Everyone familiar with modern menswear knows Engineered Garments. The New York label’s highly wearable takes on workwear and trad clothing have proven consistently popular—the ever-rising demand for Bedford jackets is clear evidence as such. Produced in New York, Engineered Garments is a single member of the Japanese conglomerate known as Nepenthes. Not only the parent company of several fashion labels, Nepenthes additionally handles distribution, marketing, production, plays a role as a major curator of Japanese-American fashion, paving the way for countless labels that followed. Keizo Shimizu, the Nepenthes proprietor, designs several of the in-house lines and still leads the company that he founded.

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