Menswear: Engineered Garments


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Brian Damage
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7988 posts since 21/10/03

13 Apr 2016 17:31
Nice one!
Doogan
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468 posts since 13/4/14

5 May 2016 18:17
I got the Loiter jacket but going to back it. It's much thinner than expected - thinner than most shirts and doesn't have any inside pockets. Fit was also a bit shit on me.

Might try a baker jacket instead.
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

5 May 2016 19:11
^ Heard a few people say size down..Do you think that would help?

Baker is a relatively conventional fitting unstructured sports jacket. Alot slimmer and less boxy than a Bedford
Doogan
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468 posts since 13/4/14

5 May 2016 20:47
Cheers mate, that's helpful. The baker sounds like it might work,

I don't think I can size down on the Loiter jacket as the shoulders and sleeve length are pretty much spot on. I guess it just isn't the right shape for me.
Tramlines
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49 posts since 3/1/16

5 May 2016 22:27
Doogan wrote: Cheers mate, that's helpful. The baker sounds like it might work,

I don't think I can size down on the Loiter jacket as the shoulders and sleeve length are pretty much spot on. I guess it just isn't the right shape for me.


I don't know why all the SS16 looks like it could do with a good iron. I've been looking at the lightweight Loiter for humid summers but the wrinkliness looks lazy.

Are you finding the Loiter big around the waist then
Doogan
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468 posts since 13/4/14

6 May 2016 06:01
Yeah - bit baggy around the waist and the material is very unsubstantial.
GameOver
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1833 posts since 1/6/06

6 May 2016 08:15
I picked up the loiter in both the geo jacquard and navy pima poplin. Personally really like the more relaxed fit, especially for summer.

Was initially put off by the creasing on the pima poplin but it steamed out easily. Came ridiculously creased. Thin material on both, but perfect for this weather imo. I've also been wearing as a mid-layer beneath an overcoat, so didn't want anything with too much weight.

I didn't size down btw, fits true to size for me.
Tobypricec
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306 posts since 6/1/15

6 May 2016 08:29
Also have the same problem with stuff been too wide at the bottom, usually hangs at the back. If I size down its too small on the shoulders though
zunker
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15 posts since 15/2/16

6 May 2016 12:07
So, the spring/summer Baker - are the sleeves supposed to end at your elbows?
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

7 May 2016 11:09
GameOver wrote: I picked up the loiter in both the geo jacquard and navy pima poplin. Personally really like the more relaxed fit, especially for summer.

Was initially put off by the creasing on the pima poplin but it steamed out easily. Came ridiculously creased. Thin material on both, but perfect for this weather imo. I've also been wearing as a mid-layer beneath an overcoat, so didn't want anything with too much weight.

I didn't size down btw, fits true to size for me.

Thanks both. Have found that sizing down very rarely works, as the cut is intentionally A-Shape. But was wondering if this was an exception.
Had heard the Loiter jacket is exceptionally thin. Maybe a thicker A/W version will hold its shape better…
Tramlines
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49 posts since 3/1/16

8 May 2016 22:20
Doogan wrote: Yeah - bit baggy around the waist and the material is very unsubstantial.

I really like the style of the Loiter but the fit is a bit off-putting.

Any chance it can fit less waist baggy with layering? Maybe for in between seasons.

The thin material is probably on purpose for hot sweltering days like today (27 degrees). The looseness is probably also designed so that it does not stick in humid summers.

No idea how people still wear skinny jeans on a day like today.
whereeaglesdare79
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12 posts since 7/5/16

9 May 2016 01:05
Thats kind of the point of the Loiter.

Its menat to be an unlined casual summer jacket.

There are a lot of lightweight baker jackets this season, if you are looking for something a little slimmer and lined.
Kingmob07
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8946 posts since 11/5/07

3 Jul 2016 10:53
Anyone get an aviator jacket? Tempted by the seersucker now the grey tropical wool ones have pretty much sold out.
Doogan
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468 posts since 13/4/14

3 Jul 2016 11:29
whereeaglesdare79 wrote: Thats kind of the point of the Loiter.

Its menat to be an unlined casual summer jacket.

There are a lot of lightweight baker jackets this season, if you are looking for something a little slimmer and lined.

I ended up getting a Bedford - really happy with it.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

posted 3 Jul 2016 13:30, edited 3 Jul 2016 13:30
Kingmob, I got the green one last year, good jacket, got loads of wear out of it. I sized up though, which I almost never have to do in EG, so I would recommend trying it on first if you can.
Kingmob07
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8946 posts since 11/5/07

3 Jul 2016 13:57
Cheers beedub.
compulsiveshopper
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1208 posts since 12/6/12

3 Jul 2016 16:04
Is EG stuff becoming bigger fitting? I'm 6' with a 38" chest and I swear I must be an XS is some of their recent offerings. I not tried XS, but their Smalls seem to fit huge, and that's allowing for the fact that they're supposed to be looser fitting in style.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jul 2016 16:08
From my experience, having bought stuff fairly regularly over the last few years, I'd say sizing is pretty consistent.
Tramlines
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49 posts since 3/1/16

posted 3 Jul 2016 16:24, edited 3 Jul 2016 16:24
…that is probably the problem.

Beedub has experience and knows what to expect. Well done you - have another dog bone! Laughing out loud

The rest of us who don't have masses of EG clothes or experience ….struggle.

I'm relatively new to EG too and can't find any consistency at all. Hovering between 2 sizes is normal for me now I have a few EG garments. I've managed to avoid expensive disasters (after all, they aren't cheap compared to high street brands) just by being really careful about what I buy, and checking multiple dimensions for the clothes before buying. If you rely on just one shop's measurements, you might get consistent sizing that way so that you can ignore the 'S', 'M' or 'L'. I've never seen EG in XS sizing btw.

Compulsiveshopper - is it the style fit which you struggle with? It seems EG SS16 has a very loose if not baggy untailored fit for much of their catalogue. Which makes sense. Who wants to wear skin tight in humid summer (if/when it comes).

I think I understand now why EG's owner is not happy with shops selling his clothes by internet and asks them not to…….there is no point in engineering a garment so precisely if you can't try out for a good fit!

Only problem is so few shops stock EG with a range of all the sizes.
compulsiveshopper
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1208 posts since 12/6/12

3 Jul 2016 16:44
I've had one or two EG items and have pretty much gone by measurements, some of which have not been all that accurate. It's likely that the stuff I've bought happens to have been the slightly larger fitting styles and it's not indicative of any sort of trend towards looser fits.