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Editors Choice....Engineered Garments


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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Editors Choice....Engineered Garments

Comments on "Editors Choice....Engineered Garments"


Blogger Brett Svatek said ... (10:31 AM) : 

The first jacket looks like someone took my Woolrich hunting coat apart and couldn't figure out how to put it back together. (Does that sound critical?)I think it would look cooler if he hadn't bottoned the top strap...I'm assuming he's a member of the Bloods.
I don't mind a fresh approach to traditional American sporting gear, lord knows our hunting men and women need an image makeover, but I feel that this jacket has lost it's way in the woods. And why the long faces on the models on their website. Cheer up boys, Spring is around the corner...


Blogger Trey said ... (10:37 AM) : 

I love lumberjack print flannels.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

Both of these are handsome, grown-up men looking well groomed and stylish. Forward looking but dressed entirely appropriately to their ages. Love them both. Might be nice if they could get together ;-) does the Sartorialist ever match-make?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

I take it that the basis of the collection is that all the clothes are unflattering and ill fitting? Sorry but these clothes are awful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:16 AM) : 

I like that high neck look on the first two. The third gentleman has brightened up a cold winter day but the cigar must go :)
Congratulations! You were quoted today in the NYTimes Style section today in the Dress Code Column.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

I believe those are both Woolrich Woolen Mills, designed by Daiki (EG) though.

Just sayin...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

I'd like one for my boyfriend. It's reversible, isn't it?


Blogger Luciernaka said ... (12:00 PM) : 

Woot woot! Buffalo!


Blogger reverend dick said ... (12:19 PM) : 

On par with Filson? Verrrrry nice.


Blogger Kristen said ... (12:24 PM) : 

LOVE those jackets. Thanks for posting the link to their website!


Blogger Craig said ... (12:51 PM) : 

hot damn, that second jacket is super sexy. uh, and so is he.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Beautiful! Thank you for making me aware of this brand - I will definitely check it out!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Are they for real! this two guys are so hot they are burning my screen. I love both of them... those cute Mao-esk jackets are adorable, the combination of that wool and jeans is sexy, I want to try it on myself today! very, very, sexy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:58 PM) : 

I like the fabrics and the blue collar 19th century ouvrier vibe, but the way those sleeves are set would make it difficult to actually do physical labor. I'd like it better with a deeper armhole or maybe some gussetting.


Blogger stacy said ... (2:02 PM) : 

The second gentleman has that certain 'something-something' if you know what I mean.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 PM) : 

I like the look, fit, and texture of the jackets in these photos, and they look good on the men. And while the Engineered Garments styling in general is an interesting idea with clearly fantastic craftsmanship, to me the execution is almost comical and a bit too couture-like. Looking at their web site I can imagine Thomas Edison or some NYC newspaper boy from the industrial revolution wearing those outfits. The vocabulary is inspiring, but what the words are saying isn't really making sense. --Tim


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Thanks for that. A bit ontopic on this one: can you give /share some other inspiring websites to look at?

I like your photographs and sense of style, I m frequently inspired by the sphere you portray.

Groet, Elise


Blogger Meg said ... (2:25 PM) : 

I took a gander at the website, and was intrigued. It seems to be selling a point of view about What American Clothing Is Like, which is interesting. Living in Seattle, though, the two jackets in your post make me think of thrift shop lumberjack-y stuff around town. That's not a bad thing, but I wonder if it would make the clothes harder to sell in the American market. Of course, I know nothing about such things and am speculating wildly. I really enjoy seeing the photos you post.


Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (2:32 PM) : 

Love the blue / grey jacket.


Blogger Laurence John said ... (3:19 PM) : 

i really like the combination of utility wear and unusual construction seen in these jackets.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Love that blue stripe, though to my eyes it's a size too small as if he inherited it from a smaller ancestor. (esp lengthwise - the shoulder fit is very West Point and makes him look parade-ready indeed.)

Then again, maybe he's wearing it more as an "outer-shirt" than a coat - in any case there doesn't seem to be room for any layering under there. The red plaid tacks the other direction: definitely outerwear.


Blogger MELI. said ... (4:22 PM) : 

i take both of them. they both look hugable -

wish there was a collection for women. I quite enjoy looking at men's collections though. thanks for the link


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

i see now you're consciously making an effort to show more men! not a bad thing though ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:05 PM) : 

I absolutely adore the woodsy feel of the first coat!


Blogger Max said ... (6:33 PM) : 

I know the hype about this company (it's Japanese and all the clothes are super thought-out), but can't really figure out why it's so popular. As an earlier poster said, the clothes look badly-constructed and aren't flattering at all. CC Filson this stuff isn't.

I'm pretty sure neither of these men are especially rotund, but they end up looking like they just put on some weight and can no longer button the jacket normally. And I know that short jackets are in vogue right now, but these guys just look like they had a growth spurt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 PM) : 

Really love the Jackets, really interesting company, am drawn to many of their collections items.
Also reminds me to get out my old fishing stuff again and check would they be wearable in new context?

I am pretty sure though, the jackets would look better buttoned the other way round, open at the top and closed at the bottom, this would also kind of help to hide the fact that nr. 2 jeans waist is far to big!

sry, but somehow you start to become proud of seeing these small details and have to share your finds with others,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 PM) : 

i'm with meg.
i do really like these clothes, but i can tell you from years of personal experience that this look is easily achieved with alittle persistance for MUCH less money at your local thrift store. at any given time, someone is donating thier grandfathers weekend clothes to charity, and i frequently look at websites like this to remind me what gems i should be digging for second hand.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:16 AM) : 

Nice surprise to see these on here, great brand!
Particularly like the first jacket.
And another moleskine appearance?


Blogger Mr. Badami said ... (8:56 AM) : 

i don't know about these items, but i have a pair of E.G. raw jeans that are amazing and have great little details....let's see if the hype translates into longevity


Blogger Andrew said ... (11:48 AM) : 

Oh another take on the local Army/Navy store, complete with $300 flannel shirts and $250 sweatshirts.
John Varvatos is spinning in his hot tub.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:26 PM) : 

These jackets are of Woolrich/Woolen Mills, designed by Daiki Suzuki who also designs EG in NY. Please do not get them confused.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 PM) : 

I like some of the clothes in their spring collection, but the point is beyond me. Most of them aren't flattering, attractive or, well, attractive.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 AM) : 

The second jacket looks mighty stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Is the guy in the lumberjack coat the style editor at NY Times mag? He looks like Bruce Pask.


Blogger Rafe Totengco said ... (1:30 AM) : 

Love, love, love! Daiki and Angelo know what they're doing. It's "non design design". Looks effortless and has a rumpled sophistication to it. Can't wait for the new season to hit the stores.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:11 PM) : 

The 2nd man is the same as the all in blue man in Paris with the pashmina, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Duh the pashmina is in his hand! Please ignore my previous post, was so focused on jacket and eyes thatI missed it.


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