ENGINEERED GARMENTS X BARACUTA
The AW22 season is off to a good start as we are back again with an iconic collaboration: Engineered Garments x Baracuta. You may know Engineered Garments as the iconic NYC brand founded by the Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki in New York in 1999. This is not the first time the two brands work together to create limited edition pieces. Baracuta and Engineered Garments are equally dedicated to making garments that become more personal through the experiences had while wearing them. Both brands dedicate themselves to crafting unique garment constructions all while paying extreme attention to the details, meanings, and hidden qualities behind each design.
The relationship between Engineered Garments and Baracuta is very deep and goes back a long time. Both brands have huge links with the USA, with Engineered Garments being from there and Baracuta setting up an office in the Empire State Building back in the 1950’s, it’s evident they have more in common then what meets the eye. It is a relationship that stems from the knowledge of Daiki Suzuki, the founder of Engineered Garments, and our British heritage which has been important and present in American culture throughout the years, allowing Baracuta to adopt some distinctive traits from there. Through this, the two brands unite again, creating a bridge between England and America.
Engineered Garments wanted to switch things up a bit with our iconic G9 Harrington Jacket. While taking inspiration from this renowned jacket, Daiki is bringing a US touch to the collaboration: by merging one of the US’s biggest icons of the American clothing world, the Ma1 Aviator Jacket, with the iconic G9 Harrington Jacket from the UK.
Many of Baracuta’s signature characteristics are present in this limited-edition jacket, like the famous dog-ear collar with a personalised double button closure, the ribbed cuffs and waistband, raglan sleeves to allow for extra movement and the diagonal front pockets with a personalised button and flap closure. However, unlike the G9 Harrington Jackets, the iconic umbrella back yoke is not featured or is the unmistakable Fraser Tartan lining, instead it is replaced with an onion style quilted nylon lining. This updated lining gives the jacket some extra warmth and comfort, making sure the wearer feels protected throughout the day. Don’t fret! You didn’t think Fraser Tartan would have been completely removed, did you? We are here to tell you it hasn’t been replaced completely. You can find it lining the interior of the internal pocket. Other new features include two inside pockets with snap buttons, which are very handy for keeping your phone and wallet safe and anything else you can fit in there!