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post #1801 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Ha ha. and wha...? What about James Bond and Steve McQueen?

I have two shawl collar sweaters, a bulky cardigan and a pull over. Love them to death.

I'll admit that I haven't tried one on, and the pullover might be do-able. I just can't see this being the next style trend because only a small percentage of men will be able to pull off that look (which includes studly movie stars with custom cut shawls.)

Look at the models photo in the link below, he is trying to make the look youthfull with the disheveled button down and v-neck shirt with officer chino's, but to me it still looks old mannish.

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...8608/18608.jsp

But hey I've been wrong before, I'll have to see next time I go into a retail store.
post #1802 of 5101
That nylon racer is pretty killer- I might kop if it makes it to sale. The rest is pretty average. I wish they would make the blackwatch raincoat again.
post #1803 of 5101
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Originally Posted by wannabeagiant View Post
In the last catalogue that was mailed out they have one of the crewcut kids wearing a shawl collar cardigan and he looks like the mini-old man version of Benjamin Button. I think the only way to make it not look old mannish is if it's a thin knit and to wear it extremely slim.

I think a slim knit is fantastic for this type of styling and they're out there, just not at J.Crew. I disagree with looking old man-ish. I mean if you style it with an oversized knit that poofs out all over the place and wear them with dad jeans and bobo's, then yes you will like an old man. Otherwise, you can make it a good look either with a button down or t-shirt. Knits and cardigan's have the old man stigma so it's got that working against it.
post #1804 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Vernon-Dozier View Post
I'll I just can't see this being the next style trend because only a small percentage of men will be able to pull off that look (which includes studly movie stars with custom cut shawls.)

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I guess it might help that I am an old man.

But seriously, try it. My cotton shawl cardi is extremely comfortable, great for cold winter nights, or for pulling on over a tee to run down to starbucks. Works with jeans and trousers.

Looking at some of the new stuff online, I think the Mariner's sweater looks interesting. Not going to cop for the 198 price tag, though.

I could definitely use another flannel or two.

And I would have no problem having every one of those tartans in my closet!

I'm feeling an instore visit coming up shortly.
post #1805 of 5101
Old mannish? Maybe ... but the motherfucker looks cozy as hell. Like the water is boiling and he is about to brew the fuck out of his morning coffee before settling in with the Sunday Times and browsing the shit out of the Week in Review.

Hard.

Core.
post #1806 of 5101
Also, I just noticed the new October men's catalog is online (link is below.) This time the models are going from depressing, unfinished drywall to artsy, colorful and bright settings. The main catalog is also up, just look at the bottom of J Crew's site.

http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/catalog...471673&index=1

More looks can be seen here, including an old man wearing the racer jacket. You have to click on each artists name to see their styles.

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/openstudio.jsp

You can see more here by clicking "Shop the looks."

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Men.jsp

All these looks confirm the woodsman and gunmetal are definite kops. And the Belstaff is giving me throbbing boners.
post #1807 of 5101
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Originally Posted by tonio028 View Post
I think a slim knit is fantastic for this type of styling and they're out there, just not at J.Crew. I disagree with looking old man-ish. I mean if you style it with an oversized knit that poofs out all over the place and wear them with dad jeans and bobo's, then yes you will like an old man. Otherwise, you can make it a good look either with a button down or t-shirt. Knits and cardigan's have the old man stigma so it's got that working against it.

Very well said.

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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
Old mannish? Maybe ... but the motherfucker looks cozy as hell. Like the water is boiling and he is about to brew the fuck out of his morning coffee before settling in with the Sunday Times and browsing the shit out of the Week in Review.

Hard.

Core.

Amen brother!
post #1808 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
Old mannish? Maybe ... but the motherfucker looks cozy as hell. Like the water is boiling and he is about to brew the fuck out of his morning coffee before settling in with the Sunday Times and browsing the shit out of the Week in Review.

Hard.

Core.

LMAO. Qoute. of. the. Year.

Thank You Morgan.
post #1809 of 5101
Catalog story line? September models were strung out on their junk habits. October shows them happy and at peace with God after completing rehab.
post #1810 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
I guess it might help that I am an old man.

But seriously, try it. My cotton shawl cardi is extremely comfortable, great for cold winter nights, or for pulling on over a tee to run down to starbucks. Works with jeans and trousers.


I do have stuff I just wear around the house for comfort that I don't want seen in public. This could be one of them because all the models do look cozy as fuck. The only thing missing is a cup of hot chocolate in their hand.
post #1811 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Catalog story line? September models were strung out on their junk habits. October shows them happy and at peace with God after completing rehab.

LOL, they really threw me off. It looks like something for spring. I guess next month we go back to the warm, rustic cabins.
post #1812 of 5101
Yeh, the catalog does have a weird vibe for October. Not very autumnal. Aside from a few old men in it.
post #1813 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Catalog story line? September models were strung out on their junk habits. October shows them happy and at peace with God after completing rehab.
Looks like most of the October catalog models are NYC-based artists... impressed that it features Vito Acconci and Glenn Ligon.
post #1814 of 5101
I like the idea of using these artists as the models, even though it's a bit pretentious. And even though they're not as pretty.

So maybe the storyline is J. Crew had to send away its models to rehab, and had to call in these guys to fill in?
post #1815 of 5101
I'd been thinking of picking up the messenger bag this weekend but after seeing the new flannels and tartans online, I'm thinking I'l spend the money on some shirts instead. I also need another henley or two, and maybe another thin cardigan, esp in a brown or green.

And it would be nice to walk in and find some things marked down, like the cord pants or garment-dyed jeans.
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