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[DEEP DIVE] FA PANT

Welcome back to "DEEP DIVE" where we take a look into the inspiration behind some of our favorite Engineered Garments pieces. In this installation, we are featuring the "FA Pant", a relatively new Engineered Garments item that has quickly turned into a fan favorite.

First released during the Spring/Summer 2020 season, the FA Pant is a variation on the classic fatigue silhouette, featuring drawstrings on the waist and hem.  In fact, the name FA is an abbreviation for “French Army”, the source of inspiration for this special pair of pants. These maximalist pants take the idea of army pants to the extreme. 

The most eye-catching feature of these pants are the multitude of pockets. Starting below the two standard seam pockets we find two inverted-pleat bellows cargo pockets on the sides, expanding enough to accommodate almost any load. There are three additional button-flap 3-D pockets on the front side, two symmetrical front pockets, and a final, smaller-sized 3-D pocket on the left leg - perfect for storing loose change, a pack of cigarettes, or apartment keys. 

However, Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki - who owns a few pairs of FA Pants - doesn’t use these pockets himself, preferring simply to use the seam pockets and maybe keep a bandana in his back pocket. The Nepenthes vision, as he describes it, is about seeing one thing in two different ways. In his words, he wants to make things, “tall, but short; dark, but light”.  These pockets are placed on the pants in an act of creative abstraction, turning the highly functional into an embellishment. 

Containing some of the core essence of the Engineered Garments concept, the Spring/Summer 2021 FA Pant is on sale now.


The FA Pant is available the following colorways:

  • Black Cotton Ripstop
  • Dark Navy Cotton Ripstop
  • Khaki Cotton Ripstop
  • Olive Cotton Ripstop
  • Multi Color Nyco Plaid

Available for purchase in-store and online.