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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.