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2007 S/S Engineered Garments

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Ott, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Histrion

    Histrion Senior member

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    I'll probably drop by U&I tomorrow. Is there a lot of things in small? Problem is I'm a 'small' small, so I don't think I can pull off EG. I know that some size 1 APC sweater I bought from a seller here is way too big for me...
     
  2. Analog

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    Fuuma, have you ever been to Nomad in Toronto? I imagine U&I is larger than Nomad - more like TNT Blu in terms of size of store and stock - is that correct? Nomad never seems to carry enough stock, and one of the sales people there told me they rarely order small sizes... Histrion : I have a similar problem. Shoulder/chest is usually ok in a "small", but I'm pretty short so tops/jackets are usually too long for me [​IMG]
     
  3. Ott

    Ott Senior member

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    I'll probably drop by U&I tomorrow. Is there a lot of things in small? Problem is I'm a 'small' small, so I don't think I can pull off EG. I know that some size 1 APC sweater I bought from a seller here is way too big for me...
    You might be screwed [​IMG]

    EG tends to run a bit big in order to accommodate multiple layers.
     
  4. minya

    minya Senior member

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    Nomad usually gets a pretty decent run of EG stuff, but they don't order many things in S. EG is available in XS, too.
     
  5. Histrion

    Histrion Senior member

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    You might be screwed [​IMG]

    EG tends to run a bit big in order to accommodate multiple layers.


    Yeah, well, thanks. Maybe the APC sweater is just cut large though, I don't know.

    And please, sell your damn jacket soon, its bothering me. I mean, I'd like to buy it but I don't want to spend that kind of money on that now, so its torturing me haha.
     
  6. timpoblete

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    MAC, in San Francisco, will be getting them pretty soon, I think.
    Just got off the phone with the guys at MAC and they said that they should be getting their S/S07 shipment around the first week of March. Don't know if this hold true to other retailers because Gary at Drinkwater's had told me he expected to get his in sooner than that.
     
  7. Drinkwaters

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    Retailers have a window of time for their deliveries and based on geographic location, this could vary by region. Because we are in the Northeast, we tend to bring our product in based on weather and sales on seasonal goods. EG knows that I have an audience for their goods and tend to send them to me early. My delivery dates for most of our Spring/Summer merchandise is March 1st but EG will send me their garments as soon as they are ready. I will keep you posted as they arrive.
    Additionally. I will have pics posted soon of our selections.
    We want to thank everybody for the support you have given us in the past two years since we opened. Although we are not known as a Streetwear resource, we are continuely looking for new collections to enhance that part of our business which continues to grow. We intend to attend the Project Show in NYC this month so that we can find new lines that fit with our point of view in the Streetwear category.
    Again, many thanks and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

    Best Regards,

    Gary & Teresa
     
  8. metkirk

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    What's with the work theme around their outerwear. The whole website looks like it's making clothes for workers with minimum wage. I guess I'm not their targeted audience.

    EDIT: by minimum wage I mean the clothes look cheap. You gotta be kidding me if I ever purchase the jacket pictured on the first page.
     
  9. Fuuma

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    To answers the multiple questions:

    U&I has a larger retail space than Nomad but keep in mind that half the store is womenswear. Nevertheless, from what I've seen, their brand range is bigger than Nomad's and probably more interesting IMHO. Keep in mind that I'm not a post-skater/grownup hip-hop backpacker, which means most of the brands carried at Nomad leave me cold (i.e. Supreme, Visvim, etc.) even though I think it's a great to have this store around (especially considering all the W&H I have is from them).

    EG sizing is tricky as you can wear it as intended (relaxed fit, boxy cut, layering-ready look) or size down for a more fitted look. I have both x-small and small EG garments and deliberately choose one over the other depending on what I wanted to do with a particular piece. Their shirts are supposed to be long and sloppy; if you're at least 5'8" like me you're tall enough for everything I've seen of theirs so far, although the longest coats might not be the best choice if we're of similar height.

    I don't think U&I has much EG left in smaller sizes, especially if you're looking for outerwear (still have some Cloak and Junya coats though, also 50%).
     
  10. Drinkwaters

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    What's with the work theme around their outerwear. The whole website looks like it's making clothes for workers with minimum wage. I guess I'm not their targeted audience.

    Metkirk,

    I will try to answer your your question to best of my ability regarding their direction.
    Diaki Suzuki, who is the designer and inspiration to the collections has an affinity towards clothing that has an" Americana" appeal. When I first met Diaki, it was 1985 and I was then working at Louis Boston. One of his first visits to a retailer in the US was Louis and I had the pleasure of being the person who greeted him as he entered the store. The rest has been a truely wonderful relationship.
    He came to the US to source American products for the Japanese marketplace as he was then working for a Company called Nepenthes that had retail distribution there. In the 80's, there was a lustful desire for the "Americana" look in Japan and Asia. Pendleton, Woolrich, Alden, Ruff Hewn, Avirex, Cole Haan to name a few were the products he set out to buy for his company.
    His passion for these timeless styles have led him to create his own interpretations of those classical models of "Americana" workwear, which to some translate into "Streetwear". Nepenthes is still his parent company and supports all his efforts.
    In the past year he was named to design an exclusive collection of clothing for the Woolrich Company which he tells me will be distributed in the US in 2008.
    I hope I have answered your inquiry and I'm sure now you will now appreciate his much sought after collections.

    Best Regards,

    Gary
     
  11. PeasantLLC

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    There are some amazing pieces by EG for s/s07 that they did not feature in their lookbook.

    I belive the model that they used that people were previously discussing is an artist whose tee shirts EG is distributing.
     
  12. timpoblete

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    There are some amazing pieces by EG for s/s07 that they did not feature in their lookbook.

    I belive the model that they used that people were previously discussing is an artist whose tee shirts EG is distributing.

    Is there a lookbook for retailers that is different than the ones shown on the EG website? If so, could you post scans?
     
  13. LA Guy

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    Gary Drinkwater has some pictures of the S/S pieces he will be carrying that I will post (probably tonight). Both Gary (www.Drinkwaterscambridge.com) and Brian (www.peasantonline.com) carry are good guys and incidentally carry Engineered Garments, and I'd recommend both of them. Their customer base is different, and this reflects in the different pieces of the collection that they buy.
     
  14. metkirk

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    Metkirk,

    I will try to answer your your question to best of my ability regarding their direction.
    Diaki Suzuki, who is the designer and inspiration to the collections has an affinity towards clothing that has an" Americana" appeal. When I first met Diaki, it was 1985 and I was then working at Louis Boston. One of his first visits to a retailer in the US was Louis and I had the pleasure of being the person who greeted him as he entered the store. The rest has been a truely wonderful relationship.
    He came to the US to source American products for the Japanese marketplace as he was then working for a Company called Nepenthes that had retail distribution there. In the 80's, there was a lustful desire for the "Americana" look in Japan and Asia. Pendleton, Woolrich, Alden, Ruff Hewn, Avirex, Cole Haan to name a few were the products he set out to buy for his company.
    His passion for these timeless styles have led him to create his own interpretations of those classical models of "Americana" workwear, which to some translate into "Streetwear". Nepenthes is still his parent company and supports all his efforts.
    In the past year he was named to design an exclusive collection of clothing for the Woolrich Company which he tells me will be distributed in the US in 2008.
    I hope I have answered your inquiry and I'm sure now you will now appreciate his much sought after collections.

    Best Regards,

    Gary


    Thanks for your info, much appreciated. Still it is a personal taste of mine that I don't like garments that look old and worn, I don't like work wear either, to be honest I think the Americana work wear is way over played on this forum. Not that I look down to the quality of these garments, I'm sure they're well made. However, for some reasons I don't like to associate myself with the look of construction worker which is the impression I got when I saw the pieces) Yes I'm very picky/bitchy and best wishes to Diaki's business [​IMG]
     
  15. denimdestroyedmylife

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    awesome post, gary. will be on the lookout for woolrich in 2008.

    i'm into the utilitarian/workwear (anti?)aesthetic----EG does it very well.
     
  16. Fuuma

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    awesome post, gary. will be on the lookout for woolrich in 2008.

    i'm into the utilitarian/workwear (anti?)aesthetic----EG does it very well.


    I'm a style shizophrenic, it's either rock tinted conceptual fashion OR utilitarian workwear (aside from the shoes, don't like any of that style). I must say EG is a label that releases garments that just stay in your rotation forever and that says something.
     
  17. Analog

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    ...U&I has a larger retail space than Nomad but keep in mind that half the store is womenswear. Nevertheless, from what I’ve seen, their brand range is bigger than Nomad’s and probably more interesting IMHO. Keep in mind that I’m not a post-skater/grownup hip-hop backpacker, which means most of the brands carried at Nomad leave me cold (i.e. Supreme, Visvim, etc.) even though I think it’s a great to have this store around (especially considering all the W&H I have is from them).
    Moi aussi
    ...Their shirts are supposed to be long and sloppy; if you’re at least 5’8” like me you’re tall enough for everything I’ve seen of theirs so far, although the longest coats might not be the best choice if we’re of similar height.
    Thanks for the tip.
     
  18. timpoblete

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    Gary Drinkwater has some pictures of the S/S pieces he will be carrying that I will post (probably tonight)...
    Interested in seeing what Gary's going to be carrying. Update on the pics? [​IMG]
     
  19. timpoblete

    timpoblete Senior member

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    Fuuma Senior member

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    I really like the cut of their hoodies, never tried them on though, maybe I should. How would you compare them to W+H slim fit un term of well, fit.
     

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