1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 08

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by robin, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    The Engineered Garments Spring Summer 08 collection is up! http://engineeredgarments.com/ There are some nice shots of what looks like the Andover suit in cotton (now with a vest, or if you want, a work apron [​IMG]), some nicely cut shorts, and several good looking jackets. I can't say that I'm a fan of that trench though.
     
  2. the etruscan

    the etruscan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    286
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Strangely fond of the patchwork jacket.

    Love the vest!
     
  3. bene

    bene Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    I like this collection, but it seems they are doing fewer pieces with every collection. Especially I was hoping for more outerwear and shirts. Let's see what eventually materialises.

    I got to get these shoes: 2nd picture of the series, right side. Looking not actually spectacular, but exactly the kind of shoe I imagined to wear.

    Anyone got any idea what these could be?

    Thanks
     
  4. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,072
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Zürich/Stockholm
    Im pretty dissapointed. Most of the pieces seems very bland, basic and "safe".
     
  5. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    I like this collection, but it seems they are doing fewer pieces with every collection. Especially I was hoping for more outerwear and shirts. Let's see what eventually materialises.

    I got to get these shoes: 2nd picture of the series, right side. Looking not actually spectacular, but exactly the kind of shoe I imagined to wear.

    Anyone got any idea what these could be?

    Thanks

    The shoes look like dark brown or black bucks, and look to be of the same type as the white bucks in the other pictures. As for the lookbook pieces, I imagine they'd want to show off the stuff that will most likely be ordered by stockists and there's always lots more that shows up by the time everything hits stores. Their showroom has a bunch more pieces that we've never seen before either, according to the people that have visited it.

    Also, I just remembered what that damn trench coat picture reminded me of: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...33913274294945
     
  6. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,744
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    Im pretty dissapointed. Most of the pieces seems very bland, basic and "safe".

    "Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 08"

    I think it's pretty much less of the same. Where are the great shirts?[​IMG]
     
  7. alan

    alan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,613
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Location:
    Beirut
    This is one of those brands whose appeal i didnt get, when reading SF.

    None of their items look any good to me.

    Is it their functionality or quality that you like, or do we just have different tastes?
     
  8. bene

    bene Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    The shoes look like dark brown or black bucks, and look to be of the same type as the white bucks in the other pictures. As for the lookbook pieces, I imagine they'd want to show off the stuff that will most likely be ordered by stockists and there's always lots more that shows up by the time everything hits stores. Their showroom has a bunch more pieces that we've never seen before either, according to the people that have visited it. Also, I just remembered what that damn trench coat picture reminded me of: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...33913274294945
    yeah trench coats have a high symbol value don't they...it's very hard to make them look natural and not somehow awkward, especially on people under 30. ..about the shoes ... "bucks"...? I reckon you mean the style of shoe by that, not a brand name. What do you think is the brand of these...I like the colourway with the contrasting sole and upper material. Maybe it's Russell Mocc again... Please enlighten me... Thanks
     
  9. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    ..about the shoes ... "bucks"...? I reckon you mean the style of shoe by that, not a brand name. What do you think is the brand of these...I like the colourway with the contrasting sole and upper material. Maybe it's Russell Mocc again...
    Correct, they're more of a nick name for suede bluchers, usually with rubber soles. Here's an example: http://stores.channeladvisor.com/gra...Items/129072-p

    Both functionality and quality, and yes to probably just having different tastes.
     
  10. Souper

    Souper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,151
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Location:
    NY, New York
    the fit of the items in the lookbook don't look very flattering. IMO the f/w season was just scraping by with the intentional antifit silhouettes of their coats and whatnot, but for s/s 08 instead of intentional antifit, workwear thing it instead just looks unintentional and bordering on"totally clueless". If you check the pictures posted, it makes what looks like a normal, fit guy look like / \\ instead of \\ /

    I am hoping for some unexpectedly cool shirts or something, though. at retail though there are probably better things for my money this spring
     
  11. whacked

    whacked Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,364
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    If you check the pictures posted, it makes what looks like a normal, fit guy look like / \\ instead of \\ /

    I'm not sure that's a "normal, fit guy" to begin with, at least by industry's standards. Anti-fit clothing looks much more flattering on a lean or tall specimen IHMO. What's worse, dude does not seem to have much of that workwear or just "cool guy" vibe; horrible choice of model all around. [​IMG]
     
  12. fftfft

    fftfft Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    142
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
  13. Souper

    Souper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,151
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Location:
    NY, New York
    It is possible that they choose an unfit fat guy to model their spring and summer line, although I don't think that would make much marketing sense. By fit, perhaps I rather meant normal and proportional by today's standards. Definitely not by industry standards, but in ok shape of good BMI or whatever the standard is... I think the gigantic antifit of all of the pants above the knee and the fact that he compounds this problem by placing his hands in his pockets made for a very unflattering photoshoot on already admittedly unflattering clothes.
     
  14. timpoblete

    timpoblete Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,618
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Like the binoculars shirt, grey striped hoodie/shawl pullover, gorgeous shade of blue on the fisherman's jacket, pattern on the grey shirt underneath the grey madras bedford, and the engineer's jacket.

    The lookbook seems pretty ho-hum this time around, but, as always, everything's probably going to come out in several different materials and a lot of their classic pieces will show up in new materials/patterns that aren't in the lookbook.
     
  15. Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio

    Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    283
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    ^ Who would have thought the binocular shirt would be such a success, both in terms of design and popularity. In fact, I'm wearing the F/W one right now...
     
  16. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    ^ Who would have thought the binocular shirt would be such a success, both in terms of design and popularity. In fact, I'm wearing the F/W one right now...
    Yeah, that surprised me too. I thought the red based plaid version was pretty strong (with the grey one being better), but it quickly sold everywhere regardless. I'll have to give the S/S madras version a close look though, as it seems it would be pretty wearable.
     
  17. timpoblete

    timpoblete Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,618
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Here are Gary's selections guys.

    Info from Gary:
    I have not worked up the prices yet but there are no major increases compared to last season.
    I'll be happy to take pre-orders if anyone is interested.
    I did order lots of smalls, sometimes two in an item and sometimes just one.
    It's the largest order I've ever given them.

    [​IMG]
    Gary, Daiki, and Angelo

    [​IMG]
    Engineer Jacket / Olive Sunforger Boatcloth (Canvas)

    [​IMG]
    Bedford Jacket / Navy Garbardine Twill

    [​IMG]
    Mt. Parka / Khaki 70/30 Poplin (70% Cotton/30 Poly)

    [​IMG]
    Pathfinder Jacket / Olive 70/30 Poplin

    [​IMG]
    Jean Jacket / Black 8oz. Denim

    [​IMG]
    Henley S/S / Navy stripe

    [​IMG]
    Camp Shirt S/S / Tan Floral print

    [​IMG]
    Popover BD S/S Shirt / Olive Irredescent Luminary

    [​IMG]
    Work Shirt / Grey Cone Chambray

    [​IMG]
    Work Shirt / Brown Reversed Print Plaid (note that the print is on the inside)

    [​IMG]
    Assorted Ties, Pocket Squares and Hats

    Gary's Contact Info:
    Drinkwater's
    2067 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02130
    (P) 617.547.2067
    (F) 617.547.2070
    grdrinkwater@hotmail.com
    www.drinkwaterscambridge.com
     
  18. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Awesome, thanks for posting those. I love the pocket squares and ties.

    Is that the fabric that was a bit of sheen to it?
     
  19. irbe

    irbe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Nice shirts. Think i will have to grab a white one this season. Gary do you know off hand if the Pathfinder comes in any other color this year besides the Green?
     
  20. evilgeniusdan

    evilgeniusdan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,703
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    Thanks for posting. Liking the shawl-neck L/S shirt, and the parka.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by