Menswear: Engineered Garments


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Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

17 Jan 2015 10:35
Not sure about this fanny detail:

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rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

20 Jan 2015 22:57
Anyone else not buying into the hype about EG at the moment? I have their Workaday jacket, which is v. good, but I know people who've had numerous items from them where a button has fallen off or a pocket has ripped so easily. Not just the odd jacket either, it's a few.
Scottishmark
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802 posts since 25/1/11

23 Jan 2015 13:28
Only issue I've had is on the shirts. Button holes poorly finished and average quality buttons themselves. Outerwear and the rest has always been solid for me.
Hanto
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3295 posts since 30/11/09

23 Jan 2015 13:33
I'm the other way. I swear by their shirts. Absolutely solid. Them, Daiki WWM, Post O'alls and Orslow all just as great as each other. Not much experience of the jackets though.
bertoni
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1496 posts since 29/9/11

23 Jan 2015 14:13
Have to say i've had a couple of Field Parkas and wasn't too impressed by the stitching and buttons. The padded vest I have seems to be holding up ok though. Wouldn't go out of my way to buy any more to be honest.
Scottishmark
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802 posts since 25/1/11

23 Jan 2015 18:54
Hanto wrote: I'm the other way. I swear by their shirts. Absolutely solid. Them, Daiki WWM, Post O'alls and Orslow all just as great as each other. Not much experience of the jackets though.

I still swear by the 19th Century shirts - despite the issues I've had which are minor.

My Mountain parka from FW07 is solid..
bruk
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3742 posts since 2/11/06

23 Jan 2015 19:04
Not had any QC issues with any of the EG items i own
Dee
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12066 posts since 22/11/07

23 Jan 2015 19:09
Same
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

23 Jan 2015 19:36
Same. Think EG quality is generally considered to be very good.

I did hear that this season's Field Parka had an issue where the corduroy lined pocket was tearing, but it happened on a few of them so was obviously a design/manufacturing fault.

Don't think a button falling off is note-worthy to be honest.
Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

24 Jan 2015 12:36
Buttons could be better IMO, but otherwise everything I've had has been great.

The thing with the make of EG, as I see it, is it's all very cut-and-sew. It's not about refinement. Loose threads and creases are all part of it.
bernard77
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118 posts since 2/8/07

26 Jan 2015 16:17
I had to get some buttons resewn on a storm parka years ago but nothing since… much more structural integrity than APC/OL etc etc
amin
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1309 posts since 5/11/06

27 Jan 2015 22:22
EG Fall 2015

http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-menswear/engineered-garments/collection
Scottishmark
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802 posts since 25/1/11

27 Jan 2015 23:22
More overalls?

I'm determined to get a pair of those. No idea how I'd incorporate them into my wardrobe!

If anyone has any leads on past seasons in a large/32-34 I'd be interested (I think they were sized S/M/L?)
alwayscrashinginthesamecar
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57 posts since 19/9/13

posted 2 Feb 2015 03:36, edited 2 Feb 2015 03:36
prices for used E.G seem to be coming down significantly because i think collectors are begining to recognize quality has taken a downward turn on some items [also in my experience], - although a lot of it does still maintain high standards - Suzuki really needs to keep an eye on it - quality is always key of course - but especially to this brand and target market i.m.o

it has to be said that the fall lookbook is incredible, fantastic ideas - flamboyant but wearable, if only 1 piece - you dont have to do the whole 'e.g thing', - beautiful photography, best look book i have seen - any fan will find much of it hard to resist, in spite of rumours / experience of quality issues…, a lot of it's supposed to look fucked anyway, probably…?!?
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

2 Feb 2015 10:54
alwayscrashinginthesamecar wrote: it has to be said that the fall lookbook is incredible, fantastic ideas … beautiful photography, best look book i have seen - any fan will find much of it hard to resist

couldn't disagree more - the whole monochrome lookbook is a terrible idea imo

seems completely incongruous for the brand and is absolutely pointless in terms of getting any proper idea of the fabrics and colours
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

2 Feb 2015 10:59
alwayscrashinginthesamecar wrote: prices for used E.G seem to be coming down significantly because i think collectors are begining to recognize quality has taken a downward turn on some items [also in my experience], - although a lot of it does still maintain high standards - Suzuki really needs to keep an eye on it - quality is always key of course - but especially to this brand and target market i.m.o

it has to be said that the fall lookbook is incredible, fantastic ideas - flamboyant but wearable, if only 1 piece - you dont have to do the whole 'e.g thing', - beautiful photography, best look book i have seen - any fan will find much of it hard to resist, in spite of rumours / experience of quality issues…, a lot of it's supposed to look fucked anyway, probably…?!?

Suzuki's WWM stuff always goes under the radar on ebay if you keep an eye out for it.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

2 Feb 2015 11:05
I believe a lot of the FW15 is black, white and grey so the monochrome lookbook isn't as much of an issue.

Never had any quality issues with EG either.
Rez
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8814 posts since 5/4/09

2 Feb 2015 11:20
Anyone here had a button shawl? Thinking of one but not really sure whether i can fit it in to my wardrobe.
mattt
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325 posts since 21/5/06

2 Feb 2015 11:34
Yeah, I got one this winter. Wear it most days in the studio as a kind of cardigan - very versatile, probably the best thing I bought this season
Fuzzyduck121
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1631 posts since 14/12/12

2 Feb 2015 13:10
beedub wrote: I believe a lot of the FW15 is black, white and grey so the monochrome lookbook isn't as much of an issue.

Never had any quality issues with EG either.

the monochrome book is inspired.
It takes the focus off the palette and makes your eyes focus more on fabric texture and the cut of the cloth which works well for the brand.