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Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2013, plus FWK

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by robin, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. jayce030

    jayce030 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone run into these pieces? Know who may be stocking?

    Cheers!


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  2. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    I think Gary has that ecru truman vest.
     
  3. Dino19

    Dino19 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'm a XS in the work shirt, so I'm not sure if I need to size up for this. Waiting for Gary to give me the measurements for XS & S once he received his stock.
     
  4. HuggyGiraffe

    HuggyGiraffe Well-Known Member

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    Well, he might be described as "avid", but he picked up surfing only fairly recently. Don't mean to burst everyones bubble here, but whoever thinks real surfers wear this kind of clothing is deluding themselves. I surf, spent the most part of January on the north shore and have been to Teahupo'o a couple of times, but have never seen any serious surfer dress up "like a surfer", and definitely not like Bozo the Clown in ostentatious floral patterned little blazers.

    What I have seen there, though, are Japanese tourists who were dressed to the nines in "surfer gear" to play with their boogie boards on the beach, but never actually enter the water. So it's clear that EG isn't aiming at getting real surfers to buy this stuff. It is aimed at their usual clientele of "Size XS" Fairy Boys prancing up and down the back alleys of Setagaya, pretending to be weatherworn men until the next "theme" comes around the corner.

    Hey, I'm not saying it is bad to have a broad collection, but let's keep it real a bit and not delude ourselves that the pretentious aspect of EG hasn't become stronger over the years, almost replacing the original idea of well-made Americana.
     
  5. astris

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    I live 2 blocks from the ocean in what many probably refer to as a beach town (lived here my whole life). I'd to think i know a little bit about it. My personal take, I don't think it's trying to look "real" surf, which is why I like it. Just some loud stuff for summer with a coastal vibe instead of the the usual woodsy feel.

    Honestly, is it really anymore ridiculous than some dude walking down the streets of downtown NY, London or Japan in a chambray workshirt and a fisherman/outdoorsman style field jacket? Same thing, other end of the spectrum.

    If you're an EG fan, each collection usually has at least something for everyone. If not, move on.
     
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  6. FlyingLotus

    FlyingLotus Well-Known Member

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    Well I gave in and went to order the field jacket but its sold out already :( booo

    Also, selling a ss12 Douglas shirt jacket in size large for cheap - awesome piece but I need an xl
     
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  7. Edd

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    wow you've only just really got into the brand & already saying "Yeh it's another field jacket", however to be fair to this particular edition it has a few different aspects with the rounded collar & different pockets kind of a mix between a field jacket & bird shooter. Of course your comment could also be atributed to the Bedford, Andover,Field shirt,popover,ground jacket,baker,trueman etc etc. Or does printing some 70's style wall paper on a garment make a staple jacket better in your opinion? For me a few subtle changes in material or cut, or even a better pocket layout can be enough.

    As for the surf theme, i think if your into it you should take a look at batten sportswear website who have their s/s lookbook up, the guy who designs worked with Daiki & in my opinion Batten offers a much more surf orientated collection for less $.
     
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  8. mike868y

    mike868y Well-Known Member

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    damn, they aint even give me a chance to save my lunch money (10) to buy it.
     
  9. shoreman1782

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    (1) Who's saying EG is making clothing for "real surfers"? The surf gear aspect is another vein of Americana for the EG team to use/interpret. They've also added a decent amount of NY streetwear type stuff in the last few years
    (2) if you stopped using (and capitalizing, for some reason) the term "fairy boy" your observations would be less likely to be dismissed out of hand
     
  10. astris

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    I think after wearing it for 3-4 years, I think I understand a decent amount. I know they do tons of revisions (at one point I had 3 or 4 befords in my closet, all from different seasons). My whole point was I simply surprised there was focus on a revised jacket instead of net new pieces. Figured new pieces would draw more attention. That's all.

    BTW, giant bright colored daisy print is not for me either, but I'm not knocking it.

    As for Batten, I own a couple jackets, but overall, it's a little too athletic and sporty looking for me. There's a reason why my closet is comprised of mainly EG.
     
  11. astris

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    Bingo. And a prevalent vein if you live on the coast.
     
  12. timpoblete

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    This year's field jacket isn't too bad. One of the nicer one's of recent years. Like the skirt and the shape and length of the pocket flaps.

    My favorite version (FW07):

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  13. canstyleace

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    First one is the dark navy cavalry twill, theres also a nice khaki iridescent cotton twill this season, and that light grey should look closer to charcoal in person.
     
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  14. Drinkwaters

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    Hey Guys and Gals,

    This has been a difficult decision for me to make but because of administrative change at EG and my inability to get timely answers about special request for you, I am suspending my service of acquiring those special articles for you. Believe me, it is not because I don't have the time or energy to execute your requests and I have enjoyed making the many friends in distant places that don't have the convenient access but I don't want to keep you waiting unreasonable periods of time for an answer. I would now channel your requests to Nepenthes store and watch this thread for postings from some dedicated members who research the net for styling images and places to acquire those articles. My sincere thanks to all who we have assisted and please keep posted to our EG collections that are arriving daily.

    Gary
     
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    Gary, thanks for all the help over the years in acquiring the tough to find pieces. Hopefully the service will pick up at a later time.

    Oil Polloi has posted an interview of Daiki by Shinya Hasegawa, designer of Battenwear. It's one of the better, if not the best interview of Daiki to date. Certainly my favorite. Check it out here: http://www.oipolloi.com/engineered-garments-homemade-in-hells-kitchen
     
  17. JilSlander

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    Gary, that is totally understandable. Thanks for all the great help you've provided. Much appreciated.

    timpoblete, that is an awesome interview. Liking the photoshoot as well.
     
  18. El QUaG

    El QUaG Well-Known Member

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    timboplete: Cheers for the link to the Daiki interview. Great read. The below excerpt struck a particular chord with me, and it makes sense to me why I enjoy wearing the clothes so much and the connection I have with many of my favourite pieces from EG:

    "That said, I want people to have fun when they’re wearing Engineered Garments. I want them to take part in this world I’ve created. I think with most fashion brands, you pay a lot of money and then you have this ready-made outfit and it’ll definitely look good because it’s expensive and well made. But with Engineered Garments, I don’t want the clothes to look perfect immediately. I think people should have to put some work into it. I think it should only look really good if the clothes match your taste, and you bring something of yourself to it. I think of Engineered Garments as clothing for people who are really into clothing."
     
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  19. JOA

    JOA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, David. By far, the best and most insightful Daiki interview to date. I've been on the EG train for five or six years and, after reading that piece, I feel like I have gained so much more perspective on both the brand and its creator. A lot of food for thought in there.
     
  20. Shingles

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    So sorry to hear this. Thanks for all the orders you've been able to help me with.



    Thanks alot. Do you know any US or EU stockists that carry those? Or where I can find more pictures and measurements?
     

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