Engineered Garments FW 2012

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  1. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    Truman jacket looks awesome, may have to pick one of those up this year.

    As far as this season being too similar to seasons past....that is basically what EG does, different riffs on a relatively consistent product line. If you're looking for reinvention each season I think you're in the wrong place. EG does what they do (basically what Daiki likes for himself from what I understand) and they don't seem to want or need to do more. Frankly I like them for that. I love their workshirts and I always find one or two more I want each season. I basically collect the chambray ones. If you're getting bored with what EG does then look elsewhere, there are other brands that have an overall similar style that offer some great alternatives (Post O'alls is the most obvious, recently got my first shirt from them this spring and really like it, will probably get more).

    Take shirts for example...EG already has:

    1. tab collar
    2. rounded collar
    3. classic
    4. workshirt
    5. miner shirt
    6. 19th century button down
    7. camp shirt
    8. popover

    That is 8 different styles of shirts (and for all I know I could be missing something)...that's quite a lot of variety. And that doesn't even include things like lightweight shirt jackets which they've done quite a few of. Oh..and I just remembered the field shirt from a few seasons ago...that makes 9 (thought not sure we'll see that one come back, seems like I saw it on closeout just about everywhere)...oh and the western shirt...that makes 10....I'm sure there are more.
     


  2. prurient

    prurient Senior member

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    EG has probably the largest collection of all the brands I follow. Every season, consistently.

    The Nepenthes store in NYC carries like... 50% of the pieces every season... and that's a lot!

    It's insane how much stuff they put into production. And I'm not even counting the in-house Nepenthes brand, Engineered Garments Intermediates, Rough & Tumble, collaborations, etc. Check out the site for Japanese stores carrying EG (Second Stage and DicexDice for example) and count how much new shit pops up throughout an entire season. I say you have quite a few choices.
     


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    No updates yet. They're pretty busy this week and will get back to me when they can. If you call them they may be able to give you an answer over the phone.
     


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    i'm trying to decide between the baker and the truman since both will be offered in grey herringbone.

    the main differences i see for the truman are:

    • an additional flap ticket pocket and welt chest pocket
    • fully lined (vs unlined for the baker)
    • four buttons on the sleeve (vs two for the baker)
    • anything else?

    has anyone had a chance to try on a truman? from the measurements on doo-bop's site, the fit looks like it will be similar to the baker. the truman is slightly bigger in the chest and shoulder to account for the lining. sleeves and length are pretty close, within ~ 0.5".

    the price for the truman is quite a bit higher though: $725 vs $537 from the yen conversion

    if anyone in the bay area sees a truman in XS, please let me know. :D
     


  7. runningfrog

    runningfrog Senior member

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    here's the translated description of the truman from doo-bop:

    "And new year 2012, Truman Jacket.
    Engineered Garments apparently based on a standard model of a very Notchidoraperu 3B,
    Is a model representing the current fiscal year plus the arrangement is not overkill.
    A sense of casual appeal of the three patch pockets. To a sharp image of the chest slash pocket, however.
    Easy to take the balance of the chief, can not be missed, streamlined and made the overall silhouette.
    Well fit side vents are arranged in the back by connecting the left and right.
    Had been digested in the modern, now I want to wear this jacket, is a Truman Jacket.

    Wool Flannel Herringbone use a lot of presence.
    Simple design to fully pull the goodness of the material.
    Coordination is an almighty wearing very active and on-off regardless of denim trousers from basic elegant.
    Enjoy a margin of adult, professional model of your choice."
     


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    like you say there are a variety of different shirts, and there's certainly been a variety of different sizing of these shirts over the years which has been my main concern. As for the outerwear i find this quite disappointing now, take the trueman jacket, basically an andover with a different pocket arrangement & a hefty $ increase. I also find that they mess with the fit of classic EG styles like the baker & bedford from season to season which on a few occasions has meant that neither a Medium or Large has fitted me correctly. Regarding the outerwear it would be nice if they experimented more with materials, maybe offering something with better water resistance as an example, also think knitwear is a bit thin on the ground & not very inspiring.
     


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    mike868y Senior member

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    that olive truman jacket :drool:
     


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    I think the intention with EG is that you have the option to pick up your favorite pieces year after year in different fabrics, but the fits and quality doesn't change. When I got into EG, it shifted my mind set about clothing in general - it made me realize that you really can get away with having a much more simple wardrobe with well made pieces that wear and wash well. The work shirt is the piece that I got hooked on, as I just really like how they fit me and the function of them. I've picked up a few light jackets - and have also really been impressed by the quality of those as well. I guess what I'm saying is I don't think the point of EG is to constantly be changing their styles; they know what works and people can go back to the brand and replace their favorite pieces years later.
     


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    The USN pant looks good in both whipcord and reverse sateen. If you could get only one (either the khaki whipcord or the olive rev. sateen), which one would be more worthwhile? I understand the reverse sateen gets better with each wash.

    I guess it's a choice between khaki and olive after all. Hm, choices, choices...[​IMG]
     


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    Has anybody seen the USN pants in Reversed Olive Sateen stateside yet?
     


  14. slide13

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    Tororo - if you don't have anything in the olive reversed sateen I'd recomend that. Probably my favorite EG pants fabric. The whipcord is cool too, but seems very fall/winter specific while the reversed sateen is more versatile (I wear it year round).
     


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    Writing SS13 orders. Wouldn't you love a peek? Sorry, patience will have to be a virtue.
     


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