In the sneaker world, it seems like new collaborations drop every hour on the hour, but this is one that’s definitely worth talking about. Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki has a way of making even the most mundane clothes fresh and new. His vision of Americana filtered through a keen eye for fit, finish, fabric, and a nod to the future is what netted him our award as the Best New Menswear Designer in America in 2008. An avid surfer, it’s not too surprising to see Suzuki collaborating with storied sneaker brand Vans. The Vault by Vans line has always offered interesting takes on old classics from the likes of WTAPS and Taka Hayashi, but the Engineered Garments collab takes things to a different level. Influenced by ’70s skate rags and an emphasis on quality materials, the Authentic LX gets reimagined in a hardy 12 oz. Sunforger cotton canvas and a reversed olive sateen, but the real star is the Classic Slip-On LX, done up in three different colored leathers–the kicker is that both uppers mix up smooth leather with a slubby, unifinished hide. It’s an awesome wabi-sabi twist on a classic sneaker.
The shoes launch on Tuesday, September 10
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Its a strange but aesthetically pleasing trend of late to reinterpret the bullet proof vest. Engineered Garments have released their latest collection, in amongst it this new Down Body Vest. The vest functions with side entry and is made up of a 100% nylon body and goose down stuffing.
The perfect spring jacket as far as I am concerned. Engineered Garments delivers yet again with their Bedford Jacket which you can now pick up at the Garbstore.
The Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2011 Collection is another great installation from Daiki Suzuki, with the attention to detail speaking volumes. Here is a look at some key items, refined and minimal while the balance of subdued shades and bold vibrant patterns makes the collection a highlight.
Taking inspiration from American sportswear and outdoor outfits, New York’s Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2011 Collection offers more than the usual with canvas bags, skinny ties and boat shoes. Fans of fauna would appreciate the floral jackets but the explorer jacket and trench seems to be a hit. Check out the full look book here
Here is an impressive look at the Engineered Garments Winter 2010 Collection with Oi Polloi compiling a few looks featuring key pieces of outerwear. Featuring a Pea Jacket, Storm Parka and Bike Cape this makes for a compelling insight with each piece completed with great distinction. Buy here
Engineered Garments Storm Parka is officially our favourite Parka this season. The jacket is filled with pockets, buttons, and features galore. Oh, and it just so happens that it looks great too. Its definitely a piece that will pay for itself for years and years to come. Pick it up at Oi Polloi