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Engineered Garments Knit Ties

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—01. Jacquard & Snowflake.

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I'm not always a big fan of Engineered Garments ties, but the knit neckwear they made this fall is some of my favorite. The jacquard pattern especially is a bit more subtle than the fair isle ties and it goes great with ginghams and stripes. It was an item that I didn't expect to pick up, but after a couple wears, I'm glad I did.

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A quick tour of the blogs and it's apparent that the Japanese are giving up the American pioneer look and are now dressing like English gents. How cute.

Whatever next?
October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
I don't think its a matter of next; its a mix of these different aesthetics and genres and not going 200% into one. The mix of mountaineering, preppy, country gentleman, American outdoors etc - that is what should be 'next'.
October 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
That's been pretty much already the case for the past few years or so.

It's been pretty mainstream as the big retailers (Beams, Ships etc) have been mixing all those different styles under one roof for quite a long time now.
October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
^That is what I meant... it's not actually next, for people who have been doing it and wearing it, or retailing it. But for those that have 'fashion' tunnel vision, its one 'trend' at a time only!
October 29, 2011 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
Ryan, do you believe that the current love for classics in Europe/US is only a trend or will last for decades as it does in Japan ?
October 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
I believe that there has been a love for those items in Europe for decades already, it just hasn't been on this scale yet. Shops like Duffer, American Classics and The Bureau to name few have been retailing these types of items for a long time. So I think the audience is bigger now due to the internet, but it will stick around. When we interviewed Beams (read Issue 02), they said it was a 'trend' in Japan as well, but a trend they have been fueling and pushing for 35 years now. With things that are truly good, they won't go away, hopefully...
October 29, 2011 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
I pretty much agree except I would not define as a fashion trend something that lasts for more than 30 years (longer than a generation). I think that it is more like a general affinity and curiosity a lot of Japanese have for imported traditions than a trend.
October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut

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