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Engineered Garments FW 14

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Drinkwaters, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    It's a lot cheaper than the shawl cardigan, so by buying the vest instead you'd be saving money ;)

    I've just picked up the button shawl in the orange/brown from another member who changed his mind, and the knit fabric looks even better in life than photos suggest.
     
  2. g transistor

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    I might take one later on in the season, it's 95 at near 100% humidity right now...

    The fleece is super soft, but it will pill a bit. Still worth it, I think. There is also no inside chest pocket, which kinda made me sad.
     
  3. mbaum

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    All right. Finally put some skin in the game. Today's (Almost all) EG purchases.
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    We are lucky here in LA with now at least 5 retailers carrying the brand. Today, I stopped by American Rag, Threads and Needles and Tanner and sampled quite a bit. Here is a brief run down of my impressions (Your results may vary):

    E-1: Definitely size down or you will look like a balloon. AR had the herringbone version. I would not worry too much on waist. I am a size 34 TTS and an M fits me well. Waist is rather big and can be adjusted by cinch and strings. The look - Sorry boys. On me, I have found it awkward and disappointing

    Knit jackets: Big disappointment. They are thin (Which is good) but fabric really looks and feels cheap. Fit is ok, nothing stellar - a very boring piece in person. A bummer as I liked the look book pics. I passed

    Fair Isle jackets - Shawl collar and regular: LA is flooded with the brown ones (Jacket at AR, shawl collar at TaN). I cannot warm up to the fleece fabric. Sheds like crazy inside. Fit is weird (See spoiler), shawl collar fits me better than jacket for some reason. L seems fine but perhaps too tight? All fits so far that I have seen here or online appear too tight. Sizing up to XL appears to be off with tightness in body, loose everywhere else. I know that you guys love this piece, I am not warming up to it.

    Bedford: Could not agree more with @eluther : Pics made the moleskin look rather bland and I could not get into the brown buttons. I gave it another shot today and fell in love with it. It's perfect and, if I would not have already like 5 blue jackets I would have bought it. Size is similar (felt identical) to SS ripstop Bedfords. I saw it styled at Tanner over the long tattersall Dayton and olive Battenwear pants and it looked awesome.

    Andover: Also fits TTS. I tried on the brown herringbone. A bit bland but there is a jacket without patches for you. I think the corduroy though could be a winner.

    Long Dayton: I am in love. I bought it. Very thin fabric, crazy look, crazier under the brown orange knit. Fit is roomy/ TTS

    Banded collar shirts: What's not to love. Fabric again is rather thin. I picked up the houndstooth plaid and love the colors

    Orange/ brown shawl collar knit: Yes, yes and yes. Super big, super slouchy and super comfy. Not too thick. I was literally unable to take it off the whole time I was at Tanner when picking it up.

    AR had an assortment of jackets and coats, including blue forrest coat, homespun reversible coat, a few coveralls, CPOs. They also had a big selection of the plaids. All of that left me rather cold.

    As of now, I might be getting a Bedford (Homespun and/ or moleskin), a pant and shirt or two (How do the tux pants fit?) and the orange/ brown combi vest if I can find one in L. And I think that will be it for me.

    Mike



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    Shawl Collar in Large. Seems to fit best
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  4. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    Nice pick ups. I do like the look of the fair isle but I'm not sure I'm tempted enough. The shawl collar definitely looks the best on you.
     
  5. alex99

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    Great write up, and thanks for the honest feedback about what you did not like as well as what you did like. The banded collar houndstooth plaid has a really nice fabric and great colors. I have trouble taking it off though since the armholes are cut a bit high and I'm not used to a half placket. The shawl collar cardigan looks great. I need to call Nepenthes to get the versions they made it in. I wish they made it in the Orange Blue knit but I doubt it.
     
  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    When you say knit coat, do you mean the homespun jacket? Because that one, to me, does look too similar to offerings from lesser brands (Uniqlo, Shades of Gray :lol: ) where you don't anticipate the same wow factor. Earlier 'homespuns' looked very impressive, adding to the confusion.
     
  7. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    I was assuming the knit blazer i.e. https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/2568/olive-jerseyknit-knit-blazer

    I rather like the homespun bedford (not sure I'll resist): https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/2373/brown-homespun-bedford-jacket
     
  8. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, haha, thanks, I missed that one. (Agree the homespun looks good in those pics).
     
  9. kindofyoung

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    Anyone have anything to say about the bush shirt? I don't even know what price-range they are hah. Any iterations that have been particularly "clean/simple"(both fabric and detailing)?
    Haven't really seen them discussed here at all and while EG is cool it's too much "workwear" for me personally, but saw a really cool pic with a grey bush shirt the other day which has peaked my interest
     
  10. g transistor

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    Re: fairisle jacket

    That's strange because I have no shedding problems on my end. The large looks good on you but I think it looks best open with popped collar, maybe one button buttoned but definitely not all of them. I will try to post pics today
     
  11. Ken P

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    Ugh I want the long dayton so bad:
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    Also first time seeing this robe, I really like it:
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    (Awesome photos courtesy of loftman)
     
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  12. emprah

    emprah Active Member

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    Has any Canadian stockists received the FW14 shipments?
     
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    ^Inventory and Haven
     
  14. emprah

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    Thank you but I guess neither have the fairisle jacket.
     
  15. robinsongreen68

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    thanks @mbaum for your thoughts, i was torn between the fair isle blazer and the orange/brown shawl cardigan, you just helped me to make up my mind. just hope the sizing works out now
     
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  16. mbaum

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    Yes. MoK pointed to the right knit blazer/ jacket. They come in grey, blue and olive.

    Man, I love/ hate that thing. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I think the blue color is better than brown. Please post one soon as there is still a L left at TBB should I keep changing my mind ...

    You would be surprised the high amount of blue color/ yarn in the knit once you see it in the flesh. For some reason, this does not come out in pics but orange/ blue would not be a completely incorrect description for it either. Other colors include solid grey, blue, olive heavy knit/ sweater fabric.

    Thanks for posting those. That was one idea I had when buying the long Dayton. It is a crazy look that I like. Felt like, I need to go back in my shed and build something or go become a nurse in a hospital. Loved it.

    Mike
     
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  17. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    The Dayton work open like that looks great.

    Not AW14 but has anyone got any views on the whipcord Lansdown from a couple of seasons back - sizing comparisons with the current wool Bedfords would be appreciated.
     
  18. AlexanderTG

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    Just browsing Silver and Gold as I'm kopping one of the subtler Needles 7 cut flannels and came across this T from AW14. Comes in four variations.

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    Interesting that I haven't seen it on any of the stockists pages. Maybe they're keeping it in Japan for their own reasons. I dunno. Cool idea either way.

    And yes, S&G will ship to the US. My flannel will cost $15USD to ship. Not sure what kind of customs might follow but it's worth it. Just for the hell of it I'll spoiler a pic of it. Cheers.

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  19. SirMeowly

    SirMeowly Well-Known Member

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    FYI for any Seattle folks. Went by Jack Straw and even though it's hardly been any time since their 2nd delivery came in (a week-ish, I think), all the EG is selling very fast. I was looking for S/M in a few things (dark olive wool andover, grey herringbone classic shirt, and some 30/32 sizes in various pants) and came away empty-handed. If you want a L/XL though, you'll perhaps be in luck.

    Anyone know where I can pick up the olive wool cinch pants in 32? Nepenthes didn't have when I emailed, looks like TBB is out, and so is Jack Straw... oy.
     
  20. mbaum

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    ^ Do you recall what they have currently/ Especially pants and jackets?

    Mike
     

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