Engineered Garments SS 16

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  1. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    Besides Vans and New Balance, I think the following pair well: Yuketen, Trickers, McKinlays, Victory sneakers (sold at Nepenthes), Needles footwear, Quoddy, Paraboot, Birkenstocks (but I would never wear them), Danners, etc.
     


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    So, I have started to focus a bit on SS16. I think there are some good pieces in this collection. But what is absent are the truly standout loud patterns. Yes, there are the big plaids that are common for Spring/Summer, but we don't have anything like the bird print or the "Hippy" patterns from 2 years ago.

    The Dolphin pattern is pretty good, but I am not sure what I am going to get with it. Don't think the Aviator, not sure I would wear it in the Baker. Maybe the trousers? I like the Daisy pattern (especially the colors) and I am looking forward to seeing it in the Bedford. The diagonal batik print is just OK. Am I missing anything?
     
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  3. pe3brain

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    Thanks everyone for the brand ideas! I hve some yuketen ripple soles that might work really well and I'll look into the other brands mentioned. I currently have some brown rancourt ranger "blucher" mocs that need to be resoled, so I might put a white vibram sole to make them more chunky ala the Oakstreet bootmakers trail oxford.
     


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    The Yuketen ripples will work.
     


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    You should also consider Paraboot.
     


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    tobiasfunke Senior member

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    I love the styling of Paraboot, and everyone vouches for their quality, but the one thing that's keeping me from pulling the trigger is that damn tag. Has anyone tried removing it? Is it possible to completely remove it without damaging the shoe? I'm looking that Chambord, specifically.
     
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    Depends on your outfit / context. So much choice really. For morning dog walking / comfort i like Adidas ultra boosts paired with fleece Leisure pants + Ground jacket. With fatigue pants anything goes really : Vans / boots / converse / stan smith.
     


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    Pull the trigger and we'll remove the tag. We do it for those who have your concerns. A very sharp razor blade does the trick. We also install them for those who get polish on them.
     


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    gary, how much do the Chambord's run? also, always wary of purchasing shoes without trying on...do Chambord's run wide, narrow? I'm familiar with Alden's barrie last - do chambor's compare in sizing? much obliged
     


  10. bry2000

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    I usually don't like branding on my clothes/shoes, but the Paraboot logo on the shoes does not bother me. I have not tried to remove it and probably will not. Chambord is my favorite Paraboot model. If you can figure out your sizing, I would recommend them. FYI, I am a full size down from my typical US size and a half size down from my Barrie size.
     


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    Most footwear works well with EG, provided it's not too technical (Though I bet with a casual fit you could totally make a Flyknit or something work. Maybe not amazingly) or too dressy.

    Something fun a lot of EG fans + the lookbooks will do is dress down those crazy dandy outfits with some very down to earth footwear. It's a strange formality clash that totally works - take a blazer like the Andover along with a tie, but pair it with some shorts and flip flops. Vans Slip-Ons, Birkenstocks, Aurora Shoe Co, Malibu Sandals, all of these are very casual shoes you can wear barefoot that show up in Nepenthes looks. Offered this season are a boat shoe collab with Rancourt, flip flops, and the return of EG Vans.

    Personally, I like to embrace the showoffy looks sometimes and pair my EG outfits with a creeper shoe.

    @bry2000 nothing this season compares to the insane psychedelia of SS14 - something I love. If that's the stuff you want, keep an eye out on the used market for those pieces. This seasons prints are very much made to pair with the vast selection of washed out blues and whites. SS14 and SS15 * did * offer a lot in that blue dungaree cloth, but the white is a nice addition - I've picked up the BDU pants in it.
     


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    Chambord / Marron Fonce / Dark Brown has been part of our core selection from Paraboot since we opened. So, we love them and they go extremely well with EG. Our price is $535.00 and we keep them stocked. All come in English sizing except Michael, which we have soon in Cafe Scotch Grain.
    I would say, not knowing how the Barrie last fits, that Chambord is a true D width and Paraboot's generally like a beefy sock. In regards to purchasing shoes, we always sell footwear with the knowledge that they might be returned for another size or credit. You should always try a shoe for a couple of days in the comfort of your home, to see if you and they like each other. And....for those that own Paraboot, Drinkwater's is the Authorized Repair Service in North America.
     
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    Paraboot would be a killer match with most EG stuff. I think it comes to traditionally made shoes or vintage style trainers for the best combo; no flyknit kind of gear.

    Some obvious bias here, but I wear Rancourt with pretty much all of my clothes, and EG fits very nicely with Maine handsewns (Yuketen mentioned above is a great compliment aswell)
     


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    Yes, any of the Maine handsewns will work with EG. I especially like Yuketen because they make some offbeat styles that match the EG sensibility.

    Nickp, good observations. I missed out completely on the dungaree cloth last year (thought I had ordered it in a workshirt, but fwrd sent me the regular blue oxford instead). I am happy to see a version of the dungaree cloth is back this year. Back in SS14, I was not ready for something like the Hippy pattern, but now I would be all over it. One thing I left out for SS16, which holds promise is the Tulip print, but I have not seen it in person yet.
     


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