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
    If you want to order them online now, then the only option is to buy them from one of the Japanese stockists through a proxy. I don't know if any of the U.S. stockists who have online stores will be carrying them, but the usual places that you'll want to check will be Steven Alan, Stuart and Wright, Hejfina, and Peasant.
     
  2. xchen

    xchen Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,750
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Thanks, I will check the stores you mentioned. I do quite like the detailing on some of those EG shirts, and white chambray is quite tempting.
     
  3. timpoblete

    timpoblete Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,618
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Stopped by MAC today and they had just received their first shipment. They had the following:

    19th BD Shirt, White ($168)
    Inside Out Red Plaid Workshirt ($168, the shirt on the cover of the EG lookbook)
    Red Plaid Binoculars Shirt ($168)
    Black Slim-fit Jeans
    Light Blue Cinch Shorts
    Black/White Ministripe Cinch Pants
    Light Blue Waistcoat
    Dark Navy Stripe Waistcoat

    No coats/jackets yet and didn't get the prices for the other stuff.
     
  4. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Stopped by MAC today and they had just received their first shipment. They had the following:

    19th BD Shirt, White ($168)
    Inside Out Red Plaid Workshirt ($168)
    Red Plaid Binoculars Shirt ($168)
    Black Slim-fit Jeans
    Light Blue Cinch Shorts
    Black/White Ministripe Cinch Pants
    Light Blue Waistcoat
    Dark Navy Stripe Waistcoat

    No coats/jackets yet and didn't get the prices for the other stuff.

    Did you try any of pieces on? How's the fit on them if so?
     
  5. timpoblete

    timpoblete Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,618
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    I tried the binoculars shirt on and, like the FW version, was very boxy. I think the width is very similar to the 19th BD and the Workshirts, but the length is shorter than both and straight, giving it that boxy effect. Sleeve length seemed standard too. I may end up picking up the blue version and slimming it down a couple inches. Sorry no pics. Their mirrors are outside of the dressing rooms, out with the clothes, so it's difficult to bust out the camera.

    The workshirt fits like last year's SS workshirts.
     
  6. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Good to know, thanks. I'm hoping for the blue version too, as well as the white one.

    Anyone have any ideas on what pants would be best to pair with the light blue waistcoat? That one would be a challenge I think, but I'm leaning towards light colored chinos like off-white and khaki. I'm not sure if I'll get it though.
     
  7. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    13,383
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    Those tapered jeans in khaki are really drawing me in. What would you say they fit like, poly?
     
  8. poly800rock

    poly800rock Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,435
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    Those tapered jeans in khaki are really drawing me in. What would you say they fit like, poly?

    the tapered regular jeans fit almost identical to Nom de guerre classic fit jeans (from this season). Higher rise, tapered leg. It's a pretty utilitarian cut, but classic in every aspect. I guess the closest would be a levi's '55 cut, but with a tapered leg, a bit boxy in the body, similar to oni's, but again, with a tapered leg. Great detailing as expected. cotton lined waist band (ie. rag and bone) red taped hem so indigo doesn't transfer to your pants. Again, i would have kopped if i didn't have a pair of nom de guerre's already
     
  9. timpoblete

    timpoblete Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,618
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Good to know, thanks. I'm hoping for the blue version too, as well as the white one.

    Anyone have any ideas on what pants would be best to pair with the light blue waistcoat? That one would be a challenge I think, but I'm leaning towards light colored chinos like off-white and khaki. I'm not sure if I'll get it though.

    Light chinos I'd think would work fine, and if you add a little bit of dark to the top from in the pics below with the jeans it could work out.

    http://www.rakuten.co.jp/museumnets/1866558/

    Waistcoat (blue @ left, black @ right):
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Fishing Vest:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Workshirt, Chambray:
    [​IMG]

    19th BD in Oxford and White:
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. the etruscan

    the etruscan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    286
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    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.

    They did. I spoke to the man (blanking on his name) who co-owns MAC. He said they specifically chose a larger model to emphasize that their sizing was bigger than before. I normally can't wear their XLs at all (shoulders 1-1.5" too narrow, sleeves 2-4" too short, stomach strangely fine), but he thinks at least a few pieces in the upcoming season will fit me, so . . . yeah.
     
  11. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Interesting. Denim did not cross my mind at all.

    That's promising, maybe the Andover suit jackets will fit me this season then.
     
  12. whacked

    whacked Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,364
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    They did. I spoke to the man (blanking on his name) who co-owns MAC. He said they specifically chose a larger model to emphasize that their sizing was bigger than before. I normally can't wear their XLs at all (shoulders 1-1.5" too narrow, sleeves 2-4" too short, stomach strangely fine), but he thinks at least a few pieces in the upcoming season will fit me, so . . . yeah.

    as if their sizing wasn't vanity enough, at least compared to other 'fashion' brands [​IMG]
     
  13. the etruscan

    the etruscan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    286
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    as if their sizing wasn't vanity enough, at least compared to other 'fashion' brands [​IMG]

    Didn't seem that way to me. Could be that their sizing is exactly wrong for me though. I wear XL in many fashion brands (to be fair, I wear XXL in others), and can't even pretend to get into an XL in their coats. Seeing supposedly full length coat sleeves come 4 inches past my elbow is ridiculous.
     
  14. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    ^ Arg, I wish they had the rest of their pictures up. I see lots of great stuff in there.
     
  15. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,649
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    They did. I spoke to the man (blanking on his name) who co-owns MAC. He said they specifically chose a larger model to emphasize that their sizing was bigger than before.
    In an email exchange with Angelo from Nepenthes NY, he said that they don't use models for their lookbooks, but just their friends. The regular long-haired dude was "away" and so their other friend stepped in. It doesn't sound like a plan at all, really.
     
  16. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,739
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    I would like a chambray workshirt. I see Gary's carrying the gray, anyone know if US stockists wil have the blue?
     
  17. PeasantLLC

    PeasantLLC Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    248
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    I'm posting the Engineered Garments pieces that we got in today on our thread. Anyone interested can call in a phone order 248.203.6470. The pieces are truly amazing. We've got the blue chambray shirt by the way.
     
  18. batorizer

    batorizer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Location:
    OKC
    does anyone know who'll be stocking the binocular shirt in blue plaid? seems like all I can find is orange...
     
  19. velobran

    velobran Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    585
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    http://www.skink-nagoya.com/index.eg08ss.html

    OPEN  11:00 - 20:00  Dairy  except  Wednesday 

    Can I at least have soy on Wednesday???

    I must have the chambray shirt.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by