Wrinkled and Cool | Engineered Garments SS09

We just saw the pictures of the fall collection from one of our all time favorites Engineered Garments. Then low and behold a spring summer 2009 look book was in our mailbox. The new collection looks casual, comfortable and very wearable. Everything I come to expect from Engineered Garments, plus I think I own all of the shoes used in this look book.

One interesting thing to note about the new collection is the collaboration with Southwick on a grey tropical weight wool short-suit. Like the shorts-suit or not, you have to love seeing a young cool brand like Engineered Garments look to a storied American company like Southwick for a collaboration.

This first look, the floral pants mixed with the a relaxed army jacket is superb.

Southwick for Engineered Garments. You know this look is going to kill it in Japan and on the Sartorialist next spring.

Comments on “Wrinkled and Cool | Engineered Garments SS09

    TINTIN on July 2, 2008 2:07 PM:

    Now I know what Jesus looks like in Khaki. Is that God with him?

    Michael Williams on July 2, 2008 2:13 PM:

    I don’t think that is Jesus, its Billy Walsh from Entourage.


    Peter on July 2, 2008 2:50 PM:

    love it. these pieces manage to look both timeless and completely modern at the same time. can’t wait for this stuff to come out.

    Cory on July 2, 2008 3:23 PM:

    I just cut off a pair of khaki suit pants to make a shorty-suit. I think now I’ll be brave enough to wear it. And I too have nearly all these shoes … I’m thinking that’s a good sign.

    Matt on July 2, 2008 3:30 PM:

    You say you own most of the shoes in the book, who are the designers of the footwear pictured, specifically the loafers with the khaki suit ? I love the classic look of all of the shoes.

    Robin on July 2, 2008 3:40 PM:


    How’d you get your hands on the lookbook so soon? They usually don’t publicly release it until later in the year. Are there any more pictures?

    The floral stuff is pretty bold though, and as you mentioned it’s nice to see them team up with Southwick. That first coat has been called the “field jacket” in their past seasons, and the white jacket in the third picture is a good looking Norfolk.

    Michael Williams on July 2, 2008 3:58 PM:

    Matt — I wear Weejuns — but I will find out who makes those loafers for you. Are you the same Matt that was inquiring about the shoes from Take Ivy?

    Robin — you seem to know a lot about the collection. Do you have a store? There are more pictures but I only scanned these four or so…


    longsufferingtrad on July 2, 2008 4:06 PM:

    Reason No. 138 for loosing some weight.

    Robin on July 2, 2008 4:27 PM:


    No store unfortunately – I’m just a big fan of the line. I’d be interested in seeing the other pictures if you get around to scanning them later.

    Matt on July 2, 2008 10:06 PM:

    Nope, I am a different Matt, there are alot of us out here. If you find out that would be great, in the mean time I will have to take a second look at Weejuns. I have been looking for a pair of loafers in that classic “penny” look I just can’t seem to commit to one pair.

    In your experience Weejuns seem to be a pretty solid, classic choice?

    joanna goddard on July 2, 2008 10:26 PM:

    i know like zero guys who would wear those floral pants. but i still like them.

    joanna goddard on July 2, 2008 10:30 PM:

    ps. lucky you to own all those shoes!

    Michael Daddino on July 3, 2008 12:33 AM:

    Man oh man oh man. I am completely mad for florals and plaids–yes, I would wear those orchid pants–so I may have to blow some money on these duds when they come out.

    wecouldgrowuptogether on July 3, 2008 7:59 AM:

    i am having faith in american menswear now

    Lindsay Sue on July 4, 2008 12:41 PM:

    If every man wore a short suit, a girl like me would be in heaven.

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