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Engineered Garments FW 2012 Previews

A couple previews of the Engineered Garments Fall/Winter 2012 collection have surfaced recently – the first through a Japanese stockist and now another through the Gap Men Press publication which showcases work for upcoming seasons. While the images are small and low quality, you can still see some new interesting details and designs.

EG fans can probably expect the full lookbook to be released online around late June-July.

Update: Honeyee now has a picture showing a new camo bedford jacket, the C-1 vest, and a western shirt.

Engineered Garments Fall Winter 2012
Engineered Garments Fall Winter 2012

Flat Head Bracelets

Self Edge recently restocked a number of the Flat Head goods it carries and I took the opportunity to purchase an extra woven leather bracelet for variety’s sake. The tan version I’ve had over the last year has aged wonderfully into a richer color (compare to a picture from when I first received it) and I would expect to see similar results with my new one.


J. Gilbert’s New Men’s Shop

Over the past several years J. Gilbert Footwear in Seattle has become a great resource for shoes and this last week marks the opening of the new men’s shop, which opened up next door to the original location on 1st Avenue – beforehand, the men’s shoes were relegated to a dark corner, but instead are now featured in a comfortably open and naturally lit space. The best part of course, is that there is now room for more awesome models from Alden, Rider Boot, and Lucchese.

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Checking out SS12 at Jack Straw

Spring is slowly arriving in Seattle and my favorite store downtown has received just about all of its SS12 shipments. From Engineered Garments, there are lots of great jackets, ties, and shirts including the rare 19th century button down in white polka dot.

While Junya Watanabe’s SS12 runway show had some outlandish gear, the pieces carried at Jack Straw are much more approachable (and wearable) – my favorites from this season include a fair isle pattern rollneck sweater and round collar Mackintosh jackets in navy and green.

Very interesting navy captoe boots from Yohji Yamamoto can be found in the back area.

A selection of Dries Van Noten pieces, including several light unstructured jackets for warmer weather.

Not pictured – the Boglioli patch pocket sportcoat in a shade of blue that would overload tumblr. From what I hear, some more great lines are on the way for this next fall/winter as well.

King of Vintage – Heller’s Cafe Part 2

Rin Tanaka has continued his King of Vintage series with another volume showcasing more pieces in Larry McKaughan’s collections – like the first volume, the book opens with a great section on workwear and then transitions through outdoor clothing, sportswear, and then motorcyle gear. The most interesting part however, is the last section on American military graffiti which features items that were painted, stenciled, and embroidered by servicemen.

Get it from InspirationLA.com or Self Edge.

Related posts: King of Vintage – Part 1, An Interview with Larry McKaughan

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Men’s File – Issue 6

The sixth issue of Men’s File is now available, and you can also preview the entire magazine on their website. This one is full of motorcycle related content, but you’ll also find pieces on Hitoshi Tsujimoto of The Real McCoy’s, jewelry by Larry Smith, Watanabe bicycle bags, and Goodwood Revival portraits. Also revealed – they will be publishing a book showcasing the photography from previous issues.


The Winter Tough-Guy Book

A few scans from last month’s issue of Free & Easy, which focused on tweed and leather jackets. Unionmade has some copies left if you don’t have a Kinokuniya book store nearby.

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Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2012

The lookbook for the Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2012 collection is now available online via nepenthes.co.jp, and some early deliveries have already made it to Japan (Nepenthes, Engineered Garments). I will be on the lookout for the Brookline jacket featuring camo lining shown in figure 31.

Sportcoat Ideas for Winter

Inspirations from last month’s issue of Men’s Ex.

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Gary Cooper – Enduring Style

Enduring Style is now out in stores as of today and I was able to find a copy after work. The team at Powerhouse did a great job on this one – aside from the nice slipcase and binding, the page layouts highlight the pictures perfectly without having to rely on text and even Boyer’s essay near the end of the book is short and succinct (if only more photography books were like this).

The one thing to take away from this book: there is much more to style than just clothing.


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