Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Engineered Garments

Engineered Garments’ founder Daiki Suzuki is the man behind every curtain for nearly two decades. Never far from his side, the company's spokesperson, Angelo Urrutia, is the man who can elaborate at length about the designer's seasonal concepts. Or non-concepts, as it were, as this collection was. "This season is about going back to our core and staying loyal to our customers", he demurred at the label's Garment District showroom. "Basically tweaking the items they love". That, for Engineered Garments, has always been workwear -essentially updated jeans, overalls, field jackets, and assorted outdoor apparel, often laundered for a rumpled, worn-in feel. Sometimes there are very clear shout-outs to classic American sportswear labels, like Carhartt or Wrangler, or sometimes a subtle nod to Ivy League or the art world, as in Ralph Lauren Western shirts or Paul Smith polka dots. Daiki Suzuki is hardly guarded about his influences or, for that matter, the provenance of his fabrics -for example, classic prospector denim that hails from Levi's supplier of a 100-plus years or other workwear materials sourced from Woolrich Woolen Mills in Pennsylvania, where the designer formerly served as creative director. A couple of tonal tiki prints did manage to make it into Spring, but that was the exception in a collection otherwise ruled by familiar EG markers : chesterfields with snap-on hood, dovetail parkas, anoraks in coated linen, painter's pants in corduroy, knit blazers with shorts, rounded collars and corners, zip and button vests, dickies on shirtfronts, bucket hats, mismatched socks, the occasional madras or seersucker, and always a darkish palette of worker blue, mud gray, and army khaki. The idea is that every piece is tested and trusted -much considered and highly detailed, but nothing fancy.

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