Engineered Garments Work Shirt
Creating clothing in that grey area between casual and formal, EG accomplishes the difficult task of making things that dress up or down easily. Versatile styling and detail rich, there are few brands that can pull off what EG does with finesse.
We’re perpetually excited to see what Engineered Garments is going to release every season. There are always some new things in the mix - special pieces that stand out and make statements - but the backbone of every collection is a core of EG originals in new colors, fabrics and patterns. Each one is the gold standard for its type.
This feature is part of a series that highlights Engineered Garments' signature pieces...
Many seasons of Engineered Garments Work Shirt in a variety of fabrics and patterns.
FIT & DRAPE:
Traditional, boxier workwear fit. Comfortable cut for easy movement that works almost like a shirt jacket.
Runs a bit longer like traditional shirting with a rounded hem that rises up to side gussets. These gussets were originally introduced (many decades ago) to keep this style of shirt tucked in while still allowing a lot of movement throughout the workday without needing to fuss it back down.
The cigarette pocket that first appeared in the 1930 is dug out of the historical dustbin and sits on the left chest for right-handed easy access. It’s an expanding pocket with extra folds of fabric to open like an accordion with a peaked button closure so you can pull a cig out without dropping the pack when you bend over. The other chest pocket is a large notepad pocket with a pencil slot; notably longer than what you’d typically see today, it was made for the traditional construction logbooks that were popular in the 40s.
ARM & SHOULDER FIT:
Relaxed arm and shoulder with a reinforced elbow and large barrel cuff.
NOTES & STYLE POINTS:
There’s a lot of pre-industrial shirting design incorporated into EG’s Work Shirt. The design may look a little askew today, but wasn’t uncommon in the first half of the 20th century. In many seasons, EG uses an odd colored final button on the placket to denote the season it is from.
Wear it as a shirt or jacket. Either way, get back to work in it.