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Saturday
Jul102010

Engineered Garments Fall Bedford Jackets

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—01. Patterned wool Bedford jackets.

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The Bedford jacket by Engineered Garments is probably my favorite model, closely followed by the Baker. This fall it wasn't offered in too many fabrics or patterns that I loved, but these two special versions are particularly nice. The fabrics were originally from the FWK collection, but have been made up in these two Bedfords for the EG store in Tokyo and the new Nepenthes shop which is opening this fall. I especially like the navy wool with the red and white pattern.

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Wednesday
Jul072010

Engineered Garments Navy Herringbone Fatigues

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—01. Navy herringbone cotton.
—02. From the Workaday collection, made in USA.

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Last fall I caught a glimpse at the lighter blue version of these Workaday fatigue pants. The decision between the green and blue was tough. However, I think the navy herringbone could be the best yet. While the green is very classic, the added subtly in the fabric and wash makes these pants a great item to have. I also think the pants being navy instead of green lightens up the reference a little which can make them easier to wear for some people.

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Wednesday
Jun232010

Preview: Engineered Garments SS11

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—01. Field Parka, Classic Shirt & Ghurka Short.
—02. Hand sewn leather soled boat shoes, Made in Maine.

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Just last week we were in Florence seeing some of our favorite collections. Engineered Garments was of course at the top of our list and again did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded expectations on first viewing and we're quite excited about the spring collection to come. Daiki Suzuki used an interesting and intricate tonal embroidery as the starting point and balanced it with a very wearable military aesthetic and a nice variety of floral patterns. What might sound like his general formula was executed better than ever. To accompany the collection, a great offering of accessories and footwear will also be available. The leather soled boat shoes are sewn by hand in Maine, and the really nice woven leather belts are actually handmade by the lookbook model.

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Wednesday
Jun092010

Summer Ties

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There seem to be enough weddings and parties going on lately to warrant the purchase of a couple lightweight summer ties. I find the fall season is much nicer with tweeds and wools when it comes to neckwear, but this spring produced a few that actually make me want to dress up more often. Gitman Vintage, Engineered Garments and Alexander Olch are the usual suspects for their shape, fabric choice and colour palettes.

Thursday
May272010

Engineered Garments Workaday Tote

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—01. Subtle contrast stitching.
—02. Removable shoulder strap.
—03. Tough off-white canvas.

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Two things that I really like, Engineered Garments and canvas bags. The Workaday canvas collection has been around for seasons now but the tote bag continues to elude me. It's mostly the price point of around $225 that has kept me from buying it, but it's always on my mind and at the top of my list. The Workaday range from Engineered Garments is probably my favorite capsule collection. It consists of great products across the board, and this tote bag is one of my favorites. I will definitely purchase it one of these days, but in the meantime you will also catch a glimpse of it in our spring issue of Inventory as well.

Nepenthes

Saturday
May222010

Look: Short Sleeves & Shorts

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The weather has been great the last couple of weeks, yet the shorts have only come out once so far. The real summer heat is only around the corner and I am personally after a pair of the EG fatigue shorts for the rest of the season. The MHL short sleeve work shirt is a great summer choice and you always need a pop of color, supplied by the Sperry Top-Siders this time around.

Wednesday
May122010

Engineered Garments Spring Workaday Oxfords

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—01. New colours; Yellow & Pink.

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Some of my favorite items in the closet are my Engineered Garments Workaday oxfords. They’re sturdy, built well and have a nice casual silhouette. The fabrics are always tough and have a nice amount of character and feel. Over the last few season we’ve only seen white, blue and stripes – but this spring there are a couple of fresh colors added to the mix. Not many shops will be getting the Workaday products, but The Bureau now have the yellow and pink oxfords in stock.

The Bureau

Tuesday
May112010

Engineered Garments Red Linen Shorts

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—01. Paired nicely with navy
—02. Nice lining, light weight
—03. Great length and details

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One of my favorite fabrics that Engineered Garments used this spring was this rich red linen. It wasn’t used on too many items but the Cambridge pants and the Fatigue shorts both received the bright tonal treatment. While I ended up ordering the red pants, I am now having a slightly hard time wearing them as there is just so much of the bright red color. The shorts however offer the same pop, but in a more manageable dose. I’m still undecided whether to tough it out and try through the summer or convert the pants into a shorter version before it gets too hot.

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