• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • Epaulet x Styleforum Alpine Loden Collection

    Loden wool, woven in Tirol for centuries, is known for its resistance to cold and wetness. Our project in collaboration with Epaulet introduces Alpine Loden, a modern 18oz fabric blend of 75% merino wool and 25% nylon, woven in Italy. It's lighter, more durable, wind-resistant, and more comfortable than traditional Loden fabric. Partnering with Rochester Tailored Clothing, we offer custom garments like sportcoats, suits, and overcoats, made to your specifications. Learn more about the Loden collection here.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

illiterate

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Messages
710
Reaction score
823
Outside of the Nepenthes family, off the top of my head, there's Monitaly, Post Overalls, Kaptain Sunshine, ts(s), OrSlow, S H Shirt, Auralee, Casey Casey, Margaret Howell, Evan Kinori, Nigel Cabourn, Arpenteur, Universal Works, to name a few in no particular order
I love Margaret Howell but always amused by how long their sleeves are sometimes.
 

blackcheer

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2016
Messages
397
Reaction score
614
I love Margaret Howell but always amused by how long their sleeves are sometimes.
I'm not that familiar with MH. I have a couple of their knits and love them. The sleeves are a bit long, but I have long arms, so it works out, and I just roll them up once. The few other things I've tried on didn't fit me at all

I love EG's loiter. The boxier fit works well for me because I have broad shoulders for my height. When it comes to alternatives, the two items in my closet that I think are comparable are a RandT studio jacket, a Monitaly jail jacket, an orSlow pajama shirt from a few years ago, and an orSlow "light simple work jacket" from this season.
 

blackcheer

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2016
Messages
397
Reaction score
614
This is a first. I'm guessing it's custom.

i-img891x1200-1716453408m2mvuq217907.jpg
i-img1200x800-1716453414re183k213559.jpg
i-img1200x800-1716453418g8crew215967.jpg

Available here, if anyone's interested:
 

illiterate

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Messages
710
Reaction score
823
I'm not that familiar with MH. I have a couple of their knits and love them. The sleeves are a bit long, but I have long arms, so it works out, and I just roll them up once. The few other things I've tried on didn't fit me at all

I love EG's loiter. The boxier fit works well for me because I have broad shoulders for my height. When it comes to alternatives, the two items in my closet that I think are comparable are a RandT studio jacket, a Monitaly jail jacket, an orSlow pajama shirt from a few years ago, and an orSlow "light simple work jacket" from this season.
Yeah, nothing beats the loiter for me. Just the right amount of formal & casual for my office job.
 

blackcheer

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2016
Messages
397
Reaction score
614
Am i the only one that is starting to grow extremly bored by EG's (very) poor quality the 2 last seasons ?

Bought 2 deck pants in double cloth. navy and olive.
I barely worn them.They went through one cold wash and man... the color is just washing off.
Its not even fading at this point. its just plain white stains on the center of the thighs.

Im starting to see the same pattern with a heavy twill loiter jacket from 2 years ago.

I know EG's quality standards have downgraded, in every sense but I fear they've reached a step that I didnt expect them to be comfortable to go with.
I still love the design and the fit but lets face it, its becoming cheap.
Flogging a dead horse, but here's another example of how double cloth fades, showing similar wear lines

 
Last edited:

noob in 89

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 28, 2010
Messages
11,340
Reaction score
15,642
Oh no…I thought that was from washing and ironing too much. (I have no choice as I can’t do the freewheeling wrinkled look at work.) Bummer.
 

Cil

Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2023
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
Hey all - I've got a bush shirt that I'm a fan of, but at 5'7" I find it pretty hard to wear without it being slightly too 'out there' due to the length. However, pinning it up renders something similar to the cagoule shirt, looks good (to me) and I'm confident I could shorten and re-hem successfully. My question is whether altering a (non-leg wear, since that's commonly accepted) EG piece is:
  1. Sacrilege to the original vision.
  2. Part of the original vision 'There are many ways...'
  3. Just fine and I'm thinking way too deeply into this.
Thoughts?
 

noob in 89

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 28, 2010
Messages
11,340
Reaction score
15,642
Hey all - I've got a bush shirt that I'm a fan of, but at 5'7" I find it pretty hard to wear without it being slightly too 'out there' due to the length. However, pinning it up renders something similar to the cagoule shirt, looks good (to me) and I'm confident I could shorten and re-hem successfully. My question is whether altering a (non-leg wear, since that's commonly accepted) EG piece is:
  1. Sacrilege to the original vision.
  2. Part of the original vision 'There are many ways...'
  3. Just fine and I'm thinking way too deeply into this.
Thoughts?


If you like the way it looks, do it!
 

Beedub

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2014
Messages
342
Reaction score
346
Some photos of it worn could be helpful?
I’m quite fortunate in that I’ve almost never needed to adjust the fit of EG items, trousers get cuffed once or twice but that’s about it. There have been exceptions however, I’ve had the sleeves on an old flannel work shirt shortened and removed some hammer loops from a pair of carpenter-style pants that seemed to have an excessive amount of them.
I’d be wary of making major alterations if you have doubts about the item though- in my experience those doubts will mean you pick out other things over that each time you’re considering wearing it and if you decide to move it on, you’ll struggle if you’ve made significant changes to it.
 

Drinkwaters

OG
Affiliate Vendor
Joined
Nov 1, 2004
Messages
2,521
Reaction score
1,495
I assume we'll see SS25 sometime next week at Paris Fashion Week. I've warmed up to SS24 after being initially iffy about it.
I will post the SS25 lookbook but only after the Paris showing.
 

Cil

Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2023
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
Some photos of it worn could be helpful?
I’m quite fortunate in that I’ve almost never needed to adjust the fit of EG items, trousers get cuffed once or twice but that’s about it. There have been exceptions however, I’ve had the sleeves on an old flannel work shirt shortened and removed some hammer loops from a pair of carpenter-style pants that seemed to have an excessive amount of them.
I’d be wary of making major alterations if you have doubts about the item though- in my experience those doubts will mean you pick out other things over that each time you’re considering wearing it and if you decide to move it on, you’ll struggle if you’ve made significant changes to it.
Yeah, I agree on many of those points. I’ve had things before where I haven’t been sure, altered it and then regretted it.
This time though, I felt fully sure… and I‘ve done it. I’m very happy with it and have been wearing it constantly the last few days. Apologies for the low quality photos!
IMG_0123.jpeg
 

Featured Sponsor

Invisible Socks: Convenience or Curse?

  • Convenience

  • Curse


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
511,861
Messages
10,635,973
Members
225,764
Latest member
BrooklynBob
Top