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Engineered Garments Spring / Summer 2014

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Drinkwaters, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. El QUaG

    El QUaG Senior member

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    ^ Thanks Catchh, you're all over it!
     
  2. penanceroyaltea

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    Thanks Fycus :) was looking at the brown penny loafers(though kinda generic), the slip ons vans. I really love the brown asymmetric derbies but at 80k yen I think I'm priced out.. :/
     
  3. US Grant

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    anyone seen if the tropical wool Andover, in either blue or gray, has matching pants? i see matching gray shorts at least but am hoping to make this a suit- getting wedding invitations already...
     
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    i have the navy tropical wool andover.. i love it. but i'm not v sure if it's suitable for a wedding? hmm.
     
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    +1, tropical wool is ratter thin and wrinkly fabric ime, depends on the wedding scene I guess, maybe a daytime outdoor casual weeding
     
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  7. US Grant

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    Lorcan, I need to learn how to search JP sites better. Thanks!

    Canstyleace, that has been my general experience with tropical wool as well but am waiting to see it in-person at Jack Straw (no more ordering EG I haven't been able to try on!) There are at least two outdoor weddings and a daytime one at a former garment factory (really cool brick building, exposed pipes) so I could potentially wear it to those- but also going out/work attire.

    I am not sold that it'll work but I love the natural shoulders, fabrics, and fit of the Andover (perfect in Seattle where wearing your 'nice' fleece is dressing up)- though I wish it was a little more more length in the jacket, based on my F/W11. I have found them to be a touch short (and I'm a 36s) in XS. Might need a S depending on the fit this season. Really, I need to try it on and can't wait.
     
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    pretty sure I've mentioned this before but out of many xs andovers that I've had over the years there were only 2 that were longer and had better proportions for a trad suit jacket (read: longer body and sleeves than usual for xs) had both suits actually, one was the grey crest wool jacquard from fw09 which I've long sold and the other is the charcoal w/c twill from fw10 which is more like a 3 season suit down here in socal

    having said that I've successfully (at least imho) lengthened the sleeves on several xs andovers too but never tried to add length in the body, seems too risky due to the A shape at hem and vent
     
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  9. canstyleace

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    found some pics where I had noted this before, here is fw10 charcoal w/c twill suit next to fw11 navy uniform serge suit, both hanging on same type hanger and from the same spot, iirc body length was almost 2" longer and sleeve around 1", while the chest and shoulders were pretty much the same
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  10. US Grant

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    There is part of me that knows I am trying a too hard to shoehorn myself into an EG suit work as I'd like. Good to know about the FW10. I like my FW11 just a touch short but doable. I had the FW13 Uniform Bedford XS, since sold, and that was Thom Browne-esque on me. I like tailored/fitted but while it was perfect in shoulders/chest, the length killed me- barely covered my belt. I know it's intentional and works for some but just not me. Looks like I need to go back in time or wait for Daiki to hopefully swing back the other way.

    Huge thanks, canstyleace.
     
  11. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

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    is it gonna be a nepenthes only deal for the vans?
     
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    FYI

    Today we received.

    S4A0508 / Western Shirt / Black / White Gingham Check S > XL $205.00
    S4A0857 / Chauncey Shirt / Navy Grey Madras Plaid XS > XL $180.00
    S4D0529 / Baker Jacket / Navy / Green / Yellow Madras Plaid XS > XL $360.00
    S4X09A6 / Silk / Linen Knit Tie / Navy Chevron $110.00


    Additionally, we will be in NYC this week to select our FW 15 collections. Stay tuned on our Facebook Group Page as we will bring coverage of our journey.

    Thanks!
     
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  14. Ken P

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    The Needles lookbook is astounding- honestly the best I've seen from them.
     
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    I'd say its looking better than EG. Shame many stockists won't stock much of it.
     
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    Was going to say the same thing, just didn't want to start any fires. While I'm sure this season's EG will provide some lust-worthy pieces, the styling in this season's lookbook didn't grab me as much as they usually do. I think Needles wins this season for me.
     
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    I'm in agreement that the Needles lookbook is pretty great. EG spring/summer lately has been a pretty fun and playful take on things, which is cool, I admire a lot of the clothes and looks but they just aren't my thing. Their fall/winter lines are almost always more in fitting with my personal style and I tend to do most of my shopping then.

    Really, only thing I've loved from this season so far is the herringbone workshirt which has a really nice feel and weight to the fabric I thought. Not yet sure but it may be may only EG purchase this season.

    This Needles line looks great though, definitely fits my personal color palette and they always have some nice unique looks that still seem pretty easy to wear. I wish it was more readily available, the one Needles piece I have I picked up at Nepenthes on a recent trip and that was my first time experiencing the brand in person.
     
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    Yeah the Needles lookbook is really nicely done.

    They do fewer 'basics' - and the fit is often geared towards the Japanese market, so you can see why it doesn't get picked up or only in small amounts. Its a shame though. I'm hoping to track down a v-cardigan for SS14. The Bureau had them in SS13 so one can hope!

    ^Also had not realized Trunk were stocking them now, might have to go check out that alpaca coat when I'm next in London...
     
  20. catchh

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    Love this look and the colours!

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