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The Sporting Life Society
January 31, 2008 at 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…
January 31, 2008 at 10:37 am
I love lumberjack print flannels.
January 31, 2008 at 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?
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 11:26 am
I believe those are both Woolrich Woolen Mills, designed by Daiki (EG) though.
January 31, 2008 at 11:49 am
I’d like one for my boyfriend. It’s reversible, isn’t it?
January 31, 2008 at 12:00 pm
Woot woot! Buffalo!
January 31, 2008 at 12:19 pm
On par with Filson? Verrrrry nice.
January 31, 2008 at 12:24 pm
LOVE those jackets. Thanks for posting the link to their website!
January 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm
hot damn, that second jacket is super sexy. uh, and so is he.
January 31, 2008 at 12:57 pm
Beautiful! Thank you for making me aware of this brand – I will definitely check it out!
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 2:02 pm
The second gentleman has that certain ‘something-something’ if you know what I mean.
January 31, 2008 at 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.
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
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm
Love the blue / grey jacket.
January 31, 2008 at 3:19 pm
i really like the combination of utility wear and unusual construction seen in these jackets.
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 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
January 31, 2008 at 4:51 pm
i see now you’re consciously making an effort to show more men! not a bad thing though ;)
January 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm
I absolutely adore the woodsy feel of the first coat!
January 31, 2008 at 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.
January 31, 2008 at 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,
January 31, 2008 at 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.
February 1, 2008 at 5:16 am
Nice surprise to see these on here, great brand!Particularly like the first jacket.And another moleskine appearance?
February 1, 2008 at 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
February 1, 2008 at 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.
February 1, 2008 at 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.
February 2, 2008 at 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.
February 4, 2008 at 4:28 am
The second jacket looks mighty stylish.
February 4, 2008 at 1:25 pm
Is the guy in the lumberjack coat the style editor at NY Times mag? He looks like Bruce Pask.
February 7, 2008 at 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.
March 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm
The 2nd man is the same as the all in blue man in Paris with the pashmina, right?
March 21, 2008 at 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.