blue hunting jacket, all in medium. Oh, and a few of the shirts too. Perhaps I need a higher paying job. Maybe I'll panhandle on lunchbreak: help a brother out - needs new clothes [​IMG]

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  3. xcoldricex

    xcoldricex Well-Known Member

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    hmm. looks kind of boring to me. like the hood details on the duffle coat even though i can't wear them. and the asymmetry of the cuffs on the last blue jacket is kind of cool. other than that it just looks like they put zippers in random places...
     
  4. Brian SD

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    I really like the ties and the tweed herringbone jacket. The engineer (or is that pilot?) jacket with the super long cuffs looks good as well. Definitely like the colors... still very classic Americana.
     
  5. LA Guy

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    Okay, all the pics are up now. Man, Imageshack was slow today.
     
  6. cchen

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    ehh.. not liking any of the pieces
     
  7. LA Guy

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    Er, there are zips on one jacket and some of the pants. Nor seeing them all over the place. I personally like the colors and textures that Daiki uses more than anything else, and also the slightly boxy silhouette and his use of layering (I am an inverterate layerer - usually a coat over a light jacket over a hoodie over a tee for winter, in different colors and usually in highly textured materials - boiled wool, corduroy, moleskin, etc...). The teal blue color on that first jacket is pretty awesome, imo.

    I find this type of heritage fashion with lots of hidden details a lot more personally compelling than the in your face stuff. I am more of a Margiela 10 fan than a Number (N)ine fan, for instance. But that doesn't make me not appreciate Number (N)ine on its own merits.
     
  8. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    That vest is badass. The BD shirts are nice, too.

    Has the quick release belt become a signature piece?
     
  9. LA Guy

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    That vest is badass. The BD shirts are nice, too.

    Has the quick release belt become a signature piece?


    I like the vest too - thought is was one of the stronger pieces, although I don't really wear vests except as layering pieces, so it would be sort of a waste. And yes, the quick release belt is *the* belt that they do.

    Did you end up ordering one of the Styleforum ones?
     
  10. LA Guy

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    ehh.. not liking any of the pieces

    That's a valid opinion, but it would be nice to get a little more critique. Do you not like the pieces personally (i.e. the collection or label doesn't fit your personal aesthetic), or do you not like them for more objective design reasons. Just more interesting to read, y'know?
     
  11. shoreman1782

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    Naw, I hesitated and missed out. Unlike other pieces, where I can easily see the difference in quality/styling from high-end to low, I'm really pretty satisfied with my $20-$30 belts from Banana Repub, etc. Maybe someday...

    I'm not sure I could wear the vest, either (afraid I'd look like this guy), but it's still a neat piece. I could go for a full coat in that olive wool (like this Filson coat, but more like the EG color). The clothes in that pic looks like a really well put-together outfit from an outdoor store in Maine, or something. Pendleton-ish shirt, surplus items in good shape. Not sure about the scarf/cravat thing.
     
  12. Brian SD

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    I totally hear what you're talking about. For me, after wearing my EG belt for along while, then looking at my older belts (including one from Versace which I thought was amazing at first), I can totally see the difference. But before I had that belt, I just bought on-sale Diesel belts and never knew any better.
     
  13. Kent Wang

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    I totally hear what you're talking about. For me, after wearing my EG belt for along while, then looking at my older belts (including one from Versace which I thought was amazing at first), I can totally see the difference. But before I had that belt, I just bought on-sale Diesel belts and never knew any better.
    Yeah, once you've put a few months of wear into a fine leather belt and compare it against a Banana Republic one, the difference in quality is readily apparent.
     
  14. manifest v

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    Yo Gary/Drink... whatup with the older line with the many khaki jackets? The double breasted one was awesome. Do y'all still have some of EG's 2005 Fall/Winter line in stock? Because I really don't like much of this new line.
     
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    my favorite collection so far. i'd wear everything ... except for maybe the trench coat.
     
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    A few things jump out at me. First was the shoes. Oh the heavenly shoes. How can I justify another pair of shoes? Then I read that they were Russels and it all made sense. I have a pair of Russell boots and I'll be ordering at least one pair of shoes per year from them for quite a while. I love them.
    The duffle coat is a very nice looking piece as well. I reall like the visor in the hood, it's been a feature in mountaineering jackets for at least a decade and really makes a difference in the usefulness of a hood. Stylistic and very useful, good combination. It also appears classical enough in style to be a useful garment in 10 years. Long life is also good.
    The last thing that popped for me were the flannel ties. I immediately though of pairing them with a button down and wearing them under the very Filson jacket that shoreman posted. It was interesing to see him post it before I got the chance, though I'm thinking about charcoal instead of green. Another item on my winter list.
    I like the double chest pockets and peak lapels on the tweed a lot. The kind of details I'm going to tuck away in my head for the day when I have someone break out a bolt of tweed and make me a jacket. I'm not a big fan of how it fits that model though and that dampened my feelings for it. How it pulls on him makes it impossible (for me) to tell what the real shape is.
    All in all I really dig the clothes. Unfortunatly I won't be buying any of them as I live in stinking hot Texas and can't hardly justify the warm clothing I have let alone spend money for more. I wish I lived somewhere cold agaig. Stupid Texas.
     
  17. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Well-Known Member

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    Yo Gary/Drink... whatup with the older line with the many khaki jackets? The double breasted one was awesome. Do y'all still have some of EG's 2005 Fall/Winter line in stock? Because I really don't like much of this new line.

    Manifest V,

    We sold almost all we had of the 05 winter collection except for a couple of the Baseball style jackets in black bedford cord and plaid flannel shirt.

    Gary
     
  18. minya

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    Holy crap, I'm loving the mil-spec trench and engineer's jacket. I think I'm going to order those.
     
  19. Lucky Strike

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    I really like some of them - the grey duffle, the corduroy Norfolk-ish jacket, the tweed jacket, many of the shirts - and I like some of the cravat/scarf things. Are these pricey?

    Some of these come off as eh...over-engineered; too many details, extra seams, zippers, toggles, buttons, etc. They seem to be very well-made clothes, though, as far as I can see.

    In the same way, I'm not keen on how the clothes are photographed; there's just too much layering, and the sum of the details comes over as fussy. In addition, the super-layering in the photos hides too much of the clothes - I have difficulties visualising many of them.

    I agree on the colours being a bit dull, but this, I suspect, might also have somtehing to do with the slightly bleak lighting in the photos. I like the location, though.
     
  20. Brian SD

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    I feel the same way. It's just a bit too layered for how I would wear it, though I do like seeing the array of textures and colors placed right on top of each other.
     

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